The latest low carbon economy news and issues affecting CO2 reductions, carbon footprints, from biofuels and technology to climate change policies and regulations
Emissions from cars on UK roads have reduced by almost a quarter in the last decade, with the average new vehicle now emitting around 133.1 grams of CO2 per kilometre, according to industry and Government figures released today.
Barack Obama said more about climate change in his inauguration speech – and expressed it more forcefully – than he did at any point in the 2012 election campaign and during much of his first term.
'Black carbon’, or soot, produced from household wood burners and diesel engines may have twice the impact on global warming than previously thought and its man-made effect on climate change is second only to carbon dioxide, according to a new study.
This week, international policy makers from 33 developed and developing nations gather in London for the Global Climate Legislative Summit (GLOBE). This is Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey’s speech to the summit.
A 53 per cent household recycling rate – the highest across the UK – is one of the major contributing factors for the "good progress" made by Wales to meet tough carbon reduction targets, but much work still remains, according to the UK climate change watchdog.
Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has postponed a decision on whether to include greenhouse gases from shipping and aeroplanes in the UK's carbon targets.
The row over the coalition's energy policy is set to be reignited on Wednesday with the threat of a backbench rebellion on the new energy bill, led by former Tory minister Tim Yeo.
George Osborne on Wednesday fired the starting gun on a new "dash for gas" that will partly use tax breaks for shale production, though the Government admitted it did not know whether future gas prices would rise or fall.
Give A Car, a social enterprise that scraps cars for charities, has joined forces with environmental charity, Trees for Cities, to offer motorists the chance to plant saplings in return for their unwanted vehicles.
The Isle of Wight will host the first Ecoislands Global Summit next week, a two-day event seeking to achieve something that has so far eluded most Governments around the world –clear goals on sustainability.
More than half of residential landlords are considering taking advantage of the Green Deal, the Government’s energy efficiency programme set to launch in October, according to a survey by the National Landlords Association (NLA).
The growing row over biofuels is ready to flare up again with German researchers claiming to have found evidence that European-produced biodiesel does not meet the sustainability targets claimed by Brussels.
Carmakers will have to slash the carbon emissions of new cars sold in Europe by a third by 2020, according to leaked European Commission documents seen by the Guardian.
The climate benefits of switching from coal to shale gas have been called into question by leading investor in gas Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP).
The negative effects of spikes in fossil fuel prices on the UK economy could be more than halved by 2050 as a result of green policies, according to analysis commissioned by the Government.