£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens

£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens: A fund of up to £40 million is now open for applications, which is aimed at helping the country build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the government’s wider green economic recovery, the Green Recovery Challenge Fund provides a jobs and skills package and provides funding…
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Smarter manufacturing gets £300m booster

Smarter manufacturing gets £300m booster: An investment of £300 million has been announced by the UK in joint government and industry funding to boost the nation’s manufacturing capacities. £147 million will be invested by the government, backed by further funding from industry, to support businesses in implementing new technologies to improve their manufacturing productivity, create…
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Scotland supports jobs and tackles fuel poverty

Scotland supports jobs and tackles fuel poverty: £1.6 billion of funding to directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty has been announced by the Scottish Government. The funding is aimed at transforming the energy efficiency, heat of buildings and to rapidly accelerate decarbonisation and is part of the government’s enhanced Green New…
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£1.4bn of low carbon funding & £100m for green jobs

£1.4bn of low carbon funding & £100m for green jobs: Plans to invest £1.4 billion in low carbon projects and create a £100 million Green Jobs Fund as part of its plans for a green recovery have been announced by the Scottish Government. They will support Scotland’s transition towards a net zero economy and help…
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SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19

SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19: A new pilot programme to recruit people in the energy industry has been launched by SSE in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and to help fill the skills gap. To support people who have taken a career break or are looking to return to the sector, the…
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New consortium calls for Sizewell C backing

New consortium calls for Sizewell C backing: The government is being urged by a new industrial consortium consisting of 32 major nuclear supply chain businesses and trade unions to back the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power project on the Suffolk coast. Atkins, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear, Doosan Babcock, EDF, Laing O’Rourke and Mott MacDonald…
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Next gen nuclear tech development gets £40m

Next gen nuclear tech development gets £40m: The next generation of nuclear energy technologies is getting a £40m investment from the UK Government to help speed up development. Three Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) projects in Oxfordshire, Cheshire and Lancashire, will get a total of support package of £30 million, bringing them closer towards supplying hydrogen…
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Industry responds to Summer Statement

Industry responds to Summer Statement:  A £3 billion green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has been announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. In his much-awaited UK recovery plan Summer Statement, the Chancellor outlined how he planned to tackle “profound economic challenges” with a “historic…
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Renewable energy – 12K jobs & £20bn investment possible

Renewable energy – 12K jobs & £20bn investment possible: 12,000 new jobs and around £20 billion of new investments to the UK could be provided by renewable energy as part of the nation’s sustainable economic recovery. RenewableUK has published new statistics which show that contracts to generate clean power in next year’s auctions could have…
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