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ETI states that many of the 30 salt caverns constructed deep underground in the UK could potentially be re-used for hydrogen storage

Investigation begins for pioneering salt cavern CCS projects

Engineering company Atkins has been selected by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to examine the potential for British salt caverns to store hyrodrogen to be used in power generation.

The process could be retrofitted across 65% of the world’s steel mills, leading to the creation of 15bn gallons of AtJ fuel – representing around 19% of global aviation fuel

Virgin unveils aviation 'game-changer' with alcohol-to-jet fuel

Virgin Atlantic has today (14 September) announced that an innovative partnership with carbon capture company LanzaTech has successfully produced 1,500 gallons of low-carbon, alcohol-to-jet (AtJ) fuel.

Lord Oxburgh’s report calls for financial measures to support CCS based on the Government’s existing Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme offered to renewable electricity providers

UK climate targets at risk unless 'immediate action' taken to develop CCS

The UK Government must take "immediate action" to boost the development of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology in order to reduce the cost of meeting Britain's climate change obligations by up to £5bn each year, according to a report by the Parliamentary Advisory Group.

The report suggested that the Treasury failed to optimise the opportunity to encourage departments to work across Government on environmental issues

Decision to scrap CCS competition could add £30bn to UK carbon targets

The Government's cancellation of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition could cost the UK an additional £30bn to meet its 2050 carbon targets, and is also likely to delay deployment of the technology until 2030, according to a report today (20 July) released by the National Audit Office (NAO).

The firm highlighted a commitment to conserve and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), with CO2 emissions falling from the previous year by 2.8%

How Kia is using carbon capture technology to reduce production emissions

South Korean car manufacturer Kia has demonstrated its commitment to develop carbon capture and regeneration technologies as the company attempts to significantly reduce emissions in its production process, as revealed in its latest CSR report.

edie has once again pulled the best innovation stories that could drive the low-carbon, resource efficient transition

Gravity-powered batteries and pig poo roads: the best green innovations of the week

In a week that has seen political 'leaders' fall by the wayside, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon innovations that could create opportunities amidst the chaos left by politicians who have now jumped a seemingly sinking ship.

This week's innovations perfectly optimises the human desire to find new resources

Volcano generators and algae jet fuel: the best green innovations of the week

In a week that warned of a lifetime of high atmospheric carbon concentrations, edie has rounded up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could mitigate carbon effects and create a sustainable, if slightly altered, future.

The 12 cement companies – collectively worth $120bn – have been warned that “significant innovation” is necessary in order to drive efficiency beyond current standards

Aggressive innovation needed as tipping point looms for cement industry

Global cement companies have been urged to innovate as a means to "future-proof" the sector, after a new report from climate change research provider CDP warned that the majority of emission reduction targets in the industry look set to expire.

The ETI is inviting new bids as well as resubmissions by previous respondents. The deadline for submissions is 20 June

ETI seeks proposals for 'template' CCS gas plant

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has called for help to create a "template" for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) enabled gas-fired power plant.

The white paper argues that up to a third more of the world’s fossil fuel reserves could be unlocked without exceeding the 2C goals established in Paris

Carbon capture key to unlocking 'unburnable' fossil fuel resources

Refining Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) techniques would unlock the use of "unburnable carbon" as a viable energy source that would still keep the world on a 2C pathway if coupled with renewable energy, new research has suggested.

Ford researchers have been working for nearly two decades to implement a successful biomaterial into production

Ford aims to implement carbon-based foam products by 2021

American car giant Ford has set itself a five year window to introduce new foam and plastic components made from carbon dioxide feedstock, as the carmaker becomes the first in its industry to test the viability of CO2-based materials.

Shareholders can vote for resolutions at the companies’ AGMs on 25 May, to make ExxonMobil and Chevron aware of climate risks and diversify and disclose lobbying activities

Oil giants pressured to adapt business models to low-carbon pathway

ExxonMobil and Chevron have been urged to adapt there business models to account for the 2C climate target established in Paris, after the world's largest shareholder action platform called on millions of civilians to support a change in operations.

A pilot scheme in Belgium could potentially capture more than 95% of the process CO2 emissions from both industries without significant energy input

'Breakthrough' CCS technology paves way for sustainable construction industry

A technological innovation that will enable Europe's cement and lime industries to significantly reduce their environmental footprint through carbon capture and storage (CCS) has received €12m backing from the European Union.

