RWE has shelved plans for a new coal-fired power station in Germany, announcing that new coal-fired units “no longer have a place” in its strategy. The energy giant had been due to replace existing coal-fired units at the Niederaussem power plant near the city of Bergheim with a lignite power station. But after market conditions
A new study has revealed just how prolonged single-use plastics’ impact on the natural environment really is. The study, conducted by packaging supplier Rajapack, highlighted how long it takes for various plastic products to degrade. It identified objects such as microplastics, plastic straws and polystyrene cups as among the worst culprits, with microplastics leaving a
Government must take urgent action to improve air quality around schools, report finds Nearly two-thirds of teachers would support car-free roads outside schools during drop-off and pickup times, while more than half want the government to take urgent action to improve air quality outside schools, a survey suggests. The study, in which 840 people in
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has rebuked the government for failing to deliver a pipeline of decarbonisation policies across several sectors, stressing that the time for it to address climate matters is running out.Today the independent watchdog has issued its annual progress report to government, providing an update on measures taken by the government
Advances in clean energy expected to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, leaving companies with trillions in stranded assets
Critics of electric vehicles sometimes try to dismiss them as being only for “tree huggers,” but such commenters seem to be overlooking some critically important facts.