Carbon Brief: ‘UK is halfway to meeting 2050 net zero target – but not for long’

Carbon Brief warns despite this success, emissions are likely to rebound this year or next as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic

‘COVID-19 could push COP26 back again’ warns Scottish official

Media reports suggest the United Nations summit could be delayed for a second time if the pandemic situation worsens

Scientists land share of £213m to drive progress towards net zero

The new round of government funding will be used to deploy a range of state-of-the-art technology, which will also help tackle to COVID-19 pandemic

‘The spirit shown by the energy sector in helping to tackle coronavirus is the same that will see us deliver net zero’

That was the suggestion from Ofgem CEO Jonathan Brearley, who spoke earlier this week as part of Energy Live Xpo 2020, the theme of which is ‘Rethinking Energy’

‘The spirit shown by the energy sector in helping to tackle coronavirus is the same that will see us deliver net zero’

That was the suggestion from Ofgem CEO Jonathan Brearley, who spoke yesterday as part of Energy Live Xpo 2020, the theme of which is ‘Rethinking Energy

‘Coronavirus didn’t halt the climate agenda – it did the opposite’

That’s the conclusion reached by Kas Mohammed, Vice President of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric, who spoke to future Net Zero about the effects of the pandemic and lockdowns on the energy sector

Rockefeller Foundation to spend $1 billion to catalyse green recovery from COVID-19

The organisation says it will use the money to scale-up distributed renewable energy resources across developing countries and finance new tools and technologies to combat the virus

‘Government needs to make decisions on big-ticket items for the future of the energy sector’

That’s the verdict from Kevin Dibble, Divisional CEO of Energy Supply at ENGIE UK & Ireland, following Boris Johnson’s recent speech at the Conservative Party conference

HSBC partners with chemical company to turn post-consumer plastic into PPE suits

The project aims to deliver protective equipment to more than 200 hospitals in Thailand

COVID-19 lockdown sees emissions from key consumer spending areas drop by a third

This reduction of roughly 27% compared to the previous year led the Carbon Trust to note ‘the connection between how we spend our money and the impact this has on carbon emissions is clear’