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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.

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.
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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.
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.
electricity system

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

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