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Emissions Gap Report 2023

  2023-11-21 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

As greenhouse gas emissions hit new highs, temperature records tumble and climate impacts intensify, the Emissions Gap Report 2023: Broken Record – Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again) finds that the world is heading for a temperature rise far above the Paris Agreement goals unless countries deliver more than they have promised. The report is the 14th edition in a series that brings together many of the world’s top climate scientists to look at future trends in greenhouse gas emissions and provide potential solutions to the challenge of global warming.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | The Paris Agreement | Climate Change Mitigation


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UK can sustain itself if it converted all animal farmland to forest, Harvard research shows

  2024-03-13 (or before) in The Vegan Society

Researchers found the UK can convert animal farmland to forest and still grow enough protein as well as help combat climate change.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Food Production and Consumption | Agriculture | Rewilding | Trees


New gas power plants needed to bolster energy supply, PM says

  2024-03-12 in The BBC

Critics say a commitment to build new, gas-fired power stations would threaten climate pledges.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Committee on Climate Change UK | UK Politics


Climate chiefs admitted net zero plan based on insufficient data, lea…

  2024-03-11 (or before) in Archive.is - web archive

  Tagged under: Net Zero | UK Politics | Committee on Climate Change UK


CAP AND WAIT. CLIMATE FOES GET THEIR DELAYS IN WA | by Mary Liz Thomson | Mar, 2024 | Medium

  2024-03-11 in Medium

Do climate programs like Washington’s cap and investment law automatically raise the price of gas? No, but mainstream media usually frames the story that way. Why do we have to accept this logic? We shouldn’t, it’s not even true. But this thinking is on track to take down Washington State’s newest carbon tax. After ten years of wrangling the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) was passed as a market-based program to reduce carbon pollution and achieve the greenhouse gas limits agreed to in state law. The program held it’s first auction last spring in 2023.

Right on cue after the industry had to pay ...

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Legislation | Regulation | Washington State


Analysis: UK emissions in 2023 fell to lowest level since 1879 - Carbon Brief

  2024-03-11 by in Carbon Brief

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 5.7% in 2023 to their lowest level since 1879, according to new Carbon Brief analysis.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Greenhouse Gases | UK | Climate Data


We must end the Net Zero delusion before it’s too late

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Telegraph

Enough of the pretence. The current path threatens our economy, society and democracy, and we urgently need a change of direction

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Net Zero | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation


Wave energy to have a key role in realising the UK’s net zero ambitions

  2024-03-05 in corpowerocean.com

New study on UK Net Zero energy transition released by LUT University, Finland

  Tagged under: UK | Net Zero | Tidal Energy


Fury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures

  2024-03-04 in The Guardian

Darren Woods tells Fortune consumers not willing to pay for clean-energy transition, prompting backlash from climate experts

  Tagged under: Public Opinion | Net Zero | Exxon


Exxon CEO Shares "Dirty Secret" Keeping Us From Net Zero Goals | Leadership Next

  2024-03-04 (or before) in YouTube

As CEO of the energy giant, Darren Woods is leading the third-largest U.S. company through the energy transition. While Exxon Mobil is investing in low-carbo...

  Tagged under: ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Finance | Net Zero | Exxon


Climate Change Committee advises against 'carry-over' of Third Carbon Budget emissions savings

  2024-02-28 in Business Green

Government will be putting climate goals at risk if it decides to loosen future carbon budgets, climate advisors warn

  Tagged under: Net Zero


A New Report Maps Canada’s ‘Daunting’ Path to Net-Zero Carbon

  2024-02-26 by in resilience

Canada’s road to net zero by 2050 will be bumpy, winding and “daunting.”That’s the mathematical conclusion of David Hughes, one of Canada’s foremost energy analysts, in a comprehensive new report for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released today.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part II: Easier | BloombergNEF

  2024-02-22 in BloombergNEF

Welcome to the second part of my two-part article exploring the bull and bear cases for the net-zero transition.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


The solar panel theory of socioeconomic unfairness

  2024-02-22 in Business Green

Terry Pratchett's famous economic theory tells us a lot about the urgent need for a net zero transition where the costs and benefits are fairly distributed right across the income scale

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Net Zero


'The ball is in the court of the policymakers': Is the UK's net zero transition at risk of stalling?

  2024-02-22 in Business Green

Report from DNV argues ambitious policies could enable transition that delivers on climate goals and slashes domestic energy bills by 40 per cent by 2050

  Tagged under: Net Zero


UK quits treaty that lets fossil fuel firms sue governments over climate policies

  2024-02-22 in The Guardian

Britain joins France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands in withdrawing from charter it says ‘penalises’ shift to net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | France


'A damning indictment': Lord Deben intervenes in High Court legal challenge against government climate plans

  2024-02-21 in Business Green

Conservative peer and former chair of the Climate Change Committee submits witness statement in support of legal action accusing government of breaching Climate Change Act

  Tagged under: Litigation | UK Politics | Net Zero


'Government needs to lead': Green finance experts unveil blueprint for mobilising net zero investment

  2024-02-20 in Business Green

Green Finance Institute and IPPR call for deeper collaboration between private and public sectors and sector-specific transition pathways to boost much needed green investment

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Finance


This is the year the world’s green juggernaut becomes unstoppable

  2024-02-14 (or before) in The Telegraph

The greatest economic growth story since the industrial revolution has crossed a critical threshold

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Economic Growth


Rachel Reeves accepted donation from climate sceptic days before dropping £28bn pledge

  2024-02-14 (or before) in The Telegraph

Lord Donoughue gave £10,100 to shadow chancellor's office but insists money was not tied to net zero plans

  Tagged under: Net Zero


BP’s green agenda all at sea as sinking profits forecast renews fossil fuel call

  2024-02-03 in The Guardian

With gloomy financial results predicted, the company must weigh its net zero targets against demands for more oil and gas production

  Tagged under: Net Zero | BP


To get to net zero, we may have to sell off the UK’s future

  2024-01-27 in The Guardian

The cost of decarbonising is vast. Something like the privatisations of the 80s may be needed to raise enough funds

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Economics


Historic England Calls for Action on Green Jobs Planning | Historic England

  2024-01-25 (or before) in Historic England

Historic England has published local data on the estimated need for retrofitting skills to deliver Net Zero

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Banks decline mortgage applications in ‘climate change credit crunch’

  2024-01-22 (or before) in The Telegraph

Homes are becoming uninsurable and unsellable due to flooding and subsidence risks

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero


Germany’s last solar panel producer prepares to close shop

  2024-01-20 (or before) in EURACTIV

Meyer Burger, the biggest producer of solar modules in Germany, has announced plans to close down and relocate to the US, fuelling political debates on whether the industry deserves long-term state support to ensure its survival.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Net Zero


The Carbon Brief Interview: Chris Skidmore - Carbon Brief

  2024-01-17 by in Carbon Brief

Chris Skidmore has been both UK energy and science minister and led an independent government review into net-zero published in 2023

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Climate Change and Energy Transition: The 2023 Scorecard

  2024-01-16 by in resilience

To reach net zero emissions by 2050 (which the IPCC considers necessary to cap warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius) by providing 100 percent of total global energy from renewables, we would need a nearly ten-fold increase in renewable energy production, even assuming zero growth in overall global energy demand during that time.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Global Warming | Net Zero


Nuclear power and net zero: Too little, too late, too expensive

  2024-01-13 (or before) in SGR: Responsible Science

Prof Steve Thomas, Greenwich University, assesses the considerable obstacles to the UK government’s target for new nuclear power. Article from Responsible Science journal, no.6; advance online publication: 9 January 2024.  

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


Conceptualising socially inclusive environmental policy: a just transition to Net Zero | Social Policy and Society | Cambridge Core

  2024-01-13 (or before) in Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Conceptualising socially inclusive environmental policy: a just transition to Net Zero - Volume 22 Issue 4

  Tagged under: Net Zero


To reach net zero, we need to close the loop on combustion

  2024-1-11 in Chemistry World

A systems thinking approach to decarbonising our economies presents chemistry with a key challenge

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Jeremy Hunt’s net zero target claims criticised by climate advisers

  2024-01-07 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee tells chancellor issuing new oil and gas licenses is ‘inconsistent’ with government’s temperature goals

  Tagged under: Legislation | UK Politics | UK | Oil Industry | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


How green is the Government's nuclear energy strategy?

  2023-12-28 by in inews.co.uk

Small moodular reactors have been touted as a solution to reaching net-zero - but how safe are they and will they do the job?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


Special report: Redesigning the UK's energy grid for a greener climate

  2023-12-15 (or before) in YouTube

The UK's electricity grid is struggling to catch up with the shifting energy map, as renewables replace fossil fuels and the grid’s infrastructure and manage...

  Tagged under: Energy | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Renewable Energy


The disagreement between two climate scientists that will decide our future

  2023-12-08 by in The Conversation

Is reaching net zero emissions by 2050 enough to halt warming? One leading scientist says no.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Global Carbon Budget 2023

  2023-12-05 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

Abstract. Accurate assessment of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and terrestrial biosphere in a changing climate is critical to better understand the global carbon cycle, support the development of climate policies, and project future climate change. Here we describe and synthesize data sets and methodology to quantify the five major components of the global carbon budget and their uncertainties. Fossil CO2 emissions (EFOS) are based on energy statistics and cement production data, while emissions from land-use change (ELUC), mainly deforestation, are based on la...

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Climate Data


Heavy dependence on Carbon Capture and Storage ‘highly economically damaging’, says Oxford report

  2023-12-04 (or before) in smithschool.ox.ac.uk

Heavy dependence on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to reach net zero targets around 2050 would be “hugely economically damaging”, costing at least $30 trillion more than a route based on renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrification.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Renewable Energy


Climate, Fossil Fuels and UK Food Prices: 2023

  2023-11-27 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Climate change and energy add the cost of 10 weekly shops to food bills as floods and drought hit food production.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Drought | Food Production and Consumption


Leaks reveal how McKinsey drives African climate agenda

  2023-11-27 by in Climate Home News

Whistleblowers caution about the increasing role of McKinsey in the climate agenda, promoting carbon markets and energy transition plans

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Energy | Carbon Pricing | Africa


Heat pump supply chain environmental impact reduction to improve the UK energy sustainability, resiliency and security - Scientific Reports

  2023-11-23 in Nature

Various heat pump technologies are examined from an environmental perspective using a life cycle assessment approach. The investigated heat pump systems utilize air, ground, and water as their energy sources. Additionally, an innovative heat pump powered by green hydrogen is investigated in this study, to evaluate its environmental impacts and potential to commercialise on a large scale. A range of supply chain scenarios is explored, considering the main suppliers of the UK market. The reshoring heat pump industry and supply chain are evaluated to enhance energy resilience and security within the UK. The findings indicate that t...

