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Regulation

Should regulation underpin Johnson’s 10-point plan?

Should regulation underpin Johnson’s 10-point plan?

The government will need to find the right combination of policy, financing and regulation to make its green industrial revolution a success, finds Catherine Early

Brexit Hub Regulation

Where is the UK’s emissions trading scheme?

Where is the UK’s emissions trading scheme?

The UK will drop out of the EU’s emissions trading scheme at the end of the year and details of a UK replacement are scant. The clock is ticking, reports David Burrows

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Environmental Politics

Government climate advisers recommend 68% carbon cut by 2030

Reducing the UK’s annual contribution to climate change by 68% compared to 1990 by 2030 would be a 'decisive commitment to a net zero emissions trajectory', according to the Climate Change Committee

Environmental Politics

Government 'mulls radical increase in 2030 climate goal'

The government is considering increasing its medium-term target for greenhouse emissions reduction by half, in what would be one of the most radical climate policies in the world, according to reports

Environmental Politics

Spending review ‘light on net zero, heavy on infrastructure’, says industry

Business leaders are generally happy with the spending plans unveiled by chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday, although they did not escape criticism on environmental grounds

Environmental Law

UK ETS law ready to enter force

UPDATED: Legislation establishing a new domestic emissions trading regime has been published, although the government says it could still opt for a carbon tax instead

Analysis

Campaigning

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Gail Bradbrook on growing criticism, eco-fascism and net zero by 2025

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Gail Bradbrook on growing criticism, eco-fascism and net zero by 2025

Two years on from Extinction Rebellion’s formation, there are rumours of splits, rival factions and, as public goodwill wanes, signs the government could classify XR as an organised crime group. With XR seemingly at a crossroads, Gail Bradbrook, the group’s co-founder, talks to ENDS about where it goes next

Environmental Politics

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

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

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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