Call for more air quality information to help change behaviour

Almost 90% of people in a UK survey on air quality said the public does not enough information on air pollution – with more than 80% saying a greater awareness would make them try to minimise their negative impact. Almost three quarters of the 4,063 respondents to a survey conducted by energy supplier E.ON wanted […]

UK’s net-zero target under threat through lack of green laws, new report warns as Johnson unveils new 10-point plan

A lack of legislative requirements on key sectors and infrastructure are putting the UK’s net-zero target at risk, a green thinktank has warned, highlighting an £11.4bn investment shortfall in reaching net-zero across transport, buildings, circular economy and natural infrastructure. The Green Alliance argues that a net-zero aligned approach to infrastructure would help the nation deliver […]

All UK domestic electricity to be wind-powered within 10 years, PM pledges

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans for every home in the UK to be powered with electricity from offshore wind farms within a decade. Addressing the Conservative Party’s virtual conference, he unveiled a £160m fund for the wind energy sector. He announced that the Government has increased its 2030 target for installed offshore […]

Climate change: positive steps to celebrate

Once again as Brexit continues to dominate airtime, column inches and many a social media post, it can be hard to find glimmers of any positive moves being made to tackle the country – and world’s – even more pressing emergency: climate change. Yet buried deep in the weeds of daily news coverage this week […]

UK Clean Air Strategy launched

The UK Government has unveiled its Clean Air Strategy to how it will tackle all sources of air pollution. Exposure to the pollution still present in our atmosphere is one the UK’s biggest public health challenges, shortening lifespans and damaging quality of life for many people. It also harms the natural environment. Clean air is […]

Lower parking rates for electric vehicle drivers

London’s first ‘environmentally-friendly’ parking tariff is being introduced with discounted rates offered to drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles as an incentive to boost sustainable travel in the capital. The City of London Corporation is launching its scheme on Monday (Aug 20th) for on-street parking within the Square Mile commercial and financial district. Drivers will […]

Energy manifesto review

Syntegra energy sector manifesto review Energy costs and regulation plus attitudes to climate change and renewables feature in all the main political party manifestos for this week’s election. Here we offer Syntegra’s unbiased review of some of the key themes relating to this policy area plus a selection of comments from the Parties around their […]