CCC Progress Report 2020 – The Heat Is On! More government action needed to hit climate targets

The Committee on Climate Change’s annual reports to Parliament might not sound like the most exciting reading, but this year’s report is more than usually important.

Dutch biomass plant generates 90% lower NOx emissions than natural gas

The lower emission values can be achieved by a higher investment of just 2% to 3%, the plant’s developer says

‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal for the first time in more than 130 years’

In 2019, electricity generation from coal fell to its lowest level in 42 years, according to a new report

Biomass takes record 14% share of UK power mix

The previous record of UK biomass generation was set earlier this year, according to a new report

How biomass is helping us along the way to a zero-carbon future

Renewable energy sources have proliferated in the last decade, helping the UK to transition to a cleaner, greener energy future.

‘First’ waste-to-gas plant to be fired up in Greece

The new facility will use straw, corn and cotton stalk residues sourced locally from Greek farmers

Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Why this year’s Budget is an opportunity to avoid a decarbonisation ‘cliff edge’

Following last week’s cabinet reshuffle, which saw the appointment of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer just four weeks before the Budget on 11 March, there are now some concerns that the anticipated ‘green Budget’ is in doubt.

Drax to end coal generation at North Yorkshire power plant in 2021

Having converted a number of its generation units to biomass in recent years, the company is now pursuing an ambition to become carbon negative by 2030

Drax teams up with Econic to use captured carbon in plastic production

Econic Technologies has developed a catalyst that allows CO2 to replace up to 50% of the traditional fossil fuel-based materials used in polymer production

Biomass delivers ‘questionable carbon savings’, says new report

Environmental thinktank Sandbag claims biomass does not allow ‘near-immediate carbon and cost reductions’