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The Stern Review: Mitigation

Nick Robbins

31st December, 2008

Carbon pricing could totally change the way companies operate. Nick Robbins ask if the city is ready to make the leap more...
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Clean coal myth at E-On's Kingsnorth

News

1st July, 2008

Don't believe the carbon capture hype, say MPs and NGOs more...
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Cruise control

Jacqueline Savitz

20th June, 2008

An iceberg sank the Titanic, now it seems international shipping is getting its own back. Jacqueline Savitz reports on an industry given the green light to carry on polluting more...
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Going to extremes

Richard Heinberg

20th June, 2008

As the urgent necessity of our transition away from fossil fuels becomes plain, it’s inevitable that some of us will take that necessity seriously enough to explore the edges of ‘normal’ behaviour. more...
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A bad appraisal

Rebekah Phillips

19th June, 2008

Forget environmental considerations, money’s in the driving seat when it comes to approving transport schemes. It’s time to reappraise the appraisers, says Rebekah Phillips more...
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10 Reasons why organic can save the world

Ed Hamer & Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must farm and eat differently more...
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Proposed trading in aviation emissions 'doesn't go far enough'

News

15th November, 2007

The European Union has been accused of letting the air industry off the hook in tackling carbon dioxide emissions. more...
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Carbon footprint of IT the same as aviation

News

6th November, 2007

Concerns are growing as awareness of the carbon footprint of IT equipment grows. more...

Power On - Clean Coal

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Clean Coal Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the technology of stripping carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil fuels and then burying it as a liquid underground.
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Power On - Energy from Waste

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Each year, UK livestock produce some 60 million tonnes of collectable faeces. If left to run into water-courses or even spread on fields, this waste can lead to the same problems associated with excessive fertiliser use – algal blooms and aquatic life starved of oxygen.
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Power On - Nuclear Power

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Even among green campaigners, nuclear energy is quietly gaining ground as a potential solution to the impending energy crisis. However several issues – particularly those of raw materials, cost and waste – remain unaddressed within the mainstream of opinion.
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Power On - Hydrogen

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

There is much talk of the possibility of a future ‘hydrogen economy’, which will power all our vehicles and homes. It is important to remember that hydrogen is not an energy source; it is an energy carrier. To obtain hydrogen it must be split from either natural gas or water molecules. The former, most widely used, method not only requires energy but also gives off carbon dioxide (CO2) in the process. Hydrogen produced in this way requires more energy to make than will eventually be returned when it is used. It makes more sense from a climate perspective to burn the natural gas itself than to convert and re-convert it to hydrogen in this way.
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Power On - Wind

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The UK has been described as the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of wind, with some 50 TWh of onshore and at least 450 TWh of offshore power available every year, well in excess of our current electricity demand.
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Power On - Tidal Power

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The potential for the use of tidal power in the UK is enormous, amounting to, at the very least, 20 per cent of our electricity needs.
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Power On - Solar Power

Jon Hughes, Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Every year, each square metre of the UK receives between 900 and 1200 kWh of solar radiation. Capturing just some of this energy could make a significant contribution to fulfilling our energy requirements.
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Ocean CO2 'sponge' effect slowing down

News

22nd October, 2007

A ten year study by scientists at the University of East Anglia has concluded that the ocean is absorbing less CO2 than it was ten years ago. more...
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US greenhouse gas bill proposed

News

19th October, 2007

Two US Senators have proposed a bill which would force the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60 per cent by 2050. more...
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Big Coal sent packing in Iowa

News

17th October, 2007

Campaigners in the US are celebrating a victory against a proposed coal power plant in Iowa, Environmental News Services reports. more...
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UK trying to wriggle out of renewables commitments

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15th October, 2007

A leaked document revealed by the Guardian over the summer showing how the Government was preparing to dodge its EU commitments on renewable energy has been borne out in a new round of EU talks. more...
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Brits have biggest air travel footprint in world

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11th October, 2007

Britons are the world's worst polluters in terms of emissions from aviation, a new study has revealed. more...
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Greenpeace shut down coal-powered monster in Kent

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9th October, 2007

Greenpeace campaigners yesterday shut down Kingsnorth coal power station in Kent to send a message that expansion plans for coal power in the UK are outdated and dangerous. more...
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Biofuels drive could cause more harm than good

News

8th October, 2007

China has announced a major drive towards the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel - just as another report pours more water on the idea that biofuels will end the energy crisis. more...
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Howard downplays climate risks to farmers

News

27th September, 2007

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has brushed off the risks posed by climate change to the continent's farmers, saying that a 'sense of proportion' was needed. more...
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No more greenwash, groups tell Government

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20th September, 2007

The government's own quango, the Energy Saving Trust, and centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research have accused the government of succumbing to greenwash and not making it easy for the public to understand how they can reduce CO2 emissions. more...
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US Chief Scientist says world could become 'unliveable' under global warming

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14th September, 2007

The US Government's chief scientist Professor John Marburger has admitted that the world could become 'unliveable' if CO2 emissions are not checked. more...

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