Fuel retailers in Sweden are now required to display eco-labels at pumps in what is thought to be the first initiative of its kind in the world. From today, it will be compulsory for dispensers of fluid and gas transportation fuels to be labelled with its climate intensity, renewable share and origin. Retailers will also be required to display the information at electric vehicle charging points and on their websites. Campaigners said the Scandinavian country was the first in the world to mandate such an initiative after a nearly decade-long push to introduce them. The eco-labels – overseen by the Swedish energy agency, which will also monitor their impact – show a colour-coded rating of climate intensity, the percentages of renewable raw materials and fossil raw materials, and weblinks for further information.
Guardian 1st Oct 2021 read more »
Boris Johnson has been accused of the “height of hypocrisy” over the government’s plan to defend drilling for oil in Surrey in the month he will be hosting the Cop26 climate conference. A case in the Court of Appeal is threatening to overshadow the prime minister’s attempts in Glasgow next month to convince world leaders to sign up to more ambitious targets to reduce their fossil fuel emissions. Days after the conference concludes, the government will defend a decision by Surrey council to grant planning permission for six oil wells in the green belt.
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