Companies including Lotte Chemical and Diageo will be contributing to the research process, which will see small-scale CCS technology installed at a wide range of industrial sites

Scotland turns to carbon capture to alleviate industrial pressure

Researchers from Scotland have been awarded £2.8m to investigate how Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can support the UK's efforts to reduce emissions in the manufacturing sector, after scientists claimed that a massive CCS drive will be necessary to combat climate change.

The UK  Government's haphazard approach to energy policy was likened to a game of Jenga that is inevitably about to come crashing down

'Jenga green policy' damaging UK's low-carbon prospects ahead of 5th carbon budget

The UK is at serious risk of missing the requirements set out in the legally-binding fourth carbon budget, unless an "immediate policy gap" is filled, the chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has warned.

The UKERC report has warned that investors would be unwilling to invest into gas projects unless enhanced policy incentives and infrastructure are in place

Natural gas capabilities in the UK 'very limited' without carbon capture, report warns

Using natural gas as a bridging fuel to a cleaner energy mix in the UK will only act as a "stop-gap", with its viability as an energy source severely limited beyond 2020 unless carbon capture and storage (CSS) technology is rolled out, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has warned.

Labour MP Alan Whitehead is calling for a coherent national strategy to help the UK meet its climate targets

Shadow Energy Minister calls for national CCS strategy

Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead has renewed his calls for a national carbon capture and storage (CCS) strategy, following the Government's last-minute decision in November to axe a £1bn competition for CCS pilot projects.

Cancelations to the White Rose and Peterhead projects have left investor confidence at an all-time low

DECC urged to make U-turn on 'disappointing and damaging' CCS cancellation

The Department of Energy & Climate Change's (DECC) decision to cancel the £1bn funding competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives could make it 'challenging' for the UK to meet climate change commitments, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned.

National Audit Office to investigate taxpayer value for money in George Osborne’s scrapping of CCS and question plans to secure UK energy supply

Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan

The National Audit Office is to investigate George Osborne's decision to scrap a £1bn prototype carbon capture scheme which cost the taxpayer at least £60m, a letter seen by the Guardian shows.

The CCC was established under the Climate Change Act to advise the UK Government on reducing greenhouse gas emissions

UK's climate watchdog sticks with emissions reductions plan despite 'more ambitious' Paris agreement

The Government has been advised to stick with a 57% carbon emissions reduction target for the UK's fifth carbon budget, despite the recent Paris climate agreement outlining a greater global ambition.

It is ‘almost impossible’ for UK electricity demand to be met by 2025, engineers say

Engineers warn of looming UK energy gap

The UK is facing an unprecedented "energy gap" in a decade's time, according to engineers, with demand for electricity likely to outstrip supply by more than 40%, which could lead to black outs .

The ETI said the key to reducing the cost of CCS is delivering a small number of large plants sequentially

CCS decision will add billions to cost of UK decarbonisation, says ETI

The Government's controversial decision to scrap carbon capture and storage (CCS) funding in the UK could add £1bn-2bn a year to the cost of decarbonisation throughout the 2020's, new analysis from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has warned.

The Prime Minister appeared in front of The Commons Liaison Committee, composed of chairs from expert committees in the UK Parliament

"It's total, utter nonsense": Cameron slams climate policy critics

Prime Minister David Cameron "couldn't disagree more" with all of the green groups, industry associations, opposition parties and other political figureheads who have said there is a disconnect between the UK Government's high-level engagement on climate change at the Paris climate conference and domestic energy policy.

Statoil said the project would be completed by 1 June 2016

Statoil digs into CCS possibilities in Norway

Fossil fuel giant Statoil will carry out feasibility studies for carbon capture and storage (CCS) at three locations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the firm revealed this week.

Current Carbon Trust analysis estimates that $5trn is needed in order to deploy low carbon technology by 2025

Global collaboration could save $550bn on clean energy deployment

The cost of worldwide clean energy technology deployments could be reduced by up to $550bn over the next 10 years if countries adopted global collaboration as a means of accelerating innovation, a new report has found.

By 2030, the UK should be 'largely powered by renewable electricity, said the CCC

UK's fifth carbon budget proposals: At a glance

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today (26 November) published its recommendations for the UK's fifth carbon budget, suggesting an emissions reduction target of 57% by 2028-2032. But is that ambitious enough?

