Jun 28, 2020 | Emissions, Energy

Energy and Carbon Capture

The International Energy Agency says the world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe.

An initial 300 homes in Levenmouth in Fife will have access to clean hydrogen for cooking and heating within the next two to three years.

Crown Estate Scotland announced the launch of the first round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters for a decade.

On 9th June Great Britain had not generated any coal-powered electricity for two months – the longest period since the 1880s.

Construction begins on the world’s biggest liquid air battery. The project near Manchester, UK, will use spare green energy to compress air into a liquid and store it. When demand is higher, the liquid air is released back into a gas, powering a turbine that puts the green energy back into the grid. The battery is due to be operational in 2022 and will be able to power up to 200,000 homes for five hours, and store power for many weeks.

Watch Professor Stuart Hazledean, University of Edinburgh, on carbon capture by injecting carbon dioxide into sandstone rocks.

And, using nature solutions :  Carbon capture by sea grass –  Sky Ocean Rescue, the WWF and Swansea University launch UK’s biggest seagrass restoration project.