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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

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... Read more

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Environmental Politics

Green lawyers threaten action over Covid-19 bailouts

The climate emergency 'cannot be put on hold and it cannot be overridden' while the government responds to the Covid-19 crisis, says environmental law group Plan B

Environmental Politics

‘Pinprick’: Cool response to chancellor’s £3bn energy efficiency stimulus

The chancellor of the exchequer is expected to announce measures to improve public and domestic energy efficiency on Wednesday, but the £3bn package is not enough, critics say

Sustainability

Net zero conditions attached to first Covid-19 bailout

A steel firm has become the first recipient of the government’s loan scheme for companies badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak – with green strings attached

Environmental Politics

Sharma to chair new Cabinet climate committee

The prime minister has created a new Cabinet committee tasked with considering the delivery of COP26, net zero and adaptation to climate change

Analysis

Environmental Politics

10 demands made by the Natural Capital Committee

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

Climate change

Net zero: 6 breakthrough technologies for heavy industry

Decarbonising heavy industry presents a major challenge to reaching net-zero emissions. But new solutions are on the horizon. ENDS looks at six emerging technologies

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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