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UK ministers doing little towards 2050 emissions target, say top scientists
Expanding Heathrow airport is unlikely to be compatible with the UK’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, leading scientists have said, adding that government policies are lacking in many other key areas from home insulation and transport to carbon capturing.
IEA warns oil companies doing nothing on emissions is not an option
Oil and gas companies must boost investment in low carbon energies or face an increasing backlash that could threaten their long-term profits and social acceptance, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday.
Landmark ruling that Holland must cut emissions to protect citizens from climate change upheld by Supreme Court
The highest court in the Netherlands has upheld a landmark ruling that defines protection from the devastation of climate change as a human right and requires the government to set more ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a result.
Air quality tests need simplifying to help reduce dangerous emissions
New methods of testing and simulating air quality should be considered in order to help policy makers have a more accurate understanding of how emissions affect air pollution levels, new research suggests.
Denmark adopts climate law to cut emissions 70% by 2030
Denmark’s parliament adopted a new climate law, committing to reach 70 percent below its 1990 emissions in the next eleven years.
Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high
The runaway train that is climate change is about to blow past another milestone: Global fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions will reach yet another record high. Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO2 are expected to hit 37 billion tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project, an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson.
Dangerous N2O emissions have been underestimated, says new report
Carbon dioxide is the main villain in most coverage of climate change, but it’s not working alone – other greenhouse gases like methane and nitrous oxide (N2O) also pose problems. Now, a new study has found that we’re releasing more N2O into the atmosphere than we thought, which may weaken our already-strained efforts to combat climate change.
Methane emissions from coalmines could stoke climate crisis
The methane emissions leaking from the world’s coalmines could be stoking the global climate crisis at the same rate as the shipping and aviation industries combined.
As Delhi chokes, power plants are set to miss emissions deadline
Ten coal-fired power plants near India’s capital of New Delhi are poised to miss a December deadline to install pollution control devices that would have curbed premature deaths linked to toxic emissions.
Singapore pushes shipping industry to use cleaner fuels to reduce carbon emissions
Singapore is pushing the shipping industry to use cleaner fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a bid to reduce the city state’s carbon emissions, the Maritime and Port Authority’s (MPA) chief said on Friday.
US Justice Department issues subpoenas to automakers in California emissions probe
The US Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas to four major automakers, demanding that they disclose details on a deal struck with California in July to follow strict vehicle emissions standards, a source briefed on the matter said.
Singapore energy startups hope homegrown green solutions will lead to less carbon emissions
As the number of people recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis grows, so too does the clamor for green energy solutions – a cry which did not go unnoticed by the organizers of this year’s Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).
Air France to offset daily CO2 emissions by next year
French carrier Air France will offset the carbon dioxide emissions of its 500-odd daily internal flights by 2020 at a cost of millions of euros, the company's CEO has announced.
Big companies commit to slash emissions ahead of UN climate summit
Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, organizers said on Sunday.
Study offers verdict for China's efforts on coal emissions
Researchers from China, France and the US have evaluated China's success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs).

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