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Volcanic Ash Cloud Stops Exotic Food Imports to Britain

Volcanic Ash Cloud Stops Exotic Food Imports to Britain

David Leroy, owner of one of London’s hottest sushi restaurants, Chisou, is on his last tuna and when that goes he has no way of getting any more. “One of our tuna suppliers just called and said they have no more until flights resume,” Leroy says, shaking his head. He’s already run out of sea […]

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

The president of the Maldives has warned that a failure to agree a deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions in Copenhagen next month would be an act of “collective suicide”. “At the moment every country arrives at climate negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible,” President Mohamed Nasheed said here. “This […]

Britain to fund four clean coal trials

Britain to fund four clean coal trials

Britain will fund up to four large-scale demonstration projects to limit climate-warming carbon emissions from coal plants, through a levy on electricity bills, the government said on Monday. The statement filled out details on plans announced in April, saying no new coal plants could be built in Britain without fitting technology to trap and bury […]

Budgeting Environmental Justice

Budgeting Environmental Justice

There is a consensus that industrialised nations are mainly responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. It should be equally clear that such responsibility should have political consequences. But it isn’t. One example: the government and legislature of the country that until recently was the biggest greenhouse gas emitter – the United […]

Britain rebuffed on carbon capture commitment

Britain rebuffed on carbon capture commitment

AUSTRALIA has turned down an approach by the British Government to pledge not to build any coal-fired power plants without ”significant” carbon capture and storage technology built in. The British High Commission has been lobbying the Government for several months to make the commitment, but is understood to have been rebuffed in recent weeks by […]

Britain Falls Behind in The Race To Win Low-Carbon Trade

Britain Falls Behind in The Race To Win Low-Carbon Trade

Green business deals worth £300m between British and Chinese companies were unveiled in the People’s Republic last week by Lord Mandelson, the business secretary. They were meant to illustrate Britain’s leading role in the £2 trillion global market for low-carbon goods and services, yet new figures reveal that we are being left behind by China […]

Britain’s First Dual Fuel Bus Will Cut Emissions By Half

Britain’s First Dual Fuel Bus Will Cut Emissions By Half

A consortium brought together by low carbon experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) is today launching the first bus in the UK to run on clean, biomethane gas. The innovative dual-fuel diesel-biomethane powered bus will reduce pollutant emissions and greenhouse gas emissions by around a half. It is hoped the technology will be […]

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