Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market


OECD urges nations to tax dirty energy

Today 9:00am - The OECD has encouraged governments to start taxing CO2 emissions more aggressively while warning that current taxation levels are not enough to fight climate change effectively.

Meet the woman who defined the greenhouse effect

Tuesday - Eunice Foote’s career highlights the subtle forms of discrimination that have kept women on the sidelines of science.

Military brains warn of climate security threats ... soon

Monday - US intelligence chiefs again have warned Congress about the global security risks from climate change ... and they weren't talking about far-off threats. US INTELLIGENCE chiefs again have warned Congress about the global security risks from climate change ... and they weren't just talking about far-off threats.

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Monday - Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50 per cent of the planet a nature reserve.

How Iceland became the bitcoin miners’ paradise

15 Feb 18 - Iceland is the first nation to use more electricity on mining cryptocurriencies than on its households – thanks in part to its magma-fuelled power plants.

Why we can't afford to miss the 1.5deg target

14 Feb 18 - A UN draft report says missing the 1.5deg warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation.

If we build these coal plants, climate goals are doomed

12 Feb 18 - If all planned plants are constructed, the world would have little chance of meeting its climate change goals, say scientists.

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

7 Feb 18 - It’s a simple idea: Strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?

Almost four environmental defenders a week killed in 2017

7 Feb 18 - The slaughter of people defending their land or environment continued unabated in 2017, with new research showing almost four people a week were killed worldwide.

How used coffee beans can help your garden

5 Feb 18 - Your morning cup of coffee contributes to six million tonnes of spent coffee grounds going to landfill every year.

Scientists worry about climate altering rainforest

1 Feb 18 - Climate change could be causing shifts to the natural cycle of life in the tropical rainforest, scientists have suggested.

ECO ANYONE? Teabags next to go free of plastic

1 Feb 18 - The war on plastic waste is extending to the UK’s favourite beverage, with a major retailer developing a biodegradable paper teabag that does not contain plastic.

Capitalism must be changed, says major investor

26 Jan 18 - Capitalism must change to avert climate change, says the world’s largest asset manager, Blackrock.

Why 'blended' finance is key to sustainability

25 Jan 18 - Public and private sector funds must increasingly pool resources to finance larger global sustainability and climate change projects, a new study shows.

Mass starvation is our fate if we keep flogging the land to death

14 Dec 17 - The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late, says George Monbiot.

BUBBLE POWER: New device could stop plastic in its tracks

14 Dec 17 - When a river flows into the ocean, so does plastic. Lots of it. Globally, rivers transport as much as four million tonnes of plastic out to sea every year.

Tsunami of data could pump up global emissions by 2025

13 Dec 17 - Billions of internet-connected devices could produce 3.5 per cent of global emissions within 10 years and 14 per cent by 2040.

It's hard to get people to reduce food waste

12 Dec 17 - Seventy-six per cent of global consumers say sustainability is important – but only 42 per cent say they always attempt to minimise household food waste, a new survey shows.

To phase out coal, leaders should learn from tobacco

12 Dec 17 - A few countries are set to join the coal phase-out club at the One Planet Summit in Paris today, but more levers will be needed to bring major coal users in line.

More in the International Archive


News Direct
Photo Credit: dbsolisphotostream

Latest announcements: file yours to

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

23 Jan 18 - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

Auckland takes zero-waste world crown

6 Dec 17 - Auckland is one of 10 international cities honoured today at the C40 Cities...

Ravensdown appoints consenting planner

1 Dec 17 - Ravensdown has appointed Victoria Caseley as a principal planner to develop the...

More News Direct

RSS Feeds

Carbon News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed for the latest stories from all sections of the site.
International RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed of stories this section only.