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White vans go green: Half a million builders and plumbers needed to reach Net...

New research appears to show that a “retrofit army” of nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers will be needed to meet the Government’s objective of becoming Net Zero by 2050

Legal challenge to exclusion of waste incinerators from post-Brexit emissions trading scheme

A legal challenge has been issued to the Government’s decision to exclude municipal waste incinerators from the UK Emissions Trading Scheme - the replacement...

Up-scaling CO2 capture

Zürich-based Climeworks, a firm developing direct-air capture (DAC) technology, an ambitious approach to removing CO2 from the atmosphere, has signed the agreements with both Carbfix - a firm with a proprietary approach to turning CO2 into stone underground - and ON Power, an Icelandic geothermal energy provider

Stop perverse climate impact of biomass by radically reforming CO2 accounting rules, says advisory...

Several European countries who are considered leaders in climate protection owe their apparently good emission reductions to biomass. These might turn out to look...

Monitoring an important greenhouse gas (Sponsored content)

By Juhani Lehto, Product Manager, Vaisala, Finland. Scientists at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have employed Vaisala carbon dioxide sensors in their research...

UK Government appoints Arup as sustainability consultant for COP26

The UK Government, as hosts of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), has selected engineering, design and consultancy firm Arup to help it...

Scrapping red diesel will add £1 per tonne to Council waste bills, says recovery...

Joseph Doherty, MD of Re-Gen Waste, which provides materials recovery facilities for Council waste in the UK, has questioned the wisdom of Government plans...

Future of business travel up in the air: overseas trips could be cut by...

The majority of sustainability professionals (89%) think their company’s overseas travel in the next two to three years will be significantly reduced compared to...

Sponsored content: Transportable VOC emissions analyser submitted for QAL1 certification

By James Clements, Managing Director, Signal Group As a British developer and manufacturer of gas analysers, Signal Group follows the emergence of international Standards very...

Climate Week NYC to go ahead in September 2020

On 6 April, climate-action non-profit The Climate Group announced that Climate Week NYC will not be postponed and will take place as scheduled on...
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Top tips for CEMS selection

When it comes to choosing the right emissions measurement solution, there are several key factors that need to be weighed at the outset.

Heathrow plans grounded

Plans to proceed with building a third runway at Europe's biggest airport were overturned by the Court of Appeal on 26 February, on environmental grounds, placing the future of the £14 billion project in doubt. Envirotec writes

Three billion tons less CO2 emissions by 2030 possible with photonics, says study

Photonics technologies can contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by three billion tons per year by 2030, according to a new study...

‘Urgent action’ needed if Scotland’s transport sector is to meet net zero targets, according...

Net zero offers ‘huge economic development opportunity’ for Scotland But significant investment and urgent action is required Interconnectivity between different modes of transport...

Planned UK spaceports could add significantly to emissions of climate-warming gases

The black carbon emitted by rocket launches has a climate warming impact of up to 1,500 times stronger than CO2 per unit of...

Delivering cleaner vehicles and better air quality: Educational roadshow returns to Scotland

An initiative with a brief to help drive up safety and compliance standards in the transport sector (including in relation to air quality and...

Stemming the streams: Reducing the environmental cost of video content

The rise in video streaming is one of the biggest hidden culprits behind rising emissions in developed countries. Sergio Grce, CEO of video-streaming expert...

We need to go “beyond net-zero”, says circularity group

We need to go “beyond net-zero” to combat the climate crisis by tackling our huge consumption habit, said Zero Waste Scotland's chief executive Iain...

CO2 monitors facilitate rollout of environmentally friendly refrigeration in Australian supermarkets

Supermarkets all over Australia and New Zealand are benefiting from advanced carbon dioxide monitors, says measurement expert Vaisala, as new natural refrigeration systems are...
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Embracing the suck

As the slipping of climate targets continues, it's becoming increasingly clear that cutting emissions won't be enough to keep global temperature increases below the 2ºC target enshrined by the 2015 Paris agreement.