Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record

By |2019-11-29T18:17:10+00:00November 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Party under pressure on climate crisis as Corbyn says Johnson can not be trusted The Conservative party’s record on tackling the climate crisis has been condemned by leading scientists and former government advisers, as the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, warned that the forthcoming election was the last chance to halt the escalating emergency. Experts

Coal’s record low confirmed as BEIS stats reveal extent of slide

By |2019-10-07T16:43:11+00:00October 13th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

Coal’s contribution to UK electricity generation fell to historic lows in the second quarter of this year, official government statistics have shown. Fresh electricity generation stats, released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today, show that coal contributed just 0.6% of the UK’s power demand in the three months ended June 2019,

Oil and gas companies undermining climate goals, says report

By |2019-09-16T12:17:06+00:00September 18th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Biggest fossil fuel extractors warned they risk wasting $2.2tn ‘in a low-carbon world’ Major oil and gas companies have invested $50bn (£40.6bn) in fossil fuel projects that undermine global efforts to avert a runaway climate crisis, according to a report. Since the start of last year, fossil fuel companies have spent billions on high-cost plans

‘The final judgement is coming’: Worst rainforest fires in history sees Brazilian city fall dark

By |2019-09-03T11:32:50+00:00September 6th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Record devastation to vital planetary resource dismissed by far-right president Bolsonaro, who says: 'I am Nero, setting the Amazon aflame' It came, witnesses said, quickly and without warning. One compared it to the “apocalypse”. Sao Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was plunged into afternoon darkness after vast plumes of smoke from

UK powers to new grid carbon intensity low of just 39g CO2/kWh

By |2019-08-23T19:50:25+00:00September 5th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution|

The UK recorded a new grid carbon intensity low last weekend, as the country enjoyed extensive periods of fifth carbon budget-compliant power generation. The new record low - 39g CO2/kWh - was recorded at 3:24pm on Saturday 17 August, and came as wind sent renewables’ contribution to electricity demand soaring. Data compiled by Drax Electricity

The Biggest Hurdle In The Race To 100% Renewable Energy

By |2019-08-23T19:29:18+00:00August 29th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

Despite the fact that United States president Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement back in 2017, there are many, many companies, politicians, and constituents that have not given up on moving away from fossil fuels and toward meeting the carbon emissions cap set by the accord. In fact, polling shows that a majority

‘A perfect storm’: People must change diet and stop destroying land before it is too late, says major climate change report

By |2019-11-18T18:12:45+00:00August 28th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Wildfires|

‘Earth has never felt smaller, its natural ecosystems never under such direct threat,’ says UN adviser Humans must urgently change their diets and stop destroying land so it can absorb more carbon if there is any hope of avoiding catastrophic levels of global warming, according to a major new report from the United Nations (UN).

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy

By |2019-07-15T15:23:22+00:00July 18th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday. The announcement marked a significant shift for Europe’s largest country — a nation that had

Fossil fuels produce less than half of UK electricity for first time

By |2019-07-01T16:24:18+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

National Grid is able to confidently predict the 2019 record just six months into the year Zero-carbon energy sources are poised to overtake fossil fuels as the UK’s largest electricity source over a full calendar year. This year will be the first that fossil fuels make up less than half of the electricity generated, according

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