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Businesses call on UK Government to deliver ‘world-leading’ hydrogen sector

Businesses do not believe the Government is being ambitious enough in efforts to create a “world-leading” hydrogen market, with the commitment of 5GW of green and blue hydrogen by 2030…

Farmers in England to be paid for nature restoration and creation from 2023

…England’s agricultural soil under sustainable management by 2030 and restore up to 300,000 hectares of habitat by 2042. These achievements – if realised – would feed into long-term commitments to…

What role will hydrogen play in the UK’s net-zero transition?

…Carbon Budget, which will require the UK to cut emissions by 78% by 2035, reiterated this point. Following an initial commitment of £500m to hydrogen production in last year’s Ten…

Energy Security Strategy: UK targets 95% low-carbon electricity mix by 2030, but will increase oil and gas production

…in energy efficiency and low-carbon heating that would cut hundreds of pounds off bills now, the government has set out vague commitments for the most expensive and slow-to-build energy technologies….

High Court to hear legal challenges to UK Government’s key net-zero policy packages

…low-carbon policy packages published last year – is aligned with the UK’s legally binding long-term and medium-term climate commitments. The Strategy notably contains no time-bound, sector-specific emissions reduction targets, as…

UK Government to face legal challenge over Jackdaw oil and gas field approval

…legal challenge within 24 hours, and has now confirmed that it plans to take the Government to court. It will state that the Government is committing a “scandal”, failing in…

Energy price crisis: Would an ‘energy furlough scheme’ help homes and businesses?

…may well increase in 2022 as nuclear capacity comes offline. Both candidates stated that they will uphold the UK’s 2050 net-zero target, interim carbon budgets and commitments to change the…

UK Government opens £1.5bn tranche of funding for energy-efficient homes

…the Government has frozen it at £2,500 from 1 October 2022, for two years. Energy companies will be paid the difference by the Government. Also launched was an energy bill…

MPs accuse Treasury and HMRC of shirking climate responsibilities

…to abandon fossil fuels and reach net-zero must be the greatest co-ordinated ask, of governments around the globe, in history. “But the UK government has been blithely issuing ever more…

Transport Minister Rachel Maclean: UK can be a ‘pacesetter’ for green industrial revolution

…the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan. Published following months of delays, the Transport Decarbonisation Plan outlines the Government’s approach, in terms of timings and technologies, to decarbonising the UK’s highest-emitting sector….

Failure to tackle cost-of-living crisis could derail UK’s net-zero transition, Institute for Government warns

…the CCC was first asked for advice on in 2020. This policy package would build on the Agriculture Strategy and, aside from net-zero, feed in to the Government’s commitment to…

UK plastic packaging tax comes into force: Here’s everything you need to know

…However, the Government does note that some businesses may pass the tax on to individual consumers through increased prices. Even in this case, the Government predicts a “small” cost to…

LEAF: Corporate spending commitments to end tropical deforestation reach $1.5bn at COP27

…fulfil our goal. We are pleased with the growth of commitments to $1.5bn and the one hundred percent increase in corporate commitments since COP26. The recruitment of the Korean government

How to start your journey towards responsible consumption and production

…organisation itself, but also influence its members and future members to deliver those commitments. Our concrete pledges towards the UN SDGs were published in December 2020, but the commitments they…

G7 Summit: Leaders agree to create ‘Climate Club’ but talks stall on coal and biofuels

…topic addressed in the 2022 communique, but most inclusions on energy are there to reaffirm existing commitments and to look towards potentially strengthening commitments at COP27 or at G7 2023….

26 voices on COP26: What we want from the climate summit (part 2)

…create clean energy carriers such as hydrogen. “With many decarbonisation technologies ready to go, industry will look to COP26 and to governments for the policy commitments required to move at…

Energy price crisis: Why is behaviour change for energy efficiency not on the table?

The UK Government’s Energy Security Strategy, published in April, was dubbed an ‘Energy Generation Strategy’ by some commentators. It included headline-grabbing new targets on offshore wind (50GW by 2030) and…

‘Hydrogen Accelerators’: British hydrogen industry sets out policy demands for Liz Truss’s Government

…the gas value chain. While praising the Government for increasing the UK’s 2030 target for low-carbon hydrogen production capacity from 5GW to 10GW, the paper warns that the Government needs…

UK’s net-zero transition will create up to 1.7 million green jobs this decade, report finds

…and vital for regional jobs. It is essential the Government helps these industries to make the transition, while helping new net-zero industries to flourish. “ The Government has faced a…

Transport Secretary rejects calls to oppose Heathrow Airport expansion on climate grounds

…advisors at the Climate Change Committee (CCC) – that the Government’s existing approach is aligned with its long-term climate commitments, including net-zero by 2050 and the Sixth Carbon Budget, which…