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Government outlines plans for UK’s nuclear fleet

Government outlines plans for UK’s nuclear fleet: The government has set out a Call for Evidence laying out how it intends to move toward building the country’s 1st Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) demonstrator project. AMRs are generally smaller, more flexible as well as more affordable to build compared to ordinary nuclear power stations. The Call…
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£80m government fund for 1 million trees to be planted

£80m government fund for 1 million trees to be planted: The government will give £80 million in funds to back 2,500 green jobs, plant nearly 1 million trees as well as speed up nature recovery throughout the UK. The Green Recovery Challenge Fund will give money for 90 projects focused on making ‘insect pathways’ into…
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Government vows to stop the energy bill loyalty penalty

Government vows to stop the energy bill loyalty penalty: The Government has promised to block the energy bill ‘loyalty penalty’, that points to the method of suppliers putting long-established, uncommitted consumers on the most expensive tariffs. It has reported new proposals to test the system of automatically changing these customers to more affordable choices, and…
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Highways England start net zero plan & ignores vital topic

Highways England start net zero plan & ignores vital topic: Highways England has reported a new plan to reaching net zero by 2050 – however the strategy ignores to recommend less driving could assist in cutting emissions. At the center of its policy is reaching net zero for its own operations by 2030, carrying out…
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New right to repair rules start today

New right to repair rules start today Televisions, fridges, washing machines will all become cheaper to use and will also be easier to repair through the new right-to-repair rules which begin being put into force today. Manufacturers will now be made to provide spare parts for all electrical products to allow electrical appliances to be…
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Drax’s carbon capture claims not based on real-world data

Drax’s carbon capture claims not based on real-world data, company reveals to campaigners. -Drax’s carbon capture announcements claims appear motivated by quest for new multi-billion pound subsidies, environmental campaigners warn’-   London, 14th June 2021 – The environmental campaign group Biofuelwatch is today publishing written statements by Drax [1] which reveal that the company’s claim that they are…
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Electricity policy costs deter transition to low carbon tech

Electricity policy costs deter transition to low carbon tech: The application of policy costs onto the electricity bill is a significant disincentive to electrify and transition to newer low-carbon heating technologies, according to a new insight paper from Cornwall Insight – Who pays for supporting the net zero transition? Funded through customer electricity bills The…
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Determining the price of the UK ETS scheme

Determining the price of the UK ETS scheme

Determining the price of the UK ETS scheme: Carbon prices, especially the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), have experienced considerable volatility over the last year, influenced first by COVID-19, which saw prices crash. More recently by expectations of increased EU climate ambitions, driving prices to record highs. Cornwall Insight considers the potential scenarios for UK…
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UK carbon capture project awarded £72m funds

UK carbon capture project awarded £72m funds: The HyNet North West project may play a critical part in bringing net zero to the UK & has been granted £72 million in funds to get started. The project contains the production of a new hydrogen pipeline and founded on the development of hydrogen from natural gas…
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The Summary of Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget

The Summary of Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget: In Leeds a new infrastructure bank will drive at least £40 billion of green investment. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget is set for a series of sustainable plans,  in which he established how the Conservative Party will work to drive a sustainable and business-focused recover…
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