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International real estate investors shunning UK for nations with stronger green policies

…improve their energy efficiency. The requirements would have entailed landlords needing to upgrade properties to achieve an EPC ‘C’ rating by 2028. UKSIF’s research found that re-instating this commitment, but…

UN: National climate commitments way off-track to deliver Paris Agreement

The UN has today (14 November) released its latest synthesis report that analyses the 195 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. These commitments act as national targeted commitments…

UK Government’s investment in Sizewell C nuclear plant passes £1bn

…pre-construction preparations at Sizewell. This initial investment had a focus on materials and components. Bowie said the additional funding “is a clear demonstration of the government’s commitment to this vital…

Give climate adaptation remit to Ofgem and other regulators, UK Government urged

…both internal work at the Government, and collaboration between the Government and the private sector. Beyond updating the top-line commitments in the Programme and fleshing out plans for delivery, the…

Government to delay biodiversity net-gain requirements for buildings

…the rollback on carbon policy last week, the industry needs certainty clarity and commitment in order to facilitate green investment and continue to make progress. Biodiversity net gain is no…

Government sets end-date for UK’s oil and gas ‘windfall tax’

…price crisis. The decision indicates that the Government is bowing to industry pressure – potentially at the expense of its own legally-binding climate targets. The Treasury said in a statement:…

UK Government ‘not properly discussing’ wind-down of gas networks as heat goes electric

…need to be replaced with alternatives as the nation works towards net-zero emissions by 2050. The Government is yet to take a strategic decision on whether hydrogen will have a…

‘Deeply harmful’: No space for offshore wind in Government’s £227m CfD auction

The Government announced the funding of its flagship CfD scheme on Friday morning (8 September). A total of 95 clean energy projects have had their bids accepted, with onshore wind…

UK Government pledges £200m to decarbonise freight industry

…This comes after the Government published its updated zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, in line with the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s recent pushback on net-zero policies. Roads Minister Richard Holden said:…

Government and businesses urged to spearhead regenerative farming revolution in England

…watchdog, is nowhere near on track to deliver this ambition. The Government has made a commitment to publish a nature-positive investment roadmap for the agricultural sector that would spur wider…

UK Government sets out plans to quadruple nuclear generation capacity by 2050

…its helping to insulate in the past couple of years.” Fuelling up The launch of the roadmap follows on from the UK’s commitment, made earlier this week, to up to…

Businesses press UK Government to fast-track TNFD adoption with clear roadmap

The UK Government has been urged to establish a roadmap for the enforcement of mandatory disclosures aligned with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures’ (TNFD) framework, to accelerate widespread industry…

MPs push Government for clear heatwave resilience plan to save lives, boost economy

MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) are this week pressing the UK Government to follow through on its Global Cooling Pledge commitment made at COP28 in Dubai last month….

Stop approving carbon budgets without credible delivery plans, MPs urge UK Government

…letter has been prompted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s claims that the UK has “over-delivered” on its previous carbon budget commitments, and can therefore afford to persue a more incremental…

Cargill accused of breaching own deforestation and human rights commitments

…report also details nine high-profile human rights violation cases from the past two decades and questions the human rights commitments of some of Cargill’s suppliers. Beyond its own commitments, Cargill…

Energy transition: Government backs new masterplan to halve grid infrastructure delivery times

…line with national commitments on levelling up, net-zero and energy security. The Government has admitted that delivery timeframes for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) including nuclear power plants and wind…

Great British Nuclear: Government unveils competition to fund small reactors

…last week. The Government stated that “unforeseen circumstances” resulted in a minor delay. Long-term vision The UK Government envisions 25% of the UK’s electricity mix coming from nuclear by 2050….

UK Government announces £4.5bn boost for manufacturing with net-zero focus

The funding, confirmed by the Treasury on Friday evening (17 November), will be allocated from 2025. It is set to provide a boost to manufacturing sub-sectors which the Government believes…

More than 2,000 business leaders urge UK Government to boost climate action at COP28

…backdrop of recent governmental climate policy rollbacks. Outlined within the letter are clear and decisive calls for the Government to rapidly escalate investment and incentives in renewable energy while addressing…

Low-carbon energy to be offered record £227m in next CfD auction

…scheme is the Government’s main policy mechanism to support low-carbon electricity generation projects in the UK. It guarantees developers of projects a set price for their electricity; when prices are…