Tagged with climate change

Climate campaigners issued proceedings for a judicial review of the energy planning policies in UK

Climate campaigners issued proceedings for a judicial review of the energy planning policies in UK

After officials refused to overhaul the rules, climate campaigners issued proceedings for review of rules supporting fossil fuel projects. Jillian Ambrose discusses the latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Legal case launched over UK’s ‘outdated’ energy policies The government faces a legal challenge over a set of “outdated” energy policies which … Continue reading

Focusing on energy demand reduction clearly presents the lowest mitigation challenges and provides huge potential mitigation impacts

Focusing on energy demand reduction clearly presents the lowest mitigation challenges and provides huge potential mitigation impacts

A team of international researchers, including scientists at the University of Leeds, have used 7,000 studies from across the globe to develop a list of the most effective changes to household consumption to cut our carbon footprints. Harry Cockburn explains in an article on The Independent website.   Two years of vegan living cancelled out … Continue reading

Clear-cutting old-growth forests to produce wood pellets to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation would release more carbon into the atmosphere than it would save

Clear-cutting old-growth forests to produce wood pellets to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation would release more carbon into the atmosphere than it would save

A new scientific study argues that wood pellets, considered a “carbon neutral” product may not be so neutral. Carl Meyer explains in an article on the National Observer website.   Wood pellets from clear-cut, old-growth forests may not be carbon neutral Clear-cutting old-growth forests to produce wood pellets to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation … Continue reading

Tribute to one of the world’s major climate change scientists: “his was the voice that always carried real authority”

Tribute to one of the world’s major climate change scientists: “his was the voice that always carried real authority”

A towering figure in tackling global heating, the UK climate science pioneer Sir John Houghton has died at 88, a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy between 1981 and 2014and  now chair the British Energy Efficiency Federation, provides a personal tribute on the Climate News … Continue reading

The European banking sector has made sluggish progress on tackling the climate crisis in the last three years

The European banking sector has made sluggish progress on tackling the climate crisis in the last three years

According to new research by responsible investment organisation ShareAction, the European banking sector has made sluggish progress on tackling the climate crisis in the last three years. The European Union institutions have been actively trying to bring in the financial institutions to play a bigger role in financing needed low-carbon energy initiatives. One is the … Continue reading