CORONAVIRUS & COP26: UK SHOULD LEAD THE WAY FOR CLEAN RECOVERY

CORONAVIRUS & COP26: UK SHOULD LEAD THE WAY FOR CLEAN RECOVERY

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma has announced that the  that the UK remains focused on its preparations for the COP26 climate summit despite its delay until 2021, stating that the current coronavirus pandemic and the...
CONSULTATION: FUTURE SUPPORT FOR LOW CARBON HEAT

CONSULTATION: FUTURE SUPPORT FOR LOW CARBON HEAT

The UK is the first major economy in the world to set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Progress has already been made towards this goal with emissions from buildings falling by 20% between 1990 and 2017 however, to meet...
EU WILL NOT RELAX ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS DESPITE COVID-19 CRISIS

EU WILL NOT RELAX ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS DESPITE COVID-19 CRISIS

The European Commission is currently working on a recovery plan for Europe and intends to present a new proposal for the EU’s seven-year budget, known as the multi-annual financial framework (MFF) in the light of the Covid-19 crisis. The budget is expected to be...
CONSULTATION: ENDING THE SALE OF NEW PETROL AND DIESEL VEHICLES

CONSULTATION: ENDING THE SALE OF NEW PETROL AND DIESEL VEHICLES

The government has announced that it is consulting on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time. This reflects the Independent Committee on...
CONSULTATION: THE LONG AWAITED PLASTIC PACKAGING TAX

CONSULTATION: THE LONG AWAITED PLASTIC PACKAGING TAX

In the Budget 2018, the government announced that it will introduce a tax on plastic packaging from April 2022 to encourage the use of recycled plastic. The aim is to create greater demand for recycled plastic, and in turn stimulate increased levels of recycling and...