Matthew Taylor

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29 07 2023 | 09:21

UK lagging behind in global race to decarbonise, says TUC leader

The UK is in danger of being left behind in the global race to decarbonise the economy with potentially disastrous consequences for jobs and communities, according to the TUC’s general secretary. In…

19 07 2023 | 13:03

Loss of fossil fuel assets would not impoverish general public, study finds

A rapid reduction in fossil fuels, essential to avoid devastating climate breakdown, would have minimal financial impact on the vast majority of people, new research has shown.

28 06 2023 | 13:51

Climate crisis leading to more turbulence during flights, says study

The climate crisis is leading to more turbulence during flights, driving up costs and increasing the risks for passengers and crew, according to new research. The study found that warmer air, caused…

31 05 2023 | 08:03

Norway under pressure to scale back fossil fuel expansion plans

The Norwegian government is facing growing pressure to scale back its huge global fossil fuel expansion plans – including the development of a controversial new oilfield in the North Sea.

01 09 2022 | 09:26

London mayor urged to halt Silvertown tunnel scheme at 11th hour

The mayor of London is being urged to make an 11th hour intervention and halt plans for a new four-lane road tunnel under the River Thames that opponents say would worsen pollution and exacerbate the…

19 07 2022 | 11:52

‘People are waking up’: fight widens to stop new North Sea fossil fuel drilling

When the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, tweeted on the eve of the long jubilee weekend that the government was giving the go-ahead to a new oil and gas project in the North Sea, ministers…

19 07 2022 | 11:43

Hundreds of teachers boycott Science Museum show over Adani sponsorship

Hundreds of teachers have pledged not to take their students to a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London until it cancels its sponsorship deal with a company linked to the coalminer Adani.

19 05 2022 | 08:44

‘World is at boiling point’: humanity must redefine relationship with nature, says report

Stockholm institute calls for ‘bold science-based decision-making’ to tackle climate, social and economic crises The world is at “boiling point” and humanity needs to redefine its relationship with…

25 10 2021 | 15:15

No formal Cop26 role for big oil amid doubts over firms’ net zero plans

Officials from fossil fuel firms may attend fringe events but campaigners hail lack of official role Fossil fuel firms have been given no official role in the Cop26 climate summit, it can be…

03 09 2021 | 13:14

Abandoned pits of former mining town fuel green revolution

Project in Seaham, County Durham, will use water from mine shafts to heat 1,500 new homes Kevin Shaw remembers Seaham in its mining heyday, when the three pits in the town provided thousands of jobs…

11 05 2020 | 07:52

World cannot return to 'business as usual' after Covid-19, say mayors.

City leaders publish ‘statement of principles’ putting climate action at centre of recovery plans. Mayors from many of the world’s leading cities have warned there can be no return to “business as…

12 02 2020 | 16:08

British Museum staff join outcry against BP sponsorship.

Members of PCS union say institution must cut ties with oil company amid climate crisis Staff working at the British Museum in London have joined calls for its management to ditch its sponsorship…