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.
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.
Canute comes to North Carolina
31st July 2012 | Peter Rolton
News networks across the UK yesterday were picking up on Professor Richard Muller’s Berkley Earth Project, the results of which have led him, a man who once doubted the existence of climate change, to reverse his opinions and refer to himself as ‘a converted sceptic.’ This stands in poignant contrast to other parts of the world, which suffer from continuing and purposeful ignorance on the topic.
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.