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Environmental Audit Committee letter to Rishi Sunak

  2023-09-30 (or before) in UK Parliament Committees

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | UK Politics

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UK plans to adapt to climate crisis ‘fall far short’ of what is required

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

Government has no credible plan for effects of extreme weather, says Committee on Climate Change

  Tagged under: UK | UK Politics | Climate Change Adaption | Committee on Climate Change UK

New gas power plants needed to bolster energy supply, PM says

  2024-03-12 in The BBC

Critics say a commitment to build new, gas-fired power stations would threaten climate pledges.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Committee on Climate Change UK | UK Politics

Edges of protest

  2024-03-12 in The Ecologist

Should climate protesters picket an MP at home?

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Activism

UK Climate Policy and Data Graphics

  2024-03-12 (or before) in Zero Hour - Join the campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill

Climate & Ecology Bill is a plan to tackle the climate & nature crisis

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | Climate Change Mitigation | Climate Data | UK Politics

Climate chiefs admitted net zero plan based on insufficient data, lea…

  2024-03-11 (or before) in - web archive

  Tagged under: Net Zero | UK Politics | Committee on Climate Change UK

We must end the Net Zero delusion before it’s too late

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Telegraph

Enough of the pretence. The current path threatens our economy, society and democracy, and we urgently need a change of direction

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Net Zero | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation

Climate chief told staff to 'kill' negative net zero story with 'tech…

  2024-03-11 (or before) in Archive Today - web archive

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Committee on Climate Change UK

Climate chief told staff to ‘kill’ negative net zero story

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Telegraph

Chris Stark accused of obfuscation after being asked for clarity over claims of a mistake made by the Climate Change Committee

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Committee on Climate Change UK

Rishi Sunak’s report finds low-traffic neighbourhoods work and are popular

  2024-03-08 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Downing Street initially buried study, which Tories had hoped would strengthen arguments against traffic-reducing measures

  Tagged under: Transport | UK Politics | Rishi Sunak

Government confirms £1bn budget for clean power auction, but fears grow over offshore wind target

  2024-03-06 in Business Green

Experts warn next auction round likely to leave the UK badly off track to meet its target of 50GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2030

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Energy | UK Politics | Wind Power

'A damning indictment': Lord Deben intervenes in High Court legal challenge against government climate plans

  2024-02-21 in Business Green

Conservative peer and former chair of the Climate Change Committee submits witness statement in support of legal action accusing government of breaching Climate Change Act

  Tagged under: Litigation | UK Politics | Net Zero

Jeremy Hunt’s net zero target claims criticised by climate advisers

  2024-01-07 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee tells chancellor issuing new oil and gas licenses is ‘inconsistent’ with government’s temperature goals

  Tagged under: Legislation | UK Politics | UK | Oil Industry | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero

Labour accuses Sunak of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ over flood warnings

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

‘Significant’ impact of surface water and river flooding continues across England, as showers forecast for Friday

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | UK Politics | UK | Flooding | Rivers

UK government is not prepared for climate disasters, says spending watchdog

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Cabinet Office does not have strategy to ensure resilience to extreme weather, says National Audit Office

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change Adaption | UK Politics

'We need to get on with it': Government urged to boost UK infrastructure investment to deliver net zero

  2023-10-18 in Business Green

National Infrastructure Commission warns annual public and private infrastructure investment needs to rise by tens of billions of pounds to deliver on net zero and levelling up ambitions, saving households thousands of pounds a year in the process

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Net Zero | Electricity Grid

UK climate leadership left in tatters by Prime Minister’s speech - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-10-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward reviews key elements of Rishi Sunak’s 20th September net zero speech and the implications of the announced policy changes.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Rishi Sunak | UK Politics

Tory MPs Tout Carbon Capture at Chevron-Sponsored Event

  2023-10-04 by in DeSmog

MANCHESTER – Conservative MPs gave resounding backing to the fossil fuel industry this week at a conference event paid for by U.S. oil giant Chevron.  The panel “Can fossil fuel companies play a role in the energy transition?” was hosted on Tuesday in Manchester by Conservative think tank Bright Blue and Chevron. Chevron is headquartered […]

  Tagged under: Carbon Capture and Storage | UK Politics | Chevron

Environmental Audit Committee letter to Rishi Sunak

  2023-09-30 (or before) in UK Parliament Committees

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | UK Politics


  2023-03-30 (or before) in Tom Burke - Environmentalist

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power

Climate emergency declarations in 2,047 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens - Climate Emergency Declaration

  2021-12-04 in Climate Emergency Declaration - Call to declare a climate emergency

2,047 jurisdictions in 37 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 1 billion citizens. Over 61 million of these live in the United Kingdom. In Britain around 93 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 525 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 2,047 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Climate Emergency Declarations

The stark truth about UK government climate action: there is no one in charge

  2020-03-12 (or before) by in The Conversation

The Committee on Climate Change criticises slow progress, but has little to say about how to reconfigure government to make climate action a priority.

  Tagged under: Committee on Climate Change UK | UK Politics | UK | Climate Change

The class war election - Election Analysis

  2020-01-07 (or before) in UK Election Analysis 2019 - Election Analysis from CPMR at BU

Prof Des Freedman Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Goldsmiths University of London. Email: Twitter: @lazebnic Class war dominated this election. Of course, psephologists, academics, columnists, voters and non-voters will point to multiple reasons to explain the overwhelming Conservative majority: Brexit fatigue, Corbyn’s leadership, a bloated Labour manifesto, cultural realignment and media bias. […]

  Tagged under: UK Politics

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