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UK energy crisis: Govt in CO2 deal to avert food shortages

LONDON (AP) — The British government agreed Tuesday to support an American-owned firm that produces much of the U.K.'s carbon dioxide, a deal designed to avert shortages of meat, poultry and packaged ...

Amazon-backed Rivian in talks with ministers over UK factory -Sky News

Amazon.com Inc-backed electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive is in talks with ministers about building a factory in the UK that could include a big state support package, Sky News reported on Sat...

Reports: UK to toughen climate target before Biden summit

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government will set itself a more ambitious climate target, pledging to reduce carbon emissions by three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035, British media reported Tuesday. ...

UK to start controversial 'challenge' vaccine research trial

LONDON (AP) — U.K. researchers are preparing to begin a controversial experiment that will infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus to study the disease in hopes of speeding up the development of a ...

Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital's main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. A group call...

UK government criticizes utility's gas price hike

LONDON (AP) — The British government has expressed concern about British Gas's plan to increase electricity prices, arguing that it would hurt low-income people who fail to shop around for the best pr...

Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the Grenfell tower fire in London (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The maker of the refrigerator-freezer that sparked the Grenfell tower bl...