Consumers ‘must be in the driving seat for the EV revolution’

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has published a new report outlining the steps it says must be taken by government and industry in order to get EVs onto the UK’s roads

Hong Kong power firm CLP waves goodbye to coal

The company said it will no longer invest in new coal-fired power plants and will progressively phase out all remaining coal assets by 2050

ArcelorMittal Europe steels itself to cut carbon emissions by 30% before 2030

The steelmaker says the pledge will help it contribute to the European Commission’s Green Deal

CCC urges Boris Johnson to stop climate change efforts falling short

The CCC notes the Conservative Party’s strong parliamentary majority will permit confident decisions on climate challenges and says it must ‘seize that opportunity’

Raft of cities commit to match or exceed EU climate targets

On the eve of the Communication on the European Green Deal, the cities pledged to reach to voluntary emissions targets in either 2030 or 2050

Repsol commits to going net zero by 2050

It claims to be the first oil and gas company in the world to commit to such a target

Seven major energy firms call on EU to step up 2030 green targets

EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, SSE, Statkraft, Verbund and Ørsted have called for European Environment and Climate Ministers to increase the 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target from 40% to at least 55%

UK ‘must hit 9.7% decarbonisation rate to reach net zero by 2050’

That’s according to PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index, which says the current rate of 3.7% is far too slow

Labour Party ‘has dropped plans to go net zero by 2030’

It has announced it will instead work towards achieving the goal of carbon neutrality ‘well before 2050’

New Zealand passes law for net zero carbon emissions by 2050

The Zero Carbon Bill provides a framework to support the country to prepare for and adapt to the effects of climate change