Rolls-Royce starts work on ‘world’s largest’ aerospace engine for more efficient flights

The technology is designed to offer a 25% fuel efficiency improvement compared with the company’s first-generation engine

techUK commits to Race to Zero

The technology trade organisation plans to work with Utility Team to develop its net zero roadmap

Government announces multi-million pound scheme for zero-emission buses

The initiative is forecast to fund up to 500 zero-emission buses

Government announces end of Green Homes Grant

A further £300 million funding has been promised for green home upgrades

Government announces landmark ban on funding of fossil fuel projects overseas

A new ‘North Sea Transition Deal’ will see policymakers and industry invest up to £16 billion in renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture usage and storage by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions

Teesside to become home of ‘world’s first’ all plastic recycling plant

The plant, which is expected to be operational in 2022, is predicted to process 80,000 tonnes of plastic waste a year

EAC calls on government to take urgent action on energy efficiency

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

Apple’s green bonds funded a total of 17 renewable projects in 2020

Green bonds are issued to back projects that have positive environmental and climate benefits

Government gives £3m of funding to ‘UK’s first’ hydrogen transport hub

The hub, which is expected to be fully operational by 2025, will bring together policymakers, industry and academia to focus on research of hydrogen technologies

AFC Energy and Mace join forces to decarbonise construction sites

Diesel generators will be replaced by hydrogen fuel cell alternatives to drive down emissions