The UK’s Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into HM Treasury’s role in the decarbonisation of the country’s economy, just a day after reports suggested it was ready to “fiddle” with binding climate targets.
The UK government is prepared to use historic over-performance in emissions reductions to meet future targets, reports have suggested, in a move which is likely to attract considerable criticism.
The government has formally approved renewables’ participation in future Capacity Market auctions, and unsubsidised projects could compete as early as next year.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has been accused of “going rogue” on climate change, side-lining climate considerations from its plans.
Ofgem has appeared to knock back the implementation of proposed reforms to network charging under the controversial Targeted Charging Review (TCR).
Magnus Hall, chief executive at Vattenfall, has been appointed as the new president of European power trade body Eurelectric.
The UK could meet its looming fourth and fifth carbon budgets without the need for new nuclear, but only if renewables policy is urgently ramped up, Cornwall Insight has claimed.
The Labour Party has unveiled major plans to renationalise the UK’s entire electricity and gas system, claiming that the current system is not fit for purpose.
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.