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03 08 2021 | 10:18

UK Landlords call for bespoke financial package to support energy efficiency upgrades

Just five per cent of private rented households have received government help to fund energy efficiency measures despite having the greatest need. The National Residential Landlords Association is…

30 07 2021 | 11:19

Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm.

Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment. Italy could be forced to pay millions of pounds in damages to a UK oil company after…

26 07 2021 | 11:59

New report finds UK public want nature to be at the heart of policymaking

Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has published a comprehensive analysis on the UK public’s attitudes surrounding the value of nature, engagement with it and the…

23 07 2021 | 10:32

UK Government and Ofgem unveil new plan for smart technologies and data to future-proof UK energy

The UK Government and Ofgem have announced plans for smart technologies to help consumers cut their bills and boost energy efficiency. Published jointly by the government and Ofgem, the Smart…

12 07 2021 | 14:45

UK’s climate targets will cost less than battling Covid, says OBR

But watchdog warns government that costs will double if it delays action to cut emissions The UK’s climate targets will cost the government less over the next 30 years than the price of battling the…

12 07 2021 | 14:09

Johnson Says U.K. May Need ‘Big Bet’ on Heat Pumps and Hydrogen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. needs to find a way to lower the cost of electrifying domestic hot water and heating in order to meet its target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by…

30 06 2021 | 09:56

UK’s plan to tackle climate crisis is ‘woeful’, government advisers warn.

The UK has made “woeful” progress on tackling the climate crisis, the government’s own advisers have warned. Ministers have made too little progress on tackling greenhouse gas emissions in key areas…

30 06 2021 | 09:36

Clean Air Day: Over a quarter of UK schools are above WHO air pollution limits.

On Clean Air Day 2021, Global Action Plan released new data which finds over a quarter of all UK schools, are located in areas which are above World Health Organization (WHO) air pollution limits for…

28 06 2021 | 12:04

UK failing to protect against climate dangers, advisers warn

It is ‘absolutely illogical’ not to tackle the risks of heatwaves and power blackouts, says Climate Change Committee. The UK government is failing to protect people from the fast-rising risks of the…

28 06 2021 | 11:28

CCC: UK struggling to keep pace with climate change impacts

The Climate Change Committee has released a comprehensive independent assessment which found that action to improve the nation’s resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming…

28 06 2021 | 10:04

Top insurers join Prince Charles to fight climate crisis.

Taskforce led by Lloyd’s of London plans to expand coverage of greener projects and help countries facing extreme risk. Chief executives from the UK’s largest insurers have joined forces with the…

25 06 2021 | 11:32

UK less prepared for climate crisis now than five years ago, government advisers warn

Worsening effects threaten country’s ability to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, experts say The UK is less prepared now than it was five years ago for the escalating effects of the climate…

25 06 2021 | 10:00

UK refuses to commit to immediate lowering of air pollution limits.

Government accused of disregarding coroner’s words about death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, aged 9. The government has refused to commit to an immediate lowering of legal levels of air pollution as a…

22 06 2021 | 09:53

Pressure on UK as Germany backs ending free carbon permits for airlines

Boris Johnson has pledged to give details of how UK will meet its climate targets before Cop26. The German government is backing an extension of EU carbon pricing that will end free carbon permits…

18 06 2021 | 11:24

Coalition of MPs and unions urge Alok Sharma to consider shorter working week at climate summit

Exclusive: In letter to Cop26 president, signatories including John McDonnell urge discussion of benefits of four-day week in ‘race to limit the worst effects of climate change’ A coalition of MPs,…

18 06 2021 | 09:46

100 richest UK families urged to commit £1bn to tackle climate crisis.

As UK prepares for environment push at G7 summit, letter asks richest to make climate charitable focus. The UK’s 100 richest families are being urged to commit £1bn over the next five years to…

16 06 2021 | 09:09

UK signs up to global alliance to protect our oceans and at-risk communities

The UK has announced its membership of the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA). The alliance aims to drive $500 million of global investment by 2030 into nature-based solutions to…

14 06 2021 | 10:08

All hot air: UK commits to climate action but not to new funding

Boris Johnson announces £500m for ‘blue planet fund’, but pledge was contained in 2019 Conservative manifesto.

14 06 2021 | 09:53

UK banks to reveal exposure to climate crisis for first time

Bank of England to examine risks rising temperatures and sea levels could pose for financial system UK banks will for the first time be forced to reveal their exposure to the climate crisis,…

05 06 2021 | 12:46

Will blockage and wake effects hinder the UK’s offshore wind target?

Investors and environmentalists were thrown in October 2019 when Orsted, the largest offshore wind farm developer, warned that its wind farms were producing less power than had been expected. The…