UK ‘U-turn’ on net zero – or much ado about nothing?

To read recent headlines, you might be forgiven for thinking the UK is starting to scale back its net-zero ambitions – or possibly even going cold on the idea altogether

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If true, this would be an astonishing U-turn for the UK, which has cut emissions faster than any major economy and was the first in the world to legislate for net zero.

The reality behind the headlines is rather less dramatic, which will no doubt be a relief to anyone concerned about the net-zero agenda. Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy’s Corporate Affairs Officer, reflects on what’s actually happened in the UK, how similar issues are in play elsewhere in Europe, and what the lessons might be for achieving net zero globally.

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