net zero

Home insulation is the latest net zero farce

30 May 2024 11:49 pm

Zoe Godrich of Swansea might best be described as collateral damage in Britain’s glorious march towards net zero. Three years…

‘The zealots are turning people off’: Claire Coutinho on net zero and her bond with Rishi Sunak

30 September 2023 9:00 am

The new Energy Secretary on net zero and her bond with the PM

Rishi Sunak is right to reconsider his green pledges

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The old carmakers were slow to realise the potential of electric cars and didn’t innovate. So Elon Musk, an internet…

Sunak’s new strategy: hard truths

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The last time Tory activists and MPs gathered for their annual party conference, it didn’t end well. Liz Truss had…

Net Zero is condemning more Brits to energy poverty

28 August 2023 7:58 pm

Here’s another great idea from the net zero establishment: only heat your home when it is warm and sunny outdoors.…

Letters: Britain’s net-zero ambition problem

27 May 2023 9:00 am

Zero ambition Sir: How extraordinary that Ross Clark (‘Carbon fixation’, 20 May) can look at the cut-throat competition to capture…

Europe is turning against net zero

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Europe’s net-zero backlash

Can Britain become the Saudi Arabia of carbon capture?

1 May 2023 12:09 am

Boris Johnson wanted to make Britain ‘the Saudi Arabia of wind’. But Grant Shapps is keen to send Britain’s green…

The true meaning of 'emergency'

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Much attention has been paid to how Vladimir Putin has learnt from western weakness over his earlier invasions, including into…

Has Macron shot France's energy industry in the foot?

21 January 2022 4:15 am

Gas prices are soaring. Europe could be about to witness electricity shortages. Power companies are collapsing by the day, and,…

The cynical brilliance of Boris Johnson's green conversion

12 November 2021 12:18 am

Does Boris Johnson really believe, as he told COP26 a few days ago, we’re at ‘one minute to midnight’ on…

Net zero is a disastrous solution to a nonexistent problem

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Net zero is a disastrous solution to a nonexistent problem

The urgent case for net zero

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The urgent case for net zero

The flaw in Britain’s net-zero plan

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The COP26 summit is unlikely to be an outright flop. There has been no shortage of drama, with speakers seeming…

Where is the climate plan B?

4 November 2021 1:36 am

The COP26 summit is unlikely to be an outright flop. There has been no shortage of drama, with speakersseeming to…

India is going to keep polluting. They can thank China

4 November 2021 12:00 am

Mumbai India is the last major global polluter to set a date to go carbon neutral. In a surprise announcement…

Join: The Spectator's online COP26 summit

26 October 2021 3:15 am

The two-week COP26 climate change summit starts this weekend, with 100,000 expected on a protest march in Glasgow. And tomorrow, we…

Boris Johnson should trust the market to solve climate change

24 October 2021 12:10 pm

In a 368-page document published this week, the government announced its strategy to cut emissions to net zero by 2050…

The government’s net zero strategy doesn’t add up

23 October 2021 9:00 am

The commitment to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 is the most expensive government proposal in modern history. Yet it…

Portrait of the week

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Home Sir David Amess, aged 69, the Conservative MP for Southend West, was stabbed to death while taking a constituency…

The void at the centre of Britain's net zero strategy

22 October 2021 9:45 am

Boris Johnson wants to turn your house green. This week, he published the plan for doing it. In fact, the…

The media has a climate change blind spot

22 October 2021 5:26 am

Are you someone who is delighted by the government’s eye-wateringly expensive commitment to deliver ‘net zero’ by 2035, or are…

How serious is the government about Net Zero?

19 October 2021 11:17 pm

The green agenda is leading the news today with Boris Johnson on a PR mission to sell his environmental plans…

It's no wonder young people have 'eco-anxiety'

8 October 2021 9:29 am

Is it any wonder that children and young adults are going down with ‘eco-anxiety’ , as claimed in an opinion…

Red Wall Tories hit out at cost of net zero

5 October 2021 6:43 am

One of the government’s flagship priorities this parliament has been its pledge for Britain to reach ‘net zero’ carbon emissions…