Revealed: Two Thirds of Online Posts from Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Greenwashing’

DeSmogBlog

Nearly two thirds of social media posts put out by six major European fossil fuel and energy companies since the end of 2019 present a “green” image of the company, despite the majority of their business activity remaining in fossil fuels, reveals new analysis by Desmog.

California Moves to Tackle Another Big Emissions Source: Fossil Fuel Use in Buildings

GreenTechMedia

California regulators have allocated $45 million to incentives for heat pump water heaters through 2025, in another step on the path toward the state's 2045 carbon neutrality goal.

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The ‘Big Con’ Revealed: Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry’s Deceptive ‘Net Zero’ Strategy

DeSmogBlog

” Among the key findings of the report: Big polluters, including the fossil fuel and aviation industries, lobbied heavily to ensure passage of Q45, a tax credit subsidizing carbon capture and storage. By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams.

Southern California Edison’s Vision for How the State Achieves Carbon Neutrality

GreenTechMedia

Natural-gas consumption is set for a sharp drop in California as the state pushes to achieve carbon neutrality by midcentury, according to utility Southern California Edison. Gas and other fossil fuels will continue to play a role, albeit one that is rapidly diminishing.

Governments Are Sending Oil Executives to COP26 Despite Climate Pledges. Here’s a Look at the Fossil Fuel Influence in Glasgow

DeSmogBlog

Fossil fuels are everywhere at this COP except in the decisions being negotiated by governments,” Nikki Reisch, the director of climate and energy at the Center for International Environmental Law, wrote to DeSmog from Glasgow.

Renewable Power Topped Fossil Fuels in UK During Q3

GreenTechMedia

Renewable energy sources generated more electricity than fossil fuels in the U.K. for the whole of the third quarter, the first time that has happened, according to research by the Carbon Brief. Chunky capacity additions, largely from offshore wind, alongside a spate of coal plant closures and an overall decrease in demand have all accelerated the trend. insisting that it could manage a carbon neutral grid as early as 2025.

The Future(s) of Fossil Fuels - 2020

Mr. Sustainability

A sudden collapse of the industry - called a carbon crunch - could lead to economic disaster of epic proportions. The time is therefore now to plan an orderly wind-down of fossil fuel assets and manage the impact on the global economy rather than try to sustain the unsustainable.

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand?

GreenBiz

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand? One novel spin on emerging hydrogen fuel options is "clean hydrogen" made from trash. . Today, more than 95 percent of hydrogen is fossil-based and does not rely on renewables.

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Low carbon diamonds? De Beers pledges to reach carbon neutrality across operations by 2030

Business Green

New climate target will be achieved by transitioning mining operations to clean energy, improving energy efficiency, developing proprietary carbon capture technology and purchasing offsets, company said.

'Leaving fossil fuels in the dust': How greener firms are outperforming the wider market

Business Green

Latest Carbon Clean 200 list companies outperformed average benchmark by 47 per cent over the past year. Overall, they calculated that investing $10,000 in the Carbon Clean 200 companies in July 2016 would have seen this investment grow to more than $21,000 by the end of last month.

The carbon choreographer: Mahindra Group's Anirban Ghosh on building a carbon neutral business empire

Business Green

The chief sustainability officer tells BusinessGreen how the Indian business group is steering more than 150 companies behind a 2040 carbon neutrality goal.

Low carbon packages: FedEx pledges to deliver 'carbon neutrality' across its operations by 2040 with $2bn investment drive

Business Green

Air cargo operator pledges to invest in sustainable fuels, carbon capture research, and fleet electrification in bid to meet new climate goals.

How Should California Wind Down Its Fossil Fuel Industry?

GreenTechMedia

By law, California must have 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, and an executive order signed by former Governor Jerry Brown calls for economywide carbon-neutrality by the same year. How California will reach its 2045 carbon-neutrality target remains an open question.

