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Carbon Emissions refer to the release of Carbon Dioxide gas into the atmosphere. CO2 is produced through the burning of carbon based fossil fuels such as the coal, fuel and oil used in most homes and power stations. Petrol, diesel and jet fuel also produce high levels of CO2.
CO2 is a greenhouse gas meaning it traps the heat from the sun in the atmosphere and warms the earth. However, the increasing levels of CO2 are the causes of the surface temperature increase related to Global Warming.

Carbon Footprint

The amount of Carbon Emissions you release into the atmosphere is known as your Carbon Footprint. The amounts of electricity and fuel used equate to your footprint. The main additions to your carbon footprint come from, how you travel on a daily basis, the amount of electrical appliances you use and the type and amount of electricity you use at to heat your home.

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Sustainable shipping into the next decade

Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), looks ahead to the challenges for international shipping as the next decade approaches.
electricity from renewable sources

Electricity from renewable sources must be stored efficiently

Anke Hagen, Dr.rer.nat, Dr.tec., Professor at DTU Energy explains why it is important that electricity from renewable sources is stored efficiently and why such capacity is needed in the long-term.
hydrogen trains

Hydrogen trains needed to eliminate harmful emissions

Institution calls for urgent action to introduce hydrogen trains in areas outside the electrified rail network in order to eliminate harmful emissions.
low emission buses

£48 million funding provided to bring commuters low emission buses

Commuters will benefit from greener journeys thanks to 263 new low emission buses, Minister Nusrat Ghani has announced.
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Decarbonising the electricity system: Time to act now

The Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) examine the success rate of countries lowering emissions in order to reach new environmental and energy security goals, in a new report.
vehicle emissions

HS2 goes one step closer in tackling vehicle emissions

All diesel HGVs working the length of the HS2 project will be powered by the cleanest available Euro VI engines, going beyond current vehicle emissions standards set here in the UK.
organic waste

Synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic waste biomass

The ToSynFuel project concerns synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic waste biomass.
'net-zero carbon' cluster

UK aims to have world’s first ‘net-zero carbon’ cluster by 2040

The UK could have the world’s first ‘net-zero carbon’ cluster of heavy industry by 2040, thanks to up to £170 million of new funding announced at COP24 climate talks in Poland today (13 December)
energy prices

The energy price hike and what it means for European businesses

ZTP's Martyn Young, discusses what’s happening with energy prices, what businesses can do to mitigate against the rising costs and the outlook for 2019.
energy system

Transforming the energy system: Going from black to green

Director General of the Danish Energy Agency, Kristoffer Böttzauw introduces the work in the Danish Energy Agency to transform the country’s energy system and not least their efforts on the green transition globally
New MOT

New MOT standards improving air quality

The number of cars failing emissions test has more than doubled since the new MOT introduced stricter emission rules to help improve air quality
eco-friendly cities

Top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world

We explore the top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world, detailing their initiatives to get there and their future ambitions to ensure they remain pro-green
energy-positive office

Turning buildings into power stations: The UK’s first energy-positive office

Dr Justin Searle at Swansea University, discusses low carbon affordable buildings and energy-positive structures.
heat networks

Financing the low carbon economy: Heat networks

Meeting the UK’s legally binding climate change targets will require complete or near-complete decarbonisation of heat. This article will explain how heat networks could help to make this possible 
heating

SAP 10: lifting the handbrake on how we decarbonise heat in the UK

Kevin Stickney, Managing Director of Erda Energy, argues recent building assessment factor updates are an overdue (and incomplete) corrective offering a glimpse of the UK’s electrified future for heating.
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UK’s largest companies pledge hundreds of millions to tackle climate change

To mark the government's first ever Green GB & NI Week, top businesses across the UK have announced significant pledges worth hundreds of millions of pounds to tackle climate change
CO2 emissions

World Food Day 2018: CO2 emissions and the dangers of food production

Food production Study reveals annual CO2 emissions for 130 nations, underlining how citizens could reduce their carbon footprint by switching to a vegan diet
net zero emissions

Climate experts advise government on net zero emissions target

Climate experts will advise the government on whether the UK should set a date for a net zero emissions target as the first ever Green GB & NI week launches
household products

Can we rethink how and when we access household products to tackle climate change?

The public is supportive of emission reduction strategies that are likely to bring significant changes to the way we access household products such as clothing, cars, appliances and furniture to tackle climate change, finds a new study led by Cardiff University
Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement: How serious are we about it?

Adel El Gammal, Secretary-General of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) details two crucial conditions for achieving the ambitious energy goals set by the world community in 2015

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