Climate and Energy
July 03, 2020
 
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‘Cutting it fine’: What would a UK emissions trading system look like?
‘Cutting it fine’: What would a UK emissions trading system look like?

25 Jun 2020

The government’s plan to replace the EU emissions trading system remains sketchy and could be scrapped entirely in favour of a carbon tax. Gareth Simkins looks at what might materialise before the transition period ends

 
 

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Net zero: 40 policy demands made by the government’s climate change advisers
Net zero: 40 policy demands made by the government’s climate change advisers

25 Jun 2020

The Committee on Climate Change has urged the government to seize the opportunities opened up by the coronavirus crisis, in its annual and highly critical report on the UK’s progress towards net zero published today. ENDS has compiled a timeline for 40 of the committee’s main policy recommendations

 
 

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‘A historic mistake’: Covid recovery must not lock in high carbon emissions, Sunak warned

The chairs of two cross-party House of Commons committees have written to chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him not to assemble coronavirus recovery packages that would lock the UK into high carbon emissions pathways and scupper any chances of the country hitting net zero by 2050

 
‘Now is the time’ for a carbon tax, says Zero Carbon Commission

Introducing an economy-wide carbon tax would support efforts to create a green recovery from Covid-19 and would be supported by the public, according to the new Zero Carbon Commission

 
Drax pioneers ‘negative emissions’ while SSE plans CCS power station

Britain’s largest power station will capture carbon dioxide released from burning biomass, while SSE has proposed building a 910-megawatt gas-fired power station with carbon capture

 
SEPA queries Grangemouth emissions data

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency says that pollutant emissions data from Ineos’ Grangemouth petrochemicals complex since 2016 has not passed muster

 
 

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Policymakers to blame for UK’s ‘acute vulnerability to environmental breakdown’
Policymakers to blame for UK’s ‘acute vulnerability to environmental breakdown’

24 Jun 2020

Politicians’ 'historic disregard for the destruction of nature' has left the UK vulnerable to environmental breakdown and only major 'transformation of society and the economy' will bring the country to some semblance of sustainability, argues a damning new report

 
 
Natural England still at ‘breaking point’ despite jobs drive
Natural England still at ‘breaking point’ despite jobs drive

23 Jun 2020

Trade union Prospect says that England’s natural environment regulator is still beset by poor morale, even following a recent cash injection and a 200-job recruitment drive

 
 
Environmental regulations amended ahead of Brexit

23 Jun 2020

Regulations have been amended to facilitate the implementation of EU environmental law after Brexit in England and Wales.

 

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