Report gives support to UK's carbon capture & storage plans
(Thu 19 Apr 2012 12:40)
Government plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to reduce carbon emissions received a cautious welcome today.
UK figures show huge drop in CO2 emissions from new cars
(Wed 18 Apr 2012 19:26)
New cars registered in the UK last year were, on average, 18.0% more fuel efficient than the average car on the road, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in its latest an
Forestry biomass will increase greenhouse gas emissions, study warns
(Wed 18 Apr 2012 18:44)
A large, global move to produce more energy from forest biomass may be possible and already is beginning in some places, but scientists say in a new analysis that such large-scale bioenergy production from forest biomass
Aviation and shipping emissions need to be in carbon budgets, says CCC
(Thu 05 Apr 2012 16:43)
International aviation and shipping emissions should be included in carbon budgets according to a new report from the UK's carbon watchdog, the Committee on Climate Change.
Flexible working trial reveals big benefit for the environment
(Tue 03 Apr 2012 15:29)
Mobile phone giant O2 has released the results of the biggest flexible working initiative of its kind, which shows a big saving for the environment and a significant boost in productivity.
Households use 11% less energy but pay nearly a quarter more for it
(Wed 28 Mar 2012 10:03)
UK households are using less energy but paying more for it than they were five years ago, according to analysis released today by the Office for National Statistics.
Scotland's renewable energy sector now employs 11,000 workers
(Tue 27 Mar 2012 07:38)
A major report by Scottish Renewables has revealed more than 11,000 jobs have been created and maintained by the renewable energy industry in Scotland.
Europe recycles 25bn glass bottles but demand still outstrips supply
(Mon 26 Mar 2012 09:41)
European nations recycled 25 billion glass bottles with a stable recycling rate of 68%, according to new figures published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE).
Consumers prefer energy efficient appliances over smart meters, survey finds
(Thu 22 Mar 2012 10:10)
One of the primary goals of the smart grid movement is to empower consumers with greater control over their use of energy in the home.
Just 4% of Brits agree with Chancellor's stance on the environment
(Tue 20 Mar 2012 10:08)
Only 4 per cent of the British public feel that laws safeguarding Britain's wildlife and countryside are too strong, an exclusive YouGov opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace and the RSPB has found in the run up to to
US has CCS capacity to bury a century's worth of CO2 emissions, study finds
(Tue 20 Mar 2012 09:38)
A new study by researchers at MIT reveals that there is enough capacity in deep saline aquifers in the United States to store at least a century's worth of carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's coal-fired powerpla
UK's Woodland Carbon Code is a million-tonne winner
(Mon 19 Mar 2012 16:19)
Efforts to boost British forests' contribution to tackling climate change reached a key milestone this week. The amount of carbon dioxide predicted to be removed from the atmosphere by woodland planting projects registe
Europe looks to break cycle of unsustainable consumption
(Fri 16 Mar 2012 14:13)
Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways. For example, the things we buy contribute, directly or indirectly through the product lifecycle, to climate change, pollution, biodiver
Schools and NHS could save £228m by cutting energy and water costs
(Thu 15 Mar 2012 19:28)
Money spent on utilities by the NHS and schools and colleges could be dramatically reduced, according to a new study.
Onshore wind energy added less than £5 to household bills last year
(Wed 14 Mar 2012 19:13)
Green energy supplier Ecotricity has slammed “scaremongering” from the anti-wind lobby as the company released figures that confirmed onshore wind power added less than £5 to household energy bills last year.
Official study warns poor air quality at Heathrow Airport could worsen
(Wed 14 Mar 2012 13:55)
With passenger numbers at Heathrow potentially growing by a third to 95 million a year, road traffic around the airport could increase dramatically - worsening already poor air quality unless urgent steps are taken to im
Global green tech market set to grow to near £250 billion
(Tue 13 Mar 2012 18:29)
The global market for green technologies is set to grow to $396 billion (£245 billion) over the next decade, according to a new report by leading US analyst firm Clean Edge.
Economy worries fuel public's doubts of man-made climate change
(Tue 13 Mar 2012 15:56)
In recent years, the American public has grown increasingly sceptical of the existence of man-made climate change. Although pundits and scholars have suggested several reasons for this trend, a new study shows that the r
Fuel poverty on the rise in London, new report warns
(Tue 13 Mar 2012 10:41)
Fuel poverty affects almost a fifth of London households and contributed to 2,500 excess winter deaths last year - and the problem is getting worse, a London Assembly report warns today.
Delivering a clear-cut role for glazing in the Green Deal
(Mon 12 Mar 2012 20:01)
The UK Government’s Green Deal consultation is generating significant controversy. The NSG Group – manufacturer of Pilkington glass – however welcomes clear recognition from the Department of Energy and Climate Cha