There is a lot of hype about the use of hydrogen for widespread domestic heating. A paper by Regen presents eight critical questions, or challenges, that need to be addressed in deciding whether hydrogen can become a viable future heating fuel. ‘Blue’ hydrogen is only feasible if over 90% of the carbon involved in its production can be captured and stored.
Almost 60% of oil and gas reserves and 90% of coal must remain in the ground to keep global warming below 1.5C, says a study in the journal Nature. Globally, the researchers calculated, production of fossil fuels needed to have peaked in 2020 and be on a steady...
Highland Council Pension Fund invests over £40 million in the fossil fuel firms most responsible for the climate crisis, including oil company BP and mining giant BHP. Take action by emailing your councillors.
The International Energy Agency has concluded that to avoid exceeding the 1.5 C target, there much be no new fossil fuel development from now on. Yet, the UK Government is considering allowing drilling in the Cambo oilfield, 75 miles west of Shetland.
UK Government net zero aviation strategy – continued passenger growth but with biofuels and new technology!
The UK government is consulting on its approach and principles to reach net zero aviation by 2050. Essentially the solutions proposed are based around bio-fuels and new technologies, with little emphasis given on reducing demand for air travel - which is assumed to...
This new short animation explores the extraordinary story of peat and carbon, by IUCN UK Peatland Programme.
Visit EVA Scotland’s website to find out about electric vehicles of all kinds, charging networks, policy and more
The UK government’s decision to allow a new coal mine in west Cumbria is criticised by campaigners, scientists and the UK’s own Committee on Climate Change, for increasing emissions and undermining the UK’s credibility in COP26 climate negotiations. Sign Greenpeace’s petition.
It is estimated that one kilogramme of nitrous oxide warms the atmosphere about 300 times the amount than one kilogramme of carbon dioxide does over a 100-year timescale, so anything that reduces nitrous oxide emissions is worth considering seriously. Scientists from...
Scotland’s Climate Assembly’s second week looked at where our climate emissions come from and how to reduce them and adapt to the impact of climate change.