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eu council president donald tusk and commission president jean-claude juncker at a meeting of the council in 2017

EU should not raise 2030 climate target, says Juncker

Like all Paris Agreement signatories, the EU has committed to review its climate plan by the end of 2020. The 2030 target is the central pillar of the EU’s commitment. UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on leaders to update their pledges a year ahead of time and bring them to a summit he has organised for 23 September.

onshore wind is now cheap form but there are few new projects

What will it take for the UK to reach net zero emissions

The net zero carbon target will require sweeping changes to almost every aspect of British life, affecting our homes, food and the way we get around, as well as jobs and businesses across the board. Ministers hope there will be health benefits and improvements to the natural environment along the way, as well as helping to stave off the global climate emergency.

public concern over the crisis is at record levels

Young people to advise UK on hitting net zero emissions by 2050

The commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions was described as “historic” by leading figures. But the UK is not yet on track to meet its 2025 and 2030 goals, so a huge transformation of energy, transport and buildings is urgently required.

electric arc furnaces are much more energy efficient than blast furnaces

Recycling steel could give lifeline to the industry, report says

Two-thirds of the steel currently used is made from primary production, and most of the remainder comes from off-cuts of the steel-making process, rather than recycled goods. The UK does not currently use all the scrap steel produced in the country, but global stocks of recyclable steel are expected to rise sharply in the coming decades.

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