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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

Theresa May sets legally binding net zero emissions target for 2050

Young people will have the chance to share future climate policy through the Youth Steering Group that has been set up

Theresa May to step down as prime minister

She said she is ‘proud’ of the progress made in eliminating plastic waste, tackling climate change and improving air quality

Businesses urge May to aim for net zero emissions by 2050

They have written a letter highlighting the economic benefits of an early transition and the risks of failing to meet the Paris climate deal

UK council to advise PM on energy opportunities after Brexit

It will provide high-level advice and policy recommendations on the critical issues affecting business

Theresa May: Labour nationalisation plans would mean people pay twice

The Prime Minister said the proposed move would see investment fall

UK fuel duty to be frozen for ninth year in a row

The tax is paid on most fuels and currently stands at 57.95p per litre of petrol, diesel, biodiesel and bioethanol

UK commits £170m for climate projects in developing countries

Prime Minister Theresa May also pledged to share the UK’s expertise to help nations transition to cleaner and greener energy systems

Theresa May to pledge £106m for UK to lead in EV tech

She is due to make the pledge at the UK’s first ever Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham today

UK Government proposes doubling plastic bag charge to 10p

It could also be extended to all shops across the country