‘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

National Infrastructure Commission calls for businesses to give input on carbon capture tech

The call for evidence aims to help better understand the readiness levels of appropriate technologies, calculate the investment required, identify the best locations for projects and forecast potential impacts

Two-thirds of consumers want greater government intervention to meet net zero targets

Research highlights increased motivation to meet carbon emissions goals, but greater demand on the government and businesses to drive the change

UK Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan sets out key priorities for net zero

She said: ‘There is a huge journey to go on and by the time we publish the Net Zero Strategy ahead of COP26, we’ll have a much more detailed picture of what that route map looks like’

Centrica: ‘We can support almost every element outlined in Energy White Paper’

Chris O’Shea, Centrica Group CEO, said: ‘We’re in a unique position because we can support the Government on almost every element outlined in the Energy White Paper, to achieve net zero’

Breaking down the Energy White Paper

The white paper sets out the steps needed to cut emissions from industry, transport and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes

Government launches long-awaited Energy White Paper

The white paper expands on Boris Johnson’s recently announced Ten Point Plan and sets out the steps needed to cut emissions from industry, transport and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes

Spending Review announces billions of pounds of new net zero funding

The budget includes £3 billion to help the UK reach net zero and £11.1 billion for research and development and innovation projects

AMP Clean Energy welcomes ten point plan but awaits further support on industrial decarbonisation and off grid heating

CEO Richard Burrell said: ‘Great to see a growing emphasis on heating our homes, business and industry, but we need the right package of support if we are to deliver on heat decarbonisation in business premises and industry’

IMechE: ‘The challenge now is to bring this all together into a practical and deliverable plan’

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Engineering Policy Advisor Matt Rooney said: ‘The challenge now is to bring this all together into a practical and deliverable plan with joined-up thinking across the whole energy system’