Going net-zero: the UK plan

“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

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