The Budget tomorrow will be the first real test of this Government’s commitment on climate and it needs to drive momentum in the decarbonisation of electricity, heat and transport or it will set us up for a failure on the world stage, writes SSE's Alistair Phillips-Davies.
In the long term, if the UK wishes to reduce its reliance on exports, Government policy in this area must serve to stimulate domestic demand for secondary materials and unlock investment in new infrastructure, says Executive Director of the Environmental Services Association, Jacob Hayler.
Whilst there has been recent media attention highlighting the delay to the long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy in the Budget, MIMA hopes that any such delay by the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, does in fact refocus the strategy to include increased resource tightly aimed at achieving net zero.
We need to have a clear way of tracing waste to make sure that rubbish does not end up in our ocean. My amendment to the Environment Bill will do just that, writes Wera Hobhouse MP.
The Government is failing to tackle the causes of plastic pollution by focusing on “piecemeal policies”, a green policy think tank has claimed.
Boris Johnson was heckled with cries of “traitor” as he finally visited areas hit by flooding.
With more governments around the world issuing green bonds, Maria Busca looks at whether HM Treasury will follow suit.
The Chancellor is set to announce a doubling of the cash available for improving flood defences following the devastation caused to homes last month.
Delivering the homes Britain needs whilst meeting our climate targets will require creativity: making good use of the existing housing stock, particularly long-term empty homes, and insisting on the highest possible standards in new builds, says Nationwide.
With two major decisions on renewables this week, for those who wanted to paint this government as a bunch of carbon burning Dad’s Army Brexiteers, the caricature needs re-thinking, writes Richard Graham MP.
Labour has demanded an independent review into the Government’s handling of the floods which have devastated communities across the country.
SSE Renewables welcomes today’s announcement by the UK government that onshore wind will be allowed to compete in future CfD auctions.
The Government is set to reverse a ban on onshore wind farm subsidies brought in under David Cameron.
It’s time we stopped doing things in isolation and worked together. That’s always been our ambition and we hope our call to arms can ensure greater collaboration. This is a huge climate emergency and economic opportunity for the UK and we cannot miss it, says NFB.
As the UK continues its journey to Net Zero, 2020 is set to be a pivotal year for both policymakers and consumers. Recent funding announcements from BEIS suggests that the government is potentially ready to back hydrogen as a key energy vector, and all eyes will be on the budget and COP26 to see if this becomes a reality.
We need to diversify our energy portfolio by moving away from fossil fuels and backing low-carbon technology fit for our net zero future, writes Peter Aldous MP
Government must take a joined-up approach across all departments and put climate action at the heart of every single economic and policy decision, writes Caroline Lucas MP
By focusing on the actions individual ministries have taken towards meeting net zero, we aim to pinpoint the successes and highlight those areas still lagging behind, writes Lord Deben
Government money spent on retrofitting homes to meet climate targets would be a sound investment – improving decarbonisation and reducing fuel poverty, writes Alan Whitehead MP
Tidal energy, nuclear power, and a greener approach to international trade will set the UK on the path to decarbonisation, writes Virginia Crosbie MP
To reach Net Zero we could be looking at the quadrupling of nuclear capacity, writes Ieuan Williams, Public Affairs Manager at the Nuclear Industry Association.
"I changed my mind on Heathrow expansion because the benefits to West London residents is clear; as is the leadership Heathrow can provide the wider industry on climate change," writes Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business.
Transferable skills utilised in cleaning up the Sellafield site can support the next phase of clean energy projects in the UK and other projects of major national importance, says Sellafield.
Heathrow say they will appeal to the Supreme Court and are confident they will be successful.