The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published today states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report says, however, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action like the European Green Deal.
The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has further strengthened the Welsh Government’s response to climate change with the launch of new climate change adaptation plan for Wales, Prosperity for All: A Climate Conscious Wales, published last week.
National Infrastructure Commission Wales (NICW) published its Annual Report 2019 on Wednesday 27 November, with energy raised as one of the key issues to be addressed.
The board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today agreed a new energy lending policy and confirmed the EIB’s increased ambition in climate action and environmental sustainability.
The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) published on 11 November the Electricity Wholesale Markets Volume of the 2018 Market Monitoring Report.
On Tuesday 5 November, the Scottish Government announced that Tenants across Scotland will benefit from £3 million in funding from the Scottish Government investment.
The government is looking for most effective ways to cut industrial greenhouse gas emissions, as part of £315 million investment drive to decarbonise heavy industry.
From Wednesday 6 November, 30,000 invitation letters will be landing on doormats across the UK – including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – inviting people to join Climate Assembly UK.
Two competitions aim to help the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the Industrial Decarbonisation challenge, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
UK businesses can apply for a share of £5 million for fast start projects to improve the resource and energy efficiency of foundation industries.