UK government ‘lacks ambition’ on green steel, MPs warns

The future of the UK’s steel industry is under threat unless investment is made in new technologies to decarbonise production, but government green steel initiatives to date remain vastly underpowered, Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned. A report by the MP select committee today argues current UK government efforts geared towards slashing the climate … Read more

MPs launch probe into financial sector’s role in the UK’s net zero transition

Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is to probe the role of the financial sector in the UK’s net zero transition efforts, citing concerns that few nations and financial institutions have made explicit commitments to phase out fossil fuels or boost transparency over their high-carbon investments . As part of the inquiry announced today, the Committee … Read more

The drive to clean up England's polluted waterways has finally stepped up a gear

After decades of inaction, regulators, water companies and central government appeared to have woken up to the pressing need to protect and restore England’s rivers, writes Philip Dunne MP Regular BusinessGreen readers will be familiar with the shocking statistics around water quality: only 14 per cent of rivers in England can claim good ecological status; … Read more