May’s Energy Advice Hub roundup: the lockdown edition

Energy Advice Hub our May roundup

Welcome to the end of month roundup from the Energy Advice Hub. As lockdown eases (for some of us), many are looking ahead at the UK’s road to recovery – and ‘build back better’ is the phrase of the moment. How do we seize this once-in-a-lifetime chance to rebuild our economy on greener lines? 

We’ve asked the question on the Hub this month, as well as bringing you the latest low carbon news and advice. Here’s our May roundup:


Committee on Climate Change: make climate change action central to recovery plan

The CCC set out the 6 green principles that the government should be following to recover from the pandemic.

‘Comedy about climate change’ marks one year since climate emergency declaration

Extinction Rebellion has released a short film starring Emma Thompson that ‘makes protest seem as useful and as maddening as it is.’


COVID-19 – what does it mean for action on climate change?

Our analysis looks at the ‘coronavirus effect’ on climate change action – good and bad.

Electric Vehicles: 2,500 fast chargers by 2030

This month the government revealed plans to increase the number of rapid EV chargepoints on major road networks.


The case for carbon pricing to support COVID-19 recovery

A new report says that carbon pricing should be used to raise revenue post COVID-19.

Will ‘green conditions’ be attached to airline bailouts?

The aviation industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. But can saving the airlines be compatible with a green recovery? Here’s our analysis.


Further reading

Ten Point Plan - Nuclear View - 1

Nuclear and the Ten Point Plan: where will the money go?

The government’s Ten Point Plan for reaching net zero includes a commitment to investing £525m in new nuclear. Where will the money go, and is the government’s spending strategy realistic?

Net zero - the key transition principles for business

Net zero: the key transition principles for business

The 6th Carbon Budget from the CCC was a wake-up call: the UK is not on course to meet its legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. The only hope of getting on track is to accelerate the …

Energy professionals split on nuclear, but are they dreaming of electric cars?

A survey of energy industry professionals has revealed a lack of consensus on nuclear power. While there was a clearer outlook on the current temperature towards electric vehicles.