Scottish motorists to get 2.5m EV boost with interest-free loans
A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish motorists access to an interest-free loan of up to £50,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Scotland and Wales unite in fight for community green energy projects
The Scottish and Welsh Governments have joined forces to call on Energy Secretary Amber Rudd to re-think Whitehall plans to cut subsidy support for renewable energy projects.
UK to trial 'electric highways' to recharge EVs while on the move
Trials of pioneering technology needed to power electric and hybrid vehicles on England’s major roads are due to take place later this year.
Scotland uses new EU rules to ban GM crops
The Scottish Government has taken advantage of new EU laws to outlaw the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops.
Key London low-carbon heating project dumped over subsidy concerns
A pioneering project to deliver low-carbon heat to the London borough of Islington has been ditched after the renewable energy company heading the scheme pulled out blaming a lack of Government support.
Wind-powered kites could signal step-change for renewable energy
British clean-tech company Kite Power Solutions has embarked on a £10M funding round to support the commercial development of its kite power technology for deployment in offshore waters.
Worlds biggest offshore wind farm project gets green light
Planning consent has been given for the construction of the next stage of the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the North Sea – the biggest offshore wind project in the world.
UK fossil fuels still paid billions in subsidies as axe falls on renewables
RenewableUK, the wind, wave and tidal energy trade association, says figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show that fossil fuels are still getting billions of pounds in subsidies every year from the UK Gove
Scotland refuses permission for Cairngorms' windfarm
Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney concluded the plan does not represent sustainable development as it would result in significant and unacceptable landscape and visual impacts on the Cairngorms National Par
Official figures reveal Energy Ministers' error over onshore wind
RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy trade association, says new Government statistics released today show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British
Study proves European bird protection law saves threatened species
The European Union’s Birds Directive – often believed to be one of the world’s most progressive and successful nature conservation laws – has had a huge impact in protecting Europe’s most threatened bird specie
FTSE Russell celebrates launch of new ex Coal Index Series
Global index provider FTSE Russell has launched its new FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series, a suite of benchmarks that will omit companies that have certain exposure to coal or general mining companies with proved and p
Scottish shoppers use 150m fewer carrier bags following single-use charging
Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has welcomed the news that carrier bag usage was reduced by 147 million last year, despite the charge on single use carrier bags only being in place for the last 11 wee
Amber Rudd lays out UK's policy to tackle climate change
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has delivered her vision for tackling climate change and described how the UK’s approach should be underpinned with a “pro-growth, pro-business” strategy.
Green Deal scheme closes after DECC pulls the plug on extra funding
The Green Deal scheme has been closed to all new applications this afternoon after the Government ruled out further funding of the Green Deal Finance Company.