‘The Green Homes scheme is essential to locking in quality rather than just quantity’

The National Insulation Association welcomes the £3bn plan announced by the Chancellor and believes it could have a ‘huge impact’ on reducing emissions from existing homes

Rishi Sunak confirms £3bn green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment

In his much-awaited Summer Statement, which serves as a recovery plan for the UK economy, the Chancellor outlined how he planned to tackle ‘profound economic challenges’ with a ‘historic investment in infrastructure’

Chancellor set to announce £5,000 ‘Green Homes’ vouchers for households

As part of the rumoured scheme, households will be given vouchers to pay for energy efficiency upgrades, which could save an estimated £600 every year on energy bills

Coronavirus: The Government’s support for businesses explained

A brand new policy blog from British Gas explores the Chancellor’s new measures.

Budget 2020 – greener than it first appears?

The Budget on 11 March 2020 was overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis so the important energy and climate related announcements it contained have not had as much publicity as they deserve.

Spending Round 2019: Chancellor pledges £60m for air quality and net zero goal

Sajid Javid said leaving the EU provides an opportunity for Britain to set ‘world leading’ environmental standards

Infrastructure chief urges Chancellor to commit to major energy and transport upgrades

National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt is demanding action to meet the UK’s infrastructure challenges, with ‘clear and and lasting’ plans as well as stable funding

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Philip Hammond calls for more action on sustainable global growth

A new release from the UK Government says the Chancellor will talk at the annual IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington over the coming days

Budget 2017: Chancellor considers tax on single-use plastic items

  The UK Government is considering introducing a tax on single-use plastic items, including polystyrene takeaway boxes and bubble wrap. Chancellor Philip Hammond said he will work with Environment Secretary Michael Gove to investigate how the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items can reduce waste. A call for evidence is to be launched […]

Budget ‘must strengthen carbon price and renewables’

The Chancellor should use the imminent Autumn Budget to strengthen carbon pricing and extend subsidies for renewable energy. That’s the suggestion from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, which warns the freeze on the carbon price support rate at £18 per tonne is inconsistent with achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. The group […]