Category: Environment

Sunak set to end ban on new onshore windfarms in face of Tory rebellion

Deal reached that paves way for communities in England to authorise projects without unanimous supportUK politics live – latest news updatesRishi Sunak has signalled the end of a moratorium on new onshore wind projects in an attempt to head off a row w…

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Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit

Letter says bioenergy is wrongly deemed ‘carbon neutral’ and contributes to wildlife lossMore than 650 scientists are urging world leaders to stop burning trees to make energy because it destroys valuable habitats for wildlife.In the buildup to Cop15, …

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Australia is on track … sort of: official expert advice urges a ‘big upward shift’ on emissions cuts

Climate change minister tells parliament official projection of 40% cut does not factor in all Labor’s policy commitmentsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast…

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U-turn on onshore windfarms likely after Tory rebellion

Culture secretary says potential ‘tweaks’ to levelling up bill will be considered because of MPs’ concernsUK politics live – latest news updatesMinisters will make an announcement on a ban on onshore windfarms in the coming days, including potential “t…

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U-turn on onshore windfarms likely after Tory rebellion

Culture secretary says potential ‘tweaks’ to levelling up bill will be considered because of MPs’ concernsUK politics live – latest news updatesMinisters will make an announcement on a ban on onshore windfarms in the coming days, including potential “t…

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Evidence grows of forced labour and slavery in production of solar panels, wind turbines

A ‘certificate of origin’ scheme could counter concerns about renewables supply chains, says Clean Energy CouncilFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe Aust…

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Rishi Sunak searches for Tory compromise over onshore wind U-turn

PM is stuck between two wings of party and at risk of Commons defeat on pro-renewables amendmentRishi Sunak is scrambling to find a compromise on permitting onshore wind amid a growing backbench Conservative rebellion, though No 10 remains fearful of a…

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Robert Jenrick says migrants with diphtheria symptoms will no longer be dispersed around country – as it happened

Immigration minister confirms 50 cases of diphtheria linked to Manston asylum accommodation. This live blog is closedA House of Lords committee has delivered a withering assessment of the measures in the autumn statement for adult social care.Jeremy Hu…

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