UK energy-saving efforts collapse after government subsidy cuts

Only 10,000 upgrades such as loft insulation happen each month compared with 65,000 in 2014, report showsEfforts to end fuel poverty and energy waste by making the UK’s draughty homes more efficient have collapsed by almost 85%, according to new govern…

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No 10 hands Jaguar Land Rover £500m loan to develop electric cars

Meeting of carmakers also told of plan for new houses to have EV charging pointThe government has handed Jaguar Land Rover a £500m loan guarantee to help accelerate its progress in the global electric vehicle race.Theresa May said the loan would help B…

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Electric cars could form battery hubs to store renewable energy

By 2050, National Grid predicts, 35m electric cars will supply energy when neededA fleet of 35m electric vehicles could help the UK reach its net-zero carbon target by forming large battery hubs to store renewable energy, according to the country’s ene…

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UK car industry future hinges ‘not on Brexit, but on batteries’

Jaguar Land Rover boss says UK needs batteries made in Britain – or carmakers will leaveThe feeling of relief in the British car industry was almost palpable on Friday, when Jaguar Land Rover said it would invest billions in producing new electric vehi…

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Toilet paper is getting less sustainable, researchers warn

Major brands are using less recycled paper, meaning more trees cut down unnecessarilyToilet paper – the one product that the majority of us use just once and flush away – is becoming less sustainable, according to research. Analysis from Ethical Consum…

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Brexit is political poison, and it’s green policies that are suffering | Molly Scott Cato

The spat over VAT on solar batteries shows how Brussels-bashing is taking precedence over urgent social priorities• Molly Scott Cato is a Green MEPAs pro-European MEPs we grow weary of the government claiming credit for European achievements while blam…

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BMW aims to double electric and hybrid sales in next two years

Carmaker to have 25 electrified models on sale by 2023 as strict new EU rules loomBMW is accelerating its push away from the internal combustion engine towards battery technology, as the German carmaker seeks to double the number of electric and hybrid…

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