Boris Johnson hails ‘world leading’ fusion energy research in Oxfordshire

The prime minister visited the research centre, marking the government’s plans for a new fast-track visa route for the best scientists to continue to move to the UK after Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: Fracking will make hitting 2050 net zero goal ‘impossible’

The Labour Party says even if progress continues at its current rate, the goal will be missed by nearly 50 years

Climate change more important than Brexit, say majority of Brits

Around 61% of people believe the government isn’t doing enough to prioritise climate change

New cabinet appointments are ‘quite encouraging with respect to energy’

That’s the verdict from energy expert Jeremy Nicholson, who told ELN he thought the new Prime Minister’s reshuffle was ‘relatively logical’

Boris Johnson: ‘Future will be clean, green and prosperous’

He said the UK would lead the world in delivering the 2050 net-zero target and promised the UK would be the home of electric cars and planes

Boris Johnson: Britain is leading the world in battery tech

The new prime minister sacked more than half the cabinet, including Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark

Tory leadership debate: Will the environment and net zero emissions be top priorities?

A televised debate saw the five candidates answer various questions from the public

Boris Johnson orders Foreign Office to bin plastics

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is to eliminate single-use plastics from its UK operations by the end of 2018. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has also pledged to do the same from its global operations by 2020, making it the first UK Government department to announce such a ban. The FCO, in recent weeks, has […]

It’s official! UK ratifies landmark Paris climate deal

The UK Government has ratified the landmark climate deal agreed in Paris last December. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson signed the agreement, which commits countries to try to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C. The Foreign Office said it will now deposited “at the earliest opportunity at the UN in New York”. The news […]

Boris Johnson accused of hiding air pollution findings

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused by his successor of hiding some of the findings of an air quality report. The study, which newly appointed Mayor Sadiq Khan claims wasn’t fully published by Mr Johnson while he was in office, has been released. It revealed 433 schools out of 1,777 in the capital […]