Is ESOS the kick-starter to decarbonising your business?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is nearing the end of its second compliance phase (Phase 2). On 5 December 2019, thousands of qualifying organisations in the UK are expected to have completed audits.

Mixed technology approach to decarbonising off-grid homes ‘could save £7bn’

Liquid Gas UK notes this offers the equivalent of more than £4,700 of savings for homeowners

Ofgem: UK’s progress in cutting emissions has slowed

The regulator’s latest report suggests 2018 saw the smallest reduction in reducing emissions, down from a 3% fall the previous year, since 2012

Edinburgh Uni granted £1.12m for hydrogen storage research

The HyStorPor study aims to increase the understanding of the hydrogen storage system, from the physical and chemical processes to social acceptability

Carbon dioxide-sucking machines could cut climate costs… but there’s a catch

Scientists say the use of direct air capture could need as much as a quarter of global energy supplies in 2100

UK going net-zero ‘impossible without bioenergy’

The Renewable Energy Association says the sustainable use of bioenergy is vital to the UK meeting its legally-binding Fifth Carbon Budget

Property leaders team up against carbon

Leading property and construction organisations have urged the sector to keep its focus on decarbonisation. Eighteen organisations, led by the UK Green Building Council (UK GBC), have signed an open statement to the industry stressing the importance of reducing carbon emissions regardless of the EU exit negotiation results. Part of the statement reads: “A low carbon built environment can […]

Miliband calls for ‘clear’ decarbonisation plan

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for a “clear goal” to decarbonise the power sector by 2030. He said the Government must create an attractive place for investors and give them the confidence needed to invest in new low carbon sources of energy. His comments come as the Climate Change Committee warned the UK Government’s […]

Government can’t ignore Climate Committee’s warning

The UK Government cannot ignore the Climate Change Committee’s warning about its “dash for gas” plans. That’s according to environmental group Friends of the Earth who commented after the Committee released a letter yesterday showing concerns about the Government’s plans for more investment in gas. Andrew Pendleton, the group’s Head of Campaigns said: “This is […]

Denmark and UK agree EU must decarbonise faster

Europe must decarbonise faster to guarantee future prosperity and growth, according to a joint statement from the UK and Denmark. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and Dr. Lykke Friis, Danish Minister for Climate and Energy, said: “Decarbonising further, faster, can keep Europe ahead in the global low carbon race, but the UK and Denmark can’t do […]