Activist legal group ClientEarth is suing the UK Government for failing to present an adequate net zero strategy.
In the Autumn Budget and Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new exemption for green technologies to support decarbonisation of non-domestic buildings.
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’s series of policy announcements released this week are high in ambition with strong signaling, but questions remain over financing.
The government is to offer grants of £5,000 for the installation of heat pumps from April 2022 as part of a new £450 million scheme to upgrade domestic heating infrastructure.
Despite growing calls from the energy sector and beyond, the Treasury looks set to reject the removal of VAT on green products such as heat pumps and solar.
The CBI is calling on the government to “step up” and release concrete strategies for transport and heat after a lack of detail in the Ten Point Plan.