Tag : net zero carbon
The Welsh government will introduce stricter targets for reducing national carbon emissions to at least 95 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is leading a new consultation to create guidance for the commercial real estate sector on ensuring a more holistic understanding of carbon emissions throughout their whole value chain.
The UK’s commitment to eliminate carbon emissions entirely by 2050 has been passed into law today.
Theresa May will use one of her last acts as acting prime minister to commit the UK to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 amidst growing industry pressure for stricter climate change targets.
Government must take drastic and decisive decisions over the future of the gas grid by the middle of the next decade to help address a range of concerns over the viability of its zero-carbon heating aims.
A range of high-profile government commitments to both ban fossil fuel heating in any new homes constructed after 2025 and eliminate UK carbon emissions by 2050 poses serious questions over the role gas heating can continue to play in homes around the country.
It will be both technically and economically feasible to curb energy use in new buildings by 50 per cent of current levels by 2030 in line with government ambitions, new industry findings have concluded.
OFTEC has published new research on liquid biofuels that it argues highlights their potential as a lower cost solution to reduce carbon emissions from homes heated by oil.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded greater powers for city authorities to set stricter carbon standards for its buildings as part of calls for stronger government intervention on climate change.
The UK’s Building Regulations and broader environmental policies are currently insufficient to viably eliminate national carbon emissions by 2050 and must therefore be amended, a range of industry bodies have warned.