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Can Gas-Fired Power Plants Coexist with a Net-Zero Target? Yes, Southern Company Insists

GreenTechMedia

utility can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while still keeping natural gas as a central part of its business, both to generate electricity and to sell to its customers. The natural gas conundrum. Department of Energy.

Will low-carbon hydrogen will be the silver bullet in APAC?

Renewable Energy World

On Thursday the 19 th of August, the Climate Council in partnership with the law firm Shearman & Sterling, hosted an intriguing panel to discuss a major topic in the energy industry: Will low-carbon hydrogen be the silver bullet in APAC? By David Stent.

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‘Math Doesn’t Yet Add Up’ for Utility Decarbonization Goals: Deloitte

GreenTechMedia

So says a new report from Deloitte highlighting the known, yet often underappreciated, challenges faced by utilities across the country promising to zero out their carbon impact by midcentury. utilities such as Duke Energy , Dominion Energy , Southern Company and Xcel Energy.

New Report Shows Gap Between Utility Carbon Pledges and Climate Change Imperatives

GreenTechMedia

utilities have promised to eliminate their carbon emissions by midcentury. New research asserts most have undermined those goals by keeping coal plants running and building new natural gas plants meant to operate for decades to come. All but one call for new natural gas plants.

Lessons from a year of reporting on climate solutions in Cascadia

Grist

This story is part of the series Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia , which explores the path to low-carbon energy for British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. And, in the United States, political gridlock chopped the heart out of Congress’ most ambitious clean energy plan. .

Heathrow Airport inks deal with ENGIE to supply terminals with 'green gas'

Business Green

The deal will see biomethane from UK anaerobic digestion producers replace fossil fuel gas supplies across all Heathrow terminals.

Sustainability Guide for General Contractors: Sustainable Construction and Renovations

Green Business Bureau

General contracting businesses that are eco-friendly and practice sustainability are realizing real benefits including new customers including sales growth. . Now more than ever consumers are using their purchasing power to push companies to be more sustainable. Solar Power.

LNG Projects Make Claims of ‘Net-Zero’ to Ease Way for Expansion

DeSmogBlog

However, while on the surface it may appear to be a positive shift towards lowering the greenhouse gas impact of their projects, the rhetoric about carbon-neutral LNG is mostly hollow, in another attempt to greenwash new fossil fuel projects into existence.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

GreenBiz

Clean energy for Native American communities. Others have lost their own homes to natural disasters. We’d like to express our appreciation to the World Business Council for Sustainable Business and Net Impact for helping to cast a global net for this year’s nominees.

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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

These 20 C-suite executives have steered their companies forward through much disruption, providing inspiration for the possibilities of advancing sustainability, social responsibility and circular business models — sometimes all at once. No wonder he keeps an ammonite fossil in his bag.

Online Event - VERGE Energy Conference

Green Market Oracle

VERGE Energy Conference (VERGE 20) will take place on October 26-30, 2020. This online event can be attended from anywhere, The central theme at VERGE 20 will focus on how energy systems can be decarbonized, decentralized, digitized and democratized. Our Companies Set a Price on Carbon.

RWE and ArcelorMittal ink major wind farm and green hydrogen deal

Business Green

Partnership comes as Global Energy Monitor report warns steel industry faces $518bn of stranded assets unless measures to decarbonise are taken now. It also offers vital security in the supply chain, by integrating the supply of energy and hydrogen into our business.".

Making the Impossible Possible

Mr. Sustainability

Several promising carbon reduction measures are combined which are technically viable and based on matured technology, although scaling of existing technologies and cooperation with key partners is required. It originates from Heerema’s ambition to become a carbon neutral offshore contractor.

Global Briefing: EU approves €1tr 'Climate Bank' plan

Business Green

All the green business news from around the world this week. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has this week approved a €1tr 'Climate Bank' plan that will see the bank drastically increase its support for low carbon infrastructure over the coming decade.

The prospects for I-1631 eliminating 20 million tons of carbon pollution annually by 2035

Low Carbon Prosperity

In this Low Carbon Prosperity Institute (LCPI) analysis, we explore scenarios of carbon reduction investment performance based on the revenue allocation described in Initiative 1631. The measure is intended, but not required, to reduce carbon emissions in 2035 to 25% below 1990 levels, consistent with the state’s legislated target. The initial carbon pollution fee of $15 per (tCO2e) in 2020 increases annually by $2/tCO2e plus urban-area inflation.

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

AGreenLiving

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? And what energy product will be used both to power this city and sell to the world? The plant is powered by 4 gigawatts from wind and solar projects that sprawl across the desert.

Global Briefing: UN shines spotlight on e-waste opportunity

Business Green

Plus all the top green business news from around the world this week. The UN has this week published its annual Global E-waste Monitor report , revealing that at least $10bn of gold, platinum, and other precious metals were lost each year as part of the world's growing e-waste mountain.

Nuclear question: Are new avenues opening up for the UK's hydrogen roadmap?

Business Green

The energy industry's interest in low carbon hydrogen is building fast, and the nuclear industry reckons it could yet have a crucial role to play. but that uncertainty is not stopping energy companies from rushing to build up hydrogen production capacity.

How can the world kick its oil habit?

Mr. Sustainability

How do we transition from fossil-based oil towards a sustainable future? Don’t agree on the assessment or the different pathways to get rid of fossil fuels? The article in the Financial Times however was incredible bullish on the oil and gas industry. Energy & Emissions

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

AGreenLiving

Clean energy for Native American communities. Others have lost their own homes to natural disasters. We’d like to express our appreciation to the World Business Council for Sustainable Business and Net Impact for helping to cast a global net for this year’s nominees.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

AGreenLiving

These 20 C-suite executives have steered their companies forward through much disruption, providing inspiration for the possibilities of advancing sustainability, social responsibility and circular business models — sometimes all at once. In 2014, the electrical engineer and MBA became the first woman to lead a U.S. As electric vehicles drive toward the mainstream, General Motors has come full circle as well. No wonder he keeps an ammonite fossil in his bag.