May’s Energy Advice Hub roundup: the lockdown edition

Energy Advice Hub our May roundup

Welcome to the end of month roundup from the Energy Advice Hub. As lockdown eases (for some of us), many are looking ahead at the UK’s road to recovery – and ‘build back better’ is the phrase of the moment. How do we seize this once-in-a-lifetime chance to rebuild our economy on greener lines? 

We’ve asked the question on the Hub this month, as well as bringing you the latest low carbon news and advice. Here’s our May roundup:


Committee on Climate Change: make climate change action central to recovery plan

The CCC set out the 6 green principles that the government should be following to recover from the pandemic.

‘Comedy about climate change’ marks one year since climate emergency declaration

Extinction Rebellion has released a short film starring Emma Thompson that ‘makes protest seem as useful and as maddening as it is.’


COVID-19 – what does it mean for action on climate change?

Our analysis looks at the ‘coronavirus effect’ on climate change action – good and bad.

Electric Vehicles: 2,500 fast chargers by 2030

This month the government revealed plans to increase the number of rapid EV chargepoints on major road networks.


The case for carbon pricing to support COVID-19 recovery

A new report says that carbon pricing should be used to raise revenue post COVID-19.

Will ‘green conditions’ be attached to airline bailouts?

The aviation industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. But can saving the airlines be compatible with a green recovery? Here’s our analysis.


Further reading

August’s energy and climate news from hydrogen strategy to damning climate change news

August’s energy roundup: hydrogen strategy to damning climate change news

We’ve unpacked the key points from government’s new hydrogen strategy (it’s an easy read!), and we’ve also got advice on how your business can take action in response to the latest damning evidence on…

IPCC report the message is stark, but there is hope

IPCC report: the message is stark, but there is hope

If we act quickly, we can still avoid catastrophe. Scientists are hopeful that if we can cut global emissions in half by 2030 and reach net zero by the middle of this century, we can halt and possibly…

Energy price spikes jeopardises the bottom line

Energy price spikes jeopardise the bottom line – time to protect against market volatility

This week wholesale energy prices hit a record high, going over £100 per megawatt hour of energy. If you’re a UK business, energy market volatility has serious consequences for your bottom line. Most …