In a speech today in the Midlands, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his “new deal”, however it has faced criticism for being conspicuously lacking in green investment.
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Regulators must be given new powers to ensure utility firms invest in sustainable infrastructure or the UK’s net zero emissions by 2050 target is at risk.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been urged to throw the Treasury’s clout behind a transformation of energy and transport networks described as “once-in-a-generation”.
Sir John Armitt, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), has urged the government to embrace renewables in its forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS).
Earlier today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its report on the action needed to limit climate change to within 1.5C, urging for deeper, more rapid change across the global economy.
The decarbonisation of transport offers Scotland its biggest challenge in meeting its emissions reduction targets, despite outperforming the rest of the UK overall, according to the country’s climate change watchdog.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has stressed that the UK could meet half its power demand from renewables by 2030, and urged the government to ditch new nuclear plans as a result.
Network operators shouldn’t necessarily be driving seat of the transition to electric vehicles, but should be at least sat in the front, one of the UK’s DNOs has said.