George Osborne announced during the Autumn Statement that DECC's budget will be reduced by 22% over the next four years

DECC axes £1bn carbon capture fund

The Department of Energy & Climate Change has axed a £1bn fund to commercialise carbon capture & storage (CCS) in the UK.

The report states that CO2 reductions could reach 80m tonnes through CCS alone

CCS projects to capture 28 million tonnes of CO2 this year

The 15 operational carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects worldwide will capture 28 million tonnes of carbon this year alone, a new report from the Global CCS Institute has found.

The GSEP report details fifty individual technologies that could be developed in a low-carbon transition

Electric innovation can solve climate issues, say global utility firms

A coalition of electricity suppliers with a collective customer base of more than 1.2 billion people has released a major new report for the Paris climate conference, detailing how electricity innovations can help tackle global warming.

The continued high demand for bulk products like cement and steel means that the sector needs to find new ways to cut back on emissions without stifling production

Cement and steel industries need 'urgent' introduction of CCS technologies

Europe's energy-intensive industries such as cement and steel are in 'urgent need' of innovative carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology if they are to reach EU-wide emission targets by 2050, a new report has found.

Royd Moor windfarm in Yorkshire - the prime region for a low-carbon industrial zone, according to TUC

UK energy policy threatening Northern Powerhouse, say trade unions

Yorkshire and the Humber has the opportunity to become Europe's leading low-carbon industrial zone, but punitive Government policy is putting that potential at risk, according to a new report from the national trade union.

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Carney warns of risks from climate change 'tragedy of the horizon'

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has warned that climate change will lead to financial crises and falling living standards unless the world's leading countries do more to ensure that their companies come clean about their current and future carbon emissions.

Drax has dropped out of the White Rose CCS project, citing financial concerns

Government advocates CCS despite Drax dropout

The UK Government has reiterated its support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, after energy giant Drax pulled out the UK's flagship project.

Unlike conventional carbon capture methods, the GE solution doesn't use water to help capture the CO2

Carbon capture innovation could slash energy costs by 80%

Power plants and other industrial producers of CO2 may soon be able to capture their emissions using 80% less energy, thanks to a new carbon capture technology being developed by General Electric (GE).

Heating coffee beans to 700-900 °C could produce a stable carbon capture, capable of absorbing 7% of its body weight in methane, in just 24 hours

Scientists discover easy way to store methane in coffee

Used coffee beans could be a simple and cheap alternative for methane storage, new scientific research has found.

Carbon nanofibres are worth approximately $25,000 per tonne

VIDEO: CO2 can be converted into nanofibres worth £25,000 a tonne

Scientists have discovered a new process that could convert atmospheric CO2 into valuable carbon nanofibres.

The 'CO2 Stored' database previously cost £4,000 to access

Crown Estate opens up CCS 'treasure map'

Information about potential sites for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK has been made freely available to the public.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd took part in her first Select Committee hearing earlier today

Amber Rudd lays out DECC's priorities for 2015 and beyond

UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has answered crucial questions on the Government's approach to energy efficiency, fracking, renewable energy subsidies and climate change.

Gas power plants produce around 500kg of emissions per MWh of electricity – compared to 750kg/MWh for coal power plants

Natural gas 'very risky' to clean up energy supply

Natural gas does should not be considered an 'easy bridge' between coal power and renewable energy, the New Climate Economy (NCE) has warned.

Last year UK power from coal fell by a quarter, with coal-generation producing around a third of all UK energy

Coal shutdown creates opportunity for low carbon transition

One of Britain's leading energy experts has used the closure of another UK coal power station to call for a new national energy strategy.

The three include establishing a carbon price, providing support for those most affected by climate change, and setting defined targets

World Bank releases decarbonisation guide

Countries could reduce the cost of decarbonisation by a third by enacting green policies immediately, according to a new report from the World Bank.

People are less concerned about the UK becoming too dependent on energy from other countries (72% down from 80%).

Public confidence rising that the UK can 'keep the lights on'

The number of people identifying energy supply as one of the top three issues facing Britain has fallen by a third since March 2014, to 21%.

