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Ministers doing little to achieve 2050 emissions target, say top scientists

Experts call for sweeping policy changes and warn against Heathrow expansionExpanding Heathrow airport is unlikely to be compatible with the UK’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, leading scientists have said, adding that government policies are lacking in many other key areas from home insulation and transport to carbon capturing.Achieving the net zero goal will require sweeping policy changes, but scientists are concerned that little has so far been forthcoming from ministers. Continue reading...

Ditching HS2 ‘could mean years of weekend closures’ [Subscription]

Upgrading main railway lines in the north of England as an alternative to HS2 would be “unreasonably disruptive” to passengers and fail to deliver the same benefits.

Stansted Airport expansion scrapped after shock council decision

Stansted Airport’s long-awaited expansion was dramatically blocked after the district council overturned a previous decision to green-light the plans.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

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  • Ministers doing little to achieve 2050 emissions target, say top scientistsExperts call for sweeping policy changes and warn against Heathrow expansionExpanding Heathrow airport is unlikely to be compatible with the UK’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, leading scientists have said, adding that government policies are lacking in many other key areas from home insulation and transport to carbon capturing.Achieving the net zero goal will require sweeping policy changes, but scientists are concerned that little has so far been forthcoming from ministers. Continue reading...

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  • Work closes King's Cross stationRAIL travellers are being warned that work taking place at King's Cross station means there will be no services on Saturday and Sunday.

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  • HS2 progress report released Today (Jan 24) the latest update on the rail project High Speed Two was released by the National Audit Service. The report says The Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and government have widely miscalculated the task, leading to ambitious estimates being set for delivery dates and set...

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