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Stop treating carbon removal technologies as a silver bullet, MPs warn Government

…Budget commitment. The Committee warned this summer that current BEIS plans are likely to deliver just 10 million tonnes of capture annually by the end of the decade. Sarah George…

Kwasi Kwarteng set to defer Tata Steel’s £1.5bn decarbonisation package to next Prime Minister

…the jobs rather than the climate. Government responses A spokesperson for the UK Government said: “Steel plays a critical role in all areas of the UK economy and Tata is…

UK food and drink sector to halve emissions by 2030, under updated WRAP targets

…2030 targets. “I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved under the Courtauld Commitment 2025 during the last five years, but with COP26 fast approaching, the new Courtauld Commitment 2030 has…

From Audi to Volkswagen: How are big carmakers approaching the EV transition?

…strategy headlined by a commitment to stop producing petrol and diesel vehicles under its Jaguar brand by 2025 and switch to electric-only models. Given that Jaguar only produces one pure-electric…

BEIS proposes climate ‘stress tests’ for oil and gas projects, stops short of setting end date

…of a specific project has met its commitments to reduce emissions; whether the sector as a whole has met its commitments to reduce emissions; the UK’s position in regards to…

An ‘undisputed urgency to act’: Green economy reacts to the Energy White Paper

…the Whitepaper reiterates numerous decarbonisation commitments that were revealed in both the Ten Point Plan and the NIS. While the official document is yet to be released, green groups have…

UK Government faces fresh accusations of backtracking on post-Brexit environment pledges

…of a say on the shape of all future trade deals, would help them the Government to account over its non-regression commitments. The Government told MPs that there are already…

‘Extremely disappointing news’: Government delays Environment Bill’s return to Parliament

…mine in Cumbria and not to back amendments to the Trade Bill designed to maintain standards post-Brexit. The Government has also been accused of planning to backtrack on its commitment

UK Government has ‘no plan’ for reaching net-zero, MPs warn

…UN’s recent warning that, despite many nations having developed long-term climate commitments consistent with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C trajectory, few have interim agreements to back them up. According to the…

UK Government orders review of fracking in lead-up to energy security strategy

…UK. Kwarteng’s letter states that “while it remains the case that shale gas extraction is not the solution to near-term price issues, it is right as a government – given…

Natural history GCSEs and carbon literacy: Government unveils new climate-focused education strategy

The Government has today (21 April) unveiled a plethora of new skills and education commitments under its Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. The Government has committed to introducing a new…

Give nature the same priority as net-zero, post-Brexit environment watchdog tells UK Government

…sharp analysis we can expect from the OEP in its role as guardian of government commitments for nature. The Government must bring the same clarity to its Environmental Improvement Plan…

H2H Saltend: Equinor bids for Government funding for major hydrogen project in Hull

The energy major announced the bid, which is being made through the Government’s Net-Zero Hydrogen Fund, this morning (22 June). The £240m fund is operated by UKRI and was launched…

Betting on ‘fantasy solutions’: Green groups say Jet Zero Strategy won’t cut aviation’s climate impact

…impunity for the next 30 years. Whilst there are some good commitments, it will go down in history as a missed opportunity. “Whilst the SAF and zero-emission aircraft commitments are…

UK Government opens green hydrogen fund applications, appoints its first ‘Hydrogen Champion’

…in light of the energy price crisis and increased ambitions for domestic offshore wind and oil and gas. As an interim commitment, the Government is aiming for the UK to…

UK Government slammed for continued ‘lack of ambition and funding’ for energy efficiency

Sunday (11 September) saw the Institute for Government (IfG) publishing a new report on ‘what the Truss Government should learn from other countries’ on energy efficiency amid the ongoing price…

Government defeats fracking ban vote, turns back on 2019 manifesto pledge

…sees the Conservative Government abandon one of the key pledges of its victorious 2019 election manifesto. The Conservative Government imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2019 because companies leading extraction…

Budget 2021: Businesses and charities make last-minute calls for green funding to Rishi Sunak

…While praising the Government’s commitment to meet this milestone, the groups believe that they need legal “teeth” if they are to be delivered, given that the UK has failed to…

Scotland failing on climate adaptation despite decarbonisation progress, CCC warns

commitments. It concludes that the Scottish Government is not adequately planning for how climate change will impact business’s operations and supply chains, and that it would do well to learn…

The first week of COP26: The 10 biggest stories

…Glasgow. The commitment is being described as a “landmark moment” for nature and, on the day of its launch, has already garnered financial support pledges of £8.75bn from national governments…