2050 carbon target
Gas, renewables and CCS ‘must drive decarbonisation by 2050’

DNV GL believes gas and renewables will be the only energy sources for which demand will be higher in 2050 than it is today

Polymer banknotes ‘almost three times worse for planet than paper options’

New research claims this is the case despite their longer lifespan and contrary to the Bank of England’s initial claims that switching to them would be more eco-friendly

The UK ‘cannot reach net zero without using hydrogen tech’

The North West Hydrogen Alliance has penned a letter to Andrea Leadsom outlining how it believes the clean gas has a vital part to play in decarbonising the country’s energy systems

Emissions from China’s urban passenger transport ‘could peak as soon as 2020’

New research from the Beijing Institute of Technology suggests this could only happen so soon if the mode share of public transport could be further increased

BHP boss announces $400m to tackle ‘existential risk of climate change’

CEO Andrew Mackenzie has endorsed drastic action to combat the issue of climate change, which he said was ‘indisputable’

Climate change ‘will strip nutrients out of food’

Researchers predict hotter temperatures and the presence of more greenhouse gases in the air will diminish agricultural productivity

Earth ‘could support nearly a billion additional hectares of trees’

Acting as a carbon sink, these forests could potentially cut the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by about a quarter

The Graphene Company paints a green future

The UK distributor of Graphenstone says each square metre of the paint is capable of absorbing 120 grams of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over its lifetime

UK Government awards £26m for carbon capture, utilisation and storage

The finance will be shared among nine projects, including the nation’s largest emissions-capturing facility to date

US defense operations ‘create more emissions than Sweden’

A new study suggests the Pentagon, which oversees the US military, was responsible for producing about 59 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2017