Little Zero: Understanding the renewable energy opportunities available

In this session, Jon Swain, Technical Director at NFU Energy, delved into the challenges faced by exploring clean energy opportunities in the current economic climate

UK farmers call for policies to support 2040 net zero ambitions

The NFU is calling on the Government to develop a climate policy that empowers British farmers to reach their ambition of net zero agriculture by 2040

UK ‘must follow Climate Change Committee’s advice’

The Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) latest report calling on the UK Government to take “urgent action” on cutting emissions has been backed by some in the sector. Former Shell Chairman Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool said the government needs to bring forward decarbonisation policies quickly “if it is to retain its moral authority on climate change”. He […]

Farmers union calls for more help to combat climate change

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on the government to provide more investment and support to farmers to help combat climate change. It follows the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment report on Friday, which said scientists are now 95% sure climate change is the result of human activities. […]

NFU slams solar feed-in-tariff cuts

The National Farmers’ Union has branded government plans to cut the level of feed-in tariff incentives available to large solar installations as ill-judged and extremely damaging for renewable energy in Britain. A ‘fast-track’ review of FiTs for solar was published last week and has already attracted severe criticism. Now the NFU has added its voice […]

Plaid Cymru slams Welsh MPs as fuel regulator bid fails

Plaid Cymru’s Treasury spokesman Jonathan Edwards today slammed “the complacency of Welsh MPs”, as 50% failed to turn up for a vote on fuel prices. Plaid Cymru and the SNP last night led a Westminster debate on how to tackle rising fuel prices. Both parties wanted the government to establish a fuel duty regulator. But […]