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2023/09/29Policy Update for September ReleasedThe Net Zero Hub has released it’s latest monthly policy roundup tracking developments in the net zero space, including strategy updates, funding announcements, policy consultations and more.
2023/08/22Technical Assistance Available for Community Energy GroupsThe Hub is offering subsidised energy audits for groups looking to address local energy needs and security.
2023/08/21August’s Net Zero Policy update releasedThe Net Zero Hub has released it’s latest monthly policy roundup tracking developments in the net zero space, including strategy updates, funding announcements, policy consultations and more.
2023/07/14Net zero policy update for July releasedThe Net Zero Hub has released it’s latest monthly policy roundup tracking developments in the net zero space, including strategy updates, funding announcements, policy consultations and more.
2023/06/07Latest net zero policy update releasedThe Net Zero Hub has released it’s latest monthly policy roundup tracking developments in the net zero space, including strategy updates, funding announcements, policy consultations and more.NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/05/15£65m funding awarded for North East and Yorkshire heat network projectsFour out of seven heat network projects awarded new government funding are in the North East and Yorkshire, with investment planned for Goole, Bradford, Huddersfield and Rotherham.
2023/05/09Latest net zero policy update releasedThe Net Zero Hub has released it’s latest monthly policy roundup tracking developments in the net zero space, including strategy updates, funding announcements, policy consultations and more.
2023/05/03Energy Project Enabling Fund launches to applications!Eligible organisations can apply for grants for the development and delivery of local energy projects. The application window is open until midnight on 16th June 2023.
2023/04/12Decarbonising public buildings toolkit launched!Public sector organisations have big ambitions when it comes to achieving Net Zero – but one of the biggest obstacles is often their own buildings. Many public sector buildings still rely on fossil fuel heating systems or were built in much less…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/04/06Two new starters!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to welcome Louise Jackson as our new Programmes Manager and Kay Wilson as our new Projects Officer!NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/04/03Net Zero policy update released for April!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous month, tracking new government strategies…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/03/24£80 million plan for warmer homes across the North East and Yorkshire approved5,525 families across the North East and Yorkshire will benefit from energy efficiency upgrades to their homes thanks to a successful consortium bid, led by the Hub, to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.1.NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/03/23Spring Budget 2023 – Energy and Net Zero briefing noteThe Hub team have put together a short briefing note outlining the main proposals relevant to energy/net zero announced as part of last week’s Spring Budget. The briefing provides an overview of the main policy measures announced, spanning from…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/03/22PSDS Wave 3c set to open to applications in AutumnThe Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has announced that Wave 3c of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) will open to applications in Autumn of this year. The scheme, which will provide a total of £1.4 billion across its third phDepartment for Energy Security and Net Zero
2023/03/17Local Energy Advice Demonstrator programme opens to applicationsThe Net Zero Hubs are working with The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to fund 2-year energy advice pilots designed to test innovative approaches to providing local in-person advice. Organisations across the North East & Yorkshire can apply toNEY Net Zero Hub
2023/03/15Funding available for community-led energy projectsThe National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund has announced a fund of up to £10m for community energy projects. This will be looking for projects that show how communities can address climate change while tackling the energy challenges through…National Lottery
2023/03/09Case study – Delivering a Carbon-Negative energy system in North YorkshireIn December of last year, York and North Yorkshire LEP completed a programme of work to develop local area energy plans for the region, as well as a series of feasibility studies across decarbonising transport, buildings and energy supply….York and North Yorkshire LEP
2023/03/06New starter!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to welcome John Hart as its new Strategic Stakeholder Manager! John joins the Hub from Tees Valley Combined Authority, where he co-ordinated and authored the Regional Net Zero Strategy…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/03/01Net zero policy update published for March!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/02/15Green job opportunities in Tees Valley!Tees Valley Combined Authority is currently recruiting for roles to support its ambitious new Trees on Tees programme. These roles, which are partially funded by the Net Zero Hub, will support public and private sector land managers to deliver tree…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/02/13Tender opportunity for retrofit evaluationThe NEY Net Zero Hub is inviting tender submissions to undertake an in depth, qualitative evaluation of retrofit activity across the NEY Hub region. The work will provide a comprehensive analysis and understanding of the experiences of those…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/02/07Energy Advice Demonstrator webinarsThe Net Zero Hubs are working with BEIS to fund 2-year energy advice pilots designed to test innovative approaches to providing local in-person advice. Organisations across the North East & Yorkshire can apply to the NEY Hub for up to £2m for pilot…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/02/06Community Energy guide publishedCommunity Energy England, alongside Community Energy South and Lancashire County Council, have been commissioned by the Local Net Zero Hubs to create a ‘guide for getting started’ for Community Energy groups. ⭐The ‘Top 10 Guide to Getting Started’ is…Community Energy England
2023/02/01Net Zero policy update released for February!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/01/12Free energy audit training!As part of the Hub’s North East and Yorkshire public Estate Decarbonisation (NEYPED) programme, the Hub’s provider, Turner & Townsend, is delivering a suite of free online training workshops for public sector…NEY Net Zero Hub
2023/01/10York and North Yorkshire Net Zero Fund launchedThe York and North Yorkshire LEP has recently launched its Net Zero Fund. The Fund will invest a total of £7 million to drive the LEP’s ambitious carbon negative plans, and is comprised of two strands: Project Development Support: £1m to support…York and North Yorkshire LEP
2023/01/04Net Zero policy update released for January!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous month, tracking new government strategies…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/12/14Job opportunity!The NEY Net Zero Hub is currently recruiting for a Strategic Stakeholder Manager to join our team! The role will provide advice and guidance to senior stakeholders on established net zero policy at both a national and sub-regional level. The successfuNEY Net Zero Hub
2022/12/07Season’s greetings from the Net Zero Hub!The Net Zero Hub team would like to wish all of our LinkedIn followers a happy holiday season! Please see our Hub card signed by the team below. We hope you have a pleasant and safe time over the festive break. Thank you for all your support…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/12/06Net Zero Policy Update Released for December!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous month, tracking new government strategies…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/12/02Net Zero Hub seeks strategic funding proposalsThe North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is currently open to Expressions of Interest for its strategic project pipeline. The deadline for submissions is 6pm on 20th January 2023.NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/11/23New Starter!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to welcome Laura Hood as its new Projects Officer! Laura joins the Hub from Wandsworth and Richmond’s Housing Policy Team, where she was the strategic departmental lead for climate change…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/11/14Tees Valley Net Zero Engagement EventTees Valley Combined Authority is hosting a roundtable discussion for local authorities in the Tees Valley to discuss the development of a Net Zero industrial cluster by 2040 and what this means for local government. The roundtable will give LA stTees Valley Combined Authority
2022/11/03Net Zero Policy Update published for NovemberThe North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/10/31Northern Powergrid Community Energy ResearchNorthern Powergrid have recently published research on the state of community energy across the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in 2021. The research shows the scale of community energy activity taking place in the region…Northern Powergrid
2022/10/26Consultancy support needed!The HEY LEP, utilising funding from the North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub, is commissioning a study to investigate pilot models that could support industrial symbiosis and circular economy approaches within the Hull and East Yorkshire area…Hull City Council
2022/10/20Major decarbonisation programme launched!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub are delighted to announce the launch of the North East & Yorkshire Public Sector Estate Decarbonisation (NEYPED) Programme! We are pleased to have appointed global professional services company Turner…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/10/17Net Zero Living Programme Briefing SessionInnovate UK’s Net Zero Living Programme is being designed to help places and businesses to address key barriers to deliver the transition to net zero. The programme has two challenge areas…Innovate UK
2022/10/14Final call to tender!The NEY Net Zero Hub is currently looking for the support of a team of consultants to assist us in evaluation of our Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) programme. The deadline for submissions closes on Monday (October 17th). RCEF is a funding…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/10/13Free Community Energy WorkshopsCommunity Energy South are working with the North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub and the North West Net Zero Hub to deliver a series of webinars and workshops relating to Community Energy in the North…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/10/10PSDS Wave 3b- application portal open!The application portal for Wave 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is set to open on Wednesday October 12th. The application portal and scheme information and guidance can be accessed at the following link: Phase 3b Public Sector…Salix Finance
2022/10/06New Starter!The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to welcome Dr Claire Brewis as its new Programmes Manager! Claire joins the Hub from Coventry University where she was involved in managing leading hydrogen and circular economy projects…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/10/03Net Zero Hub policy update October 2022The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous month, tracking new government strategies,…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/09/30Social Housing Decarbonisation Wave 2- funding announced!Yesterday the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced £800 million in funding for Wave 2.1 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The Fund’s purpose is to support…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/09/26School Solar Enabling Fund – closing Friday!Just a reminder that the deadline for submissions to the School Solar Enabling Fund is this Friday (30th September). Eligible education and learning providers are able to claim capital grants…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/09/26Final call to tender!The NEY Net Zero Hub is looking to work with a consultant to help us embark on a mapping and visualisation exercise of the region’s energy assets and systems. We’re interested in exploring the art of the possible within the time and budget…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/09/26Consultancy services required!The Net Zero Hub are seeking the services of a consultant to help us identify the best ways we can assist the public sector in developing investment models, green finance and business case development for net zero projects. The work will support…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/09/20School Solar Enabling Fund – Apply Now!Just a reminder that the Net Zero Hub is currently open to applications for the School Solar Enabling Fund! Eligible education and learning providers are able to claim capital grants of between £5,000 and…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/09/01Tender opportunityThe NEY Net Zero Hub is looking to work with a consultant to help us embark on a mapping and visualisation of the region’s energy assets and systems. We’re interested in exploring the art of the possible within the time and budget provided and…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/09/01Net Zero policy update published for SeptemberNet Zero Hub policy update September 2022. The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the latest edition of its policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in Net Zero space over the previous…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/08/24New StarterThe North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to welcome Phil Glover as our new Hull and East Yorkshire Project Manager! Phil comes with an extensive background in economic policy, business support delivery, project management and inward…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/08/22School Solar Enabling Fund launchesThe Net Zero Hub is excited to announce the launch of its £150,000 Solar School Enabling Fund. Eligible education and learning providers are able to claim capital grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to finance innovative solar energy projects….NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/08/04Net Zero policy roundup published for AugustThe North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is delighted to release the first edition of its new policy update. The update gives a whistle-stop tour of developments in the Net Zero space over the prev…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/08/02PSDS Wave 3b guidance publishedSalix Finance have this week published updated guidance for Wave 3 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). The Scheme provides grants for public sector bodies to fund heat decarbonisation and en…Salix Finance
2022/07/22Social Housing Decarbonisation Wave 2 updateEarlier this week the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published its guidance on applying for Wave 2 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The Hub is currently working with Tees Valley Combined Authority to progress…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/07/22Energy Project Enabling Fund Briefing SessionsThe Net Zero Hub will be hosting two briefing sessions via Zoom to support organisations applying for the Energy Project Enabling Fund. The Fund is a £400,000 investment scheme providing capital grants to a range of organisations across the North East andNEY Net Zero Hub
2022/07/20£3 million announced for projects to collect solar power“£3 million of grant funding will be made available for space-based solar power (SBSP) projects that collect the Sun’s energy using solar panels orbiting the Earth and can deliver clean energy, day and night, unaffected by the weather. The technology…Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2022/07/19Jet Zero Strategy for Aviation publishedThe Jet Zero Strategy sets out the government’s ambition to achieve Net Zero in the aviation sector by 2050. In addition to the overarching target of decarbonisation, the strategy outlines the plan to reach net zero status in domestic flights and…Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2022/07/19£75 million Nuclear Fuel Fund opens“Domestic production of nuclear fuel will be driven forward by a £75 million fund opening today (19 July 2022), with the cash boost set to encourage investment and expansion in new nuclear infrastructure while protecting high skilled jobs…Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2022/07/18Review launched into electricity market designOn 18th July 2022 BEIS launched a review Changes being consulted on include: Introducing incentives for consumers to draw energy from the grid when demand is low or it’s particularly sunny and windy. Reforming the capacity market so it increases the…Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2022/07/18Hydrogen Strategy update to the market publishedBuilding on the 2021 Hydrogen Strategy, BEIS have recently published an update detailing achievements and milestones on current commitments and clarifying on further policy developments. Some key developments in tandem with this include…
2022/07/06Domestic Retrofit Skills Demand Assessment publishedIn collaboration with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, the Net Zero Hub recently supported a piece of research demonstrating the economic opportunity from decarbonising homes across the North East and Yorkshire- including up to 80,000…North East LEP
2022/07/04Weir today, gone tomorrow: work starts to free Cumbrian riverBowston is the largest river barrier removal planned for the UK this year and will allow fish and other species to move more freelyThe Guardian
2022/07/04The country dubbed the ‘new Saudi Arabia’ which could hold the key to a future free of fossil fuelThe inconvenient truth about climate change is that solving it will involve digging, blasting and leaching more minerals and metals from the skin of this planet than ever before.Sky News
2022/07/04Newly identified waterlily species is world’s largestLeaves of species grown at Kew Gardens can reach up to three metres in the wildThe Guardian
2022/07/04How geothermal technology could solve our energy problemsIt’s what the experts call the energy trilemma, and it’s becoming more and more difficult to deal with. How can we do these three vital things: keep costs down for energy bill payers, keep the lights on and cut our emissions to net zero — all at the sameThe Times
2022/07/04Energy Project Enabling Fund opensThe North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub are delighted to announce that we are open for applications to the Energy Project Enabling Fund! What is the fund? · Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to eligible public sector…NEY Net Zero Hub
2022/07/03Electric cars sold in UK passes half a million despite supply chain issuesA fifth of the electric cars on British roads were made by Tesla, the US electric car pioneerThe Guardian
2022/07/02Celery crop aims to prove peat bog’s profitability to farmersA trial which hopes to prove how peat bogs can be made profitable for farmers has begun in Greater Manchester.BBC
2022/07/01Stop deep-sea mining, says Macron, in call for new laws to protect ecosystemsFrench president, speaking on sidelines of UN ocean conference in Lisbon, urges more investment in science to protect high seasThe Guardian
2022/07/01Scientists engineer heatwave-resistant plants to help them survive climate crisisTechnique could be ‘very powerful weapon’ in boosting crop yields as environmental crisis worsensThe Independent
2022/07/01Plastic Free July 2022: Everything you need to smash the challengeLooking for ideas and tips? You’ve come to the right placeThe Independent
2022/07/01Japan to use nuclear reactors to meet electricity demand as heatwave rages onPrime minister Fumio Kishida says government ‘will leave nothing to chance when it comes to power supply’The Independent
2022/07/01Climate change: Financial incentives ‘essential’ for net zero switchFinancial incentives will be “essential” to get households to switch to lower carbon heating, research for the NI Utility Regulator suggests.BBC
2022/07/01California passes first sweeping US law to reduce single-use plasticThe bill states that 30% of plastic items sold or bought be recyclable by 2028 and economic responsibility falls to producersThe Guardian
2022/07/01Australian company secures $700,000 deal for carbon capture and storage machineAspiraDAC device can remove two tonnes of CO2 a year and store it underground using direct air capture technologyThe Guardian
2022/06/30UK-built Forum satellite will measure greenhouse effectA spacecraft measuring Earth’s warming ‘greenhouse’ effect in its greatest ever detail will be built in the UK.BBC
2022/06/30Pioneering recycling turns mixed waste into premium plastics with no climate impactOnly a fraction of the material that could be turned into new plastic is currently recycled. Researchers have now demonstrated how the carbon atoms in mixed waste can replace all fossil raw materials in the production of new plastic. The recycling methodScience Daily
2022/06/30G7 to create ‘climate club’ to boost action on crisis’German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the aim was to ‘ensure that protecting the climate is a competitive advantage, not a disadvantageThe Independent
2022/06/29Nestlé and Unilever CEOs: we will make our supply chains deforestation-freeNet zero will be a pipe dream without a collective effort to conserve and restore the world’s forestsFinancial Times
2022/06/29EU states agree deal to push for tougher climate measuresAgreement includes ban on sale of combustion engines by 2035 but campaigners say targets hard to achieveFinancial Times
2022/06/29Cut meat, fly less and cycle to work to achieve net zero, say climate change chiefsClimate Change Committee’s progress report ventures into the sensitive territory of lifestyle choices to help the environmentThe Telegraph
2022/06/28Lotus to stop making new petrol car models from next yearThe 74-year-old business said it will be the first established sports car maker to drop petrol modelsThe Telegraph
2022/06/27Women’s rights can mitigate climate impactsEnsuring women have equal rights to inheritance and property ownership is key to tackling climate breakdown.The Ecologist
2022/06/27The Kelso eco-artist who uses signs to help protect wildlifeOver the past five years eco-artist Scott Barden has been cycling thousands of miles across his native Scottish Borders to remind drivers and pedestrians of the importance of protecting wildlife habitats.BBC
2022/06/27Sustainable packaging startup Magical Mushroom Company raises £3m funding in seed roundMagical Mushroom Company, the sustainable packaging challenger harnessing the magic of mushrooms, has raised £3m in seed funding to scale its eco-friendly packaging solution.bdaily
2022/06/27Hundreds attend Manningtree festival about climate crisisHundreds of people attended a festival held in a town to raise awareness of the climate crisis.BBC
2022/06/27Cities innovate to shrink their environmental footprintsUrban areas are a large part of the problem — but also central to the energy transitionFinancial Times
2022/06/25More Offshore Wind, Tesla’s ‘Money Furnaces’ And Green Hydrogen In Coal CountryOn Thursday, the Biden Administration announced a partnership with 11 state governments to accelerate construction of offshore wind energy projects along the east coast. This move is a component of the Administrations long-term goal to have 30 gigawatts fForbes
2022/06/25Greta Thunberg delivers a climate warning at GlastonburyGreta Thunberg has made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury, to warn of the dangers of climate change.BBC
2022/06/24Shropshire flower farmer urges more environmentally friendly floristryClare Greener started her flower farming business Wall Flowers Seasonal Blooms in 2020.BBC
2022/06/24£78m Peterlee zero carbon energy facility to put County Durham at the “forefront of innovation”Plans for a new £78m zero carbon energy generation facility in County Durham have been submitted for approval by Hedley Planning Services for Landmark Power Holdings.bdaily
2022/06/23Eco startup Kind Bag celebrates saving 3.5 million plastic bottles From landfillLondon based sustainable start-up Kind Bag, has announced a strong second year of growth, turning over £651,000 (+39 per cent YOY) and recycling over 3.5 million used plastic bottles in the process.bdaily
2022/06/22Supercar makers start to go electricTighter emission rules and evolving client demands force producers towards battery powered vehiclesFinancial Times
2022/06/22Push to halt biodiversity loss with legally binding EU targetsNew laws come as UN shifts delayed COP15 summit from China to Canada to address extinction of speciesFinancial Times
2022/06/22Eat your greens — app shows climate cost of your menuDublin data group has 200 clients on waiting list for tool that can analyse the environmental impact of foodsThe Times
2022/06/22Crédit Agricole to cut financing of oil and gas emissionsFrench lender focuses on decarbonisation despite resurgence of fossil fuels in wake of Ukraine warFinancial Times
2022/06/22Crédit Agricole to cut financing of oil and gas emissionsFrench lender focuses on decarbonisation despite resurgence of fossil fuels in wake of Ukraine warFinancial Times
2022/06/21Toyota Partners With Tesla Cofounder’s Redwood Materials To Recycle Prius, EV BatteriesRedwood Materials, a battery recycler created by Tesla cofounder and former tech chief JB Straubel, is adding Toyota to a growing list of global automakers it’s working with to create a closed-loop supply chain for materials needed to power electric vehicForbes
2022/06/17York Minster 15 year sustainability plan formally adoptedThe plan sets out a 15-year route map to create a sustainable future for York Minster and its seven-hectare estate, and will carry significant weight in the determination of future planning applications within the Minster Precinct.bdaily
2022/06/17Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300m Teesside offshore turbine base factoryThe proposals for South Korean steel manufacturer, SeAH Wind’s £300m, 40-metre-tall offshore turbine base factory at Teesside’s Freeport have received planning approval.bdaily
2022/06/16Car free challenge to cut emissionsCampaigners urge public to go car free for a month – to lower greenhouse gases and living costs.The Ecology
2022/06/15Scrapping of electric car grants sparks backlashMotoring and car industry groups have criticised the government’s decision to end grants worth £1,500 towards buying electric cars.BBC News
2022/06/15Farms can deliver food while boosting nature, 2022 Rural Report saysFarms have an opportunity to deliver greater food security while making more space for nature, according to Knight Frank’s flagship rural research publication.Farming UK
2022/06/14UK’s first carbon storage licensing round gets under wayAndy Samuel of the North Sea Transition Authority described it as an ‘important day on the path to net zero’.Independent
2022/06/13Energy market reform will cut fuel billsMinisters are drawing up plans to sever the link between the prices of gas and electricity in an effort to cut household bills for millions of families.The Times
2022/06/10Whitley Bay resident states the benefits of peer to peer EV charging appsFrom 15th June 2022 all new homes and buildings such as supermarkets or workplaces built in England, will be required to have electric vehicle (EV) charging points installed. Not only will this make it far easier for residents of new build homes to run anbdaily
2022/06/09‘A no-brainer’: World’s largest skyscraper farm to be built in UK‘It won’t be long in the future that it will become unacceptable to air-freight fresh herbs into the country,’ said the company’s head of growingIndependent
2022/06/07Northumberland county council gives the green light for the installation of EV charging pointsPlans to install a raft of new on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Northumberland over the coming years have been given the green light.
2022/06/06Non-carbon emissions could ‘bump’ global warming above 1.5C within seven years, research warnsEmissions locking in future warming on course to temporarily exceed limits in Paris Agreement study findsIndependent
2022/06/06Environmentalists join forces to fight ‘carbon bomb’ fossil fuel projectsCoalition of lawyers, journalists and campaigners challenge climate-busting mega projects exposed in Guardian investigationThe Guardian
2022/06/05‘We’ve got a buzz’: How green energy projects are reshaping the industrial northThousands of new jobs are promised for the north as green opportunities crop upIndependent
2022/06/01Sunderland recycling plant to create 100 jobs via Norwegian global waste specialistPlans for a plastics chemical recycling plant in Sunderland have progressed after Sunderland City Council officially agreed to give Quantafuel the first option to develop the land.bdaily
2022/05/31Virgin Money launches £200m fund to help UK farmers cut emissionsAgri E Fund aims to help farmers invest in low carbon technology and processes as sector eyes 2040 net zero targetBusiness Green
2022/05/31South Yorkshire gets £500k for new woodlandsThe cash awarded to Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust comes from the national £6m Trees Call to Action Fund.BBC News
2022/05/31Green Updates: Number Of EVs Up 71% As Overall Car Ownership DropsThe number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK rose by 71% in 2021, according to research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).Forbes
2022/05/31Dozens of schemes receive grants of up to £100,000 to boost investment in natureSome 50 schemes are getting Government money to develop nature and climate projects that can attract private investment.Independent
2022/05/30Six million UK homes ‘could face winter power cuts and rationing’ if Russia cuts suppliesBusiness secretary has asked coal-fired stations to delay closuresIndependent
2022/05/30Net zero is a no regret policy’: How climate action could boost UK GDP by 9.1 per centUK and US researchers have run the numbers on the huge costs of runaway climate change – and the myriad benefits of achieving net zero emissionsBusiness Green
2022/05/30G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseasMinisters from world’s biggest economies reach agreement that could shift estimated $33bn a year to clean energy sourcesThe Guardian
2022/05/27Slashing CO2 emissions isn’t enough to prevent climate catastrophe, study warnsScientists warn we need to cut our emissions of short-lived climate pollutantsIndependent
2022/05/27‘Renewable energy is key to tackling the cost of living and climate crisesGenerating more power within the UK from the wind and sun means we would be importing less gas from elsewhere says Dr Jonathan Marshall, a senior economist at the Resolution FoundationiNews
2022/05/26Rishi Sunak likely to unveil windfall tax and possible hundreds of pounds paymentPeople on means-tested benefits could receive a one-off payment of hundreds of pounds, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce when he unveils a significant package to ease the cost-of-living crisis later on Thursday.ITV News
2022/05/26Government promises sustainable flights in ten-point plan for aviation sectorThe UK Government is set to unveil a “ten-point plan” for the aviation sector, aimed at boosting jobs in the sector while aligning it with the wider net-zero emissions target.Edie
2022/05/26Five major nature recovery schemes announced across EnglandThe schemes cover 99,200 hectares (245,000 acres) of land in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Somerset, the West Midlands and the Peak District.BBC News
