‘Forest of mechanical trees could capture thousand tonnes of CO2 a day’

An Irish company will put on the market vertical towers to form forests that could capture C02 emissions more efficiently

Government climate advisor talks about the pros and cons of direct air capture and BECCS

In the coming months, the Climate Change Committee may recognise that there are “big problems” with BECCS

Ireland signs ambitious Climate Act into law

It puts the country on a legally binding path to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Drax executive steps down from Climate Change Committee

The news comes after concerns were raised about a conflict of interest

Ireland proposes to ban sale of new fossil fuels cars from 2030

The government also intends to stop granting National Car Tests for petrol and diesel vehicles from 2045

UK on track to meet second carbon budget, says government

The UK is “on track” to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by the end of this year. New statistics from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) reveal the UK has seen a fall in emissions, mainly due to a decrease in coal consumption. The data includes final […]

MPs urge government to set fifth carbon budget

A group of MPs are calling on the UK Government to set a fifth carbon budget, which includes cutting emissions from international shipping. In a new report launched by the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC), they are urging the government to accept the recommendation of 1,765 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). That […]

UK climate watchdog suggests 54% emissions cut by 2030

The UK should aim to reduce its carbon emissions by 54% by 2030. That’s the advice from the Energy and Climate Change Committee ahead of the new global deal expected to be set at the COP21 conference in Paris in December. Under the Climate Change Act, the Committee is required to advise the government on […]

Major UK firms call for stronger climate action

David Cameron is being urged to set an ambitious climate target in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. A total of 80 UK businesses, including Big Six energy company SSE and National Grid and brands such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Tesco, have written to the Prime Minister to take “decisive action” to […]

UK makes first carbon budget with “worrying” blip

New official figures show the UK hit its “milestone” carbon targets between 2008 and 2012. That’s despite a blip which saw emissions rise from 2011 to 2012 which Energy Secretary Ed Davey described as “worrying”. Government statistics show carbon emissions in the UK fell 36.3 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) below the ceiling of […]