Boris Johnson: Conservative Party will increase UK’s offshore wind goal to 40GW

The Prime Minister says the party will increase the nation’s 2030 target if they win the upcoming general election

Scottish Government ‘should invest at least £500m every year to decarbonise’

WWF Scotland and Vivid Economics say fossil fuel heating must be phased out if the country is to successfully end its contribution to climate change by 2045

Government’s Environment Bill ‘not fit for purpose’

The Environmental Audit Committee has requested that a number of areas of the bill be reconsidered

Sir John Armitt: Government needs to make real decisions, not just warm words

He said driving towards a 2050 net-zero goal is a great idea but stressed the difficult part was only just beginning

Government to table landmark Environmental Bill

The bill introduces a raft of measures to improve air and water quality, tackle plastic pollution and restore natural habitats

Prorogation of Parliament causes environmental and trade bills to be dropped

The Renewable Energy Association said the move was ‘another blow for the renewable and clean technology industry’

Guest Blog: Haydn Young – Extinction Rebellion – Communicate clearly to gain support

Back again on the London streets since May 1st, Extinction Rebellion (XR) is now planning two weeks of protests. Their aim is to “peacefully occupy centres of power and shut them down”.

Government ‘must stop publishing misleading solar statistics’

The Solar Trade Association says official figures relating to solar photovoltaic deployment in the UK are inaccurate and calls for the method of data collection to be reformed

Met Office granted £20m to improve severe space weather forecast

Space weather, such as flares or winds from the Sun’s surface or geomagnetic storms, can damage British satellites and cause power disruptions

Changing climate ‘is risking UK’s national food security’

The Environmental Audit Committee suggests a high dependency on imported fresh food, coupled with failure to act on climate breakdown, could mean shortages in the future