Helped by the closure of coal-fired power plants and simultaneous rollout of several renewable generating facilities, the UK’s carbon emissions have fallen to their lowest level since 1894, a new report from Carbon Brief has shown.
A recent report published by the European Commission shows that while the EU as a whole is currently on track to meet targets for renewable energy generation, there UK is lagging behind.
Researchers at Imperial College London are collaborating with non-profit renewables action group 10:10 to work on developing trackside solar panels to power trains across the UK.
Donald Trump’s recent victory in the US Presidential election has had environmental campaigners vocally concerned about the future of global efforts to slow climate change.
The latest UN climate summit began on Monday, with leaders now settling in for two weeks of discussions and negotiations aimed at ironing out the implementation of the Paris deal and global climate goals generally.
The UN Paris Climate Agreement has officially come into force this Friday, after fast tracked ratification from the European Union pushed it past the necessary threshold last month.
The Committee on Climate Change has published a report claiming that if the UK is to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, development of carbon removal technologies needs to be accelerated.