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When will the UK’s energy security strategy be published, and what will it include?

…its long-term net-zero commitment. However, he said: “We have got to reflect the reality that there is a crunch on at the moment.” The Daily Mail is reporting that the…

Greening Finance: Treasury outlines major sustainability disclosures plan to crack down on greenwashing

…Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework. This will reduce the reporting burden for businesses. Secondly, the SDR requirement for firms to publish transition plans that align with the government’s net-zero commitment,…

Sizewell C: Net-zero benefits hailed and nature impacts questioned as Government gives planning consent

…damaging and it has been granted with insufficient consideration for the effects on nature as described by the Government’s own experts. This is a ludicrous decision for an interim Government

‘A market failure’: Ofgem raises energy price cap to £3,549, with further increases likely

…the main cause. Both the Government and the Chancellor have issued official responses to the price cap increase. A Government Spokesperson said: “We know people are incredibly worried about rising…

Five things you need to know about the Energy White Paper

…its power and heating systems to support the net-zero emissions target for 2050. In fact, much of the 166-page report is spent reiterating commitments to renewables and green buildings that…

Government’s approach to low-carbon heat failing to engage public or slash emissions, MPs warn

…are not in keeping with the Government’s own commitments. For example, the Government has committed to delivering 600,000 heat pump installations annually from 2028, but the Strategy contains grant funding…

Heat pumps and car-free days: How can the UK respond to the energy price crisis without backtracking on net-zero?

…and gas imports. Here, edie summarises some of the last-minute calls to action being made to Sunak by green groups ahead of the Spring Statement. Heat pumps, please The Government

COP26 commitments, the Cambo row and an ‘Earth Charter’ for business: The sustainability stories of 2021

…a commitment from mobility platforms, including Uber and Arrival, to net-zero by 2035. Across the pond, the UK Government launched its first green gilt and it was reported that investors…

Coordinated and collaborative action is needed on housing to meet net-zero

…point. Now we need commitment from the government to a multi-year programme of action underpinned by greater investment. Government has a dual role here, as a funder of key programmes…

The Net-Zero Strategy: The Good, the Bad and the Untimely

…climate commitments, without a detailed understanding of how it would reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Practice what you preach and whatnot. The Government has unveiled a patchwork quilt of key…

‘Less talk and more action is needed’: Green economy reacts to major climate adaptation report from the CCC

…to offer a range of new jobs and skills in all sectors, as we develop and deploy innovative solutions to meet our net-zero commitments. COP26 provides the UK with a…

The good, the bad and the unlawful: Where did it all go wrong for the UK’s approach to net-zero?

…strategies with timebound commitments. It’s like trying to run a marathon and then just slipping your shoes on, heading out the door and hoping you’ll cover the distance. Net-zero requires…

‘Woefully inadequate’: MPs slam Government’s energy efficiency plans after Green Homes Grant fiasco

…Britain by 2050 is an enormous challenge that the Government appears to have not yet grasped,” EAC chairman Philip Dunne MP said. “In the next 29 years, the Government must…

Centrica CEO: UK Government is right to mandate net-zero transition plans from businesses

…this voluntarily and some may not, so you ‘ve got to have the investors, the owners, the government laying exactly what we want.” The plan includes headline commitments to take…

UK’s plug-in car grant scheme closes, with funding to be re-allocated to other types of EV

…charging infrastructure. March saw the Department publishing a new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, supporting a stated commitment to ensure that all British motorists are never further than 30 miles away…

At a glance: 7 key talking points of the CCC’s net-zero progress report

…short of the Government’s commitment of at least 300,000 by 2030. The report states that “decarbonisation pathway should not be all about replacing fossil-fuelled vehicles with electric ones, it also…

Budget Day: What does Rishi Sunak’s plan mean for the UK’s green economy?

…according to the RAC. Sunak said he was “not prepared to put more pressure on families and small businesses”. Sunak reiterated the Government’s commitment to end the relief on red…

COP26: The time is now for radical cross-sector collaboration to reach net-zero

…of time – so radical collaboration and forward-thinking will be vital in moving the world towards net-zero, beyond just making commitments. Climate concerns everyone Recent IKEA research shows that people…

UK carbon trading scheme ‘leaves many questions unanswered’

…struck on Christmas Eve, binding both parties to their commitments and including rebalancing measures if they diverge. “Under the agreement, both sides agree that the fight against climate change, and…

CCC Progress Report: UK making ‘scant progress’ towards net-zero, with home energy efficiency a major pitfall

…how the central Government will work with devolved governments and councils to deliver net-zero. It also presses the Government to set out a full overview of the costs and benefits…