Policy

News focusing on energy and carbon policy for the UK and Europe. The hub covers everything from proposals for new policies and initiatives to the developments of existing policy.

UNFCCC says climate pledges remain insufficient to reach Paris Agreement

UNFCCC says climate pledges remain insufficient to reach Paris Agreement

Global heating could reach a catastrophic 2.5°C by the end of the century, according to the latest analysis of climate pledges carried out by...
Green Policy Calls To Action Rishi Sunak

5 calls to action on green policy change for new Prime Minister Sunak

New Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, stepped into office after Liz Truss held the position for a record 44 days. After a tumultuous few weeks...
New round of IETF funding opens to help industrial businesses decarbonise

New round of IETF funding opens to help industrial businesses decarbonise

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has opened the application window for Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF). Phase...
Energy Bill Relief Scheme

Energy planning: beyond the Energy Bill Relief Scheme

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS), announced in September 2022, offers essential support for non-domestic energy customers. Before the scheme came in, there were...
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng

Mini-Budget: energy efficiency and demand reduction lacking in Chancellor’s plan for growth

The new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng delivered his first “mini-budget” today, setting out a raft of tax cuts and high borrowing that he hopes will...
Green Credentials Of Liz Truss

Liz Truss: What are the green credentials of our new PM?

The party faithful have spoken. Mary Elizabeth Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, has been elected the new Conservative leader and our new Prime...
A consultation exploring a range of changes to the UK Emissions Trading Scheme closed in Jun 2022. We’ve outlined the key proposals below

The UK ETS is set to change – what can we expect?

The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) started trading in May 2021, replacing the UK’s participation in the EU ETS. It was designed to be...

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...
Government to consult on carbon border adjustment mechanism to tackle carbon leakage

Government to consult on carbon border adjustment mechanism to tackle carbon leakage

The government has committed to consult on implementation of a domestic carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) and product standards, to level up the playing...
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...

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