Liam Stoker looks back on a week that saw the UK go a week without coal for the first time since the Industrial Revolution and Theresa May take the time out to tweet her applause, warning that the achievement will be hollow unless the PM backs urgent action.
The Committee on Climate Change’s net zero report issues a ‘put up or shut up’ moment for Westminster, with pressure to comply ratcheting up. Liam Stoker looks at why the report is far from a run of the mill recommendation.
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 government must be placed on a “war footing” to tackle the various threats posed by climate change, a new commission has said.
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’.
The UK should adopt a legal net zero emission target this year on the back of an increasingly strong scientific, technological, legal and political argument, think tank Bright Blue has recommended.