High Court rules government net zero aim falls short of the mark

The 2050 plan lacks sufficient detail, the court has found

Government unleashes ten point climate plan: Industry responds

The Prime Minister has set out the UK’s ten point plan to tackle climate change, deliver net zero and launch a ‘green industrial revolution’ – but what does the industry think?

Boris Johnson unveils ten point plan to tackle climate change, deliver net zero and launch a ‘green industrial revolution’

The Prime Minister says the new plans will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs while allowing the UK to ‘forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050’

Ofgem announces £25bn investment programme to transform UK’s energy networks

The proposals aim to enable the delivery of emissions-free green energy across the country and meet national net zero targets, while also maintaining high levels of service and grid reliability

Decarbonising Wales ‘must be central to regional planning’

That’s the verdict from the Welsh Government, which has set out a 20-year vision on how to transform the country into a clean, connected and sustainable powerhouse

Mayor of London sets out new environment strategy

Sadiq Khan says he aims to make the capital the greenest city in the world by 2050

Scotland lays out how it will go green by 2032

Scotland has laid out the steps with which it hopes to achieve its 2032 climate change target of reducing emissions by two-thirds. The country’s government, which says it is on track to meet its goal of cutting greenhouse gases by 42% before 2020, aims to further drive down emissions from its heat and power sectors […]

‘Independent body should measure green milestones’

An independent body should be established to measure the UK’s environmental milestones and track green targets. That’s the suggestion from the Natural Capital Committee (NCC), which have put together a series of recommendations for the government’s upcoming 25-Year Environment Plan. It says the plan must work to get air quality to legal minimum levels, clean […]

Italy’s revision of energy strategy welcomed

Italy’s plan to revisit energy strategy and further decarbonise the economy has been welcomed. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) supports Italy’s decision to update its 2013 National Energy Strategy (NES) and suggests a number of areas to concentrate on. The NES originally outlined clear goals to tackle climate change, strengthen energy […]

Most local authorities ‘failing to prepare for climate change’

Most local authorities in the UK are failing to plan and prepare for climate change. Around 70% of local plans have no carbon reduction targets or any way of monitoring progress, according to a new report from the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), despite national policy having firm climate change commitments. The report claims […]