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Electricity Grid | Sustainability


The Oil and Gas Industry in Net Zero Transitions – Analysis - IEA

  2023-11-23 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

The Oil and Gas Industry in Net Zero Transitions - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | Net Zero


Revealed: Scale of The Telegraph's Climate Change ‘Propaganda’

  2023-11-23 by in DeSmog

Telegraph columnists routinely questioned climate science and criticised green reforms as a major backlash against net zero policies raged in the UK, DeSmog can reveal. A new analysis by this website reviewed over 2,000 Telegraph opinion pieces and editorials published online over a six month period, ending in 16 October. Of the 171 opinion pieces […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Emissions Gap Report 2023

  2023-11-21 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

As greenhouse gas emissions hit new highs, temperature records tumble and climate impacts intensify, the Emissions Gap Report 2023: Broken Record – Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again) finds that the world is heading for a temperature rise far above the Paris Agreement goals unless countries deliver more than they have promised. The report is the 14th edition in a series that brings together many of the world’s top climate scientists to look at future trends in greenhouse gas emissions and provide potential solutions to the challenge of global warming.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | The Paris Agreement | Climate Change Mitigation


EDF won't make 'massive fortune' from Hinkley, says director

  2023-11-16 by in Utility Week

EDF won’t make a “massive fortune” out of its Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant due to returns being eroded by delays to the project and escalating costs, a director has admitted. Giving evidence to the House of Commons energy security and net zero committee, EDF Energy’s director of strategy and regulation Paul Spence was grilled on how much constructing the first new nuclear power station in a generation would cost the consumer.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


One Huge Contradiction Is Undoing Our Best Climate Efforts

  2023-11-10 by in The Atlantic

The math isn’t adding up.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Legislation | El Niño


Oil and gas ‘not the problem’ for climate, says UK’s net zero minister

  2023-11-08 in The Guardian

Campaigners call Graham Stuart’s comments ‘laughable’ and say Conservatives are weaponising climate action

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


UN to seek assurances UK will not renege on net zero pledge

  2023-11-03 in The Guardian

Concerns ahead of Cop28 climate summit that Rishi Sunak among leaders backsliding on green measures

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | COP28 | COP27 | COP26


'We have to be realistic': Government dismisses CCC's concerns over UK's net zero progress

  2023-10-26 in Business Green

Government insists UK can meet all its climate targets, but rejects recommendations 'that force families to make costly and burdensome changes to their lifestyles'

  Tagged under: Net Zero | COP28


Government shirks request from MPs to disclose carbon impact of net-zero policy rollbacks

  2023-10-26 by in Edie Awards

The Environmental Audit Committee has expressed disappointment with the government's lack of clarity on meeting carbon reduction targets, particularly regarding the rollback of existing policies. The committee hoped for further detail in the government's response to the Climate Change Committee's report but this has not been forthcoming.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Sunak faces further pressure over net zero U-turn after IEA warning

  2023-10-24 in The Guardian

Energy watchdog says countries risks fuelling climate crisis and damaging their economies by rowing back on green policies

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


'We need to get on with it': Government urged to boost UK infrastructure investment to deliver net zero

  2023-10-18 in Business Green

National Infrastructure Commission warns annual public and private infrastructure investment needs to rise by tens of billions of pounds to deliver on net zero and levelling up ambitions, saving households thousands of pounds a year in the process

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Net Zero | Electricity Grid


UK climate leadership left in tatters by Prime Minister’s speech - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-10-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward reviews key elements of Rishi Sunak’s 20th September net zero speech and the implications of the announced policy changes.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Rishi Sunak | UK Politics


A billion deaths at two degrees? Why climate activists should make a special effort to get the science right - Mark Lynas

  2023-10-16 by in Mark Lynas

The world owes a great debt to Extinction Rebellion. XR’s heyday protests in London helped deliver a UK net zero commitment, forcing many other countries to adopt similar targets. XR […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Activism | Finance


Reinventing energy efficiency for net zero

  2023-10-14 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Energy efficiency has delivered the largest share of historic greenhouse gas mitigation. A significant part of this relied on replacing fossil fuel te…

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation


CCC assessment of recent announcements and developments on Net Zero - Climate Change Committee

  2023-10-12 by in Climate Change Committee

This is the CCC's independent assessment of recent announcements and developments on Net Zero.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


'If You Ask People to Change their Minds Quickly, they Struggle with It': Chris Packham on the Need for Political Parties to Step Up to Save Our Planet – Byline Times

  2023-10-05 by in Byline Times

Stuart Spray speaks to the activist and TV presenter, who has announced he is challenging the Prime Minister on the legality of abandoning key net zero commitments

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Activism


Paris-consistent climate change mitigation scenarios

  2023-10-04 (or before) by in oecd-ilibrary.org

Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, governments and economic actors have increasingly been setting greenhouse gas emissions reduction or net zero targets. Amidst risks of delayed action and greenwashing, there is need to understand whether...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation


Report claiming net zero will cost UK trillions retracted due to ‘factual errors’

  2023-10-02 in The Guardian

Rightwing thinktank Civitas mistakenly cost onshore wind power 10,000 times higher than reality and claimed bill would be £4.5tn

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Net Zero


Rishi Sunak: Cars, boilers and net zero - key takeaways from PM's speech - BBC News

  2023-10-02 (or before) in The BBC

The PM announces changes to his green approach, but says 2050 net zero targets will still be met.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero | Cars


Prime Minister accused of 'evoking conspiracy theories' with plan to restrict traffic calming measures

  2023-09-29 in Business Green

Reports suggest Rishi Sunak's conference speech will centre on a new 'plan for motorists' and cite concerns over '15-minute cities'

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


How a thinktank got the cost of net zero for the UK wildly wrong

  2023-09-29 in The Guardian

Civitas’s deeply flawed report was timed to follow the PM’s speech in which he called for an honest approach to the issue

  Tagged under: Net Zero


'Embarrassingly Wrong' Tufton Street Net Zero Report Gets Widespread Coverage

  2023-09-28 by in DeSmog

A report from the Tufton Street group Civitas on the supposed cost of net zero was featured in several major newspapers today despite serious data errors.  Authored by management consultant Ewen Stewart, the report claimed that achieving net zero emissions will cost the UK £4.5 trillion, or £6,000 per household per year, by 2050. The […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach – Analysis - IEA

  2023-09-27 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


‘Staggering’ green growth gives hope for 1.5C, says global energy chief

  2023-09-26 in The Guardian

IEA’s Fatih Birol says uptake of solar power and EVs is in line with net zero goal but rich countries must hasten their broader plans

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electric Cars | EVs | Net Zero | Cars


PM's U-turns weren't really about net zero - but playing politics with climate change is a big risk

  2023-09-22 (or before) in Sky News

Whatever Rishi Sunak says, the details of his changes in climate policy suggest he is thinking about politics, not the environment. In a year which is currently on course to be the warmest in human history, that's a pretty big risk to take.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


"CLEAN"? URANIUM FUEL - Sign and Share - Petition to Government- STOP THE LIE

  2023-09-21 in Lakes Against Nuclear Dump

Petition to UK Government : Stop calling uranium mined fuels "clean energy" Scrap the rebranding of nuclear as "clean." Even the very first step of the fuel cycle, the mining of Uranium is uniquely dirty and dangerous. The extraction of a finite resource which is far from "home grown." The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero announced in July that "The UK’s nuclear renaissance begins with the launch of Great British Nuclear helping us deliver clean, reliable energy for generations to com

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


PM’s net zero changes could cost households up to £8bn

  2023-09-21 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Informed debate on energy and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Sunak should be wary of backtracking on net zero – what history tells us about flip-flopping on the environment

  2023-09-20 by in The Conversation

Rishi Sunak has delayed some of the UK’s key net zero targets – a look back at history may explain why.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Johan Rockström interview | Planetary boundaries, 'negative emissions', mitigation models & fairness

  2023-09-20 (or before) in YouTube

Johan Rockström is best known for his work on the Planetary Boundary Framework and as co-director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. In th...

  Tagged under: COP27 | COP26 | Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Justice | Climate Change Mitigation


Chinese electric cars will reduce UK emissions but what about rivals here? - BBC News

  2023-09-16 (or before) in The BBC

Chinese car imports will help the UK hit its net zero goal but could damage its own car industry.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars


'Complacency and incompetence': Government slammed as clean energy auction results in no new offshore wind farms

  2023-09-08 in Business Green

CfD auction delivers just 3.7GW of new capacity as offshore wind developers refuse to bid, sparking warnings UK is now badly off track to meet its clean energy goals

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Net Zero


Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part I: Harder | BloombergNEF

  2023-09-06 in BloombergNEF

When considering the transition to a net-zero carbon economy, it is easy to swing between extremes of optimism and pessimism.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


New UK ‘net zero’ minister linked to oil-funded think tank

  2023-09-02 (or before) in openDemocracy

Claire Coutinho was senior fellow at Policy Exchange, which drafted law to crack down on XR and other climate activists

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Activism


Study shows making cities greener doesn’t just capture carbon – it reduces it

  2023-09-02 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

Dozens of European cities could reach net zero carbon emissions over the next 10 years by incorporating nature into their infrastructure, according to a new study.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


'Not fit for purpose': Green groups secure High Court hearing over government's net zero plans

  2023-09-01 in Business Green

High Court orders three day 'rolled up' hearing for legal challenges brought by Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth, and Good Law Project

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


'Inability to think long-term': Politicians lashed over lack of climate change targets on Q+A

  2023-08-15 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


From laggards to leaders: An assessment of Australian banks’ climate commitments

  2023-08-15 (or before) in assets.nationbuilder.com

  Tagged under: Australia | Finance | Net Zero


Shortage of experts and low pay ‘major barriers to UK’s net zero future’

  2023-08-15 in The Guardian

Lack of funding and staff limit climate sector’s impact on conservation and net zero efforts, say workers

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Activism


Stop renewables and wait for nuclear: Nationals stunning rejection of science and industry

  2023-08-14 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Nationals push to stop rollout of renewables highlights weakness of 2050 net zero targets. In their minds, everything can be delayed, even if science and industry say no.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Net Zero


How conservative is Net Zero?

