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Coal power plant emissions
Policy & Regulation, UK
November 8, 2023

Ecocide law consultation launched in Scotland

A member of the Scottish parliament is proposing a new criminal law that could see environmental polluters jailed for up to 20 years
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Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister
Policy & Regulation, UK
November 3, 2023

UK pursues ‘pragmatic’ approach to net zero despite calls for greater ambition

The UK government says it will approach net zero with ‘pragmatism not ideology’, much to the consternation of environmentalists, industry and investors
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Electricity grid pylon
Policy & Regulation, UK
October 24, 2023

UK green industry laments lack of 'tangible' policy to expand the grid

Political leaders are promising big investments in the grid to support the expansion of renewable energy ahead of next year's election
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Thermal power station emissions
Policy & Regulation, UK
October 23, 2023

UK government seeks industry views on ISSB Scope 3 standards

The government has issued a call for evidence on Scope 3 emissions reporting as it weighs up whether to endorse the International Sustainability Standards Board’s...
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UK
October 19, 2023

UK government taskforce pushes pension schemes to consider social factors

The UK government’s Taskforce on Social Factors is consulting over guidelines for pension funds to consider ESG factors when making investments
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Tropical rainforest
EU, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
October 17, 2023

Explainer: Improving standards in the voluntary carbon market

US and European policymakers are proposing tougher rules over the use of carbon credits, while industry bodies continue their work to raise standards in the...
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Sarah Cardell, chief executive of the CMA
Policy & Regulation, UK
October 17, 2023

UK’s competition watchdog: fines unlikely for companies that meet new green guidance

The CMA has published guidance explaining how businesses can work together to promote environmental sustainability without falling foul of the law
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Gas boiler controls
UK
October 16, 2023

UK industry hopes customers will adopt clean tech despite government’s lack of ‘long-term vision’

European clean energy industry figures are disappointed by the UK’s scaling back of net zero policies on electric vehicles, heat pumps and efficient insulation, but remain confident that consumer adoption...
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Transition Plan Taskforce logo
Policy & Regulation, UK
October 9, 2023

UK releases transition plan disclosure framework

Voluntary carbon market bodies back the UK Transition Plan Taskforce’s framework, including guidelines for the use of carbon credits
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Labour party logo
Interviews, Policy & Regulation, UK
October 5, 2023

Investor data shows support for stronger green policy, says head of UK Labour’s climate forum

Paul McNamee tells Sustainable Views why he believes the Labour party can lead a green industrial revolution in the UK
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Policy & Regulation, UK
October 5, 2023

UK government under fire from IPPR for lack of a green strategy

The Institute for Public Policy Research has accused the government of missing out on 'the economic opportunity of the 21st century' by failing to harness the financial benefits of the...
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