Monthly Archives: "March, 2018"

Scottish Government Targets 66% Emissions Reduction By 2032
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The Scottish government has outlined a new target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 66% by 2032. Reduction targets are measured against a baseline set of figures from 1990. The Climate Change Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, set out the government's draft climate change plan for the next 15 years which include a fully-decarbonised electricity sector and 80% of domestic heat coming from low-carbon sources. Ministers committed last year to cut harmful CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, with a new interim...

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Government Must Clean Up Act After Losing Air Pollution Court Case
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The UK government has been criticised by the Courts, for the third time, for failing to produce an adequate plan to tackle the growing problem of air pollution in a landmark judgment that will force ministers back to the drawing board. Air pollution has become a leading test case for environmental legal activism in the UK due to scientists reporting that as many as 40,000 people a year die from illnesses related to air pollution across the country. A...

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May Sets Out Her Vision Ahead of Upcoming Brexit Negotiations
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Speaking in London today, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, called for a wide-ranging free trade deal with the EU after Brexit. The speech was delivered ahead of the start of negotiations on the UK’s future partnership with Brussels during which it was confirmed that Britain would leave the European Union's single market and customs union. May set out some hard facts about the departure acknowledging that "We are leaving the single market… life is going to be different". This is...

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