BT offers renewable-energy tariff to customers with Good Energy partnership
As part of an ongoing initiative to help customers cut carbon emissions alongside operational reductions, BT has inked a new energy bill contract that offers discounts for consumers to switch to a renewable energy tariff.
Heavy industry to get £100m exemption from low-carbon levy
Energy intensive industries will see their annual bills cut by £100 million under plans to exempt them from the majority of the costs of the contracts for difference (CfD) scheme.
UK climate targets 'will raise household energy bills by £100 in a decade'
The cost of supporting new windfarms and nuclear power stations to meet the UK's carbon targets will add nearly £100 to the average household energy bill by the end of the next decade, according to a government adviser.
Zero carbon emissions target to be enshrined in UK law
The UK will enshrine in law a long-term goal of reducing its carbon emissions to zero, as called for in last year's historic Paris climate deal.
Shadow Energy Minister calls for national CCS strategy
Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead has renewed his calls for a national carbon capture and storage (CCS) strategy, following the Government's last-minute decision in November to axe a £1bn competition for CCS pilot projects.
NHS Trust to save £1.9m a year with energy efficiency upgrade
Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester is expected to slash £1.9m from its annual energy bill thanks to a new efficiency programme part-funded by the Green Investment Bank (GIB).
Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan
The National Audit Office is to investigate George Osborne's decision to scrap a £1bn prototype carbon capture scheme which cost the taxpayer at least £60m, a letter seen by the Guardian shows.
7 questions George Osborne didn't answer in his Spending Review
Chancellor George Osborne spoke for an hour and the Government released a 154-page document detailing the changes made to Britain's economic plan today, but when it comes to green policy, there STILL seems to be more questions than answers.
Subsidy grace period could allow for another 3GW of onshore wind
The Government has confimed it will grant a 'grace period' after the closure of the Renewables Obligation subsidy in April that could allow another 2.9GW of onshore wind energy capacity to be built in the UK.
Government advocates CCS despite Drax dropout
The UK Government has reiterated its support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, after energy giant Drax pulled out the UK's flagship project.
Onshore wind investors put off by punitive policies
More than half of the major sources of project finance for renewable energy developers say they will not lend to onshore wind projects in the UK until there is more clarity around subsidies.
Oil and gas majors could be forced to pay for CCS in the UK
Companies that import or extract oil and gas in the UK could be forced to pay for the cost of storing carbon emissions underground, under a new amendment to the Energy Bill.
Feed-in Tariff could be closed to new applicants by January 2016
The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme, which offers subsidy support to small scale renewables, could be closed to new applicants by January 2016, the Government announced today.
Solar industry looks to Chinese imports to ease subsidy squeeze
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called for the EU to drop import tariffs on Chinese solar modules, claiming the cheaper equipment could help the industry overcome subsidy cuts.
Ikea lights the way with switch to full LED range
Ikea has become the first major global retailer to offer only LED lights, by phasing out traditional halogen bulbs in its new lighting range.
Policy Exchange: 'Reckless' green policies main cause of spiralling energy bills
The UK Government's 'reckless' green policies have added £60 to the average household energy bill in the past five years, according to a new study from centre-right think-tank Policy Exchange.
Green policy costs hitting poorest households hardest
The cost of green energy and low-carbon policies are hitting low-income groups hardest, according to a new report from the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
This week of sustainability news was dominated by the Queen's speech on Wednesday and the accompanying flurry of green legislation from the incoming Conservative Government.
Rudd reiterates support for UK oil and gas
New Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has praised the Tory Government's support for oil and gas set out in the Queen's Speech, insisting the fossil fuels must continue to play an essential part of the UK's energy mix over the coming decades.
Queen's Speech 2015: Energy security and climate change on the agenda
Collaborating with other nations to combat climate change and the release of a new Energy Bill to increase energy security in the UK were among the key announcements in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.
Canary Wharf trials two new smart-city innovations
Canary Wharf will trial an energy-from-waste scheme and an intelligent building control system as part of a project to find the best smart-city initiatives.
Environmental taxes will make up a third of business energy bills by 2050
EXCLUSIVE: The proportion of a business' energy bill that comes from the energy itself will drop below 50% by 2050, according to an expert speaker at Sustanability Live.
Government announces 'roaming' solar Feed-in Tariff
Businesses will soon be able to take solar panels with them when they relocate without losing subsidies, the Government has announced today.
Manufacturers support calls for better energy network regulation
The manufacturers' organisation EEF has welcomed a parliamentary report which criticises Ofgem for allowing the operators of Britain energy networks to make "greater than expected profit".
Labour makes efficiency central pillar of energy policy
Labour has released its energy efficiency manifesto ahead of next year's General Election, detailing six policies it would enact to create 'a Britain of warm homes and warm hearts'.
Independent body needed to develop sustainable UK infrastructure
An overwhelming majority of businesses want an independent body to be put in charge of UK infrastructure to encourage stable investment and a more sustainable future.
Government must establish 'more ambitious' energy efficiency scheme
A more ambitious energy efficiency investment programme would pay for itself within 10 years and add £13.9bn annually to the UK economy by 2030.
Global solar market 'could hit 200GW by year-end'
Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations set up during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014 are expected to exceed 19.5GW, pushing combined international PV operation towards the 200GW mark.