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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Budget 2021: Key climate and energy announcements

The UK’s chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his second budget under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic and his last ahead of the country hosti... Read More

UK policy | Mar 3. 2021.
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Q&A: What does the Brexit deal say about climate change and energy?

Last month, four years after the Brexit referendum, the UK and the EU agreed on a trade deal just days before the 31 December deadline.  As w... Read More

UK policy | Jan 18. 2021.
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In-depth Q&A: How does the UK’s ‘energy white paper’ aim to tackle climate change?

After months of delays, the UK government has launched a white paper setting out the government’s agenda for the energy sector and its role in tack... Read More

UK policy | Dec 16. 2020.
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