5 radical visions for a 2050 food system

GreenBiz

5 radical visions for a 2050 food system. But the Wageningen team ups the ante with a rallying cry for circular agriculture, circular cooking and circular chefs: "By 2050," they write, "we have replaced the wasteful, linear model of our current food system with a circular one."

Is Earth Livable In 2050?

U.S. Green Technology

The post Is Earth Livable In 2050? Green Politics, Political News Is Earth Livable In 2050 Incoming US President Joe Biden will have a large and long agenda of things he has to reform, reset and restart in his first 100 days in office.

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Utopia? Imagining the food system of 2050

GreenBiz

What’s implausible in 2020 may be plausible by mid-century. Agriculture Food Systems Foodstuff Urban Agriculture

BP announces net zero by 2050 ambition

GreenBiz

New CEO at the global oil giant plans to step up its investment in non-oil and gas activities. Campaigners argue much more detail is required on how the company will pivot towards net zero emissions. Investing Net Zero oil Oil & Gas

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Virginia Mandates 100% Clean Power by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Virginia has become the latest state to pass a law that sets it on a path to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050, as well as setting targets for massive investments in energy efficiency, energy storage and in-state solar and wind power.

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93% of industry without skills to meet 2050 climate targets

Envirotec Magazine

Only half (53%) of UK engineering firms think net zero by 2050 is achievable for them. The survey, which looks at the skills engineering employers need to meet 2050 net-zero targets, uncovers that only half (53%) of UK engineering firms think net zero by 2050 is achievable for them.

Green hydrogen could curb one-third of fossil fuel and industry emissions by 2050

GreenBiz

That's according to a BloombergNEF report that calls policy support for the hydrogen economy "insufficient.". decarbonization hydrogen Hydropower Renewable Energy

Japan aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050

Inhabitat - Innovation

Japan hopes to rely solely on renewable energy in the next 30 years

“Global warming won’t wait until 2050,” says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

We cannot rely on linear developments and a steady energy transition over the next 30 years to 2050,” according to William Gillett, Energy Programme Director of the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC). Cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Saxony, Germany. “We

Arizona Utility APS Commits to Carbon-Free Power By 2050

GreenTechMedia

Arizona Public Service, the largest utility in the sunny southwestern state, committed itself Wednesday to 100 percent carbon-free power by 2050.

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5 utilities with 100% clean energy goals by 2050

Solar Power World

Here are five utilities that have committed to net-zero electricity by 2050 or sooner, in accordance with the IPCC’s report that limiting global warming to 1.5°C C will require reaching net zero emissions around 2050.

Singapore real estate firm Frasers Property commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Eco-Business

It is the first Singapore company to set a carbon neutral target for 2050

US calls for shipping to have zero emissions by 2050

Mr. Sustainability

The US commitment to absolute zero, not net zero, can be a political game changer for the shipping industry Summary - The US wants the global shipping industry to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050, announces the country's special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry.

LACI Report Lays Out Path to Create 600,000 Green Jobs Countywide by 2050

LA CleanTech Incubator

European Commission Proposes 300 GW Offshore Wind Target For 2050

GreenTechMedia

A longer-term 300 GW by 2050 target will also be established in support of the EU's net-zero carbon by the midcentury goal. “Floating offshore will be up to a third of all offshore capacity by 2050.

Transport and logistics sector plan to reach net zero by 2050

Envirotec Magazine

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) believes its sector “can achieve net-zero by 2050” through a range of measures recommended to government and others in its latest report, Routes to Net-Zero 2050: 2020 Year End Summary.

Illinois activists rally for 100% renewables by 2050

Solar Power World

Before rallying in the Capitol rotunda, attendees met with… The post Illinois activists rally for 100% renewables by 2050 appeared first on Solar Power World.

The 5 Biggest US Utilities Committing to Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Over the past three years, some of the country’s biggest utilities have been committing to a goal that few may have predicted they’d undertake on their own: weaning themselves off carbon-emitting generation by 2050.

Arizona Regulators Pass Rule for 100% Clean Energy by 2050

GreenTechMedia

The new rules will require the state's investor-owned utilities to phase out fossil fuels from the grid by 2050, a goal already promised by the state's largest utility, Arizona Public Service.

Alexandra Cousteau Wants To Restore The Oceans By 2050

Forbes Green Tech

Through her organization Oceans 2050, Alexandra Cousteau wants to shift our history of ocean loss into a tale of restoration - and she's starting with kelp.

Singapore announces ambition to go net zero beyond 2050

Eco-Business

Singapore will peak its emissions by 2030 and halve the amount to 33 million tonnes CO2-equivalent by 2050. But with scientists warning that the world should reach net zero by 2050 to limit warming to 1.5°C,

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Wisconsin Utility Alliant Energy Pledges Net-Zero Carbon by 2050

GreenTechMedia

The company set an “aspiration” to reach net-zero carbon by 2050 and eliminate all coal power plants from its fleet by 2040. Wisconsin-based utility Alliant Energy has joined the ranks of U.S. utilities pledging to zero out their net carbon emissions by mid-century.

