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. …

‘Unlike Many Other Air Pollutants, Ammonia Emissions Have Increased since 2013’

The Environment Agency says farmers must take the lead by changing their land management practices Unlike many other air pollutants, emissions of ammonia have increased since 2013. That’s the verdict from the Environment Agency, which says this rise is having a damaging effect on wildlife and habitats as ammonia deposits …

EU Opens Consultation Regarding Decarbonisation Strategy

The EU has launched a consultation to seek views regarding the development of its long-term emissions reduction strategy. It aims to gather opinions, information and knowledge from interested parties such as citizens, businesses, professional organisations, academic groups, governments and councils to work out the best technological and socioeconomic pathways that …

Carbon emissions reached a historic high in 2017

Carbon emissions reached a historic high in 2017 according to a new report by a major intergovernmental organisation. Figures released by the International Energy Agency show higher energy demands and a slowing of energy efficiency improvements were responsible for the emissions up tick. After three years of flat lining, carbon …

VW Shares Rise as $4.3 Billion Emissions Deal with U.S. Justice Department

Volkswagen’s supervisory board had meeting on Wednesday  to approve a draft $4.3 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, a key milestone in its attempts to recover from its emissions test cheating scandal. Shares in Europe’s biggest carmaker rose more than 2 percent in early trading as investors welcomed the …

French emissions report omits Renault discrepancy

A French government report published last month omitted significant details about Renault cars emitting nitrogen oxides at levels 9 to 11 times higher than EU limits. “The report was ultimately written by the state and they decided what would remain confidential,” Charlotte Lepitre, of France Nature Environment who sat on …

NYC to Create the Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet in the US

NYC Clean Fleet, named by NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, is the newest idea in cutting vehicle emissions. This electric vehicle fleet will be the largest to hit cities in the United States. This plan will cut municipal government vehicle emissions in half by 2025, and by a staggering 80% …