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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...
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...
The official G7 photo of world leaders at Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

G7 summit: the green pledges

The G7 summit saw leaders of the major industrial nations come together for the first time in two years to tackle the world’s biggest...

Have your say on changes to the UK ETS and CPS compensation schemes

Have your say on changes to the UK ETS and CPS compensation schemes The government is considering the redesign of two schemes which compensate energy...

The Transport Decarbonisation Plan: what you need to know

The Transport Decarbonisation Plan: what you need to know The government’s long awaited Transport Decarbonisation Plan was published this week, offering much-needed clarity on plans...
The UK government published its Hydrogen Strategy. Here’s our guide to how, why, and where it will play in decarbonising the UK economy.

The government’s hydrogen strategy – a quick guide for businesses

The government’s hydrogen strategy – a quick guide for businesses The UK government published its highly anticipated Hydrogen Strategy this week, which sets out a...

Action on six key climate issues will keep Paris Agreement alive, says new report

Action on six key climate issues will keep Paris Agreement alive, says new report The actions nations and companies could take during over the next...
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...
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...
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...

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