EU approves new emissions limits in Italian capacity market scheme

The changes will prevent coal plants from taking part in the auction, with the first one scheduled to take place later this year

Net Zero Carbon Taskforce launched in the UK

The announcement coincides with the government’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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UK net zero carbon emissions target: Responses

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement follows recent advice from the Committee on Climate Change

Theresa May sets legally binding net zero emissions target for 2050

Young people will have the chance to share future climate policy through the Youth Steering Group that has been set up

Ryanair publishes monthly carbon emissions figures

The airline emitted around 1.2m tonnes of carbon in May but claims to be the lowest greenhouse gas emitter per passenger compared to other European airlines

IEA: UK must scale up clean energy investment in transport and heat

It welcomed reforms that aim to promote decarbonisation and innovation in clean energy technologies but said there is ‘significant potential’ for improvements outside the UK power sector

Businesses urge government to set 2050 net zero goal ‘immediately’

The signatories of an open letter cover businesses from various industry sectors including energy, finance, consumer goods, retail, construction, water and communication

Bristol Council pilots energy efficiency blockchain rewards scheme

It is using EnergiMine’s rewards platform as part of the city’s efforts to become carbon neutral

UN: Healthy ecosystems can provide 37% of climate solution

Since 1990, deforestation has caused the loss of more than 290m hectares of forests that help absorb harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere

What’s the climate footprint of your travel?

Researchers have developed a tool which they hope will encourage consumers to fly less by highlighting the climate impact of their choices