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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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Food waste will be transformed into animal food under UKRI-back project

A new project backed with £5.9 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will convert food waste into animal food using insects and carbon-cutting technology.
EU carbon tax

What do manufacturers need to know about the new EU carbon tax policies?

Denise Hatem, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos, shines a light on the forthcoming EU carbon tax policies and advises cross-border manufacturers on how they can prepare for these changes.
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AI reveals over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara Desert

An international team have counted over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara, in an area of West Africa 30 times larger than Denmark.
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Everything you need to know about carbon offsetting

In this environment focus, we explain everything you need to know about carbon offsetting from what is it, why it is so important and how it can help improve environmental issues.
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Tens of thousands of pollution related deaths averted by COVID lockdown

According to a new study, COVID-19 lockdowns across China and Europe have averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution.
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COVID-19 decreased global carbon emissions by 1551 million tonnes

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research analysed real-time data to understand the impact of this unprecedented lockdown on global carbon emissions.
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Overcoming the greatest sustainability obstacles

Valpy Fitzgerald, Director of Green Markets at Opus Energy, highlights the biggest sustainability obstacles SME owners are facing right now in and explores the ways in which they might overcome them.
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Making net-zero easier by embracing solutions for heat, transport and electricity

Andrew Smallbone, Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering, University of Durham and Durham Energy Institute Fellow, explores how net-zero can be made easier by embracing solutions for heat, transport and electricity together.
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Don’t let COVID-19 derail sustainability: Five sustainability actions to take now

Anthony Ainsworth, COO, Industrial & Commercial, npower Business Solutions, highlights the top five sustainability actions local governments can take now to plan their road to net zero.
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China pledges zero-carbon emissions by 2060

Recently, China’s President Xi Jinping announced a shocking pledge for the country to achieve zero-carbon emissions by 2060.
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Tackling inefficiencies in buildings to aid a more sustainable urban environment

Ursula Barr explores the role of IoT energy management systems in solving operational efficiencies, especially for the sustainable urban environment.
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What is being done to reduce supply chain emissions?   

Increased demand for renewables increases carbon exhaustive mining, so how can supply chain emissions be reduced?
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Intelligent district heating: A sustainable solution supporting the energy transition

Carsten Østergård Pedersen, Head of District Energy at Grundfos Holding A/S, speaks to Open Access Government about the enormous benefits of intelligent district heating, and why sustainability should remain at the heart of innovation.
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Building energy efficiency as part of your carbon commitment

Paul Wells, CEO of IM&M, discusses how changing your energy consumption as part of your Intelligent Building Strategy can have a huge impact on both cost and energy usage.
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Solid Oxide cells: Powering a net zero carbon economy

Here, Professor Stephen Skinner, Imperial College London, discusses the potential of solid oxide cells to meet our future energy needs with reduced carbon emissions.
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The Race to Zero – Triggering a Green Recovery

The race to net-zero carbon and a green recovery is on, and here, Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz explains how this will require systems thinking.
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Heat pumps are vital for decarbonising London’s energy sector

According to a new report, decarbonising the heat sector with mass deployment of heat pumps is critical to London achieving net zero emission targets.
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The unaccounted-for side of permafrost carbon

Considering carbon as a lone entity during permafrost thaw is likely to lead to over-confident projections of permafrost carbon emissions, highlights Sophie Opfergelt, Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain, Belgium.
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Energy policy: Reliable, affordable, and clean

Open Access Government explores the priorities of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy for ensuring that the UK has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable, and clean.
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A fifth of global carbon emissions stem from multinationals’ supply chains

A staggering fifth of carbon dioxide emissions come from multinational companies' global supply chains, according to a new study led by UCL and Tianjin University.

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