Net Zero

We are yet to reach even half way towards our goal for Net Zero, Climate Change Committee claims

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Despite emissions halving in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdowns, the road to net zero is far from half-complete. A new report suggests that while government has been making promises and taking steps towards a greener future for our planet, we’ve got more work ahead of us than many might have hoped for before now.    …

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New Australian rules support priority low emissions technologies after Government grant of AUD$192.5m

New Australian rules support priority low emissions technologies after Government grant of AUD$192.5m

The Australian Government has introduced new regulations that will help develop the next generation of low-emission energy technologies.  The Australian government has allocated AUD$192.5 million (£102m) to enable the ARENA agency to deliver targeted programs and research, including supporting microgrids, reducing barriers for electric vehicle use or vehicles powered by biofuel or clean hydrogen technology, …

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Could blue hydrogen have a worse effect on climate change than the likes of natural gas?

Could blue hydrogen have a worse effect on climate change than the likes of natural gas?

There are calls for green hydrogen to be made the focus after a new study by Cornell and Stanford University found that blue hydrogen could be 20% more damaging, and risks delaying the UK’s decarbonisation action. The research claims that blue hydrogen could potentially be 20% worse for the climate than burning natural gas or …

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Scotland’s largest net zero housing development greenlights sustainable, environmentally-friendly flats.

Scotland’s largest net zero housing development greenlights sustainable, environmentally-friendly flats.

The flats that will be located on Edinburgh’s waterfront are designed to use on-site renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines in order reduce the need for power from nonrenewable resources such as coal or oil.   A Net Zero Energy Building is one that produces enough of its own clean electricity with …

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Bill Gates announces partnership with the EU in “pioneering”goals to support clean technologies

Bill Gates announces partnership with the EU in “pioneering”goals to support clean technologies

Alongside the EU, Bill Gates looks to use The Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst in order to move new investments of up to 820million dollars between next year and 2026.   A new “pioneering” partnership has been announced between the European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, backed by Bill Gates, to boost investments in clean …

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Gas giant and British Gas owner Centrica sell their gas site for £20mil.

Gas giant and British Gas owner Centrica sell their gas site for £20mil.

British Gas owner Centrica announces the sale of its Peterborough site (British GasConnections Limited – BGCL) for £20 million — subject to customary working capital and other completion adjustments — to Whitetower Holdings, an affiliate company.  “The sale is consistent with Centrica’s strategy to become a simpler, leaner group focused on delivering for its customers …

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By 2025, Royal Mail make promises to only order electric new vehicles for use in the workplace by making them the only available vehicle to order.

By 2025, Royal Mail make promises to only order electric new vehicles for use in the workplace by making them the only available vehicle to order.

The Royal Mail has announced that by 2025, only electric vehicles will be available to order. In the meantime, Postmen and women who need a car for their job can apply for a new zero tailpipe emissions company car scheme in April 2022 – perfect timing since this is when deliveries of gas-powered vans are …

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World Benchmarking Alliance, alongside CDP and ADEME, push for preventative measures within the oil and gas sector, with ongoing concerns that the world will reach rising temperatures of 1.5°C.

World Benchmarking Alliance, alongside CDP and ADEME, push for preventative measures within the oil and gas sector, with ongoing concerns that the world will reach rising temperatures of 1.5°C.

With 0 of 100 companies involved in the report taking the step to commit to oil and gas exploration, whilst simultaneously acknowledging that this is one of the largest contributors to the global climate emergency.   The study measures 100 major oil and gas firms on whether they are taking appropriate action to drive down …

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Partner needed to deliver climate change event in Slovakia, says the British Embassy

Partner needed to deliver climate change event  in Slovakia, says the British Embassy

Slovakia is asking for a minimum of 15 commitments to carbon neutrality from cities, towns and regions. To do this they are holding a bidding process with an incentive package that includes videos where the mayor of their town commits to going green in front of children who will be excited about making Slovakia greener …

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20% of Europe’s most polluted cities reported to be in the UK, 5 counties named

20% of Europe’s most polluted cities reported to be in the UK, 5 counties named

The five cities in the UK that make up 20 areas across Europe with the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are according to new findings from Airly’s recent survey alongside the European Common Air Quality Index (CAQI). Ranking second on an index based on European Common Air Quality Index during May, Newcastle-upon-Tyne was found …

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