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Tundra partners embark on CCS studies
A group of industry partners has embarked on a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in North Dakota, USA.
USA to abandon Clean Coal Plan – it’s official
The administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency has announced that within days he will sign a new rule overriding former president Obama’s Clean Coal Plan.
New Dutch government to phase out coal by 2030
The incoming government of the Netherlands will put in place an ambitious policy agenda on climate change.
Statoil, Shell and Total in CO2 storage partnership
Shell and Total are joining Statoil in a project to mature the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
DOE to continue CCS research funding
The US Department of Energy has issued a funding opportunity for projects advancing carbon capture technologies.
Scotland unveils £60m low carbon plan
First minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £60 million Innovation Fund to support battery storage and other low carbon energy infrastructure.
UK announces CFD auction results
The UK’s government has confirmed that over 3 GW of new renewable energy projects will be built in the country following the latest contracts for difference (CFD) auction.
Feasibility of converting Magnum plant to hydrogen to be studied
Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed an MoU that they will evaluate the possibility of converting Vattenfall’s Magnum gas firing plant into a hydrogen powered plant.
‘RE will be cheapest power in G20 countries’ – Greenpeace
Wind energy and solar power will be the cheapest forms of power generation in every G20 country by the year 2030 at the latest, according to a new report from Greenpeace.
US coalition proposes consensus climate solution
A broad coalition of industrial firms, opinion leaders and environmental organisations has launched a new initiative that proposes the implementation of a market-based solution...
UK sector to work collectively on low carbon
The UK’s Carbon Trust has brought together key energy companies in a collaboration aimed at addressing key issues preventing an effective transition to a low carbon energy system.
Energy transition is ‘unstoppable’ – Bloomberg latest report
The just published New Energy Outlook from Bloomberg reveals a slew of startling figures that show an even more dramatic low-carbon transition than previously thought.
IRENA and SGCC to increase co-operation on energy transition
IRENA and the State Grid Corporation of China have agreed to increase significantly their level of co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and...
The US power sector is going green – ‘despite Trump’
Energy consultant Arthur D Little argues that president Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement will have no significant impact on emissions reduction targets from the US power sector.
Ministers back carbon capture
The IEA plans to carry out an analysis of current carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects around the world following indications from its latest Clean Energy...
USA to pull out of Paris climate change agreement
US president Donald Trump has announced that the USA is to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and that moves to negotiate a new "fair deal” on emissions reduction will...
Launch of world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air
Climeworks has launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric carbon dioxide for supply and sale to a customer.
European emitters question the relevance of emissions trading
The Thomson Reuters ‘Carbon Market Survey 2017’ finds that support for emissions trading as a climate policy instrument has gone backwards compared to attitudes expressed in 2016.
EU clears tighter pollution control
The European Union has approved a set of regulations aimed at reducing pollution from power plants in the region.
Total joins Mongstad CCS
Oil giant Total has signed an agreement to participate in Norway’s Mongstad carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology centre.