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UK policy


LNG gas carrier ship approaching port. Credit: maritime stock images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: UK's gas imports would be 13% lower if it had not ‘cut the green crap’

The UK’s gas imports would be 13% lower if successive Conservative-led governments had not “cut the green crap” over the past decade, Carbon Br... Read More

UK policy | Oct 8. 2022.
Liz Truss after being announced as Britain's next prime minister in London, September 5 2022. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo.

Factcheck: Why fracking is not the answer to the UK’s energy crisis

The UK’s new prime minister Liz Truss has used her first major policy address to announce an end to the moratorium on fracking in England. Annou... Read More

UK policy | Sep 9. 2022.
A senior man holding his head trying to cope the raising cost of energy and tax bills

Analysis: Why UK energy bills are soaring to record highs – and how to cut them

A global energy crisis has been building for nearly a year, after the post-Covid rebound crashed headlong into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, sendin... Read More

Energy | Aug 12. 2022.
Boris Johnson takes a flight in a British fighter jet

Analysis: UK’s ‘jet-zero’ plan would allow demand for flying to soar 70%

As the UK sweltered in record-breaking 40C heat on Tuesday, the UK government quietly released a new aviation plan that could allow the number of fli... Read More

UK policy | Jul 21. 2022.
Ship constructing Walney extension of the offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea

Analysis: Record-low price for UK offshore wind is nine times cheaper than gas

A UK government auction has secured a record 11 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity that will generate electricity nine times more cheapl... Read More

Renewables | Jul 8. 2022.
The price board at a shell Gas Station displays the unit prices of different gas in London

CCC: Costly gas means reaching climate goals ‘could save UK 0.5% of GDP’

Record-high gas prices mean efforts to cut UK carbon emissions could save the economy 0.5% of GDP, says the Climate Change Committee (CCC). Its la... Read More

UK policy | Jun 29. 2022.
Tree planting at Haweswater, Lake District, UK

Greenhouse gas removal: How could it help the UK reach net-zero by 2050?

A mix of scientists, economists and government advisers met in London last week to discuss how removing greenhouse gases from air could help the UK h... Read More

UK policy | May 17. 2022.
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.
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