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UN unveils scrutiny group for net-zero targets

The High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities was launched Thursday afternoon (31 March) by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The Group has been developed to steer…

What will the G7 summit mean for energy security and climate action?

…event, what will be discussed, and whether Berlin presents an opportunity to make strong, joined-up commitments to deliver a sustainable future. What is the G7 Summit and why is it…

As energy prices soar, are the UK’s biggest energy firms investing to reduce gas?

commitment to the business’s ‘Just Transition’ strategy, designed to protect workers and communities impacted by the energy transition. There is a commitment for SSE to “be a global leader for…

COP27 Action Tracker: Celebrations over Brazil elections and King Charles’ pre-COP at the palace

…last year, nations collectively agreed to update their Paris Agreement commitments within 12 months and signed a new text, the Glasgow Climate Pact – the first from any COP to…

Four sustainability predictions for 2022

…that are too large for individual businesses can start to be addressed. Corporates face increased scrutiny When it comes to carbon-neutral or net-zero commitments, I’ve been vocal about the lack…

British Gas targets fully electric fleet by 2025

…EVs. The new target formed part of a raft of updated interim commitments under Mitie’s Plan Zero sustainability strategy, which is headlined by a commitment to achieve net-zero operational (Scope…

Glasgow Climate Pact: The 7 key talking points from the new global deal at COP26

…power source. The commitments have been issued through a “Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement” at COP26 in Glasgow – a Statement that captures coal phase-outs from governments and…

Loss and damage and keeping 1.5C alive: Sharma outlines priorities for remainder of COP presidency

…demonstration of Global Britain in action,” Sharma is expected to say, “There is no doubt that the commitments we secured at COP26 were historic. Yet at the moment they are…

Swiss Re to tighten rules on oil and gas insurance

Among Swiss Re’s new pledges is a commitment to stop providing individual insurance to the world’s most carbon-intensive oil and gas production projects. Projects within the top 10%, in terms…

Countdown to COP27: What was announced at Joe Biden’s energy and climate forum?

…for whom the commitment will apply to the energy industry only. This sector-specific commitment opened this month for the first time and is intended for nations with more sizeable fossil…

Heat Strategy: Government urged to spend £65bn on energy-efficient homes by 2035

…retrofit products likely to benefit from central government support. Overall, the report cautions against a “one-size-fits-all” approach – or of waiting for a “silver bullet” in terms of technology, like…

Businesses pledge to invest £4.4bn in Sizewell C, if the Government gives the green light

…is not left behind in the green recovery”. “For these benefits to be realised, we need a firm commitment to getting Sizewell C built by working closely with Government and…

UK governments urged to ‘climate-proof’ fishing sector

…can add blue carbon as a climate mitigation tool within its Paris Agreement commitment. Between 2010 and 2019, the UK Government met just four out of 15 indicators required for…

UK Government must do more to support women into green jobs, PwC warns

The ‘Big Four’ firm polled 4,000 adults across the UK this summer, asking them about their views on the skills transition that will be needed if the Government is to…

Cambo oil field project ‘put on pause’ after Shell pulls out

…the UK Government to do the right thing and veto production at Cambo and other oil fields in the UK. The COP26 summit saw some welcome signals that the world…

Coventry battery Gigafactory plans given the go-ahead

…working in partnership with industry and the Government, we will not rest until we have secured one.” Policy support The UK Government’s overarching ambition on Gigafactories is for seven facilities…

‘Completely unjustifiable’: Environmental groups slam UK Government for approving Bristol Airport expansion

…the need to funnel investment into low-carbon sectors instead. Bristol Airport, after failing to win an appeal with North Somerset Council in 2021, filed an appeal to the UK Government’s…

Taxpayer money supporting ‘uneconomic’ North Sea oil and gas exploration, report warns

…who argue it undermines the UK’s credibility as COP26 host and could undermine its 2050 net-zero target and 2035 commitment to end unabated gas-fired electricity generation. The International Energy Agency…

UK’s energy storage pipeline doubles within a year, surpassing 32GW

…from delivering the 30GW of operational flexibility which the Government requires by 2030”. Earlier this month, the Government confirmed plans to create a Future System Operator (FSO) – an independent,…

Uniper partners with Shell for blue hydrogen production in Lincolnshire

…of the Government’s CCS cluster sequencing process, paving the way for additional Government funding to be awarded later this year. In partnership with Shell, Uniper will now work towards moving…