California cement industry unveils plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2045

Its roadmap outlines three major pathways to carbon neutrality – reducing manufacturing process emissions, reducing combustion emissions through fuel switching and increasing distributed electricity generation

Abris Capital commits to carbon-neutral portfolio by 2025

Its commitment to carbon-neutrality starts with measurements of the carbon footprint of all companies in its portfolio

UKGBC launches guide for procuring renewable energy and carbon offsetting

The guidance is intended to be used by building developers, designers, owners, occupiers and policymakers

Edinburgh Council smashes emissions target a year ahead of schedule

Latest figures reveal since 2005/06, the council’s carbon emissions have been reduced by 60% – outstripping its aim of a 42% reduction by 2021

Siemens Gamesa’s climate goals verified by Science Based Targets initiative

The company currently runs entirely on green electricity in Spain, Denmark, Germany and the UK

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ExxonMobil pledges $100m for emissions reduction research

It is partnering with the US Department of Energy to develop technologies related to energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions

UK enters top 10 clean power rankings

Britain’s power supply is now the seventh cleanest in the world after climbing 13 places in a global league table. That’s according to researchers at Imperial College London, who in collaboration with the Drax Group, compared the carbon content of electricity supplies across various large countries between 2012 and 2016. They said the UK’s strong […]

Statoil exceeds 2020 oil and gas goals early

Statoil has already achieved its 2020 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Norwegian Continental Shelf by 1.2 million tonnes each year. This greenhouse gas emission reduction is equivalent to taking roughly 600,000 cars off the roads. In 2008, the petroleum industry set a collective plan to cut one million tonnes of carbon dioxide […]

US provides $50m for cleaner coal tech

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $50 million (£38.8m) of funding to improve coal-fired energy systems. The money will ultimately finance large scale pilots to design, construct and operate new coal technologies to improve performance and efficiency while reducing emissions and the cost of electricity. The DOE has previously supported innovations in the […]

Swap planes for trains ‘to stop emissions in their tracks’

A shift in travel from planes to trains between London and Central Scotland has helped slash 681,064 tonnes of emissions. That’s according to new research published by Transform Scotland, which suggests the proportion of Anglo-Scottish journeys taken by rail grew by 13% between 2005 and 2015, rising from a fifth to a third of all […]