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Yes, wind turbines really do save carbon emissions!
Helen Blenkharn, Climate Change Policy Officer I regularly get asked ‘do wind turbines save carbon emissions?’ A recent report by the Committee on Climate Change looks at the UK’s carbon footprint and the lifecycle emissions from different types of electricity supply and so answers...
20 May 2013
Fossil fuels - still a big deal in the UK?
Helen Blenkharn, Climate Change Policy Officer I hear so much about onshore wind these days, are fossil fuels even a big deal in the UK any more? Yes, they are! In fact, demand for fossil fuels in the UK could be on the verge of a resurgence! For example: So what are we actually extracting...
11 Jan 2013
John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Change Advisor The European Parliament voted in favour of countries taking responsibility for their emissions from agriculture and peatlands. ‘Shouldn’t they be doing that anyway?’ you may well ask, slightly surprised. The answer is, of course, ‘yes’...
15 Oct 2012
Olympic football with renewable energy
Excellent article about our global greenhouse budget in Rolling Stone (a hark back to 1970s student days for me, never thought I’d be reading that in work time!), which outlines that the world’s energy companies are now sitting on fossil fuel reserves which would lead to five times the greenhouse...
9 Aug 2012
Hot air over aircraft emissions
Post from Matt Williams Who couldn’t help but get caught up in Olympic fever on Saturday evening? One of the many companies spurring on a wave of patriotism this summer has been British Airways. Its adverts have been patriotically urging the British public not to fly, to stay at home and...
6 Aug 2012
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