The UK government announced yesterday that it is to delay its decision on whether aviation and shipping emissions should be included in carbon budgets until 2016.
Global warming gases like CO2 are increasing and the “emissions gap” between climate change and policies is widening, warns the United Nations Environmental Programme.
The influential parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee is urging the UK government not to exclude aviation and shipping from the country’s 2050 climate target.
International transporters Cargill, chemicals manufacturer Huntsman and oil trader UNIPEC have pledged to only charter more efficient vessels for international shipping.
After many threats, the European Commission has finally reached the end of its patience and announced that it will take its own action to curb greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.
The Isle of Wight off the UK’s south coast is to become a test bed for hydrogen fuel technology in a £4.66 million project led by energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power.
Scottish greenhouse gas emissions were up 3.1% in 2010 on the previous year, but still show an overall downward reduction of 22.8% on 1990 levels.
The UK has taken top spot in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies drawn up by the not-for-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
The International Maritime Organization failed to make significant headway last week during discussions in London on market-based measures to curb carbon dioxide emissions from international shipping.
The International Maritime Organization is meeting in London this week to discuss the introduction of market-based measures for curbing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.