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Drax to build bioenergy with CCS plants

Drax to build bioenergy with CCS plants: In 2024 Drax are planning to build their first two bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) units. The technology is predicted to capture and store up to eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and is claimed to be carbon negative. Before deploying this technology the…
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‘Super plant’ effective for cleaning polluted air

‘Super plant’ effective for cleaning polluted air: Can a ‘super plant’ hold the key to air pollution in busy roads and pollution hot spots? A super plant named Cotoneaster Franchetii, suggests a new paper by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has proved in traffic hotspots to be at least 20% more effective at soaking up…
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Electricity emissions dropped 16% in 2020

Electricity emissions dropped 16% in 2020: Carbon emissions coming from UK electricity production dropped by 16% in 2020, mainly as gas & coal power stations were shut off or down because of reduced demand during Covid lockdowns. That’s as claimed by an independent analysis carried out by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric…
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UK projects presented £8m for world’s 1st net zero zone

UK projects presented £8m for world’s 1st net zero zone: Six projects throughout the UK have been given a share of £8 million in government funds in a attempt to build the ‘world’s first’ carbon neutral industrial zone by 2040. Undertakings in the West Midlands, Tees Valley, North West, Humber, Scotland & South Wales will…
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Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees

Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees: The government has reported a £12.1 million fund for planting 500 hectares of trees throughout the UK within the next 5 months. The new program will support ten neighbourhood forests in areas including Yorkshire, Manchester & Bristol. It is expected the trees will house 100,000 tonnes…
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Dutch waste to energy plant to use Carbon8 CO2 capture

Dutch waste to energy plant to use Carbon8 CO2 capture: A waste to energy plant in the Netherlands is to deploy UK firm Carbon8 Systems carbon capture and utilisation technology for the first time. The pilot project will be run at a facility owned by Dutch company AVR at Duiven based 120 kilometres east of…
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500k homes could be heated by burning waste

500k homes could be heated by burning waste: According to a new report, by 2030 more than half a million homes in the UK could be supported from low carbon heat generated by burning waste. Diverting the nation’s 27.5 million tonnes says Think tank Policy Connect – or 80% – of non-recyclable waste for low…
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CCC says end gas boilers within 15 years

CCC says end gas boilers within 15 years: Fossil-fuelled boilers could soon see a total phase-out by 2035 for UK households. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its latest progress report on efforts to cut emissions as we strive for net zero and this is its headline recommendation. Heat All new build homes…
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