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Gas supplier tax for green gas production plants proposed

Gas supplier tax for green gas production plants proposed: A new levy has been proposed by the Government to be placed on gas suppliers across the UK to fund the construction of biomethane or ‘green gas’ production plants. Environmentally-friendly organic waste products are used to produce the green gas which will help reduce emissions from…
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Solar-powered trains get new funding

Solar-powered trains get new funding: Solar-powered trains could soon be coming to a station near you… after gaining new funding. Thrive Renewables and Friends Provident Foundation has provided Riding Sunbeams with its first commercial funding, which in turn will receive a minority shareholding in the business and play an active role in governance. The new…
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Green Investment Portfolio launched by Scotland

Green Investment Portfolio launched by Scotland: The Green Investment Portfolio has been launched by the Scottish government which will help Scotland transition to a net zero economy by 2045 and promote market-ready projects that are seeking private capital. Projects ranging from hydrogen development and plastic recycling, a total of 10 projects with £1.16 billion of…
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Ofgem’s RIIO-2 draft determinations ‘unacceptable’

Ofgem’s RIIO-2 draft determinations ‘unacceptable’: A significant number of Ofgem’s RIIO-2 draft determinations and the overall package are ‘unacceptable’ says the National Grid, as they could impact the long-term resilience of the energy networks and delay investment for the net zero transition. The energy network company notes its business plans committed to almost £10 billion…
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Offshore oil and gas licensing regime to be reviewed

Offshore oil and gas licensing regime to be reviewed: The future offshore oil and gas licensing regime policy is to be reviewed by the UK Government as part of its wider aim of delivering net zero emissions across the entire economy by 2050. The government review is to ensure that it has the necessary information…
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Nuclear industry says costs could be cut by 30% by 2030

Nuclear industry says costs could be cut by 30% by 2030: The costs of building new power plants could be slashed by as much as 30% by 2030 says the UK’s nuclear industry. Working as part of the government-backed Nuclear Sector Deal, a cross-industry team has set out the key factors it says are necessary…
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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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UK retains its status as biggest offshore wind market

UK retains its status as biggest offshore wind market: For the first six months of 2020 the UK has retained its dominant place in the global offshore wind market. The World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has recently reported, with more than 10GW of cumulative installed capacity, with which it suggests the country kept the top…
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Scottish low carbon investment fast-tracked

Scottish low carbon investment fast-tracked: Plans to fast-track funding for low carbon projects to support the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic have been announced by the Scottish Government. The Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund will receive the majority of the investment in the coming year to support the start of construction on shovel-ready…
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‘UK’s first’ plastic-to-hydrogen project goes ahead

‘UK’s first’ plastic-to-hydrogen project goes ahead: What claims to be the ‘UK’s first plastic-to-hydrogen facility will soon be calling Cheshire its home. The developer Peel L&P Environmental has launched the engineering design phase to start work to create hydrogen from plastic waste, which could be used to fuel cars, buses and heavy good vehicles (HGVs).…
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