Government urged to make disclosure of net zero transition plans mandatory

Large companies must give transparency in their net zero transition plans by 2025, a consortium suggests

‘Policy must change or 29m homes will not decarbonise’

A coalition of groups have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for government to make it easier for consumers to decarbonise their homes

Theresa May: ‘UK is at a crucial crossroad for climate and the environment’

The former Prime Minister and MP for Maidenhead spoke after having been appointed the new Chair of the Aldersgate Group

Reaching net zero ‘requires green skills shortage to be urgently tackled’

The Aldersgate Group says a deficit in skills is currently undermining the growth of low carbon supply chains across the UK economy

Government ‘must use Brexit to make UK world leader in resource efficiency’

The Aldersgate Group says this could unlock £76bn of value by 2030

Businesses demand 2030 carbon target from Chancellor

A group of large UK businesses has written to the Chancellor warning him that a 2030 carbon target for the power sector is essential for stimulating new growth in the economy. More than 50 firms including M&S, Asda, MITIE, Aviva, Sky and EDF state their concern about missing “huge commercial opportunities” if this target isn’t […]

Clegg confirms London-listed businesses will report on emissions

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today confirmed all businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report on the greenhouse gases they emit under new plans. From the start of the next financial year, firms will have to include this information in their annual reports in a move likely to be hailed by […]

Business leaders demand green Budget

An influential businesses group today urged Chancellor George Osborne to set out a comprehensive green growth strategy in next month’s Budget. This, argues the Aldersgate Group, would help reduce the budget deficit and drive a dynamic economic recovery by increasing output and creating jobs. The group includes bosses from Pepsi, The Co-operative Group, Merrill Lynch […]