Government backs research on the link between nature and mental health

Seven centres will test how to support patients using green activities, including walking and cycling and tree planting

Pandemic pushes ‘600,000 more energy customers into debt’

The average amount owed by those who haven’t come to a repayment arrangement with their supplier stands at £760 for electricity and £605 for gas

Coronavirus drives plague of waste with 102 plastic masks binned every week in UK alone

The North London Waste Authority says this shocking side effect of the coronavirus pandemic is ‘creating a huge new plastic pollution problem’

Covid-19 restrictions ‘likely to have caused 7% fall in smart meter installations last month’

All UK regions indicated similar decreases in installations when compared with October’s figures, according to a report

Household bills could rise by £21 as Ofgem considers increasing energy price cap

The regulator is consulting on its proposals to recover debt-related costs that have resulted due to the coronavirus pandemic

Conserving tropical peatlands ‘is vital to protecting humans from infectious disease’

An international study team led by the University of Exeter suggests protecting such areas could even reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Rockefeller Foundation commits $1bn for green recovery from COVID-19

The funding will be used to scale distributed renewable energy across developing countries

Yorkshire Water testing sewage to identify potential new outbreaks of COVID-19

The results will help researchers understand the presence of COVID-19 in the population, including those who are asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic

Helping you through uncertain times

The world of energy has changed radically since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week the Prime Minister announced a three-tier Covid alert system, which could affect many businesses once again.

ExxonMobil to cut up to 1,600 jobs across European operations

The oil and gas giant says the jobs cuts are due to ‘reorganisational’ changes to reduce costs and improve efficiency

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