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Biofuel boiler house, storage of wood chips

Biomass subsidies 'not fit for purpose', says Chatham House

Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Feb 23. 2017.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Marines from 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group arrived in New York recently to aid the National Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in humanitarian operations, focusing recently on Breezy Point, N.Y

Q&A: The social cost of carbon

The social cost of carbon (SCC) has been called "the most important number you've never heard of" because it underpins climate regulations in... Read More

Explainers | Feb 14. 2017.
Thermal power plant with large chimney

Mapped: EU coal plants 'should all close by 2030'

EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they want to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change. ... Read More

Coal | Feb 9. 2017.
Unicorn fish swims under a cloudy breaking wave in a tropical ocean

Scientists solve ocean 'carbon sink' puzzle

The oceans are a hugely important “carbon sink”, helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would accumulate more... Read More

Oceans | Feb 8. 2017.
James Okeyo cooks dinner on his three stone cook stove in Kisumu, Kenya. The EnDev Kenya Country Programme is helping to replace these three older charcoal stoves with cleaner, less smoky wood burning stoves. Up to December 2015, 87,000 households have switched to the improved, cleaner burning jiko kisasa (firewood stove).

Phasing out cookstoves a 'win-win' for climate and health, study shows

Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save... Read More

Public health | Feb 1. 2017.
“Comité de Paris”: Presentation of Draft Outcome Document [Plenary Hall La Seine, Le Bourget] [REMARKS] delegation listens to remarks

Absence of carbon capture and storage is ‘biggest challenge to’ 2C limit

Our energy systems appear to be changing in ways that are broadly on track with limiting global temperature rise to 2C, a new study says, but will... Read More

Global emissions | Jan 30. 2017.
Land recultivation next to Boxberg coal-fired power plant.

'Huge' coal-to-gas switch drives down EU power emissions

Europe's power-sector CO2 emissions fell 4.5% in 2016 after a "huge" switch from coal- to gas-fired generation, according to new analysis. ... Read More

EU emissions | Jan 25. 2017.
A steam train waiting to receive water from a water tower at a station in North Yorkshire.

Guest post: The challenge of defining the ‘pre-industrial’ era

This is a cross-post from the Climate Lab Book blog, written by Dr Ed Hawkins, associate professor in the Department of Meteorology at the University... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 25. 2017.
Coal workers in Shizuishan, China

Guest post: Coal price surge will not stop China’s drive to reduce emissions

Wu Lixin is the deputy director of the Coal Strategic Planning Research Institute in Beijing. It is a new department of the China Coal Research... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 11. 2017.
Cars in parking lot, Oceanside, United States

World is 'backsliding' on gasoline subsidies, finds study

Taxes on gasoline effectively reduce CO2 emissions, yet they are lower now than they were 13 years ago, finds a new study. ... Read More

Oil and gas | Jan 9. 2017.
Sculpture of Chinese dragon on building

US trying harder on climate change than 'unambitious' China, says study

The US is working harder to reduce its emissions than China, according to research published in Nature Climate Change, while India is making more... Read More

Emissions | Dec 20. 2016.
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