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  • Climate change: UK taxpayer funds will no longer be used …

    Climate change: UK taxpayer funds will no longer be used …

    The UK government will end foreign funding for oil and gas projects it announced on Saturday as it works to become a global leader on climate change. This means that UK taxpayer funds will no longer be used to support overseas fossil fuel projects.

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  • Renewable power sources in UK outstrips fossil fuels in …

    Renewable power sources in UK outstrips fossil fuels in …

    Data released by National Grid shows a combination of wind farms, solar and nuclear energy, alongside energy imported by subsea interconnectors delivered 48.5% of Britains electricity in 2019 compared to 43% generated by fossil fuels. The remaining 8.5% was

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  • UK Government climate targets branded ''laughable'' as UK …

    UK Government climate targets branded ''laughable'' as UK …

    UK Export Finance has a history of lending overwhelmingly to fossil fuels, flying in the face of Government rhetoric on the UK becoming a climate change leader. Research conducted by the Overseas Development Institute, CAFOD and others shows that in the last measurable period, 99.4% of all energy support provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) went to fossil fuels.

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  • UK''s Polluting Foreign Investments Criticised as BP and …

    UK''s Polluting Foreign Investments Criticised as BP and …

    The UK is facing intensifying criticism over its continued funding of overseas fossil fuel projects. At the latest hearing of the government''s enquiry into the UK ''s export credit agency (UKEF), experts told MP s that the UK was missing out on an opportunity to push for more international action on climate change by continuing to support dirty energy projects overseas.

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  • US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, mirroring EU – …

    US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, mirroring EU – …

    US President Joe Biden has pledged to end public funding of ''carbon-intensive'' fossil fuel projects overseas, bringing America in line with EU plans. However, the wording may leave ...

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  • UK to use finance meant for green energy to support …

    UK to use finance meant for green energy to support …

    The government''s plan to support Argentina''s shale industry comes after an investigation revealed an eleven-fold increase in support for fossil fuels over the past year to almost £2bn. The plans are strongly opposed by MPs on the environmental audit committee, which branded the UK''s foreign fossil fuel investments as the "elephant in the room" undermining the UK''s climate leadership.

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  • US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, threatens …

    US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, threatens …

     · Joe Biden''s administration is working to end funding for "carbon-intensive" fossil fuel projects overseas, potentially cancelling billions of dollars in support for oil and gas projects around the world. In one in a series of executive orders aimed at tackling the climate ...

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  • UK to use finance meant for green energy to support …

    UK to use finance meant for green energy to support …

    The government''s plan to support Argentina''s shale industry comes after an investigation revealed an eleven-fold increase in support for fossil fuels over the past year to almost £2bn. The plans are strongly opposed by MPs on the environmental audit committee, which branded the UK''s foreign fossil fuel investments as the "elephant in the room" undermining the UK''s climate leadership.

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  • (PDF) Government support to airlines in the aftermath of …

    (PDF) Government support to airlines in the aftermath of …

    Financial Support and Domestic-International Passenger Demand/Revenue GapBubble size = Aid Per Ticket Revenue of 2019 (%). Source: Authors, based on …

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  • Fossil fuels given £2.5 billion by UK overseas

    Fossil fuels given £2.5 billion by UK overseas

    The committee''s chairwoman Mary Creagh said: "Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 will mean ending our addiction to dirty fossil fuels. "The Government claims that the UK is a world leader on tackling climate change, but behind the scenes the UK''s export finance schemes are handing out billions of pounds of taxpayers money to develop fossil fuel projects in poorer countries.

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  • Decarbonising aid: why the UK must end its overseas …

    Decarbonising aid: why the UK must end its overseas …

    In this briefing, we have provided an analysis of the UK''s overseas fossil fuel investments via CDC and other channels. Our analysis shows that: The UK has given £3.9 billion to fossil fuel infrastructre overseas since the Paris Agreement was signed. £568 million of this was invested using the international development budget.

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  • Beyond the Debate: The role of government in renewable …

    Beyond the Debate: The role of government in renewable …

    Last year, the world invested more money in renewable energy than ever before, at over $257 billion [1]. There is no question that renewable energy projects need finance to develop and commercialize. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), $37 trillion of investment will be needed in the world''s energy supply system over 2012-2035, of which a growing component will be in ...

