UK Emissions

Could Clean Energy Be Brexit Britain's Get Out Of Jail Free Card?

Malcolm Brinded | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK
Malcolm Brinded

Now is the time to plant the seeds from which the UK can develop substantial domestic supply chains and become one of the world's leading exporters of clean energy skills, services and products, helping to improve access to energy in developing nations and building the global low carbon energy system demanded by the Paris Agreement.

Air Quality Plan Brings Uncertainty For Road Users

Richard Gane | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Gane

The Government's much-anticipated air quality plan was heavily criticised last week by campaigners who had hoped it would do more to tackle worsening ...

With Diesel Usage Forecast To Continue To Grow For The Next 25 Years, Are We Focusing Enough On The Elephant In The Parking Lot?

Toby Peters | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

After many false starts, electric car sales are finally pulling out into the fast lane. The global fleet doubled to 1.3 million last year, battery costs are falling, and mainstream manufacturers now scrambling to introduce new models. This good news comes not a moment too soon.

The US And China Just Took An Astronomical Leap Forward On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK

The US and China have ratified the world’s first comprehensive climate deal, in a hugely significant move hailed by campaigners, who urged the UK to...

VW Emissions Affair: UK Drivers are being left in the dark due to mixed messages from Ministers

Richard Burden | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

The UK Government must come clean on what they knew and move quicker to end uncertainty for drivers.

CSR Is Dead - Long Live Responsible Business

Stephen Howard | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK
Stephen Howard

The Volkswagen emissions scandal is a poignant reminder of the fragile nature of trust and reputation for organisations and reinforces the importance of being a responsible business.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

John Watson | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
John Watson

"German Manufacturers Break Rules." What a great headline. Has Germany finally moved on in evolutionary terms? Have the laws of Darwin finally made i...

Volkswagen Fiasco Underscores Need for Auto Industry Transformation

Jo Simmons | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

There has always been something Churchillian about VW's logo, it looks more like a gesture of contempt rather than a shiny badge of honour, making it easy to lack sympathy for a company whose emissions have come home to roost...

VW Scandal Has Cost Company Its Most Important Asset - Its Honest Reputation

Vic Davies | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK
Vic Davies

There is a savage irony for the advertising industry in the crash of the VW brand. Of all car manufacturer brands VW was the one with the greatest advertising legacy, dating back to the now iconic ads produced by the DDB advertising agency, under the leadership of the legendary Bill Bernbach.

New Infrastructure Bill Puts UK Climate Ambition at Risk

Kyla Mandel | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

The UK's climate change ambition will be in serious jeopardy once the Infrastructure Bill is passed into law. If that's not worrying enough, barely anyone seems to be taking notice.

A Global Deal Isn't the Only Way to Fight Climate Change

Jane Burston | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Jane Burston

The global climate change negotiations are coming to a close in Lima, Peru, and we have edged ever so slightly closer to a climate deal. In the coming days, commentators will (as usual) be divided over whether it was a success, whether negotiators did enough to prepare the ground for the next conference...

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

Humans May Not Be To Blame For Climate Change, Says Tory MP Tim Yeo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

The Tory MP in charge of overseeing the government's climate change policies has suggested humans may not be the cause of global warming. Tim Yeo s...

Beyond the Car - The Future of UK Urban Mobility

Adam Stones | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Adam Stones

The majority of car journeys are made by just one passenger; a hugely inefficient way to get around. It is expected that the future of (powered) urban transport will be in much smaller personal vehicles, and will encourage the use of more semi-autonomous transport systems.

ETS: Putting a Price on an Invaluable Commodity

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

To understand why the EU is putting a price on polluting emissions through the Emission Trading System (ETS), you first have to understand what economists call negative externalities, that is when you reap benefits individually, but pay the price collectively.

Much More Than a Debate on Natural Gas

Intelligence Squared | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Intelligence Squared

The current debate on the future role of gas is much more than just that. It may signal the beginning of the end of the current UK policy strategy on energy and climate change.

Carbon Price Floor: What We Knew in Budget 2011 Will be Confirmed in Budget 2012

Ben Caldecott | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Caldecott

The UK government has correctly spotted an important problem: investors in clean power need more certainty than current policy provides.