Woudhuysen gave the keynote speech on the first day of Sustainability Live 2015

'Ambitious innovation' needed to turn climate change into opportunity

EXCLUSIVE: Forget resilience - we need to innovate our way out of trouble. That was the message put forward forecasting expert James Woudhuysen in his keynote address at edie's Sustainability Live Conference earlier today (21 April).

The debate over CCS has aligned the IPCC and the Green Alliance against Friends of the Earth, WWF and Greenpeace

Carbon capture: Planet saver or dangerous distraction?

A flurry of carbon capture and storage (CCS)-related announcements was capped on Monday with news that the UK Government will spend £4m to investigate the feasibility of building the UK's first CCS plant. But is this the right avenue to go down?

The company is accused of 'fearing a non-existent conspiracy to bring about its own sudden death'

Shell cynically blocking action on climate change, says ex-diplomat

Shell and its oil and gas peers are narcissistic, paranoid and psychopathic, and engaged in a cynical attempt to block action on global warming, according to the UK's former climate change envoy.

The intended plant will combine coal gasification with CCS technologies in a single facility for the first time

£4.2m investment powers development of UK's first CCS plant

The Scottish and UK Governments have announced a £4.2m investment in industrial research and feasibility studies for a 570MW Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) plant in Scotland.

ETI suggests that hubs of bioenergy production with CCS are created to produce economically efficient value chains for infrastructure planning

ETI: biomass and CCS vital for UK's low-carbon future

Biomass combined with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) remains the only credible route to deliver negative emissions to help meet the UK's 2050 climate change targets, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has reiterated.

The ETI says that the value of CCS and bioenergy to the energy system is £200bn each

Bioenergy and CCS crucial for UK's low-carbon transition, says ETI

The UK must include bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies in its low-carbon plans to avoid wasting investment and ensure 2050 targets remain achievable, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

Beijing: More than three-quarters of China's electricity comes from coal

China's energy revolution: Coal powerhouse steps up green ambition

China's transition to a low-carbon economy is well underway, as the country is projected to overtake the US as the world's leading wind-power producer in 2016 and also looks set to increase its 'clean coal' capacity by 508GW over the next 10 years.

The SCCS urgently calls for specific policy support and wider political ambition within the European Union

Carbon capture: Report sets out 10-point plan for EU policymakers

A new report has reiterated that North Sea nations have the skills and the storage capacity to deliver a thriving Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industry, with a 10-point plan which outlines the specific support needed from the EU.

The experimental technology traps emissions produced at power plants to reduce their contribution to climate change

EU paper calls for binding CCS targets by 2030

European countries should be given binding targets for installing technology to capture and store carbon emissions, according to a new report for the European commission.

A coal power station in China, which is responsible for three-fifths of global demand growth during the five-year

Carbon capture must be fast-tracked as global coal growth deemed 'unsustainable'

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says global governments must 'radically accelerate the deployment of carbon capture technology' as a new report reveals demand for coal will break the nine-billion-tonne level by 2019.

Without carbon capture and system in the UK, decarbonising the energy system would be up to £40bn more expensive each year

DECC puts CCS in the spotlight

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is ramping up its support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) with the announcement of new funding to support new CCS projects, technologies and solutions across the country.

CCS could be one of the most economical technologies for decarbonising UK power and reducing emissions

Taking pollution out of power stations: UK and Canada sign CCS deal

Energy Minister Matthew Hancock has signed an agreement with the Canadian Government to work together on further research into carbon capture and storage.

The survey revealed that more than 40% of people have never heard of carbon capture storage

Lack of awareness 'undermining' CCS use for tackling carbon emissions

A lack of public awareness about carbon capture and storage (CCS) is threatening to undermine the UK's efforts to use the new technology for cutting carbon emissions, a new leading academic survey has found.

Drax's Selby power plant is set to be part of the White Rose CCS project in Yorkshire

Government calls for industry feedback as it prepares for CCS deployment

The Government reaffirmed its commitment to establishing a strong Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) industry in the UK with a scoping document released today (August 7) which summarises the CCS policy and calls for industry feedback.

Seafood is Norway's second largest export after oil and gas

Carbon capture plant set to safeguard aquaculture industry

The Norwegian Parliament has granted funding for an innovative, closed-loop business model which makes use of captured CO2 to produce the Omega-3 necessary to feed local fish farms.

