‘Pay-per-mile charging is good as long we have the right roads and it doesn’t disincentivise EV takeup’

That’s the suggestion of motoring broadcaster and transport campaigner Quentin Willson who spoke to ELN about the benefits of a proposed road pricing scheme

Pay-per-mile scheme ‘should be mandatory by 2030’

A new report discussed by MPs considers road pricing as the most effective way to tackle air pollution and congestion

Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

Extinction Rebellion climate activists spray fake blood outside Treasury

Supporters of the group stood nearby holding banners saying ‘this is an emergency’ and ‘act now’

Sir David Attenborough named ambassador for biodiversity review

The review, commissioned by the Treasury, will assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally as well as the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss

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 seeks bids for management of £400m EV charging fund

The successful fund manager will be appointed to raise and manage the investment fund on behalf of the Treasury

UK Treasury refuses to attend post-Brexit environmental watchdog inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee said Chancellor Philip Hammond has also refused to send another minister in his place

Spring Statement: Chancellor consults on tax charges to tackle plastic waste

Philip Hammond said money raised from any tax changes would be invested in developing new, greener products and processes

New plans to protect consumers if energy supplier goes bust

New plans to ensure consumers continue to receive an uninterrupted supply of energy if a supplier goes bust have been published. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been developed setting out the details of how the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ofgem and the Treasury will work together in such an event. […]