In 2015, almost every country on Earth signed up to the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. It required every country to limit its carbon emissions so that the planet was not warmed by more than 1.5 to 2°C by 2050. The amount of carbon dioxide emissions that each country was limited to is known as the global “carbon budget”. …
Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is a group of technologies that reduces the emissions of power plants and industrial facilities. It does this by capturing and storing as much as 90 per cent of the facilities’ carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. As a result, CCUS can prevent the CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
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Every year, we pump over 35 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into the air. These gases trap heat and raise the planet’s temperature. But, these gases are not all the same.
Some, such as methane, do far more damage to the environment and raise temperatures faster than CO2, for example. But, how can we easily measure this and show the …