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Climate change

The European Commission has officially announced its ambitions to generate €1-trillion in order to finance its European Green Deal. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen challenged EU member states and the European Parliament to take up the... Read more

Work has commenced on a £40-million (€46.7-million) major coastal defence project in the town of Great Yarmouth in the east of England in a bid to protect the town against the increasing threat floods caused by climate change... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Reforms relating to offshore wind projects will lead to a "revolution" in renewable energy, according to the Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The Marine Development Bill will make changes to the application assessment for offshore renewable projects... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

A new report from the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has concluded that total global CO2 emissions could be reduced by one quarter by implementing just 17 chemistry-based solutions... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

As we see a ramping up of the climate change protests by a newly emboldened Extinction Rebellion, like with so many other issues facing the world at this point in history, their actions seem to result in a total division of opinion and a further... Read more

Transport currently accounts for almost a third (30%) of the world’s total energy use and around a quarter of the global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. With climate change high on the news agenda and more consumers than ever making... Read more

The state of the environment is said to be reaching a tipping point and consumers are now wanting to change their lifestyles to help the planet. One of the main areas consumers are changing is their diets. People are understanding the link... Read more

The German government and the country's automotive association, VDA, have agreed to double the Umweltprämie ('Environmental Bonus') - cash incentives for electric vehicles - as the country attempts to speed up the move away from the combustion... Read more

The use of technology to solve environmental issues featured strongly at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference this year. It’s a highly relevant topic. Multiple sources show that to slow the effect of climate change and continue to support an... Read more

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that energy harnessed from offshore wind could become a key component of the global power supply as costs fall rapidly and technology improves exponentially, thus unleashing the renewable energy... Read more

Air pollution is now the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK. As unregulated medium sized combustion plants (MCPs) and generators, commonly used to heat hospitals, hotels and other large buildings, are a known source of... Read more

As part of the 10th annual World Green Building Week, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has issued “a bold new vision” for how buildings and infrastructure around the world can reach 40% less embodied carbon emissions by 2030, and... Read more

The companies behind the HYBRIT initiative are to join the Leadership Group for Industry Transition that was launched on Monday at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven... Read more

Nuclear power is losing the race to renewable energy sources both in terms of capacity and cost as its reactors are increasingly viewed as too slow and too expensive to reverse carbon emissions and be an effective aid in the battle against climate... Read more

At Climate Week NYC 2019, Schneider Electric announced that it is stepping up its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality with three new actions... Read more

Finance Ministers of the European Union met in Helsinki over the weekend to discuss ways in which environmentally sustainable growth can be financed and supported... Read more

There is much talk about improving the chemicals used in the laundry industry. Hygiene chemicals manufacturer Christeyns has come a long way in formulating detergents that not only produce improved wash outcomes but that are also kinder to the... Read more

Humanity is now more aware of its impact on the planet than ever before. The dangerous effects of climate change are well documented and, unless governments, businesses and society as a whole take drastic action in the near future, irreversible... Read more

Swiss food and drinks goliath Nestlé has set a target to acheive zero carbon emissions, in line the the aims of the Paris Agreement... Read more

A new study by a consortium of NGOs has found that, despite making pledges to limit tax cuts and investment in fossil fuel industries by 2020, EU member states are still providing billions of euros in subsidies to these industries... Read more

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