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UK EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME REPLACES EU ETS FOR PARTICIPANTS

UK EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME REPLACES EU ETS FOR PARTICIPANTS

A UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) replaced the UK’s participation in the EU ETS from 1 January 2021. The Government has established the scheme to increase the climate ambition of the UK’s carbon pricing policy and provides continuity of emissions trading for UK...

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AMENDMENTS TO THE HEAT NETWORK REGULATIONS

AMENDMENTS TO THE HEAT NETWORK REGULATIONS

Heat in buildings is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and the de-carbonisation of heat will be a critical part of the journey to meeting the UK’s Net Zero Carbon target. One policy area which has been under review by the UK government is the Heat...

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COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE PUBLISHES SIXTH CARBON BUDGET

COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE PUBLISHES SIXTH CARBON BUDGET

The UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget report was published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on 9th December 2020. The carbon budgets were first introduced to the UK under the 2008 Climate Change Act. Each carbon budget provides a 5 year statutory cap on greenhouse gas...

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BORIS JOHNSON SETS OUT 10-STEP PLAN FOR GREEN RECOVERY

BORIS JOHNSON SETS OUT 10-STEP PLAN FOR GREEN RECOVERY

The Prime Minister’s highly awaited plan for a Green Recovery was released late in the evening of Tuesday 17th November, and signals a clear intention that the UK wants to be a world-leader in an array of clean technologies. The plan is aimed at eradicating the UK’s...

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COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE PUBLISHES SIXTH CARBON BUDGET

UK NET ZERO STRATEGY TO BE RELEASED NEXT YEAR

The UK Government has confirmed that their net zero strategy will be released prior to the COP26 conference, which is scheduled to take place in November next year. The announcement was made by government ministers, Alok Sharma and Kwasi Kwarteng, in their response to...

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A BITTERSWEET ENVIRONMENT BILL FOR THE UK

A BITTERSWEET ENVIRONMENT BILL FOR THE UK

By Dr Samantha Mudie, Head of Technical Development It has been both my privilege and my frustration to provide written evidence for the second reading of the UK Environment Bill over the last few weeks. The Environment Bill 2019-2021 is a vital piece of legislation...

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BORIS JOHNSON SETS OUT 10-STEP PLAN FOR GREEN RECOVERY

ENVIRONMENT BILL 2020 CONSULTATION RESPONSE

HM Parliament was due to report on the Environment Bill 2019-2021, which has now been extended into December. This important Bill is a vital piece of legislation set out to meet the environmental requirements of the Brexit Withdrawal Bill. The government has hailed it...

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CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON NEW GREEN GAS LEVY

CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON NEW GREEN GAS LEVY

The government has opened up a consultation on a new Green Gas Levy, which will be used to help the UK to reach its 2050 net zero target. The plans for the new scheme were announced in the budget earlier this year, and according to BEIS will be applied to gas...

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