More than 170 nations agree to halve shipping emissions by 2050

The industry currently represents nearly 3% of global emissions

Ukraine to host ‘one of Europe’s biggest solar plants’

The 200MW Nikopol SPP solar power plant will be built in the country’s Dnipropetrovsk region

New power source ‘could create energy while cutting carbon’

Its developer has received a £1 million grant to help fund the building of a 400kW prototype plant in the UK

UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 5% in 2016

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 5% in 2016. That’s according to new statistics from the government, which shows 467.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) emissions were released, down from 492.4 million tonnes the year before. This put the year’s emissions 41% below the 1990 base year. A large part of this […]

University artfully reduces oil-based emissions

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has reduced carbon emissions from energy consumption by more than a third since 2010. The organisation said this is saving 2,286 tonnes of carbon emissions per year and has helped UCA achieve its 2020 green target three years early. The carbon reductions were made possible by the introduction […]

Sweden steels the spotlight on sustainability

A first-of-its-kind pilot plant to produce steel without the use of fossil fuels is being planned for Sweden. Steel firm SSAB, mining company LKAB and Vattenfall will fund half of the HYBRIT initiative, with the Swedish Energy Agency providing the other half of the money. The planning and designing stage is expected to cost SEK20 […]

Siemens and Evonik partnership shows real chemistry

Siemens and Evonik have partnered to turn carbon dioxide into high-value chemicals. The joint initiative, called the Rheticus Project, will use fermentation and clean energy electrolysis to convert the greenhouse gas into products such as butanol and hexanol, which are feedstocks for special plastics and food supplements. It is expected to be significantly more cost-effective and […]

Global emissions ‘will plateau by 2030’

Major shifts in the global energy landscape, particularly related to electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable generation, mean global carbon dioxide emissions will plateau by 2030. That’s according to data and analytics specialist McKinsey Energy Insights (MEI), which forecasts by 2030, 20% of global car sales will be EVs, rising from 3% in 2020. The report […]

Government sets hard date and limit for coal phase-out

  The UK Government has set a hard date and limit for the phase-out of unabated coal-fired power plants. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has said from the 1st of October 2025, it will force plants to close unless they are fitted with carbon capture technology. This will limit their emissions […]

Is carbon storage all it’s cracked up to be?

A UK university has been awarded €1 million (£900,000) to assess the risks of underground carbon dioxide storage sites leaking. Scientists at Heriot-Watt University aim to use the funding to improve understanding of how fractures in the rocks used to trap the greenhouse gas can affect the process. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) catches carbon […]