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  • A self-driving Nissan Leaf has completed a 230-mile journey on UK roads, negotiating complex roundabouts, motorways, and high-speed country lanes with no road markings, white lines or kerbs.The journey was carried out by a US-based research project, HumanDrive, jointly funded by UK government throug...

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  • Alok Sharma has been appointed as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), taking over from Andrea Leadsom, as part of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle in early February.Sharma has also been appointed as the Minister in charge of the COP 26 summit du...

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  • BP’s new Group Chief Executive Bernard Looney recently unveiled his ambition for BP to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 or sooner in response to the climate emergency. ‘The world’s carbon budget is finite and running out fast. We need a rapid transition to net zero’, Looney sa...

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  • A €60mn European Investment Bank (EIB) loan, guaranteed by the European Commission, is to enable Spanish petrochemicals manufacturer CESPA invest in a new environment friendly production process by mid-2020, writes Keith Nuthall.CEPSA is planning to install the Detal system it developed with UOP (Un...

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  • Despite widespread expectations of another increase, global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions stopped growing in 2019, according to the latest data from the International Energy Agency (IEA).After two years of growth, global emissions were unchanged at 33 GT in 2019 even as the worl...

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  • Electrification of the transport, buildings and industrial sectors in Europe could slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60% between 2020 and 2050, according to a new report published by BloombergNEF (BNEF).A revolution in the use of energy by these three sectors is possible over the next 30 years...

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  • Equinor has launched its new climate roadmap, aiming to ‘ensure a competitive and resilient business model in the energy transition, fit for long term value creation and in line with the Paris Agreement’.Under the new roadmap, the company plans to:Reduce the net carbon intensity, from initial produc...

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  • The UK government has launched a new funding initiative under which local authorities can apply for up to £50mn to help pay for a brand-new fleet of electric buses, reducing emissions, and improving air quality.The Department for Transport claims that a town with 200 electric buses could save around...

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  • The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2035 at the latest. He made the announcement as part of a COP26  launch event at London’s Science Museum in early February. The previous government announced in 2017 that it would...

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  • Ofgem has published a new nine-point action plan to decarbonise the UK’s energy system in order to deliver the net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target by 2050.Central to the plan is building an energy sector that supports the growth of renewable energy sources by setting up a special fund for...

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