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Auto industry presses UK Government to set charging point installation targets

Government to account for the above commitments. The regulator would also oversee matters relating to customers. The SMMT has set out a three-point framework for a customer-centric approach, centred around…

Government issues £288m clean heat fund

…demand. By 2050, this proportion will need to be around 20%. The UK Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy, published in October 2021, notably contains a commitment to bring heat pump…

Net-zero investment portfolios promised by 14 major UK pension funds

Signatories of the commitment, led by the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) initiative, collectively manage almost £268bn in assets, and it is hoped that dozens more names will…

Dozens of faith organisations to divest from fossil fuels, criticising producers over ‘empty rhetoric’ on climate

…organisations have made public fossil fuel divestment commitments to date, with faith organisations accounting for more than one-third of commitments by numbers. Join the conversation during edie’s Green Finance Focus…

Green Jobs Taskforce: Government vows to create two million jobs in low-carbon and nature sectors

The overarching aim of the Taskforce will be to ensure that the Government meets its 2030 commitment to have two-million adults in the UK employed in “green-collar” jobs. Pre-pandemic, Government

Government support needed to ‘mainstream’ green jobs, say IEMA and CISL leads

…to a lack of joined-up thinking – something that governments, politicians, ministers and thought leaders all say they want, but is, remarkably, still lacking in quite a lot of areas.”…

World Oceans Day: UK Government to ban damaging fishing in new marine protected areas

…by the Government; the Benyon Review, led by former Environment and Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon between 2019 and 2020. Now, to coincide with World Oceans Day, the UK Government has…

UK’s oil and gas sector pushes Government to back 18 new projects as Cambo row rolls on

…of existing projects, but there are also 18 additional projects in the pipeline. Should the Government approve all forthcoming applications for new and existing projects, OGUK estimates, an additional 2.7…

UK’s first sovereign green bond package raises £10bn

…records for debt sales by the UK Government or any of the devolved administrations. The UK Government has since confirmed that £10bn has been raised through this morning’s sale. The…

Sky chief Jeremy Darroch: Businesses and governments must stop playing ‘game of numbers’ on climate

…think it was, even a couple of years ago. Increasing numbers of companies, investors and national governments are committing to… net-zero by the mid-century or even sooner. “And yet, commitments…

COP26: UK launches new ‘urban climate action’ fund for developing nations

Called the Urban Climate Action Programme (UCAP), the scheme is being backed by an initial £27.5m allocation from the UK Government’s International Climate Finance Commitment, which will total £3bn through…

Government to rollout CfD auctions annually to boost renewables deployment

…of the leading markets for that technology. Amidst the energy bill crisis, the Government will make these auctions annual from March 2023. The Government believes it will help fast-track renewables…

UK Government’s bullish support for new oil and gas unwise, CCC warns

commitment. In a press call hosted on Wednesday (23 February), the CCC’s chairman Lord Deben was asked why the Committee was not able to come firmly down on this side…

Investing in nature: How can the UK close the £56bn nature finance gap within a decade?

…deliver commitments made by the UK Government and devolved governments. The headline commitment is to leave nature in a better state for the next generation, which is not being delivered….

Government to face legal challenge over Sizewell C’s nature and water impact

…potential impacts on the local nature reserve. Opponents, including TASC, will argue that the Government has not yet received a comprehensive, updated assessment of how EDF and other involved parties…

Government unveils CCUS project shortlist to help decarbonise industrial clusters

The Government has announced that 20 projects will be examined for the next stage of its CCUS programme. The programme has been set up to identify projects and solutions that…

One-third of the UK’s biggest businesses signed up to ‘Race to Zero’ ahead of COP26

…the Government’s position on “Building Back Better”, stating that it wishes to couple pandemic recovery with other “key government priorities” including net-zero and the levelling up agenda. Citing measures included…

Councils to have declared ‘climate emergency’ still backing road and airport expansion, BBC finds

Government to grant them additional funding and powers to transition to net-zero, orchestrated by UK100. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said: “We have already…

COP26: Nations collectively agree to sustainable food systems policies and pledge to accelerate green agriculture innovation

commitment to addressing the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change,” said First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. “Most importantly, following the UK government’s withdrawal from the EU Life scheme, it…

New committee launched to help UK Government avoid hydrogen policy pitfalls

commitment made in the Ten-Point Plan for the UK to host 5GW of “low-carbon” hydrogen generation capacity by 2030. In a statement, the Commission said it is concerned that the…