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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 [...]

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 [...]

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”. [...]

China’s EEmissions Trading Scheme Puts Australian Companies on Notice

By |2017-10-04T15:11:58+00:00October 5th, 2017|News|

The launch of China’s national carbon market could also harm the competitiveness of Australian products For a brief and shining moment in 2012, Australia was at the global forefront of climate change action, as one of the first countries to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. It lasted only two years, and was repealed [...]