Planning the first interregional transfer in the US of carbon-free electricity made available as a result of savings from energy efficiency measures

Planning the first interregional transfer in the US of carbon-free electricity made available as a result of savings from energy efficiency measures

Ralph Cavanagh writes on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about an attempt to send to California electricity produced in the Pacific Northwest, and not needed there because its customers exceeded energy savings targets established by regional planners to ensure adequate Northwest power supplies. This looks like an excellent opportunity to take advantage of electricity … Continue reading

Ammonia could be powering ships within the decade

Ammonia could be powering ships within the decade

Roger Harrabin writes on the BBC website that ocean-going ships could be powered by ammonia within the decade. The industry hopes ammonia will help it tackle climate change, because it burns without CO2 emissions. The creation of the ammonia itself creates substantial CO2, but a report says technology can solve this problem.   Fertiliser could … Continue reading

Fossil fuels are emitting “vastly” more of the potent GHG methane than previously thought

Fossil fuels are emitting “vastly” more of the potent GHG methane than previously thought

Harry Cockburn writes on the Independent website that new research shows the impact of fossil fuels has been vastly underestimated. What does this mean for our policy development and implementation?   Fossil fuels’ impact on planet ‘vastly underestimated’ The oil, gas and coal industries are emitting “vastly” more of the potent greenhouse gas methane than … Continue reading

Decarbonising transport is complicated

Decarbonising transport is complicated

Laurie Wright, Senior Lecturer, Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering at Solent University explains the complexity of decarbonisation of transport.  While it is about the UK, the issues are relevant in virtually all countries. What are your views?   Plane, train, or automobile? The climate impact of transport is surprisingly complicated The 2020s will … Continue reading

Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world over the last decade

Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world over the last decade

Carbon emissions from the power sector fell by 107 million metric tonnes in the past decade. Isabella Cipirska explains about recent developments in an article on the inews website.   Britain’s power system is decarbonising faster than anywhere in the world, report finds Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere … Continue reading