The government has made the first steps towards designing and implementing its own emissions trading scheme (ETS), paving the way for carbon pricing aligned to that of the European Union to continue post-Brexit.
Industry reaction to today's landmark report from the Committee on Climate Change, which recommends a 2050 target date for the UK's economy to become greenhouse gas-free.
The UK could end its contribution to global warming by phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said, a target which would drive a revolution in the country’s power system.
Today the UK’s Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the UK eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its economy by 2050, in a move which would have significant repercussions on its energy system. Liam Stoker looks at what shape that system may take.
The UK now looks all but certain to miss emissions reductions targets out to 2032, new statistics out today have revealed.
The global energy transition could create financial benefits worth as much as US$160 trillion by 2050, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said.
Independent energy supplier Igloo is trialling a new smartphone app which it says can reduce electric vehicle charging emissions by as much as 20%.
Soaring renewables required under the UK’s binding climate change targets will send wholesale power prices crashing and fundamentally alter the workings of the power sector towards wider use of ‘capacity contracts’.
Committee on Climate Change (CCC) chair Lord Deben has this week urged the government to be more ambitious on electric vehicles as a matter of urgency and, crucially, bring forward the proposed phase-out of conventional vehicle by five years.