Carbon Emission

Carbon Emission

Norway supreme court verdict opens Arctic to more oil drilling

Tuesday’s verdict upheld rulings by two lower courts, rejecting arguments by Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth group that a 2015-2016 oil licensing round giving awards to Equinor and others had ...

Norway supreme court verdict opens Arctic to more oil drilling

Japan unveils green growth plan for 2050 carbon neutral goal

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga announced the new 2050 goal in November, significantly moving up Japan's timeline for carbon-neutrality

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus in Tokyo on 25 December 2020

Japan’s renewable energy sector seeks carbon-neutral windfall

Japan needs to boost renewable energy by reforming outdated policies on land use and the national grid if it is to meet a new goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, industry players and experts say

A gas flare burning at the Shetland Gas Plant. Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with. AFP file photo

Poland eyes hard split with coal

Coal mines still provide more than 80,000 heavily subsidised and politicised jobs and fuel a string of large state-owned utilities

This file photo taken on 15 March 2019 shows wagons loaded with coal on a side track at Towarowy station in the southern Polish coal mining town of Rybnik, ranked among the top three most polluted places in the European Union

Costa Rican hybrid sailboat aims to reduce carbon footprint

Some 200 workers from 27 nations are building a hybrid sailboat on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica designed to carry 350 tons of goods, hoping to demonstrate that in the 21st century it is possible ...

A view of the hull under construction of Ceiba, an ecological sailboat that will work with solar panels, electric and hydraulic energy to reduce to almost zero its carbon footprint, at a shipyard in Punta Morales, Costa Rica 18 December, 2020.

World urged to move on ‘climate emergency’ after pandemic

The United Nations on Saturday urged leaders to declare a global climate emergency and shape greener growth after the coronavirus pandemic, as nations took gloomy stock five years since the landmark ...

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen appears on a screen to deliver a speech during the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in Brussels on 12 December 2020 as this year marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement adopted by 196 countries on 12 December 2015

UK’s sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

While conventional battery-powered electric cars may be a few miles ahead in the zero-emission vehicle race, the company is betting that nascent hydrogen technology will fuel the cars of the future

A Rasa hydrogen-powered car, manufactured by Riversimple, is pictured in Llandgynidr, near Brecon in Wales on 23 November 2020

Canada govt seeks carbon neutrality by 2050

The government of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday submitted draft legislation that it said would allow the country to be carbon neutral by 2050, but his opponents dismissed the ...

Canada govt seeks carbon neutrality by 2050

Controversial study says global warming to continue no matter what we do

Natural drivers of global warming -- more heat-trapping clouds, thawing permafrost, and shrinking sea ice -- already set in motion by carbon pollution will take on their own momentum, researchers ...

Aerial shot of the tundra surrounding Churchill pockmarked by shallow kettle lakes that formed when glaciers retreated in Manitoba, Canada, on 25 October 2020
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