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Environmental Politics

How realistic is Extinction Rebellion’s 2025 net zero target?

How realistic is Extinction Rebellion’s 2025 net zero target?

A divide is widening between scientists allied to the activism group Extinction Rebellion who are are calling for more urgent action and scientists that advise the government who argue that current emissions reduction targets are already 'extremely ambitious', reports Conor McGlone... Read more

Coal

Tracking Britain's coal-free run: record run ends at 67 days without coal

Tracking Britain's coal-free run: record run ends at 67 days without coal

Updated daily: Britain's record coal-free run is over after 67 days, 22 hours and 55 minutes, following a coal unit running tests after essential maintenance. This had been the longest run without coal for Britain since 1882... Read more

Latest news

Energy

WSP appointed to advise on carbon capture pipeline

WSP has been appointed to advise on the HyNet North West hydrogen and carbon capture, usage and storage project

Environmental Politics

Government to draw up net zero strategy

The government is drawing up a ‘comprehensive net zero strategy’ to be completed ahead of the COP26 talks, answering demands from the Committee on Climate Change

Energy

BEIS and Treasury tussle over carbon pricing

Prime minister Boris Johnson is set to rule on whether the UK should adopt a carbon tax, carbon trading or potentially a combination of both within two months, according to reports

Environmental Politics

Treasury ‘favouring carbon tax’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is leaning towards replacing the EU emissions trading system with a carbon tax, according to reports

Analysis

Industrial emissions

6 big polluters that have pledged to go net zero

6 big polluters that have pledged to go net zero

Shell has set out a high-level plan for reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, hot on the heels of BP’s pledge to go net zero, but green groups remain unconvinced. ENDS take a look at the big firms making big promises

Environmental Politics

10 demands made by the Natural Capital Committee

The government advisors’ seventh annual report, published this week, offered some strongly-worded criticism of the government’s flagship green plans, including the environment and agriculture bills. Here’s what you need to know about the committee’s key demands

Environmental Politics

‘No rules are better than bad rules’: Why COP25 ended in deadlock

The international climate conference achieved little this year, with carbon markets decisions deferred to the 2020 summit in Glasgow. Isabella Kaminski looks at what stymied the critical talks

Editor's Pick

10 ways the government must step up on climate adaptation, according to its own advisers

10 ways the government must step up on climate adaptation, according to its own advisers

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

Environmental Politics

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

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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