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The debrief: How a groundbreaking carbon capture and use scheme secured its environmental ...

The debrief: How a groundbreaking carbon capture and use scheme secured its environmental

When an international chemicals firm wanted to develop the UK’s first large-scale scheme to capture carbon emissions and use them in a range of applications, it also found itself blazing a path through a complex permitting process... Read more

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Fossil fuels

Fossil fuels demise leads England’s material footprint drop since 2001

Latest government statistics show that fossil fuels now make up less than a fifth of England’s material footprint, down from 35% in 2001


Green Gas Levy to support biogas injection launches this autumn

A new support scheme for injecting biomethane into the gas grid, funded by a new charge on suppliers of fossil gas, will launch this autumn


Government backs sustainable aviation fuel

The government is to open a consultation on mandating rising use of jet fuel derived from wastes, biomass and atmospheric carbon, while providing £15m to support the development of the UK’s first production facilities

Fossil fuels

‘Insane’: Plans proposed for expanding oil and gas drilling in Yorkshire

A councillor has branded plans to expand oil and gas drilling in East Riding, Yorkshire, months after the council declared a climate emergency, as 'just insane'


Magnox scandal poses ‘valuable lessons’ for the government

The government has accepted virtually every single recommendation of the inquiry into the failed Magnox nuclear decommissioning contract and subsequent litigation, according to a response published on Tuesday



What the government’s forthcoming heat and buildings strategy will mean for business

What the government’s forthcoming heat and buildings strategy will mean for business

The government’s forthcoming heat and buildings strategy is a key part of the country’s decarbonisation commitments. Clare Wildfire looks at what it will mean for business


Betting on blue: Is Whitehall right to back hydrogen from natural gas?

Huge investment is going into hydrogen technologies to help meet net zero. But there are concerns that the nascent sector might be being over-hyped. Gareth Simkins reports


Sixth carbon budget signals acceleration to net zero

The government has committed the UK to reducing its emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels, with the target set to be enshrined in law. So what next?

Climate change

What does Shell’s Dutch court ruling mean for big polluters?

If other jurisdictions replicate a Dutch Court’s reasoning in finding that Shell must cut its emissions deeper and faster than planned, more big polluters could find themselves in court. Just how far will the ramifications be felt? Danny Halpin reports

Industrial emissions

Infographic: Focus on the UK's biggest polluters

Pollutant releases to air in the UK in 2019 were up slightly compared with the previous year, but have almost halved over the past decade, according to data contained in DEFRA’s UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

Climate change

Data check: The pathway to net zero

The Committee on Climate Change said in April that the delivery of the sixth carbon budget will be a challenge for government and society and that its interest in setting targets will now decline, while its 'fascination with delivery increases'

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