New inquiry into how the UK can cut fossil fuels and accelerate net zero transition

The Environmental Audit Committee announced the inquiry in response to the rise in fossil fuel prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and continued speculation on what will be included in the government’s Energy Security Strategy

Industry responds to mini-Budget

Are the new measures included in the Spring Statement enough to mitigate the effects of the energy crisis?

Water companies urged to link CEO pay with environmental performance

Ofwat has called for performance-related executive pay that reflects environmental impact

“Not a single river in England is free from pollution”

Just 14% of English rivers meet “good ecological status”, according to the Environmental Audit Committee

More than 2,000 sewage treatment works under scrutiny by ‘major’ investigation

Water companies found in breach of rules could face fines and prosecutions

Glasgow Climate Pack stirs reactions across the world

A compromise, a death-knell for coal power or a big failure to phase out fossil fuels – what leaders and industry think about the COP26 agreement?

MPs urge government to tackle green skills gap

The government has been criticised over an “inconsistent” policy on green jobs and a knowledge gap in necessary skills

Industry responds to Net Zero Strategy

A “key step forward” or a “huge letdown” – what does the industry think?

MPs press the alarm: “UK’s consumption is unsustainable”

The Environmental Audit Committee is concerned that the use of deforestation-linked commodities including soy, cocoa, timber is increasing dramatically

NAO: “Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme was not executed to an acceptable standard”

The UK’s independent public spending watchdog found that the scheme had an over-ambitious timetable that limited its carbon reduction and job creation impact