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  • NIC has published its consultation on steps needed for UK national infrastructure across all sectors. Photograph: Anthony Baggett/123RF

    Commission identifies flaws in environmental infrastructure

    Cross-sectoral weaknesses in energy efficiency, power, heat, water resources, transport and imminent funding gap must be shored up, the National Infrastructure Commission has said

  • Climate change minister Claire Perry launched the strategy while BEIS secretary Greg Clark looks on. Photograph: Tom Reeve/ENDS

    CGS: Plan for greener growth launched

    The long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy has been unveiled by the government, to mixed reviews from green campaigners

  • Windmills and sunshine: what else would you need? Photograph: Wajan/123RF

    What will be in the clean growth plan?

    With the clean growth plan expected on 12 October, why has it taken so long to publish a plan that is seen a essential to the UK meeting its carbon obligations and what initiatives can we expect?

  • Green investors say clear policies and a national investment strategy are vital to ensure emerging technologies such as wave and tidal do not lose out. Photograph: Lorna Roberts/123RF

    Policy ambition more important to investors than privatised GIB remit

    Green business investors say concerns over GIB privatisation and a shift to overseas investment in green projects are overblown compared to policy uncertainty and state aid restrictions

  • Holyrood's ambitious plans need to be supported by 'firmer policies', says the CCC. Photograph: creativehearts/123RF

    Scotland’s climate change plan ‘lacks credibility’

    Scotland’s draft plan ‘lacks credibility’ in meeting its ambitious emissions reductions targets to 2032 and could fail to meet longer-term ambitions, according to the CCC

  • Electric vehicles could contribute stored power to manage increased variable renewables on the grid. Photograph: National Grid/ Howard Pugh/Getty Images

    Power to the people

    The government plans to upgrade the UK’s energy system by backing battery storage and rewarding consumers to help manage demand and supply via smart devices. Robert Hodgson examines the supporting policies and their implications

  • Two of Drax's six boiler lines would be substantially re-engineered. Photograph: Drax Power

    Drax confirms gas conversion plan

    Drax Power intends to build up to 3.6 gigawatts of new gas fired capacity at its North Yorkshire site, alongside hefty battery storage

  • Scotland is to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, although the details have not yet been worked out. Photograph: picsfive/123RF

    Holyrood lays green challenge to Whitehall

    A deposit return scheme, four low emission zones, a climate bill will be brought forward by the Scottish Government

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