Sunday, January 23, 2022
How ACOEM UK is tackling the emissions-reduction challenge.

Emissions reductions: Getting down to it

Environmental services firm ACOEM UK has been stepping up its commitment to actively pursuing carbon emission reductions over the last 12 months.

New lawsuits challenge UK government’s “greenwashing and climate delay”

Both ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth are taking the government to court over strategies intended to advance the transition to a low emissions...

Satellite images prompt felling trees to help peatlands recover

A satellite map technology has seemingly revealed that vast areas of peatlands in Scotland are in such a poor condition that landowners involved in...

Not-so-fast fashion? Captured carbon incorporated in fabric of Zara dress range

A collaboration between biotech firm LanzaTech and Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has led to the design of a capsule collection for the latter’s largest...

New stove emissions regulation sets a minimum standard

From 1st January 2022, a new regulation will impose Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters. Regulation (EU) 2015/1185 24/5/2015 describes the...

Recent net zero cities ranking puts Brighton and Hove on top

Brighton and Hove appears to be the UK city closest to becoming net zero, according to a recent analysis1 of emissions per capita from...

COP26 must launch a reinvigorated UK effort on climate change, says CCC

A new independent assessment of COP26 and the critical next steps for the UK was published on 2 December by the Climate Change Committee...

New online tool to help UK ports transition to net zero

A free online tool to help UK ports meet their net zero targets has created by National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) in partnership with...
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Data analytics application helps industry tackle emissions and make the shift towards predictive maintenance

• ABB Ability™ Genix Datalyzer is a cloud-based data analytics solution for fleet-wide management and optimization of emissions monitoring equipment in highly regulated industries...

“Top down governance is flawed”, says report on local government and net zero

New research from UK100 contains a stark warning from two major UK business leaders that the current model of ‘top down’ climate governance is...

Airports’ decarbonisation plans remain intact despite Covid-19 impacts, says report

A study by researchers at the University of Surrey and Heathrow Airport appears to show that the disruption to airport operators caused by Covid-19...

Observers reflect on a disappointing COP26

COP26 concluded on 13 November amidst widespread disappointment from environmental commentators about a lack of significant progress on the promises made in Paris in...
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Looking back on the future

A new book deals with the psychological, cultural and practical changes many believe will be necessary to avoid climate catastrophe - or, if it's too late to avoid it, to advance strategies of adaptation. That doesn't mean to just shrug and say "let's make the best of it", but rather to embrace - as an accompaniment to ever more concerted emissions reduction - planning for a world that is changing drastically, as Envirotec discovered.

Quick characterisation of critical thermal data

Intelligent sensing solutions firm FLIR (part of Teledyne Technologies) has released the latest versions of FLIR Research Studio software.

Strategic moves and sustainability

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has launched several new services and strategies.
Protea 200 analyser

Fume faculties

Underpinning the effort to comply with marine emissions regulations is the monitoring of these exhaust gases, and instrumentation seems an indispensable support for marine operators under pressure to make good decisions with respect to things like fuel selection and the specification of scrubber systems. Envirotec asked continuous emissions monitoring expert Protea for insight into the topic.

Multi-gas detector for simultaneous hazard detection

Whether you’re protecting workers or first responders — in industries from steel and wastewater to paper and pulp — Honeywell BW Flex delivers the flexibility you need.
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Time for adaptation?

"The Glasgow COP is going to fail us," writes Rupert Read in one of the essays in a new collection, Climate Adaptation. Speaking at the launch of the book in Glasgow on 30 October, he shared some of his views on the measures that might constitute a successful COP, or a not-entirely-disastrous-one, at least.

“The end of the fossil fuel era” may be in sight following COP pledge

The end of the fossil fuel era appeared to have come a significant step closer with the signing of a joint commitment to phase...
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Line walking limits

Most consumers across the world are supplied with gas via local distribution networks which vary in size depending on the country. In the UK there is 280,000 kilometres of pipework; in France 170,000 kilometres and in the US over 3 million kilometres.