New York launches $10m carbontech development initiative

The economic opportunity of expanding the carbontech market to industries not yet served by it, including building materials and consumer products, is estimated to be worth $1tn in the US and $6tn globally

Met Office: Atmospheric CO2 is now 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

‘It took about 200 years for the atmosphere to see a 25% increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, but only another 35 years to reach this year’s sorry milestone of a 50% increase.’

Fracking has had a ‘negative impact on public perception of climate technologies’

A new study has found that the reputation of emerging technologies in the fight against climate change has been tainted by the criticism of fracking

Equinor and ENGIE team up to produce hydrogen from gas

The project will be designed to capture carbon dioxide and store it permanently offshore

UK emissions ‘fell by 44% between 1990 and 2019’

Latest stats show energy sector has decarbonised by 65.5% from 1990 but transport by just 4.6%

Britain’s smart meter network hits 10 million milestone

The roll out is estimated to prevent the release of up to 275,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year

Human activity ‘could drive atmospheric CO2 in 2021 50% higher than pre-industrial levels’

The UK’s national weather service attributes the rise mainly to fossil fuel burning and deforestation

‘If global climate warms by 2°C, 230 billion tonnes of CO2 will be released from soils’

That’s the dire warning from the University of Exeter, which says this could cause a catastrophic feedback loop

More US citizens concerned about long-term threat of climate change than coronavirus

Around 35% of respondents said they now trust their government’s ability to tackle the climate crisis less than they did before the pandemic

Wireless device makes carbon-neutral fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

The breakthrough technology is believed to be a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis and quicker production of clean fuels