Air Pollution Archives
Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis
5th March 2015 | Peter Rolton: Chairman, Rolton Group
Although it doesn’t feel so long ago, it has been almost two years since I wrote about the mounting risk of investing in fossil fuels; in short, great portions of the reserves we are currently spending billions per year to discover and explore will have to remain unburnt if we are to avoid more than 2°C of global temperature rise, leaving eye-wateringly valuable assets stranded under the ground and potentially creating a global financial crash far more serious than the one from which we are just starting to emerge.
New Homes, Zero Carbon: A Definition or an Empty Promise?
21st August 2012 | Craig Smith
The future of zero carbon homes is set to change as new legislation is introduced which appears to alter the very definition of ‘zero carbon.’
The Green Investment Bank: Boom or Bust
10th August 2012 | Kate Roche
In the 2010 Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne announced a £1 billion injection of funding for the publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB).
The Dazzling Dilemma of LED Lighting
7th August 2012 | Craig Smith
LED lighting is a hot topic; energy prices are rising and the commercial world is pushing to reduce carbon emissions by considering a broader scope of low-carbon options.
The Carbon Cost of Facebook’s Phantom Profiles
3rd August 2012 | Peter Rolton
On 1st August, news broke of data released by Facebook which reveals its carbon footprint, the first time the company has made such figures public.
1975: The Year the Queen Officially Opened Britain’s Energy Crisis for Business?
30th July 2012 | Kate Roche
Last week, the Department of Energy & Climate Change released the key points from their ‘Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2012,’ showing the development of energy trends that are both encouraging and disappointing.
Wind: Cuts and Compromise or Clear Direction?
26th July 2012 | Tom Warwick
This morning, the DECC announced the results of the latest alteration to UK renewable energy subsidies. The Government’s Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) banding review was due before parliament’s summer break; however a clear divide within the coalition meant that the final announcement was delayed until today.