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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...
Policy shortfall puts government on track to miss its 2030 climate target

Policy shortfall puts government on track to miss its 2030 climate target

Policy shortfall puts government on track to miss its 2030 climate target UK government climate plans announced in 2020 add up to less than a...
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...
A number of major green policies are due from the government – Here’s our list of the green policies to look out for in 2021

8 green policies for businesses to look out for this year

8 green policies for businesses to look out for this year 2021 needs to be a defining year for action on climate change – and...
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...
A new global poll of 1.2 million respondents has given us a detailed picture of public opinion on climate change.

What people REALLY think about climate change – and what they want policymakers to...

What people REALLY think about climate change – and what they want policymakers to do about it A new global poll of 1.2 million respondents...
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 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 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...
Firms must commit to net zero and report on emissions to win government contracts

Firms must commit to net zero and report on emissions to win big government...

Firms must commit to net zero and report on emissions to win big government contracts New measures will soon require businesses to commit to net...

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