Theresa May announces £61.4m to tackle global plastic waste

The Prime Minister is to call on Commonwealth Heads of Government to join an alliance to fight plastic pollution

Theresa May seeks ‘broad energy co-operation’ with EU

The Prime Minister is exploring options for the UK’s continued participation in the EU’s internal energy market

UK Government launches bill to cap energy prices

New legislation to cap energy prices and help consumers save money is being introduced to Parliament today. The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) will allow Ofgem to cap energy tariffs until 2020, protecting 11 million households across the UK, who are currently on a standard variable or other default tariffs. The cap, which could […]

Theresa May: UK can lead AI innovations

Theresa May has said the UK can be a world leader in preparing for, developing and adopting artificial intelligence (AI) innovations. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Prime Minister said a new advisory body will collaborate with other nations to ensure the technology can be deployed in a safe and ethical […]

Theresa May outlines green plans and plastic bans

Theresa May has laid out a 25-year plan for reducing waste and tackling climate change. In a landmark speech this morning, the Prime Minister promised to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 and set up a £7 billion fund for developing innovative alternatives and new recycling techniques. As part of the phase-out, she plans to […]

Claire Perry promoted to cabinet in reshuffle

Climate Change Minister Claire Perry will be a member of cabinet following Theresa May’s reshuffle. Following the promotion, she will attend as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Mrs Perry has previously worked on delivering the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy to decarbonise energy and heat across the country. […]

Theresa May considers charge on plastic bottles

Theresa May has suggested she is considering introducing a 5p tax on single-use plastic bottles to help clean up the environment. The Prime Minister said the move would be helpful in changing consumer behaviour. A similar levy on carrier bags has resulted in an 83% reduction in the number of single-use plastic bags being used […]

Theresa May pledges £140m to tackle climate change

The UK is to provide £140 million of new funding to help the world’s poorest communities address the effects of climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement comes as as she attends the One Planet Summit in Paris today with other international leaders. The funding is expected to help two million more poor people cope […]

Theresa May says there will be further proposals to support fracking

  Theresa May has confirmed the government will set out further proposals to support fracking, insisting it is good for the UK. The Prime Minister made an impassioned case for the controversial technique for shale gas extraction during Prime Minister’s Questions today. Her comments follow the Scottish Parliament’s backing to support Scotland’s fracking ban, with […]

Ofgem: Energy price cap won’t happen this winter

Ofgem has said the government’s proposed energy bill price cap won’t come into effect by this winter. The regulator has suggested it will have to wait for legislation to be passed before it can take action on reducing the cost of standard variable tariffs. The process of passing new rules could take as long as […]