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“Antiquated” climate negotiations obstruct agreement, claims research

“Antiquated” climate negotiations obstruct agreement, claims research

As the latest United Nations climate summit kicks off in Doha, Qatar this week, UK researchers say that the “antiquated” structure of the negotiations obstruct agreement.

Making trucks more efficient could bring fuel savings

Making trucks more efficient could bring fuel savings

Existing technologies that improve the fuel efficiency of trucks could save owners over $26,000 per vehicle and reduce CO2 emissions by 624 million tonnes, according to new research.

Clean energy investment falling short of international promises

Clean energy investment falling short of international promises

Developed nations’ investment in clean energy generation and biofuels in emerging economies last year fell well short of the $100 billion promised at previous United Nations’ climate summits in Copenhagen, Cancún and Durban.

CCS could cut cost of UK’s carbon targets by 1% of GDP, says report

CCS could cut cost of UK’s carbon targets by 1% of GDP, says report

If the public and private sector can overcome the financing challenges of rolling out carbon capture and storage (CCS), the prize could be huge, according to a new report.

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Hitachi closes deal to buy E.ON and RWE’s nuclear venture

Hitachi closes deal to buy E.ON and RWE’s nuclear venture

Japanese company Hitachi yesterday completed its acquisition of German energy companies E.ON and RWE’s UK joint nuclear venture Horizon Nuclear Power for £696 million.

Al Khor beach in Doha, Qatar. (Credit Martin Belam)

Qatar justifies choice as host of UN climate change summit

Qatar justifies choice as host of UN climate change summit

The Gulf state of Qatar says it is right the choice to host the United Nations climate change summit in Doha this week.

Scotland’s renewables target achievable but only if issues addressed

Scotland’s renewables target achievable but only if issues addressed

The Scottish Government’s target of generating 100% renewable electricity by 2020 is achievable but only if a number of issues are addressed, according to a Parliamentary report.

Five UK cities to lead electric car boom, says research

Five UK cities to lead electric car boom, says research

UK energy supplier British Gas is welcoming research that indicates that London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Epsom and Brighton will lead a ‘boom’ in take up of electric cars.

UN climate change summit opens in Doha with calls for action

UN climate change summit opens in Doha with calls for action

The United Nation’s climate change negotiations open in Doha, Qatar today with calls for action from around the world.

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Ofgem plugs £45 million into low-carbon technologies

Ofgem plugs £45 million into low-carbon technologies

UK energy regulator Ofgem is investment £45.5 million in five diverse projects from an intelligent socket to control electric vehicle charging to ways of making it easier and cheaper to hook up renewables to the grid.