New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

According to provisional data published recently by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the EU in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grammes of CO2 per kilometre. For the first time, the average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased. Manufacturers … Continue reading

The largest peacekeeping missions in the world are in countries most exposed to climate change

The largest peacekeeping missions in the world are in countries most exposed to climate change

We are always trying to better understand the impact of climate change. Lewis Sanders IV writes on the Deutsche Welle website about the impact on peacekeeping missions. Climate change is threatening the success of peacekeeping missions, according to a recent briefing. Climate change threatens peace efforts: SIPRI The largest peacekeeping missions in the world are … Continue reading

UK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy

UK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy

Reaching our long-term climate goals will not be easy.  The state is ready to disrupt or phase out the most polluting business activities to meet 2050 target. The government is to begin “purposefully disrupting” industries to spur the move to a zero-carbon economy, after voting through the 2050 target this month. Jillian Ambrose explains in … Continue reading

Seeing efficiency gains in the agricultural sector

Seeing efficiency gains in the agricultural sector

All sectors of the economy need to improve their productivity.  Dan Healing explains in an article on the CBC website about the situation in Canada. Are there similar gains in other countries? Canadian agriculture is using more energy — but more efficiently too Third-generation farmer Ron Lamb remembers his father pulling six-metre-wide crop-seeding equipment around … Continue reading

Using supermarket fridges as a “virtual battery”

Using supermarket fridges as a “virtual battery”

One of Britain’s major grocery chains has completed trials that show chiller aisles offer possibility of being ‘virtual battery’ for the national grid system.  Jillian Ambrose explains in an article in The Guardian.   Cool running: supermarket fridges could help power UK Supermarket freezer aisles could soon help power the National Grid after trials found … Continue reading