Apple helps develop carbon-free aluminium

It says this significantly improves the sustainability of what is a key material in many of its most popular products

Councils call for government support on new-build emissions

Local authorities want more freedom to set higher sustainability standards in new homes

Oil and gas majors invest in UK carbon utilisation firm

  A group of 10 major oil and gas companies is investing in a carbon utilisation firm in the UK. Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative’s (OGCI) $1 billion (£0.7bn) Climate Investments fund made the announcement about the new investment in Econic Technologies at IP Week in London today. The funding […]

Global supply chains go green

A non-profit environmental group has awarded 58 companies a place on its leaderboard of businesses successfully engaging with suppliers to drive down emissions. The number of firms recognised for their efforts on CDP’s second annual Supplier Engagement leader board doubled since last year. These businesses, which include Bank of America, BT, Nestlé, Panasonic, Rolls Royce […]

Ta… for the char?

Char? What is it? Biochar is a valuable by-product from the gasification of wood or woody biomass. Modular gasification is now proven as a clean and very efficient method of converting combustible materials into CHP, with Refgas Ltd leading the way in modular “Plug & Play” systems for industry. With installations capable of generating as […]

UN: Healthy soils key component of climate action

Healthy soils are essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to climate change. The world’s soils act as the largest terrestrial carbon sink and intensifying this role could “significant offset” the rapid rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to the UN. Land degradation results in soil carbon getting released into the […]

‘More than 2,000 CCS plants needed to meet climate goals’

More than 2,000 carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities will be needed by 2040 to meet the Paris climate change targets. That’s according to the Global CCS Institute, which believes renewables alone will not meet international climate goals and CCS must be part of a “suite of clean technologies”. It is calling for policy parity […]

Global fossil fuel emissions rising again

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have risen again after a three-year hiatus. New research reveals emissions from all human activities will reach 41 billion tonnes this year, following a projects 2% increase in burning fossil fuels. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project forecast China to be […]

UK firm rockets towards space climate mission

A UK company has been picked to work with the Space Agency on a climate change mission. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the Agency to work on MicroCarb, a joint UK-French satellite mission which will measure sources and sinks of carbon, the principal greenhouse gas driving global warming, from space. It is […]

New finance initiative aims to decarbonise Europe’s transport

A new finance initiative aims to decarbonise the transport sector in Europe. The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have come together to create the Cleaner Transport Facility (CTF), a project which will support investment in alternative fuels and technology. It will help channel money into the deployment of not only cleaner vehicles […]