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A special investigation into the Prime Minister’s claim that the UK is the global leader in the fight against the climate crisis.

Wind power is not being made in the UK, yet tidal energy is having a lack of funding.

Film-maker Callum Macrae examines the government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution.

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This Dispatches special investigates the PM’s claim that the UK is the global leader in the fight against the climate crisis.

Millions of pounds of taxpayer cash are going to ‘green energy’ providers whose green credentials are being questioned. The massive Drax power plant. It emits millions tonnes of CO2 every year, yet officially, it is almost carbon neutral because it imports the biomass.

What is Greenwashing?

Greenwashing, also called “green sheen”, is a form of marketing spin in which green PR and green marketing are deceptively used to persuade the public that an organization’s products, aims and policies are environmentally friendly. 

The UK’s 44% reduction refers to ‘territorial emissions’. But this excludes emissions from international aviation, shipping and imports.

The UK says its target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 will now factor in both aviation and shipping following pressure from green campaigners.