MPs launch inquiry into changing climate in Arctic

The Environmental Audit Committee will assess how the Arctic is changing and what the UK Government has achieved through its policy framework set out in 2013

MPs launch inquiry into government’s 25-year environment plan

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the government’s 25-year plan for the environment. It will examine the key decisions around the plan’s overall ambition and approach, which was unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May last month. It included a commitment to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 and set up a […]

MPs launch new inquiry into green finance

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched a new inquiry into green finance. It will scrutinise the government’s strategy to develop “world leading green finance capabilities” and is interested in how investment in longer term sustainable development can be incentivised across the economy. The inquiry will examine a number of areas, including the measures set […]

Select Committees relaunch joint air quality inquiry

  Four select committees have relaunched their joint inquiry into improving air quality. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Transport Committees have teamed up to scrutinise the UK Government’s plans to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment. Their initial inquiry was launched in March […]

BEIS Committee launches EV inquiry

An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. It will look into the challenges EVs represent for the energy infrastructure and the actions needed to support the development of this market. The inquiry will build on the work of the previous inquiry, which was interrupted […]

Government committees launch air quality inquiry

Four select committees have launched a joint inquiry on Britain’s air quality. MPs from the Environmental Audit, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health and Transport Committees have combined forces to scrutinise government plans to tackle urban pollution hotspots. The parliamentary groups are to hold four evidence sessions to consider mounting scientific evidence on the health and environmental impacts of harmful gases and […]

MPs launch inquiry into UK electric vehicle market

The role of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK’s low carbon transition and as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy is to be investigated. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched a new inquiry, which will examine barriers to the development of the EV market and the support it needs to progress. […]

MPs seek views on nuclear research and tech

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into priorities for nuclear research and technologies. It will revisit some of the recommendations of its report published in 2011 and look into whether the government’s actions in response have improved the country’s nuclear research and development (R&D) capabilities. The Committee will look […]

MPs examine Brexit priorities for energy, climate policies

An inquiry into the UK’s Brexit negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policies has been launched. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is inviting views as it picks up on the work initiated by the former Energy and Climate Change Committee, which explored the implications of the UK leaving the EU. The […]

MPs to examine Brexit implications on energy policy

An inquiry exploring the implications of Brexit on the UK’s energy policies has been launched. The Energy and Climate Change Committee said the nation’s exit from the European Union raises a number of questions the government will need to consider when it negotiates the deal. It adds while Member States, including the UK, retain sovereignty […]