Climate change: Zero carbon emission flights on the horizon thanks to hydrogen aircraft plans, UK government hopes

Zero carbon emission flights could be on the horizon thanks to new plans for a liquid hydrogen-powered plane, the government has said. A midsize aircraft is being designed to carry 279 passengers at the same speed and comfort as today’s airliners and it is hoped it could fly from London […]

What we are hearing is a signal to hurry up and get on with it! – Sky News

What Prince Charles is doing over these two weeks of COP26 is advising, warning and encouraging. He is also initiating actions in areas where is it hard to get started. The thing about any piece of innovation is that you have got to get it started. What he is able […]

The political signals being given at COP26 are really important – Sky News

I don’t think that it matters as much as some people might think that certain leaders are not physically present at COP26. The have very strong delegations here. Particularly these days, as people are very used to the idea of zoom, I don’t think it has the same significance as […]

Will anything meaningful actually come out of COP26? – Sky News

I do think that something concrete will come out of COP26. I think we’ve got quite a lot of momentum beginning to build now, but it’s not going to be enough to really tackle the problem, to get us where we need to be. I think there’s less risk than […]

Tom Burke – E3G – Who should pay for the green transition? – Sky News

In some sense, it is all of our responsibility to pay for the green transition, because it’s all of us who are creating the problem, but how we pay is very much a question of which policies the government choose for distributing those costs. If governments choose bad policies then […]

China to stop funding coal abroad and gas prices rise – Sky Daily Climate Show

This announcement by China, that it will no longer finance coal projects abroad, is certainly a very important development, even more so because it was a bit unexpected. I think is has helped to change the tone of the conversation ahead pf COP26. It was getting to be a bit […]

Trade deal between UK and Australia should uphold the Paris Agreement – Sky News

This trade deal with Australia is really putting a nasty stain on Britain’s otherwise legitimate claim to be a climate change leader. We have done more than most of the rest of the world to show that you can decarbonize your economy and still grow it. Here we are giving […]

New coal mine in Cumbria makes Boris Johnson look like a hypocrite – Sky News

We have a situation where the prime minister is asking people, as he is at the summit that Britain is hosting today of The Powering Past Coal Alliance, to do more to drive coal out of our economy. At the same time as he is opening a coal mine himself. […]

Can we have a rapid economic recovery and green investment? – Sky News

If what you want to do is to get your economy to recover really fast, what you have got do to is restore purchasing power. That is your top priory. That means putting people back into jobs right away. The quickest and best way to do that, is to improve […]

Are government targets to tackle climate change ambitious enough? – Sky News

I was actually rather disappointed that there weren’t more announcements this morning. It’s very good to be bringing forward getting rid of the vehicle internal combustion engine. But if we are going to ask the rest of the world to do more about climate change, we have got to meet […]