Category: Politics

Greenpeace accuses Treasury of distorting its stance on biomass burning

Briefing notes obtained by FoI reveal minister meeting with Drax CEO was told Greenpeace supported practiceGreenpeace has accused the government of misrepresenting its stance on burning trees for electricity, giving a minister the impression of public …

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UK net zero report: what are its recommendations and conclusions?

What seeks to be comprehensive review actually contains huge gaps and is devastating assessment of Tories’ failuresChris Skidmore, the head of the government’s net zero review, said he aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the UK’s net zero am…

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Net zero tsar: Tories will lose election without strong climate policies

Chris Skidmore, who this week launched report on how to reach emissions target, says party must take climate targets seriouslyUK net zero report: what are its recommendations and conclusions?The Conservatives will lose the next election unless they tak…

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Sunak’s stop-start policies harming UK green investment, says net zero tsar

Exclusive: Lack of confidence in ‘inconsistent’ government is huge barrier to investors, finds Chris SkidmoreRishi Sunak has been criticised by his own net zero tsar, who says the UK risks missing its green targets due to inconsistent policies and lack…

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Energy efficiency ‘war effort’ needed to cut bills and emissions, say MPs

Ministers missed crucial opportunities but should use energy windfall tax to speed up insulation efforts, committee saysA national “war effort” on energy efficiency is required to cut energy bills, reduce climate-heating emissions and ensure energy sec…

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Energy efficiency ‘war effort’ needed to cut bills and emissions, say MPs

Ministers missed crucial opportunities but should use energy windfall tax to speed up insulation efforts, committee saysA national “war effort” on energy efficiency is required to cut energy bills, reduce climate-heating emissions and ensure energy sec…

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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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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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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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