The government must manage the immediate cost of living crisis created in part by the energy crisis or risk losing political and public support for net zero policies, a new report from the Institute for Government has warned.
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has welcomed the ambition of the government’s Net Zero Strategy, but called for further steps to implement policy quickly.
The government has laid out its plans for reaching net zero by 2050, including new EV charging funding, a review of the frequency of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions and green finance and innovation commitments.
Businesses have called on the government to set an end date for the use of unabated gas in the electricity sector in the UK.
OVO Energy has appointed a new director of sustainability, with Dr Rebecca Heaton joining from Drax where she was group head of climate change.
Current± caught up with the energy sector to find out what they thought of the CCC’s two new progress reports.
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has criticised the lack of firm policies to back up the UK’s ambitious climate change targets.
Environmental levies should be moved off of electricity bills to make sure it's always cheaper to run a heat pump than a boiler according to business and civil society groups.
The UK is not keeping pace with the impact of climate change, with the risk of climate-related failure of the power system growing.