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UK funds CCS acceleration
The UK government has awarded a total of £26 million of funding to nine projects as part of plans to accelerate the roll-out of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology.
EPA finalises Affordable Clean Energy Rule
The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalised three separate and distinct rulemakings as part of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rulemaking package.
Renewables cover 44 % of Germany’s electricity consumption
In the first half of 2019, solar, wind and other renewable sources accounted for 44 % of the electricity consumed in Germany, marking a record high.
Businesses call for net-zero clarity
A group of UK businesses has called on the government to give more clarity on its vision of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
UK is making ‘major climate progress’ – IEA review
The UK has made major progress in reducing emissions, according to the IEA’s latest country review.
Drax, Equinor and National Grid partner for zero carbon
Drax, Equinor and National Grid have announced plans to explore opportunities for developing a zero carbon energy network in the UK based on hydrogen technology and carbon capture...
Pilot plant synthesises methanol from carbon dioxide
A new pilot plant built by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe is now being commissioned jointly with the client RWE Power and other partners at the power plant site in Niederaußem.
Global efforts on SDG energy targets fall short
A new report from a multi-agency group says that a greater effort must be made if the world is to meet the energy targets set out in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030.
Renewables growth stalls – IEA report
An unexpected flattening of growth in the renewables energy sector has raised concerns about meeting long term climate goals, the International Energy Agency reports.
CCC recommends UK target of net-zero emissions by 2050
The UK must vigorously pursue a stiff new climate change target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 'net-zero' levels by 2050, according to a major new report from the Committee...
‘100% renewables cheaper than current energy system’ – new study
A new study by the LUT university in Berlin indicates that a 100% renewables world energy system could be achieved before 2050 at a cost lower than a system based on the current energy mix.
EU carbon market emissions fell 4.2 % in 2018
Greenhouse gas emissions from stationary installations regulated under EU’s carbon market decreased by 4.2 % last year to 1679 million tonnes.
Global energy demand rising at an increased rate
Energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3 % last year, its fastest pace this decade.
Bosnia secures EBRD finance
Air quality in the Bosnian city of Zenica will improve “significantly” thanks to plans to replace a coal-fired power plant with a cleaner natural gas-fired combined heat and power plant.
Fall in CO2 emissions from developed economies
Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to show results.
MHPS starts construction on one of the world's largest FGD systems
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has started construction work on what will be one of the world's largest flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems.
Greece awards 222 MW of renewables
Greece has awarded contracts for 222 MW of renewable energy capacity in its latest auction.
EPA proposes Clean Air Act revisions that sideline carbon capture
The US EPA is proposing to revise its Clean Air Act determination of the best system of emission reduction (BSER) for coal firing plants.
Emissions curbs do not harm business, says OECD
A new report from the OECD indicates that the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has not harmed the competitiveness of business and industry in the region.