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COP26 Update: 100 Day Countdown

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. With the 100 day countdown to the climate conference looming, the Government has published a series of strategies and consultations on delivering net zero.  

Energy

COP26 Update: Key Transport Decarbonisaton Plan published

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments cover the COP26 Programme, the publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, along with the ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios.

Energy

COP26 Update: Government confirms coal to be phased out by October 2024

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments cover the UK’s phase out of coal, the ‘greening’ of the UK’s financial sector, as well as two new Select Committee inquiries on the delivery of net zero.

Energy

COP26 Update: Renewed Atlantic Charter & Climate Cooperation Commitments

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments cover the renewed UK/US cooperation on tackling climate change, the creation of a new Green Advisory Group to progress the UK’s Green Taxonomy and the new Office for Environmental Protection.

Brevia

6 May 2021 UK elections : analysis and implications

Yesterday, the final Police and Crime Commissioner ballot results from the 6 May 2021 elections were announced. This brought to a conclusion the process started last week to elect 145 English local councils, 13 English mayors and 39 police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. As well as the Welsh Parliament (60 seats), London Assembly (25 seats) and, crucially, the Scottish Parliament (129 seats) and the Hartlepool Westminster by-election. These results will have significant implications for all the major political parties in the UK. This will undoubtedly impact the lobbying strategies of companies seeking to influence the direction of policy in our country.

Energy

Break up and move on?

The momentum behind COP26 has created an apparently benign climate for low carbon investment in the UK, however that could all change at next week’s Scottish Parliament election. The 2021 Scottish Parliament elections will be the latest in a series of public ballots, since 2014’s Scottish Referendum, where the future of the United Kingdom is at stake. Due to Brexit and COVID19 it has perhaps been understated how important the Scottish election will be. However, depending upon its result, we could see British politics dominated by the issue of Scottish independence in the same way it was dominated by Brexit in recent years. Businesses whose investments depend on policy decisions yet to come must be mindful of this. As the question of Scottish Independence may leave politicians and officials will little time to consider anything else.

Energy

COP26 Update: New Climate Ambitions & International Cooperation

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments focus on the recent Climate Summit, Earth Day, the launch of the Global Power System Consortium, and the Climate Pledge.

Energy

Policy costs on energy bills – an argument that cannot be ignored by industry

As the year of COP26 2021 should be a positive one in the fight against international climate change, presenting innovative providers of low carbon solutions new opportunities for growth. However, on the horizon there are signs that the weather could be changing. Businesses and investors need to be on the lookout for possible changes to current consensus on tackling climate change. Moreover, they should be thinking about steps they can take to sure up support with both policymakers and the public.

Energy

COP26 Update: Net Zero documents, COP26 letter and green hydrogen

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments include the COP President’s letter on hopes and expectations for the Conference, updates on the timeline for the Net Zero Strategy and Net Zero Spending Review, as well as the developments for green hydrogen in the UK. 

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