Category Archives: Environment

Fossil fuel phase out crucial for 1.5C climate target

A new study has found that phasing out fossil fuels immediately will be crucial to meet future climate targets. The report, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that existing carbon-intensive technologies such as power plants, vehicles, factories, ships and planes, need to be urgently replaced with carbon-free alternatives if there is any chance of […]

Carbon emissions rise in the US, after three year decline

After three years of decline, carbon emissions in the United States have risen in the last year, finds new analysis. The analysis, undertaken by the economic firm Rhodium Group, estimates that carbon emissions increased by 3.4 per cent in 2018. This rise is based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data. In 2007, carbon […]