  2023-08-13 by in UnHerd | think again

The Tories are torching their green roots

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net zero’s dam has burst, but the BBC is still papering over the cracks

  2023-08-08 (or before) in The Telegraph

For decades, the Beeb’s coverage has been shamelessly one-sided, presenting highly politicised theory as irrefutable fact

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


It's time for this country's hard-working, not-so-silent politicians to stop misleading the public about the green agenda

  2023-08-07 in Business Green

Priti Patel's latest attack on green policies makes little sense and offers no alternative vision for the future - it deserves to be rejected, line-by-line

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net zero: direct costs of climate policies aren't a major barrier to public support, research reveals

  2023-08-03 by in The Conversation

Reneging on climate commitments indicates the UK government’s misreading of public attitudes.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


We asked the British public what they really think about net zero – here's what we found

  2023-08-02 by in The Conversation

Research found people were not confident about the government’s leadership in meeting net zero.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Our survey. Net Zero, climate change, cars, bans and LTNs. The nearer the target, the bigger the opposition. | Conservative Home

  2023-08-02 by in Conservative Home - Comprehensive, independent coverage of the UK Conservative Party

An emphatic 66 per cent are opposed to LDNs - and a socking great 83 per cent to the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Cars


Number of green jobs in UK reached record high in 2021 - edie

  2023-07-31 (or before) by in Edie Awards

The number of UK-based jobs in low-carbon and renewable energy sectors in 2021 was almost 40,000 higher than in 2020, official new figures show. But the Government is still not on track to deliver its flagship pledge of two million green jobs by 2030.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero | Sustainability


The UK has lost its net zero leadership – so why are we still stalling on proven technologies like onshore wind?

  2023-07-31 (or before) in thriverenewables.co.uk

Following a recent report from the Climate Change Committee, we give our thoughts on the state of the energy transition in the UK, including the government’s consultation into ‘community engagement’ around onshore wind.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Net Zero | Wind Power


Rishi Sunak warned that Tories’ key green pledges are ‘unachievable’

  2023-07-29 in The Guardian

Whitehall watchdog gives red rating to set of measures aimed to bring net-zero goals, amid backlash over retreat on climate policy

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


ClientEarth loses high court fight with Shell over climate strategy

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

Environmental law charity claims energy firm cannot achieve net zero goal with current transition plan

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


OBR: Costs of continued gas reliance more than double that of reaching net zero

  2023-07-14 in Business Green

Remaining heavily reliant on fossil gas for power and heating poses huge fiscal and economic risk to the UK, warns the Office for Budget Responsibility

  Tagged under: Net Zero


'Exponential deployment is now unstoppable': How the clean tech revolution is happening faster than you think

  2023-07-13 in Business Green

Today's analysis from RMI suggesting the global power system is on track for net zero emissions is hugely optimistic, but the assumptions underpinning it are surprisingly feasible

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero


UK airports say they can reach net zero and still expand. Is it just pie in the sky?

  2023-07-01 in The Guardian

Despite the Climate Change Committee’s warnings to stop growing capacity, Gatwick is gearing up for another try at a second runway

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


2023 Progress Report to Parliament - Climate Change Committee

  2023-06-28 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

This year saw the release of new detail on the Government’s plans for Net Zero with the publication…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate Change Committee warns UK has 'lost' its global net zero leadership position

  2023-06-28 in Business Green

Annual progress report warns government's official advisors have 'markedly less' confidence in the UK's ability to meet its decarbonisation targets from 2030 onwards

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Decarbonisation


Managing Climate Risk: The Role of Financial Regulators in the Net Zero Transition | Policy Report

  2023-06-27 in CUSP | Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

This Aldersgate Group report with CUSP calls on the UK Government to provide a strong legal basis for financial regulators to support the transition to a net zero and nature positive economy. It fi…

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Finance


Better transparency is no substitute for real delivery - Climate Change Committee

  2023-06-27 by in Climate Change Committee

Following last year’s High Court ruling, the UK Government has published the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP), providing much greater transparency on its Net Zero plans. However, despite over 3,000 pages of new detail, the Climate Change Committee’s confidence in the UK meeting its goals from 2030 onwards is now markedly less than it was in our previous assessment a year ago.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate Majority: Leading campaigners back new grassroots green movement

  2023-06-21 in Business Green

Initiative aims to become 'irresistible political force', as polls show majority of Britons support the UK's net zero emissions goal

  Tagged under: Activism | Net Zero


'Growth doom loop': Report warns under-investment will see UK lag behind in global race to net zero

  2023-06-20 in Business Green

Think tank IPPR warns UK is suffering from 'investment-phobia' and must move quickly to reap the economic benefits of the green transition

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Economic Growth


'We're going to throw everything at this': Labour to unveil Green Prosperity Plan

  2023-06-19 in Business Green

Labour Leader to deliver major speech providing more detail on Opposition's sweeping decarbonisation plans, including proposals for state owned GB Energy

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Decarbonisation


We’ve pumped so much groundwater that we’ve nudged the Earth's spin

  2023-06-17 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences

  AGU press contact: Rebecca Dzombak, news@agu.org (UTC-4 hours) Contact information for the researchers: Ki-Weon Seo, Seoul National University, seokiweon@snu.ac.kr (UTC+9 hours) WASHINGTON — By pumping water out of the ground and moving it elsewhere, humans have shifted such a large mass of water that the Earth tilted nearly 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) east between 1993 and 2010 alone, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, AGU’s journal for short-format, high-impact research with implications spanning the Earth and space sciences. Based on climate models, scientists previously es...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas | Net Zero | Sea Level


From the oceans to ‘net zero’ targets, we’re in denial about the climate crisis | Adam Morton

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

The scientific consensus is we need to aim for negative emissions by phasing out fossil fuels, not just removing carbon from the atmosphere

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Shell plans to increase fossil fuel production despite its net-zero pledge

  2023-06-14 in NPR

Oil giant Shell is coming under criticism for its announcement that it will grow its petroleum business, even though it's under a court order to cut emissions because of climate change concerns.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Shell


Net Zero Stocktake 2023 | Net Zero Tracker

  2023-06-12 (or before) in Net Zero Tracker

From intent through integrity to implementation. We analyse the quantity and quality of net zero targets across all nations, the 2000 largest publicly-traded companies, and the worlds's biggest regions and cities.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net Zero Tracker: More than third of world's biggest firms still have no climate goals in place

  2023-06-11 in Business Green

National and corporate momentum behind setting net zero goals continues to build, but concerns remain over integrity and oversight of targets

  Tagged under: Net Zero


'Pretty depressing weekend': Key net zero policies face fresh wave of criticism

  2023-06-05 in Business Green

From oil and gas licenses to heat pumps and recycling to active travel, crucial planks of the government’s climate policy framework are coming under attack from all sides

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | US Politics


'A different kind of representation': New BCC Council promises to 'speak up' on net zero

  2023-06-05 in Business Green

British Chamber of Commerce announces new group that aims to 'shape national debate' on key business issues, including the net zero transition

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns Joins Board of Climate Science Denial Group

  2023-05-31 by in DeSmog

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns has become a director of Net Zero Watch (NZW), a pressure group which denies climate science and campaigns for more fossil fuel extraction.  She is the latest high profile figure to ally with NZW’s parent organisation, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), which is the UK’s principal climate science denial group […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Deloitte research reveals inaction on climate change could cost the world’s economy US$178 trillion by 2070 | Deloitte Middle East | Press release

  2023-05-30 (or before) in Deloitte UK | Audit, Consulting, Financial Advisory and Tax services

Deloitte’s Global Turning Point Report finds that unchecked climate change could cost the global economy US$178 trillion over the next 50 years, unless global leaders unite in a systemic net-zero transition

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Middle East


Revealed: 1 in 3 GB News Hosts Spread Climate Denial On Air in 2022

  2023-05-26 by in DeSmog

A majority of GB News hosts attacked climate action on the channel in 2022, while one in three spread climate science denial, a DeSmog analysis can reveal.  Opponents of green policies have seized on the energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to denounce the UK’s net zero target and push for new, environmentally-damaging […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Russia


Lloyd’s and five big insurers quit sector’s net-zero initiative

  2023-05-26 (or before) in Financial Times

Alliance members fear antitrust lawsuits and have faced criticism from US Republican politicians

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero


Decarbonising the energy system by 2050 could save trillions - Oxford study | University of Oxford

  2023-05-26 (or before) in Oxford University

New study shows a fast transition to clean energy is cheaper than slow or no transition Idea that going green will be expensive is ‘just wrong’ Green technology costs have fallen significantly over the last decade, and are likely to continue falling Achieving a net zero carbon energy system by around 2050 is possible and profitable 

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Energy Minister: 'We will never license oil and gas development in the UK that isn't compatible with net zero'

  2023-05-25 in Business Green

Graham Stuart insists new oil and gas licenses are compatible with UK climate goals, as he argues UK can continue to attract green investment without engaging in 'subsidy race'

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Against climate hypocrisy: why the IPCC needs its own net-zero target

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Nature

A robust strategy to slash the IPCC’s carbon emissions would be a testbed for international climate policy — and serve as an example of effective action. A robust strategy to slash the IPCC’s carbon emissions would be a testbed for international climate policy — and serve as an example of effective action.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Net Zero


Carlton Power and Schroders Greencoat join forces to fuel £200m green hydrogen pipeline

  2023-05-23 in Business Green

New joint venture platform GHECO aims to deliver 500MW of green hydrogen projects across the UK using development expertise from Carlton and financing from Schroders Greencoat

