Targets are not enough: Truss and Sunak must outline their plans to get to net zero

Establishing stability and delivering the legislation needed to deliver net zero should be top of the next PM’s to-do list, writes the REA’s Amy MacConnachie Boris Johnson’s government retained a commitment to reaching net zero. While I share the frustration of many in our industry that more progress was not made during his time in … Read more

Are Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak on a climate collision course with the public?

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Households can now take a 'home energy MOT', but are the UK's efficiency efforts stalling?

Government debuts new online service designed to offer tailored, impartial advice on how to save energy, but launch comes amidst reports plans to boost efficiency funding have stalled British households can from today undertake a ‘home energy MOT’, which aims to provide them with advice on how that could save hundreds of pounds a year … Read more

Poll: Strong net zero leadership critical for Conservatives at next election

Ditching the UK’s net zero target could risk costing the new Conservative leader the next general election, new polling data released today suggests. A sample survey of 6,500 adults carried out by pollster Public First found that both current Tory voters and possible defectors to the party remain strongly in favor of the UK’s legally … Read more

Tory members back stronger green energy policies, as Sunak cools on heat pumps

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Sunak vows to scrap VAT on energy bills, as green groups criticise TV debates

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Sunak pledges ‘energy sovereignty’ by 2045, as UK reckons with heatwave chaos

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How smart regulation holds key to establishing UK as net zero financial centre

New report from Aldersgate Group calls on government to give proposed Sustainability Disclosure Requirement framework ‘teeth’ so as to drive the development of net zero finance sector Political leaders and regulators must deliver a new wave of ‘smart regulation’ if they are to accelerate the UK’s net zero transition and deliver on the government’s promise … Read more

An energy windfall tax too far?

New paper from Energy UK warns extending windfall tax to cover power generators would seriously clean net zero transition and push up energy bills in the long term With Number 10 desperately hunting for policies that might save Boris Johnson’s embattled premiership, attention has quickly turned to one of the few things that can unite … Read more

Government taps oil and gas profits to help pay for fresh £15bn energy bills support

Rishi Sunak has announced a temporary levy on oil and gas company profits in order to help fund a fresh £15bn package of measures to support households facing soaring energy bills today, marking a major U-turn from the Chancellor’s previous referral to back a so- called ‘windfall tax’. Following record high oil and gas prices … Read more