13 Jun 2024
Ysabelle Swan

Podcast: General election, net zero and climate policy with Simon Evans

With a general election on the horizon, the UK faces significant potential shifts in its policy approach to achieving net zero targets and the build out of renewable energy and battery storage. The topic of net zero has become a key issue among political parties. Today, we explore the climate strategies of leading parties and how a change in government could affect the UK’s net-zero strategies.

From the proposed 'Great British Energy' initiative to North Sea oil and gas licenses and the impact of global events like Russia's invasion of Ukraine on energy policy, this episode looks at the challenges and opportunities for the UK in achieving net-zero emissions.

Quentin is joined by Simon Evans, Deputy Editor and Senior Policy Editor at Carbon Brief, over the course of the conversation, they discuss:

  • The role of media and journalism on net zero in a political climate.
  • How the UK is progressing towards its net zero targets - taking a look at the successes and challenges across various key sectors.
  • What a Labour or Conservative victory could mean for climate policy and targets.
  • Insight into the public sentiment currently surrounding climate action.
  • The UK’s stance on international tariffs on clean technology and the impact this could have.

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About our guest

Carbon Brief covers climate science, energy and policy, specialising in clear, data-driven articles to improve the understanding of climate change. Providing reporting, analysis and fact checking related to climate science and energy policy. To read more from Carbon Brief, or to learn more about what they do, head over to the website.

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