Monthly Archives: "May, 2019"

BEIS to Consult on Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced a consultation on the emissions of commercial buildings to be launched as soon as possible as it considers the sector to be a huge untapped area for improvements. Speaking at a BEIS Committee hearing, the Energy and Climate Change Minister announced that the Government would consult on what actions would drive improved energy efficiency and reduced emissions in the commercial built environment sector. Around 60% of the sector...

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Scottish Government Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2045
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The Scottish Government has announced plans to amend its Climate Change Bill and commit to a legally binding target of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 at the latest demonstrating its commitment to better pledges from the rest of the UK. Amendments to the Climate Change Bill have already been tabled which call for a reduction in emissions by 70% by 2030 and 90% by 2040. The Scottish Government claims that these are the most ambitious statutory targets in...

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UK Parliament becomes first in the world to declare a ‘climate emergency’
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In a largely symbolic move, Parliament declared a climate emergency, admitting the need for a cross-party approach that would enable the UK to set a world-leading standard on climate action. During a debate at the House of Commons, the Labour Party Leader tabled a motion for the UK parliament to become the first in the world to declare a climate emergency in recognition that legislative action to date has not been enough to address the issue. Corbyn stated that current...

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