'Achievable if we work together': How the UK could deliver a net zero emissions energy system by 2047

Influential Future Energy Scenarios report stresses how policy and investment choices could see net zero goal reached early – or missed entirely The UK could deliver a net zero emission energy system by 2047, if business and policymakers work together to ramp up demand-side solutions, such as energy storage systems and flexible grids, use technology … Read more

Net zero battle lines drawn, as candidates prepare for green hustings

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Next Prime Minister to face legal requirement to beef up Net Zero Strategy

As Tory leadership candidates yesterday signaled their support for the UK’s net zero goals, the High Court ruled the government must do more to explain how it intends to decarbonise the economy The in-tray awaiting the next Prime Minister just got even more daunting. Just hours after the candidates to become the next Conservative Party … Read more

Jet Zero: Government preps green fuels mandate on path to net zero flight by 2040

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'Keep stepping up': Race to Zero raises the bar for 'net zero' investors, companies, and cities

Campaigners claim new rules ‘throw down the gauntlet’ to the various net zero alliances in the finance sector The Race to Zero campaign has significantly raised the threshold that investors, companies, cities, and sub-national governments must meet to credibly claim to be working towards net zero emissions by mid-century, in a move that should, in … Read more

UK Mayors urge government to give them the tools to deliver net zero

A group of UK Metro Mayors have issued a fresh call for the government to strengthen support for the various net zero strategies developed by city leaders in recent years. In a joint statement released yesterday at the Decarbonisation Summit hosted by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham at the city’s Science and Industry Museum, the … Read more

‘Flawed and Unlawful’: Campaigners advance legal challenge to ‘inadequate’ Net Zero Strategy

The government’s efforts to decarbonise the UK economy are “inadequate and unlawful”, according to a legal challenge against its Net Zero Strategy (NZS) which is now set for its day in court. Three campaign groups – Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth, and the Good Law Project – mounted separate challenges questioning the legality of the … Read more

‘Environment is the next battleground’: Royal Mail pledges to deliver net zero by 2040

Royal Mail has today become the latest major company to pull forward its net zero emissions target date, pledging to reach the goal by 2040, a full 10 years earlier than its previous target. The new target date provides the centerpiece of a wide-ranging update to the company’s environmental strategy, which also includes new interim … Read more