Author: Helena Horton Environment reporter

From ‘hug a husky’ to ‘max out the oil’: the Tory environmental journey

We look back through 14 years of Conservative manifestos at policies on net zero, energy, transport and moreIt’s been a long journey on environmental issues for the Tories – but somehow it feels as if it has been in the wrong direction. Eighteen years …

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Zero onshore wind plans submitted in England since de facto ban was ‘lifted’

Exclusive: Developers still unwilling to put forward schemes despite change to planning rules in SeptemberNo new plans for onshore wind have been accepted in England since the government claimed it had “lifted” the de facto ban, new analysis reveals.Re…

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Virgin Atlantic and BA face formal complaints over sustainability claims

Exclusive: Airlines accused of making misleading claims in same week as first transatlantic commercial biofuel flightVirgin Atlantic and British Airways are facing formal complaints over their sustainable flight claims after being accused of misleading…

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Virgin Atlantic and BA face formal complaints over sustainability claims

Exclusive: Airlines accused of making misleading claims in same week as first transatlantic commercial biofuel flightVirgin Atlantic and British Airways are facing formal complaints over their sustainable flight claims after being accused of misleading…

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Labour vows to ‘rewire Britain’ as pylon plans spark row in Tory party

Opposition vows to tackle rural connection delays to the grid while Conservatives call for offshore network to preserve landscapesLabour is promising to “rewire Britain”, making its case to the UK’s rural communities that it will connect farmers and bu…

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Labour vows to ‘rewire Britain’ as pylon plans spark row in Tory party

Opposition vows to tackle rural connection delays to the grid while Conservatives call for offshore network to preserve landscapesLabour is promising to “rewire Britain”, making its case to the UK’s rural communities that it will connect farmers and bu…

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