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Net Zero


On temperatures, tides, seaweed, and supermarkets

  2023-05-18 in Business Green

The WMO's warning that the 1.5C warming threshold is set to be breached - at least temporarily - hits hard, but the lessons it contains should be obvious by now

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Listed companies to burn through remaining 1.5C carbon budget in 3.5 years, MSCI warns

  2023-05-11 in Business Green

Latest analysis of climate commitments from mid- and large-cap firms notes corporate greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise despite surge in new climate targets

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Infinite geothermal energy puts Iceland in vanguard of drive to net zero

  2023-05-09 by in Energy Voice

Set in the heart of the unforgiving North Atlantic Ocean, some 175 miles away from its nearest neighbour, Iceland is on the front line of efforts to

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans | Geothermal Energy | Net Zero


Opinion: To unleash the clean trillions we need more sticks, less carrots

  2023-05-09 by in Energy Monitor

More robust government intervention like credit guidance and golden shares is needed to unleash the clean trillions needed to reach net zero.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Finance


Power grab: Why energy storage is key to renewables revolution and hitting net zero climate targets

  2023-05-05 (or before) in The Scotsman

Energy storage is key to the renewables revolution and meeting net zero climate targets, according to Mark Wilson, chief executive of ILI Energy

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero


“About time:” Net Zero Authority to guide just transition from fossils to renewables

  2023-05-05 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Federal Labor announces new national body armed with $400m budget to support emissions-intensive sectors, their workers and communities to transition to clean industry.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero


Pension funds shun Sizewell C in major blow to Britain’s nuclear ambitions

  2023-04-23 (or before) in The Telegraph

Asset managers ‘extremely sceptical’ about nuclear push despite project’s ‘sustainable’ status

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Net Zero


Energy Transitions Commission | Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050

  2023-04-19 (or before) in Energy Transitions Commission | Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050

A global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape committed to achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Law Society issues landmark guidance on climate change

  2023-4-19 in Law Gazette

Solicitors can help heavy-emitters transition to net zero - but may also refuse to act, Chancery Lane confirms in 'milestone' advice.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


UK has ‘gone backwards’ on energy transition since COP26, says outgoing NZTC boss

  2023-04-18 by in Energy Voice

The outgoing chief executive of the Net Zero Technology Centre has blamed political infighting for a lack of recent progress on the energy transition.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


Road-building spree will derail UK’s net zero targets, warn campaigners

  2023-04-12 in The Guardian

Hybrid vehicle pollution and van traffic update adds 26 megatonnes of carbon emissions to Department for Transport decarbonisation plan

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Decarbonisation


Climate-Sceptic MP ‘Failed to Declare’ Ties to Controversial Net Zero Watch – Byline Times

  2023-04-11 by in Byline Times

Two of Craig Mackinlay's staffers have had close ties to the Global Warming Policy Forum (now Net Zero Watch) and its wholly-owned charitable wing report Josiah Mortimer and Max Colbert

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Will Washington Halt the Global Renaissance of Nuclear Power?

  2023-04-09 (or before) by in Foreign Policy - the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

Hopes to slash emissions using nuclear energy are being dashed by U.S. regulators.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Net Zero


Five Times Faster by Simon Sharpe review – a radical but realistic path to net zero emissions

  2023-04-09 in The Guardian

A former civil servant makes a persuasive case for dropping economy-wide emissions targets and focusing on tipping points where green technologies become affordable

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Net Zero | Tipping Points | Finance


Net zero and the unexplored politics of residual emissions

  2023-04-07 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

In this perspective article, we call for more engagement with the unexplored politics of residual emissions. Residual emissions are those emissions th…

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Insuring the net-zero transition: Evolving thinking and practices – United Nations Environment – Finance Initiative

  2023-04-04 (or before) in UN Environment Programme - Finance Initiative

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero | Finance


Net-Zero Insurance Alliance – United Nations Environment – Finance Initiative

  2023-04-04 (or before) in UN Environment Programme - Finance Initiative

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero | Finance


Munich Re Exits Net-Zero Alliance   - ESG Investor

  2023-04-04 (or before) in ESG Investor – Investing in the Future

Munich Re has left the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) citing anti-trust concerns. In a statement, Joachim Wenning, CEO of Munich Re, said: “In our view, the opportunities to pursue decarbonisation goals in a collective approach among insurers worldwide without exposing ourselves to material antitrust risks are so limited that it is more effective to pursue […]

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Decarbonisation


Insurer quits climate alliance, citing legal fears

  2023-04-03 by in Climate Home News

Insurance company Munich Re has left the Net Zero Insurance Alliance, fearing legal action from politicians in the US Republican party

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero


Threat of hydrogen greenwashing stalks Europe’s net-zero plans

  2023-04-02 by in Japan Times

A significant obstacle to the plans is hydrogen’s inefficiency. By the time the gas is made, stored and burned to make electricity again, there’s nearly 70% less energy than at the start.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Hydrogen | Net Zero | Electricity


New oilfield in the North Sea would blow the UK’s carbon budget

  2023-04-01 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Rosebank, with a potential yield of 500m barrels, would seriously undermine legal commitment to net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Reports

  2023-04-01 (or before) in Zero Hour - Join the campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill

Reports Net Zero – The Ambition Gap This landmark report explains in jargon-free terms why the UK’s Net Zero Strategy (NZS) is not bold enough to limit global warming to ...

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Food and Drink Greenhouse Gas emissions must be a key priority for COP26, says leading UK environmental charity

  2023-03-31 (or before) in WRAP - The Climate Crisis: Act Now

Most comprehensive mapping of the UK’s food & drink carbon footprint ever shows pathway to 50% carbon reduction. Equivalent to 35% of the UK’s total emissions arise from producing and eating the country’s food & drink, including emissions overseas for imported food. Action on food systems by policymakers and the sector is fundamental to delivering the UK’s Net Zero ambitions and reducing our wider global footprint – food & drink is the hidden hero, says WRAP. UK work on GHG emissions could be the blueprint for international action.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


'Green Day': Boulevard of Deferred Dreams

  2023-03-31 in Business Green

Yesterday's 'Green Day' package offered the good, the bad, and the ugly of the UK's climate policy programme

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Reaching Net Zero: Does BECCS work?

  2023-03-31 (or before) in YouTube

Current climate efforts are not progressing quickly enough to prevent the world from overshooting the global emissions targets set in the Paris Agreement.Att...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Green Day reaction: underwhelming green policy package fails to get UK back in the race to zero 

  2023-03-30 by in E3G - A safe climate for all

Story  The Government has launched a major set of green policies in order to strengthen UK energy security and boost the UK clean tech sector.   The announcements include a revised Net Zero Strategy after they were ordered by the High Court to revise it because it was not ambitious or detailed enough. The Government is […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Hasty changes to Sunak’s climate strategy reveal a warring Tory party

  2023-03-30 in The Guardian

Major omissions and a last-minute refocus on energy security rather than net zero suggest a prime minister buffeted by internal factions

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Is the transition to Net Zero actually achievable? – Capital.com

  2023-03-30 in Tom Burke - Environmentalist

Is it achievable technologically? Yes. We already have the technology we need to get to Net Zero, and there is a lot more to come. There is a lot of research going on that has been triggered by the…

  Tagged under: Net Zero


UK scientists urge Rishi Sunak to halt new oil and gas developments

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

Call comes on eve of revised net zero strategy that allows drilling in North Sea and boosts ‘unproven’ carbon capture

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


The Case For Fossil Fuel Engagement

  2023-03-28 (or before) by in Forbes

Although fossil fuels may have no future in a decarbonized world, fossil fuel firms may still have a role to play in the decades of climate transition ahead. Can responsible financial engagement with these companies support current energy needs and climate goals?

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Finance


'Green Day'? Fears grow government is to prioritise fossil fuel projects in upgraded climate strategy

  2023-03-27 in Business Green

Reports suggest Number 10 wants to rebadge much-anticipated 'Green Day' package of decarbonisation policies as 'Energy Security Day' and ensure a lead role for new gas projects

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero | Decarbonisation


Rich polluting countries like UK must 'fast forward' net zero target by a decade, demands UN chief

  2023-03-20 (or before) in Sky News

As the most comprehensive review of everything known about climate change so far paints a bleak picture of inaction and dangers, scientists argue there are still grounds for hope.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Commission releases Net-Zero Industry Act

  2023-03-16 in Politico

Proposed regulation is a key part of the EU’s response to Washington’s massive green subsidies package.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | European Union


Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Wind Power | Insulation | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Revealed: cabinet ministers warned of legal action over UK’s failure to tackle climate crisis

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Senior civil servants have issued the warnings as government is way behind on net zero pledges, according leaked documents

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero


BP, Shell, Exxon and co. bag £1bn handout from UK government

  2023-02-09 (or before) in openDemocracy

Exclusive: Government giveaway of CO2 permits helped fossil fuel giants achieve record-breaking profits

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Net Zero


UN chief: Fossil fuel firms without credible net zero plans 'should not be in business'

  2023-02-06 in Business Green

UN Secretary General António Guterres calls on governments, businesses, and investors to urgently step up action to deliver on climate and biodiversity goals

  Tagged under: COP28 | Net Zero


How "nature positive" can guide the world’s response to the biodiversity crisis — Business For Nature

  2023-01-30 (or before) in Business For Nature

‘Nature positive’ is a disruptive term that has quickly gained traction. It is widely agreed to mean a “global goal to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030 with a view of full recovery by 2050” - providing a collective and ambitious objective to guide the urgent actions of government, civil society, and business, in the same way ‘net zero’ does for climate action.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Concerns that Government’s Finance Bill Benefits Big Money and Harms the Planet – Byline Times

  2023-01-27 by in Byline Times

The Financial Services and Markets Bill risks wrecking the UK's commitment to net zero, writes Thomas Perrett

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Finance


NYC pension funds take on RBC over climate plan

  2023-01-25 by in Canada's National Observer

RBC keeps pouring billions into fossil fuel expansion despite making net-zero promises. Now, New York City pension plans are trying to force RBC to disclose the full extent of the emissions the bank is responsible for.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Can the UK Afford Net Zero?

