Ikea steps up drive to become carbon neutral with extra €200m

Furniture giant to invest in green energy plus reforestation and carbon storage projectsIkea’s parent company is to invest an additional €200m (£171m) in green energy and forest planting as part of a plan by the world’s largest furniture retailer to be…

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Energy firms plan UK’s first carbon-neutral ‘industrial cluster’

Humber drive aims to shrink carbon footprint of UK’s most polluting industrial zoneEnergy companies have ignited multibillion-pound plans for the UK’s first carbon-neutral “industrial cluster” in the Humber.An alliance of companies including National G…

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UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs

Scathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goalsThe government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, M…

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UK’s biggest carbon capture project is step-change on emissions

Tata-owned Cheshire plant to turn 40,000 tonnes of CO2 a year into useful productsThe UK’s biggest carbon capture project will soon block thousands of tonnes of factory emissions from contributing to the climate crisis, by using them to help make the c…

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Slow burn? The long road to a zero-emissions UK

Extinction Rebellion protesters want a carbon-free UK by 2025. But can the financial and political hurdles be overcome?It is the near future. You wake in a house warmed by a heat pump that extracts energy from deep below the ground and delivers it to y…

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Slow burn? The long road to a zero-emissions UK

Extinction Rebellion protesters want a carbon-free UK by 2025. But can the financial and political hurdles be overcome?It is the near future. You wake in a house warmed by a heat pump that extracts energy from deep below the ground and delivers it to y…

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Does the Hitachi decision mean the end of the UK’s nuclear dream?

Despite the recent scrapping of three nuclear plants experts still believe the energy has a stake in the futureEver since Tony Blair rebooted support for nuclear power 13 years ago, British governments have been committed to a new generation of reactor…

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Drax power station to lead fresh carbon capture trial

Biomass-burning unit to use pioneering technology that aims to cut emissionsDrax Group will lead a £400,000 trial to capture and store carbon at its north Yorkshire power station in an attempt to kickstart a technology that has repeatedly failed to get…

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How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

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?

It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western Canada could just provide the fix to stop the world tipping into runaway climate change and substitute dwindling supplies of conventional fuel.

It could also make Harvard superstar physicist David Keith, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and oil sands magnate Norman Murray Edwards more money than they could ever dream of.

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