Tag Archive for 'carbon capture and storage'

The longer we wait to tackle carbon emissions the more costly it will be

September 12th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The short-term costs of climate change mitigation could substantially increase if there is a further delay in the implementation of comprehensive international climate policies. Global economic growth would be cut back by up to 7% within the first decade after climate policy implementation if the current international stalemate is continued until 2030 – compared to […]

Carbon Capture and Storage facility development too slow for reduction required in CO2 emissions

December 16th, 2012 by University of Edinburgh

According to carbon capture & storage researchers, progress in the crucial technology designed to combat climate change is worryingly slow. Work on creating facilities for carbon capture and storage – which removes carbon dioxide from power plants and stores it deep underground – is not progressing sufficiently. Lack of progress will lead to failure to […]

Is Green Growth possible?

December 4th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Economic growth not only leads to rising turnovers and incomes but also increases greenhouse-gas emissions. Can “Green Growth” be a way out of this dilemma? Is it “a fairytale or a strategy”? Issues like this are being debated at the international climate summit in Doha. British growth critic Professor Tim Jackson; and Ottmar Edenhofer, chief […]

IEA report urges energy efficiency and faster adoption of clean energy

May 1st, 2012 by International Energy Agency

While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report presented to ministers and representatives of nations that together account for four-fifths of global energy demand. The report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress, highlights the rapid progress […]

Wind energy projects stimulate economic growth and create jobs

February 27th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

A mid-term review by Deloitte of the European Energy Programme for Recovery has found that offshore wind energy is the strongest performer of the three areas selected for funding in terms of investment, creating jobs and putting investment in place quickly. The €4 billion European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR) was launched in 2009 in […]

The International Energy Agency publishes the World Energy Outlook 2011

November 9th, 2011 by International Energy Agency

Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warned as it launched the 2011 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO). The agency’s flagship publication said there is still time to act, but the window of opportunity is closing.

Independent Committee on Climate Change delighted UK government has accepted 4th carbon budget recommendations

May 17th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said “we are delighted that the UK Government has accepted our recommendations on the 4th carbon budget (2023-2027). This is a world first: no other country has made legally binding commitments to ambitious emissions reduction targets for the 2020s.

Committee on Climate Change’s Renewable Energy Review highlights major role for renewables in meeting UK climate targets

May 9th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change says that renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy over the next decades. The conclusions will be set out in the Committee’s Renewable Energy Review which was requested under the Coalition Agreement. The review concludes that a renewable energy share of around 30% by 2030 […]

The UK government publishes a Carbon Action Plan and invites the UK public to give their views on its content

March 10th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

A cross-UK Government action plan on climate change backed by Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was launched on 8 March 2011 setting strict actions and deadlines for Whitehall. The Carbon Plan sets out what has to happen and by when if the UK Government is to live up to its […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]