The UK’s Committee on Climate Change yesterday urged that Government funding for low-carbon technology research, development and deployment should be protected.
The latest figures for EU greenhouse gas emissions show a continuing reduction, down 11.3% in 2008 compared to 1990 levels, keeping the region on course for a 20% reduction by 2020.
Bristol City Council is looking for companies with the expertise to design, develop and demonstrate a hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry.
PlanetSolar unveiled what it claims is the world’s largest vessel powered by solar power late last week in Germany.
The UK Government released figures yesterday confirming that greenhouse gas emissions fell 1.9% in 2008 and will far exceed targets set by the Kyoto Protocol.
World leaders – 119 of them – converge on the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen today, but the likelihood of reaching an actual deal remains on a knife edge.
EU environment ministers have agreed on plans that would see the aviation sector set a target of reducing emission 10% on 2005 levels by 2020, while shipping would have a 20% reduction target.
The UK’s Carbon Trust is launching a search for the country’s top innovators in low-carbon technology.
At the end of last week, the United Nations shipping agency the International Maritime Organisation agreed to voluntary proposals to reduce emissions.
As part of the UK’s action plan to realise targets of a 34% reduction in emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis unveiled the Government’s strategy to reduce emissions from transport.