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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
2021/11/24Dogger 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
2021/11/24Yorkshire 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
2021/11/24£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
2021/11/23Do 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
2021/11/22Protector 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
2021/11/22Transition 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
2021/11/21Johnson 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
2021/11/19152 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
2021/11/19Teesside freeport open for businessTeesside Freeport – the UK’s first and largest freeport – has today begun operations, unleashing its “transformative potential” on the region.Bdaily
2021/11/19Leeds 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
2021/11/19Ouseburn 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
2021/11/18Climate-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
2021/11/18The 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
2021/11/17RAF 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
2021/11/12North 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
2021/11/12Northumberland 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
2021/11/10New 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
2021/11/03Dogger 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
2021/11/03Seventy-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
2021/11/03Yorkshire 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
2021/11/03Yorkshire 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
2021/11/02COP26: 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
2021/11/02120 new houses scheduled in SunderlandTwo new Sunderland residential neighbourhoods are set to move forward after planning consent has been granted.Bdaily
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
2021/11/02World 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 carshttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/02/world-leaders-announce-plan-to-make-green-tech-cheaper-than-alternatives
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
2021/11/02COP26: 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
2021/11/01Praise 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
2021/10/28BP 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
2021/10/28Jobs 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
2021/10/28Northumberland 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
2021/10/27Teesside 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
2021/10/19England’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
2021/10/19Heat 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
2021/10/18Peat 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 degradatioNature.com
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
2021/10/07British 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
2021/10/07Hundreds 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
2021/10/06“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
2021/10/06Google 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
2021/10/06Plans 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
2021/10/05Root 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
2021/10/05Carbon 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
2021/10/05COP26 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
2021/10/04Renewable 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
2021/09/30” 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
2021/09/30Climate 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
2021/09/28Schoolchildren demand ‘compulsory’ climate educationSecondary school children in the UK are among those demanding new mandatory teaching – complete with exams – on climate science.Independent
2021/09/28York 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
2021/09/28£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
2021/09/15North 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
2021/09/15Britishvolt 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
2021/09/15Eco 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
2021/09/15Sunderland 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
2021/09/15Yorkshire 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
2021/09/15Coal-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
2021/09/14Wind 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
2021/09/14Green 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
2021/09/14Yorkshire-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
2021/09/14North 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
2021/09/13What 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
2021/09/11Climate 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
2021/09/11Meet 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
2021/09/09Live 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
2021/09/09Quorn 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
2021/09/09Sustainable 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
2021/09/07Revitalising 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
2021/08/30Nissan 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
2021/08/30Security 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
2021/08/27Government 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
2021/08/25Huge 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
2021/08/25North 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
2021/08/24COP26 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
2021/08/24Electrification 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
2021/08/19New 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
2021/08/18Competition 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
2021/08/18Cummins 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
2021/08/18Teesside 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
2021/08/17Industry 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
2021/08/17Why 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
2021/08/17Will 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
2021/08/16UK 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
2021/08/16Family-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
2021/08/16Flood 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
2021/08/13Newcastle 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
2021/08/12Mayor 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
2021/08/12UK 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
2021/08/10BP 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
2021/08/02Major 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
2021/08/02Wafer-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
2021/07/30EVs 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
2021/07/30Northumbrian 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
2021/07/30Boiler 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
2021/07/29Government 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 emissions.Gov.uk
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
2021/07/29Growing 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
2021/07/26South 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
2021/07/07600,000-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
2021/07/07Huge 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 investment.Gov.uk
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
2021/07/06Northern 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 time.Gov.uk
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 research.Gov.uk
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
2021/03/01Drax 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
2021/03/01Hull 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
2021/02/16Homes 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