Net zero Britain: Views sought on role of negative emissions technologies

They are expected to play a key role in decarbonising energy intensive industries, such as agriculture and cement production, however uncertainties and concerns remain

Scotland offers £34m for energy intensive firms to reduce costs and emissions

Businesses can apply for grants of more than £125,000 to invest in energy efficiency schemes and low carbon technologies

Government awards £700k for UK’s first smart energy blueprint

The Cheshire Energy Hub will deliver the E-Port Net Zero blueprint, a 10-year roadmap for a cost-effective transition to net zero, which could see £100m invested in the region by 2025

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Water companies to develop 2030 net zero action plan

International consultancies Ricardo and Mott MacDonald will carry out research to help define and agree a practical approach to the pledge, while also assessing what carbon reduction measures will have the most impact

EU approves support scheme for energy intensive firms in Slovakia

Support for renewables is currently financed through contributions based on electricity consumption through a levy on energy bills

Government consults on creation of industrial energy efficiency fund

It is inviting views on the design of the £315 million Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

EU approves electricity surcharge discounts in Greece

The Commission found the Greek measure and the adjustment plan are in line with EU State aid rules

EU asks France to recover part of power bill reduction for energy intensive firms

It comes up to just under £38m out of the total reductions between 2013 to 2015

EU greenlights support scheme for energy intensive users in Luxembourg

The government will compensate large energy users for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emissions costs

EU approves reduced nuclear levy for energy intensive users in Slovakia

The National Nuclear Fund finances the costs related to the decommissioning and treatment of nuclear waste and spent fuel