UK’s big energy firms accused of failing to tackle climate crisis

Shell, BP and Centrica have talked of backing EU emissions target but withheld support The UK’s largest energy companies have withheld support for a legally binding target to reduce the EU’s emissions to net zero by 2050, even while publicly backing th…

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UK firms will face ‘deliberate disruption’ to hit zero carbon goal

State ready to disrupt or phase out the most polluting business activities to meet 2050 targetUK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy, according to a re…

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Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show, industry having lagged behind other sectorsFaced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to…

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UK to be left with five coal power stations after latest closure

News comes as National Grid announces greenest winter for energy use after mild weatherThe UK’s race to increase renewable energy sources has intensified with the announcement of plans to close another coal-fired power station.The news on Thursday came…

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No 10 denies claim by chancellor that emissions target will cost UK £1tn

Philip Hammond said reaching net zero target would mean less money for schools and hospitalsDowning Street has shot down claims made by the chancellor, Philip Hammond, that tackling the climate crisis would cost £1tn and require spending cuts for schoo…

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Jaguar Land Rover teams up with BMW to produce electric cars

Partnership between UK and German firms created to lower costs for volume productionJaguar Land Rover is teaming up with BMW in a partnership designed to lower costs and try to get ahead in the race to produce electric cars for the mass market.The UK’s…

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A 99, sprinkles and no diesel: here come the electric ice-cream vans…

Battery equipment that can make 600 cones an hour being trialled as concerns over diesel pollution riseThe Mr Whippys of Britain have not had the best start to the year. Ice-cream vans have been facing mounting criticism after campaign groups and paren…

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Fiat Chrysler and Renault expected to announce tie-up talks

Renault board reportedly plans to go public with partnership after a meeting on Monday morningFiat Chrysler and Renault are expected to announce on Monday that they are in talks on a potential tie-up, in a move that could address some of the main weakn…

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BHP warns investors coal could be phased out ‘sooner than expected’

Mining giant loses its appetite for thermal coal and will turn instead to oil, copper and nickelBHP is looking to add more oil, copper and nickel resources to its portfolio, while souring on thermal coal because it thinks the fossil fuel will be phased…

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