The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce fresh backing for electric vehicles, hydrogen, and nuclear power as part of a 10-point plan to put the country on course for net zero emissions by 2050. Mr Johnson is expected to unveil his strategy in the coming week, as he sets out his vision for transforming the UK into a low-carbon leader with thriving green industries. He is expected to commit to building a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk, and bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035 to 2030. Fresh support for hydrogen, which could provide a low-carbon replacement for fossil fuels in industries such as steel manufacturing, is also expected.
iNews 15th Nov 2020 read more »
Douglas Chapman SNP MP for Dunfermline and West Fife I’m supporting Green MP Caroline Lucas’s Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, which proposes “a ground-breaking path to reboot current climate and environmental legislation” in the UK, to realise real climate leadership and galvanise momentum ahead of Cop26 in Glasgow next November. The bill argues that the UK’s Climate Change Act of 2008 has been overtaken by the accelerating climate crisis and must raise its ambition and fast. The CEE Bill seeks to sit alongside this act to rectify its weaknesses, with scientists warning of looming ecological collapse if policy makers fail to take emergency action.
The National 16th Nov 2020 read more »