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‘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…

8 pressing green policy challenges the next UK Prime Minister must tackle

…up its own environmental watchdog, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP). The OEP published its first report in May, assessing progress toward the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan commitment to leave…

‘Oil and gas companies aren’t the ones in need of help this year’: Green economy reacts to the Spring Statement

…ability to invest in UK growth, UK jobs, and UK-grown green tech, could become compromised without government intervention, so we welcome the commitment to reform R&D tax credit and to…

Boris Johnson’s green policy legacy: Net-zero hero or climate laggard?

…the net-zero transition. The UK was the first major economy to legislate for net-zero. Now, net-zero commitments by national and sub-national governments cover the majority of global emissions and GDP…

Is the new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy ambitious enough?

…Technology’s (REA) transport policy manager Jacob Roberts: “The REA strongly supports the Government’s commitment to delivering a world-leading EV charging infrastructure network that meets the needs of all EV users….

At a glance: All the key announcements in the Net-Zero Strategy

…at the Conservative Party Conference, would be enshrined in law. As well as reiterating that commitment, the Strategy outlines that the UK will support 59,000 jobs by 2024 and up…

Queen’s Speech to Parliament: Green groups push Government for ambitious Energy Bill

…more than a decade and will outline how, precisely, the UK plans to end unabated fossil-fuelled energy generation by 2035. This commitment was first announced in October 2021. The Government

‘Missed opportunities’ on energy efficiency and cleantech: UK’s green economy reacts to mini-Budget

…REA notes today’s re-commitments to the Government’s previous energy package announcements, including moves to do more on energy efficiency through the Energy Company Obligation. “Much of the innovation and growth…

‘A game-changer’: UK’s green economy leaders react to the Sixth Carbon Budget

…clusters, helping the UK to demonstrate to the world its commitment to tackling climate change whilst ensuring a green post-Covid recovery”. Frances O’Grady, general secretary, Trade Unions Congress (TUC): “To…

‘A credible path to net-zero’: Green groups react to UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget

…ongoing ambition to do what is necessary to tackle climate change. “These concerted commitments are welcome but there is an increasingly urgent need to see action in support of these…

‘A long-overdue first step’: Green groups react energy to windfall tax aiming to ease energy price crisis

…living crisis. As things stand there is no end in sight to rising energy bills, and no prospect of meeting the UK’s climate commitments.” Luke Murphy, associate director for energy…

Key business takeaways from the Energy White Paper

…zero 2050 commitment. With the UK hosting both the G7 summit and COP26 climate summit this year, the government is positioning itself as an international climate leader and will follow-up…

Report: UK risks missing net-zero due to poor engagement with households, businesses and councils

…as the UK “builds on its track record of decarbonising faster than any other G7 country.” “The Government’s Net-Zero Strategy requires government, local government, regulators, businesses, and consumers working all…

Jacob Rees-Mogg to slash business energy bills in half through new ‘relief scheme’

…the government supported price and relevant wholesale price”. As with the domestic energy relief package announced earlier this month, the scheme will be automatically applied to eligible organisations. The Government

UK’s ‘poorly mixed cocktail’ of policy driving biodiversity decline, MPs warn

…to assess progress.” Net-gain approach Earlier this month, the Government agreed on a new commitment for all large infrastructure projects to be ‘nature positive’. The commitment was announced by the…

Recapping a bumper week for UK green policy: Here’s what you need to know

Back in June, the Government was accused by its own climate advisors of having “no coherent plans” to lay the foundations for its commitment to net-zero by 2050. A string…

‘Climate adaptation cannot be an afterthought’ : Green economy leaders react to new IPCC report

…of the most ambitious climate pledges of any major economy, yet government still needs to show sustained leadership and demonstrate its commitment to take decisive action now. “Government must provide…

UK Government commits to ‘nature-positive’ future following landmark biodiversity review

…Stern Review on climate change. In its response to the Review, the UK government reiterates a commitment to improve nature. The nation is currently well off-track to deliver on a…

UK Government to end support for overseas fossil fuel projects

…targets to the Paris Agreement. While the UK is pushing for more ambitious commitments, green groups have been calling for the Government to get its financing decisions in alignment with…

‘An alarming lack of net-zero progress’: Green economy reacts to latest CCC report

…Prime Minister must urgently set out his Government’s blueprint for slashing emissions in key areas such as homes and transport. With no climate action plan and his Government’s support for…