4% rise in global GHG emissions from power plants each year since 2000
Existing fossil-fuelled power plants will emit 300 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide during their lifetime, and with new facilities coming on stream each year the combined affect will be the release of significant quantities of greenhouse-gas emissions into the atmosphere, according to a study published in the science journal Environmental Research Letters.Research scientists, Steven Davis of the University of California and Robert Socolow of Princeton University found that the number of new power stations coming online is growing at a faster rate than
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The UK has lost significant market share in green technology to European competitors over the last two years, which will be worth £4.3bn by 2030.
The UK government has earmarked £5.5bn for a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme over one year, which is far less than the £18bn in support given for six months under the previous scheme.
One of the world’s leading climate physicists has again called for new regulation forcing the fossil fuel industry to carry out large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Around three-quarters of UK adults are currently worried about climate change, making it the joint most concerning issue in the country, a survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.