Welsh Government appoints new environmental protection assessor

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

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

Environment Agency: Climate emergency hitting ‘worst case scenario’ levels

Chief Executive Sir James Bevan said if left unchecked, climate change will kill more people and do much more harm, than COVID-19

Promo emails create 2m tonnes of CO2 a year

In 2020, newsletters received by a UK resident were responsible for emissions equivalent to 350 kilometres in a Mini, new study finds

British Gas to hike energy bills by £97 a year

Around 2.3m customers’ bills will rise to £1,138, the maximum amount suppliers can charge in line with Ofgem’s energy price cap

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority appoints new Sellafield chair

Tony Meggs will take up the post for a three-year term on 3rd May 2021, replacing Lorraine Baldry who has led the Sellafield Board since May 2018

National Grid Gas fined £4m for handing over incomplete records

The Health and Safety Executive found records on 769 buildings were missing, which meant gas risershad not been subject to condition surveys, inspection or routine maintenance for a number of years

UK to set up green finance research hubs in London and Leeds

The research centres will help divert investment away from unsustainable activities such as deforestation and fossil fuels and towards low carbon sectors, ensuring climate and environment are at the heart of UK financial decision making

Government sets out new strategy to reduce fuel poverty

It includes a plan to increase help for vulnerable energy consumers with fuel bills and green upgrades to their homes, with low income families expected to save as much as £500