Huge investment is going into hydrogen technologies to help meet net zero. But there are concerns that the nascent sector might be being over-hyped. Gareth Simkins reports
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The government has committed the UK to reducing its emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels, with the target set to be enshrined in law. So what next?
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
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
The housing ministry has said it intends to carry out a ‘fuller review’ of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), following concerns about how it responds to reaching net zero by 2050
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
A wealth of new measures were included in the government’s response to Sir Partha Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity, from greener schools to applying net gain to major infrastructure projects. Here’s what you need to know
The Committee on Climate Change said in April that the delivery of the sixth carbon budget will be a challenge for government and society and that its interest in setting targets will now decline, while its 'fascination with delivery increases'
The government is making bold pledges in the run up to COP26 but many say the policies to drive action are lacking and that past flip flopping has damaged industry confidence. Danny Halpin reports
The Committee on Climate Change has criticised the government over its failure to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change, recommending it step up action on land and water management. Here’s what you need to know about the committee’s concerns and Whitehall’s response
The government wants to lead the world on climate action and attract younger voters, but competing forces within the party will not make the transition a simple one. Simon Pickstone reports
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