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Emissions articles

Rising US emissions 'a wake up call' to grow green energy

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Emissions from fossil fuels rise almost three per cent year on year, reversing long term decline

29 Sep 2014

World carbon budget will be exhausted in a generation, scientists warn

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Record levels of emissions predicted for 2014 leave the planet needing substantial carbon cuts to limit global warming to 2°C

21 Sep 2014

UK Environmental Scorecard - At a glance

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A summary of the Environmental Audit Committee's damning verdict on the state of the UK's environmental health

16 Sep 2014

Europe stuck with coal unless UK takes action, campaigners warn

Sandbag Report calls on legislators in Brussels and Westminster to change tack as coal emissions continue to rise

24 Jul 2014

Report: No investor immune to climate change impacts

Study highlights impacts of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's landmark study on investors

24 Jun 2014

UK moves to strengthen legally binding carbon targets

Surplus emissions generated in first carbon budget period will not be carried over to pad out budget through to 2017, government says

05 Jun 2014

Obama to unveil historic climate change plan to cut US carbon pollution

Proposed regulations could cut carbon pollution by up to 25 per cent but President still faces potential opposition from Republicans

30 May 2014

Mobile laser lab joins air pollution battle

State-of-the-art facility can be quickly deployed to measure and map emissions at industrial sites across the globe

30 May 2014

EU aims to put brake on truck emissions with new regulations

New strategy outlines plan to measure rising emissions from lorries, buses, and coaches ahead of legislative proposals next year

22 May 2014

Obama considers tougher than expected power plant emissions caps

Reports suggest utilities may face mandated cuts of up to 25 per cent that could require investments in clean energy

20 May 2014

Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'

Cereal and soft drinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate

20 May 2014

Critics claim energy-efficiency scheme changes fail Cameron's 'carbon neutral' test

Industry body calculates initiatives will replace just 15 per cent of emissions reductions lost through controversial ECO cuts

19 May 2014

Chinese coal production drops as environmental rules start to bite

New industry figures confirm Chinese coal production fell by more than 1.3 per cent last month

09 May 2014

WHO: Half of world's urban population breathing dirty air

New World Health Organisation (WHO) database shows British cities are among those failing to meet air quality standards

08 May 2014

Tesco's rail and sea voyages cut transport emissions 14 per cent

Supermarket cut more than eight million freight transport miles from UK roads last year

02 May 2014

EU car emissions hit target two years early

Provisional data shows manufacturers have already met 130 grams of CO2 per kilometre goal, but green groups cast doubt on figures

01 May 2014

Halving meat and dairy consumption could slash farming emissions

Adopting a 'demitarian' diet would lead to a 25-40 per cent reduction in nitrogen emissions from agriculture in Europe, report shows

25 Apr 2014

VW out to electrify Chinese car market

Volkswagen Group outlines plans to cut emissions of the cars it sells in China, from plug-in limousines to electric hatchbacks

24 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: At a glance

BusinessGreen outlines the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's mitigation report

13 Apr 2014

Maersk Line lowers shipping emissions 12 per cent during 2013

Programme of optimisation, upgrades, and more fuel efficient vessels helps one of world's largest emitters cut its footprint

08 Apr 2014

Corporate giants' 'Trillion Tonne Communiqué' issues fresh demand for climate action

Communiqué signed by 70 companies calls for "rapid and focused response" to threat of rising emissions

08 Apr 2014

Scotland faces "major challenge" to meet climate goals

Committee on Climate Change says country must improve on current progress to meet ambitious green energy and emissions reduction targets

26 Mar 2014

ExxonMobil agrees to report on climate change's effect on business model

Oil giant bows to pressure from activists who want companies to acknowledge the changes wrought by government action

21 Mar 2014

EU aviation emissions compromise rejected by MEPs

If plenary echoes EU Parliament's no vote, airlines could face full emissions trading coming back into force

20 Mar 2014

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