2022/05/25The NHS’ ‘first climate friendly’ operationThe NHS is a massive organisation and everything it does has an impact on our climate.BBC News
2022/05/25Growing vegetables in seawater could be the answer to feeding billionsFood production needs to increase by 70 per cent in the next 30 years to feed a world population expected to reach 9 billion people, according to a recent studyeuro News
2022/05/24Limits on renewables ‘will keep UK energy bills higher this winter’Government limit on contracts for new renewable energy generation is ‘outdated thinking’, says Greenpeace UKThe Guardian
2022/05/23Supply chain delays and steel costs are part of ‘perfect storm’ stalling renewable energy growthCovid disruptions in China and rising costs are affecting supplies of solar panels and wind turbine parts, while domestic energy prices climbThe Guardian
2022/05/23Net zero could help communities lacking investment, think tank saysThe Resolution Foundation said the drive to net zero would channel investment to parts of the country that have been left behind.Independent
2022/05/23Climate crisis: G20 countries dragging heels on COP26 1.5C promise, analysis warnsPublishing new climate action plans within the year was hailed as a key success of COP26, but major economies are not following through, analysis concludes.Sky News
2022/05/20Living sustainably: seven tips for a cleaner, greener city lifeSustainable living need not require a countryside environment — a multitude of companies can offer urbanites a new way of doing things, discovers Blanca SchofieldThe Times
2022/05/19‘Super’ nature reserve created across 15,000 acres of Somerset to boost wildlifeA new ‘super nature reserve’ is being created across 15,000 acres of Somerset to protect saltmarsh, heath and wetland habitats.ITV News
2022/05/18New device converting infrared heat to electricity could lead to solar power at nightScientists make use of infrared emission that happens at night from the Earth into outer spaceIndependent
2022/05/18In the fight against climate change, seaweed could be a surprising — but vital — weaponLike many coastal communities around the world, people living by the sea in the United Kingdom have harvested and consumed seaweed for centuries.CNBC
2022/05/18Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UNWorld Meteorological Organization says extreme weather wreaked heavy toll on human livesThe Guardian
2022/05/17Over 25% Of Brits Want To Reduce Meat Intake, Says New StudyBrits want to cut down on meat for environmental reasons, says YouGovPlant Based News
2022/05/16COP26 chief: Leaders must do more to honour climate promisesGlobal leaders have not done enough to honour commitments made at the COP26 climate summit, its president has said.BBC News
2022/05/15The best electric eco camper vansTravel further and charge faster in these six e-vansThe Times
2022/05/12Record number of polluters set CO2 emissions targetsA record number of big polluters are committing to cutting CO2 emissions, a UN-backed report has saidBBC News
2022/05/12Moon plants grown for first time – proving we can farm on other worldsResearchers hail the ‘stuff of exploration dreams’ and say they were ‘amazed’ that the abrasive dust didn’t impede germinationThe Telegraph
2022/05/12Gateshead College secures £1.5m to help tackle “chronic skills shortage” in construction industriesGateshead College has been awarded funds to help create new employment opportunities in the construction, engineering and built environment sector.bdaily
2022/05/11Queen’s Speech: Government set to extend energy price cap beyond 2023 to tackle soaring billsThe government is set to extend the energy price cap beyond 2023 to combat soaring energy bills that are contributing to Britain’s crippling cost of living crisis.Independent
2022/05/11Energy giant Shell to install 50,000 more electric vehicle charge points in UK by 2030Government plans to boost EV charge points have been boosted by a promise from Shell to install an extra 50,000 charge points by 2030, following criticism of both for acting too slowly.Sky News
2022/05/11Award-winning environmental specialist maps out North East BIC’s net zero pathClimate Action North, an award-winning social enterprise, has secured a contract to drive forward decarbonisation plans at the North East BIC in Sunderland and set them firmly on the road to achieving Net Zero.bdaily
2022/05/11‘Going Green’ mission at Tyne Tunnels sees first EVTyne Tunnels operator, TT2, has announced a raft of new green measures to make the river crossing more sustainable, improve air quality and reduce emissions.bdaily
2022/05/10Turning York Hospital green: Eco-friendly upgrade will save 575 tonnes of carbonYork Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a £9m government grant to make eco-friendly changes to two of its hospitals, York and Bridlington.York Mix
2022/05/09Tesco and WWF to dish out grants for sustainable food supply chain innovationsSupermarket and conservation group also warn UK regulation is hindering sustainable innovation in the food sectorBusiness Green
2022/05/05Sustainable business secures £6m investment creating jobs in London, the North East and LeedsA specialist energy and water efficiency company has secured £6m funding from HSBC UK to increase working capital as it delivers significant projects and pursues growth through acquisitions.bdaily
2022/05/05Plan to produce hydrogen at Highlands wind farmEnergy firms SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa have proposed producing hydrogen at a wind farm in the Highlands.BBC News
2022/05/05No soil no problem: Reshaping agriculture to be more carbon friendlyCompanies are turning to regenerative farming, a growing movement rooted in Indigenous practices that encourages cultivating food in harmony with nature.Fast Company
2022/05/05Climate change funding for community groups in NorthumberlandCouncil funding is now available to help community groups take action on climate change.bdaily
2022/05/04Replacing 20% of beef with fungi alternative could halve deforestation – studyStudy looks at impact of substituting a fifth of beef with protein produced by microbes such as fungi through fermentation by 2050.Independent
2022/05/03The 2022 Met Gala moments that championed sustainable fashionFrom vintage dresses to repurposed materials, we round up the stars who celebrated eco-friendly fashionBazaar
2022/05/01Elections 2022: How are local councils tackling climate change?The UK has a national ambition to be net zero by 2050. Although councils are limited in their powers, they can still exert significant control over emissions at a local level.BBC News
2022/04/25£17m Stockton-on-Tees development to create 180 jobs upon completionThe £17m proposals by Northumberland Estates on land at Wynyard Park could see a 46,000 sq ft food store built, along with new food and drink facilities, on a 15-hectare site as part of planned strategic development of the area.bdaily
2022/04/24Project Napkin’: Rolls-Royce and Heathrow partner to supply hydrogen to airportsGovernment-backed initiative also includes representatives from London City AirportThe Telegraph
2022/04/21This solar-powered Tesla could be the future of electric carsJust 24 per cent of the nation’s energy comes from renewables, while the vast majority stems from fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas.Euro News
2022/04/21Sir David Attenborough named ‘Champion of the Earth’ by UNBroadcaster Sir David Attenborough is honoured for his commitment to instilling a love of the natural world and urge to protect it.Sky News
2022/04/21How to make leaders listen on the climate emergencyThere’s plenty of things you can do – or not do – to help tackle the climate crisis. Flying less, eating a more sustainable diet and limiting waste are all good for reducing your footprint on the world.Independent
2022/04/2110 travel firms turning green: new initiatives to boost sustainabilityAhead of Earth Day on Friday, we pick operators taking action to help the planet and limit overtourism, with eco stays, fewer flights and support for local people.The Guardian
2022/04/20Climate change: Ryanair signs sustainable fuel deal to cut climate-heating emissions from its Amsterdam flightsOne third of the roughly 1,500 flights a year that Ryanair operates from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will be powered using 40% sustainable fuel derived from used cooking oil.Sky News
2022/04/19World’s biggest carbon removal machine ‘freezes over’ in IcelandThe company running the world’s largest carbon removal machine has been forced to make modifications to the equipment after freezing weather in Iceland caused the technology to stop working.Independent
2022/04/17New natural history GCSE to focus on protecting the planetA new natural history GCSE will be launched next week, focusing on how pupils can protect the planet.The Guardian
2022/04/13Renewable energy prices soar as Ukraine war is the ‘last straw’ for the sectorPrices for wind and solar power in major global markets have climbed nearly 30 per cent in a year, as developers struggle with “chaotic” supply chains and surging costs.Euro News
2022/04/13Climate change: COP26 promises will hold warming under 2CThe carbon-cutting promises made at COP26 would see the world warm by just under 2C this century, according to a new analysisBBC News
2022/04/12Energy price cap could rise by £500 more ministers are toldGas and electricity bills are likely to rise by a further £500 this autumn, ministers have been warned, as the war in Ukraine weighs on wholesale energy prices.The Times
2022/04/12Cop26 message and legacy ‘still hold’ says climate change chiefChris Stark was talking on Tuesday as the group paid a visit to Dundee’s Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc as part of a tour across eight locations in the UK.Independent
2022/04/11Nuclear must be part of UK energy mix says LabourNuclear power must form part of the UK’s future energy mix to provide a long-term solution to rising bills, Labour has said.Independent
2022/04/10EU could revisit renewable targets in push to quit Russian energy climate policy chief saysThe EU’s 27 member states have agreed to collectively reduce their net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by 2030, a step towards “net zero” emissions by 2050Reuters
2022/04/09British strawberries could be for sale all year round thanks to ‘vertical’ growingThe strawberry season was only six weeks long 25 years ago, but industry investment has extended this period to up to nine monthsMirror
2022/04/08Greggs takes major bite out of food waste as it eyes science-based climate goalsBakery chain’s second annual sustainability report highlights progress on green energy, food waste, recycling labelling, and supply chain engagementBusiness Green
2022/04/07Saltend Chemicals Park to host CO2 storage project worth ‘tens of millions of pounds’Anaerobic digestion specialist Future Biogas will use the Park as a base to feed the Norwegian ‘Northern Lights’ carbon capture and storage projectBusiness Live
2022/04/07Nuclear power and hydrogen at heart of new energy strategy, but onshore wind farm curbs to stayA revival of nuclear power and a drive to exploit hydrogen will be unveiled in a controversial new energy strategy – but calls to end the block on onshore wind turbines will be rejected.Independent
2022/04/07Eight new nuclear reactors in UK plans to combat soaring energy costsThe government has promised to take back control of energy prices through boosts to nuclear, wind, solar and hydrogen in its long-awaited energy strategy.ITV News
2022/04/06River Tees: New rules aim to stop polluting developmentsLocal councils will have to investigate if new developments could pollute the River Tees under new government rules.BBC News
2022/04/06Energy: What do we know about the UK’s new strategy?The government is expected to announce ambitions to expand nuclear and offshore wind power in its energy strategy on Thursday.BBC News
2022/04/06Carbon innovation needed on larger scale to fight climate changeDrastic action is needed to limit climate change, including sucking CO2 out of the air, the UN has warned. The process has been used for more than 50 years on a small scale: on submarines to keep the crew alive; spacecraft use something similar for astronThe Times
2022/04/05War and the cost of living crisis must not distract Britain from meeting its climate targetsIt may not be dominating the headlines, for obvious reasons, but climate danger remains the defining, transcendent challenge for this generationIndependent
2022/04/05Government to double hydrogen power targetLow-carbon hydrogen could replace natural gas and is considered a crucial contributor to a greener energy system.Sky News
2022/04/04Tees Valley mayor outlines transport improvements enabled by £310m Government funding projectTees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has outlined a raft of transformative transport projects across the region that will be funded through the £310m secured from the Government to invest in local transport priorities.bdaily
2022/04/04“Mammoth” £300m Teesside offshore wind factory to create over 2,000 jobsNew images detailing SeAH Wind Ltd’s “mammoth” £300m offshore wind factory were unveiled today as the project took yet another step forward.bdaily
2022/04/03UK could massively scale up nuclear power capacity by 2050The Business Secretary has suggested six or seven new sites could be in operation by the mid-century.Independent
2022/04/01Hull Trains launch financial incentive to “leave the car at home”Passengers can travel to Hull in a more cost efficient and environmentally friendly way, using new heavily discounted fares.bdaily
2022/04/01Cost of living: Five million households now in ‘fuel stress’ as energy price cap rises to almost £2kThere are calls for an emergency budget as an unprecedented increase in the energy price cap is applied, with warnings of worse to come when bills start to reflect the effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine.Sky News
2022/03/30Offshore wind farm to support 11,000 pupils via Redcar & Cleveland primary careers programmeDogger Bank Wind Farm has unveiled plans to support 11,000 pupils from 44 primary schools in Redcar & Cleveland during its construction period.bdaily
2022/03/30EV chargers should be just as important as petrol stations, says MPSir Bill Wiggin noted the Government has already invested heavily in developing a network of fast chargers across the UK.Independent
2022/03/30Climate change: Global wind and solar power growth on track to meet climate targets if progress maintained, report saysHowever, despite gains in wind and solar, coal-fired power generation saw its fastest growth since at least 1985, up 9% in 2021.Sky News
2022/03/29Government urged to take action to reduce energy bills for pensioners and vulnerable peopleLabour’s shadow climate change minister says the government’s plans to assist with rising energy prices are “pretty miserable”.Sky News
2022/03/29Fertilisers: UK to reward green farming practices as costs surgeThe UK government will pay farmers in England to use greener fertilisers as global economic shocks send crop-growing costs soaring.BBC News
2022/03/27North Tyneside pupils take to the streets in protest for their first climate strike of the yearYoung people from North Tyneside gathered today in their first strike of the year to protest against climate change, chanting “this is what democracy looks like”.ITV News
2022/03/25Teesside ethical water company introduces electric vehicle scheme for employeesA Teeside water company is helping its employees cut their carbon footprint by introducing an electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme.bdaily
2022/03/25Sustainable Leeds development reaches “exemplar” construction milestoneMEPC has welcomed senior figures for a steel signing ceremony at its 11 & 12 Wellington Place development in Leeds.bdaily
2022/03/25Milestone reached in £16.5m Halifax scheme delivering 106 affordable homesA key milestone has been marked in the regeneration of Beech Hill as the first new affordable homes have reached roof height.bdaily
2022/03/23Newcastle law firm digs deep for the environmentA Newcastle law firm has been digging deep to help launch a new tree-planting project in the city’s environs.bdaily
