Climate Change

28th June 2018
Time For UK Clean Growth Plans To Turn Into Concrete Policies

Time For UK Clean Growth Plans To Turn Into Concrete Policies

The government’s Clean Growth Strateg must be complemented by clear regulations and incentives to support decarbonisation in sectors that have shown negligible progress, the Aldersgate Group says. Overall, UK emissions are down 43% compared to the 1990 baseline while the … Continue reading

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26th June 2018
Green Finance Institute To Launch In The City Of London

Green Finance Institute To Launch In The City Of London

The Government has announced it will co-fund a new Green Finance Institute with the City of London Corporation to champion sustainable finance in the UK and abroad.  The Institute, which will be based within the City of London Corporation, was … Continue reading

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31st May 2018
Dutch EfW Plant To Capture CO2 For Horticultural Greenhouses

Dutch EfW Plant To Capture CO2 For Horticultural Greenhouses

AVR will be the first waste-to-energy (EfW) company in the Netherlands to construct a large-scale CO2 capture system that will supply greenhouse horticulture areas. The CO2, released at AVR after the incineration of residual waste serves as an important raw material for … Continue reading

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16th May 2018
Government Must “Urgently Plug” Clean Growth Policy Gap

Government Must “Urgently Plug” Clean Growth Policy Gap

Ministers must publish a plan to secure the investment needed to meet the UK’s carbon budgets after a series of Government policy changes have contributed to a “collapse” in clean energy investment, according to a new Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) … Continue reading

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14th May 2018
Resource Efficiency Could Boost Government Climate Policy

Resource Efficiency Could Boost Government Climate Policy

UK emissions are currently expected to exceed the fourth and fifth carbon budgets, but new research by the Green Alliance shows resource efficiency could give a major boost to government climate policy. The government is considering a net zero carbon emissions target … Continue reading

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6th April 2018
World’s Electricity Generated By Renewables Rises To 12

World’s Electricity Generated By Renewables Rises To 12.1%

The proportion of world electricity generated by wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geothermal, marine and small hydro rose from 11% in 2016 to 12.1% in 2017. This corresponds to approximately 1.8 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions avoided. A record 157 … Continue reading

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19th March 2018
Has DS Smith Cracked The Coffee Cup Recycling Challenge?

Has DS Smith Cracked The Coffee Cup Recycling Challenge?

Following months of in-depth research, UK-based packaging and paper company, DS Smith, has found a solution to the coffee cup recycling challenge, it says. Using its state-of-the-art paper mill in Kent, the company believes it could recycle up to the … Continue reading

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30th March 2017
Brexit Deal Conditional On UK Adhering To Environment Policies

Brexit Deal Conditional On UK Adhering To Environment Policies

A leaked European Parliament resolution has stated that the UK must adhere to EU environment and climate change policy and legislation if it wants to negotiate a future trading relationship after Brexit. Documents published yesterday by the Guardian set out … Continue reading

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