Offshore wind anger, draft Global Plastics Treaty unveiled, and Labour reshuffle: BusinessGreen’s most read stories of the week

‘Extremely disappointing’: Few, if any, offshore wind bids expected in latest clean power contracts auction

Fifth round of the government’s Contracts for Difference scheme attracts minimal interest from offshore wind developers, as industry continues to wrestle with soaring inflation.

– by Michael Holder (@michaelholder) and James Murray (@James_BG)


‘It contains all of our dreams and all of our nightmares’: First draft of Global Plastic Treaty published

First draft of legally binding plastic treaty sparks mixed reaction from environmental campaigners.

– by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)


Labour reshuffle: Steve Reed replaces Jim McMahon as Shadow Environment Secretary

Promotions for Angela Rayner and Darren Jones, as Keir Starmer embarks on reshuffle of Shadow Cabinet.

– by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)


‘Selling like hot cakes’: 1-in-5 cars sold in August fully electric

Latest figures from New AutoMotive’s Electric Car Count reveal number of electric cars registered in August up 77 per cent year-on-year.

– by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)


‘Not fit for purpose’: Green groups secure High Court hearing over government’s net zero plans

High Court orders three day ‘rolled up’ hearing for legal challenges brought by Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth, and Good Law Project.

– by James Murray (@James_BG)


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