• UK Budget Endangers Net-Zero Climate Target, Greens Complain

    • Date: 12/03/20
    • The Independent

    Academics and green groups slate ‘truly awful’ Budget that sees chancellor ‘threatening attainment of UK’s net-zero target’ The Budget unveiled by the government makes it more difficult for the UK to meet its net-zero carbon climate target, academics and environmentalists have warned. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, was accused of undermining the goal set by Theresa May just nine months ago, […]

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  • 3m Elderly People Turn Off Heating as ‘They Cannot Afford Energy Bills’

    • Date: 10/03/20
    • Energy Live News

    New research shows 18% of people over 65 are on ‘uncompetitive’ Standard Variable Tariffs Around 2.8 million people over the age of 65 are set to ration their energy usage out of worry that they cannot afford their energy bills, according to new research by Compare The Market. A further 84% think the cost of energy […]

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  • Net Zero Housing Plans In Disarray As Developers Claim It’s ‘Unworkable’

    • Date: 10/03/20
    • Daily Mail

    Government plans for a ‘green housing revolution’ are unworkable, developers have warned. Ministers want tough standards to slash the carbon footprint of new homes from 2025, with ‘stepping stone’ measures before then. The shake-up will see developers banned from connecting properties to the gas grid and encouraged to roll out air-source heat pumps, solar panels […]

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  • Oz Spectator Writes A Letter To Boris: Net Zero Is Barking Mad

    • Date: 07/03/20
    • The Spectator Australia

    It is beyond tragic that as you slash away the red tape of Brussels, you are already re-strangling yourselves in the green tape of Geneva and New York. Dear Boris, How ironic that at the very moment you succeed in unshackling your great country from the tyranny and diktats of the European Union, you embark […]

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  • Oxford University Rebuked: UK Government Looks To Strengthen Free Speech On Campus

    • Date: 07/03/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Oxford University has been rebuked by the Education Secretary over the “unacceptable” no-platforming of Amber Rudd, with the Government on Friday threatening intervention to protect free speech on campuses. Gavin Williamson is believed to be looking at increasing the powers of the university regulator after a speech by former Home Secretary Ms Rudd was blocked […]

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  • IPCC Told To Ditch ‘Outdated’ Method Of Measuring Methane Impact On Global Warming

    • Date: 07/03/20
    • Farming UK

    The United Nations has been urged by farming groups to move away from the ‘outdated’ method of measuring greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. Agricultural organisations from the UK and New Zealand have urged the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to use the ‘more accurate’ global warming potential (GWP) metric of GWP*, also known as […]

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  • British Meat Industry Unites To Call On IPCC To Evaluate New Metric For Global Warming

    • Date: 07/03/20
    • Meat Management

    “For years we have been affected by negative press based on incomplete carbon foot printing science and guidance.” Members of the British meat industry have released a joint statement calling on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to consider the GWP/GWP-we measurement for climate change. Industry bodies are calling for a more accurate measurement […]

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  • Nothing Goes: Heathrow Climate Ruling Throws Britain’s National Infrastructure Strategy Into Disarray

    • Date: 06/03/20
    • The Construction Index

    It seems that the recent Heathrow ruling by the Court of Appeal has forced the UK government to re-evaluate as to what other national infrastructure projects fail to satisfy the government’s climate change commitments The Treasury has briefed the BBC that its National Infrastructure Strategy will not now be published with the budget statement next […]

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