Scottish Budget announces £1.9bn of investment in green recovery

The investment includes the delivery of a £1.6 billion heat and energy efficiency upgrade programme

UK doubles Green Recovery Fund to £80m to support jobs and create new national parks

It is part of the government’s plans to help kickstart the nation’s green recovery, including the expansion of protected landscapes, increased access to nature and stronger flood resilience

London Mayor launches £10m New Green Deal to support 1,000 green jobs

The fund aims to support jobs in solar and energy efficiency projects and eradicate energy inequalities in London

UK government launches taskforce to create two million green jobs by 2030

The body will chart a long term plan to ensure the UK has a high skilled green workforce and support the high carbon sector workers

Octopus Energy unveils plans to make the UK ‘Silicon Valley of energy’ with 1,000 new jobs

The energy firm plans to double its existing workforce by the end of 2021

Half of young Brits ‘want a green job’

The fossil fuels industry is the least attractive sector to young people, with just 6% saying they would like a career in it, according to Good Energy’s survey

Energy firms react against Ofgem’s proposals for the next network price control

Energy companies including National Grid, ScottishPower and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission have raised concerns about the regulator’s draft determination

Chancellor set to announce £5,000 ‘Green Homes’ vouchers for households

As part of the rumoured scheme, households will be given vouchers to pay for energy efficiency upgrades, which could save an estimated £600 every year on energy bills

More than 27,000 global green jobs lost during May

Across the world, a total of 620,500 clean energy workers have lost their job since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak

‘The right policies can boost UK’s green jobs by 85%’ over next decade

This forecast comes after ‘a rather disappointing year’ for green industry job growth, which saw an increase of just 1.5%, according to a new report

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