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NATIONAL GRID NET ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET BY 2050

NATIONAL GRID NET ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET BY 2050

The National Grid has announced a commitment to reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050, the same timeframe as the UK Government’s legislative target. It has also pledged to drive the reduction of emissions that are outside of its direct...

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ENVIRONMENT BILL PASSES SECOND READING DESPITE OPPOSITION

ENVIRONMENT BILL PASSES SECOND READING DESPITE OPPOSITION

The Environment Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons and will now move to committee stage, following a lively debate between MPs. The bill builds on the 25 Year Plan for the Environment in the UK and will enshrine environmental principles in UK...

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Brexit Deal Agreed with EU: What is Next for the Green Policy

Brexit Deal Agreed with EU: What is Next for the Green Policy

The Government and the European Union have agreed on a deal for Brexit which would see the UK leave the union which will include a set of level playing field commitments on the environment. There is still no clarity around how the process will play out however as the...

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2020 Smart Meter Deadline Delayed

2020 Smart Meter Deadline Delayed

It is unsurprising that the Government has delayed the deadline for the smart energy meter rollout by four years until 2024. Previously, suppliers were required to fit smart meters to all supplies by the end of 2020. Customers are not obliged to have a smart meter...

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Brexit – Boris Demands New Concessions From the EU

Brexit – Boris Demands New Concessions From the EU

Boris Johnson has requested that the EU reworks the terms of the UK’s future relationship with the union to allow Britain to significantly diverge from European rules after Brexit. Theresa May had committed to a level playing field in key areas such as the environment...

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UK to Host COP 26 Climate Conference in Glasgow

UK to Host COP 26 Climate Conference in Glasgow

The UK has formally received the backing of all countries responsible for agreeing on the host of the COP26 climate conference. The event will take place in Glasgow in December 2020, with more than 30,000 national policy leaders, business representatives and climate...

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Smaller Energy Suppliers Struggle For Survival

Smaller Energy Suppliers Struggle For Survival

Small energy companies risk going out of business which will see thousands of business and domestic customers be forced to move to the supplier appointed by Ofgem. The energy industry is going through a period of consolidation following the significant rise in the...

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