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UK-EU Energy and Climate Cooperation: Why heightened engagement is imperative for Net Zero 15/05/2023
Why heightened engagement is imperative for Net Zero.
British consumers spent as much as £1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) more on electricity and goods last year after losing access to European Union internal energy markets.
Are we getting Brexit done? 05/01/2023
The UK has identified nearly 4,000 EU laws and regulations which we are now “free from”. What have we done with these newfound freedoms?
Brexit a bigger worry for firms than climate 24/04/2023
MORE than one-third of small businesses in Scotland say the long-term impact of Brexit is a more pressing concern than climate change.
Rachel Donald looks at how the Trade Minister’s justification for a zero-tariff trade deal with Malaysia only accelerates global deforestation.
‘Take back control’? With this Pacific trade deal, Brexit Britain has just signed it away 31/03/2023
Goodbye, food standards. Hello, corporate lobbyists. Why are we doing this, for no real economic benefit?
Europe delivered two groundbreaking initiatives last week to counter the global climate change crisis: a European Union climate deal, committing the EU to more than halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050; and the publication of a first-of-its-kind of regulation, the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy...
Keir Starmer may have solved Labour's Brexit conundrum | Andrew Marr | New Statesman [8 mins] 27/01/2023
Keir Starmer’s plans to bring the UK closer to the EU could solve Labour’s Brexit conundrum.
The UK is urging the European Union not to harm British companies as European leaders debate whether to match measures in the US Inflation Reduction Act with massive green subsidies of their own.
Joe Biden’s climate change plan isn’t a threat to the UK, it’s an opportunity.
Ursula von der Leyen pledges ‘unprecedented’ investments in clean technologies. / The EU is preparing to take on President Joe Biden’s showpiece legislation, which has turbocharged green investment in the US, by loosening restrictions on subsidies in Europe and accelerating permits for new projects.
Conservative MS raises concerns over delays with post-Brexit replacement grant for EU funding 18/01/2023
A Welsh Conservative has told the Senedd that the new UK subsidy control regime is taking so long to navigate that it’s having a detrimental impact on a business in his constituency.
79 organisations have joined together to write an open letter to the Prime Minister urging her to change the Government's trajectory on environmental deregulation, which is set to harm our people, planet and prosperity.
At risk are vital environmental and wildlife protections my colleagues and I worked tirelessly to establish in the European Parliament.
A Labour MP said Lord Frost, who was Britain's chief Brexit negotiator under Boris Johnson, had made clear the choice to voters at the next election after he joined the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
Manufacturing firms are appealing to ministers to match a European grant scheme that subsidised the cost of installing renewable energy. / Under the EU system companies were able to claim up to a third of the cost for installing solar panels, biomass boilers or double glazing.
One of the supposed ‘benefits’ of Brexit was the ‘bonfire of Brussels red-tape‘ which was promised by libertarian Brexiteers. Two weeks into the administration of Liz Truss, the new government announced that they were planning to revoke 570 environmental laws which, in order to continue environmental protections, were rolled over from EU law after Brexit.
The director general of the National Trust said that investment zones ‘represent a free-for-all for nature and heritage’.
Chances of a ‘green Brexit’ wash away 21/09/2022
Promises that exiting the EU would leave the UK better placed to protect the environment lie in tatters.
Government criticised over ‘indefensible’ proposal that could undermine climate efforts while yielding benefit of only £1.38m.
Rural voters say they’re being neglected by the government – and farmers are disgruntled too, warning that rising costs could lead to food shortages… and that post-Brexit trade deals will see them losing out to cheap imports.
Government condemned for trying ‘to rush it through’ – in echoes of Northern Ireland Protocol now being torn up. / MPs should block the Australia trade deal because the government has broken a promise to allow it to be scrutinised properly, a damning report says.
Ministers criticised for failing to fight for ‘ambitious’ commitments to cut CO2 emissions.
A backlash against Boris Johnson’s plan to cut Britain's carbon emissions is gaining prominent backers in the U.K. — and they're dusting off the playbook used by the Brexit campaign.
A small group of rightwing MPs are jangling Tory nerves and using questions about living costs to undermine climate action.