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Greenhouse Gases Reach New Highs And Break Records Again

The atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, broke records in 2018 and went on to reach new highs.

Australias National Grid Has Over Half Of Its Electricity Generated From Renewable Sources For...

For the first time ever, renewable energy has provided for 50% of the demand for Australia’s power grid.
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Coal fired power station reignited for first time in 55 days in the UK

The National Grid has had to turn on a coal fired power station in the UK for the first time in 55 days as the electricity output in the UK slumped during the recent record breaking heatwave.

Nuclear Power Needed In UK To Meet Carbon Emission Targets

A new fleet of nuclear power plants will be needed by the UK if it wants to meet its carbon emission targets, says the Nuclear Industry Association during their annual conference.

Five Key Nations Who Plan to Phase Out Coal Usage

Many countries across the world have now set deadlines to phase out the use of coal. This article includes five of the most significant countries who have set a deadline and how they plan to phase out the use of coal.

China Still Increasing Their Coal Power Plant Total Capacity

As most countries actively try to reduce the amount of electricity produced from coal fired power plants, China have added enough electricity produced from coal power to power over 31 million homes in the last 18 months.

Renewable Energy Transition at Risk in Asian Pacific Nations

In recent years the Asian Pacific nations were making up over 75 per cent of power demand growth around the world and was the leading region for installations of wind and solar technologies.
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Over 1,300 sites across England breach air pollution targets

According to Friends of the Earth, more than 1,300 locations across England are breaking the nitrogen dioxide air quality targets.

Recent UN Report States Carbon Emissions Gap Still Growing

Nations will have to further cut their carbon emissions five times over to stop global warming of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new report from the UN has stated.

UK Lockdown Causing Large Decrease in Air Pollution Levels

Due to the outbreak of the global pandemic there has been a nationwide lockdown which has caused a large drop air pollution across the whole of the UK, especially in the big cities.