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

BHP boss announces $400m to tackle ‘existential risk of climate change’

CEO Andrew Mackenzie has endorsed drastic action to combat the issue of climate change, which he said was ‘indisputable’

Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s latest arrival is a £2m solar farm

The airport claims the 1.7MW facility will reduce its carbon emissions by around 220 tonnes every year

Pub Menu
‘I’ll have a beef burger with a side of carbon please’

A National Trust pub in Cumbria has added information about the carbon impact of food to its menu

2050 carbon target
CCC’s 2050 net-zero target: Industry responds

The CCC has told the UK Government what it must do to tackle climate change – but what does the energy sector think of the announcement?

AI technology
AI ‘could cut 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 4%’

That’s the verdict from PwC UK, which highlights this would total an amount equivalent to 2.4 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide

Amazon
More than 5,000 Amazon staff call on Jeff Bezos to tackle climate change

At the time of writing, 5,237 Amazon employees acknowledge “climate change is an existential threat”

Emissions
UK emissions intensity dropped 4% between 2016 and 2017

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) described the reduction as a continuation of a long-term trend

Picture of a power station with emissions at dusk.
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at record levels, says UN

A new report warns there is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long term climate change, sea level rise and more extreme weather

‘Only 16 countries’ emissions targets match their Paris Agreement pledges’

A new study shows these nations’ domestic policies do not live up to their nationally determined contributions