  2023-01-23 (or before) in The BBC

Justin Rowlatt explores the debate around the cost of tackling climate change, or not.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Report: Paying farmers to sequester CO2 far cheaper than carbon capture tech

  2023-01-20 in Business Green

Supporting farmers to manage land to expand carbon sinks offers a far cheaper route to net zero than scaling up bioenergy with carbon capture technologies, Green Alliance study argues

  Tagged under: Farming | Land Use | Net Zero


Shell Canada’s Latest President Spent Years on Board of Climate Denier Group

  2023-01-18 by in DeSmog

More evidence the company’s net-zero plan is ‘total greenwashing,’ says one disinformation expert.

  Tagged under: Shell | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


Net-Zero Insurance Alliance launches Target-setting Protocol

  2023-01-17 in NN Group - Home

Today, the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) launched its first Target-Setting Protocol at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero


Net zero: Climate action delay will hurt economy, Tory MP’s review says - BBC News

  2023-01-13 (or before) in The BBC

The government is urged to take 25 actions by 2025 and phase out gas boilers within a decade.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


UK needs 'onshore wind and solar revolution': MP Skidmore's net zero study

  2023-01-13 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Nation needs to set goals and roadmap for key onshore renewables like those seen in offshore sector, says former energy minister

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Net Zero | Wind Power


Coal power facility to stay open for extra two years in blow to net zero

  2023-01-12 (or before) in The Telegraph

Unit at Ratcliffe-on-Soar station was meant to shut in 2022

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Net Zero


Global Risks Report 2023 | World Economic Forum

  2023-01-12 (or before) in The World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2023 explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade that include energy supply and food crisis, rising inflation, cyberattacks, failure to meet net-zero targets, weaponization of economic policy, weakening of human rights.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net zero possible in 2040s, says outgoing UK climate business expert

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Countries that fear losing competitive edge could benefit from bolder climate policies, says Nigel Topping

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


MPs campaigning against onshore wind thought ‘less of’ by voters –…

  2022-11-24 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Informed debate on energy and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Wind Power


Fossil fuel industry dupes media, quietly funds non-profits to block renewable energy

  2022-11-16 (or before) by in Popular Information | Judd Legum | Substack

Shortly after he took office, President Biden announced a goal of building 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, enough clean energy to power 10 million homes. For the administration, the offshore wind target was a part of a larger strategy of reducing carbon pollution and putting the country on track for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But, like many clean energy plans, this one was met with immediate resistance.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Wind Power


Acknowledging global warming will exceed 1.5 does not mean we give up on the aims of the Paris Agreement - James Dyke

  2022-11-16 by in James Dyke

Are we going to limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C since pre-industrial times? Back in June I gave a talk at a TED event about carbon offsets and net zero in which I answered “no”. This week I was told that my talk at TED is being circulated …

  Tagged under: Net Zero


The colonial exploitation of Africas fossil fuels must stop

  2022-11-13 (or before) in Context News

  Tagged under: Africa | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Net zero sceptics set to meet climate adviser reviewing target - BBC News

  2022-11-07 (or before) in The BBC

Tory MPs who want the emissions goal rethought are pushing for more UK oil and gas production.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Report: UK carbon regulator needed to combat 'inconsistent' industrial CO2 reporting

  2022-10-31 in Business Green

Heavy industry requires simplified and consistent carbon measuring methodologies if UK is to reach net zero, warns Energy Systems Catapult

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Sustainability


Mark Carney denies big banks threatened to quit climate finance group

  2022-10-24 in The Guardian

Former BoE governor admits his net zero alliance weakened veto on coal investment because of ‘antitrust concerns’

  Tagged under: Coal | Net Zero | Finance


MP joins climate change deniers’ ‘Project Fear’ on net zero - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2022-10-20 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Wards highlights errors in a recent article by Steve Baker MP that claims “the poorest will pay the highest price for Net Zero fantasies”, part of an apparent ramp-up in the misinformation campaign by British climate change deniers.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


Even 'net zero' aviation could still cause significant global warming | New Scientist

  2022-10-20 (or before) in New Scientist

Not accounting for aviation’s non-CO2 effects such as contrails could ignore 90 per cent of future flights’ contribution to climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Power system change

  2022-10-19 (or before) in E3G - A safe climate for all

The UK and EU can demonstrate the way forward on delivering a net zero power sector at pace, with low cost and high reliability.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


NEW: Government accepts its flagship climate strategy is unlawful - Good Law Project

  2022-10-15 (or before) in Good Law Project

We are pleased to announce that the Government has confirmed in a letter to the Court and the parties involved in our case with Friends of the Earth and ClientEarth that it will not pursue an appeal against the High Court ruling that its Net Zero strategy is unlawful. In a landmark victory in July, […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Is the government about to 'blow a hole' in the UK's net zero strategy?

  2022-10-11 in Business Green

The government's 'attack on nature' and its opposition to new solar farms could have serious consequences for the UK's long-term net zero strategy

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Farming | Net Zero


Cop27 host Egypt warns UK not to backtrack from climate agenda

  2022-10-03 in The Guardian

Unusual diplomatic intervention prompted by fears over Liz Truss’s commitment to net zero

  Tagged under: COP27 | Africa | Net Zero | Middle East


By reversing the fracking ban, Liz Truss turns the clock back on climate policy – Olivia Blake PM

  2022-09-21 in Labour Outlook

"Reversing the fracking ban will not even lower our energy bills or increase our energy security, as Truss and her cheerleaders in the Net Zero Scrutiny group suggest."

  Tagged under: Fracking | Net Zero


Mark Carney's firm involved in Rosebank oil field bid

  2022-09-04 in theferret.scot

The UN climate czar, Mark Carney, is a leader at a firm which owns a key piece of infrastructure set to be used at the Rosebank oil field.

  Tagged under: Coal | Net Zero


Carbon capture is not a solution to net zero emissions plans, report says

  2022-09-01 in The Guardian

The technology, put forward as part of the UK’s net zero strategy, could extend the life of fossil fuel infrastructure

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


The Fuzzy Math of Net-Zero Is Under Attack

  2022-08-27 (or before) in Treehugger | Sustainability for All

We can't plant enough trees to make a dent in the climate crisis.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Trees


Court orders UK government to explain how net zero policies will reach targets

  2022-07-18 in The Guardian

Green activists brought challenge, arguing climate change strategy did not spell out how carbon emissions cuts would be achieved

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Net Zero


The cost of not zero

  2022-07-11 in Business Green

The Conservative Party leadership race is fuelling fears the government could dilute its decarbonisation efforts - such a move would amount to a catastrophic economic and strategic error

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Decarbonisation


Plan to scrap Natural England will disrupt net zero targets, experts say

  2022-06-13 in The Guardian

Campaigners spotted proposal to absorb conservation watchdog into Defra buried in recent government consultation

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Carbon capture and storage at the end of a lost decade

  2022-05-30 (or before) in Cell Press

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) provides a direct means to achieve the transition to net-zero. We show that the gap between what is expected from CCS and what has been delivered is still significant. Facility deployment, proven storage capacity, and storage rates must increase to play a part in CO2 mitigation. There must also be a greater global effort with government and multinational corporation engagement, and a rapid step-change in policy to avoid disillusionment toward the usefulness of CCS.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation


Eco-activists ‘could undermine energy security and hinder net-zero effort’

  2022-05-25 (or before) in The Independent

Offshore Energies UK said the industry is ‘aligned with their long-term vision’.

  Tagged under: Activism | Net Zero


Teesside net zero cluster earmarked for £150m 'carbon-free' liquid gas production plant

  2022-05-18 in Business Green

Joint venture Circular Fuels aiming to have 'world-first' renewable LPG production plant operating in Teesside by 2024 capable of turning waste into 'net zero' fuel

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero


Bringing aviation into line with net zero - Aviation Environment Federation

  2022-05-16 (or before) in Aviation Environment Federation

Under the 2008 Climate Change Act, the UK Government is required to set five-year emission reduction targets, known as ‘carbon budgets’. Until now, however, successive governments have resisted including emissions …

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


The government refuses to acknowledge the climate crisis | Caroline Lucas

  2022-05-15 (or before) in The Independent

While climate sceptics wax lyrical about the ‘cost of net zero’, they conveniently omit the cost of not getting to net zero

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Leaders of net-zero backlash are funded by US oil money

  2022-05-09 (or before) in openDemocracy

Net Zero Watch says it won’t take cash from fossil fuel investors – but we discovered a funder with millions in oil

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Brexiteer behind net-zero backlash has $130m in fossil fuel

  2022-03-22 (or before) in openDemocracy

Jeremy Hosking, who is bankrolling campaigns to scrap UK emissions targets, has given millions to parties led by Nigel Farage and Laurence Fox

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Shell directors sued for ‘failing to prepare company for net zero’

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Environmental law organisation ClientEarth brings action and urges other shareholders to join

  Tagged under: Shell | Net Zero


Nigel Farage’s hard-right faction won Brexit. Now net zero is in its sights | John Harris

  2022-03-13 in The Guardian

A small group of rightwing MPs are using questions about living costs to undermine climate action, says Guardian columnist John Harris

  Tagged under: Net Zero


How the beef industry is trying to change the maths of climate change

  2022-03-09 by in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

A new metric for the greenhouse gas methane could see the beef industry claim to be climate neutral without significantly cutting emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Climate Change | Net Zero | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Greenpeace


'This will encourage the world to go for green solutions': Boris Johnson touts plan for fresh UK energy supply strategy

  2022-03-07 in Business Green

UK may look to domestic oil and gas sources to reduce reliance on Russia in short term, but Prime Minister insists government will not be abandoning net zero transition

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Net Zero: We’re going to Court - Good Law Project

  2022-03-05 (or before) in Good Law Project

We have good news in our legal challenge against the Government’s dangerously threadbare Net Zero strategy: we have been given permission to bring judicial review proceedings on all of our grounds. We launched our case a month ago to force the Government to strengthen the Net Zero strategy. Currently, the commitment is paper thin. It’s […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Make younger generation pay net zero bill, say peers

  2022-03-04 (or before) in The Telegraph

It is fairer to put burden on those who will live in carbon-neutral world rather than those paying bills now, says committee

