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A substantial step forward, or huge letdown? The green economy reacts to the Net-Zero Strategy

Government’s Net-Zero Strategy comes at a critical time for businesses and world leaders in the fight against climate change. Commitments from the government are necessary to shape the direction of…

‘Key to triggering investment and buy-in’: Green economy reacts to UK’s Hydrogen Strategy

…energy heritage.” The Aldersgate Group’s executive director Nick Molho said: “The Government’s consultation on business models to make large-scale, low-carbon hydrogen production commercially viable and the commitment to develop a…

Heat and Buildings Strategy: Green economy reacts, expressing hopes for more funding and tighter deadlines

…support that we hope is part of a longer-term commitment from the Government. “The £450m allocated over three years is more than the rumoured £100m, and this should deliver up…

Green growth or greenwashing? Business leaders react to Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget

government and regulators. We welcome today’s announcement on the updating of the Monetary Policy Committee’s remit as a starting point for the UK’s climate commitments being embedded across the UK’s…

‘Economically and environmentally illiterate’: Green economy reacts to UK Energy Security Strategy

…analysis Mike Thompson:“For perhaps the first time, the Government has made commitments that clearly go beyond CCC proposals in key low-carbon technologies: offshore wind, nuclear, hydrogen. The new commitments are…

‘A feeble to-do list’: Environmental groups and agriculture sector react to UK Government’s Food Strategy

…the shift towards plant-based diets. We welcome the commitment to the role of alternative proteins, and call upon the Government to ensure this includes plant-based foods. If the Government is…

The wrong messages ahead of COP26: Green economy reacts to Rishi Sunak’s Budget

…strategy.” Fladgate’s senior associate Adrian Mawlabaux said: “The focus on green investment comes as little surprise given the Government commitment to net-zero and the Prime Minister’s championing of green investment…

National Audit Office warns of ‘patchy and inconsistent’ reporting of public sector emissions

…while Defra imposes the ‘Greening Government Commitment’ (GGC) targets across different areas of Government. Then there is BEIS, which is orchestrating progress against the net-zero target while the Cabinet Office…

‘Clarity and confidence for the road ahead’: Green economy reacts to Transport Decarbonisation Plan

…EVs and secure a level playing field for those already investing in low carbon mobility solutions. “The Government’s commitment to electrify its fleet by 2027, bolstered by similar commitments from…

‘We need to run, not walk’: Green groups react to energy efficiency spending plans in the Fiscal Statement

…to uphold confidence in long-term infrastructure projects. His commitment to maintaining investment in line with the National Infrastructure Strategy, the much-needed plan to increase energy efficiency, and the continued commitment

‘A shocking indictment of inaction’: UK’s green economy reacts to latest Climate Change Committee report to Parliament

…land use, heat and transport too. “We do acknowledge the Government’s high-level targets, and welcome their continued commitment to the energy transition and net-zero. However, in short, we agree with…

‘A major pro-business opportunity’: UK’s green economy reacts to the Skidmore Net-Zero Review

…rely as much on local change through delegation, clear information, meaningful incentives and trust as it does on clear, stable Government commitment to delivery.” UK100’s chief executive Polly Billington: “This…

CCC progress report: What sectors (if any) are on course to reach net-zero emissions?

…the CCC notes that this is still well short of the Government’s commitment of at least 300,000 by 2030. The CCC does believe that the Government has a “credible delivery…

‘The package currently on the table is perilously inadequate’: Green economy reacts to new IPCC report

…truth is that too much government commitment fails to live up to its rhetoric and, for every business committed to transformation, many more have yet to understand the significance of…

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the UK’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

…by 2050”, by utilising “sustained carbon reductions”. The commitment to remove all diesel-only trains from both passenger and freight by 2040 is reiterated. The Government will also support the development…

Levelling Up White Paper: Government accused of ‘sidelining’ net-zero in new plans for regional economies

…ensuring that each UK region is host to a “globally competitive city”. These commitments are welcome, given that, last November, the National Audit Office criticized the Government for having a…

Environmental Improvement Plan: Government unveils ‘comprehensive’ to-do list to reverse nature decline

…be unveiled by Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey, but the Government has already laid out some fresh new commitments that will form part of the plan. The Government has committed to…

5 ways the Hydrogen Strategy can help the UK’s net-zero ambition

The UK Government’s Hydrogen Strategy outlines plans to unlock £4bn of investment in blue and green generation, storage and usage this decade. Building on the initial commitment of £500m to…

From renewables to fossil fuels: Everything you need to know about the UK’s Energy Security Strategy

…awarded to innovative production projects from the last quarter of 2022. Also reiterated are the Hydrogen Strategy’s commitments to launch new business models for hydrogen storage and transportation by 2025,…

‘Outrageous hypocrisy’: Government condemned over £16bn oil and gas sector ‘bailout’

…be completed, with the Government stating that it will be in line with its own national net-zero aspirations. Additionally, the Government has failed to rule out that oil and gas…