UK passes law for net zero emissions by 2050

It has become the first major economy in the world to do so

House of Commons passes net zero carbon emissions bill

The draft order would amend the 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target in the Climate Change Act from at least 80% to 100%

Britain powers on without coal for a fortnight

As coal plants take up to six hours to warm up and become available on the system, the new record will be set at 3.12pm today

Energy Minister Claire Perry takes leave of absence

Some of her responsibilities are temporarily being taken over by Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore