Biomass delivers ‘questionable carbon savings’, says new report

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

Tourism transport ‘to make up 5.3% of all emissions generated by 2030’

That’s the verdict from a new report published by the World Tourism Organization and the International Transport Forum, which shows this will be up from 5% in 2016

Iceland effectively bans heavy fuel oil in shipping sector to curb emissions

The new regulation will restrict exhaust emissions containing high levels of sulphur from being burned by ships in the nation’s territorial waters

Global greenhouse gas levels ‘hit new heights in 2018’

The World Meteorological Organization warns this means future generations will have to deal with increasingly severe impacts of climate change

Researchers develop porous polymer to trap carbon dioxide

Scientists say the material allows the greenhouse gas to be converted into polyurethane to make clothing, domestic appliances and packaging

Tennent’s pours £14 million of new funding into green initiatives

The Scottish beermaker has not only committed to going entirely carbon-neutral by 2025 but has also pledged to go 100% plastic-free in this timeframe

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