2022/03/23Mayfield Park already leading the way on sustainability months before openingMAYFIELD, Manchester’s landmark regeneration development, is setting a new standard for sustainability, helping the city meet its ambitious target of becoming zero carbon by 2038, 12 years ahead of the Government’s target for the rest of the UK.bdaily
2022/03/23Cabinet split over changing planning law to allow more wind farmsCabinet split over changing planning law to allow more wind farmsBBC News
2022/03/22Durham cricket club charges forward with sustainability upgrades and EV charging installationPlayers at the North East’s flagship cricket club will be powered in their charge for honours this season after the installation of new electric car charging infrastructure at their home ground.bdaily
2022/03/17New fast electric vehicle charging points unveiled in central Sunderland thanks to £600k grantRegional EV charge facilities have been given another boost as new fast electric vehicle charging points are unveiled at St Mary’s Car Park in Sunderland.bdaily
2022/03/17Humber Renewables Awards 2022 launches as a decade celebrating green achievements is markedSouth Bank switch to recognise achievement in a year like no other after COP26 focus and Covid-impacted constructionBusiness Live
2022/03/17County Durham carbon neutral heat pump training academy set to “upskill installers in the North East”Go Green Training Academy, based in Peterlee, County Durham, has opened its doors to deliver qualifications in the installation, servicing, and maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs), helping trades people in the area take advantage of growing demanbdaily
2022/03/16Sky-high energy bills send business investment in energy efficiency soaringEnergy services provider reports surge in interest, but majority of UK businesses continue to miss out on major opportunities to slash their energy bills through energy conservation measuresBusiness Green
2022/03/16EU countries support plan for world-first carbon border tariffEuropean Union countries on Tuesday backed the bloc’s plan to impose a world-first carbon dioxide emissions tariff on imports of polluting goods, although the finer details will need to be worked out in upcoming negotiations.Reuters
2022/03/16County Durham primary school becomes most sustainable in region thanks to £100k projectA primary school is set for a greener future after renewable energy works were put in place following a grant of more than £100k.bdaily
2022/03/15Darlington community groups eligible for expanded grants from wind farm fundCharities, community groups and good causes in the area around a Darlington wind farm can now get bigger grants for more purposes from a community fund.bdaily
2022/03/14The UK has vital species that can restore nature and ‘help save the world’, from oak trees to lob worms” British keystone species support a natural network around Britain and beyond and play an “unseen, underestimated and undervalued role” in protecting climate, water, air and soil.”iNews
2022/03/13Rewilding still on agenda despite looming food crisis, says Green ministerFarmers’ pleas to grow crops on land that has been set aside for rewilding have been turned down by a Green minister in Scotland’s power-sharing government.The Times
2022/03/13” UK ministers urged to promote e-bikes to tackle health and climate crises”Campaigners say subsidy scheme could create £2bn in health benefits and cut 1m tonnes of emissions annuallyThe Guardian
2022/03/12How saving seeds can unlock the future of our foodSeed saving is a down-to-earth solution to big global challenges of food security and biodiversityTelegraph
2022/03/09Redcar and Cleveland College unveils plans for £3.2m clean energy education hubRedcar and Cleveland College has unveiled exciting plans for the development of its Clean Energy Education Hub.bdaily
2022/03/09Move over, offsetting: Could carbon insetting be the next big thing in corporate decarbonisation?BusinessGreen is given an exclusive look at the world’s first insetting guide for businessBusiness Green
2022/03/0910 WAYS TO LIVE MORE ETHICALLY AND SUSTAINABLYFrom sustainable clothing companies to eco-friendly holiday resorts, we’ve rounded up several ways to make sure your lifestyle is a bit more eco-friendly in 2022.Independent
2022/03/09“Ground-breaking” green hydrogen project joins growing lineup of sustainable Teesside initiativesEDF Renewables UK and Hynamics, a subsidiary of EDF Group specialising in hydrogen, are announcing plans to invest significantly in their Teesside operation, supporting local and national government aspirations to regenerate Tees Valley by investing in debdaily
2022/03/08The women making a living tackling food waste in the supply chainFrom brands repurposing food waste in their products, to those making a living out of preventing food waste becoming an issue in the first place, there are plenty of ways to reduce waste and create a sustainable and viable business.The Grocer
2022/03/07Don’t let high energy prices derail UK green agenda, say climate expertsRamping up production from the UK’s oil and gas fields in the North Sea could help ease the pain of high fuel prices in the short term but should not be seen as a long-term solution to Britain’s energy woes, experts have warned.The Guardian
2022/03/04Now or never’ to stop irreversible climate changeImmediate action needs to be taken to limit the impact of global warming across the world, according to a new report into climate change.ITV News
2022/02/27Give free power to people living near wind farms, minister suggestsNadhim Zahawi said he supports more onshore wind farms but only if they are backed by local communitiesIndependent
2022/02/25Electric cars: Positive news for EV owners as plan to boost number of public charge points unveiledThe invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions placed on Russia has seen prices soar at the pumps in the UK – potentially increasing the appeal of electric vehicles for many drivers.Sky News
2022/02/24How exactly would a solar power station in space work?The UK government is reportedly considering a £16bn proposal to build a solar power station in space.Independent
2022/02/24Climate change: Is the UK on track to meet its targets?The UK has committed to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero by 2050.BBC News
2022/02/24‘Europe has become a slave to Russia’: Can geothermal energy increase UK’s fuel independence?The UK can use geothermal energy to reduce its energy reliance on Russia in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, a former oil and gas industry veteran claims.Independent
2022/02/23Solar panels that repel dust could save 10 billion gallons of drinking water every yearScientists have developed a new way to clean solar panels using electrostatic charge that could save billions of gallons of drinking water each year.Independent
2022/02/23” Sunak’s statement only ‘scratches the surface’ on energy efficiency”Solar panels will be about £1,000 cheaper for households to install from April, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced, with the removal of VAT on green home-upgrade equipment.The Guardian
2022/02/16Renewable energy ‘on track’ to deliver most of Britain’s electricity by end of decade, minister saysBritain is “on track” to see renewable energy account for most of its electricity by the end of the decade, a government minister has said.Independent
2022/02/16North East “industry leading” engineering firm increase capacity with new technologyOmega Plastics Group, based in Gateshead, specialise in plastic injection moulding and tooling and currently provide services and products to customers within the medical, automotive, consumer products, and industrial and technical industries.Bdaily
2022/02/16New start-up Atomictractor announces revolutionary low-carbon tractor initiativeA start-up company has unveiled ambitious plans for a new zero-emissions power source for conventional farm tractors.Bdaily
2022/02/15York’s e-scooter trial extended and expandedTier, which runs the city’s rental scheme, is also set to increase the number of e-bikes so they can run to villages on the outskirts of York.York Mix
2022/02/15Sustainable Newcastle city centre development receives £750k funding, set to create 65 jobsThe developers behind a prominent new workspace, currently being refurbished in central Newcastle, are investing in a series of green initiatives after securing £750k of grant funding.Bdaily
2022/02/15Offshore Wind North East conference generates £1.45m for regional supply chainHeld in Sunderland at the start of December and organised by NOF and supported by North East England’s offshore wind cluster, Energi Coast, the event attracted around 750 delegates and 130 exhibitors.Bdaily
2022/02/14World’s first legally binding global treaty to slash plastic pollution could be agreed by 2024The world’s first global, legally binding treaty to tackle plastic pollution could come into force in just two years’ time under plans set to be considered by UN member states at key talks later this month.iNews
2022/02/14Hundreds of jobs to be created on Teesside as international pipe manufacturer confirms new siteSeAH Wind has confirmed more than £200million investment at the former steelworks site, which will create parts for wind turbines.ITV News
2022/02/14Cars could be banned outside all North Yorkshire schools under pilot schemeIt comes as part of efforts to improve safety, encourage active travel and cut pollution if a pilot study proves successful.York Mix
2022/02/14Bradford based housebuilder agrees terms for 1,800-home Leeds regeneration schemeTemplegate Developments Limited, the joint venture partnership of Evans Property Group and Keyland Developments, has agreed terms of sale with Avant Homes and Evans Homes for the acquisition of strategic housing land at the 170 acre Skelton Gate site in tBdaily
2022/02/14Award for school children in York who helped save hedgehogsLord Deramore’s pupils built a special hideout for the mammals and hedgehog highways too.York Mix
2022/02/14A greener city where locals and visitors thrive together: The future for York tourism?Make It York’s managing director, Sarah Loftus, opened the virtual Visit York Tourism Conference by saying: “We must think big, be ambitious and build on the strength York has achieved to date.York Mix
2022/02/13Why women are often worst hit by climate changeClimate change affects every person on the planet but studies have found it affects women more.BBC News
2022/02/13100 green jobs being created at ‘world leading’ tyre recycling plant in the Port of SunderlandThe plant, being opened by Norwegian firm, Wastefront, is the first of its kind and will turn old tyres into new and upgraded materials.ITV News
2022/02/13” How the UK can cut carbon emissions and reduce household energy bills”The UK’s reliance on gas to heat homes, generate electricity and fuel heavy industry has come at a steep cost, which is expected to keep on rising.The Guardian
2022/02/11Machine takes food waste to farmland in 24 hours in DevonA cafe and farm in South Devon have turned to technology to make their food waste into usable farm material in less than 24 hours.BBC News
2022/02/10UK must move faster to insulate homes – climate chiefChris Stark, head of the UK’s Climate Change Committee, told the BBC he rates government policy on insulation as “very poor”.BBC News
2022/02/10Over 8,000 trees to be planted at Newcastle International Airport as part of the North East Community Forest ProjectHelping to tackle climate change and support regeneration, the North East Community Forest project plans to plant up to 500 hectares of trees by 2025, with a long-term goal to increase canopy cover across the North East by 30 per cent before 2050, almostBdaily
2022/02/09Giant eye visible from Google Earth to be created in North Yorkshire – to fight climate changeForest Eye is being planted in Dalby Forest near Pickering from 5,000 beech, maple and alder trees and will be 300 metres (984ft) wide when it is complete.York Mix
2022/02/08Plans to improve energy efficiency of council houses ‘wholly inadequate’‘Some councils report that their award under this fund represents around just three per cent of what is needed,’ says Green PartyIndependent
2022/02/07Financial services regulation: Focus on stability and net zero, government urgedFinancial sector regulators should be tasked with delivering net zero, campaigners argueBusiness Green
2022/02/07Electric vehicle sales doubled in 2021, with more now sold each week than entire year in 2012The electric vehicle (EV) market is soaring, with 130,000 cars sold globally each week, roughly equivalent to sales for the entire year in 2012.Independent
2022/02/04How to store excess wind power underwaterWith 17 new wind farm projects planned for Scotland, the UK’s offshore wind power capacity is set to more than doubleBBC News
2022/02/04Climate change: Tesco using electric lorries in ‘UK first’Tesco has started using battery-powered delivery lorries in what it said was a UK supermarket first in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.BBC News
2022/02/04Climate change: Satellites map huge methane plumes from oil and gasPlugging these leaks would be an important step in buying extra time to curb climate change.BBC News
2022/02/03Why are wetlands so important in the fight against climate change?“Wetlands are home to an abundance of animal and insect life and a vital part of the fight against climate change, yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate “Independent
2022/02/03The Future Is Carbon Farming, Not Cattle Ranching, Says Impossible Foods CEOA new study published Feb. 1 in the journal PLOS Climate suggests that phasing out animal agriculture over the next 15 years would have the same effect as a 68% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions through the end of the century.TIME
2022/02/03Millions braced as energy price rise to be revealedMillions of people facing a spike in energy costs will find out shortly how much more they will have to pay.BBC News
2022/02/03Many people still in the dark over gas boilers, say MPsMany people in Britain remain unprepared for the revolution in home heating that the country faces in the next ten to 15 years, a report from MPs has said.BBC News
2022/02/03Farms globally ‘at breaking point’UN Report: 34 percent of agricultural land is degraded, water is overdrawn.The Ecologist
2022/02/03Energy bills: New price cap will put more than a quarter of households into fuel poverty – which areas will be worst affected?The energy regulator Ofgem has announced a new price cap of £2,000 a year, a figure that is likely to push more than a quarter of British households into fuel poverty.Sky News
2022/02/03British households face record 54% energy bill rise as price cap is raisedMove by Ofgem means millions likely to be driven into fuel poverty unless government acts to ease cost of living crisisThe Guardian
2022/02/02Ending animal agriculture and planting trees on empty fields is ‘best chance’ to slow climate change, scientists sayA professor behind the analysis says “this is the biggest opportunity to turn back the clock on climate change” and encourages other scientists to assess his conclusions with an open mind.Sky News
2022/02/02“Game-changing” £100m Sunderland recycling plant to create 100 local skilled jobsWastefront AS, a Norwegian green energy company backed by energy giant Vitol, has been given permission to press ahead with plans to construct the “UK’s greenest tyre recycling plant” at Port of Sunderland, representing the largest ever investment at theBdaily
2022/02/01York St John goes green – and reduces CO2 output by 82 tonnes a yearA decarbonisation project on campus will mean an annual energy saving of 640,000 kilowatt hours combined with a reduction of 82 tonnes of CO2 emitted per year.York Mix
2022/02/01Stormont votes to set target of net-zero emissions by 2050 in Climate BillMLAs have voted to set a target of net-zero emissions by 2050 for Northern Ireland in the Climate Change BillIndependent
2022/02/01Northumberland County Council plans to make Cramlington UK’s first “green town” with £50k town centre upgradesAn initial prime sum of around £50k is planned to be invested, subject to full council budget approval, to create a range of master plan design options, with a particular focus on development opportunities around the Manor Walks shopping complex.Bdaily
