Volvo powers up electric chargepoint constructing electric vehicle

Auto giant is using electric construction machinery to install EV charge points in a bid to pioneer an entirely net zero value chain Auto giant Volvo has revealed how it is using electric machinery to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its UK dealerships in a bid to create an entirely net zero value … Read more

'Achievable if we work together': How the UK could deliver a net zero emissions energy system by 2047

Influential Future Energy Scenarios report stresses how policy and investment choices could see net zero goal reached early – or missed entirely The UK could deliver a net zero emission energy system by 2047, if business and policymakers work together to ramp up demand-side solutions, such as energy storage systems and flexible grids, use technology … Read more

Net zero battle lines drawn, as candidates prepare for green hustings

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'Biggest electricity market shake-up in decades': Government kicks off energy market reform programme

BEIS launches consultation into wholesale electricity market reform, as first step in a broader review of Electricity Market Arrangements promised in British Energy Security Strategy The UK government has launched a major review into how Britain’s electricity market design could be reformed to enhance energy security and cut electricity costs for consumers. A consultation launched … Read more

How green energy offers five times more secure, skilled UK jobs than fossil fuels

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Nyobolt receives £50m funding boost for 'ultra-fast' battery vision

Battery innovator says its technology can reduce charging time for EVs from hours to minutes Cambridge-based battery tech firm Nyobolt has announced that it has raised £50m in funding, as it looks to ramp up production of its “ultra-fast” charging battery for electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK market. The company confirmed late last week … Read more

ULEZ expansion declared 'success' as London NO2 emissions fall 20 per cent

Mayor’s Office reveals expansion of ultra-low emission zone has had positive impact on air quality, as it convenes further gathering of Mayors from around the world to explore how to improve air quality Harmful NO2 Emissions across London have been reduced by 20 per cent over a six-month period following last year’s expansion of the … Read more

Jet zero: Aviation industry has ‘insufficient plans’ to meet net zero targets, green groups warn

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VC investor Vektor Partners launches €125m fund to fuel mobility start-ups

New fund aims to help support start-ups and disruptors in the mobility sector across European, US, and Israeli markets Tech-focused venture capital investor Vektor Partners has launched a new €125m fund focused on tech start-ups in the mobility sector, as it looks to “accelerate society’s pivotal move towards a more connected, autonomous, shared, electric, and … Read more

Excess deaths: CCC warns UK homes must be prepared for rising temperatures

The number of heat-related deaths could triple by 2050 if action is not taken to make the UK’s homes better at keeping citizens cool during periods of extreme heat, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has this week warned. A report published yesterday by the government’s climate advisors called on ministers to take urgent, cross-departmental action … Read more