UK low carbon electricity hit record highs in 2020

Fossil fuel production fell to an all-time low of 42%

Belgian firm granted €425m EU bank loan for smart meters rollout

Fluvius, a co-operative company owned by 11 inter-municipal companies, has set a target to install smart meters at 80% of its clients’ sites by the end of 2024

Welsh Government appoints new environmental protection assessor

The temporary position was created following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

Nearly 26% of drivers wrongly believe EVs are more pricey to run

Just 5% plan to go electric in 2021, new report shows

Geothermal energy projects in the US receive $46m boost

Enhanced geothermal systems are different from conventional geothermal resources that occur naturally in the US and are geographically limited due to the need for underground heat and fluids

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers

H2 scheme to create 5m tonnes of ‘green steel’ by 2030

The initiative is supported by Bill Gates-led coalition

Old EV batteries secure energy storage second life

The Australian Government has backed innovative battery technology with AUD$1.4 million

Cadent Foundation grants £3m for ‘green doctors’ to tackle fuel poverty

The grant will enable Groundwork to expand its programme, deploying trained energy efficiency advisors in at least 10 priority locations, providing energy cost saving advice to thousands of vulnerable households

Yorkshire Water’s smart network pilot helps reduce leakage by 90k litres a day

The water company is looking to reduce leakage by a further 15% by 2025, reducing waste and helping customers save money on their bills