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16 10 2021 | 11:58

A publicly owned energy industry could help tackle energy poverty and increase renewables

Recent queues at petrol stations across the UK point to significant issues with fuel supply chains in the wake of Brexit. But a lack of fuel where it is needed has been causing problems in the UK for…

16 10 2021 | 11:25

Greenpeace blocks Whitehall with oil-covered statue of Boris Johnson

Protesters are calling on government to stop Cambo oil field going ahead. Climate activists have disrupted traffic near Downing Street to protest against plans for a new oil field in Scotland.…

16 10 2021 | 11:12

Cop26: Boris Johnson handed blow as US climate chief John Kerry says talks likely to miss target

Joe Biden’s envoy offers downbeat assessment ahead of crucial summit in UK US climate envoy John Kerry has conceded that the Cop26 summit will likely will end without nations agreeing to the carbon…

06 10 2021 | 10:36

UK electricity to be powered by clean energy sources from 2035, Boris Johnson says

Ambition set out in run-up to crucial COP26 summit in November All electricity in the UK should be produced from clean sources by 2035, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced.

04 10 2021 | 13:11

UK’s home gas boilers emit twice as much CO2 as all power stations – study

Data highlights urgent need for government action to introduce low-carbon heat pumps, researchers say The millions of gas boilers in the UK’s homes produce twice as much climate-heating carbon…

01 10 2021 | 12:51

UK government ‘culpable’ for world’s climate failures ahead of Glasgow summit, says Ed Miliband

Exclusive: Shadow business secretary warns world is ‘miles off’ where it needs to be ahead of Cop26 The UK government is “culpable” for the world’s failure to get on track to meet its climate goals…

01 10 2021 | 12:32

UK’s advertising watchdog promises to crackdown on greenwashing companies

ASA says it recognises need for ‘systemic, wide-scale change’ for UK to meet climate targets

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Outright denial has been replaced by something that may turn out to be even worse: delay.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