‘UK’s solar sector will double by 2030 – but to hit net zero it needs to triple’

The industry body claims 40GW of solar capacity must be in place by 2030 if the UK is to remain on target to reach net zero by 2050

No more major public contracts to businesses without net zero goals

In a new policy shake-up, the government has announced authorities will take account carbon reduction plans of suppliers who bid for major public contracts

Sweet move! Sugar in your fuel tank

New petrol mix made of biofuel could cut emissions by 750,000 tonnes

Equinor and ENGIE team up to produce hydrogen from gas

The project will be designed to capture carbon dioxide and store it permanently offshore

UK says Hy to first hydrogen houses!

The homes, which will be fuelled entirely by hydrogen, are to be built in Gateshead

CCC urges government to reconsider permission for Cumbrian coal mine

Lord Deben warns the site could increase global emissions and undermine the UK’s leadership of COP26

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden discuss green recovery in first call after inauguration

The two leaders have committed to working together through the G7, G20 and COP26

Six UK projects awarded £8m to create ‘world’s first’ net zero industrial zone by 2040

Projects in the West Midlands, Tees Valley, North West, Humber, Scotland and South Wales aim to decarbonise operations of industrial clusters

UK steps up emissions goals to require a 68% reduction by 2030

The ambitious goal comes despite the CCC having previously warned the government that the UK is not on track to hit its existing fifth carbon budget target

Global increases in temperature ‘could be held to 2.1°C by the end of the century’

That’s the suggestion from the Climate Action Tracker group, which previously estimated the planet’s atmosphere could warm by as much as 3°C by 2100