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UK’s largest fleet operators to switch to electric vehicles by 2030

…Boris Johnson said: “I wholeheartedly welcome this commitment by leading employers to fully electrify their van fleets by 2030. This announcement will be a major boost to British vehicle production….

UK Government issues first ‘green transition loan’ for business

…of the future.” UK Government Minister for Scotland, David Duguid, added: “It’s fantastic to see the UK Government’s first Transition EDG going to a Scottish-based company, helping support low carbon…

Government’s plans for decarbonising heavy industry ‘not enough to meet net-zero’, businesses warn

…economy. It is important that government takes steps to help drive this innovation from industry, in order to accelerate the net-zero transition. The Government has promised to publish a Net-Zero…

UK businesses should be banned from sourcing and investing in goods that cause deforestation, MPs argue

…(30 September), the report commends the UK for its commitment to protect 30% of habitats domestically, but warns that the nation must take full responsibility for its global biodiversity footprint…

Turn National Food Strategy ambitions into action, £3.8trn investor coalition urges Government

…commissioned by the Government and conducted by Henry Dimbleby (of Leon and the Sustainable Restaurant Association), sets out recommendations for systematic change in the food sector, to tackle pressing challenges…

Scrap apprenticeship levy to get more people into green building jobs, Lords urge Government

…that the Government’s approach contributes to long-term commitments on social and environmental sustainability. “We are facing a national housing crisis, which is only exacerbated by uncertainty and a lack of…

Motorists should ‘pay by the mile’ to cover future fuel tax shortfall, MPs recommend

…should help to reduce congestion and contribute to the Government’s plans to encourage more journeys to be taken using active and public transport. The Government has repeatedly been accused of…

UK to end imports of oil from Russia by end of 2022

…the US and Saudi Arabia. Oil accounts for 44% of all Russian exports, generating 17% of the Russian federal government’s annual revenues. Yet, because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its…

As Ryanair and British Airways post alternative fuel updates, UK Government launches delivery group on hydrogen and electric aviation

The UK Government’s new Delivery Group was launched on Wednesday (20 April) at the fifth meeting of its Jet Zero Council – an initiative set up to enable the Government

UK to revamp methodology that measures energy performance of UK homes

…like heat pumps and solar panels. The funding forms part of a wider commitment to invest £6.6bn in government funding to decarbonise the built environment, with more than £2bn targeting…

UK Government promises first ‘net-zero’ transatlantic flight in 2023

…edie: “The Government will not prescribe the greenhouse gas removal approach to be utilised. Rather, it is anticipated that industry will make the decision based on a variety of factors…

RenewableUK unveils manifesto for decarbonising power system by 2035, calling for CfD reform

…progress towards the 2035 goal and where policy gaps remain. Under the commitment – first confirmed by Ministers last autumn and reiterated in the Energy Security Strategy this spring –…

Businesses urge Government to set reporting mandate on supply chain emissions

…no mandatory requirements for reporting Scope 3 emissions. Companies stated that voluntary commitments to measure their full value chain had uncovered the true scale of the task for decarbonisation, noting…

Heatwaves, drought, flooding: Is the UK taking a piecemeal approach to climate adaptation?

On Tuesday (26 July), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) made national news with its commitment to creating a new, ring-fenced £100m pot to help homes and…

Public sector buildings to get £635m energy efficiency upgrade

…sustainable future while driving economic growth across the country and continuing to support tens of thousands of jobs.” The scheme forms part of the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs 2020’ commitment

Fresh calls for policy intervention as UK’s least energy-efficient homes set to pay £1000 extra on gas bills

…band C. The Government is notably aiming for the UK’s housing stock to reach a minimum on band C by 2035. Currently, the average UK home is rated in band…

Why the next Prime Minister needs to go further and faster on behaviour change to cut carbon and costs

…of purchase. It also proposes that the Government brings forward a national grant scheme for retrofitting, funded through the UK Infrastructure Bank, as well as more targeted loan schemes. Last…

UK to trial ‘cycling on prescription’ in bid to boost active transport

…to increase active transport in England, contributing to the Government’s overarching commitments to reduce emissions from the most-emitting sector, transport, while also reducing social inequalities and healthcare costs. At the…

UK Government to face legal challenge over Food Strategy’s lack of climate focus

…recommendation of a 20% reduction within this timeframe. The CCC has also recommended a further 15% decrease in per-capita meat consumption between 2030 and 2050. The White Paper contains commitment

Government urged to promote ‘localised’ retrofitting skills drive

…plan” for the industry to be introduced by Government. However, the Government has largely ignored retrofitting as part of measures to respond to the energy crisis, instead focusing on cost…