‘Super plant’ eats excessive polluted air

Cotoneaster franchetii is at least 20% more effective at soaking up pollution, the Royal Horticultural Society says

Emissions from electricity fell 16% in 2020

A new report suggests the UK must deploy a range of new clean technologies to hit climate targets

Elon Musk unveils details for $100m carbon removal competition

The four-year competition invites people to create carbon capture solutions that can scale to gigatonne level

Veolia starts carbon capture trials in energy recovery facilities

The technology will extract CO2 from industrial gases and liquefy it for use in other products

Tesla boss pledges to donate $100m to the ‘best’ carbon capture tech

Elon Musk plans to share more details about the prize next week

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence on carbon capture and storage technologies

It is inviting businesses, policymakers, scientists, academics, think tanks and investors to share their views on the potential of two technologies – direct air CCS and bioenergy with CCS

Global energy transition investment ‘hit $500bn mark in 2020’

Solar and wind received the lion’s share of renewable investments globally, according to a new report

US oil giant Chevron invests in carbon capture startup to shrink its carbon footprint

The two companies have also signed a letter of intent to collaborate on potential pilot projects

Six UK projects awarded £8m to create ‘world’s first’ net zero industrial zone by 2040

Projects in the West Midlands, Tees Valley, North West, Humber, Scotland and South Wales aim to decarbonise operations of industrial clusters

Government announces £12m for planting 500 hectares of trees in the next five months

The new package will finance ten community forests in various regions, including Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol

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