Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
Drax starts pilot of Europe’s first bioenergy CCS project

It will capture a tonne of CO2 a day from the gases produced when power is generated using biomass at Drax Power Station

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, say researchers

They found natural ecosystems removed around 30% less carbon from the atmosphere during the driest years

Swiss firm raises $30.8m to suck carbon from air

Climeworks has set a goal to capture 1% of global carbon emissions by 2025 through its technology

Competition to cut shipping’s carbon emissions sets off from port

Cargill aims to find and scale new technologies capable of reducing a ship’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10%

EU car and van makers meet 2016 CO2 targets

All car and van manufacturers in the EU met their carbon dioxide (CO2) specific emission targets in 2016. The findings of the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) show new passenger cars sold in the EU two years ago had CO2 average emissions of 118.1 grams (g) CO2/km. That’s 28% lower than in […]

EU approves Dutch €3.1m aid for CO2 transport infrastructure

The Dutch Government’s plans to provide €3.1 million (£2.7m) of public funding for the construction of CO2 transport infrastructure has been approved by the European Commission. Developed by OCAP CO2, it will transport waste carbon dioxide from energy production to greenhouses in PrimA4a horticulture area, where it will be used for crop growth. Currently these […]

New EU project targets large-scale CCS

A new European project aimed at reducing and reusing CO2 in industrial processes has been launched. Researchers from across Europe have joined forces to address large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in specific industrial regions. The ‘Accelerating low carbon industrial growth through CCUS’ (ALIGN-CCUS) project aims to enable large scale and cost-effective implementation of […]

Aldi rolls out natural refrigerant units in UK stores

Aldi has announced it is installing natural refrigerant units across all its UK stores. Up to 100 fridges will be converted to use carbon dioxide as a coolant, which is a natural refrigerant with global warming potential lower than alternatives such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are widely used in fridges, air conditioning and aerosol sprays. The […]

Carbon pricing initiatives ‘nearly doubled in five years’

The number of carbon pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled has almost doubled in the past five years. Eight new carbon pricing schemes have been put in place since 2016 – three at a national level and five at a sub-national level, according to the World Bank. A carbon price is the amount that must be […]

US energy-related emissions fell in 2016

The US saw a 1.7% fall in energy-related Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions last year. Emissions totalled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt) on the year before, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The fall is said to be consistent with a decade-long trend, with energy-related emissions 14% below the 2005 level last year. Both oil […]