China ‘could tax carbon emissions’

China could bring in a tax on carbon dioxide emissions as part of a wider environmental tax, Chinese press reported yesterday. The step would have global significance, making the country the second after the UK to slap a national price on carbon. Energy-intensive products such as batteries and luxury goods like aircraft which are not […]

Carbon ‘sponge’ soaks up gases from coal power station

Australian researchers have discovered a new material which acts like a carbon ‘sponge’ and could suck in gas emissions from coal power stations. The energy efficient material absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide then releases it when exposed to sunlight, according to the study published this week in Angewandte Chemie, a German chemistry magazine. Scientists […]