UK’s jet zero jets off!

A new electric motor will be tested for the British Airlander 10 aircraft to enable zero-emission flights

Strathclyde Pension Fund pledges £20m to UK’s Clean Growth Fund

The Clean Growth Fund aims to accelerate the commercialisation of clean growth technologies, create new jobs and contribute to the UK’s 2050 net zero goal

New standards for smart energy appliances published

The publication of the two new standards aims to support the manufacture and use of secure and ‘interoperable’ smart appliances

UK and US energy secretaries launch global power system consortium

A global group of power system operators and research bodies will work together to clean global energy networks’ emissions

Last year renewables ‘generated more electricity than fossil fuels for first time ever’

Nearly 42.9% of the UK’s electricity last year came from renewables and 38.5% from fossil fuels, according to a new report

EAC calls on government to take urgent action on energy efficiency

The body said the government’s investments in efficiency are ‘woefully inadequate’

Government unveils new rules to tackle short lifespan of electrical appliances

Manufacturers will be required to make spare parts for products available to consumers

UK announces £92m of new investment in next-gen green tech

It has launched three innovation challenges focusing on biomass production, energy storage technology and floating offshore wind

COP26 – ‘Government needs to have clearer ambitions and ways to measure success’

A new report from the BEIS Committee has called for more clarity from the UK government to ensure the climate summit can be a success

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers