Tag Archive for 'CCS'

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]