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UK’s plans to scale battery production ‘insufficient for net-zero transition’

…and providing substantial long-term support for research and scale-up.” An exact figure for recommended funding for next-generation technologies is not provided. However, the report points to the recent Government commitment

New environmental roadmap developed for homebuilders

…reach to encourage climate action across their networks. The new plan also builds on the recent ‘nature positive commitment announced by the Government earlier in the year. The commitment was…

Four key inclusions in the Heat and Buildings Strategy

…that account for a significant proportion of the nation’s carbon footprint; heat for buildings alone makes up 21% of annual national emissions. The Strategy features headline commitments to bring the…

Government allocates £210m for small modular nuclear reactors

The £210m in government funding will help assist the creation of SMRs. The reactors will be developed by Rolls-Royce and will be matched with more than £250m in private sector…

Mining giant Hochschild to fight Peruvian government’s decision to scale back mines over environmental concerns

…from the Peruvian government” and how it believes the decision is “illegal”. As such, the firm stated that it will “vigorously defend its rights to operate these mines using all…

UK Government urged to create net-zero delivery authority over concerns about ‘piecemeal’ approach

…report also recommends a refresh of how the central Government works with devolved Governments and local authorities to enable net-zero delivery on a regional and local basis. A National Audit…

Government proposes UK-wide digital tracking system to cut down on waste crime

…reforms will stop criminals abusing the waste system and make it easier to prosecute offenders successfully.” The Government will work with the Devolved Governments on the development of the digital…

Defra admits it plans to ‘learn as it goes’ with post-Brexit sustainable farming subsidies

…landowners will be able to choose their own approach – and that the Government has not yet set out time-bound emissions reductions targets for the agriculture sector. This could, it…

Hydrogen, gravity and heat: BEIS provides fresh funding for innovative energy storage technologies

…energy storage systems, with Government funding intended to support the delivery of feasibility studies. One of the projects receiving backing is Edinburgh-based Gravitricity, which is developing an energy storage system…

UK Government launches new taskforce to tackle greenwashing in finance sector

…expertise in creating such frameworks. It is set up to be independent from the Treasury and other Government departments. Organisations represented within the GTAG’s membership include the Green Finance Institute,…

Shampoo bars and sustainable shoes: Rounding up the big Earth Day product announcements

…partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, through the charity’s New Plastics Economy Commitment. The aim of the Commitment is to create a “new normal” for plastic packaging by eliminating single-use…

Kingfisher, DS Smith and Turner & Townsend unveil science-based targets

…critical for us to take additional commitments by 2025 and have now committed to make the additional investments needed to meet these ambitious new targets. We are proud to join…

UN Emissions Gap report: World has failed to accelerate climate action in Covid-19 recovery plans

Climate commitments and plans from national governments are currently aligned with a 2.7C temperature increase, despite many nations badging their updated targets as net-zero or compliant with the Paris Agreement’s…

Digital technology giants collaborate on $925m commitment to carbon removal technologies

…Ransohoff. Work underway Stripe first announced plans to start purchasing carbon removal in 2019, with an initial commitment of $1m. Other commitments made since then, including a $6m commitment in…

Towards net-zero: The 8 green policies UK businesses are still waiting for

The commitment to develop the net-zero strategy, which will detail time-bound targets and dedicated support for each major sector, was made in response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC)…

Rolls-Royce unveils plans to build 16 mini nuclear plants in the UK

…statement this week, the Consortium said it could have the 16 reactors up and running by the end of 2025 if the Government provides funding and planning permission is granted…

Kwasi Kwarteng admits ‘tension’ between UK’s new coal mine and climate ambitions

…and the fact that the coal extracted will be used in the steel sector rather than for electricity generation. The Government was given the opportunity to intervene but chose not…

Green Homes Grant: Government admits that meeting 600,000 homes target could take a decade

…that 600,000 vouchers, and a further boost by the Chancellor in the March Budget, would drive. By doing so, it could make large strides towards meeting other Government commitments, such…

London, Tees Valley and County Durham residents call for better support for green jobs

…calls to action into account, the think-tank has translated them into quantitative targets for the UK Government and for London’s next Mayor. Entitled ‘London: A Just Transition City’, the report…

Government urged to block Leeds Bradford Airport expansion on climate grounds

…has a 2030 net-zero goal – they ultimately concluded that the Airport must update its 1960s terminal. A statement from Leeds City Council reads: “Current government policy points to these…