Public Support for Renewables Hits Record 85 Per Cent High

Support for renewable energy among UK residents has climbed yet again to hit 85 per cent, its highest level since the government first began recording attitudes towards energy and climate change issues five years ago. According to the latest survey results released today there has been a clear uptick in …

Repowering UK Wind Farms Low-Cost Option To Increase Renewable Generation

Repowering and upgrading ageing UK wind farms as they near the end of their scheduled lifespan could increase the UK’s generating capacity by 1.3 gigawatts, providing a highly cost-effective means of increasing renewable generation. This is the key finding from a new study published by the Energy and Climate Intelligence …

Study: UK Leads G7 at Cutting Emissions and Growing Economy

The idea that cutting carbon emissions damages a country’s economy needs to be consigned to history once and for all, according to a major new study that reveals how the UK has delivered the deepest carbon cuts and the strongest economic growth of any G7 nation over the past 25 …

Floods, Food Security and Wildlife Loss Top Public’s Climate Change Concerns

Nearly two thirds of British adults accept climate change is happening and is primarily due to human activity, according to a major new poll that detects a “discernible shift” in the public’s engagement with climate-related risks. The ComRes survey of 2,045 British adults found 64 per cent say climate change …

World on Track for 3C of Warming under Current Global Climate Pledges, Warns UN

The commitments made by governments on climate change will lead to dangerous levels of global warming because they are incommensurate with the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report. The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) said that pledges put forward to cut emissions would see temperatures rise …

Global Carbon Intensity Falls as Coal Use Declines

The amount of carbon needed to power the global economy fell to record lows in 2015, as coal consumption in major economies plummeted. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) annual Low Carbon Economy Index report has found that the global carbon intensity (emissions per unit of GDP) fell by 2.8%. This was more than …