Tag: Paris Agreement

Trump’s pro-fossil fuel stance gains momentum

Trump’s pro-fossil fuel stance gains momentum

The US this week held a side-event at the COP24 conference and declared that fossil fuels are here to stay and will help to end energy poverty in the developing world. The event held at COP24 on Monday gave the US administration a platform to promote President Donald Trump’s pro-fossil […]

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The Trump administration has announced plans to hold a side event at next month’s UN climate talks to promote the use of fossil fuels, according to sources. During last year’s discussions in Bonn, Germany, the US administration a held similar event used to highlight the benefit of technologies that allow […]

US Environmental Agency to reduce regulations on coal power plants

US Environmental Agency to reduce regulations on coal power plants

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is reviewing stringent regulations on emissions from coal-fired power plants. Introduced as the 2011 Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule, coal plants were forced to add pollution controls to curb emissions. The MATS rule was a significant factor in […]

IEA supports new US carbon capture tax credit

IEA supports new US carbon capture tax credit

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol has praised the 2018 federal budget that he says could lead to a breakthrough in carbon capture technologies and help the world achieve its Paris Agreement obligations. “There is one political move recently that I should say, I welcome this strongly,” Birol […]

Carbon capture could work for 10,000 years

Carbon capture could work for 10,000 years

In a study for Nature Communications, Scottish scientists have proved that carbon capture technologies can be used safely for up to 10,000 years to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. The research that features work from Aberdeen and Edinburgh University highlights that liquefied carbon dioxide […]

Academics call for greater use of CCS

Academics call for greater use of CCS

Professor Stuart Haszeldine of Edinburgh University, and director of SCCS, has called for the greater use of carbon capture technologies across the fossil fuel industry to help reduce carbon emissions. The professor highlights that while the use of fossil fuels continues to grow, despite the increase in clean energies and […]

Europe slam Trump’s climate position while increasing coal imports

Europe slam Trump’s climate position while increasing coal imports

As European heavyweights France, Germany and Italy scold President Donald Trump for turning his back on the Paris Agreement in June, they were importing record levels of American coal. US federal data shows that the coal industry is experiencing a resurgence as a result of Trump administration policies that largely […]

Energy experts recognise growing need for coal in developing nations

Energy experts recognise growing need for coal in developing nations

Experts within the energy industry have said that there are a vast number of developing countries that rely on the use of fossil fuels for energy and these nations do not have the ability to rapidly convert to an energy mix heavily reliant on renewables. A number of key industry […]