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Does a High Court ruling spell trouble for the prime minister’s 40GW target ...

Does a High Court ruling spell trouble for the prime minister’s 40GW target

Could a recent decision by a judge to quash planning approval for what would have been one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast scupper prime minister Boris Johnson’s plans to turn the UK into the ‘Saudi Arabia of offshore wind’? Jamie Carpenter finds out... Read more

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Government seeks overseas investment in net zero infrastructure

The government is seeking overseas investment in green industries, backed by a forthcoming global summit and a new advisory panel, while a minister has cast doubt on new nuclear projects

Planning & land use

Planning Inspectorate approves Sizewell C changes aimed at reducing environmental impact

The Planning Inspectorate has approved 15 design changes to the Sizewell C nuclear power station, aimed at reducing the scheme’s environmental impacts


Coal phase-out group is ‘a smokescreen’, says NGO

The Powering Past Coal Alliance, led by the UK and Canada, is being used as a 'greenwashing engine' for financial institutions, according to a new report from Reclaim Finance

Environmental Politics

Solar panels used in UK projects 'linked to Xinjiang forced labour'

Around 40% of UK solar farm panels have been produced by Chinese companies linked to Uyghur forced labour camps, an investigation has found


Government begins review of energy national policy statements

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has said it will complete a review of the six national policy statements for energy infrastructure by the end of the year, following a legal challenge



What you need to know about participating in the UK ETS

What you need to know about participating in the UK ETS

Registration for the UK Emissions Trading Scheme opened today. Here’s what you need to know about participating in it


The Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy: 15 things you need to know

The government has set out how it plans to bring down industrial greenhouse gas emissions to a tenth of current levels by 2050. Here’s what you need to know

Fossil fuels

Data check: The latest UK greenhouse gas emissions statistics

In 2019 all major sectors reduced their emissions year on year, apart from agriculture, which increased them by 1%.

Environmental Politics

Just how green is DEFRA?

The department responsible for leading the way on the environment is not meeting its own green targets. Will its performance embarrass the government in the year it hosts the global climate summit? asks David Burrows


The coal mine decision that sparked a Whitehall row: 8 things you need to know

This week it emerged that tempers erupted in Whitehall after the go-ahead was given for the development of Britain’s first new deep coal mine in decades. Here's what you need to know

Renewable energy

Data check: Boxing day's wind power record

Boxing Day 2020 saw just over half of the country’s electricity demand met by wind power.

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