‘Impacts of global warming will cost trillions more than the measures needed for net zero’

Economists from around the world reveal damages of climate inaction will reach roughly $30tn per year by 2075 if current warming trends continue

Less than half of Brits convinced climate change is real

Although less than half were convinced of it being a reality, 82% of UK respondents did agree the government should take some form of action to tackle climate change

Four-in-five people think the UK will miss its 2050 net zero target

In a new survey, 64% of people said the UK must grasp the opportunity to rebuild the economy in a greener way following the COVID-19 pandemic

Kwasi Kwarteng responds to our net zero business survey

The Minister said: ‘Clean growth has to be a shared endeavour between government, devolved nations, local authorities, business, civil society and the British people’

Three-quarters of businesses still believe in net zero post-pandemic

Our reader survey shows 73% believe net zero plans should be supported after coronavirus, with just a fifth fearing a set back to their ambitions

Proportion of UK public opposed to fracking hits all-time high

That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker, which is now on its 31st wave of finding out what the UK public think about a variety of energy issues

Majority of young Brits ‘would consider electric car if price is right’

Some of the concerns cited were the range of EVs, finding somewhere to charge and the time it would take to recharge

Smart meter
Energy suppliers could be required to publish smart meter survey results

Ofgem has launched a review, following which the regulator expects the rule to be implemented from early 2020

Majority of customers ‘want to save energy but don’t know how’

A new report highlights a general lack of consumer awareness, with 45% of people still being unsure about which domestic appliances use the most power

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‘Most Americans support drastically reducing fossil fuel use’

According to a new poll, many US citizens believe this would be a good way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change