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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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Government should establish green pension ‘superfunds’

Government should establish green pension ‘superfunds’: The government should help invest in the UK’s green recovery by establishing pension ‘superfunds’. Think tank Social Market Foundation (SMF) suggests ministers should be more willing to spend public money upfront to support ‘pathfinder’ infrastructure projects and take more risks in supporting clean energy markets in their infancy. Noting…
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Scottish public want raw materials to be used more wisely

Scottish public want raw materials to be used more wisely: Almost nine out of ten Scottish people want raw materials to be used more wisely. A recent survey by campaign group Scottish Environment Link result, shows 78% of the Scottish public agree the government should introduce a raw material target to reduce the amount used.…
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ScottishPower joins pledge to help vulnerable communities

ScottishPower joins pledge: ScottishPower has joined the C-19 Business Pledge, which is a national initiative to support vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 crisis. The firm has introduced several offerings to help households and businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. For customers who are struggling financially the energy supplier has offered the flexibility to adjust their direct…
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