Birmingham secures £4.5m to boost active travel

The funding will support new pop-up cycle lanes and walking infrastructure

EV rapid charge-points increase by 37% in 2020

Official figures show nearly 1,288 more EV charging devices were available in the fourth quarter of 2020

Bats bat-tered by wind turbines

Common pipistrelle bats are attracted to spinning turbines and can then get maimed or killed

Planned hydrogen projects lift off in Europe

Planned or announced projects are almost double those currently operating says report

Lower Thames Crossing emissions figures released in Freedom of Information request

Environmentalists claim the proposed tunnel project is at odds with Boris Johnson’s pledge to cut the UK’s emissions by 68% against 1990 levels by 2030

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RIIO-2 price control: Energy Networks Association responds

David Smith, CEO of the ENA said: ‘Achieving net zero emissions requires sustained investment, innovation and a supportive and forward-looking regulatory regime’

Ofgem finalises RIIO-2 price control to direct £40m of funding into electricity network

Approximately £30bn will help establish a ‘stronger, greener and fairer GB energy system’, while more than £10m will be held on standby to pay for future green energy projects

SSEN deploys drones to inspect electricity infrastructure

Its partnership with Cyberhawk sees the use of drones to visualise power infrastructure from the rural Cotswolds to the urban areas of West London, without intrusion or inconvenience to customers

IEA: ‘Security of supply must be guaranteed during global energy transition’

A new report stresses actions must be taken at the technical, economic and political levels to ensure the world’s energy supplies remain secure as the sector undergoes its transition to a cleaner and smarter model

Northern Ireland turns down SSE proposal for 118MW wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister said the environmental benefits of the proposal would not outweigh the harm to an area of natural beauty