Boris Johnson unveils ten point plan to tackle climate change, deliver net zero and launch a ‘green industrial revolution’

The Prime Minister says the new plans will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs while allowing the UK to ‘forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050’

ENA and UK Power Networks ‘welcome Prime Minister’s ambition to drive sustainable economic revival’

Following the Prime Minister’s speech, David Smith, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive, spoke on behalf of network operators including UK Power Networks

Boris Johnson: ‘We can beat the renewable energy sceptics’

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference earlier this week, the Prime Minister said British technology is the key to a clean energy future

Boris Johnson: ‘Future will be clean, green and prosperous’

He said the UK would lead the world in delivering the 2050 net-zero target and promised the UK would be the home of electric cars and planes

Boris Johnson: Britain is leading the world in battery tech

The new prime minister sacked more than half the cabinet, including Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark

Tory leadership debate: Will the environment and net zero emissions be top priorities?

A televised debate saw the five candidates answer various questions from the public

Theresa May to step down as prime minister

She said she is ‘proud’ of the progress made in eliminating plastic waste, tackling climate change and improving air quality

Theresa May outlines green plans and plastic bans

Theresa May has laid out a 25-year plan for reducing waste and tackling climate change. In a landmark speech this morning, the Prime Minister promised to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 and set up a £7 billion fund for developing innovative alternatives and new recycling techniques. As part of the phase-out, she plans to […]

Claire Perry promoted to cabinet in reshuffle

Climate Change Minister Claire Perry will be a member of cabinet following Theresa May’s reshuffle. Following the promotion, she will attend as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Mrs Perry has previously worked on delivering the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy to decarbonise energy and heat across the country. […]

Theresa May considers charge on plastic bottles

Theresa May has suggested she is considering introducing a 5p tax on single-use plastic bottles to help clean up the environment. The Prime Minister said the move would be helpful in changing consumer behaviour. A similar levy on carrier bags has resulted in an 83% reduction in the number of single-use plastic bags being used […]