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Brexit Update

A Campaign Cabinet?

Since becoming Prime Minister on 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson has moved quickly to appoint his frontbench and advisers. His picks are enlightening and indicate the Prime Minister has a plan for the months ahead, which could result in a General Election.

Energy

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 28.06.2019

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, has urged the Government to consider alternative funding models for new nuclear. She joins EDF in lobbying for a ‘regulated asset base’ model, arguing that without it the UK will not be able to meet the Government’s new climate change targets. In a letter to Greg Clark, the business secretary, she also recommends that the Government to use this summer’s white paper to give ‘clarity on its vision’ to reach net zero.

Energy

Industry Needs to Embrace CCUS to Reach Net-Zero and Remain Competitive

On Thursday 2 May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report outlining how the UK can reach Net-zero emissions by 2050.[1]A key component of the plan is the widespread adoption of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), however, a lack of policy and financial backing calls into question the likelihood of this happening soon.

Energy

Gas Heating Under Threat

In the Spring Statement 2019[1], the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, announced that the UK is going to shift towards low-carbon heating.