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BECCS, DACCS and blue carbon: Everything you need to know about negative emissions ...

BECCS, DACCS and blue carbon: Everything you need to know about negative emissions

MPs have announced an inquiry into how greenhouse gases can be absorbed and stored. Here’s what you need to know about capturing emissions from biomass combustion, filtering CO2 from the air and other rival ideas... Read more

Environmental Politics

‘Coal, cars, cash and trees’: What to expect at COP26

‘Coal, cars, cash and trees’: What to expect at COP26

The Glasgow climate talks, which begin in just over a month, will seek new commitments to cut methane emissions, dump coal power and finalise rules on global emissions trading. Here’s what you need to know... Read more

Latest news

Environmental Politics

‘A huge let down’: UK still has 50% chance of missing sixth carbon budget under Net Zero Strategy

The government is facing criticism after it emerged that under its landmark Net Zero Strategy published yesterday the UK has an approximately 50% chance of breaching legal carbon levels in 2035

Environmental Politics

What are the 16 net zero and climate papers published yesterday all about?

Yesterday the government published a slew of reports, studies, and consultations alongside its landmark Net Zero Strategy. Here is what you need to know about them - and the ones which have been removed since yesterday

Environmental Politics

The Net Zero Strategy in numbers

Figures in the Net Zero Strategy indicate that it would deliver only a 50% chance to meet the Sixth Carbon Budget

Environmental Politics

Government unveils strategies to set path to net zero

The government today published its long-awaited strategies outlining the measures it will take to push the country towards hitting net zero, accompanied by a review of how they will be funded

Analysis

Environmental Politics

Live consultations: Energy NPSs, beavers, marine environment, local biodiversity, water abstraction charges and hydrogen

Live consultations: Energy NPSs, beavers, marine environment, local biodiversity, water abstraction charges and hydrogen

ENDS’ round-up of the latest major government consultations, including major changes to the infrastructure planning regime for energy infrastructure, nature recovery strategies, beaver reintroduction and part three of the marine strategy...

Climate change

Briefing: The landmark UN climate report that signals a ‘code red for humanity’

The key messages from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s landmark report on climate change, how policymakers have responded, and the implications for the crunch COP26 climate summit

Energy

Betting on blue: Is Whitehall right to back hydrogen from natural gas?

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

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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