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Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, leaves No 11 Downing Street and heads to Parliament to give his Budget speech

Autumn budget 2021: Key climate and energy announcements

The UK’s chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered a spending review and his third budget, just days before the country hosts the COP26 climate summit. ... Read More

UK policy | Oct 27. 2021.
London cityscape with Big Ben and Westminster Bridge at sunset

In-depth Q&A: The UK’s net-zero strategy

The UK government has published its long-awaited net-zero strategy setting out how it plans to meet the country’s legally binding climate goals out... Read More

UK policy | Oct 21. 2021.
Testing at a heat pump centre.

In-depth Q&A: How will the UK’s ‘heat and buildings strategy’ help achieve net-zero?

A goal to eliminate new fossil-fuel boilers from 2035 is one of the stand-out pledges in the UK’s highly anticipated heat and buildings strategy. ... Read More

UK policy | Oct 20. 2021.
A hydrogen refuelling test facility in Duisburg, Germany. Credit: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo. 2G3N073

In-depth Q&A: How will the UK’s hydrogen strategy help achieve net-zero?

Hydrogen will be “critical” for achieving the UK’s net-zero target and could meet up to a third of the nation’s energy needs by 2050, accordi... Read More

UK policy | Aug 17. 2021.
Bacon and pork on shelves in a UK supermarket

Q&A: Will England’s National Food Strategy help tackle climate change?

Last week, part two of England’s National Food Strategy (NFS) was published, providing a broad overview of the state of the “food system” – a... Read More

Food and farming | Jul 21. 2021.
Lines of heavy goods vehicles, lorries and trucks parked on the quayside at Immingham

In-depth Q&A: What is the UK’s ‘net-zero’ plan for transport?

Net-zero domestic flights and electric lorries by 2040 are among the proposals in the UK’s long-awaited transport decarbonisation strategy. Init... Read More

UK policy | Jul 15. 2021.

CCC: UK will miss climate goals by ‘huge margin’ without new policies

The UK government has once again failed to come forward with sufficient policies to meet the ambition of its climate goals, according to the Climate ... Read More

UK policy | Jun 24. 2021.
Waves crashing into sea wall, Filey Bay, Yorkshire

CCC: Adaptation to climate risks ‘underfunded and ignored’ by UK government

Efforts to manage climate risks in the UK have been “underfunded and ignored” leaving the nation vulnerable to rising temperatures, according to ... Read More

UK policy | Jun 16. 2021.
A new plantation of fir trees on the North Yorkshire Moors

Analysis: How will England's strategies for trees and peat help achieve net-zero by 2050?

Plans to plant millions of trees and restore swathes of peatland across England are at the heart of two new UK government strategies to boost biodive... Read More

UK policy | May 19. 2021.
Sunrise at British Steel Limited steelworks, Scunthorpe Lincolnshire

In-depth Q&A: How the UK plans to cut industrial emissions by two-thirds

Factories and industrial hubs across the UK should cut their emissions by two-thirds over the next 15 years under the government’s new plan for low... Read More

UK policy | Mar 19. 2021.
View of the British Isles from space

Analysis: UK is now halfway to meeting its ‘net-zero emissions’ target

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 were 51% below 1990 levels, according to new Carbon Brief analysis. This means the UK is now halfway to m... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 18. 2021.
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