CO2 pollution

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02 08 2022 | 11:14

IEEFA: More subsidies proposed for a failing and risky gas industry

There is much to disagree with in the proposed Australian Government “ramping up” of funding for the Beetaloo Basin gas expansion.

28 07 2022 | 20:31

CENTRAL AFRICA: COMIFAC defines sustainable management of forest ecosystems

"The State of Central African Forests 2021". This is the title of the new report by the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC). It was presented on 7 July 2022 in Libreville, Gabon, on the…

28 07 2022 | 19:17

Disney VIP world tour will produce 6.2 tonnes of carbon for each guest

Disney is marketing a $110,000-a-ticket elite package tour that comes with a carbon price tag of 6.2 tonnes of emissions for each guest – 20 times more than a person in a low-income country accounts…

20 06 2022 | 12:29

Congo peat: The 'lungs of humanity' which are under threat

A giant slab of carbon-rich peat, discovered in central Africa, is under threat from uncontrolled development - posing a significant risk for future climate change, writes BBC Africa correspondent…

08 06 2022 | 07:18

EU faces legal challenge over plan to fast-track gas projects

An EU plan to fast-track funding and permits for 30 gas projects is facing a legal challenge from NGOs including ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth Europe.

07 06 2022 | 22:18

Op-ed: Putting coal into an African perspective

Since the presidency of Thabo Mbeki, plans have been periodically put forward to increase South Africa’s nuclear output. At present, Africa’s only nuclear power plant, Koeberg, supplies electricity…

02 06 2022 | 10:48

What ‘greenwashing’ is (and how to spot it)

What ‘greenwashing’ is (and how to spot it) Greenwashing isn’t about getting your dishes clean using the least amount of water. Nor is it an innovative way to clean vegetables. No, it’s much more…

02 06 2022 | 10:42

Do wood burners add to air pollution in cities? Yes, say citizen scientists

Like many parts of the country, Bristol has experienced a huge rise in the number of houses installing wood burners over the past decade. But as they have proliferated, mainly in the wealthier parts…

02 06 2022 | 10:25

Greenhouse gas removal ‘not a silver bullet to achieve net zero’

Many of the UK’s top scientists working on carbon capture technologies do not believe they will be developed and scaled up in time to reach net zero and limit global heating to 1.5C.

02 06 2022 | 10:05

G7 nations pledge to end coal but do not commit to exit by 2030

Ministers from the world's richest democracies agreed on Friday to work to phase out coal-powered energy, although they failed to set a date for doing so, and said the energy crunch brought on by…

10 05 2022 | 08:39

Climate change: COP26 promises will hold warming under 2C

The carbon-cutting promises made at COP26 would see the world warm by just under 2C this century, according to a new analysis. The study finds that if all the pledges made by countries are…

28 04 2022 | 13:25

Why we need Silicon Valley to combat climate change: Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong

Yishan Wong made his name helping to scale Facebook (FB) and PayPal (PYPL) as a software engineer. Now, the former Reddit CEO is applying the lessons of Silicon Valley to the world’s greatest…

28 04 2022 | 13:04

IEEFA: China’s current focus on coal is distinct from long-term goals

Fears that China’s immediate focus on thermal power security has altered its long-term energy transition are unfounded At a recent hearing on “China’s Energy Plans and Practices” held by the US…

28 04 2022 | 12:59

IEEFA: Widespread adoption of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies in South East Asia remains highly unlikely

26 April (IEEFA Asia): Carbon, capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is increasingly attracting attention in South East Asia. However, in the absence of the right drivers, its prospect in the…

28 04 2022 | 12:55

Wind power in China’s Sichuan province reduces CO2 pollution every year

The Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture was home to Sichuan’s first ever wind power base in 2011, and it is now the largest one in Southwestern China. Zheng Songwu has this report. Nobody had…