Environment

The UK’s plan to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 will “secure” 440,000 green jobs and “unlock” £90 billion in private investment, according to ministers. With the start of Cop26 in Glasgow less than two weeks away, Boris Johnson finally published his long awaited plan to make the UK net zero in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – through expanding...

Factories face shut downs while govt proposes new £170 gas levy;...

Households and businesses are alarmed by reports that energy prices – already at record levels – could be set to rise even further through the government’s new “green” levy on gas. The new charge will add up to £170 per...

Shoppers warned there’s 10 days til ‘farmageddon’ as CO2 shortage hits food and drink...

UK shoppers have been warned to expect food shortages by the end of the week with some suppliers predicting “farmageddon” within 10 days. The shortage of HGV drivers and other...

No 10 plot to sideline Sturgeon at Cop26 in Glasgow; Tories at war over...

Downing Street has drawn up plans to try and isolate Scotland’s first minister during Cop26 in Glasgow amid fears Nicola Sturgeon will “steal the limelight” and exploit the event...

Johnson’s fury with Sunak highlights ‘disgraceful’ dysfunction inside Downing Street, says Labour

A furious Boris Johnson threatened to sack Rishi Sunak after a leaked letter from the chancellor calling for travel restrictions to be eased was leaked to the press. Labour have...

Britain braces for more floods; PM’s COP 26 spokeswoman suggests freezing leftover bread

The Met Office has warned of further thunderstorms and torrential downpours following weekend flooding after more than a month of rain fell in a few hours in London. A yellow thunderstorm and rain warning is...

World is on brink of disaster but G7 leaders fail to agree on end...

G7 leaders are set to fail on agreeing a timeline to end coal fired power stations having been been warned the world is on the brink of disaster and that their decisions are “the...

One million households fear losing their home as eviction ban ends

One million households in fear losing their homes as England’s eviction ban ended on Monday with warnings from Shelter that homelessness is set to rise “significantly”. The temporary ban on evictions in England ended on...

Britain records greenest ever energy;  XR launch direct action against banks

Britain recorded its “greenest ever” electricity system on Bank Holiday Monday when 80% of the nations power was generated by “zero-carbon power sources”. Wind made up 39% of the energy, solar 21% and nuclear 16%...

‘Humanity at tipping point’ warns Attenborough at UN Security Council session chaired by PM

Sir David Attenborough issued a stark warning to world leaders that humanity’s future is at a tipping point in an historic address to the UN Security Council. The nonagenarian broadcaster and environmentalist said “climate change...