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 |2019-08-13T15:02:53+00:00August 28th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

‘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

Climate experts welcome ‘net zero’ emission pledge as ‘crucial first step’ but warn it is not enough

By |2019-06-17T18:09:43+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Climate experts have welcomed the UK’s new target to cut emissions to “net zero” by 2050 as a “crucial first step” in combating global warming. The new goal is one of the most ambitious set by a major polluting nation and Britain is the first major economy to make the pledge. But while Tuesday’s announcement

UK must step-up investment into decarbonising heat and transport, says IEA

By |2019-06-17T17:51:34+00:00June 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

The UK must scale-up decarbonisation of heat and transport, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest in-depth review of UK energy policies. Whilst the report praises the UK’s overall decarbonisation efforts, it stressed the need for greater investment in the transport and heat sectors if the country is to reduce its emissions in line

Coal-free fortnight: Landmark record set as UK goes two weeks without coal

By |2019-06-03T14:13:14+00:00June 9th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The UK has now gone a fortnight without coal, underpinning what has been a landmark month for the country’s energy mix. The record was confirmed by National Grid ESO at 3:12pm this afternoon, the moment it became clear that the UK would surpass two consecutive weeks without any coal-fired generation whatsoever. Having only gone a

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