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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.

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
microplastic pollution from cars

Government to tackle particulate matter and microplastic pollution from cars

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Transport Minister Michael Ellis are leading a push to tackle the impact of particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear.
multi-electron redox processes, bioinorganic studies

Bioinorganic studies of multi-electron redox processes

Bioinorganic studies of multi-electron redox processes, from fundamental research to applications in a future renewable energy infrastructure.
power to gas

Power to gas: The steps from theory to practice

The European research project STORE&GO at the finish line and about to publish a roadmap for the future integration of power-to-gas technology, writes Dr Frank Graf from the DVGW Research Centre at the Engler-Bunte-Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
green mortgages

£5 million government funding awarded to develop green mortgages

Households could cut mortgage rates, save money on their energy bills and reduce emissions under new funding to roll out green mortgages.
pass net zero emissions laws

UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emissions laws

The UK today became the first major economy to pass net zero emissions laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050.
electric chargepoints

New requirements for electric chargepoints as UK moves towards net zero

Roads Minister Michael Ellis has announced that all government-funded home electric chargepoints installed in the future must be ‘smart’.
burning trees

The UK must cut emissions, not forests

Sasha Stashwick, a senior advocate at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has spent years lobbying the government to reduce its reliance on burning trees for energy, here she highlights the steps we must take to avoid further ecological and environmental damage.
revolution in energy

It’s time to switch focus to the real revolution in energy

David Hill, Commercial Director, Open Energi talks about the necessary infrastructure required to achieve the government’s ambitious net-zero emissions target and whether the hype matches reality.
green hydrogen

Green hydrogen: Produced from renewable energy sources

Vegard Frihammer, Green Executive Officer/Founder of Greenstat provides a fascinating look at green hydrogen, which is produced from renewable energy sources.
Energy future, Developing Countries

The energy future of developing countries: Technological “leapfrogging”

José Goldemberg, Professor Emeritus, University of São Paulo, explains all we need to know about technological “leapfrogging”, a strategy to face global warming and the energy future of developing countries.
reducing carbon emissions

Hydrogen helping the environment, reducing carbon emissions

Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association details how policies have been implemented that increase the role of hydrogen in various applications – including transportation as one method reducing carbon emissions.
global energy systems

How is electricity storage transforming global energy systems?

While global energy systems undergo a dramatic change, driven by the growth of renewables, it impacts the flexibility in the energy system and changes the way we meet demand and keep our systems in balance.
zero-emission transport innovations

Government awards £25 million to zero-emission transport innovations

Projects across the country are set to benefit from £25 million government investment to develop ground-breaking zero-emission transport innovations.
net zero carbon buildings

UK Green Building Council announces framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Introducing Londons Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Here, alongside Lookers Ford, we look at what Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is and what it means to motorists in central London.
STORE&GO research

How billions of helpers are producing methane from CO2, water and renewable energy

Around 700 billion microorganisms are producing methane from CO2, water and renewable energy in the STORE&GO research facility, as Dr Frank Graf from DVGW Research Centre at Engler-Bunte-Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) describes.
taking action

Canada: Reducing emissions and taking action on climate change

Patricia Fuller, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change, explains how Canada is taking action to reduce emissions and tackle climate change.
flexJET project

flexJET project: Converting flexible waste biomass into sustainable aviation fuel

The Horizon 2020 flexJET project, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, will validate a new integrated process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from waste biomass, Dr Miloud Ouadi explains here.
shipping, sustainable shipping, international shipping

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.

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