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Natural Gas Emissions Will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By |2017-11-09T10:06:01+00:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

Renewables Cut Europe’s Carbon Emissions by 10% in 2015, Says EEA

By |2017-11-08T09:35:55+00:00November 24th, 2017|News|

European Environment Agency reports solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. Energy use from [...]

Natural Gas Emissions will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By |2017-11-07T16:59:37+00:00November 23rd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

UK Climate Targets at Risk Without Government Support for Windfarms, Says Energy Boss

By |2017-11-03T10:07:50+00:00November 16th, 2017|News|

Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of Scottish Power The UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned. Keith [...]

Wind Power Key to Curbing Greenhouse Emissions, Study Finds

By |2017-11-02T14:38:26+00:00November 15th, 2017|News|

Edinburgh University researchers say windfarm energy prevented 36m tonnes of harmful coal and gas emissions in six years Wind power plays a key role in curbing greenhouse emissions from other energy sources such as coal and gas, a new study has shown. Energy from windfarms in the UK prevented almost 36m tonnes of harmful carbon emissions in [...]

Nuclear Accident in Russia or Kazakhstan Sends ‘Harmless’ Radioactive Cloud Over Europe

By |2017-11-10T17:14:29+00:00November 13th, 2017|News|

French institute says pollution suggests release of nuclear material south of the Ural mountains in September has no consequence for human health A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident has happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, French nuclear safety institute IRSN [...]

Pollutants from Fracking Could Pose Health Risk to Children, Warn Researchers

By |2017-10-25T15:01:19+00:00November 3rd, 2017|News|

Analysis of US fracking sites suggests pollutants including airborne particulates and heavy metals could affect neurodevelopment of babies and children Pollutants released during fracking processes could pose a health risk to infants and children, according to researchers studying chemicals involved in shale gas operations. The extraction of shale gas using pressurised fluid – a [...]

Despite Trump, American Companies are Still Investing in Renewable Energy

By |2017-10-20T15:52:51+00:00October 22nd, 2017|News|

Surveyed corporations stated that Trump’s election had no impact on their decision to buy renewable energy After the election of Donald Trump, many of us in the climate and energy fields were rightfully fearful. What would happen to international agreements to cut greenhouse gases? What would happen to funding for climate research? What would happen [...]

Global Pollution Kills 9m A Year and Threatens ‘Survival of Human Societies’

By |2017-10-20T15:41:58+00:00October 21st, 2017|News|

Landmark study finds toxic air, water, soils and workplaces kill at least 9m people and cost trillions of dollars every year Pollution kills at least nine million people and costs trillions of dollars every year, according to the most comprehensive global analysis to date, which warns the crisis “threatens the continuing survival of human societies”. [...]

Creating the new power reality in 2025

By |2017-09-18T13:26:05+00:00September 20th, 2016|News|

Sustainability advisory and energy firm DNV GL envisages a future where energy is personalised at the consumer level and where prevailing technology trends will combine as one perfect storm to create a new power reality. By 2025, consumers will be able to buy energy like they are buying a box of cereals: they can source, compare [...]

Setting the bar for sustainability in hospitality

By |2017-09-18T13:26:06+00:00August 16th, 2016|News|

Cornell releases updated benchmarks to enable hotel owners and operators to measure the sustainability levels of their properties in a way that is practical and reflective of industry realities. Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, in collaboration with 11 international hotel companies, last week released the latest set of benchmarks measuring the sustainability level of a [...]