The White Rose project is based at Britain's largest coal-fired power station - the Drax plant in North Yorkshire

White Rose CCS project wins €300m EU funding

Just days after the Trades Union Congress (TUC) highlighted the potential financial and employment benefits of Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) in Yorkshire, the European Commission has granted crucial funding for a flagship project in the region.

Developing carbon capture for power plants could create 6,000 jobs across Yorkshire and Humber

Carbon capture benefits made clear for Yorkshire & Humber

Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) would add as much as £245m to the regional economy of Yorkshire, Humber and the Tees Valley, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Which? has questioned whether green energy subsidies for projects such as offshore wind farms will be value for money

Consumer group Which? questions virtue of green energy subsidies

Which? warns planned green energy subsidies may not be value for money, as more cost effective options may be overlooked.

The Drax coal power station is the UK's largest CO2 emitter and one of two UK potential CCS projects left in competition for Government investment

Carbon capture call: Power station projects must be fast-tracked, say MPs

The UK energy industry has welcomed a new report from an influential Parliamentary committee which argues that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is now 'vital' to limiting climate change and the technology must be fast-tracked for use in UK power stations within the next 12 months.

Dell aims to use AirCarbon for its laptop packaging

Dell unveils new packaging made from greenhouse gas-based plastic

Computer giant Dell has announced that it will be using packaging made from greenhouse gas-based plastic to protect its products.

Shell is holding its annual AGM in Amsterdam today (20 May)

Bursting the Carbon Bubble: Shell insists fossil fuel reserves won't be 'stranded'

Royal Dutch Shell has dismissed claims that its proven oil and gas reserves will become unusable as a result of climate change regulation; maintaining the view that fossil fuels will continue to play a major role in the global energy system through to 2050 and beyond.

The GSI says the UK has just over five years before completely running out of fossil fuels

Fossil fuels report sparks calls for more home-grown energy

The UK will have run out of oil, coal and gas in just over five years' time, scientists have warned.

European Investment Bank provides €2bn for clean energy projects

More than €2bn (£1.6bn) is to be made available for new innovative renewable energy and carbon capture projects, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced.

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Exxon Mobil 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

UK Government invests in 'world's first' gas-fired CCS facility

The Government has today announced a major investment in the world's first gas-fired carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility to be constructed in Peterhead Scotland.

Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum say CCS is to play a pivotal role if the fossil fuel and energy-intensive industries are to keep in step with the low-carbon agenda

New CCS technology strategy to 'confront challenges'

A new technology strategy aimed at turning Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) into a mainstream carbon abatement technology has been launched.

The Governments energy generation plans could make water shortages a bigger issue

Water shortages will put UK energy security 'in danger' say researchers

UK policymakers are being called on to give greater consideration to the electricity sector's 'water footprint', as water shortages are likely to impact energy generation in the future.

The report highlights is that 92% of the small reduction in carbon intensity achieved last year is primarily down to energy efficiency

Under current trends carbon budget will be spent by 2034, warns PwC

To maintain economic growth without exceeding two degrees of warming, the G20 needs to reduce its carbon intensity by 6% per year, according to a new report.

Al Gore has compared the potential carbon bubble to the financial crisis of 2007-08

Al Gore: world is on brink of 'carbon bubble'

Gore and partner David Blood call on companies to 'do their fiduciary duty' and identify carbon risks in their portfolios

UK and China strengthen relationship on advancing low carbon development

The UK and China have pledged to continue co-operation to promote low-carbon development and energy efficiency technologies.

Latest sponsor adds support to Sustainability Leaders Awards 2013

edie and Sustainable Business magazine are delighted to welcome Air Products on board as a 2013 Sustainability Leaders Awards sponsor.

The new process transforms CO2 into a solid product that can be used as green building materials

Pilot plant to transform CO2 emissions into 'bricks'

A pilot plant to be built in Australia will transform CO2 emissions, captured through carbon capture technology, into carbonate rock 'bricks' for use in the construction industry, researchers have claimed.

'Government action' needed to ensure UK meets second and third carbon budget

The Government must do more to ensure the UK meets its third and fourth carbon budget, according to the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) annual progress report.

Green Investment Bank invests £635m in first year

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) invested £635m in its first year of operation but recorded a net loss of £6.2m, according to the bank's first annual review.

CCS Taskforce report proves technology can be 'cost competitive' in 2020s

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will be a low-cost decarbonisation option for both the power and industrial sectors in the very near future, says CCS Association chief exec Jeff Chapman.

