Queen's Speech: What is - and isn't - on the government's green agenda for the year ahead?

Michael Holder
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The Queen's Speech is due to take place on 11 May 2022 | Credit: iStock
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The Queen's Speech is due to take place on 11 May 2022 | Credit: iStock

The war in Ukraine, cost of living crisis, and imminent local elections all underscore the need to accelerate the net zero transition - but fresh Treasury support for decarbonisation efforts appears unlikely

It's coming up to that time of year again when, amid much pomp and ceremony, the Queen enters the Palace of Westminster to formally open the new session of Parliament armed with a speech to set out the...

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