Climate and Energy
August 02, 2021
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‘Dilly dally and delay’: Treasury blocks carbon cheques plan
‘Dilly dally and delay’: Treasury blocks carbon cheques plan

27 Jul 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has thwarted a plan to compensate households for a rise in the cost of gas, while the end of new gas boiler installations is being pushed back to 2040, according to reports

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Shell confirms decision to appeal ‘landmark’ Dutch court carbon cuts ruling

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed that it will appeal a ruling issued by a Dutch court earlier this year that it must reduce its global net carbon emissions by 45% by 2030, whilst claiming it will ‘rise to the challenge of the ruling’

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‘Insane’: Plans proposed for expanding oil and gas drilling in Yorkshire

A councillor has branded plans to expand oil and gas drilling in East Riding, Yorkshire, months after the council declared a climate emergency, as 'just insane'

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CCS set to be funded through contracts for difference

A government consultation launched last week has proposed that carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) schemes should be supported through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) regime, in a similar way to renewable power

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Fossil fuels demise leads England’s material footprint drop since 2001

Latest government statistics show that fossil fuels now make up less than a fifth of England’s material footprint, down from 35% in 2001

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Green Gas Levy to support biogas injection launches this autumn

A new support scheme for injecting biomethane into the gas grid, funded by a new charge on suppliers of fossil gas, will launch this autumn

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Government backs sustainable aviation fuel

The government is to open a consultation on mandating rising use of jet fuel derived from wastes, biomass and atmospheric carbon, while providing £15m to support the development of the UK’s first production facilities

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Magnox scandal poses ‘valuable lessons’ for the government

The government has accepted virtually every single recommendation of the inquiry into the failed Magnox nuclear decommissioning contract and subsequent litigation, according to a response published on Tuesday

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The ENDS Report digimag

ENDS Report issue 556, July 2021
ENDS Report issue 556, July 2021

29 Jun 2021

The latest edition of the ENDS Report is now out. Click through to read the full version of the magazine online

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‘Dangerous’: Ecologists warn against serious flaws in new biodiversity metric Read More
Interview: Rebecca Pow on the latest amendments to the Environment Bill Read More
How the Environment Agency and a water firm discussed plans to silence residents over sewage pollution Read More

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