• Climate Activists Face Life Sentences, Police Warn

    • Date: 15/06/19
    • Evening Standard

    Police have issued their strongest warning yet to Extinction Rebellion activists, saying they could face life in jail ahead of a potential drone protest at Heathrow Airport next week. The climate change campaign group has vowed to shut down Heathrow on Tuesday unless plans to expand the airport are scrapped. Protesters are also planning a further 10 days of […]

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  • Labour Considers 2030 Net-Zero Emissions Target

    • Date: 13/06/19
    • Financial Times

    A Labour government would introduce an earlier net-zero carbon emissions deadline than the current 2050 target under plans being considered by the party leadership, according to shadow chancellor John McDonnell. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr McDonnell said he was talking to experts about whether it would be possible to hit the target […]

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  • Theresa May’s ‘Net Zero’ Target Conditional, May Be Reversed By Next Government

    • Date: 12/06/19
    • The Times

    The prime minister will today commit the UK to the toughest climate change target of any major economy, overruling the chancellor in the process. Theresa May will lay a statutory instrument in parliament amending the Climate Change Act 2008 to require the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050. The existing […]

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  • Theresa May Introduces ‘Net Zero’ Emissions Target Despite Warnings It Will Cost £1trillion

    • Date: 12/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Britain will today set a legally-binding target to cut greenhouse gases to “net zero” by 2050, Theresa May has announced. The Government will set out legislation today to slash emissions despite warnings from Philip Hammond that meeting the target could cost £1trillion. The move comes after the Government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change called for […]

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  • UK Households Conned About ‘Green Energy’

    • Date: 10/06/19
    • The Times

    Households trying to “go green” with their energy supply are being let down by misleading tariffs, a report states. An analysis of 54 dual-fuel deals with a green component has found that only one in five comes from 100 per cent renewable sources. More than half have no renewable gas component at all and most […]

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  • Britain’s Solar Power Collapse Is a Warning To Other Nations

    • Date: 08/06/19
    • Inverse

    The United Kingdom’s decision to strip away subsidies aimed at residential solar users has been linked to a dramatic collapse in the rate of new installations. The sudden drop in home installs, which followed the abolition of feed-in tariffs that reward users for sharing their energy with the grid, offers a sharp warning to the […]

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  • Conservative Leadership Challengers Split Over £1trillion Zero Emissions Warning

    • Date: 07/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Conservative leadership candidates are split over cutting green house emissions to net zero after Philip Hammond told Theresa May that it will cost £1 trillion and divert money from police and National Health Service. The warning prompted Mrs May to rebuke her Chancellor, with her spokesman insisting it was the “right thing to do to […]

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  • GWPF Calls On Government To Reject £1 Trillion ‘Net Zero’ Target

    • Date: 06/06/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum is calling on the UK government to refrain from legislating for a Net Zero emissions target and support a Treasury review into its economic impact. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) recently recommended that the UK’s current CO2 emissions reduction target of 80% by 2050 should be amended to 100%, claiming that […]

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