House of Lords sounds alarm over EU low carbon investment uncertainty

A clearer EU policy is needed to unlock investment in secure, affordable and low carbon energy, according to a report released today by the House of Lords.

UK shale not necessarily 'silver bullet' to low energy prices

The Government should not assume that gas prices will fall due to a shale gas revolution in the UK, according to a report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee.

Fossil fuels important for UK's low carbon transition says think tank

Fossil fuels have an important role in the UK's transition to low carbon electricity, according to a report released today by the cross-party think tank Carbon Connect.

Government to support European funding for CCS

The Government has committed to support the winning projects of its £1bn carbon capture and storage (CCS) competition, if they choose to apply for European finding, under new guidance published today.

CCS could reduce UK energy costs by £45bn

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for the power sector has huge potential to help the UK meet greenhouse gas and energy security targets, according to a report released today.

CCS gets second chance with relaunch of EU funding

The European Commission has launched a second call for proposals under its NER300 investment programme for low-carbon technologies.

EU launches Green Paper to define 2030 carbon targets

The European Commission has published its Green Paper today which focuses on developing a 2030 framework for EU climate change and energy policies.

Osborne's CCS pet projects named

Two successful bidders for the Government's £1bn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) commercialisation programme competition have been announced today.

BUDGET 2013: CCS gets go ahead but shale gas to lead the way says Chancellor

The Chancellor announced in today's budget that it will take on two major carbon capture and storage projects but also highlighted intentions to drive investment in shale gas.

ETI investigates potential of hydrogen storage technology

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has launched a £300,000 project to investigate the economics and potential use of energy systems involving low carbon hydrogen production, storage and flexible turbine technology.

EXCLUSIVE: CCS to remain costly despite potential rise in investment

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) could help cut 20% of global emissions required by 2050 but will need vast investment and the support of regulatory and energy efficiency measures, says Tore Amundsen.

Meeting 2050 carbon target needs energy 'portfolio approach'

Achieving the UK's carbon reduction targets will require heavy investment in and continued development of the portfolio of low-carbon technologies, says David Kennedy.

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Climate migitation costs risk spiralling 'out of control'

The global cost of meeting climate change targets is set to soar unless urgent action is taken, new research has warned.

Coal due to make a global comeback

The era of coal consumption is far from over and by 2017 it will come close to surpassing oil as the world's top energy source, according to a report published today.

CCS has 'no friends' but must get Britain's backing

The progress of carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been disappointing but is a crucial technology and still has potential in the UK, according to Carbon Trust chair James Smith.

Ed Davey

Energy Bill 'welcome boost' to business

The Government's long awaited Energy Bill, published today, has been well received by businesses and industry, despite the absence of a 2030 decarbonisation target.

CCS to compete with renewables 'as early as the 2020s'

Fossil fuel power generation with carbon capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to compete cost-effectively with other low-carbon forms of energy in the 2020s, according to a report published today.

Energy bill delays could scare off investors

Low carbon energy industry associations have urged the government to be decisive on firming up the energy bill and have reiterated their calls for a largely decarbonised power sector by 2030.

Carbon Trust chairman, James Smith

CCS is 'unattractive but vital' to meeting carbon targets

Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) can be a suitable solution for reducing carbon emissions but high costs and a challenging implementation process are making it unattractive to those in the energy industry, says Carbon Trust chairman, James Smith.

An industrial landscape: Yorkshire

CCS investment in Yorkshire and Humber makes perfect sense

Investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Yorkshire and Humber will deliver £1.3bn and secure 4,000 skilled jobs, according to a report.

£20m CCS investment for Scottish businesses

A £20m fund for research and development into carbon capture and storage (CCS) was announced yesterday by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey.

Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs) examine the potential for innovation of low carbon technologies

New analysis spurs innovation of CCS technology

The Government has introduced new analysis to examine the potential for innovation of low carbon technologies, while assessing their economic benefits to the UK.

Energy draft bill may deter investment in sustainable energy projects

Government's draft energy bill may reduce investment in sustainable energy projects

The Government's new draft energy bill could reduce investment in sustainable energy projects as it proposes to introduce a system of long-term contracts to give power companies a guaranteed price for the low-carbon electricity they produce.

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