A study commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), RSPB and the Campaign for Better Transport has found that the High-Speed Rail 2 (HS2) scheme could help the country meet its target of lowering emissions by 80% on levels seen in 1990 by 2050.
According to a survey conducted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and KPMG, around two-thirds of UK companies are not convinced that the country's energy infrastructure will get better over the next five years, greenwisebusiness.co.uk has reported.
Marinelink.com has reported that Japan is trialling its first offshore wind farm off the coast of Goto Islands, Nagasake Prefecture. The trial comes after an energy ministry spokesperson for the Japanese Government said that diversifying the energy sources in the country has 'become a significant national issue' after the Fukushima disaster back in 2011.
Negotiations have begun between the EU and Australia to create a 'common carbon trading scheme' by 2018, ministers have announced.
The UK's first hydrogen-powered train, built by a team from the University of Birmingham, has hit the tracks. The train, which can be viewed in the video below, can haul up to 4 tonnes for 2.7 kilometres.