UK to launch greener vehicle petrol to reduce CO2 emissions in September

UK to launch greener vehicle petrol to reduce CO2 emissions in September

A greener vehicle petrol that could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year is to be introduced across Britain in September 2021, the British government has announced. The British Department for Transport (DfT) said the greener fuel E10 petrol could cut transport emissions equivalent to 350,000 fewer cars on the roads of Britain. […]

EU leaders sign Brexit deal as UK MPs debate ratification

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel show signed Brexit trade agreement due to come into force on January 1, 2021, in Brussels, Belgium December 30, 2020 Reuters Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 2300 GMT on Thursday EU leaders signed their post-Brexit trade […]

Britain’s farmers face double uncertainty with Brexit and subsidy overhaul

Closer to home, UK farmers are grappling with changes to subsidies which have been laid out in the Environment Land Management Scheme.

David Exwood’s glossy, chestnut-brown Sussex cattle are brought in during the winter months and, apart from the bellowing that comes from their barns, his 1,000 hectare farm is quiet. But while the inaction on his farm, near Horsham, southeast England, is typical of many in the colder months, it belies tensions across British agriculture as […]

Brexit is finally done, but it already seems out of date

The port of Dover, England, Dec 18, 2020. Andrew Testa/The New York Times

The world has changed radically since June 2016, when a narrow majority of people in Britain voted to leave the European Union, tempted by an argument that the country would prosper by throwing off the bureaucratic shackles of Brussels. In those days, the vision of an agile, independent Britain — free to develop profitable, next-generation […]