Saturday, November 26, 2022

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although...

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...

PVC cables sector has worked to reduce toxic emissions, as sector conference explores

The most recent developments in sustainability and innovation in the PVC cables sector were discussed on 5 October at the 3rd PVC4Cables* Conference in...

Cost of living pressures threaten sustainable consumption

UK household carbon emissions increased less than expected in 2021 despite the easing of national lockdown restrictions, according to new research by consulting firm...

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...

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...

Camera-based study reveals methane leaks far worse than expected in New Mexico region

The amount of methane leaking from a huge US oil- and gas-producing region is several times greater than federal government estimates, according to...

Drive to net zero at risk from “almost useless” myriad of data, warns UK...

A lack of common carbon emissions reporting standards across industry “risks completely undermining the UK’s drive to net zero”, a leading UK strategic manufacturing...

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...
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.

120-fold increase in CCUS needed to hit global net zero target

CCUS needs new business models; state subsidies alone may not create needed growth, says says McKinsey & Company report Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)...

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,...

Government not sufficiently grappling with skills gap in relation to net zero

Inconsistent Government policy on green jobs and a knowledge-gap in necessary skills are resulting in missed opportunities, the Environmental Audit Committee warns In its...

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....

Carbon capture using MOFs: Northern Ireland firm secures £4.4m funding

Clean Growth Fund and Barclays have invested £4.4m in Belfast’s MOF Technologies as part of a Series A funding round. A spin-out from Queen’s...

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...
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.

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...