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24 09 2021 | 15:36

Johnson says he has changed his mind on the climate – but he’s still dragging his feet

Outright denial has been replaced by something that may turn out to be even worse: delay.

24 09 2021 | 14:31

Climate crisis: history will judge failure to act, Johnson says at UN

PM’s warning to world’s richest countries comes amid suggestions US could commit more funds Boris Johnson has warned the world’s rich countries that “history will judge”, if they fail to act now to…

24 09 2021 | 14:12

Hydrogen investment set to create 25,000 green jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands

Planned investment of £6.8 billion into new hydrogen projects is set to launch a green jobs boom over the next ten years, according to the Energy Networks Association (ENA). ENA’s Innovation Impacts…

16 09 2021 | 15:16

‘It’s overwhelming’: London reels from September heat.

England and Wales have seen increasingly warm weather this week. While the sweltering temperatures of up to 29C this week have been an opportunity to enjoy the last gasp of summer, the heat feels…

16 09 2021 | 13:50

Extinction Rebellion: More than 500 arrested during protests in London

Two weeks of action in capital culiminated in ‘march for nature’ on Saturday. More than 500 arrests have been made during Extinction Rebellion’s two weeks of protests in London. Scotland Yard said…

16 09 2021 | 12:21

UK establishes 265 million-pound subsidy pot for renewable developers

Renewable energy developers will compete for a share in a £265m subsidy pot as the government aims to support a record number of projects in the sector through a milestone subsidy scheme later this…

06 09 2021 | 14:30

UK’s top climate adviser says criticism of net zero goal is ‘defeatist’

The UK’s top climate adviser has pushed back strongly against “defeatist” criticism that the country’s net zero target is expensive, and urged the Treasury to pick up the currently “incremental” pace…

03 09 2021 | 15:04

UK launches probe into exaggerated renewable electricity deals

The UK government has launched an investigation into renewable electricity deals amid growing concern over the extent of “greenwashing” by large energy firms claiming to offer environmental benefits…

03 09 2021 | 14:35

Warmth from the earth and air: could heat pumps replace our gas boilers?

The fuels we use to warm our homes create a carbon burden. Systems that capture ambient heat could offer a solution One of the greatest contributors to pollution is such a part of everyday life it…

03 09 2021 | 13:58

‘They said we were eccentrics’: the UK team developing clean aviation fuel

In the search for sustainable flying, Cranfield University might have found the answer in hydrogen. This row of brick sheds, locked away down overgrown country lanes in Bedfordshire, feels a long…

03 09 2021 | 13:52

UK can’t fight climate crisis with austerity, warns expert

Author of government study says Treasury resistance to green spending programmes could halt progress to net zero Imposing “premature austerity” again will undermine the fight against climate change…

03 09 2021 | 13:28

Cambo oilfield work postponed until next year after activists stage protest

Greenpeace activists in kayaks confront ship preparing construction kit for project. Preparation work for the controversial Cambo oil field project has been postponed after protests from activists…

03 09 2021 | 12:45

Concern over climate crisis at highest level in 30 years in wake of IPCC report, poll finds

Nearly a third of Britons now see environmental issues as a big worry for the country. Concern over the climate crisis is at a 30-year high in the UK, a poll finds. Nearly a third (32 per cent) of…

31 08 2021 | 09:49

Government spending just 0.01% of GDP on fighting climate crisis.

Climate low priority for government as UK drops over 2 per cent of GDP on military every year The government’s budget for this year directs just 0.01 per cent of the UK’s GDP towards fighting the…

26 08 2021 | 07:54

How can Britain commit to net zero and still drill for millions more barrels of oil?

Hypocrisy rules as we prepare to host Cop26 and Boris Johnson prepares to approve a new oilfield off Shetland

25 08 2021 | 12:40

Extinction Rebellion London protests - live: Huge pink table set up for crisis talks as climate campaign opens

A giant pink table inviting Londoners to “come to the table” and discuss climate change has been erected by Extinction Rebellion protesters near Leicester Square.

25 08 2021 | 12:06

Hydrogen: UK government sees future in low-carbon fuel – but what’s the reality?

The UK’s long-awaited hydrogen strategy has set out the government’s plans for “a world-leading hydrogen economy” that it says would generate £900 million (US$1.2 million) and create over 9,000 jobs…

23 08 2021 | 12:33

Toxic air pollution is affecting over 3.1 million school children across England

City Hall analysis shows 3.1 million school children are being exposed to air pollution levels exceeding World Health Organisation limits on PM2.5. School areas in London have shown to have much…

18 08 2021 | 11:40

UK green sector now worth four times more than manufacturing

The UK’s low carbon economy is now worth more than £200bn, four times the size of the country’s manufacturing sector, with growth expected to accelerate in the coming years, according to new analysis…

18 08 2021 | 11:14

UK R&I announces £10.5m to develop new tools to help trees and woodlands adapt to climate change

The government-backed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) agency has announced new funding to support sustainability projects aimed to help trees and woodlands adapt to climate change. UK Research and…