Green economy

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‘Right direction’: Hull begins to turn towards green energy future
Budget offered little detail on UK response to climate crisis, but city will be key test of success on green economy and ‘levelling up’

Jasper Jolly in Hull and Georgina Quach

27, Oct, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Rishi Sunak ‘failing to spot growth benefits of greening the economy’
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves says UK could fall behind in global race to exploit opportunities from tackling climate crisis

Larry Elliott and Juliette Garside

25, Oct, 2021 @4:17 PM

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All hail the net zero strategy: a year late and lacking in both ambition and funding
The UK rushed out its climate plan just days before Cop26 – and it shows. The planet can’t afford further bluster and delay

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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CBI warns Rishi Sunak he risks undercutting future green economy
Trade body says higher taxes will discourage investment in high-wage green economy

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Split over surge in energy prices overshadows EU climate strategy
Viktor Orbán claims bloc’s approach is ‘utopian fantasy’ that will increase prices and ‘destroy the middle class’

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

21, Oct, 2021 @3:58 PM

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The UK’s net zero strategy still avoids what is needed to avert climate catastrophe | Rebecca Newsom
Although the government is now saying the right things, its actions are lagging behind, says Greenpeace’s Rebecca Newsom

Rebecca Newsom

20, Oct, 2021 @5:38 PM

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UK Covid: Sajid Javid warns country could hit 100,000 cases per day and urges people to get jabs – as it happened
Health secretary says ‘pandemic is not over’ but confirms UK will not implement its ‘plan B’ measures just now

Kevin Rawlinson and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

20, Oct, 2021 @5:26 PM

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MPs urge pension schemes to cushion economic effects of UK’s net zero plan
Cross-party group says regions could be devastated by a rapid switch to low-carbon technologies

Phillip Inman

20, Oct, 2021 @7:52 AM

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Fuel duty losses in green transition may mean new taxes, Treasury warns
Department says falling income from levies that brought in £37bn last year could cause ‘significant and permanent fiscal pressure’

Phillip Inman and Graeme Wearden

19, Oct, 2021 @6:23 PM

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UK’s net zero plan falls short on ambition and funding, say critics
Government says strategy would create 440,000 jobs, but Treasury warns taxes may need to rise to fund changes

Fiona Harvey and Jessica Elgot

19, Oct, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Two north of England sites selected for multibillion-pound carbon capture plan
East Coast Cluster and HyNet North West chosen for scheme aimed at cutting 20-30m tonnes of CO2 a year

Jillian Ambrose

19, Oct, 2021 @5:12 PM

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England’s wind energy potential remains untapped
Despite overwhelming support for onshore windfarms, planning rules mean it is possible for only one person to prevent development

Paul Brown

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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