Jillian Ambrose

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03 09 2021 | 14:35

Warmth from the earth and air: could heat pumps replace our gas boilers?

The fuels we use to warm our homes create a carbon burden. Systems that capture ambient heat could offer a solution One of the greatest contributors to pollution is such a part of everyday life it…

05 07 2021 | 10:41

Five Asian countries account for 80% of new coal power investment

China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam plan to build more than 600 coal power units Five Asian countries are jeopardising global climate ambitions by investing in 80% of the world’s planned new…

28 06 2021 | 12:39

‘This isn’t ideological’: reluctant ‘green hero’ behind Exxon coup.

Tiny hedge fund Engine No 1 says a strong climate strategy simply makes good business sense. The activist hedge fund behind ExxonMobil’s boardroom coup last week has claimed another seat from the…

01 06 2021 | 17:07

‘Black Wednesday’ for big oil as courtrooms and boardrooms turn on industry.

Campaigners sense turning point as shareholders, boards and The Hague act to force Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell to cut pollution. The world’s patience with the fossil fuel industry is wearing thin…

29 03 2020 | 14:28

World's wind power capacity up by fifth after record year.

Offshore windfarms and onshore projects in US and China fuel one of strongest years on record. The world’s wind power capacity grew by almost a fifth in 2019 after a year of record growth for…

16 02 2020 | 05:21

Oil firms risk public backlash if profits put before climate, says IEA .

Some companies have taken steps to combat crisis but report says more could be done The world’s energy watchdog has warned the oil and gas industry that it risks a public backlash by failing to act…

14 02 2020 | 06:35

BP sets net zero carbon target for 2050.

New CEO Bernard Looney reveals plan to invest more in low-carbon businesses BP’s new chief executive has set an ambitious target to shrink the oil firm’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050 by…

26 11 2019 | 05:32

Global use of coal-fired electricity set for biggest fall this year.

The world’s use of coal-fired electricity is on track for its biggest annual fall on record this year after more than four decades of near-uninterrupted growth that has stoked the global climate…

21 11 2019 | 09:01

Methane emissions from coalmines could stoke climate crisis – study.

Millions of tonnes belched into atmosphere as bad as shipping and aviation emissions combined, researchers find The methane emissions leaking from the world’s coalmines could be stoking the global…

24 10 2019 | 07:25

Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think.

Pace of progress raises hope that fossil fuel companies could lose their domination. The world’s rising reliance on fossil fuels may come to an end decades earlier than the most polluting companies…

24 10 2019 | 07:23

Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years - report.

Energy agency says solar power will drive faster than forecast growth in renewables. Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next…