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  • Why is the UK Government''s Financial Support for Fossil …

    Why is the UK Government''s Financial Support for Fossil …

    Globally, the International Energy Agency found that consumption subsidies for renewable energy in 2011 were $88 billion (£56 billion), about one-sixth of the equivalent help for fossil fuels ...

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  • The Government''s financial support for fossil fuel companies is …

    The Government''s financial support for fossil fuel companies is …

    keep its G20 pledge on fossil fuels. Yet bizarrely, political and media attention is focused on Government support for alternative sources of energy that would reduce the UK''s dependence on oil, coal and gas. In the UK, renewables, including hydro, are expected

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  • UK government to end investment in overseas fossil fuel …

    UK government to end investment in overseas fossil fuel …

    A consultation on the UK''s government''s pledge to end support for fossil fuel projects overseas will be launched at the conference. It is expected to conclude by 8 February.

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  • UK government to end investment in overseas fossil fuel …

    UK government to end investment in overseas fossil fuel …

    A consultation on the UK''s government''s pledge to end support for fossil fuel projects overseas will be launched at the conference. It is expected to conclude by 8 February.

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  • UK defends foreign aid for fossil fuels

    UK defends foreign aid for fossil fuels

    "The UK has committed as part of the Paris Agreement to take action against climate change, and one of the most important things a state can do is to remove subsidies from fossil fuels," Markova ...

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  • CDC: Fossil Fuels: 21 Dec 2020: Hansard Written Answers

    CDC: Fossil Fuels: 21 Dec 2020: Hansard Written Answers

    Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered 21st December 2020 The Prime Minister announced at the Climate Ambition Summit on 12 December that the Government will no longer provide any new direct financial or promotional support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas, with very limited exemptions. . Following the announcement, CDC published its updated fossil ...

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  • Decarbonising aid: why the UK must end its overseas …

    Decarbonising aid: why the UK must end its overseas …

    In this briefing, we have provided an analysis of the UK''s overseas fossil fuel investments via CDC and other channels. Our analysis shows that: The UK has given £3.9 billion to fossil fuel infrastructre overseas since the Paris Agreement was signed. £568 million of this was invested using the international development budget.

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  • UK fails to change course on fossil fuels | CAFOD

    UK fails to change course on fossil fuels | CAFOD

     · UK support for fossil fuels overseas. The UK government provided support for energy in developing countries with a total value of £7.8 bn from 2010 to 2017. Of that 60 per cent – or £4.6bn – went to outdated fossil fuels, which are a major contributor to climate change.

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  • UK Government climate targets branded ''laughable'' as UK …

    UK Government climate targets branded ''laughable'' as UK …

    UK Export Finance has a history of lending overwhelmingly to fossil fuels, flying in the face of Government rhetoric on the UK becoming a climate change leader. Research conducted by the Overseas Development Institute, CAFOD and others shows that in the last measurable period, 99.4% of all energy support provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) went to fossil fuels.

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  • The Government''s financial support for fossil fuel …

    The Government''s financial support for fossil fuel …

    The Government''s financial support for fossil fuel companies is being overlooked. Bob Ward explores the subsidies currently doled out by the government to fossil fuel companies and asks why it has not attracted the same degree of criticism as subsidies for the renewable energy industry.

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  • UK considers ending financial support for fossil fuels …

    UK considers ending financial support for fossil fuels …

     · The UK government is considering steps to end its ongoing financial support for fossil fuels overseas after using £3.5bn of public funds to support polluting projects since signing the Paris ...

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  • UK considers ending financial support for fossil fuels overseas

    UK considers ending financial support for fossil fuels overseas

    The UK government is considering steps to end its ongoing financial support for fossil fuels overseas after using £3.5bn of public funds to support polluting projects since signing the Paris climate agreement. Senior civil servants are understood to be planning a new ...

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  • UK development agency''s climate change plan ''not fit for …

    UK development agency''s climate change plan ''not fit for …

    England''s Catholic overseas development agency is calling on the UK government to stop funding fossil fuels with its development finance institution. On July 2, the CDC launched a new climate ...

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  • US, UK and EU leadership pressures Canada to end fossil …

    US, UK and EU leadership pressures Canada to end fossil …

     · Other public financial institutions, like the World Bank Group, the European Investment Bank and the Swedish export credit agency, have taken steps to shift capital away from fossil fuels. The EU, UK and US are aiming to spur similar moves by other countries to help tackle climate change.

