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UK Government Announces Review of Net Zero Target

The outcome of the review may signal what climate-related laws and policies to expect in the UK in the coming years. By Paul A. Davies, Michael D. Green, and James Bee On 8 September 2022, newly appointed UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced that Chris Skidmore MP, a Member of Parliament and former minister of energy and clean growth, … Continue Reading

UK Government Announces Support for CCUS Development in Energy Security Bill

The announcement underscores the continued focus on carbon capture, utilisation, and storage in UK energy policy in recent years. By JP Brisson, Paul A. Davies, JP Sweny, Michael D. Green, and James Bee On 6 July 2022, the UK government introduced the Energy Security Bill (the Bill) to Parliament, which contained a number of provisions in relation to … Continue Reading

President Biden Outlines Comprehensive Plan for Federal Sustainability

The president’s executive order aims to use the US government’s procurement power to achieve “carbon pollution-free electricity” by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. By Jennifer Roy and Julie Miles On December 8, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability (EO), which aims to set … Continue Reading

UK Government Launches Hydrogen Strategy and Business Model Consultation

Strategy positions UK as a world leader in the hydrogen space, supporting 9,000 plus jobs and unlocking £4 billion in investment by 2030. By Paul Davies, John-Patrick Sweny, and James Bee On 17 August 2021, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the UK’s first Hydrogen Strategy (the Strategy). The Strategy sets … Continue Reading

FCA Enhances Climate-Related Disclosures for Listed Companies

New rule will require listed companies to state whether they have made disclosures in accordance with the TCFD. By Paul A. Davies, Nicola Higgs, Chris Horton, and Michael D. Green On 21 December 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed in a published Policy Statement[1] (the Statement) that it will introduce a new Listing Rule … Continue Reading

European Commission Reports on Climate Change Progress

A new report shows headway in reducing greenhouse gases and details the latest climate change policy developments. By Paul A. Davies and Michael D. Green On 30 November 2020, the European Commission (EC) adopted the EU Climate Action Progress Report Kick-starting the journey towards a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 (the Report). The Report, which is … Continue Reading

Climate Assembly UK Publishes 2050 Net Zero Target Recommendations

The UK citizens’ assembly identifies overarching principles and makes specific recommendations for achieving the environmental goal. By Paul A. Davies and Michael D. Green Background The Climate Assembly UK has published its report on how the UK can achieve its statutory target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The report, which was released on … Continue Reading

UK Releases New Details on Net Zero Target Measures

The announcements signal how both the Net Zero Review and the IETF will impact the UK’s transition to net zero. By Paul Davies and Michael Green On 2 November 2019, the UK government announced further details on two initiatives focused on helping the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The first of … Continue Reading
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