The government has said that a pilot project to replace gas with hydrogen in home heating in the village of Redcar in Yorkshire, will not go ahead as there is not enough adequate low carbon hydrogen available. The “hydrogen village” scheme had been expected to start in 2025, but the decision followed months of protests […]

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The fortnight-long talks in Dubai have concluded with limited progress, the headline being a deal that for the first time calls on all nations to transition away from fossil fuels to avert the worst effects of climate change. The agreement did not include an explicit commitment to phase out or even phase down fossil fuels. […]

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The UNFCCC COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates runs until 12 December. Governments, civil society, businesses and financial institutions are continuing to discuss the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It started with a pledge from governments around the world to provide over £300 million for a loss and damage fund. This is designed to […]

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The government has published its response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) 2023 progress report. The CCC’s report was scathing, saying progress was slow and the publication of the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP), setting out how the government plans to get to Net Zero, raised further concerns, with reduced confidence in the UK […]

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Visualising carbon and cost hot spots during design decision making. A new project led by Anglian Water and developed thought the Ofwat Innovation Fund aims to support organisations to explore how they can deliver low whole life carbon and cost solutions. Aligned to PAS2080, it provides the detail on the processes, systems, behaviours and culture […]

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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) said its Marine Environment Protection Commission has adopted a “historic… strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping”. Compared with 2008 levels, the United Nations’ global shipping regulator said nations had agreed to cut total annual emissions of greenhouse gases “by at least 20 percent, striving for 30 percent, […]

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The latest progress report on reducing emissions from the Committee on Climate Change finds that the UK has lost leadership in climate action and almost all targets are being missed. Particular areas of criticism include insultation of homes, transport emissions, no coherent programme for behaviour change, and still no decision on hydrogen for home heating. […]

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