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UK policy


Duddon Sands offshore wind farm under construction in the Irish Sea, UK

Q&A: What does the UK’s new energy security strategy mean for climate change?

After weeks of rumour and speculation, Boris Johnson’s plan for how the UK can ensure its energy security amid climate change, a cost-of-living cri... Read More

UK policy | Apr 8. 2022.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak runs through his Spring Statement speech in his offices in 11 Downing Street. Credit: HM Treasury / Flickr.

Spring statement 2022: Key climate and energy announcements

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered an array of new budget announcements against a backdrop of soaring household energy bills and fuel prices. ... Read More

UK policy | Mar 23. 2022.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, speaks during a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow

Revealed: The 11 slides that finally convinced Boris Johnson about global warming

A scientific briefing that UK prime minister Boris Johnson says changed his mind about global warming has been made public for the first time, follow... Read More

Features | Feb 1. 2022.
A worker lays loft insulation in the attic of a residential property in Cornwall, UK

Analysis: Cutting the ‘green crap’ has added £2.5bn to UK energy bills

Energy bills in the UK are nearly £2.5bn higher than they would have been if climate policies had not been scrapped over the past decade, Carbon Bri... Read More

UK policy | Jan 20. 2022.
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.
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