Coal mine developer takes legal action against Cumbria County Council

The council decided to reconsider the planning application of the first deep coal mine in the UK for 30 years

COP26 – ‘Government needs to have clearer ambitions and ways to measure success’

A new report from BEIS has called for more clarity from the UK government to ensure the climate summit can be a success

Wales targets net zero emissions by 2050 but aims to ‘get there sooner’

The announcement follows a recommendation by the Climate Change Committee, which revealed net zero emissions, previously thought unachievable and unaffordable by experts, was now possible with ambitious policies and a ‘Team Wales’ effort

IMechE comments on Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget advice to government

The organisation states it hopes the nation will embrace the CCC’s advice as an opportunity for growing engineering skills and economic renewal across the whole of the UK

Glasgow-based SMS to provide public sector EV charging solutions

It has been appointed by the Crown Commercial Service to support local authorities, councils and hospitals’ move towards low carbon transport

CCC: Reducing emissions and adapting to climate change ‘integral to UK’s recovery from coronavirus’

That’s the suggestion from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which has written letters to the Prime Minister and First Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Coronavirus ‘could facilitate a modal shift in the transport sector’

That’s the suggestion from Keith Bell, Professor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde

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’

Fracking with CCUS compatible with net zero goal, says government

BEIS has set out its position on shale gas exploration as Cuadrilla starts work on its second well at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire

Government ‘must not rely on carbon pricing alone to reach net zero’

The Committee on Climate Change says must used as part of a wider suite of policy instruments.