Global CO2 emissions ‘plunged by 7% in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic’

The decline in global emissions was the largest on record, according to a new report

University of East Anglia commits £1m to going green

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has committed £1 million to lowering carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter before 2020. It has appointed energy firm Vital Energi to upgrade and optimise ventilation, lighting, energy and water systems across its campus. These improvements are guaranteed through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) between the University and Vital […]

CHP units score full marks at UK university

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is expecting to achieve major carbon savings after installing two new combined heat and power (CHP) units from Veolia. The resource management firm has signed a 10-year contract to deliver secure, low carbon energy supplies. The 4MW CHP units replace older models and are expected to help the university reduce […]

UK university offers £75k of low carbon funding

The University of East Anglia has opened its second round of funding for the low carbon economy. The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) provides finance to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) reduce their carbon usage and emissions, either through the products and services they sell or through their own operations. Its second funding […]

Global Carbon Project launches its first UK office

An international project aimed to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle has opened its first UK office at the University of East Anglia. The Global Carbon Project (GCP) provides up-to-date scientific data of carbon emissions and helps provide better estimates of global carbon budgets. The UK office located within the Tyndall Centre […]

Does the public still care about climate change?

The public is less concerned about climate change than it was five years ago and is becoming immune to global warming warnings. This shift has been partly caused by the fallout over ‘Climategate’, the 2009 scandal surrounding emails from the University of East Anglia which suggested some global warming data was being manipulated. Yet despite […]

Universities in £1.6m energy research projects

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has commissioned four ambitious projects worth £1.6m. The projects involve researchers from 11 universities and institutes across the UK and address three key energy issues: the potential contribution of carbon capture and storage; spatial aspects of UK bio-energy development; and local and community governance of energy. UKERC research director […]