No reason why shipping and airlines ‘should not be taxed on carbon’

International shipping and airlines should be officially included in emissions laws, suggests a new report out today from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the Government’s independent climate advisers. At the moment, rules which govern carbon emissions don’t include the two industries. When the Climate Change Act became law in 2008, these were initially left out […]

Reporter’s Blog

Scrap carbon tax George and look after industry The carbon price floor- does anyone really understand why it exists? There have been a few energy policies that have divided opinion, but none that have enraged quite so many. The carbon price floor is a cornerstone in the Coalition’s grand plan for Electricity Market Reform- key […]

Climate policy pushing UK manufacturers’ bills higher than German levels

Climate policy is pushing major energy users’ bills higher than German levels, claims a leading UK manufacturers’ group the EEF. It warns that UK firms are paying significantly more than their European rivals. A recent survey of over 200 manufacturers by the group also found that only one in eight think current policy will boost […]

Impact of emissions trading fraud still felt

The legal impact of the emissions trading fraud uncovered earlier this year is still being felt. According to Graham Stuart from Baker & McKenzie, firms are struggling in the aftermath of cyber attacks on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Chairing a session at The Carbon Show in London today, he spoke about firms who innocently […]

Electricity association chief keen to see details of Budget energy plans

The Association of Electricity Producers has said that if the government gets right its Budget plans for energy it will create “huge opportunities”, but if it fails “there could be serious consequences”. The association’s chief executive David Porter said: “The government recognises that the industry will have to spend £200bn in the next decade to […]