net zero

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…

Meet Extinction Rebellion's latest offshoot

14 September 2021 8:26 am

What have environmentalists got against commuters? Not for the first time a group of bedraggled climate nuts have taken their…

In defence of net zero: yes, we can afford it

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Ending emissions will cost less than tackling Covid

Revealed: the BBC guide for covering climate change

10 August 2021 7:48 am

Climate change is once again dominating the news agenda. A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that even if…

Rishi Sunak and the coming Tory battle over climate change

18 June 2021 9:49 am

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, isn’t normally given to waffle, which makes his maiden appearance on GB News all the more…

Why are the Greens so opposed to the hydrogen economy?

20 May 2021 6:50 pm

As the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow approaches, it is only to be expected that charities, lobbyists, special interest groups…

Can Boris Johnson's green makeover woo red wall voters?

23 April 2021 12:15 am

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference due to be held in Glasgow, isn’t until November, but work is already…

Beijing is quietly challenging Brussels

21 April 2021 9:00 pm

The new agreement between China and the US on climate change, announced this week, contained the usual worthy overtures. Both…

Who's cashing in on the 'climate emergency'?

9 March 2021 6:00 pm

‘The climate transition presents a historic investment opportunity,’ says BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. ‘What the financiers, the big banks, the…

Britain’s battle to prevent ‘green protectionism’

20 February 2021 3:45 am

The UK’s commitment to get to net zero by 2050 is going to require some difficult political choices. But it…

The fatal flaw in Boris’s ten point carbon plan

18 November 2020 11:29 pm

There is nothing wrong with the general direction of policy contained within the government’s ten point plan to cut carbon…

Boris's eco-optimism will get the better of him

18 November 2020 11:18 pm

Vote blue for green jobs in the red wall. That’s the message we’re supposed to take from Boris Johnson’s ten…

Boris set to unveil 'Ten Point Plan' for a green industrial revolution

16 November 2020 9:30 am

Boris Johnson wants to use this week to relaunch his leadership after a torrid few days in his top team.…

It’s time for an honest debate about the cost of net zero

25 February 2020 4:55 am

When the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) launched its report on the feasibility of entirely decarbonising the UK economy, we…

Letters: Britain can be zero carbon – but only by becoming poorer

15 February 2020 9:00 am

A green and poor land? Sir: Your editorial (8 February) is a timely warning about what the government’s headlong drive…

Boris must have the courage to spell out the true cost of ‘net zero’

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

After being sacked as the chairman of the COP26, the UN climate conference which is to take place in Glasgow…