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How 117-year-old Ford plans to curb carbon emissions by 2050

Inhabitat - Innovation

Any pathway to reduced greenhouse gases must involve stakeholders from the transportation sector — thankfully America's best-selling automotive brand is stepping up

2030 is the new 2050 as countries and companies compete on climate ambitions

Impact Alpha

The post 2030 is the new 2050 as countries and companies compete on climate ambitions appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, April 22 – Call it The Great Acceleration. Goals for cutting carbon emissions that seemed ambitious when the Paris Agreement was forged.

Japan vows to become carbon neutral by 2050

Eco-Business

Japan has pledged to go carbon neutral by mid-century, bringing it in line with the European Union and a handful of other nations. Achieving this goal will require a major overhaul of the world's third-biggest economy

A Model Policy Pathway to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Net Zero Emissions By 2050. Joe Biden had a super, Super Tuesday. On this episode of Political Climate , we discuss the results and what they mean for climate in the 2020 Democratic Primary. We also touch on the sweeping Senate energy bill that could come to a vote any day now.

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Dominion Energy commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Solar Power World

Dominion Energy announced a significant expansion of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions-reduction goals, establishing a new commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Southern Company commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Solar Power World

Southern Company announced a new long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Today’s action, announced during the 2020 Southern Company… The post Southern Company commits to net-zero emissions by 2050 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Reports: India mulling net zero emissions target for 2050

Business Green

Bloomberg reported that officials were debating whether to set a formal net zero emissions goal for 2050. Potentially huge climate news via @AkshatRathi this morning, that India is looking at a net-zero emissions target for 2050.

Congress introduces climate bill to reach 100% clean energy by 2050

Solar Power World

If passed into law, the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 would require federal agencies to create a plan, using existing authorities,… The post Congress introduces climate bill to reach 100% clean energy by 2050 appeared first on Solar Power World. A new bill introduced today by Rep.

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Arizona Outlines Possible Path to 100 Percent Clean Power by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Arizona may soon join a lengthening list of states pledging to reach 100 percent carbon-free power by 2050, although a final decision on its plan to get there won’t be made until after Tuesday’s election.

Climate impacts to scythe 18 per cent off global GDP by 2050, Swiss Re warns

Business Green

Climate change is on course to slash up to 18 per cent off global GDP by 2050, making the world trillions of dollars poorer if mitigating action is not taken and global temperatures soar to 3.2C

Renewable energy could power the world by 2050

Eco-Business

Wind, water and solar sources ? the renewable energy trio ? could meet almost all the needs of our power-hungry society in 30 years

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UK airports must shut to reach 2050 climate target

Eco-Business

With the United Kingdom due to host this year’s round of crucial UN climate talks in November, a new study shows the island country currently has no chance of meeting its own legally binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to nothing within 30 years

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The Surprising Ways America Can Hit Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Net-zero commitments went mainstream in 2020. There are now 22 regions, 452 cities, and over 1,100 companies with revenues over $11 trillion that have pledged to bring emissions to net zero by middle of the century. In 2021 we’re going to spend a lot of time working backward from that.

South Korea to push for carbon neutrality by 2050

Business Green

South Korea will set its sights on becoming a carbon neutral country by 2050, President Moon Jae-in announced today, making it the latest major economy committed to ending its contribution to climate change as crucial momentum towards net zero gathers pace ahead of COP26.

Petronas announces net zero by 2050 'aspiration'

Business Green

Petronas today announced an "aspiration to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050", asserting its intention to operate as "progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future". "As

Goldman Sachs commits to net zero financed emissions by 2050

Business Green

US investment bank joins Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase in pledging to slash emissions from its financing activities over the coming decades.

Ameren Sets Goal of Net-Zero by 2050, Plots Major Wind and Solar Expansion in Midwest

GreenTechMedia

utilities pledging to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a long-range plan that invests nearly $8 billion in renewable energy and accelerates some coal plant closures — although it will retain much of its coal fleet through 2040. Ameren has joined the ranks of U.S.

Duke Energy accelerates net-zero goal to 50% by 2050

Solar Power World

This follows strong progress the company has made in reducing carbon emissions… The post Duke Energy accelerates net-zero goal to 50% by 2050 appeared first on Solar Power World. Duke Energy announced an updated climate strategy with a new goal of net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by midcentury. The company is also accelerating its near-term goal by cutting its carbon dioxide emissions by half or more from 2005 levels by 2030.

APS plans to retire coal by 2031, reach 100% clean energy by 2050

Solar Power World

Arizona Public Service announced a goal to deliver 100% clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. The goal includes a nearer-term 2030 target of achieving… The post APS plans to retire coal by 2031, reach 100% clean energy by 2050 appeared first on Solar Power World.

New Energy Outlook Projects Massive Energy Sector Shift Through 2050

R-Squared Energy

years’ worth of energy sector emissions between now and 2050. From 2027 to 2050 they predict carbon emissions will decline at an average annual rate of 0.7%. If the global temperature increase is to be kept below two degrees, emissions would need to fall at 6% per year to 2050. The declining contribution of coal is projected to have the biggest impact on carbon emissions, while wind and solar power are predicted to grow to a 56% share of electricity generation by 2050.