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero | Electricity


How to fight an economic war

  2022-03-03 in Business Green

The scale of the changes required to end European reliance on Russian fossil fuels are unprecedented and far bigger than many realise - what is needed is an economic war effort

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Russia


Shrinking footprints - The Inquiry

  2022-03-01 (or before) in The Economy 2030 Inquiry | Shaping a decade of change

The impacts of the net zero transition on households and consumption

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Revealed: How the Aides of 'Anti-Net Zero' MP Craig Mackinlay are Linked to a Leading Climate Denial Group

  2022-02-16 by in DeSmog

The Tory MP leading a backbench campaign against the government’s net zero policies is currently employing two aides linked to the UK’s most high-profile climate science denial group, DeSmog can reveal. Craig Mackinlay, chair of the Net Zero Scrutiny Group (NZSG), recently hired Harry Wilkinson, head of policy at the anonymously funded Global Warming Policy […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


UK set to ‘torpedo climate action’ by approving six new North Sea oil and gas fields

  2022-02-14 (or before) in The Independent

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he wants to encourage more investment in new fossil fuel drilling

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Six North Sea oil and gas fields to be fired up amid Cabinet row over net zero

  2022-02-08 (or before) in The Telegraph

New drilling to be approved as Number 10 faces resistance over green moves and spending

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Major companies largely fail net zero climate pledge test - Press Release

  2022-02-06 in NewClimate Institute

Press Release: Major companies largely fail net zero climate pledge test - Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Climate catastrophe now inevitable without emergency action - Pearls and Irritations

  2022-02-03 by in John Menadue - Pearls and Irritations - Public policy journal

By relying on consultants for policymaking, the government avoids making any serious contribution to the global effort to minimise temperature rise.  This is the second part of a two-part article. Read the first part here. The Glasgow COP26 meeting demonstrated the fallacy of adopting the populist objective of net zero emissions by 2050 (NZE2050) as Continue reading »

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


A Frequent Flyer Levy

  2022-01-28 (or before) in New Economics Foundation

Sharing aviation's carbon budget in a net-zero world

  Tagged under: Net Zero


UK electric vehicle charging network is lagging behind, says Volkswagen

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

‘Charging anxiety’ may prevent the government from meeting its 2030 target for mass adoption of zero-emission cars

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars | Climate Anxiety and Grief


McKinsey: fundamental transformation of global economy needed for net zero

  2022-01-25 in The Guardian

$9tn of annual investment required to avoid most catastrophic climate impacts, consultancy says

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Exxon Announces Weak Net Zero Pledge

  2022-01-20 (or before) in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

The company announced it plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. There are just a few teeny, tiny problems.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Chevron | Net Zero | Finance


We are in a Don’t Look Up situation. Here’s what the government should do | The Independent

  2022-01-15 (or before) in The Independent

I’ve developed a practical plan of the steps we need to be taking to tackle the climate emergency – right now, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: COP27 | Climate Change | Net Zero


UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy

  2022-01-12 in The Guardian

ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth say strategy fails to include policies needed to ensure emissions cuts

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Green hydrogen hurdles complicate Southeast Asia’s net-zero goals - FORESIGHT

  2022-01-07 in Foresight

With the hydrogen economy gaining momentum in Europe, the industry is also stimulating interest in other regions of the world where power systems are more reliant on fossil fuels. However, green hydrogen in Southeast Asia has different questions that need answering

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Alok Sharma: Cop26 must not become ‘bunch of meaningless promises’

  2021-12-29 in The Guardian

Climate summit president makes clear UK net zero agenda is responsibility of all government colleagues

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


Britons think politicians’ hypocrisy will hamper tackling climate crisis

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Net Zero Diaries focus group finds people sceptical about whether Cop26 commitments will stick

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


Plan on table to halt new coal-fired power plants

  2021-12-25 (or before) in Business News Today: Read Latest Business news, India Business News Live, Share Market & Economy News | The Economic Times

At the UN climate change summit COP26 in Glasgow last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070 and also pledged to attain 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

  Tagged under: India | COP26 | Coal | Climate Change | Net Zero | Electricity


End new oil, gas and coal funding to reach net zero, says IEA | Reuters

  2021-12-22 (or before) in Reuters

  Tagged under: Coal | Net Zero | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


The meaning of net zero and how to get it right - Nature Climate Change

  2021-12-20 (or before) in Nature

Net-zero emissions is more than a concept of physical climate science. It is implemented in social, political and economic contexts. This Perspective proposes seven attributes that are critical for the practical and effective implementation of net zero.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Doubts over Coalition’s net zero target as report finds soil carbon emissions will increase as climate warms

  2021-12-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns expected to increase losses and make it more difficult to identify net carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Net Zero


Nebraska Public Power District approves net-zero carbon by 2050 Goal

  2021-12-09 in Rural Radio Network - Nebraska’s best stations from east to west

NPPD joins Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and Lincoln Electric System (LES) in committing to decarbonization Nearly every Nebraskan now receives electricity from a utility committed to carbon…

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Electricity


UK refuses to release document showing Net Zero Strategy CO2 savings

  2021-12-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Net Zero Tracker | Welcome

  2021-11-28 (or before) in Net Zero Tracker

We analyse all countries and territories, every region in the 25 largest emitting countries and all cities with 500,000+ inhabitants.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Post-COP26 Snapshot | Net Zero Tracker

  2021-11-28 (or before) in Net Zero Tracker

We analyse the quantity and quality of net zero targets across all nations, the 2000 largest publicly-traded companies, and many of the worlds's biggest regions and cities.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


The Net Zero Airport | UNFCCC

  2021-11-27 (or before) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Misinformation and propaganda campaign on net zero - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward outlines how a small group of MPs have launched a media campaign that is spreading misinformation about the UK Government’s climate change policies.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


Analysis: Do COP26 promises keep global warming below 2C? - Carbon Brief

  2021-11-10 by in Carbon Brief

COP26 negotiations have seen a flurry of new reports on what existing and new promises and pledges mean for the climate.

  Tagged under: The Paris Agreement | Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation | COP26


Glasgow’s 2030 credibility gap: net zero’s lip service to climate action

  2021-11-09 (or before) in Climate Action Tracker

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Honest Government Ad | Net Zero (feat. Greta Thunberg)

  2021-11-07 (or before) in YouTube

The Government™ has made an ad about Net Zero by 2050 and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.👉 Watch the companion podcast to this Honest Government A...

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Net Zero


Prof Peter Stott: ‘Denialists question the cost of climate action … doing nothing costs far more’

  2021-10-30 in The Guardian

The veteran climate researcher, a Nobel peace prize winner, on the urgency of the UN climate conference in Glasgow

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Net zero. Boundless opportunities.

  2021-10-29 (or before) in Microsoft – Cloud, Computers, Apps & Gaming

Imagine sustainability that means business.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Sustainability


Australia’s 2050 net zero emissions plan relies on ‘gross manipulation’ of data, experts say

  2021-10-29 in The Guardian

Estimates for carbon dioxide storage in trees and soil go far beyond upper bounds of what peer-reviewed science suggests is possible

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Trees


New Climate Denial Group Run by Celebrity PR Exec Behind ‘Net Zero Referendum’ Poll

  2021-10-28 by in DeSmog

A poll showing public support for a referendum on the UK’s net zero goal covered on the front page of yesterday’s Telegraph was paid for by a newly-launched climate science denial group run by a leading figure in actor Laurence Fox’s political party. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was commissioned by “CAR26”, a campaign group […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net zero announcement: Obstacles facing the UK government's plans - BBC News

  2021-10-28 (or before) in The BBC

Potential hazards for ministers include sceptical Tory MPs and voters worried about rising bills.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net zero is not enough – we need to build a nature-positive future | Frans Timmermans, Achim Steiner and Sandrine Dixson-Declève

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

To successfully emerge from Covid into a fairer, greener future we need to recognise nature as an essential piece of the puzzle

  Tagged under: COP26 | Wildlife | Net Zero


Emissions Gap Report 2021

  2021-10-26 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

With climate change intensifying and scientists warning that humanity is running out of time to limit global warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels, 2021 has been a fraught year for the planet. The Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On is the 12th edition in an annual series that provides an overview of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


MPs urge pension schemes to cushion economic effects of UK’s net zero plan

  2021-10-20 in The Guardian

Cross-party group says regions could be devastated by a rapid switch to low-carbon technologies

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Gvt Net Zero behaviour change research paper

  2021-10-20 (or before) in Google Drive

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

  2021-10-19 (or before) in GOV.UK

This strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet our net zero target by 2050.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


UK's path to net zero set out in landmark strategy

  2021-10-19 (or before) in GOV.UK

The Net Zero Strategy sets out how the UK will deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net zero can only be achieved with public support – that’s why it must be affordable for everyone

  2021-10-18 (or before) in Politics Home

If we are serious about moving to a renewables-led energy system, we have to adopt a flexible approach that makes solutions cost-effective for consume...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero


Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

  2021-10-14 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

News and opinion on net zero - from climate change science, to energy policy, to the costs and the impact of net zero on the poor.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


On the storage of renewable electricity - Net Zero Watch

  2021-10-14 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

(1) On a bad winter day, at present, we would need 40 GW*; this equates to about 1 TWh/day*.  This estimate is based on a 30 GW average daily demand

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero | Electricity


UK climate chief warns Tories of cost of delaying net zero

  2021-10-12 in Politico

Alok Sharma had a message for those in his party who oppose the UK’s push for net zero.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Wind Power | Net Zero | Sustainability


Microsoft’s million-tonne CO2-removal purchase — lessons for net zero

  2021-10-05 (or before) in Nature

Strengthen markets, measures and definitions for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight climate change. Strengthen markets, measures and definitions for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


COP26: Australia PM undecided on attending crucial climate summit - BBC News

  2021-09-28 (or before) in The BBC

The coal-supporting nation has faced increasing pressure to commit to a net zero emissions target.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Net Zero


Distributed energy resources for net zero: An asset or a hassle to the electricity grid? – Analysis - IEA

  2021-09-25 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Distributed energy resources for net zero: An asset or a hassle to the electricity grid? - A commentary by Doyob Kim, Alyssa Fischer

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Obsessing over electric cars is impeding the race to net zero: More active travel is essential

