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UK Signs Net-Zero Emissions Requirement Into Law

June 28th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Two weeks after outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she was introducing legislation to enshrine into law a net zero emissions by 2050 target, the country's interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth has signed the target into law, making the UK the first major global economy to pass such a law. 

UK Prime Minister Backs Offshore Wind Industry In Wake Of Sector Deal

March 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The United Kingdom's embattled Prime Minister, Theresa May, promised on Friday  that "Brexit will not be a race to the bottom" for the country as she spoke at Danish energy giant Orsted's offshore wind factory in Grimsby, heralding the importance of offshore wind to the future of the country a day after her government had launched its long-awaited Offshore Wind Sector Deal. 

UK Businesses & Investors Urge PM To Raise Climate Ambitions

July 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of businesses and investors have written to UK Prime MInister Theresa May, urging her to raise the country's ambitions to tackle climate change and increase her leadership of the UK "towards a stronger, more prosperous, and more sustainable future for its people and the economy." 

UK Lobbied European Union To Weaken Climate Rules

May 31st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Leaked documents obtained by Greenpeace's Energydesk reveal that the UK Government lobbied the European Union to weaken its own energy regulations on the very same day that UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, the country's 'Brexit' out of the EU.

UK Renewable Energy Trade Bodies Lay Out Future Plans For Lawmakers

May 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

With the surprise UK general election only a few weeks away, the country's renewable energy trade organisations are rushing to add their voices to the mix, laying out renewable energy "manifestos" and "plans" and "visions" for the resulting UK government to implement upon victory

11 Organizations Urge UK Government Not To “Scale Down” Environmental Policies

April 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth have signed a joint letter to the UK Prime Minister warning the UK government against watering down its climate change and environmental policy commitments, following the release of photographed documents suggesting the Government would "scale down" environmental measures in an effort to smooth post-Brexit trade deals.

UK PM Calls Surprise Election, Puts Green Economy On Further Hold

April 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's shock announcement to call a General Election for June 8 in an attempt to solidify her grip on power amidst the turmoil of upcoming Brexit negotiations has only served to further hinder the country's green economy and policy moves, an unintended consequence which will create policy and investment uncertainty for months to come.

Boris Johnson Roasted In UK Parliament Question Time, Warns Against “Premature” Judgements Of Trump’s Climate Policy

November 23rd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

It was a particularly surprising turn of events when in July of this year, the new British Prime Minister Theresa May made former-London Mayor and Brexit-campaigner Boris Johnson her Foreign Secretary. Since then, America made Donald Trump its next President, so Boris Johnson's appointment seems a little less far-fetched now

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