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  • UK''s soaraway financial support to foreign fossil fuels

    UK''s soaraway financial support to foreign fossil fuels

    The UK government financial support to fossil fuel industries abroad has soared to over £1 billion a year under the Coalition, according to an analysis by Greenpeace Energydesk. The total support for fossil fuel industries amounts to £1.76bn-worth of …

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  • US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, threatens …

    US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, threatens …

     · Joe Biden''s administration is working to end funding for "carbon-intensive" fossil fuel projects overseas, potentially cancelling billions of dollars in support for oil and gas projects around the world. In one in a series of executive orders aimed at tackling the climate ...

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  • UK to stop funding overseas fossil fuel projects in climate …

    UK to stop funding overseas fossil fuel projects in climate …

    The committee revealed UK Export Finance gave £2.6 billion ($4.56 billion) in support to the energy sector between 2013 and 2018 - 96 per cent of which went to fossil fuel projects.

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  • UK to use finance meant for green energy to support …

    UK to use finance meant for green energy to support …

    The government''s plan to support Argentina''s shale industry comes after an investigation revealed an eleven-fold increase in support for fossil fuels over the past year to almost £2bn. The plans are strongly opposed by MPs on the environmental audit committee, which branded the UK''s foreign fossil fuel investments as the "elephant in the room" undermining the UK''s climate leadership.

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  • UK Government ''pays £6bn a year in subsidies to fossil …

    UK Government ''pays £6bn a year in subsidies to fossil …

    The Government gives the fossil-fuel industry nearly £6bn a year in subsidies, almost twice the financial support it provides to renewable-energy providers, according to new research. A study by ...

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  • UK government to end export finance for fossil fuels as …

    UK government to end export finance for fossil fuels as …

    UK government officials have announced an end to support for overseas fossil fuel projects. The country has come under fire in recent years for its financial backing of fossil fuel exports through UK Export Finance (UKEF), the state-owned export credit agency (ECA).

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  • US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, threatens …

    US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, threatens …

     · Joe Biden''s administration is working to end funding for "carbon-intensive" fossil fuel projects overseas, potentially cancelling billions of dollars in support for oil and gas projects around the world. In one in a series of executive orders aimed at tackling the climate ...

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  • UK development agency''s climate change plan ''not fit for …

    UK development agency''s climate change plan ''not fit for …

    England''s Catholic overseas development agency is calling on the UK government to stop funding fossil fuels with its development finance institution. On July 2, the CDC launched a new climate ...

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  • Renewable power sources in UK outstrips fossil fuels in …

    Renewable power sources in UK outstrips fossil fuels in …

    Data released by National Grid shows a combination of wind farms, solar and nuclear energy, alongside energy imported by subsea interconnectors delivered 48.5% of Britains electricity in 2019 compared to 43% generated by fossil fuels. The remaining 8.5% was

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  • UK to end support for oil and gas projects overseas to …

    UK to end support for oil and gas projects overseas to …

     · The UK government will end direct support for the fossil fuels energy sector overseas as it works to support the sector''s transition to low-carbon energy in a push to curb the effects of climate change. However, the decision has faced criticism from the African oil and gas sector.

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  • UK''s Polluting Foreign Investments Criticised as BP and …

    UK''s Polluting Foreign Investments Criticised as BP and …

    The UK is facing intensifying criticism over its continued funding of overseas fossil fuel projects. At the latest hearing of the government''s enquiry into the UK ''s export credit agency (UKEF), experts told MP s that the UK was missing out on an opportunity to push for more international action on climate change by continuing to support dirty energy projects overseas.

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  • ''Green steel'': the race to clean up one of the world''s …

    ''Green steel'': the race to clean up one of the world''s …

    Skyscrapers and bridges, cars and cruise ships, guns and washing machines. All have one thing in common: steel. As a key input for engineering and construction, it is the world''s most commonly ...

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  • Renewable power sources in UK outstrips fossil fuels in …

    Renewable power sources in UK outstrips fossil fuels in …

    Data released by National Grid shows a combination of wind farms, solar and nuclear energy, alongside energy imported by subsea interconnectors delivered 48.5% of Britains electricity in 2019 compared to 43% generated by fossil fuels. The remaining 8.5% was

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  • Renewable Energy: Why Africa looks likely to continue …

    Renewable Energy: Why Africa looks likely to continue …

     · Traditionally heavily reliant on fossil fuels, the country is predicted to account for roughly 40 per cent of all new solar generation commissioned on the continent by 2030, aided by its Renewable ...

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