  2021-09-22 (or before) in research.ox.ac.uk

Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars sold were electric, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars


News Corp newspapers, Sky News to champion net zero emissions

  2021-09-13 (or before) by in Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

News Corp’s local outlets are set to begin a company-wide campaign promoting the benefits of a carbon-neutral economy.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Forget plans to lower emissions by 2050 – this is deadly procrastination | Peter Kalmus

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Fixating on ‘net zero’ means betting the future of life on Earth that someone will invent some kind of whiz-bang tech to draw down CO2

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Government preps autumn green bond and pension push, but tensions over net zero plans remain

  2021-09-06 in Business Green

Debate over how to fund raft of net zero programmes looks set to dominate the coming months

  Tagged under: COP26 | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero | Finance


Net-zero living: How your day will look in a carbon-neutral world

  2021-09-02 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Without help for oil-producing countries, net zero by 2050 is a distant dream | Ali Allawi and Fatih Birol

  2021-09-01 in The Guardian

To meet climate targets and avoid economic collapse, countries such as Iraq need international support in the transition to clean energy, say Iraq’s deputy PM Ali Allawi and IEA executive director Fatih Birol

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Middle East | Collapse


PROFESSOR HAMISH LOW (BRASENOSE, 1990)

  2021-08-23 (or before) in Oxford Alumni

James Meade Professor of Economics about the UK’s legal commitment to reach net-zero climate emissions by 2050

  Tagged under: Economics | Net Zero


Climate Protection and Restoration Initiative – Because Net Zero Will Not Suffice

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Climate Protection and Restoration Initiative

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net-zero emissions targets are vague: three ways to fix

  2021-08-10 (or before) in Nature

To limit warming, action plans from countries and companies must be fair, rigorous and transparent. To limit warming, action plans from countries and companies must be fair, rigorous and transparent.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Tightening the Net: Net zero climate targets – implications for land and food equity - Oxfam Policy & Practice

  2021-08-03 (or before) in Oxfam Policy & Practice

Many governments and companies are adopting net zero climate targets as they recognize the urgency of the climate crisis. Without clear definition, however, these targets risk being reliant on using vast swathes of land in low-income countries to capture carbon emissions, allowing the biggest emitters to avoid making significant cuts in their own emissions. ‘Net […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Fossil Fuel Giants Ignoring IEA ‘Net Zero’ Report Despite Pledges, Analysis Finds

  2021-07-20 by in DeSmog

Fossil fuel companies are pressing ahead with new oil and gas developments, despite a recent warning from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that this will make the Paris Agreement goals impossible to meet, an analysis has found. According to the author of the analysis, the companies and industry bodies, most of which have made public […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Leading housebuilder pushed for weaker climate targets

  2021-07-05 in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

Taylor Wimpey, one of Britain’s largest housebuilders, tried to water down the government’s signature green homes policy.

  Tagged under: Housing | Net Zero | Greenpeace


If we’re serious about slashing carbon emissions, our cars and gas boilers are just the start

  2021-06-04 (or before) in inews.co.uk

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill offers our best hope of reaching net zero by 2050

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Cars


Steve Baker's #CostOfNetZero Campaign Trended But Only Because Steve Baker Kept Tweeting It

  2021-05-27 by in DeSmog

It’s been a busy week for the latest member of the UK’s most prominent climate science denial group – trending on Twitter, if not in real life. Steve Baker MP, the most recently appointed trustee of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, did not enter the fold quietly. This week, his #CostOfNetZero hashtag began trending, becoming […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Church investment bodies’ 2050 target for net-zero disappoints activists

  2021-05-23 (or before) in The Church Times

  Tagged under: Activism | Net Zero


'A pathway to a brighter future': IEA unveils landmark net zero global energy roadmap

  2021-05-18 in Business Green

Delivering net zero energy is achievable but 'perhaps the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced', says IEA

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero | Finance


Net Zero by 2050 – Analysis - IEA

  2021-05-18 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Net Zero by 2050 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


10 big problems with BP’s ‘Net Zero’ claims

  2021-05-06 in Behindthelogos.org - Culture Unstained

BP wants you to think it’s doing its bit for the climate, by saying that it will go ‘net zero’ by 2050. But its plans are nowhere near enough to curb climate breakdown.

  Tagged under: BP | Net Zero


Germany to bring forward climate goals after constitutional court ruling

  2021-05-06 in The Guardian

Government proposes net zero deadline of 2045 instead of 2050, but critics demand actions not numbers

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Germany | Net Zero


Church of England Pensions Board and Robeco welcome new commitments from Shell following engagement as signatories to Climate Action 100+ | The Church of England

  2021-05-03 (or before) in Church of England

Shell tightens net-zero emissions targets as first oil & gas company to ask for shareholder backing at AGM

  Tagged under: Shell | Net Zero


In defence of net zero

  2021-04-30 in Business Green

Concerns about the efficacy of net zero targets are justified, but could condemnation of the concept from Greta Thunberg and others inadvertently serve to undermine efforts to decarbonise?

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | COP26 | Net Zero


Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

  2021-04-27 (or before) by in The Conversation

Prominent academics, including a former IPCC chair, round on governments worldwide for using the concept of net zero emissions to ‘greenwash’ their lack of commitment to solving global warming.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Net Zero


Australian governments spend $19,000 a minute subsidising fossil fuels, report finds

  2021-04-25 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A new report by progressive think tank The Australia Institute sheds light on how much money Australia pays to subsidise the fossil fuel industry. But exactly what constitutes a "subsidy" remains at the centre of the debate.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Scott Morrison’s climate change leadership fail

  2021-04-22 (or before) in Independent Australia

While other nations step up to zero-emission targets, Scott Morrison is still falling behind on taking action and being a responsible leader.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Net Zero


Oil Industry ‘Net-Zero’ Pledges are an Attempt to Delay Climate Action, New Paper Warns

  2021-04-15 by in DeSmog

Fossil fuel companies “cannot be relied upon to decarbonize at the speed and scale needed” to tackle rising global emissions.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


India’s push for climate justice

  2021-04-09 in GZERO Media

net zero

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Climate Justice


Net zero targets are fossil fuel greenwashing

  2021-04-03 by in Deep Green Resistance News Service

Friends of Earth International (FoEI) published a report revealing the greenwashing of net zero emissions of the fossil fuel industries. In this piece, Kim Hill writes about the problems with the concept of economic growth that the report does not acknowledge. Originally published at Medium. Featured image: Headline on World Coal Association website, March 2017 By […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Economic Growth


Inflection Point: Before net-zero, comes the peak

  2021-03-25 (or before) in Business News: Business News India, Business News Today, Latest Finance News, Business News Live | The Financial Express

In developed countries, emissions have already peaked. Their decision is only about the path to net-zero. Emerging economies like India, instead, will go through a high-growth phase with rising energy demand and emissions. So, before a net-zero year can be targeted, India must discuss options for its peaking year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Analysis: UK is now halfway to meeting its ‘net-zero emissions’ target - Carbon Brief

  2021-03-18 in Carbon Brief

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 were 51% below 1990 levels, according to new...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


A new way to transform how we heat our homes | Heat Wayv

  2021-03-16 (or before) in heatwayv.com

A new way to transform how we heat our homes Microwave boilers: replacing the world’s gas boilers to meet the Net Zero target for carbon emission

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Major UK pension funds worth nearly £900bn commit to net zero

  2021-03-10 in The Guardian

Church of England, Lloyds and the National Grid among those pledging to meet 2050 target

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Electricity Grid


Emissions Gap Report 2020

  2021-03-06 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

The 2020 report finds that the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century but a low-carbon pandemic recovery could reduce the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Mark Carney Walks Back Brookfield Net-Zero Claim After Criticism

  2021-03-05 (or before) in Bloomberg

By describing Brookfield’s $600 billion portfolio as carbon neutral, a key climate-finance leader provoked a backlash by questioning what ‘net zero’ really means

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero | Finance


With America Back In The Paris Agreement, We Must Be ‘All In’ On Climate

  2021-03-05 (or before) by in Forbes

The only way we will get to net zero by mid century is to implement science-based interim targets based on concrete strategies for moving our economy, society and financial system away from fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


China's five-year plan for economy is crucial to meeting net zero by 2060

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

Imminent economic blueprint has implications for planet – and whether Paris agreement likely to be met

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Net Zero


General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target | The Church of England

  2021-03-03 (or before) in Church of England

The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030. 

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Liebreich: Climate and Finance – Lessons from a Time Machine | BloombergNEF

  2021-03-03 in BloombergNEF

The global economy’s pivot to low carbon is gathering momentum. By the time of COP26 in Glasgow in November this year, countries responsible for 78% of global GDP will have pledged net-zero emissions by 2050 or, in the case of China and Brazil, 2060.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero | Economic Growth | Finance


The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks | Simon Lewis

  2021-03-03 in The Guardian

Disaster looms if big finance is allowed to game the carbon offsetting markets to achieve ‘net zero’ emissions, says climate scientist and writer Simon Lewis

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Finance


The budget shouldn’t miss the chance to put the UK on track for net zero

  2021-03-02 in Inside track - Green Alliance's blog on environmental policy and politics

This post is by the Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee. This week, all eyes will be on the chancellor’s budget, where he will decide which fiscal and monetary lev…

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Oil firms should disclose carbon output, says BlackRock

  2021-02-17 in The Guardian

World’s biggest investor wants polluting industries to set targets to cut emissions and reach net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Emissions Gap Report 2020

  2021-01-20 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

The 2020 report finds that the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century but a low-carbon pandemic recovery could reduce the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


New net zero requirement for UK oil and gas industry

  2020-12-19 (or before) in ogauthority.co.uk

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Extreme Temperature Diary- Wednesday December 16th, 2020/ Main Topic: Defining “Net Zero” Via Climate Central – Guy On Climate

  2020-12-16 (or before) in Guy On Climate

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Net Zero


UN secretary general urges all countries to declare climate emergencies

  2020-12-12 in The Guardian

António Guterres tells Climate Ambition Summit more must be done to hit net zero emissions

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


10 myths about net zero targets and carbon offsetting, busted

  2020-12-11 by in Climate Home News

Carbon neutrality targets are often not as ambitious as they sound, relying on problematic carbon offsets and unproven technologies

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Investor group makes net-zero carbon pledge to tackle climate crisis

  2020-12-11 in The Guardian

Managers commit to investing only in companies with net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


In-depth Q&A: Does the world need hydrogen to solve climate change?

