A five times faster cut in energy-related carbon intensity ‘could help the world hit the 1.5°C target’

New research finds that there is no country in the G20 that has achieved the 12.9% rate of decarbonisation required to limit global warming

UK household emissions ‘fell by 10% in 2020’

The UK saw the biggest single-year emissions drop since 1990, the Office for National Statistics said

May becomes ‘the greenest month ever’ in the UK

It was the first full calendar month of electricity generation without coal since the industrial revolution, according to a new report

Equinor pledges to cut carbon intensity by 50% before 2050

It notes “changes in the scale and composition of the oil and gas portfolio” will be vital in reaching the target

UK carbon intensity at all time record low

The UK saw its carbon intensity drop to an all time record low this week. According to National Grid Control Room, wind output was high yesterday morning and there was no coal generation. The carbon intensity, i.e. the amount of carbon emitted per unit of energy consumed, was 72gCO2/kWh between 12.30am and 1pm yesterday. The […]

UK among top countries tackling climate change

The UK is a significant contibutor to reducting carbon intenstiy, with the second largest decline among 20 nations. It posted a 6% fall between 2014 and 2015, a new report from PricewaterhouseCooper reveals. That means the nation reduced its overall carbon intensity at an average rate of 3.5% annually, the annual Low Carbon Economy Index states. The report […]

UK races up carbon savings league table

The UK has shot up to second place in a league table of how G20 nations are improving their carbon emissions’ efficiency. It was third from bottom in PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index in 2012. The list looks at nations’ change in rate of carbon intensity which is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for […]

Ed Davey: Gas will be used as ‘back up’

The Government claims gas-fired power plants will only be used as a “back up” or fitted with CCS technology after 2030. The comment follows an open letter from the Climate Change Committee today warning the Government about its gas investment plans. It suggested the Government should set a carbon intensity target and get rid of […]