Environmental Agency doubts California’s proposed ban of new petrol vehicles by 2035

The US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator has sent a letter to California’s Governor questioning the legality and practicality of the plan

Boris Johnson pledges to protect an extra 4,000 square kilometres of new land in England

The Prime Minister will reportedly make a commitment to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030

VAT subsidy on domestic gas ‘mostly benefits wealthier households’

The government is being urged to end the 5% VAT rate on domestic heating fuels and redistribute the revenues to help those on low incomes to heat their homes

UK and Chile urge countries to take ambitious climate action

Speaking during the week of the UN General Assembly, COP26 President Alok Sharma invited the world leaders to attend a virtual event on 12th December and come forward with new ambitious commitments

Boris Johnson: ‘Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus’

Speaking to UN Climate Action Roundtable this afternoon, Prime Minister is expected to urge leaders ‘look how we will rebuild’

EU proposes more efficient air traffic management to reduce emissions

The upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework is expected to help reduce up to 10% of air transport emissions

EU investigates Belgian electricity capacity scheme

The Commission is concerned the measure may discriminate against certain technologies, like renewable capacity, or unfairly limit participation of cross-border capacity

China vows to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2060

Speaking to the UN General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will reach peak emissions before 2030

Government proposes tax on gas suppliers to fund green gas production plants

It expects the effect on consumer bills to be ‘relatively minor’, estimated to peak at around £6.90 on an annual gas bill

UK launches COP26 Energy Transition Council to accelerate switch to clean power

The new body will work with representatives of governments to ensure that for every country renewable energy is the most attractive option