Spring Statement: Low carbon homes and travel and business energy efficiency

Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched consultations on possible future changes for the public and businesses to comment on

CCC: UK homes are ‘largely unprepared for climate change’

The Committee on Climate Change warns the nation’s legally-binding climate targets will not be met without the reduction of emissions from buildings

Major cities vow to make new buildings carbon neutral by 2030

A total of 19 mayors have made the pledge as part of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration

Majority of UK MPs ‘in the dark about falling energy bills’

New analysis suggests the average standard dual fuel bill reduced by £6 between 2016 and 2017

If Carlsberg did carbon-neutral breweries…

  Carlsberg has opened its first carbon-neutral brewery in Sweden. The facility in Falkenberg emits zero carbon emissions from its energy consumption, after completely switching to biogas and green electricity. More than a quarter of the site’s thermal energy comes from biogas generated from the brewery’s own wastewater. The achievement aligns with the company’s goal […]

Theresa May urged to show leadership towards zero carbon economy

Leading businesses and investor organisations are urging the UK Government to show leadership towards a zero carbon economy. They are calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to lead on climate change in order to drive jobs, sustainable growth and investment and remain competitive with other major economies. That includes setting clear policies through flagship proposals […]

Next UK Government urged to prioritise energy efficiency

The next government should recognise energy efficiency as a national infrastructure priority and commit to improving the energy performance of homes in the UK. The call from the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) comes as it has set out key recommendations for the government ahead of the general election. It says improving the energy efficiency […]

Building giants back 2050 zero-emission target

Three major companies are backing a global campaign which aims to ensure all buildings are net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Engineering firm Integral Group, international property and infrastructure group Lendlease and product manufacturer ROCKWOOL Group have joined the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) initiative as official sponsors. The goal of the Advancing Net Zero […]

Brexit ‘could allow UK to reset and future-proof policies’

Brexit offers a chance for the UK to reset its industrial strategy and ease the transition to a green economy. That’s according to The Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), which has released a discussion paper to inform a government consultation commencing today. The group brings together 24 leading businesses from across Europe, including Unilever, GSK, 3M, Tesco, Sky and EDF. It argues […]

UK zero emissions target to be legally binding

The government has said it will make it legally binding for the UK to establish a zero emissions target. Under current regulations, emissions must be reduced by 80% by 2050. Speaking at the House of Commons yesterday, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom said: “The government believes that we will need to take the step of enshrining […]