Category: Green politics

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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Why unions are lobbying Labour over a ‘just transition’ to cleaner energy

Jobs and communities dependent on oil and gas sector must be considered in plan to ban North Sea licences, say GMB and UnitePeace may have broken out between Labour and its union backers over workers’ rights, but shadow ministers face fierce lobbying i…

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Why unions are lobbying Labour over a ‘just transition’ to cleaner energy

Jobs and communities dependent on oil and gas sector must be considered in plan to ban North Sea licences, say GMB and UnitePeace may have broken out between Labour and its union backers over workers’ rights, but shadow ministers face fierce lobbying i…

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Net zero has become unhelpful slogan, says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog

Chris Stark says populist response and culture war around the term is inhibiting environmental progressThe concept of “net zero” has become a political slogan used to start a “dangerous” culture war over the climate, and may be better dropped, the outg…

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Net zero has become unhelpful slogan, says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog

Chris Stark says populist response and culture war around the term is inhibiting environmental progressThe concept of “net zero” has become a political slogan used to start a “dangerous” culture war over the climate, and may be better dropped, the outg…

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Labour would lift block on onshore windfarms, says Ed Miliband

Tory government has ‘ducked’ difficult decisions, leading to higher bills, says shadow energy secretaryBusiness live – latest updatesLabour has claimed a “culture of inertia and stasis” has blocked renewable energy projects under the Conservatives and …

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Labour urged to double funding in publicly owned renewables

Cash injection in Great British Energy should be increased to £30bn, thinktank says after Keir Starmer U-turnKeir Starmer is being urged to more than double Labour’s investment in publicly owned renewable energy to save consumers billions of pounds on …

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Rayner says Labour still wants to spend £28bn on green investment but won’t be bound by ‘arbitrary’ number – as it happened

Labour deputy leader says green spending would depend on state of public finances during visit to Scotland Suella Braverman, the former home secretary, says reports that the government is giving up on plans for a returns agreement with Turkey are “very…

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Labour to ditch £28bn annual green investment pledge, party sources say

Exclusive: Party will keep plan to invest in green infrastructure but will in effect cut green ambitions by about two-thirdsKeir Starmer and Rachel Reeves are ditching Labour’s flagship policy pledge to spend £28bn a year on green investment, party sou…

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