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The month in energy: September 2023

27 September 2023

We’ve rounded up the most important news and insights from the energy world for September 2023. 

The reaction from scientists and green groups over the UK’s government's net zero U-turn 

Several energy experts have reacted badly to the Prime Minister’s changes in net-zero targets. 

Read the story on The Guardian. 

Mixed reaction from car makers over the decision to delay petrol ban 

The same measures have been met with a mixed reaction from the car industry (including Nissan which will exclusively produce electric cars from 2030). 

 Read the story on the BBC 

Wind and solar power could significantly exceed Britain’s energy needs 

Oxford University have found that wind and solar could provide close to ten times the current demand for electricity by 2050. 

Read the story on Oxford University’s website. 

Heat pumps and EVs still too expensive for the majority of Brits, survey finds  

Many of the UK still find the green technologies as prohibitively expensive. 

Read the story on edie. 

UK Government urged to create ‘local net zero charter’ 

Empowering more local communities and regional authorities to reach net zero is crucial to meet the 2050 target, according to a new report. 

Read the story on Energy Live News 

Bad Boy Running Podcast Ep 499 | Is the London Marathon sustainable? 

London Marathon Events’ Head of Sustainability, Kate Chapman, chats to the Bad Boy Running podcast about how sustainable the event is. 

Listen to the podcast. 

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