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CCC Progress Report: Are any UK sectors on track to meet net-zero?

…by 68% as part of the nation’s commitment to the Paris Agreement have “worsened since last year”. The CCC cites a combination of delays that are creating delivery risks across…

‘A wake-up call for Ministers’: UK’s green economy reacts to new CCC net-zero progress report

…judge whether the UK is properly on track to meet its net zero commitments. This risks not creating sufficient confidence for investors looking to support the net zero transition in…

‘A pathetic attempt to turn climate policy into a culture war’: Green economy reacts to King’s Speech

Government must use the upcoming Autumn Statement to ensure the UK remains an attractive destination for low-carbon investment.” Dan McGrail, chief executive, RenewableUK: “We welcome the Government’s commitment in the…

How can the next UK Government unlock a wave of finance for the net-zero transition?

…The UK Government is committed to a legally binding net-zero emissions by 2050 target. However, in recent times, the Government has not only been taken to the High Court over…

‘This is idiocy’: Green economy leaders slam PM’s backtracking on key low-carbon policies

…an effective repackaging of ongoing commitments. “It is curious as to how the government intends for the UK to remain a world leader by retracting on commitments – Industry urgently…

Chris Skidmore requests emergency debate on North Sea oil and gas as criticism for Sunak rolls in

…UK’s commitment to a clean energy future.” The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit’s head of energy Jess Ralston: “The UK Government is currently subsidising oil and gas companies to drill…

The key green policy gaps for the UK Government to close in 2024

The past year witnessed a significant regression from the Government’s commitments toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. This regression was evidenced by substantial rollbacks on critical net-zero policies including a…

UK’s new climate adaptation plan ‘too tentative’, experts warn

…deliver up to £10 in net benefits for every £1 invested. There is little in the way of new commitments in NAP3. Instead, the Government highlights work already underway in…

The Wildlife Trusts urge Government to honour unfulfilled pledges for nature

…promises The Wildlife Trusts’ list highlights ten commitments on nature made by the government that remain unfulfilled or require updating. Agricultural Environmental Land Management Schemes: The UK Government’s agricultural schemes…

‘A mixed bag on net-zero’: How did the green economy react to the Autumn Statement?

…is the signal of intent that will foster a shift in private sector investment and a commitment of government leadership to tackle some of the tougher aspects of decarbonisation. Investment…

‘Bitterly disappointing’: Scotland abandons 2030 climate goal citing credibility concerns

…Scottish Government to lay and deliver against new commitments as soon as possible.” Scotland was the first government globally to declare a climate emergency. Nevertheless, since that declaration, Scotland has…

Avoidable and botched: Green groups react to offshore wind omission in CfD auctions

Government claims the projects will generate power equivalent to accounting for the energy needs of two million homes. The UK Government has reiterated its commitment to build 50GW of offshore…

UK pledges £1.6bn to international climate finance to support developing nations

…a collective commitment from wealthy nations to $100bn of annual climate finance to the Global South. This $100bn commitment was ratified in 2015 but is yet to be delivered in…

An £8bn problem: How should businesses respond to Sunak’s net-zero knock back?

…comes with changes in target dates and commitments, simply makes it harder to attract the investment we need to boost the UK economy and reach our legally binding Net Zero…

Energy, water and waste: What does the National Infrastructure Assessment recommend for the UK’s green economy?

…all councils. Additionally detailed were better battery design and recycling standards. The former has been shelved but the current Government has stated its commitment to the latter. The Assessment also…

MPs criticise lack of long-term plans for UK to reach net-zero

government support for low-carbon innovation. The PAC also notes a lack of reporting mechanisms to detail Government and public finance support for low-carbon technologies such as offshore wind and nuclear…

Biomass Strategy: UK Government affirms role of BECCs in meeting net-zero emissions

…The REA’s chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska CBE added: “The Biomass Strategy is highly welcome and shows the Government’s commitment to the vital role of sustainable biomass in delivering energy…

Conservative MP Chris Skidmore quits over oil and gas expansion plans

…of the net-zero commitment by 2050, Skidmore has been a consistent advocate, urging the Government to adhere to its net-zero goals. However, today, (5 January), the Tory party’s net-zero hero…

‘Another barren Budget for net-zero’: Green economy leaders react to Jeremy Hunt’s announcements

…drives up carbon dioxide emissions and makes meeting our climate commitments even harder. “This budget has been a missed opportunity to invest in affordable alternatives to driving, despite the huge…

Government rubbishes CCC’s recommendations on airport expansions and fossil fuels

The Secretary has today (26 October) published the Government’s official response to the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) most recent annual progress report to Parliament. The response claims that the Government