Coronavirus

And next time?

By |2020-09-28T19:26:10+00:00September 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Opinion|

In the next six weeks we will find out if we are at the start of a Covid-19 second wave. What we know today is that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK has been growing dramatically from the beginning of July; with the seven day average standing at 2,032 on 7

Treasury Committee relaunches green finance inquiry to examine COVID-19 recovery

By |2020-07-28T13:02:57+00:00July 31st, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News|

The Treasury Committee is relaunching its green finance inquiry, seeking additional written evidence. This evidence is to be on whether the UK’s response to COVID-19 should take net zero by 2050 into account and how this should be done. Corona virus (Image: ScientificAnimations.com/Wikimedia) More specifically, the Committee is looking for evidence on

Government commits £350m to speed up progress towards UK’s 2050 net zero goal

By |2020-07-28T12:55:25+00:00July 29th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News|

Transport, space, heavy industry and construction are set to benefit from £350 million funding to drive decarbonisation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced. The multimillion pound investment package aims to speed up progress towards the UK’s net zero 2050 target, and aid economic recovery from coronavirus. Airliner takes off (Image: Wallpaperflare.com) The

Government support for electrification of heat: Is the UK really serious about climate change?

By |2020-07-28T12:46:27+00:00July 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

COVID-19 has played havoc with much of the building industry over the last four months and the damage to the heat pump sector has been considerable. However, the impact hasn’t come from COVID-19 alone, but from a “perfect storm” of the pandemic, Non-Domestic RHI tariff degressions and the appearance of yawning gaps in government

From dusted-off bikes to electric dreams: UK green economy booms on back of Covid-19

By |2020-07-13T15:16:37+00:00July 13th, 2020|Coronavirus, Electric Vehicles, News|

Pandemic accelerates developments in sustainability from businesses and consumers The queues were “absolutely crazy”, says Gavin Hudson, the owner of the cycle repair startup Butternut Bikes. As lockdown descended he began fixing old bikes in the parking lot of a Methodist church in north London, before moving his services to a furloughed pub in

Build back circular: Economic recovery and a sustainable lithium battery storage ecosystem

By |2020-06-30T16:50:52+00:00July 4th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perception of what is normal and acceptable. It has forced us to re-examine our health and societal welfare systems, and reinforced the importance of the vital systems at the heart of our economies. Green energy is now at an all-time high, with the UK achieving its longest period

A sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could save millions of energy jobs

By |2020-06-30T16:38:04+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation|

Pursuing a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could boost economic growth, create millions of jobs and reduce greenhouse gases. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has outlined a number of measures nations around the world should pursue over the next three years to drive a sustainable recovery. These include $3 billion (£2.4 billion) worth of policy

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