Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have submitted a written objection to Drax’s plan to replace two of its six coal boilers with four combined cycle gas turbines. Allowing it to proceed would lock in carbon-intensive generation until the middle of the century, the group argues.
Climate minister Claire Perry has written to the government’s climate change advisers seeking advice on reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero on the same day fracking is set to resume in England
The window to limit world temperatures to under 1.5 °C and avoid the worst climate change impacts could close within the next 12 years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned
The EU emissions trading scheme is finally recovering from a ten-year slump, with prices now surpassing €20. Simon Pickstone investigates what it means for UK businesses
Plans to replace coal units with gas at Drax’s Yorkshire power station have come under fire from a group of environmental organisations
Unless action is taken now, the public faces an unnecessarily expensive deal to make the shift to a low-carbon economy, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The loss of access to environmental justice remains one of the most pressing concerns when the UK leaves the EU, according to Scottish government advisers
Rachel Reeves, chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, is frustrated by inaction on low-carbon policy. She talks to James Parsons about clean growth, carbon budgets, electric vehicles and women in the energy sector
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