Domestic coal and wet wood burning to be banned across England by 2023

The move aims to encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home – wood-burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest source of particulate matter pollutants

COP26: David Cameron ‘rejects offer to head climate summit’

Reports claim the former prime minister was offered the role after former Energy Minister Claire O’Neill was sacked last week

Brexit ‘can prove a catalyst for decarbonisation and driving EV adoption’

That’s the suggestion from George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, who spoke at the release of a new report published by the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce

Kwasi Kwarteng podcast: ‘UK has already made strong progress towards net zero’

The Energy Minister noted the UK has already cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 45% since 1990, despite the economy growing by two-thirds over this time

Extinction Rebellion block busy road in Leicester Square in air pollution protest

Campaigners have glued themselves to concrete blocks in a bid to disrupt traffic and pressure the government to tackle the climate emergency

Renewables are on the up as 75 states and regions drive global adoption

The Climate Group and CDP say 75 states and regions are now generating more than 45% of their electricity from clean energy sources

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UK government ‘spends less than £1 per person per year on tree planting’

That’s the claim from Friends of the Earth, which says spending on planting and management in the UK has been in overall decline for several decades

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