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From coal mines to CfD auctions: 7 green policy stories you may have missed this week

…by the Government. But it remains to be seen how successful this campaign could possibly have been while overshadowed by a string of more than 50 resignations from Government positions,…

Transport Decarbonisation Plan: UK Government to ban new petrol and diesel truck sales by 2040

…Logistics UK’s director of policy Elizabeth de Jong said. The Government, the Plan states, will lead by example on road transport decarbonisation. The Plan brings forward a commitment to electrify…

Report: UK Government Budget for 2021 delivered just one-hundredth of the climate funding needed

That is according to new data released today (12 August) by WWF. The NGO calculated that measures announced in the 2021 Budget that will reduce emissions collectively received commitments for…

‘Fraught with risk’: Government’s sustainable farming plan sparks concern amongst green groups

The Government has today (30 November) unveiled the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ strategy, which outlines plans to introduce an Environmental Land Management scheme that would financially reward farming practices that…

UK Government still not clear on green skills and jobs plan despite Net-Zero Strategy, MPs warn

…The inquiry has heard from Government bodies including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Environment Agency, as well as trade bodies, education providers and major…

UK Government failing to support local councils on road to net-zero, MPs warn

That is according to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, which has today (29 October) released a major report as part of its ongoing inquiry into how local government

Climate crisis could wipe out 1% of GDP by 2045, UK Government admits

Government funding. Regarding net-zero specifically, the Government’s approach to providing funding and open-source tools – and to opening communication – has been slammed by the National Audit Office (NAO) and…

Green Jobs Taskforce urges UK Government to close funding and skills gaps

…policies are introduced. But the UK is currently not on track to deliver its 2030 commitment on green jobs. Pre-pandemic, Government figures revealed that turnover in the UK’s green economy…

Boris Johnson faces pressure from his own Tory MPs to close net-zero ‘policy gaps’

…for both May and Johnson’s governments. Johnson’s major commitment in this space is for the UK to host 40GW of offshore wind by 2030. Offshore wind is the only renewable…

Government to publish ‘comprehensive’ net-zero strategy in build up to COP26

…and internationally-leading position” on climate change while also rebounding strongly from the economic impacts of the pandemic. Responding to the report, the Government has revealed that a national net-zero strategy…

Jackdaw oil field: UK Government could face legal action over decision to approve Shell project

…timeline. OPRED has changed its stance after attaching further environmental conditions to the licence under the UK Government’s ‘climate stress test’ regime. BEIS Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng posted a Tweet as…

Liz Truss confirms price freeze for energy bills, dismisses windfall tax and lifts ban on fracking

…Truss confirmed a new commitment for the UK to become a net-energy importer by 2040. A new Energy Supply Taskforce has also been set up that will see suppliers negotiate…

‘A farcical detachment from reality’: Green groups respond to Government’s energy bills plan

…goes hand-in-hand with reducing our dependence on non-renewable energy. Electricity prices can no longer be dictated by fossil fuels, especially gas, and it’s good to see a commitment to more…

26 voices on COP26: What we want from the climate summit (part 1)

…as much as possible, and physically remove the rest: organisational commitment to net-zero should align with this global requirement and contain explicit quantitative commitments for reduction and removal specifically: the…

G7: What was (and wasn’t) agreed by world leaders to combat the climate crisis

…was and wasn’t agreed at the G7 Summit. What was agreed… Net-zero energy commitments On energy generation, a commitment to set net-zero targets in the 2030s, first flagged last month,…

1.5C ‘only just’ in reach: Business leaders and green economy react to Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26

…generated around the summit. COP26 hasn’t kept us on a path for warming levels below the vital 1.5C, but if the range of commitments from governments, business and investors to…

Report: UK needs to install five times as many EV charging points to meet climate goals

…this is inconsistent with the Conservative Party’s commitment to “levelling up” all regions. The Government used the 2020 Budget to announce an ambition that no EV driver should be more…

Seven pressing green questions that Prime Minister Liz Truss needs to address

…progress toward the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan commitment to leave nature in an improved state for the next generation. That report stated that policy and strategy have, since the Plan…

Industry reaction: What do green groups want from Liz Truss as Prime Minister?

…country. We need firm commitment from Liz Truss that she will help bring our world back to life so that people, nature and the economy can thrive.” Green spending, buildings…

‘There’s no silver bullet’ to get us to or beyond net-zero: Green economy reacts to new IPCC report

…fossil fuel imports. Political drivers for the Government remain the same in terms of delivering on its COP presidency commitments, and net-zero was a prominent commitment in the 2019 manifesto;…