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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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CONSULTATION: HEAT NETWORKS – BUILDING A MARKET FRAMEWORK

CONSULTATION: HEAT NETWORKS – BUILDING A MARKET FRAMEWORK

Heating is responsible for over a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. In 2019 the UK Government set a legally binding target to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, nearly all heat and...

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HEAT NETWORK REGULATIONS – THE HEAT IS ON FOR LANDLORDS

HEAT NETWORK REGULATIONS – THE HEAT IS ON FOR LANDLORDS

The Heat Networks (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 came into force on 18 December 2014 under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. This affects all businesses in the UK that supply and charge for heating, cooling or hot water to a final customer through communal...

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