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New polling has shown Conservative voters still support net zero, don’t blame the policy for the cost of living and want the government to help them go green – which may give the Prime Minister pause for thought after his net zero U-turn. A survey by right-leaning think tank Onward found 49 per cent of [...]
The British public is divided over Rishi Sunak’s decision to delay some of the UK's net zero plans, fresh polling by YouGov has revealed.
Amazon is to invest more than £300m in its electric vehicle fleet for the UK in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. The technology and delivery giant announced more than 1billion Euros investment across Europe over the next five years, with a big chunk in Britain to “electrify and decarbonise” its transportation network. While already [...]
Small businesses are keen to play their part in the UK’s journey to reach net zero by 2050 but decarbonising is complicated and expensive. It will be impossible to reach the UK’s net zero by 2050 goal without “huge engagement” from the UK’s 5.7 million Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), says Chris Hocknell, director of Eight Versa, [...]
The world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock has today launched a new investment infrastructure programme designed to help boost energy security and drive the transition to cleaner energy among high-polluting firms.
Susan Cattell explains that tax can be a vital part of the package of measures needed to deliver net zero – but what is needed from the UK Government is a clear overarching tax strategy to support the transition. The UK’s Net Zero Strategy In 2019 the UK put into legislation a requirement to bring [...]
Insurance giant Allianz has said it will stop insuring Arctic oil and gas fields by the middle of next year. The German multinational, which is one of the biggest oil and gas sector insurers in the world, vowed to stop insuring new oil and gas fields, oil powerplants, and oil pipelines in the Arctic by [...]
Camden is home to the first ‘net zero carbon’ residential house in the country, marking a watershed moment in the drive for cleaner energy. Max Fordham House uses a mixture of saving measures, including insulation and renewable energy, to achieve net zero. The building, designed for and lived in by designer Max Fordham, was validated [...]
Low cost-carrier Easyjet has partnered with aerospace firm Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to develop a hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft. The technology is initially being tested on a nine-seater plane, due to fly by 2023. Easyjet is expected to support Cranfield and provide the firm with expertise when it comes to deploying the [...]
Improving transport connectivity in the UK could save up to 27.8 megatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035, the equivalent of taking 750,000 lorries off the country’s roads. In a report published today, communications industry analyst Assembly showed that connectivity will play a huge part in the UK’s transition to carbon neutrality. Directly enhancing the connectivity [...]
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