Wednesday, June 23, 2021

FOI reveals half of NHS trusts are charging ahead with EV infrastructure, but off...

According to figures released on 17 June by power management firm Eaton, half (51%) of NHS trusts in the UK have installed EV Charging...

What’s the carbon impact of online video streaming? New research provides updated calculation

A new white paper examines the carbon impact of streaming video on demand, in a bid to give a better impression of the carbon...

Comment: Carbon net zero – we’re halfway there

By Faye Bowser, Head of Energy Solutions, Siemens plc The halfway mark has now passed between 1990, the year that countries who signed the U.N....

Netherlands court rules that Shell must reduce its emissions

Environmental activists hailed a decision by a court in The Hague on 26 May, which ruled that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by...

With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, scientists suggest fundamental policy changes

To live up to their climate pledge under the Paris agreement, EU lawmakers must ensure all 250 million existing as well as all new...

Water industry event discusses opportunity for hydrogen

Green hydrogen - and how the water sector can engage with this ‘green, clean fuel source’ - was the focus of a recent webinar...

Environment Agency says low-carbon concrete flood defences will help it hit net zero by...

The Environment Agency (EA) has pledged to default to low-carbon concrete when constructing flood defences and other critical infrastructure projects, provided they meet performance...

Oil and gas firms committed to radical reinvention expect dramatically greater growth, says report

Report identifies best practices for reinvention and notes that industry leaders expect transformative impact from cloud and a boost in value from low-carbon businesses The...
Casella Guardian2

Sponsored content: Hire management just got easier

Reinforcing Casella’s engineering expertise and experience producing quality monitoring instruments, the Casella Guardian2 can help control site emissions and reduce environmental risks. Casella has introduced new features to make hire management easier.
GEA Sludge Decanter Pro

Sponsored content: Centrifuge reduces emissions

GEA’s centrifuge technology for dewatering sludge is playing a key role in helping waste company Biffa’s recycling plants reduce plastic pollution and CO2 emissions in the UK.

UN shipping agency criticised for fiddling while Arctic melts

A proposal to develop weak non-binding “goal-based guidelines” on pollution prevention in connection with black carbon emissions from ships using heavy fuel oil in...

Urgent action on carbon measurement needed, according to academic group

Unreliable data is responsible for variances of up to 2000% in forecasting carbon usage, prompting an urgent call for common data standards, reporting structures...

Comment: Tesla trucks alone will not save the transport industry

Phill Davies, Co-Founder of Magway, a UK firm behind a new form of e-commerce and freight delivery system, believes the transition to electric vehicles...

Fitting sails and slowing down could cut shipping emissions by up to 40%, says...

Computer-generated image of a ship retro-fitted with sails (image credit: Smart Green Shipping). Fitting sails to cargo ships and sailing more slowly could reduce greenhouse...

Lockdown impacts: New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere

One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, is believed to have had an effect on pollution...

The road to decarbonising transport needs to gather pace, says Siemens

The global technology firm has been talking about how it is helping fleet operators transition to full electric trucks in urban areas, and some...

Swedish EV maker declares intent to develop “a truly climate neutral car by 2030”

Swedish performance EV firm Polestar has declared a “moonshot goal” to create “the first truly climate neutral car by 2030.” The Polestar 0 project will...

Researchers aim to reduce carbon footprint of process which feeds 40% of the world

A new research project is setting out to investigate how to make an industrial process which helps feed nearly half the world’s population more...

UK fusion partnership aims to accelerate net zero progress

A memorandum of understanding was signed on 30 March between The University of Manchester and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), intended to kick...

Net zero target will create up to 1.7 million new jobs by 2030, says...

The Government will not deliver on its commitment to net zero by 2050, say the authors of a new research paper, without taking radical...