Fireworks ‘More Polluting Than Energy-From-Waste Plants’

Waste management firm Indaver says energy recovery facilities are actually strictly regulated. Firework displays are more environmentally damaging than energy-from-waste plants. That’s the suggestion from waste management firm Indaver, which claims despite public concerns regarding the pollution risks from rubbish-burning power generators, energy-from-waste plants are highly regulated and have strict emissions limits. It …

Emissions Dip When Freight Ships Use Chips

Chip fat and other vegetable oils could be used to replace polluting fuels used to power freight vessels. Chip fat and other vegetable oils could soon be used to replace the polluting fuels used to power cargo ships. That’s according to low carbon sea freight programme GoodShipping, which has supplied a …

Volvo’s Low Emission Efforts Keep on Truckin’

It autonomous ‘Vera’ vehicle aims to slash emissions and boost productivity in logistics operations. Volvo has announced a new autonomous electric vehicle (EV) to works in ports, factories and other logistics centres. Its ‘Vera’ design has no cab for a driver and is designed for regular and repetitive tasks over short distances, while …

Low-Emission Cows: Farming Responds to Climate Warning

Farmers are ‘up for radical thought’ following bad harvests due to extreme weather, NFU says.  From low-emission cows to robotic soil management, the farming industry will have to explore new approaches in the wake of a UN warning that the world needs to cut meat consumption or face worsening climate chaos. That …

UN Climate Panel: Emissions Must Fall Rapidly by 2030 to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its highly anticipated report Sunday on what needs to be done to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The answer: social and technological change on a scale for which “there is no documented historic precedent,” The Washington Post reported. The IPCC, a UN …

Air Pollution Fears Fuel Fight Against New London Cruise Ship Terminal

The River Thames has become a ‘wild west’ unbound by new laws to clean up the city’s roads, say campaigners. A huge new cruise ship terminal planned for the River Thames would lead to a surge in dangerous levels of air pollution in the heart of the capital with unknown …

Oil and Gas Giants Agree Target to Cut Methane Emissions

They aim to reduce emissions from upstream operations to below 0.25% by 2025. Thirteen of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies have agreed a first collective target to reduce methane emissions. They have announced a goal to cut methane intensity from their upstream oil and gas operations to below 0.25% by 2025. …