2022/02/01David Attenborough says planet can be saved by eating plants in BBC seriesThe world would be a “healthier, safer and happier” place if we all ate less meat, Sir David Attenborough will tell viewers this weekend.The Mirror
2022/01/31Measuring climate change: It’s not just heat, it’s humidityScientists say measuring climate change by temperature alone doesn’t accurately reflect how bad global warming really is gettingIndependent
2022/01/31How people may get help to pay high energy billsWith rising energy costs set to push gas and electricity bills even higher, the government is looking at ways to soften the blow. But what route, if any, will it take?BBC News
2022/01/29Storm Ana: Deadly Africa storm shows climate crisis reality – UNThe deadly storm that hit southern African countries this week has shown the reality of the climate crisis, a UN official has said.BBC News
2022/01/28UN calls on G20 nations to close $165bn nature and climate investment gapA new report finds that annual spending on nature-based solutions needs to increase by 140 per cent, with special attention paid to investment in non-G20 countriesBusiness Green
2022/01/28£2.5m Teesside International Airport hydrogen refuelling station to create skilled jobs for the regionAs part of the Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub, the airport, along with other key organisations, is testing out commercial and support vehicles fitted with 100 per cent zero-emission hydrogen-fuelled commercial and support vehicles.Bdaily
2022/01/27What climate change means for the future of coffee and other popular foodsWhile farming coffee will be more challenging in a warmer climate, some countries will be able to grow more cashews and avocados, a new study findsNational Geographic
2022/01/27Nissan alliance to invest billions in 35 new electric car designsThe alliance of three carmakers said they will jointly launch 35 new electric vehicles over the next five years based on five common platforms, including a successor to the Nissan Micra.ITV News
2022/01/26Airlines flying near-empty ‘ghost flights’ to retain EU airport slotsAnalysis from Greenpeace finds deserted flights are generating millions of tons of harmful emissionsThe Guardian
2022/01/24We must turn historic Cop26 words into action, says Alok SharmaThe deal agreed at the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow is at risk of remaining “just words on a page”, according to the minister who brokered it.The Times
2022/01/21Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for first timeTiny particles including tyre dust found in ice cores stretching back 50 years, showing global plastic contaminationThe Guardian
2022/01/20Wind farms take £160m off electricity bills as gas prices soarThe cost of electricity has risen because the UK relies heavily on gas to keep the lights on.Evening Standard
2022/01/20” UK moves closer to allowing gene editing of crops by allowing more research”Government says gene editing can develop climate crisis resistant crops while critics fear it is another step towards GMThe Guardian
2022/01/19Ten new projects aim to help farming’s move to net zeroTen new projects to help UK farming transition to net zero and become more sustainable have been awarded half a million pounds worth of funding.Farming UK
2022/01/17TESLA TRAVELS 1,200KM ON A SINGLE CHARGE WITH BREAKTHROUGH BATTERYThe first road test of the Gemini battery, developed by Detroit-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE), achieved nearly double the typical range that a standard Tesla Model S is able to achieve, and more than the highest range of any mass-produced gasoline-pIndependent
2022/01/17Climate change to cost UK economy up to £20bn a year by 2050Climate change will cost the UK economy up to £20 billion a year by 2050 on the present trajectory of global warming, a government report has found.The Times
2022/01/17Charities urge government to ramp up insulation and clean energy to tackle cost of living crisisLetter to PM argues accelerating shift away from fossil fuels can help curb surging bills and cut fuel povertyBusiness Green
2022/01/15Hydrogen power forecast to bring new dimension to energy geopoliticsAdoption of manufactured gas as viable alternative could be hastened by Europe’s energy crisisFinancial Times
2022/01/15Expensive energy is baked into Britain’s futureIt’s not cheap being greenThe Economist
2022/01/13Veg diet and re-wilding could remove 100bn tonnes of carbon dioxideAlmost 100 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide could be pulled out of the atmosphere by the end of the century if high-income countries switch to a plant-based diet and re-wild farmland, a study has found.Independent
2022/01/13Maersk speeds up decarbonisation target by a decadeContainer shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) now plans to achieve net zero emissions in its business by 2040, a decade earlier than previously announced, on the back of rising customer demand for green transportation and technical leapsReuters
2022/01/11HS2 will leave platform with zero-carbon emissionsTrains on HS2, the planned high-speed rail line between London and Manchester, will run on zero-carbon electricity, the minister for the project has said.The Times
2022/01/10Third of people living in fear of energy bills they can’t affordA third of UK adults expect their energy bills to increase and become unaffordable this year, a survey has revealed, putting pressure on the prime minister to protect the public from the energy crisis.Independent
2022/01/10Past seven years hottest on record – EU satellite dataThe Copernicus Climate Change Service said 2021 was the fifth-warmest year, with record-breaking heat in some regions.BBC News
2022/01/05World’s largest coal port to be 100% powered by renewable energyPort of Newcastle says move is part of plan to decarbonise the business by 2040 and ‘we don’t really have a choice’The Guardian
2022/01/05This Australian start-up wants to fight deforestation with an army of dronesUsing a fleet of highly advanced octocopters, AirSeed Technology is fighting deforestation by combining artificial intelligence with specially designed seed pods which can be fired into the ground from high in the sky.Euro News
2022/01/05Move to plant almost 40k trees in the Lake District gets underwayWork has begun to plant thousands of trees on 16 farms around the Ullswater valley.ITV News
2022/01/04Climate change: Children push parents to be more conscious about global warming, research findsParents chose to invest more cash in a forestry scheme rather than keep it for themselves, when they were being observed by their offspringinews
2022/01/04‘Quite incredible’: some of world’s rarest camellias discovered in YorkshireShrubs dating from 1792 found during renovation of stately home Wentworth Woodhouse near RotherhamThe Guardian
2022/01/03Inside the Project to Genetically Modify Rice to Emit Fewer Greenhouse GasesA cup of tea in 2006 changed genetic engineering forever.Time
2022/01/03Farmers to be paid to restore natural habitats in push to rewild countrysideGeorge Eustice will this week unveil plans designed to help the UK break away from European Union subsidies after BrexitTelegraph
2022/01/03Denmark vows to make internal flights ‘completely green’ by end of decadePrime minister says reaching goal will be difficult but insists country is ‘already on its way’Independent
2022/01/03Climate change threatens black truffle with extinctionThe black truffle, prized by Michelin chefs as one of the world’s foremost delicacies, is being threatened by extinction as climate change wreaks havoc on its habitat in the hills of Aragón, northern SpainThe Times
2022/01/03Charities join forces in call for green pledges from Boris JohnsonLeading conservation charities have written to Boris Johnson urging him to make a series of new year’s resolutions to tackle the nature and climate crises.The Times
2022/01/02Out with the meat, in with the plants as world’s top chefs offer vegan menusFrom London to San Francisco, haute cuisine is joining the food revolution. Michelin-starred chefs explain they’re going meat-freeThe Guardian
2022/01/02Energy crisis set to spur 25 per cent increase in global renewables investment, analysts predictNordic investment bank SEB predicts global energy crunch will see renewables investment breach $400bn mark in 2022Business Green
2022/01/01Polar Bears forced to migrate from America to Russia because of climate changeOn Boxing Day, temperatures soared to a record 19.4C on the island of Kodiak – the highest December reading ever recorded in AlaskaTelegraph
2021/12/23From 2030, ‘all Olympic Games will be carbon-neutral’The International Olympic Committee aims to halve its carbon footprint by 2030Energy Live News
2021/12/22U.K. Energy Firms Get Billions to Take Clients of Failed RivalsA U.K. regulator has approved 1.8 billion pounds ($2.4 billion) of claims to compensate energy companies for taking on millions of customers left stranded as dozens of rival suppliers went bust.Bloomberg
2021/12/22Four in ten Brits have turned away from fast fashion in favour of sustainable shoppingNine in ten Brits will happily buy ‘wonky’ fruit and veg, while four in ten are upcycling more – with furniture and clothes being most common projectsMirror
2021/12/22EU and UK reach deal on shared fishing stocks for 2022Brexit trade deal requires the two sides to agree annually how to divide up fish stocks they jointly manage.POLITICO
2021/12/22Energy bills set to skyrocket even more, suppliers warnGood Energy, EDF and trade body Energy UK have warned of further inflation in 2022.Independent
2021/12/22‘Near impossible’ plant-growing technique could revolutionise farmingFor the first time, grafting has been made to work in monocots, a type of plant including oats, wheats and bananas – and it might improve disease tolerance among these important cropsNew Scientist
2021/12/21UK farming goes vertical for greener harvest!During COP26, ELN went into a vertical farm and learnt more about the benefits of the green technologyEnergy Live News
2021/12/21One of the longest-lived ozone holes on record is about to closeOne of the longest-lived ozone holes on record is expected to close this Wednesday after several weeks of exposing wildlife and people in Antarctica to very high levels of ultraviolet radiation.New Scientist
2021/12/21Northumbria University rated as most sustainable in North EastNorthumbria University has been rated as ‘first class’ for sustainability and is the highest ranked university in the North East in the latest People & Planet University League table.bdaily
2021/12/21Miners experiment with hydrogen to power giant trucksMining trucks are monstrous machines that guzzle fuel at a scarcely believable rate.BBC News
2021/12/20Yorkshire training firm creates 22 new jobs after £3m turnover in 2021Eden Training Solutions, provider of apprenticeship and professional training in Yorkshire and throughout the UK, has experienced a 15 per cent revenue increase since 2020.bdaily
2021/12/20Newcastle charity opens community garden thanks to “unique” city fundA Newcastle community garden has been opened by a charity working with residents to improve their quality of life and place of living.bdaily
2021/12/17Farmers adopt sustainable agriculture in UgandaProgrammes equip farmers with knowledge and tools to improve their harvests, and their businessesIndependent
2021/12/16How to have a sustainable and affordable Christmas, from backing ethical brands to buying a locally grown treeIt is possible to have a great time while going easy on your purse and the planet, writes Emilie Belletinews
2021/12/15New Bristol Zoo to house some of world’s most threatened speciesA new zoo will house some of the world’s most threatened species, officials have said.BBC News
2021/12/14Teesside to become home to Europe’s largest batteryA new 360MW energy storage system will be built at Wilton International in North YorkshireEnergy Live News
2021/12/14Solar parks may-bee best bumble bee home!New research suggests the way UK solar parks are managed could help boost bumble bee populationsEnergy Live News
2021/12/14Mechan reduces rail depot’s impact on environmentSheffield-based Mechan is helping to reduce carbon emissions at a Scottish rail depot after introducing an electric shunter.Bdaily
2021/12/14British pubs to serve net zero beers by 2026!Budweiser Brewing Group is brewing a goal to hit net zero across its value chain by 2040Energy Live News
2021/12/13Teesside Hospice brings back “tree-cycle” programme for an eco-friendly ChristmasTeesside Hospice has announced it is to continue its Christmas tree recycling programme this year, running from January 7 – 10, with trees going to local parks.Bdaily
2021/12/13Is nuclear fusion the ‘hottest’ new renewable on the block?The reaction process – which would generate vast amounts of low-carbon energy – has evaded scientists for decades, but a private company in Didcot, Oxfordshire says it’s now a question of if, not when.EuroNews
2021/12/13Fourth round of Contracts for Difference scheme opens with more funding for low carbon technologyThe Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (Monday 13 December 2021) announced the largest ever funding package for the fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.Energy Saving Trust
2021/12/10Teesside University to launch UK’s first Renewable Academy with ‘Offshore wind’ education programmeWilton Universal Group chief executive Bill Scott OBE is part of a collaboration with Stephenson Harwood LLP, HKA and Teesside University to launch the UK’s first Renewable Academy.Bdaily
2021/12/09Yorkshire research company makes “major breakthrough” in sustainable material projectYorkshire research company Aqualithium has made a “major breakthrough” to find a new source of sustainable lithium ro be used in electric vehicle batteries.Bdaily
2021/12/09The tomatoes at the forefront of a food revolutionAs global temperatures increase and extreme weather events become more common, can gene editing help to tweak our food plants so they can cope with the changes?BBC
2021/12/09Plants helping to slow global warming by sucking up more CO2 as levels of greenhouse gas rise, study findsThe extent to which plants have responded to rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by sucking up more of the greenhouse gas in recent decades has helped slow – but by no means halt – global warming, a new study suggests.Independent
2021/12/08UK court hears climate case against tax regime for oil companiesClimate activists, including a former oil refinery worker, accused the UK government in the high court on Wednesday of illegally subsidising fossil fuel producers through tax incentives which undermine its climate goals.Reuters
2021/12/08Cruelty-Free Brands: PETA Names 12 Of The Most Ethical Fashion Companies In 2021In a year that’s seen major fashion houses ban fur, the desire for ethical fashion continue its meteoric rise, and ELLE become the first major publication to stop publishing fur across its editorial and advertising content world wide (props to us!), it feElle
2021/12/08COP26 is over, now what? Here’s what it could mean for businessIndustry Voice: Schneider Electric’s Amy Haddon ponders whether the UN Climate Change Summit delivered on businesses’ hopesBusiness Green
2021/12/0812 ways you can have a greener Christmas in 2021We all know that Christmas is a magical time of year – but it is also one of the most wasteful.ITV
2021/12/07York company offers website hosting powered by renewable energyA York web hosting company has made an early New Year’s resolution – to go green, and help its clients do the same.YorkMix
2021/12/07North East slow fashion brand plans growth with £65k investmentA female-led North East ‘slow fashion’ brand has secured a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund.Bdaily
2021/12/06Plans for Transatlantic liquid Hydrogen eco-plane take flightA liquid hydrogen-powered plane is being developed in an attempt to operate non-stop zero carbon transatlantic flights.ITV
2021/12/06Old UK oilwells could be turned into CO2 burial test sitesExhausted oil and gas wells would be turned into the UK’s first deep test sites for burying carbon dioxide next year, under plans from a consortium of universities and energy companies.The Guardian