  2020-11-30 in Carbon Brief

For the purposes of achieving net-zero emissions, hydrogen production will need to be switched from grey to green and blue.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Climate Change | Net Zero


Governments urged to go beyond net zero climate targets

  2020-11-13 in The Guardian

Leading scientists and campaigners say cutting emissions alone is not enough

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Reaching UK net zero target cheaper than we thought, says climate adviser

  2020-11-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Chris Stark says cost is surprisingly low but criticises government for absence of a plan

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


US formally exits Paris climate agreement as election hangs in balance - Net Zero Watch

  2020-11-04 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

But the outcome of the tight U.S. election contest will determine for how long. Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, has promised to rejoin the agreement if e

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Net Zero


Net-zero carbon emissions won't be sustainable if social inequalities aren't addressed

  2020-10-26 (or before) by in The Conversation

The effects of climate change and mitigation are not just unequal between countries but also within countries.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation


The pathway to net zero heating in the UK

  2020-10-08 (or before) in UKERC | The UK Energy Research Centre

There is uncertainty over how heating might practically be decarbonised in the future. This briefing provides some...

  Tagged under: Net Zero


China’s historic announcement on net-zero emissions - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

Nicholas Stern explains why President Xi’s historic pledge to cut China's emissions to net-zero by 2060, announced this week, could prove to be a key milestone on the path to a healthier, safer and more prosperous future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Health


Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

  2020-09-14 in The Guardian

Climate Action 100+ group put 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies on notice in latest campaign by shareholders

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Siberian Heatwaves Are Fairly Common: Hottest Summer On Record Was In 1917 - Net Zero Watch

  2020-07-17 in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

Why do the BBC need three environmental reporters, when all they do is cut and paste the latest alarmist study without actually doing any cross checking or

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Net Zero | Russia


COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis - Climate Change Committee

  2020-06-24 in Climate Change Committee

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. In its annual report to Parliament, the Committee provides comprehensive new advice to the Government on delivering an economic recovery that accelerates the transition to a cleaner, net-zero emissions economy and strengthens the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


ECIU

  2020-06-20 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Informed debate on energy and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Big Oil's Climate Plans Don't Meet the Paris Agreement

  2020-05-13 (or before) in Earther | Gizmodo

Climate action plans are all the rage for polluting companies. Last month, Shell pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It’s just the latest example: Other oil giants have recently made similar pledges as well. These pronouncements use pseudo-inspirational marketing speak, promising to “leverage” their…

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Rupert Darwall: Net Zero Mania Threatens To Derail Our Lockdown Recovery - Net Zero Watch

  2020-05-05 in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

When economies emerge from the pandemic, aggressive climate policies should be the priority, according to Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary and Boris

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

  2020-05-05 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

News and opinion on net zero - from climate change science, to energy policy, to the costs and the impact of net zero on the poor.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate change is getting worse but it is no worse than we predicted - Climate Change Committee

  2020-05-04 in Climate Change Committee

Worsening climate change should not be mistaken for individual events that are worse than expected. Recent extremes give a clear picture of the impacts and risks that come with a human-driven warming climate. Extreme events also emphasise the urgency of action to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, write Professor Piers Forster and Professor Corinne Le Quéré.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Oil and gas giant Shell targets 'net zero' emissions by 2050

  2020-04-17 in Canada's National Observer

Energy company Royal Dutch Shell told investors on Thursday, April 16, 2020, that it aims to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2050, a move that was welcomed by some climate campaigners even as others called it “corporate greenwash.”

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Electric cars produce less CO2 than petrol vehicles, study confirms

  2020-03-23 in The Guardian

Finding will come as boost to governments seeking to move to net zero carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars


Beyond “Net-Zero”: A Case for Separate Targets for Emissions Reduction and Negative Emissions

  2020-03-05 (or before) in Frontiers

• Targets and accounting for negative emissions should be explicitly set and managed separately from existing and future targets for emissions reduction. • Failure to make such a separation has already hampered climate policy, exaggerating the expected future contribution of negative emissions in climate models, while also obscuring the extent and pace of the investment needed to deliver negative emissions. • Separation would help minimise the negative impacts that promises and deployments of negative emissions could have on emissions reduction, arising from effects such as temporal trade-offs, excessive offsettin...

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Focus on coronavirus shows need for climate law, says EU official

  2020-03-04 in The Guardian

Frans Timmermans calls for bloc to legislate so it does not lose track of net zero target

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, Myles Allen on understanding climate change

  2020-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

The physicist behind net zero. Prof Myles Allen talks to Jim Al-Khalili.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


BP's statement on reaching net zero by 2050 – what it says and what it means

  2020-02-12 (or before) in The Guardian

Jonathan Watts breaks down the oil company’s statements on its plans to cut carbon emissions in the coming decades

  Tagged under: BP | Net Zero


Johnson urged to set out firm plans for UK's net-zero carbon target

  2020-02-06 in The Guardian

Campaigners call on PM to ‘show UK is ready to do what it takes’ before COP 26 summit

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Powering America Forward to Clean Energy

  2020-01-28 (or before) in Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act | Net Zero by 2050

The Energy Innovation Act will power America forward to net zero by 2050 by creating affordable clean energy. It puts a price on carbon and gives the money to Americans so that everyone can afford the transition. Learn more!

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Big polluters should pay for 100m trees a year, say experts - Positive News

  2020-01-23 in Positive News | Good journalism about good things - Positive News

Government climate advisers have recommended an overhaul of land use to meet Net Zero by 2050

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Trees


Leading scientists set out resource challenge of meeting net zero emissions in the UK by 2050

  2020-01-16 (or before) in The Natural History Museum, London

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Net zero carbon neighbourhood to be built in south Wales

  2019-12-23 in The Guardian

Residents of Parc Hadau in Pontardawe will generate more clean energy than they can use

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Boris Johnson unveils plan to increase number of flights, despite global climate emergency: 'A total disregard for the planet' | The Independent | The Independent

  2019-12-19 (or before) in The Independent

New aviation bill promises to squeeze more flights into same airspace and growth for sector 

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Emissions Gap Report 2019

  2019-12-04 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

As the world strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, it is crucial to track progress towards globally agreed climate goals. For a decade, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report has compared where greenhouse gas emissions are heading against where they need to be, and highlighted the best ways to close the gap. As the world strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, it is crucial to track progress towards globally agreed climate goals. For a decade, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report has compared where greenhouse gas emissions are heading against where they need to be, and highlighted th...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero


Brexit Party and Tories worst for climate change policies, Greenpeace analysis shows | The Independent | The Independent

  2019-12-03 (or before) in The Independent

Conservative support for polluting industries, such as aviation, oil and gas ‘at odds with their net zero target’, analysis says

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Greenpeace


Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on ‘net-zero’ CO2 goal failure: ‘None of the proposals put forward by Democratic candidates for president are plausible’

  2019-11-13 in Climate Depot | A project of CFACT

The Surprising Energy Math Behind U.S. Climate Policy Failure Roger Pielke – I research and write about science, policy and politics. Selected Excerpts: The United States saw its carbon dioxi…

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Six insights on accelerating innovation to reach net zero

  2019-11-06 in Inside track - Green Alliance's blog on environmental policy and politics

This post is by Nick Molho, executive director at Aldersgate Group Taking on the challenge of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 – as recently set out by the UK government – requires deep cuts in…

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Government under fire for approval of new coalmine in Cumbria

  2019-11-03 in The Guardian

Decision coincides with net-zero emissions review and is branded ‘backwards step’

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


BVA blog - Ruminant agriculture can help us deliver net zero emissions

  2019-10-24 (or before) by in BVA - British Veterinary Association

Chief Executive at Farmwel, ffinlo Costain argues that grass-based cattle and sheep systems can be climate neutral by 2030, and they can help to restore biodiversity and soil health.

  Tagged under: Farming | Net Zero | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Health


Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero (Imperial College London) - Climate Change Committee

  2019-10-14 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) appointed Dr. Richard Carmichael from Imperial College London to work with us on understanding the potential for people to make choices that can contribute to reducing emissions, and what this means for policy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Amazon’s ‘climate pledge’ commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030 – TechCrunch

  2019-09-23 (or before) in TechCrunch | Startup and Technology News

In Washington today, Amazon announced a series of initiatives and issued a call for companies to reduce their carbon emissions 10 years ahead of the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement as part of a sweeping effort to reduce its own environmental footprint. “We’re done being in the middle of the herd on this […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero | Washington State


Ireland to unveil bold plan to tackle climate emergency

  2019-06-17 in The Guardian

Varadkar reveals ideas to curb greenhouse gases and move towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Brief response to the UK Government’s “net-zero” proposal | kevinanderson.info

  2019-06-13 (or before) in Kevin Anderson

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Theresa May’s net-zero emissions target is a lot less impressive than it looks | Caroline Lucas

  2019-06-12 in The Guardian

The government’s pledges on climate change are too little, too late, says Green party MP Caroline Lucas

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero


Young people to advise UK on hitting net zero emissions by 2050

  2019-06-12 in The Guardian

Thirty people aged 15-24 will assess how commitment by Theresa May should be met

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


What will it take for the UK to reach net zero emissions?

  2019-06-12 in The Guardian

We will have to change almost everything, from our homes to our meals

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero


Theresa May commits to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050

  2019-06-11 in The Guardian

UK to put down legislation but Greenpeace warns of impact on developing nations

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Legislation | Greenpeace


It is absurd to question whether we can afford to keep our planet liveable | Fiona Harvey

  2019-06-06 in The Guardian

The chancellor has warned against cutting UK emissions to net zero. But failing to act will have dire consequences

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


No 10 denies claim by chancellor that emissions target will cost UK £1tn

  2019-06-06 in The Guardian

Philip Hammond said reaching net zero target would mean less money for schools and hospitals

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


‘This report will change your life’: what zero emissions means for UK

  2019-05-01 in The Guardian

Committee on Climate Change sets out how UK can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


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