Government invests £300m in aerospace, automotive, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage sectors

The Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge’s initial £50 million of funding is being granted to 14 manufacturing projects

Government says consolidation of pension schemes could enable greener investments

It suggests defined contribution schemes have the benefit of being able to direct funds towards longer-term, illiquid investments such as housing, infrastructure and green infrastructure

UK Government sets out new digital procurement strategy

It dictates by 2025, all government ICT suppliers must have made a formal and actionable commitment to delivering net zero

Kwasi Kwarteng responds to our net zero business survey

The Minister said: ‘Clean growth has to be a shared endeavour between government, devolved nations, local authorities, business, civil society and the British people’

Non-domestic RHI projects impacted by COVID-19 granted six-month extension

Eligible projects will now be allowed to submit a full application by 30th September 2021

Disused mine heating scheme among 17 projects granted up to £50k by government

Spread across the UK, located in places such as Glasgow, Belfast, Nottingham and Cornwall, the projects aim to spur technological advancement and help work towards a stronger, more sustainable UK economy

Should the UK’s response to coronavirus take 2050 net zero goal into account?

The Treasury Committee is relaunching an inquiry into the decarbonisation of the UK economy and green finance

ENA and UK Power Networks ‘welcome Prime Minister’s ambition to drive sustainable economic revival’

Following the Prime Minister’s speech, David Smith, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive, spoke on behalf of network operators including UK Power Networks

Renewable Heat Incentive business applicants land 14-month extension due to coronavirus

The previous deadline of January 2021 for projects to be operational has been extended to March 2022, following a response to the RHI consultation

Government launches consultation to accelerate tree planting and improve woodland management

It hopes farmers, foresters, land managers, experts, environmental organisations and members of the public will give their views on the future creation and management of the nation’s trees, woodlands and forests