2021/12/06North East electric vehicle specialist supports infrastructure company’s transition to EV fleetNorth East electric vehicle charging infrastructure specialist Elmtronics has secured a three-year partnership with smart infrastructure solutions company, Costain, to help it transition its UK fleet to EVs.Bdaily
2021/12/06Climate change: Zero carbon emission flights on the horizon thanks to hydrogen aircraft plans, UK government hopesGovernment-funded technology unveiled today could enable non-stop zero emission transatlantic flights, which could help the UK meet its climate change commitments.Sky News
2021/12/06Christmas shopping: Huge rise in demand for goods made in UKALMOST half of shoppers want to buy British brands that return manufacturing to the UK – up a huge 28 percent from last year – according to research shared exclusively with the Daily Express.Express
2021/12/04Leeds-based Getech signs a deal to develop a green hydrogen hub in ScotlandGetech, which is a data-led energy asset developer, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, H2 Green Limited has signed a legally binding agreement with SGN Commercial Services to develop a major green hydrogen production, storage and distributionYorkshire Post
2021/12/03UK’s largest offshore wind tower factory proposed at Port of NiggThe UK’s largest factory for making steel towers for offshore wind turbines looks set to be built in the Highlands.BBC News
2021/12/03Renewable energy company launches in York – ready to install heat pumps, solar panels and moreCoinciding with the UN COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow, a new renewables company has just been launched in York – aiming to deliver expert advice and renewables installations throughout the UK.YorkMix
2021/12/03Dogger Bank Wind Farm awards £90m service operations contract to shipping firmNorth Star Group has clinched the £90m service operations vessel (SOV) contract to support the third phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, off the coast of YorkshireBdaily
2021/12/03County Durham charity organisation latest to make North East environmental pledgeCounty Durham based charity organisation The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) is joining contemporaries across the North East “with a vision of becoming England’s greenest region”.Bdaily
2021/12/03Cop26 could be a watershed in greening the financial sectorNew initiatives could give bankers the tools to help their clients fund and manage the green transitionThe Guardian
2021/12/02Impossible Foods in talks with UK farmers to swap livestock for treesThe chief executive of Impossible Foods is in talks with UK farmers for a pilot project to swap livestock for trees to fight climate change.New Scientist
2021/12/02Call for people to eat ‘less and better meat’ from UK to tackle climate crisisLord Deben said British farmers producing low-carbon meat should not be undermined by trade deals with countries with a higher environmental footprintIndependent
2021/12/0287 rapid electric vehicle chargers provided by West Yorkshire partnershipA partnership between a Yorkshire authority and a clean electricity provider has over 87 rapid electric vehicle chargers.Bdaily
2021/11/30Clean hydrogen company receives £26m boost from investorsHiiROC’s new technology produces zero carbon “turquoise” hydrogenBusiness Green
2021/11/29Nissan powers up EV, battery, and home energy goals with new $17.7bn planJapanese carmaker aiming for 75 per cent EV sales in Europe by 2030 as it invests in global supply chain for battery technologyBusiness Green
2021/11/29More work needed to create green jobs, report saysEfforts to create so-called green jobs need to intensify if the UK government is to achieve its target of two million roles by 2030, according to a report.BBC
2021/11/29BP Plans Green Hydrogen Base in U.K. as Energy Transition Speeds UpBP Plc plans to build a green hydrogen facility in northeast England that could start producing the gas by 2025, part of a massive project to help the oil major transition toward cleaner sources of energyBloomberg
2021/11/27Bath farmers spend life savings on eco-farm that could feed more than 400 familiesFour young farmers have spent their life savings on 16 acres of land to build an eco-farm that could feed more than 400 families.ITV
2021/11/24Yorkshire businesses set to benefit with job creation via £1.5m fundingBusinesses across Yorkshire and Humber are set to benefit from £1.5m funding towards industrial digitalisation, for the Made Smarter programme.Bdaily
2021/11/24Government announces £20 million for tidal power schemesBusiness Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said that as an island nation, the UK was ‘perfectly placed to capitalise on clean marine energy’Independent
2021/11/24Dogger Bank C signs power purchase agreementsCentrica and Shell Energy are among the companies that have signed deals to buy power generated by Dogger BankEnergy Live News
2021/11/24£2.8m Metrocentre solar panel project underwayWork is now underway on a new project to install over 3,500 rooftop and solar car port panels at the Metrocentre.Bdaily
2021/11/24£11m government funding announced to help make UK alcohol industry sustainableHydrogen and biogas will power whisky and spirit producers across the country following a cash boost of more than £11m from the UK government.Bdaily
2021/11/23Do more to end North-South divide, CBI tells governmentEconomic growth must be evenly spread around the UK rather than concentrated in south-east England, the boss of the CBI business group has saidBBC News
2021/11/22Transition to net zero gives UK ‘shot at redemption’ after deindustrialisationBoris Johnson is set to announce that new homes built in England will have to have electric car charging points as business leaders will hear that reaching net zero gives the UK “a shot at redemption”.ITV News
2021/11/22Protector Group invests in green security solutions following £1.25m boostNorth East security company Protector Group has launched a range of solar-powered CCTV camera towers, following a £1.25m investment boost.Business Live
2021/11/21Johnson Matthey plots £50m hydrogen gigafactoryEngineering group Johnson Matthey is planning a £50 million hydrogen fuel cell gigafactory that would build components for a new generation of vehicles.The Times
2021/11/21Eco-friendly schools and universities sow the seeds for a greener futureSchools and universities are responding to calls for Scotland to become the first “rewilding nation” by allowing pockets of land to grow wild, planting trees and creating ponds and gardens.The Times
2021/11/19Teesside freeport open for businessTeesside Freeport – the UK’s first and largest freeport – has today begun operations, unleashing its “transformative potential” on the region.Bdaily
2021/11/19Ouseburn Valley’s orchard gets a makeover“The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) awarded Ouseburn Farm and the Ouseburn Trust £50,000 towards the delivery of the Ouseburn Green Spaces project a year ago. “NEECCo
2021/11/19Northumberland environmental project creates new local community woodlandsPlans to plant millions of trees across Northumberland are underway, creating new forests and marking the start of wider engagement to deliver more tree planting in the county.Bdaily
2021/11/19North of Tyne Combined Authority and Amber Infrastructure are launching the North of Tyne Green New Deal Fund (GNDF).The GNDF will invest up to £18 million in both low carbon infrastructure and directly into SME’s to support business growth and innovation. The North of Tyne Combined Authority is establishing this ground-breaking new investment fund to tackle carbon emisNEECCo
2021/11/19Leeds events agency celebrates “pivotal role” in COP26 conferenceLeeds based creative experiences agency XSEM is celebrating after playing a “pivotal role” in the recent COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow.Bdaily
2021/11/19152 new homes scheduled on former Leeds City College siteThe former site of Leeds City College in Horsforth is now scheduled to be re-developed into 152 new homes.Bdaily
2021/11/18The End of COP26: What Decisions Were Made and How Do They Affect You?In November 2021, representatives from over 200 nations around the world came together to address the global problem of climate change. The annual United Nations climate change conference took place in Glasgow, and ended on 13th November.NEECCo
2021/11/18Climate-vulnerable countries call for help forcing high emitters to actSome of the countries most vulnerable to climate breakdown have called on the UN and the UK and other countries who want to lead the climate fight to help them ensure high emitters upgrade their carbon targets, as called for at the Cop26 summit.The Guardian
2021/11/17RAF sets new world record for first successful flight using only synthetic fuel in ‘unique project’In a world-first, an Ikarus C42 microlight aircraft flown by Group Captain Peter Hackett, completed a short flight powered by synthetic gasoline.Sky News
2021/11/14What do the Cop26 deals mean for you?From energy to electric cars, the food you eat to where you can fly – we explain it allTelegraph
2021/11/12Northumberland County Council commended for supporting local clean energy billCampaign group Power for People has commended Northumberland County Council for resolving to support a Bill that would increase domestically generated clean energy.Bdaily
2021/11/12North East SMEs receive support programme to drive growthNorth East SMEs can take their next steps into entering the automotive sector, thanks to an initiative from Supply Chain North East.Bdaily
2021/11/10New research reveals better incentives and infrastructure would encourage transition to low carbon transportNew research from Energy Saving Trust reveals that more incentives are needed to transition to low carbon transport, with 45% of people wanting cheaper options and 35% wanting more efficient infrastructure.EST
2021/11/08U.K. Electric Vehicle Supercharging Firm to Expand to U.S., AsiaA U.K. company is in discussions with fuel forecourt operators in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to install vehicle-charging facilities that use electricity generated from renewable sources.Bloomberg
2021/11/05Kirklees Residents Invited To Their Own COP 26 ConferenceAs the world leaders gather in Glasgow for the COP 26 conference, Kirklees residents and businesses are being invited to take part in their own conference on action being taken to combat climate change in their area.Kirklees Together
2021/11/04COP26: The UK has pledged $100bn to help poor countries go net-zero – but gives less than its fair shareRich countries famously promised to increase their annual “climate finance” contributions to $100 billion by 2020, although it is fiendishly difficult to understand what this money actually constitutes, writes Sky’s Ed ConwaySky News
2021/11/03Yorkshire vehicle supplier provides largest number of zero emission passenger vehicles at COP26West Yorkshire vehicle supplier Pelican Engineering announced it has supplied a total of 62 zero emission electric passenger vehicles for operation in and around Glasgow during COP26.Bdaily
2021/11/03Yorkshire ocean should be made into aquatic national park to protect it from sewage pollution – GP TaylorTHERE is no better sight than looking out from Flamborough Head at the beauty of the North Sea.Yorkshire Post
2021/11/03Seventy-five dollar carbon tax could cut emissions by 12%, report saysA study showed that over the long term much of a resultant 1% drop in GDP would be made up for by avoiding the economic hit from global warming.Independent
2021/11/03Renewable energy company launches in York – ready to install heat pumps, solar panels and moreCoinciding with the UN COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow, a new renewables company has just been launched in York – aiming to deliver expert advice and renewables installations throughout the UK.YorkMix
2021/11/03Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm spins faster after shareholder reshuffleOnce commissioned, Dogger Bank is predicted to generate enough electricity to power six million homesEnergy Live News
2021/11/02World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternativesUK, US and China among countries representing two-thirds of global economy to agree to push green energy and cars
2021/11/02VONNE Climate Action Alliance launches Going Green TogetherOver the last few months, VONNE and the other members of the VONNE Climate Action Alliance (VCAA) have been working hard to engage and discuss with others in the North East VCSE sector about how we can create and support a movement of organisations to takNEECCo
2021/11/02Reflecting on key climate announcements from day two of COP26As day two of the World Leaders Summit at COP26 comes to a close, we reflect on some of the key announcements.Energy Saving Trust
2021/11/02COP26: World leaders promise to end deforestation by 2030More than 100 world leaders have promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030, in the COP26 climate summit’s first major dealBBC News
2021/11/02COP26: World leaders pledge to cut methane emission levels by 30% by 2030 in ‘game-changing commitment’The Global Methane Pledge is an international initiative put forward by the US and EU to reduce methane emissions, an effective way to slow warming in the short term.Sky News
2021/11/02Britain’s nuclear hits milestone as eyes are glued to COP26The current nuclear fleet has produced the equivalent electricity to power all the UK’s homes for 18.5 years, according to the Nuclear Industry AssociationEnergy Live News
2021/11/02120 new houses scheduled in SunderlandTwo new Sunderland residential neighbourhoods are set to move forward after planning consent has been granted.Bdaily
2021/11/01Praise for regional action on climate change in government reportThe government has praised the creation of a growing cross-sector initiative aiming to make the North East England’s greenest region.NEECCo
2021/11/01Picture Post: Hull is leading the way with offshore wind energySiemens Gamesa, the world leader in the offshore wind industry, has a manufacturing factory based in Hull where it produces the giant blades for the gigantic offshore wind turbine towers which can be seen dominating the skyline on the edge of Alexandra DoYorkshire Post
2021/10/29South Tyneside Council receives £55k grant to expand EV charging pointsSouth Tyneside Council is investing in expanding its network of electric vehicle charging points to tackle climate change.Bdaily
2021/10/28Northumberland engineering company joins £250m offshore wind groupNorthumberland based offshore engineering company Osbit has joined a new offshore wind group poised to invest £250m in capabilities across the offshore windfarm life-cycle by mid-2022.Bdaily
2021/10/28Jobs and sustainability welcomed in Sunderland following £20m housing innovation commitmentSunderland has welcomed a £20m commitment announced in the Autumn Budget supporting the delivery of a housing innovation training facility.Bdaily
2021/10/28BP and Daimler on the road to hydrogen fuel stops for lorriesLorries powered by “green” hydrogen could be carrying freight around the UK by 2025 under plans from BP and Daimler in which the oil group will develop hydrogen refuelling stationsThe Times
2021/10/27Teesside plastic recycling business certified for £200m climate bondTeesside based plastic recycling business Poseidon Plastics announced it has been awarded pre-issuance certification for the company’s proposed Green Bonds under the Global Climate Bonds StandardBdaily
2021/10/26The world-first experiment capturing CO2 from air and turning it to stoneCarbfix can turn CO2 captured from air into stone in under two years and hopes to one day help the UK rid itself of pollution. Climate Correspondent Daisy Dunne reports from southwest IcelandIndependent
2021/10/19Heat pump grants worth £5,000 to replace gas boilers not enough, say criticsExperts have criticised plans to subsidise low-carbon heat pumps in place of gas boilers for homeowners in England and Wales from next April.BBC News
2021/10/19England’s wind energy potential remains untappedDespite overwhelming support for onshore windfarms, planning rules mean it is possible for only one person to prevent developmentThe Guardian
