Queen to attend COP26

The climate conference has confirmed the British monarch’s attendance, as the world looks to push on from the environmental progress already made

Her Majesty’s pleasure – Queen exempt from renewable energy changes

The Queen’s lawyers have reportedly persuaded ministers to make the monarch the only person in Scotland to not have to implement certain changes for green energy, despite being one of the largest landowners in the country

Tree-planting scheme celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The UK-wide initiative invites people to plant a tree from this autumn for the Jubilee in 2022

Industry responds to the Queen’s Speech

The government has set out its legislative agenda in the Queen’s Speech. But what does the industry think about it?

Environment at the heart of the Queen’s Speech

State Opening of Parliament showcased speech with many reforms for the environment

How did the Queen’s coronavirus address affect the National Grid?

National Grid ESO says the televised message generated approximately 600MW of TV pick-up, equivalent to 190,000 ovens being turned on at once

Extinction Rebellion tells Queen: ‘One should not drive an SUV’

Environmental activists have sent a ‘parking ticket’ to the Queen to suggest she should perhaps swap her Range Rover for a more environmentally-friendly vehicle

Queen takes the crown for stopping plastic waste

The Queen has banned single-use plastic straws, bottles and other cutlery from the royal estates as part of a move to reduce plastic waste. The new measures will phase out plastic in public areas such as cafes and gift shops and ban it altogether in staff dining rooms. Internal caterers will also have to start […]

Queen visits offshore turbine blade factory in Hull

  The Queen visited Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory in Hull yesterday. She was given a short tour of the facility and a demonstration of the work which goes into making the mammoth 75-metre turbine blades, as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations. They are handmade as a single, […]

Queen seals the deal for UK Water Act

The UK Water Act has become law after being given the seal of approval by the Queen this week. It received Royal Assent in the House of Lords, ending a two-year process, with the reform proposals initially published in July 2012. The Royal Assent is when the Queen formally agrees to make the bill into […]