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Insulating homes would help lower UK energy bills, ministers told

UK Green Building Council has laid out a three-point plan for the government to consider Insulating Britain’s draughty houses, overhauling the planning system, and preventing housebuilders from selling sub-standard homes would all cut people’s energy bills and help set the UK on track to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, green building experts are to

Sealing windfall tax loopholes could raise £22 billion

Should loopholes for tax incentives be removed from the UK government’s windfall tax could generate around £22 billion in additional revenue, research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) has found. The government’s investment allowance loophole is a highly controversial policy that enables oil and gas firms, those that are heavy carbon emitters, to secure around

Rough reopens boosting UK’s gas storage capacity by 50% ahead of winter

Centrica has officially reopened the Rough gas storage facility, increasing the UK’s storage capacity by 50%. It gained consent from the North Sea Transition Authority in August to reopen the site situated off the East Yorkshire coast. It subsequently undertook significant engineering upgrades over the summer, ahead of commissioning the site in the Autumn. The company has

World close to ‘irreversible’ climate breakdown, warn major studies

Key UN reports published in last two days warn urgent and collective action needed – as oil firms report astronomical profits The climate crisis has reached a “really bleak moment”, one of the world’s leading climate scientists has said, after a slew of major reports laid bare how close the planet is to catastrophe. Collective

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