2021/10/19Electric cars: Government pledges extra £620million for extra grants and charging stationsTHE GOVERNMENT has pledged extra funding to support the transition to electric cars with millions more set to be spent on charging stations and extra grants.Express
2021/10/18Peat management by local communities can reduce emissionsLocal communities can play a role in helping to restore tropical peatlands by using more sustainable agricultural practices. Enhancing this role would help to address interconnected crises such as climate change, food security and environmental
2021/10/13Outrage as peatlands on grouse estates set on fire weeks ahead of Cop26Less than three weeks ahead of the UN’s Cop26 climate summit, the British government’s level of commitment to tackling the climate emergency is again in the spotlight amid outrage over “possibly illegal” burning of peatlands on grouse shooting estates acrIndependent
2021/10/13Carbon emissions ‘will drop just 40% by 2050 with countries’ current pledges’Current plans to cut global carbon emissions will fall 60% short of their 2050 net zero target, the International Energy Agency has said, as it urged leaders to use the upcoming Cop26 climate conference to send an “unmistakable signal” with concrete policThe Guardian
2021/10/12UK must invest additional £97bn in nature within a decade, to meet own targetsEntitled ‘The Finance Gap for UK Nature’, the report lays bare historic under-funding across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the UK’s overseas territories before assessing how much spending is planned in the coming years, from governments aEdie
2021/10/12Quality Street facing a boycott from farmers over new vegan chocolate range“Quality Street tubs could be absent from some Welsh homes this festive season as the brand have sparked a backlash from farmers over their new vegan chocolate range. Hull Live has reported the company has launched a new range of non-dairy, plant-based alDaily Record
2021/10/11The plant with seeds that can grow meatSeeds from genetically modified barley plants are being used in a process which creates lab-grown meat.BBC News
2021/10/11Climate action at COP26 could save millions of lives, WHO saysThe World Health Organization and about three-quarters of global health care workers on Monday called on governments to step up climate action at the COP26 global climate conference, saying it could save millions of lives a year.Reuters
2021/10/08Beyond coal: End to deforestation sought at COP26 climate summitGreen groups say the importance of carbon-storing forests in curbing global warming is being overlooked by many nations, especially in their climate fundingReuters
2021/10/07Hundreds of new jobs expected at scheduled low carbon hydrogen facility in TeessideAn energy infrastructure firm is set to explore the production of a 1-gigawatt low carbon hydrogen facility in Teesside.bdaily
2021/10/07British Steel unveils roadmap to Net Zero with investment pledge in green technologyThe company, a major emitter at the heart of the most carbon intensive industrial cluster in the UK, has pledged to invest in a range of technologies to deliver net-zero steel by 2050, and significantly reduce its CO2 intensity by 2030 and 2035.Business Live
2021/10/06Plans approved for £450m battery gigaplant driving North East EV revolutionConstruction of Envision AESC’s huge electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant is set to start in the North East after formal planning permission was grantedBusiness Live
2021/10/06North Yorkshire food company’s green herb production unit featured on national TVNorth Yorkshire food company HECK is appearing on This Week on the Farm on Channel 5 tonight.YorkMix
2021/10/06Google launches new tools to help one billion people make ‘greener choices’ by 2022As part of its commitment to help one billion people make more sustainable choices by 2022, Google has announced new tools to give people greener options.Sky News
2021/10/06“UK could halve energy demand by 2050 without reducing quality of life ““The UK could halve its demand for energy by 2050 without compromising quality of life, according to researchers who say curbing energy use will be vital to meeting the country’s climate targets. “New Scientist
2021/10/05Root Zero: First ‘carbon neutral’ potatoes to be sold in UK supermarketsCo-op becomes the first retailer to stock new net zero emission potatoes, with Root Zero available in 200 stores from next weekBusiness Green
2021/10/05COP26 Green Zone – Programme of EventsThe COP26 Green Zone will be open to the public at the Glasgow Science Centre from 1-12 November. The programme of events for the Green Zone is now liveNEECCo
2021/10/05Carbon neutral’ Leeds transport firm announced “record profits” during pandemicZenith delivered earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of £61.5m in its corporate fleet business, up £3.2m, or 5.4 per cent on the previous year.bdaily
2021/10/04Renewable energy courses see uplift at Newcastle CollegeAccording to Newcastle College, the wider strategy is to “help build a climate-conscious workforce through the education and skilling of young people to help the UK fulfil the ambitious target of two million green jobs by 2030.”bdaily
2021/10/01YorkMix Hero Awards – Meet the finalists for the Environmental Hero awardMeet the greenest of the green – as we champion our Environmental Hero Award finalists.YorkMix
2021/09/30Climate experts urge government to turn city roofs into wildlife havens and plant urban treesMinisters should transform the UK’s towns and cities by turning flat roofs into wildlife havens and creating “green” walls, say conservationists.Independent
2021/09/30” Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests”Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktankThe Guardian
2021/09/28York vegan ‘chicken’ firm takes bite out of international markets with North American expansionVegan protein specialist VFC has today announced its expansion into North America as part of its global growth.bdaily
2021/09/28Schoolchildren demand ‘compulsory’ climate educationSecondary school children in the UK are among those demanding new mandatory teaching – complete with exams – on climate science.Independent
2021/09/28£130m offshore wind investment to create and safeguard hundreds of North East jobsA new multi-million pound investment from government and industry is set to create and safeguard hundreds of jobs in the North East renewables sector.bdaily
2021/09/27RWE invests in wind energy operations hub in the UKRWE is to make a major strategic commitment to the UK’s east coast with the creation of a state-of-the-art operations hub at Grimsby’s Royal Dock, England. The new ‘Grimsby Hub’ facility will expand the existing Triton Knoll offshore wind farm base and wiEnergy Global
2021/09/24Sunderland recycling plant set to create hundreds of jobsHundreds of new jobs could be created by a new recycling facility in the North East.bdaily
2021/09/22United Nations general assembly: Grow up and take responsibility for our planet, PM tells worldIt is time for humanity to “grow up” and address climate change, Boris Johnson will tell world leaders tonight.The Times
2021/09/21New farming alliance launches ‘Countryside COP’An alliance of farming groups will host a series of events in the run up to COP26, demonstrating what the industry is doing to reach net-zero.Farming UK
2021/09/20Regenerative farming and rewilding deployed to help climate and wildlifeRegenerative farming” methods and handing unproductive land back to nature are being used to boost wildlife and store carbon in a large-scale countryside project.Evening Standard
2021/09/20Moby, Joaquin Phoenix and Billie Eilish urge world leaders at climate talks to curb animal farmingJoanna Lumley and Alesha Dixon also among 18 stars warning world will fail to limit disastrous temperature rises without radical changesIndependent
2021/09/20Ellipse: ENGIE debuts new ‘carbon intelligence’ platformNew software platform aims to provide businesses with granular insights into their carbon footprintBusiness Green
2021/09/18Zero Waste Week: North Yorkshire wants your reusable itemsIt’s Zero Waste Week and residents are being encouraged to drop-off their unwanted reusable items at North Yorkshire’s 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).The Scarborough News
2021/09/17Investments in renewables will stabilise energy prices -EU commissionerPARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Investments in renewable energies will stabilise energy prices in the future, EU energy commissioner Kadri Simson said on Friday.Reuters
2021/09/16Mayor Welcomes Global Hydrogen Deal Set To Boost Tees Valley InvestmentTees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (16 September) welcomed a deal between three global energy firms which would see them collaborate to develop low carbon hydrogen hubs, supporting investment and jobs in the Tees Valley.TVCA
2021/09/15Yorkshire climate tech company granted access to £28m fundThe Leed’s based creators of a ‘green debit card’ have been welcomed into Tech Nation’s government backed Net Zero growth programme.Bdaily
2021/09/15Sunderland e-scooters trial encourages drivers to ditch carsAn e-scooter trial in Sunderland has succeeded in convincing some drivers to ditch their cars, the city council has said.BBC News
2021/09/15North East cab company EcoCabs drives down carbon footprint with new investmentA Northumberland taxi company has tapped into investment in a bid to become the most eco-friendly transport service in the region.Business Live
2021/09/15Eco talks in Ryedale for Big Green WeekThis year’s event, run by Ryedale Environmental Group, coincides with The Great Big Green Week, which runs from Saturday, September 18 to the 26.Gazette & Herald
2021/09/15Coal-free future ‘in sight’ as three-quarters of projects scrapped since Paris climate agreementGlobal collapse in planned coal projects piles pressure on handful of countries to halt new developmentsIndipendent
2021/09/15Britishvolt signs up with green monitoring firm to check on gigafactory construction processThe company aiming to build a 3,000-job electric battery gigafactory in Northumberland has partnered with an environmental monitoring firm in a bid to ensure that its site is as green as possible.Business Live
2021/09/14Yorkshire-based Morrisons to trial first ‘zero waste’ stores aiming to recycle all packaging and unsold food by 2025Morrisons has announced plans to launch six “zero waste” stores which aim to recycle all packaging and unsold food by 2025.Yorkshire Post
2021/09/14Wind farm base at Port of Tyne to be built to net zero guidelinesThe planned Port of Tyne maintenance base for the world’s largest offshore wind farm will be built to net zero carbon industry standards.Business Live
2021/09/14North best placed to reap rewards of net zero drive, report saysTowns and cities in the North are best placed to reap the rewards of the push to net zero, a new report says.Business Live
2021/09/14Green jobs: The new generation of workers making it work for themFrom running huge wind farms out at sea to making new devices to heat our homes, the UK is seeing a rise in interest in so-called green jobs.BBC News
2021/09/13What would a successful COP26 look like for the UK?In November 2021, the UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow – a major gathering of world leaders, climate experts and campaigners designed to stimulate collective action and commitments to tackle climate change.British Foreign Policy Group
2021/09/11Meet the East Yorkshire novice farmer growing vegetables and herbs in a shipping container to supply top restaurantsSowing seeds that grow crops for harvest in eight to ten days is the way in which one East Yorkshire horticulturalist is going back to his Irish roots and fulfilling a dream of producing food.Yorkshire Post
2021/09/11Climate change: Former chief scientist Sir David King says restoring fish to the seas could help solve crisisThe UK could increase the number of fish in its waters 10 times over within just 15 years by adding seaweed and desert sand to the ocean, according to one of the world’s leading climate change experts.inews
2021/09/09Sustainable transport hub gives council staff access to 10 electric vehiclesSunderland City Council has bought 10 Nissan Leafs to give staff access to zero-emission vehiclesYahoo News
2021/09/09Quorn launches sustainability film fundMeat-free food company Quorn has launched a film fund that will offer £15,000 (€17,475) to three teams of film-makers from Britain or Ireland to create short documentaries about the future-proofing of food.Irish Times
2021/09/09Live outside Leeds: Britain’s first solar park’n’ride sparks up shoppers & busesBritain’s first purpose-built solar PV canopy over a public park’n’ride hub is now charging private EVs and electric shuttle buses two miles from Yorkshire’s biggest city centre.The Energyst
2021/09/07Revitalising Our EstuariesGroundwork NE & Cumbria’s Revitalising our Estuaries project has been awarded a grant from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery.NEECCo
2021/09/07‘Park and sail’ could be a key solution to York’s car-clogged streetsA new report says the introduction of ‘park and sail’ services could help ease traffic jams, reduce pollution and help York go carbon neutral on transport.Yorkmix
2021/09/03Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm to Make North East Leader in UK Green RevolutionTom Nightingale, North East stakeholder manager at Equinor, is to share his experiences of working as part of the team behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm in the latest in a series of Business Talks by Invest South Tyneside.Bdaily
2021/09/02‘North East can be at heart of UK’s green industrial revolution’Thousands of new energy sector jobs will help put the region at the centre of the UK’s green industrial revolution, a regeneration organisation official has said. Andrew Clark, North East Local Enterprise Partnership energy programme lead, says “sustainabNE Times Magazine
2021/09/01Northern Powergrid explores opportunity to invest £8.5M in powering a greener future for SeahamNorthern Powergrid, the company responsible for the electricity distribution network that powers the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, is exploring an £8.5 million investment opportunity to improve Seaham’s power network.Northern Power Grid
2021/08/31Ofgem Offers £450m for Greener Ways to Heat and Power Homes and BusinessesNetwork companies, system operators, businesses and researchers can bid for the funding to help the UK accelerate its transition to an emissions-free energy systemEnergy Live News
2021/08/30Security Firm Offests its Carbon Footprint by Creating New Woodland in North YorkshireA nationwide security company has gone carbon neutral by creating its own patch of woodland in North Yorkshire.Yorkshire Post
2021/08/30Northumbrian and Welsh Water Team Up for Smart Meter Trial to Reduce Leaks and BillsThey are working with internet experts B4T to trial its Jellyfish device clips on to existing water metersEnergy Live News
2021/08/30Nissan Joins UN-Backed Race to Zero CampaignEarlier this year, the car manufacturer pledged to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the lifecycle of its products by 2050Future Net Zero
2021/08/27Government to Cut Carbon with £50m Peatland InvestmentThe investment is set to save a projected 9m tonnes of carbon emissions by 2050, improving biodiversity and ecosystems in the processFuture Net Zero
2021/08/25North Yorkshire Housing Association Receives £80m to Drive Forward Net Zero AmbitionsA North Yorkshire-based housing association has received an £80m funding package from NatWest, to progress its green growth plans.bdaily
2021/08/25Huge Solar Farm to be Built on 50 Hectares of Farmland in North Yorkshire Will Power 15,000 HomesThe go-ahead has been given to a solar farm which will be built over 50 hectares of Harrogate farmland and power around 15,000 homes a year.Yorkshire Post
2021/08/24Electrification and the Opportunities it Brings for North East EnglandIn conversation with Paul Butler, Chief Executive of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), about the opportunities electrification offers businesses in North East England, and those looking to invest in the region.Invest North East
