Friday, September 30, 2022

Measurements show huge methane peaks in the atmosphere after the Nord Stream leaks

The methane leak resulting from the damage to the Nord Stream gas lines in the Baltic Sea is estimated to be equal to the...

AI start-up aims to predict if the world can really avoid a long-term increase...

Permutable AI, an award-winning UK start-up in the field of ESG data, has been awarded a grant by the UK's innovation agency Innovate UK,...

Sponsored Content: MCERTS ensures best available technology for monitoring

ABB’s AWT420 Transmitter as well as the 100GP and 500 Pro pH sensors now join the WaterMaster Electromagnetic flowmeter and AST430 TSS sensor with MCERTS accreditation.

IMechE recommends rethink of UK waste policy

A radical rethink of recycling and waste policy is required to put the UK on a more sustainable path, according to a new report...

Mythbusting sustainable business practices

With misconceptions remaining around the topic of sustainable business practices and given the increasingly challenging economic landscape we find ourselves in, there’s a risk...

England housing strategy could consume over 100% of the nation’s carbon budget

The UK government’s business as usual housing strategy could consume all of England’s cumulative carbon budget consistent with 1.5°C of heating by 2050, unless...

How gas leak detection will help the world keep its methane reduction promise

The signing of the Global Methane Pledge at last year’s COP26 marks a vital step in reducing the impact of industrial activities on the...

Kwasi Kwarteng says biomass wood imports are “not sustainable”

Cooling towers at Drax, North Yorkshire (image credit: Shutterstock.com / Phil Silverman). Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told a private meeting of MPs this week that...

100-MW green hydrogen facility to be built at Port of Felixstowe

Scottish Power has announced (8 August) plans to build a 100-MW green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe, on the Suffolk coast....

Multi-million pound investment needed in carbon capture technology to mitigate CO2 emissions, report finds

Multi-million-pound investment is urgently needed in technologies including direct air capture (DAC) if the UK is to make ‘green’ airports a reality in the...

Two million UK micro-businesses don’t believe reducing their own emissions will make a difference...

Millions of micro-business owners do not believe they can have a positive impact on the UK’s targets for a net-zero economy, according to research...

UK aviation sets sights on net zero by 2040

A new “Jet Zero Strategy” seemingly commits UK domestic aviation to achieving net zero emissions by 2040, and for all airports in England to...

£3 million funding for direct air capture technology in the UK

Almost £3 million in funding has been secured for the direct air capture technology, SMART-DAC, developed by start-up firm CO₂CirculAir BV. It was awarded...

A bad bet on biomass? Critics respond to Drax announcement

UK energy utility Drax has unveiled plans to build "the world’s largest carbon capture facility", with the goal of removing more CO2 from the...
Liquid CO2 storage at the new CCU facility.

UK’s biggest CCU plant opens

Presented as a key milestone in the UK's race to meet its net zero targets, a new Carbon Capture and Usage (CCU) plant has been opened in Northwich, Cheshire by Tata Chemicals Europe.
Biogas facilities at an agricultural site in the Czech Republic.

Leakier than we thought

A new analysis seems to reveal that the supply chains for biogas and biomethane leak twice as much methane as previously thought.
Methane emissions growth during 2020.

No slowdown for lockdown

It seems that methane emissions continued their unrelenting rise in 2020 despite the economic slowdown that accompanied the response to COVID-19. A team of scientists from the University of Leeds has used data from the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite to pinpoint locations with large surges in these emissions, and has reflected on the conclusions that can be drawn.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Continuous mercury monitoring has edge on periodic sampling

The latest changes to the WI BATC document came in December 2019. This document describes the abatement techniques and associated emission levels (BAT-AELs) for waste-to-energy plants, as monitoring expert Gasmet explains.

Groundbreaking begins on new CO2 direct air capture facility

Swiss firm Climeworks says work has begun on the construction of its newest and largest carbon dioxide direct air capture and storage plant -...
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Comment: Clearer direction needed to hit net zero in construction

Simon Richards writes about how the construction industry is taking the lead ahead of the Government when it comes to setting targets to achieve...