‘Blue Hydrogen Cheerleader’: UK Government’s Choice of Hydrogen Champion Draws Criticism

UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

The UK government has been accused of appointing a “cheerleader for climate-wrecking blue hydrogen” as its hydrogen champion while claiming to support clean energy. Jane Toogood was named as the new “hydrogen champion” by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng in July and will liaise between industry and government to “accelerate hydrogen production” to help the country […]

Anti-Green Politicians Tipped for Top Roles in Truss Government

MPs with a history of casting doubt on climate science and opposing green policies are poised for cabinet positions under Tory leadership favourite Liz Truss, prompting fears over the UK’s climate ambitions. They include former Margaret Thatcher advisor, John Redwood, who has accused the BBC of “peddling climate alarmism” and Brexit Opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg, […]

Top European Airlines Have Spent £4bn on Russian Jet Fuel Since Crimea Invasion

Ukrainian activists have criticised aviation companies for buying billions of pounds worth of jet fuel from Russia since Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. Last year, British Airways owner IAG spent an estimated £13.4 million on Russian-sourced kerosene, according to a new analysis of Europe’s ten largest airline companies. IAG – which also owns Spanish […]

Murky World of Carbon Offsets Faces Greater Scrutiny

Proposals to boost transparency in the carbon offset market could shine a light on brokers who buy credits cheaply from Indigenous communities before selling them to companies at inflated prices.  The measures form part of a wide-ranging package drafted by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market, a governance body aiming to boost the […]

Climate ‘Leader’ Netflix Donated to Pro-Pipeline, Koch-Supported Think Tank

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in Netflix's 'Don't Look Up'

Netflix gives every impression of being one of the world’s most climate friendly corporations.  The streaming company responsible for the blockbuster climate movie “Don’t Look Up” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence plans to slash or offset all of its corporate greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, a goal known as net-zero. Netflix […]

Liz Truss Cites Economist Linked to Climate Deniers in Defence of Her Tax Cut Plan

Liz Truss

The current favourite to replace UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended her plans to slash taxes by citing an economist from a think-tank with ties to the country’s main climate science denial group. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss referenced a Daily Express article earlier today by Patrick Minford, a free-market economist who is best known […]

Aviation Tycoon Paid for Anti-Net Zero MP’s Tory Gala Ticket

A leading opponent of climate action in parliament accepted a £2,000 gift from a businessman in the aviation industry, highlighting concerns over the influence of high-carbon interests on British politics. Wycombe MP Steve Baker – who leads an anti-net zero grouping in parliament – attended the Conservative Party’s summer ball last month with a ticket […]

How Tory Leadership Hopefuls Stack Up on Climate Change

The sprint for a new prime minister marks the latest act in the UK’s political drama. All of the remaining contenders were elected in 2019 on the Conservatives’ manifesto pledge to “lead the global fight against climate change by delivering on our world-leading target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050”.   Yet several appear […]