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UK net zero carbon emissions target: Responses

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement follows recent advice from the Committee on Climate Change

New taskforce to focus on smart tech to boost business resource efficiency

Its core mission is to address the regional productivity gap in the UK

Post-Brexit trade signals ‘ominous for low carbon sector’

The future of the UK’s low carbon sector is at risk from post-Brexit trade strategies. That’s according to think-tank Green Alliance, which says the government is likely to place equal importance on trade with the EU and other countries such as the US or China. However, Green Alliance says the UK must prioritise economic alignment with […]

Green investment delays could cost UK consumers £2.6bn

Consumers could end up paying £2.6 billion more per year in 2025 without faster deployment of renewable energy. That’s according to new research from Green Alliance, which says the government is not following through on its earlier progress and policy since 2015 has delayed commitment of the final 5% support needed. It adds the government […]

UK ‘risks higher energy bills without EU co-operation post-Brexit’

The UK must continue to collaborate with the EU on energy and climate policies post-Brexit if it is to keep bills down. Think tank Green Alliance warns failure to co-operate with the EU after the UK leaves the region will “unnecessarily complicate” the nation’s emissions reductions and consumers could be hit by an increase in […]

Metro mayors urged to make UK cities green

A coalition of environmental organisations is calling on incoming metro mayors to take urgent action to green their cities. The call from groups, including the National Trust, Green Alliance and the Campaign for Better Transport, comes as England’s first ever metro mayors are being elected in six city regions today ahead of the general election. […]

UK Government ‘must catch up with new tech and their impact on power grid’

  The UK Government has not yet caught up with how technologies are evolving and the impact they could have on the electricity grid. That’s according to a new report by Green Alliance, which states the power system is not prepared for the growing number of consumers choosing to buy small scale technologies like electric […]

UK renewables investment ‘to fall 95% in three years’

The UK saw a £1.1 billion fall in investment in renewable energy projects in the past six months. That’s according to new analysis from Green Alliance, which claims investment in wind, solar, biomass and waste to energy projects will decline by 95% between 2017 and 2020. It warns the “cliff edge” needs to be avoided […]

Green Alliance: Energy subsidies to triple to support inefficient power plants

Public money in the next Capacity Market auction, which aims to ensure the UK has sufficient capacity to meet demand, will be used in supporting old and inefficient power plants. That’s according to think tank Green Alliance which claims the government will expand the auction to ensure new large-scale Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) power plants win […]

Government urged to support renewables in Budget

Investing in renewable energy generation rather than the government’s current low carbon energy policy could help the UK save around £420 million between 2020 and 2025. That’s according to a report from Green Alliance which added a low carbon generation gap of 20TWh could be created as a result of the current regulations. The ‘Beyond […]