US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a $3.18 billion investment in commercial-scale carbon capture and storage technologies on Friday.
UK Secretary of State Lord Mandelson yesterday launched a review of the country’s construction industry to identify how it can meet the challenges of a low-carbon future.
ScottishPower claims to have made a breakthrough in reducing the amount of energy required to separate carbon emissions at its coal-fired Longannet Power Station.
Developing nations need £10 billion a year to develop and deploy low-carbon technologies, according to a report from the University of Sussex Energy Group.
The UK lacks the necessary skills to become a low-carbon economy at the speed required, according to a report from the Aldersgate Group.
The Queen’s speech yesterday outlined the UK Government’s next steps towards a low-carbon economy.
Yesterday US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged to try and make real progress on climate change at next month’s meeting in Copenhagen.
The number of carbon capture and storage projects around the world is on the increase, according to a new US Department of Energy database, and the rate of increase is accelerating.
A damning study from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers says that achieving the UK’s target of an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050 is unlikely and other approaches will be needed to mitigate climate change.
Earlier this week, the UK Environment Agency unveiled its strategy for the next five years that it says will help reduce the country’s emissions and tackle climate change.