Category: UK news

National Grid taps shareholders to help fund £60bn low-carbon energy switch

Infrastructure firm raises £6.8bn to connect homes to renewable energy sources across US and UKNational Grid has tapped shareholders for nearly £7bn to fund a £60bn spending spree to upgrade its networks to cope with the switch to low-carbon energy on …

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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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