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Energy White Paper: Government confirms £6.7bn warm homes package and UK ETS

…reiterates previous Government commitments, notably to establish 40GW of offshore wind capacity and to invest £1bn in carbon capture technologies. As for hydrogen, the whitepaper refers to NIS which confirmed…

COP26: 190 nations, regions and organisations commit to major coal power and financing phase-outs

…signal the end of coal as a global power source. The commitments have been issued through a “Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement” at COP26 in Glasgow – a…

Germany unveils major electricity sector revamp, significantly boosting renewables goals

…this, the government presented a comprehensive package aimed at reinvigorating its faltering renewable power sector. “The package is an accelerator for the expansion of renewable energies,” said Robert Habeck, vice-chancellor…

80% of cities not yet 1.5C-aligned; more government support needed for local climate action

…their government or governments to deliver their climate adaptation plans, while the proportion was one-quarter for those needing more support on decarbonisation. Government support will likely need to be increased…

Nine major policies from Boris Johnson that have faced legal challenges on climate grounds

…the green economy. In fact, some have even been challenged in the courts on claims that they breach the UK’s overarching commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 at the…

UK Government firms up 100% clean electricity target for 2035

Johnson first floated the commitment on Monday (4 October) during a visit to a Network Rail site. It was then reiterated by Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng as the…

Government set to unveil national infrastructure bank tied to net-zero

government should give greater powers and independence to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), enabling the body to hold the Government to account. The NIC has recently urged the UK Government

Heat and Buildings Strategy: Scotland sets out investments to deliver net-zero built environment

commitment and clear action plan on heat from the UK Government. Recent volatility in global natural gas markets further underscores the urgency of UK Government action in reserved policy areas…

Government glosses over MP’s recommendations for strengthening green jobs plans

Government is taking a joined-up approach to the issue, working across departments and tackling skills and education at all stages of life and career seniority. The Government has this week…

UK Government promises to assess environmental impact of future post-Brexit trade deals

…the UK’s commitment to the UN’s 30 by 30 agenda, which requires supporting nations to safeguard at least 30% of marine and terrestrial habitats by the end of the decade….

G7 final communique: Nations promise coal phase-out and $100bn climate finance

…a commitment to set net-zero targets in the 2030s, first flagged last month, is formalised. Supporting these targets is a commitment to end direct government support for new thermal coal…

COP26 Action Tracker: UN biodiversity summit underway, G20 finance ministers set to gather

commitments, putting pressure on the UK as COP26 host. Meeting the 2035 commitment will require a major shift in the UK’s electricity mix, in which unabated gas currently plays a…

Budget 2021: Sunak confirms Net-Zero Innovation Fund, announces freeports to spur green investment

…been done before,” Sunak said, stating that the Government has “a real commitment to green growth” and “a real commitment to create jobs where people are”. The Chancellor went on…

Environment Bill: Government proposes new legally binding targets on nature, air and water

…eight-week period. They are designed to help the Government deliver on its commitment to leave nature in a better state for the next generation. Think-tanks, campaign groups and MPs have…

Government launches consultation on single-use plastics ban

…back greener. These plans will help us stamp out the unnecessary use of plastics that wreak havoc with our natural environment.” The consultation builds on the Government’s overarching commitment to…

Don’t neglect climate justice in net-zero transition, Co-op urges other businesses

…climate adaptation and mitigation in developing nations results from COP26. The commitment has failed to be delivered in the past and G7 nations made a fresh commitment to get back…

9 things you need to know from Transport Day at COP26

…today has seen a string of new international announcements from governments, cities, states, regions and businesses. The UK Government had stated, before COP26 began in Glasgow, that it intended to…

Will the 2021 Budget help the UK deliver a green recovery?

…the current recession. Aside from broad Covid-19 recovery funding, Budget previews in tabloids have also homed in on the Government’s latest commitments to finance the removal of dangerous cladding from…

Report: Cost of living crisis response can – and should – be net-zero aligned

…announced by the Government to address the cost of living crisis; and a third, ‘climate-positive scenario. This last scenario includes not only the measures already announced by the UK Government,…

Energy Security Bill ‘a further missed opportunity’ to boost energy efficiency, green groups say

…which are still lacking. “The renewed commitment and focus on delivering the 50GW target of offshore wind capacity by 2030 is also positive, as clean electricity will be vital to…