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GHG emissions intensity ‘significantly lower than other fuels’ – new report
18 April, 2024
In sharp contrast with other recent studies, a new report from...
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Dire warning from UN climate chief
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 by Humanity has only two years left ‘to save the world’ by making dramatic changes in the way it discharges heat-trapping emissions, according to the head of the United Nations...

New project to aid decarbonisation of the River Thames
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 by An ambitious project, the first of its kind for the UK, is underway in London that could see a radical new relationship between Thames vessel operators and London’s electricity network.

Germany launches first auction for decarbonisation subsidy scheme
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 by The German government launched on 12 March a novel subsidy system that supports energy-intensive industries in Germany in switching to more climate-friendly production processes,...

BBC report alleges that Drax is still burning rare forest wood
Wednesday, March 06, 2024 by A recent report by the BBC’s long standing current affairs ‘Panorama’ programme stated that Drax, a power company that has received £6bn in UK green subsidies to date since it...

Growth of clean energy ‘has limited the rise in emissions’
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 by Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose less strongly in 2023 than the year before even as total energy demand growth accelerated, as indicated by new analysis from...

Average global temperature rise likely to exceed 1.5 °C in 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by January 2024 was the warmest January on record globally, with an average ERA5 surface air temperature of 13.14°C, 0.70°C above the 1991-2020 average for January and 0.12°C above...

EU focuses on climate-friendly industry in 2040 climate target proposal
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by The European Commission has recommended that the bloc reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 90 % by 2040, according to a report by Clean Energy Wire. Politicians from member states...

Feasibility study to produce e-methane in Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), Inpex Corp, Tokyo Gas Co., and Osaka Gas Co., have signed a collaboration agreement to conduct a joint feasibility study on e-methane...

IEA head urges climate bonus payments
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by The planned climate bonus (‘Klimageld’) payment to return state revenues from carbon pricing to citizens as compensation for rising CO2 prices has been described as an “excellent idea”...

Montana’s climate policy goes on trial
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 by In what could become a landmark trial in the USA, on 12 June in the Montana state court sixteen young people started an action that seeks to hold the state accountable for...

“The swift reduction of global coal emissions is the central challenge” – IEA
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by The world must move quickly to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal significantly in order to avoid severe impacts from climate change, a new IEA report says, calling for...

California will build no new gas-fired generation
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by In an update to its Scoping Plan the California Air Resources Board has laid out the policies and actions the state proposes to drastically cut its use of fossil fuels and achieve...

Germany likely to miss its 2030 zero-C target
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by Online energy news agency Clean Energy Wire has reported the findings of consulting firm McKinsey concerning Germany’s energy transition. According to McKinsey the build-out of...

Carbon sequestration project for Louisiana
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by Mitsubishi Corporation has signed a participation agreement with Sempra Infrastructure, TotalEnergies and Mitsui for the development of the proposed Hackberry Carbon Sequestration...

Large fuel cell order for SFC Energy
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by SFC Energy, a prominent supplier of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, has received a large order in the ‘clean energy’ business segment

Warning of public health threat from heat pumps
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by Following a public health warning by the German government, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has called on the UK government to halt the planned rollout of heat pumps, and...

Senate reinstates Obama-era Controls on methane
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by The Senate voted on 28 April to effectively reinstate an Obama-era regulation designed to clamp down on emissions of methane, a powerful, climate-warming pollutant that will have to...

UK’s first ‘clean air’ substation tested
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by SP Energy Networks is trialling ‘clean-air’ technology at one of its electricity substations. The energy network supplier will pilot innovative switchgear technology developed by...

Britain enters top ten low carbon league
Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The UK has moved up 13 places in the global rankings to number 7 among large and industrialised countries in terms of the carbon impact of its electricity production.

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