2021/08/24COP26 President Pushes the Button for End of Yorkshire CoalThe two chimneys and boiler house at SSE’s Ferrybridge coal power station in Yorkshire have been demolishedFuture Net Zero
2021/08/19New Hydrogen Bus is a Winner for RegionA hydrogen fuel cell bus is to be delivered to the Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub after a national competition.The Northern Echo
2021/08/18Teesside Airport Among Organisations to Trial Hydrogen Vehicles in £2.5m UK TrialIt is one of the winners of the government’s research and development competition to accelerate the use of hydrogen transport in the Tees Valley area.Future Net Zero
2021/08/18Cummins Given £14.6m to Develop Hydrogen Engine in DarlingtonA North-East engineering firm has been given £14.6m to develop a carbon-free hydrogen engine, protecting 640 jobs in Darlington.Northern Echo
2021/08/18Competition Winners to Deliver UK’s First Hydrogen Transport TrialsHydrogen transport pilots in the Tees Valley will establish the UK as a net-zero technology leader, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said as he unveiled the winners of a £2.5 million R&D competitionChartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
2021/08/17Will Tees Valley Become the UK’s Hydrogen Capital?Trials of diesel bus retrofits and NHS hydrogen vehicles have secured a share of a £2.5m government fundingEnergy Live News
2021/08/17Why North East England is in the Driving Seat of the UK’s Electrification RevolutionNissan in Sunderland is arguably one of the UK’s biggest automotive success stories, and the company is leading the way when it comes to innovations in electric vehicles. As well as producing Europe’s most successful electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, NisInvest north East
2021/08/17Industry Response to Government’s Hydrogen StrategyThe government has set out plans to create a ‘thriving’ low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK over the next decade – but what does the energy industry think?Energy Live News
2021/08/16UK Government Tells Firms to Use Cloud to Curb Their Carbon Emissions and Fight Climate ChangeBusinesses should consider picking up the pace of their cloud migrations to do their bit to help tackle climate change, the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has advised.Computer Weekly
2021/08/16Partnership Seeks to Build Low Carbon Route Planner for EV DriversZap-Map has linked up with Advanced Infrastructure to create a new low carbon route planner function for electric vehicle (EV) drivers.Net Zero East
2021/08/16Kwasi Kwarteng Backs Heat Pump Training SchemeThe scheme has been launched by the HPA to upskill existing installers and train new ones to meet the needs of the government’s ‘Ten Point Plan’Future Net Zero
2021/08/16Flood Defence Scheme: Where Should New Trees be Planted in York?In partnership with the City of York Council, the Environment Agency has identified the importance of increasing tree cover in the city as a way of contributing to their carbon neutral goal.Energy Live News
2021/08/16Family-run Durham Firm Helps Wind Farm RevolutionA family-run Durham firm is starting work on a breakthrough windfarm – the UK’s first onshore site to have 200m-tall turbines.Northern Echo
2021/08/13Newcastle International Airport Announces 16MW Solar Farm PlansThis follows its pledge to achieve net zero by 2035 and its purchase of a brand new fleet of EVs. If approved, it will be built between 2022 and 2035 in four phases and have a total capacity of up to 16MW. The airport has set an aim for the farm to providFuture Net Zero
2021/08/12UK Looks to Take the Lead of Global Innovation RaceThe government has unveiled its long-term vision to place innovation at the heart of building back better following the pandemic.Net Zero East
2021/08/12Mayor of West Yorkshire Visits Northern Powergrid Training Centre as She Announces Green Jobs TaskforceNorthern Powergrid, the company responsible for safely delivering power to 8 million people across the North East, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, has hosted Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, as she announces a major step towards fulfilling herNorthern Power Grid
2021/08/10BP Announces Project for Blue hydrogen Production Facility to be Completed by 2030BP has announced that the clean hydrogen facility in Teesside (H2Teesside) will be completed by 2030.Climate Action
2021/08/10A Boost for Wind Energy – an Integral Part of UK’s Net-Zero PlanThe UK’s offshore wind industry is taking new strides in energy innovation as Siemens Gamesa and GRI Renewable Industries expands its production in the north-east.Climate Action
2021/08/02Wafer-Thin Solar Film Could be a Game-Changer for Harnessing British Sunshine as Renewable PowerAs the world looks for new ways to generate renewable energy, a British firm thinks it has a breakthrough discovery – Sunderlandinews
2021/08/02Major Global Initiative Aims to Improve Integrity of Voluntary Carbon MarketsThe Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative aims to help ensure credibility concerns are addressed so these markets fulfil their potential to support the goals of the Paris climate agreement and the net zero transition.Future Net Zero
2021/08/02Leeds-based North East Heating Solutions Reports Rapid Growth as Homeowners Seek ‘Green’ Heating SystemsA Leeds-based heating company is seeing rapid growth as homeowners seek more environmentally friendly heating.Yorkshire Post
2021/07/30Northumbrian Water Targets Net Zero by 2027Northumbrian Water has been approved by the United Nations to become part of its Race To Zero campaign, as it set its own ambitious target.The Northern Echo
2021/07/30EVs Get You Five Times Further Than Petrol Cars for the Same MoneyNew research directly compares the Nissan Leaf E+ and the Volkswagen Golf across the countries in which both are available to buy.Energy News Live
2021/07/30Boiler Suppliers Club Together With Hydrogen Price PromiseThe UK’s largest boiler manufacturers have announced plans for a new price promise which means a hydrogen-ready boiler will cost no more than its natural gas equivalent.Inside Housing
2021/07/29Growing Concern as Further Evidence Shows Climate Change is Impacting the UKLaura Tobin explains more about the recent paper released regarding the state of the UK climate.ITV News
2021/07/29Government Progresses Demonstration of Next Generation Nuclear ReactorThe UK government’s plan to have the latest nuclear technology up and running within the next decade has moved a step closer today as part of the drive to reach net zero
2021/07/29Fossil Fuel Use Falls to Record Low in 2020 as Renewable Generation SurgesThe amount of electricity the UK generated from fossil fuels fell to a record low last year, official data has confirmed, with renewables producing more power than coal or gas for the first time in British historyinews
2021/07/26South Tyneside Based Manufacturer, Metec UK, Rides on the Crest of a Wave With Major Contract Wins in Offshore Wind SectorSouth Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a series of offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5 million to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, and a second offshore substation in France amongst others.Invest North East
2021/07/23Government Looks to Future-Proof UK EnergyCutting-edge smart technologies and a new system operator are part of the government’s future vision for the UK energy system.Net Zero East
2021/07/21High-Tech Helps Slash Bills for New Residents at Lowfield GreenThe new Shape Homes at Lowfield Green in York have secured the highest-rated energy performance certificates (EPC) available, as the first residents move in.York Mix
2021/07/216,000 hectare North East Community Forest given the green lightCommunities across the North East will see tens of thousands of trees a year planted as six councils form England’s newest community forest.ITV News
2021/07/20Former fracking firm Third Energy looks to a renewable future and starts to demolish the Ryedale gas power stationWork has begun to dismantle the old generating house at the Third Energy site at Knapton in Ryedale. Third Energy previously had plans to frack for gas but since a change in ownership two years ago and the moratorium on fracking, the company has now reposYork Mix
2021/07/19Yorkshire Goes Big on Hydrogen StorageSSE Thermal and Equinor has unveiled plans to upgrade their existing Aldbrough gas storage facility on the East Yorkshire coast to store hydrogenEnergy Live News
2021/07/19North East Coal Mines Could Help Power the Green RevolutionIn the days when coal was king, the North East powered the nation and drove the industrial revolution.  Those days are long gone and coal is now known as a ‘dirty’ fuel, a cause of pollution, the pits closed leaving many mining communities without jobs anITV News
2021/07/19Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group Calls for Significant Investment to Decarbonise HomesA leading coalition of businesses, green and fuel poverty groups has called on the UK Government’s Treasury to support a Better Buildings Investment Plan to help decarbonise the UK’s homes.Energy Saving Trust
2021/07/15Government Reveals Plans to Decarbonise Transport by 2050The Government has unveiled its Transport Decarbonisation Plan, including an intention to phase out the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040, subject to consultation.The Energyst
2021/07/13Teesside Chosen for UK’s First Net Zero Emissions Power PlantPlans for the first power station in the UK with net zero emissions have been announced. The natural gas plant at Wilton International on Teesside will capture and store carbon emissions offshore.BBC News
2021/07/09Teesside and Humber Unite for BEIS Bid to Back World-Class Clean Energy HubIndustrial regions Teesside and Humber have joined forces in a bid to win government support for carbon capture and storage deploymentGazette Live
2021/07/07Huge green jobs windfall for the North-East and YorkshireCash boost for British offshore wind manufacturing will unleash more than 1,000 new jobs across the Humber and North-East, with over £180 million of private sector
2021/07/07bp’s Global CEO Visits Tees Valley Over Transformational Clean Energy ProjectsThe global CEO of bp has visited the Tees Valley today (Wednesday 7 July) to meet Mayor Ben Houchen to discuss the multibillion-pound clean energy schemes set to be developed in the regionTVCA
2021/07/07600,000-plus New UK Jobs in Green Energy ‘to make up for 90% jobs destroyed by Covid’Britain’s boom in low-carbon energy and green infrastructure is on course to create 625,000 jobs, equivalent to 90% of the pandemic’s toll on employment, consultants EY Parthenon believe. The Energyst
2021/07/06Northern Powergrid reveals plans to create 1,000 jobs across North East, Yorkshire and North LincolnshireNorthern Powergrid plans to create 1,000 jobs in the North East, Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire as part of a strategy to protect the environment.Yorkshire Post
2021/07/06Freight Portal Relaunched to Provide Greater Support for Operators to Tackle Carbon Emissions and CostsEnergy Saving Trust and the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal the relaunched and revamped Freight Portal, providing greater help and support to operators to reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills.Energy Saving Trust
2021/07/05World First Hydrogen Project Coming To The Tees ValleyA pioneering hydrogen energy project set to be launched in the Tees Valley has today been welcomed by Mayor Ben Houchen.TVCA
2021/07/02Net Zero Week Launches Free Webinar ProgrammeOver 45 organisations have united to address the many and varied impacts of net zero with an exclusive programme of free-to-attend live webinars between 14 – 23 July 2021.The Energyst
2021/06/30Sunak Preapred £15bn Renewable Energy Savings Scheme for PublicPlans for £15 billion of green savings bonds are expected to be announced by the chancellor this week, allowing people to invest in renewable energy projects such as wind and solar power.Business Matters Magazine
2021/06/24How Yorkshire Could Save £2bn a Year on its Energy BillsYorkshire could save £2bn a year on its energy bill by reducing its carbon footprint and improving efficiencies, a senior academic has claimed.Yorkshire Post
2021/06/17UK’s Power Backbone Will Run Carbon-clean “for periods” by 2025, National Grid HintsCarbon-free operation of Britain’s power backbone for ‘periods at a time’ can happen as early as 2025, National Grid ESO has indicated.The Energyst
2021/06/09UK to end Sale of Halogen Lightbulbs in Effort to Tackle Climate ChangeThe UK Government has laid out plans to end the sale of halogen lightbulbs from October 2021, to be followed by a ban on the sale of fluorescent bulbs two years later.Energy Saving Trust
2021/05/24£53 Investment Boost for Green Energy ProjectsA multimillion-pound investment boost is set to accelerate green growth and job creation across the North East and Yorkshire.Insider Media
2021/04/28Stop Food Waste Day- Highlighting Food WasteNew data highlights 4.5 million tonnes of food through out every year.Business Green
2021/04/20UK enshrines new carbon target in lawThe UK’s sixth Carbon Budget will incorporate the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions for the first
2021/04/02£75 million collaboration fund announced to create technologies of the futureNine new partnerships will bring together expertise from some of the UK’s most prominent businesses and research institutions to develop innovations in support of the UK’s key priorities, such as tackling climate change and boosting medical
2021/03/05MPs hear about Humber’s successRichard Kendall, the Humber LEP’s Director of Business and Strategy, appeared at the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into green jobs.Humber LEP
2021/03/04Newcastle gets £27.5m energy fundingNewcastle City Council has been awarded £27.5m to install low carbon heating and other energy efficiency measures across 32 major sites.Newcastle City Council
2021/03/03European funding launchedThe European City Facility has announced a new funding round, with up to €60,000 available for local authorities developing low carbon projects.European City Facility
2021/03/03Bank of England changes to support net zeroThe chancellor has changed the remit of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting monetary policy committee to include a duty to support the government’s net zero carbon ambition.The Guardian
2021/03/02Clean air zone for BradfordBradford’s new Clean Air Zone will be introduced in January 2022 after the council gave it the green light.Bradford Telegraph and Argus
2021/03/01Hull gets ‘Tree City’ statusHull has been recognised as one of just 120 Tree Cities of the World by The Arbor Day Foundation.Hull City Council
2021/03/01Drax plans innovation in North YorkshireDrax is to kickstart the planning process for its proposals to build negative emissions technology, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in North Yorkshire.The Energyst
2021/02/16Homes of the futureThe UK’s first homes with household appliances fuelled entirely by hydrogen are set to be built in Gateshead in the North East.Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2021/02/15Leeds lands research hubLeeds has been selected as one of the locations for the UK’s new Centre for Greening Finance and Investment.Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2021/02/07Blyth’s electric vehicle job boostPlans are in place to create a Gigafactory in Blyth to produce batteries for electric vehicles and create 3,000 local jobs.Business Live
2021/01/27New climate partnershipAn ambitious new partnership is being formed in Yorkshire and the Humber to tackle the climate crisis head on.Yorkshire and Humberside Climate Commission
2001/03/20Trees on Tees event launch!The Trees on Tees Woodland Creation Partnership is a partnership of the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority and its constituent local authority partners, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. In the morning..Tees Valley Combined Authority