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Going net-zero: the UK plan

  • by JW

“Seeing to inject momentum into the Cop26 summit.”

“Immediate action is needed to capitalise on green opportunities.”


The government has published its most detailed plans to date for ‘zero-carbon’:

Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 progress report: government response – GOV.UK

There’s been a huge amount of response from the media meanwhile:

Net zero announcement: UK sets out plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions – BBC News

U.K. Sets Out Sweeping Plan to Reach Net-Zero Emissions | Time

New taxes likely as part of UK’s net zero transition by 2050, Treasury warns | Financial Times

Here’s a look at some specific areas:

Amid mounting apprehension about the terrifying cost of hitting the Government’s net zero carbon target and replacing our gas boilers with eco-friendly heat pumps, Boris Johnson is doing his utmost to reassure us.

ALEX BRUMMER: No wonder Rishi Sunak is on red alert for Boris Johnson’s new green nirvana  | Daily Mail Online

Funding has been announced to help homes switch over to low-carbon energy alternatives, but there is not enough for everybody.

Heat pumps and insulation – what the UK’s net-zero plans mean for your home | UK News | Sky News

Net Zero: Build Back Greener strategy ahead of COP26 is unveiled with nuclear a part of the bid to tackle climate change

UK Government unveils nuclear funding plan with Wylfa a ‘possible’ site for reactors – Business Live

Five projects vied to become first in Britain to use the technology to slash industry emissions

UK selects two carbon capture schemes for fast track | Financial Times

The boss of Wales’ largest renewable energy trade body has warned immediate action is needed to capitalise on green opportunities in the nation’s north.

Climate change: Action on green power ‘needed now’ – BBC News

Boris Johnson has unveiled a £1 billion electric car revolution in his flagship “net zero” strategy as he sought to inject momentum into the Cop26 summit.

Boris Johnson announces £1billion boost for electric car revolution | Evening Standard