The Ecologist


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The most important meeting you've probably never heard of...and it's happening this week

Joe Ware

12th October, 2016

This week in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, nations are meeting to hammer out a plan to phase out Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which are guilty of accelerating climate change. At the heart of the talks will be the date at which the world will end their use. JOE WARE reports more...

India - the new global warming villain

Oliver Tickell

25th October 2013

India has blocked progress on an agreement to reduce emissions of the HFC super-powerful greenhouse gases. more...
Dead fridges

Campaigners issue warning on refrigerant emissions

Dearbhla Crosse

October 27th, 2010

UK efforts to combat ozone-depleting CFC gases has seen supermarkets and other refrigerant users switch to a problematic alternative in HFCs more...
Heat pumps

Heat pumps no more eco-friendly than gas-fired boilers - new research

Tom Levitt

8th October, 2010

Government subsidies to replace oil or traditional electric heating with heat pumps ignore the global warming impact of their HFCs, argues new analysis more...

Barclays Bank, British Gas and RBS implicated in ‘scandalous’ carbon trading scheme


24th June, 2010

British companies accused of profiting from emissions trading scheme while consumers foot the bill more...
HFC-23 briefcase full of cash

Let's stop people scamming billions from the carbon market

Fionnuala Walravens

8th April, 2010

It was a loophole that most of us thought had been sewn up. But new research shows that companies are continuing to cash in on the 'super' greenhouse gas HFC-23 more...
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Carbon Trading Scam Exposed


18th January, 2007

Collusion between UK carbon trading firms and Chinese factories is allowing them to make big profits without any significant reduction in carbon emissions. more...

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