The government is pursuing a “balanced approach” to net zero, energy and clean growth minister Kwasi Kwarteng has said, with Westminster keen to avoid picking winners at this early stage.
Liam Stoker reflects on another turbulent week in British politics, one that actually saw some semblance of movement on the green agenda.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has issued a call to HM Treasury to ensure the costs of reaching net zero are distributed evenly, revealing it will publish its advice on the sixth carbon budget earlier than expected.
Interoperability is “not really relevant” in light of free and already-interoperable contactless charging, Ecotricity and Pod Point have said in response to a letter urging them towards interoperability.
Implement roaming agreements or face government intervention, the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on electric vehicles has warned three of the UK’s largest chargepoint operators.
The UK needs to act fast to deliver net zero but “neither policy or politics is enabling that to happen”, according to director of UK100 Polly Billington.
Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Andrea Leadsom, spoke to the BEIS Committee on the 15 October, highlighting that the departments “number one priority” is meeting the UK's net zero goal.
Labour's renationalisation plans could cost the UK a colossal £196 billion, according to new research by CBI.
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.