Global emissions from energy held steady in 2019 for the first time in three years. But the restraint all came from the U.S. and Europe as developing countries boosted use of the most polluting fossil fuels.
BP will likely want to focus eyes on its production and away from profitability as chief executive Bob Dudley presents his final third quarter results on Tuesday.
ExxonMobil’s loss in a court case in Europe may translate into a gain for carbon prices in the continent’s emissions trading system.
A proposed new law to bring in tougher climate change targets in Scotland faces its first hurdle at Holyrood amid calls for more urgent action.
The UK's greenhouse gas emissions fell 3% in 2018 as pollution from the energy sector continued to fall, provisional Government figures show.
As a proponent of hydrogen being key to the UK’s atmospheric decarbonisation drive, I am concerned that hydrogen receives so little press when compared with carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Jobs in energy-intensive industries like the oil and gas sector will disappear from the UK unless technologies such as carbon capture and storage are taken forward, a leading expert has warned.
Europe’s $38 billion a year carbon market is finally starting to work the way it was intended, reining in pollution with a minimum of squealing from industry.
Statoil has made a slight but incredibly significant change to its brand.
Michael Gove is promising to deliver a “green Brexit”, which sets global gold standards on policies ranging from pesticides to wildlife protection and animal welfare.
European ministers are meeting to push ahead with ratifying the world’s first comprehensive climate treaty - a move which will see the deal come into force.
The “carbon footprint” for the pollution caused by UK consumption has increased slightly, official figures show.
Government support for new low-carbon industries should be targeted at communities hit by the demise of heavy industry, says a new report.
The Government has adopted climate targets which will require cuts to greenhouse gas emissions of 57% by 2030.
An increase in global energy investment of seven per cent could prevent millions of deaths from air pollution a year by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.
European Union carbon allowances declined at the fastest pace since June 1 amid skepticism that the region will adopt a proposal by France to include a minimum price in almost-daily auctions of the contracts.
The UK is among more than 160 countries set to sign up to the world’s first comprehensive deal to tackle climate change at a ceremony in New York.
The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell below 500 million tonnes for the first time last year, as renewables hit a record 25% of the power mix, official figures show.
Buildings should be subject to emissions taxes like cars to help Britain meet its climate change obligations, an MP has said.
Government advisers have repeated calls for a 57% cut in UK greenhouse gases by 2030 in the wake of a new global climate deal. The Committee on Climate Change said its advice on cutting emissions for the period 2028-2032 was the “minimum level of UK ambition necessary” in light of the Paris Agreement - the global deal to avoid dangerous climate change agreed late last year.
The Church of England should “put aside the Greenpeace manuals” and invest in fossil fuels, a Tory MP has said. Climate change sceptic David TC Davies (Monmouth) told Church commissioners to look at the Bible’s Parable of the Talents, which is about making wise investments.
High-stakes climate talks in France will not end today as planned but will last at least until Saturday, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius has announced. Diplomats and other top officials from more than 190 countries are trying to agree on the text of what would be an unprecedented deal for all countries to reduce man-made carbon emissions and co-operate to adapt to rising seas and increasingly extreme weather caused by human activity.
Air travellers are used to captain’s warnings of the potential for turbulence – most are accustomed to considerable ups and downs, with crew and passengers remaining calm and arriving at their destination without the onset of panic. There are however times when one or two can’t take the rocky ride in their stride and scream, unsettling everyone. COP21, the Paris Climate Conference, is the result of considerable scientific research and debate, and a great deal of political posturing - some people are taking absolute positions, some people inducing panic and others even declaring the end is nigh.
Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, research suggests. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks continue in Paris, said the authors of a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. “That shouldn’t tell us we don’t need to do anything, but that shows there is action,” Janos Pasztor, the United Nations assistant secretary general for climate change, told The Associated Press at the Paris climate talks. “Things are going in the right direction. All we need is a strong agreement.”
Shell chief executive Ben Van Beurden said technology would continue to be one of the most crucial factors in combating climate change. The head of the oil major spoke at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha as leaders meet in Paris for climate change talks at COP 21.