Taxing extra oil and gas profits to support households and boost UK energy resilience
A joint civil society statement
We are writing as a coalition of 37 civil society groups to call on the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Business Secretary to ensure the upcoming energy independence plan protects vulnerable households, lowers bills, tackles the climate emergency, addresses air pollution, and gets the UK off gas.
The International Energy Agency’s new Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 scenario, published in May 2021 and incorporated in the World Energy Outlook published in October, sparked wide debate on the future of oil and gas.
This briefing is a review of the 2021 voting records of some of the largest asset managers operating in the UK on the appointment of auditors at over 300 large listed companies. Shareholders are waiving through the reappointment of auditors that have failed to address climate risk in their reports, posing a significant risk to their own investments and the climate.
This report was produced by Cambridge Econometrics on behalf of Greenpeace UK. It shows how a properly funded, ambitious programme to insulate homes and swap gas boilers for low-carbon heating sources, such as heat pumps, could deliver huge economic and social benefits. It highlights that the greater the government’s investment in decarbonising homes, the greater the return, both in terms of jobs and economic growth.
A response to the UK government's consultation on "Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance: proposals on reforms"
This report examines the ongoing role of the UK's private financial institutions in financing the climate and nature emergency. It demonstrates that the UK’s 'financed emissions' are extensive, likely representing one of the UK’s most significant contributions to climate change.