The Greenwashing Files: Fossil Fuel Giants Accused of ‘Deceptive’ Advertising

DeSmogBlog

Fossil fuel companies could face legal challenges over their misleading advertising, after a DeSmog investigation uncovered the extent of their “greenwashing” Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have put companies on notice with the publication of the Greenwashing Files.

UK Ministers Met 1-on-1 with Fossil Fuel and Biomass Producers Nine Times as Often as Renewables Since Kwasi Kwarteng Took Energy Portfolio

DeSmogBlog

Policymakers met with fossil fuel and biomass producers nine times as often as with their renewable energy counterparts, DeSmog can reveal, raising fresh concerns over the depth of the government’s commitments to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Carbon Capture.

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Anatomy of a 'moonshot': Microsoft's Lucas Joppa on CO2 removal, supply chains and building a carbon negative future

Business Green

The wildlife-borne pandemic was testament to the need to protect the delicate balance between humans and planet, Microsoft said, and it was time to bolster its headline-grabbing carbon reduction programme with other climate priorities.

Funding for ‘Sustainable Biomass’ a Drop in the Ocean Compared with Drax Subsidies, Campaigners Say

DeSmogBlog

These innovations could create low-carbon energy to power UK homes and businesses, avoid imports and form a “key component in the UK’s commitment to tackle climate change”, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said in a press release. Carbon Capture.

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

Carbon renewal technology, or CRT, breaks down waste plastic feedstocks to the molecular level before using them as building blocks to produce a wide range of materials and packaging. Companies are investing in nature-based climate change solutions such as planting trees to draw down carbon.

Google backs off on custom AI for oil and gas extraction

Business Green

A new Greenpeace report notes that Microsoft, Amazon and Google are undermining their public carbon commitments through by providing services that allow oil and gas firms extract fossil fuels from the earth.

Biofuels are a controversial climate solution. Could they still help save the planet?

Grist

The reason it’s considered a solution is that plants suck up carbon from the air while they grow. When we turn them into fuels and burn them, no new carbon is added to the atmosphere —the whole cycle is considered “carbon neutral.” The case for negative emissions.

Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni

GreenBiz

After doing some research in Prague on carbon negative building materials, I have relocated to Portland and am currently working as a project manager/sustainability lead on the PDX Airport Terminal Core Redevelopment (TCORE) Project. Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni.

Outdated carbon credits from old wind and solar farms are threatening climate change efforts

Business Green

The carbon credit system needs an overhaul to effectively help in reducing climate change, according to a UCL study. French global energy giant Total recently announced it had delivered its first shipment of ' carbon neutral liquid natural gas '. Why the carbon market is growing.

If the world wants a green recovery, it must commit to innovation

Business Green

Negative emissions technologies are critical for the earth’s climate and hitting net zero in the UK, argues Drax CEO Will Gardiner. In the first months of the crisis alone, China reported a 25 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Going net negative.

From China’s stand to Walmart’s wish list: A Climate Week news cheat sheet

GreenBiz

The biggest national-level news of the week came out of the United Nations General Assembly, where Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that the country aims to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. From China’s stand to Walmart’s wish list: A Climate Week news cheat sheet.

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Transforming a power station for our net zero future

Business Green

A timeline from coal to negative emissions at Drax – told by the engineers who were there. But the unique nature of Drax presents a more powerful opportunity for its future: negative emissions. A new fuel for a low carbon power station. From biomass to negative emissions.

'A poor use of public funds': Should the government subsidise biomass and carbon capture technology?

Business Green

Fresh analysis warns plans for UK's largest BECCS facility in North Yorkshire could prove more expensive for billpayers than Hinkley Point C, but developer Drax rejects calculations and insists carbon capture technology is likely to prove a crucial component of the net zero transition.

Global Briefing: World's first fossil free steel plant fired up in Sweden

Business Green

Test operations at the world's first fossil fuel-free steel-making plant have begun, marking a major milestone in the race to decarbonise the carbon intensive steel industry that is thought to be responsible for around seven per cent of global emissions.

Online Event - VERGE Energy Conference

Green Market Oracle

It will specifically explore systemic solutions to the climate crisis focusing on clean energy, electrified, transportation, the circular economy, carbon removal and sustainable food systems. And what happens if the forest absorbs less carbon than expected?

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

AGreenLiving

Carbon renewal technology, or CRT, breaks down waste plastic feedstocks to the molecular level before using them as building blocks to produce a wide range of materials and packaging. Polyester renewal technology, or PRT, involves taking waste polyesters from landfills and other waste streams and transforming them back into a raw material that the company claims is indistinguishable from polyester produced from fossil-fuel feedstocks.

Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni

AGreenLiving

John Bello (2018) Project Manager, Skanska; Portland, Oregon After doing some research in Prague on carbon negative building materials, I have relocated to Portland and am currently working as a project manager/sustainability lead on the PDX Airport Terminal Core Redevelopment (TCORE) Project. We are using the newly developed Embodied Carbon for Construction Calculator (EC3) to support low-carbon procurement on structural steel, piles, rebar and concrete.

From China's stand to Walmart's wish list: A Climate Week news cheat sheet

Business Green

The biggest national-level news of the week came out of the United Nations General Assembly, where Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that the country aims to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. And the mayors of 12 cities - representing 36 million residents - announced their plans to divest from fossil fuels. This gesture commits them to reaching a net zero carbon footprint by 2040, one decade before the deadline for the Paris Agreement.