Category: The Guardian

New Cumbria coalmine 'incompatible' with climate crisis goals 0

New Cumbria coalmine 'incompatible' with climate crisis goals

Facility threatens UK’s aim to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, report says Britain’s first new deep coalmine in 30 years is unnecessary and incompatible with UK climate ambitions, according to a report. The...

BlackRock says climate crisis will now guide its investments 0

BlackRock says climate crisis will now guide its investments

CEO reveals step change at world’s largest fund manager and predicts fast reshaping of global finance BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has announced it will put sustainability at the heart of its investment...

Just one new onshore windfarm started under current UK policies in 2019 0

Just one new onshore windfarm started under current UK policies in 2019

Rollout of new turbines in decline amid Tory subsidy cuts, jeopardising climate targets Just one new onshore windfarm started up last year under the government’s current energy policies, raising fears that the UK may...

Avoid UK recession by kickstarting green economy, says thinktank 0

Avoid UK recession by kickstarting green economy, says thinktank

New Economics Foundation calls for £50bn to reboot economy on greener footing The government fightback against the next recession should include pumping as much as £50bn into green projects, in a move that would...

Community-generated green electricity to be offered to all in UK 0

Community-generated green electricity to be offered to all in UK

Power provided on new tariff to come exclusively from small-scale wind and solar farms UK homes will soon be able to plug into community wind and solar farms from anywhere in the country through...

Sajid Javid must deliver a UK budget that works quickly – a tricky task 0

Sajid Javid must deliver a UK budget that works quickly – a tricky task

The Tories need to satisfy their new northern voters fast. Not easy given the economic problems are structural In politics, the year just gone will be remembered for a number of reasons. It recorded...

Mushrooms and orange peel: could biotech clean up the building industry? 0

Mushrooms and orange peel: could biotech clean up the building industry?

A biotech startup is researching building materials that could revolutionise construction. Not only are they biodegradable – some also absorb toxins Cocoa husks, dried orange peel, ground blue pea flowers: the ingredients read like...

Can lab-grown food save the planet? | Letters 0

Can lab-grown food save the planet? | Letters

Daniel Pryor of the Adam Smith Institute, David E Hanke, Georgina Ferry and Prof Mick Watson respond to an article by George Monbiot claiming that lab-grown food will end farming and save the planet...

Most conservatives know prevention is better than cure – except when it comes to climate change | Richard Denniss 0

Most conservatives know prevention is better than cure – except when it comes to climate change | Richard Denniss

They’re usually more than happy to spend money upfront to avoid bigger costs down the track. Investing in renewable energy is the exception If only Scott Morrison was as willing to spend money preventing...

Renewables beat fossil fuels on 137 days in greenest year for UK energy 0

Renewables beat fossil fuels on 137 days in greenest year for UK energy

Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warns Energy produced by the UK’s renewable sector outpaced fossil fuel plants on a record 137 days in 2019 to help...