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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;…

Trees, peat and net-zero: UK to enshrine new nature goals in law

The Government is set to enshrine a commitment to halt species decline and nature loss by 2030 in law and has pledged to treble tree planting this parliament….

Net-zero, Brexit and Covid-19: Businesses say now is perfect time to ‘green’ UK’s financial system

…systems are compatible with its long-term commitments on climate and the environment as part of its Covid-19 recovery plans. On climate, the report welcomes the recent rise in net-zero commitments…

Integrated Rail Plan: £96bn rail extension and electrification scheme draws lukewarm reaction from UK’s green economy

…which will increase local rail services across the region. It’s electrifying On electrification, the Plan outlines a commitment to electrify more than 180 miles of route, including the TransPennine Main…

Kwasi Kwarteng steps up to BEIS Secretary post as Alok Sharma takes on full-time COP Presidency

…showcases the Government’s commitment to the global summit. Richard Black, Senior Associate at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said: “Allowing Alok Sharma to focus full-time on his COP26…

UK Government ‘unable to prove it will meet green R&D targets’

…a failure to engage smaller businesses and those based in the North of England. These failures, the PAC states, risk the Government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’ within and between regions….

Green recovery: MPs call for VAT breaks for energy efficiency, electric vehicles and circular economy

…that offer repair services or use high quantities of recycled materials. As for the sectors covered by the Ten Point Plan, the EAC welcomes the initial commitment but highlights several…

Green recovery could deliver 1.2 million construction and manufacturing jobs

…keeping to national climate commitments mooted to take place. More broadly, UK100 notes statistics from the UK Green Building Council, which estimates that to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050, almost…

UK Government failing on green spending requirements to reach net-zero, WWF warns

…all government spending ahead of the UK-hosted COP26 climate summit in November. We won’t forget the government’s climate promises and, together with our supporters, we will hold the government to…

Scottish Government draws up plan for green recovery from Covid-19

…was confirmed. Included in the Agreement are measures to help decarbonise some of Scotland’s most-emitting sectors, including energy, transport and buildings. There are commitments to launch a £500m Just Transition…

REA: Government’s lower borrowing figures provides opportunity to tackle cost of living crisis

The REA believes that the Government has more scope to act on energy bills after data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the Government borrowed £16.8bn to…

Energy price crisis: Treasury’s rebate scheme branded ‘sticking plaster’ for UK’s gas reliance

…need a firm commitment from the Government to wean us off natural gas and onto hydrogen, which we can produce ourselves, and convert our world-class gas network to run on…

‘The Government must raise its sights’: Green economy reacts to new Environment Bill targets

…questioned whether the targets will be strong enough for the UK to deliver on commitments to leave nature in a better state for the next generation. Loopholes have been pointed…

UK Government reportedly mulling new £1bn national home insulation scheme

…national home insulation scheme ahead of winter 2022, with the national net-zero commitment and ongoing gas price crisis in mind. However, the new proposals are unlikely to be popular if…

‘Reduction-first approach’: WorldGBC updates net-zero buildings commitment

The WorldGBC first issued its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in 2017, calling on companies in the built environment sector to ensure all existing buildings by 2050 operate at net-zero…

UK hosting 30,000 fewer green jobs than in 2014, official figures show

…with the Government’s inclusion of the technology in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) process and subsequent commitments to scale-up dramatically in the coming decades. The number of direct roles increased…