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British Airways and Phillips 66 Agree First Ever UK Produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply

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British Reporter — British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited.…

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Caspian Gas Is the Most Viable Solution to EU Supply Diversification

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On 8 March 2022, the European Commission proposed a series of measures for addressing the EU’s energy insecurity. The proposal was developed in response to soaring natural gas prices and broader concerns of overdependence on Russian natural gas. Proposed measures include both immediate and longer-term interventions. Crucially, diversification of supply is included as one of…

‘Smart’ greenhouses could slash electricity costs

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A new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses could sharply reduce a farmer’s electrical bill, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.…

Gravitational waves generated by a binary black hole system.

Black holes of all sizes in new gravitational wave catalogue

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The FINANCIAL — According to UKRI, the largest catalogue of gravitational wave events ever has been released today, with dozens of ripples in space time captured by a global network of detectors.…

Aviation’s contribution to global warming higher than expected

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The FINANCIAL. — Major new study reveals that aviation could consume up to one-sixth of the remaining temperature budget to limit warming to 1.5˚C. According to UKRI aviation is responsible for more global warming than implied by its carbon footprint alone.…

Making net zero a world reality: here’s how

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The FINANCIAL — How UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is tackling climate change. Real solutions to the challenges of climate change are all happening now, including:…

Cut European short-haul flights to dramatically reduce emissions according to new research

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New data curated by scientists at The University of Manchester has found that the main culprit for aviation emissions across the connected continent of Europe is countless short journey flights.…

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New studies highlight benefits of methane removal

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New research has found that removing methane from the atmosphere could reduce global surface temperatures by 0.21°C and deliver air quality improvements.…

Renewable Energy OK, But Not Too Close to Home

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Almost nobody wants to live close to fossil fuel power plants, but renewable energy sources can be nearby . When it comes to transitioning from carbon-based to renewable source energy systems, Americans are on board. They’re less keen, however, having these new energy infrastructures—wind turbines or solar farms—built close to their homes, which creates hurdles for…

Harnessing offshore wind

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The FINANCIAL — The UK government wants offshore wind to power every home in the UK by 2030. The UK is a world leader in offshore wind energy. UKRI researchers are helping deliver this ambitious target.…

Back to Nature in the Big City

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The FINANCIAL --  According to EBRD, “Nature-based solutions” is a term for all solutions that use the natural world to mitigate the effects of climate change. It sounds rural, but the phrase covers multiple possibilities, from tree planting to soak up carbon emissions to flood protection through providing more green space – and so is increasingly…

PwC: Policymakers Must Offer Clarity and Coordination to Secure Net-Zero

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The FINANCIAL -- Government must play a greater role in the global energy market, either through a direct stake or as a co-investor, to support the new emerging energy system, according to a new study by PwC.…

Energy Chiefs Tell EBRD How They See Sector Recovering Post-Covid-19

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The FINANCIAL -- Energy leaders responding to a survey conducted by the EBRD and summarised in a Covid-19 policy note investigating how the sector will deal with the 5 per cent fall in energy demand worldwide brought by Covid-19 in 2020, have indicated they are confident of a quick recovery. One-third of respondents from 32…

Net Zero pledges go global, now action needs to follow words

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The FINANCIAL -- Net zero targets now cover two thirds of the global economy, according to a report today from Oxford Net Zero and the ECIU (Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit) – even though it was only a decade ago that Oxford climate scientists first showed the need to reach net zero emissions. However, despite…

Wind and water provide most renewable electricity

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The FINANCIAL – In 2019, renewable energy sources made up 34% of gross electricity consumption in the EU, slightly up from 32% in 2018.…

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