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Government to invest £35 million in clean energy projects

26 June 2017

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is investing £35 million in innovative clean energy projects, which it says will boost investment opportunities across the country.

Ofgem subsidy cuts hit small-scale renewable energy generators

23 June 2017

Energy regulator Ofgem is cutting subsidy payments to small-scale renewable energy generators to reduce consumer costs.

Queen’s Speech: environment

22 June 2017

A package of new Brexit laws will dominate the legislative agenda over the next two years, with little time for anything else.

Heatwaves and record temperatures as global warming takes hold

22 June 2017

Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the USA are experiencing record-breaking temperatures for May and June, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

A two-year Parliament needed to deliver Brexit

21 June 2017

With Brexit negotiations now underway, Parliament will sit for two years instead of the usual one, to give MPs extra time to fully consider the laws required to make Britain ready to leave the EU.

Uncertainties about energy investment

20 June 2017

Political uncertainty and difficulties gaining boardroom approval are presenting major barriers to making energy investments, according to 200 organisations surveyed by British Gas Business at a recent Energy Live Future conference.

Transport emissions threaten EU greenhouse gas targets

20 June 2017

Transport is responsible for an increase in EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Launch of EU observatory for nanomaterials

19 June 2017

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a new website-based EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON), offering citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market.

Theresa May appoints new Climate Change Minister

19 June 2017

Claire Perry has been confirmed as the new Climate Change Minister at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) replacing Nick Hurd, who has been moved to take on a new role as Minister for Policing at the Home Office.

Are the asbestos regulations working?

16 June 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new research report which sets out the impacts of the implementation of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.