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High Court finds government’s Net Zero Strategy is inadequate and unlawful

The government’s strategy for getting to net zero breaches the Climate Change Act, the High Court has found, and must be fleshed out to...
Energy intensive industries scheme extended for 3 years

Energy Intensive Industries compensation scheme extended, plus support for EV battery manufacturers

Energy Intensive Industries compensation scheme extended, plus support for EV battery manufacturers High energy usage businesses, such as steel and paper manufacturers, are set to...

Spring Statement: business rates exemptions for low-carbon equipment and VAT relief for home retrofit

As households and businesses feel the squeeze from the cost-of-living crisis, the spotlight was firmly on the Chancellor today to ease the mounting pressure...
The UK Emissions Trading Scheme is set to enter operation in May 2021. Here we take a look at the new scheme, and how it will work.

The UK Emissions Trading Scheme: frequently asked questions

The UK Emissions Trading Scheme: frequently asked questions The UK ETS has been running since May 2021. This FAQ page offers a quick explainer for...
The government has announced it will reopen the Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme to new entrants until March 2022.

CCA scheme opens to new entrants until March 2022

CCA scheme opens to new entrants until March 2022 The government has announced it will reopen the Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme to new entrants.    The...
The Cabinet Office has launched a guide to decarbonise public sector buildings, the Net Zero Estate Playbook...

Government publishes new guide to decarbonise public sector buildings

Government publishes new guide to decarbonise public sector buildings The Net Zero Estate Playbook aims to give departments, the public sector, and government property professionals...
We look at the government's Heat and Building Strategy and find five policy developments for non-domestic buildings that you may have missed

Tackling heat in buildings: five policies affecting business and the public sector

Tackling heat in buildings: five policies affecting business and the public sector News coverage of the UK government’s long-delayed Heat and Buildings Strategy has focused...
The government has launched a consultation on proposals to extend the Climate Change Agreements scheme, as well as re-opening the scheme to new entrants.

Report shows Greenhouse gas emissions reach record high in 2020

Report shows Greenhouse gas emissions reach record high in 2020 Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record high in 2020 shows a new report by the...
Plans to incentivise people to install clean heat for homes have been announced by the government as part of its Heat and Buildings Strategy.

Government announces plans to drive down cost of clean heat for homes

Government announces plans to drive down cost of clean heat for homes Plans to incentivise people to install low-carbon heating systems have been announced by...
How exactly does Scotland plan to meet its net zero buildings target by 2045? Here are Scotland’s buildings strategy key dates...

How will Scotland meet its net zero buildings target?

How will Scotland meet its net zero buildings target? Buildings account for roughly a fifth of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, so the newly published Heat...

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