October 2020 Cleantech Roundup: Net Zero Commitments | Electric Vehicle Tophats | Connected…

Clean Energy Trust

October 2020 Cleantech Roundup: Net Zero Commitments | Electric Vehicle Tophats | Connected Generators This month, I’m following a few trends: 2050 carbon neutrality commitments, electric vehicle design and manufacturing partnerships, and generator manufacturers acquiring grid services companies.

'A new day in America': General Motors vows to end sales of fossil fuel cars by 2035

Business Green

America's largest automaker unveils plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 by significantly ramping up its electric vehicle range and shifting all its operations to clean energy.

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand?

Business Green

A group of exciting start-ups are exploring whether the world's trash mountains could become a valuable source of low carbon hydrogen fuels. One novel spin on emerging hydrogen fuel options is "clean hydrogen" made from trash.

'A prime example of doublethink': How surging demand for land-based CO2 offsets could threaten global food security

Business Green

Oxfam warns many net zero goals rely too heavily on forestation to offset carbon emissions, providing a potential threat to agricultural land. Several carbon offset projects are known have been impacted, dealing a huge blow to projected emissions savings.

How the climate crisis is accelerating food systems reform

GreenBiz

More recently, the transport sector began to move away from fossil fuels. Carbon neutral, profit positive. dairy organization said it would transition the industry to "carbon neutral or better" by 2050.

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions

GreenBiz

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions. On Wednesday morning, the logistics and retail giant announced that it plans to buy 6 million gallons of bio jet fuel via a division of Shell and produced by World Energy, a big biodiesel producer. A drop in the fuel tank.

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand?

AGreenLiving

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand? Arlene Karidis Wed, 07/15/2020 – 01:00 One novel spin on emerging hydrogen fuel options is “clean hydrogen” made from trash. ” Today, more than 95 percent of hydrogen is fossil-based and does not rely on renewables. Still, there is potential for clean — low- or zero-carbon — hydrogen to take off, energy experts believe.

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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.

Including Waste-to-Energy in the EU ETS won’t help sustainable waste management, says trade group

Envirotec Magazine

The waste management sector bears an essential role in the EU’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the group explained in a statement in early February. It is likely to trigger more landfilling of non-recyclable waste and more use of fossil fuels.

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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. electric grid relies on fossil fuels for 63 percent of its generation, and according to the U.S.

First stop: Climate commitments. Next stop: Climate action?

GreenBiz

AT&T pledged to be carbon-neutral by 2035, a step up from its previous goal to reduce Scope 1 emissions by 20 percent and Scope 2 emissions by 60 percent. Walmart pledged to become carbon-neutral across its global operations by 2040 — without relying on offsets. Walmart is working hard to let the world know about its new carbon-neutrality commitment (including taking over all ads in my Podcast feed). First stop: Climate commitments.

The Glasgow Climate Pact: What does it mean for Canada’s climate policy?

Clean Energy Canada

And the initial language on phasing out coal and fossil fuel subsidies was watered down (to “phasing down” and “inefficient” subsidies) at the last minute by India and China with U.S. Finance is shifting away from fossil fuels .

Concrete Action for Climate: Global cement industry launches decarbonisation coalition

Business Green

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has teamed up with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to launch a new collaborative coalition today aimed at guiding the industry's path towards delivering 'carbon neutral' concrete by 2050.

"We Need Real Zero"

Fairsnape

Once again Great Thunberg has shaken our thinking on carbon with her speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. With our focus on “net zero emissions” “low carbon economy” and “carbon neutrality” are we cheating and fiddling around with numbers?

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

GreenBiz

One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies is betting that the future of flying is carbon-neutral. CORSIA applies only to international flights, which account for the majority of aviation’s carbon footprint and around 1.3 Fuels rush in. Supply, meet demand.

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

GreenBiz

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? The Saudis are going big on something called green hydrogen — a carbon-free fuel made from water by using renewably produced electricity to split hydrogen molecules from oxygen molecules.

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.

Iberdrola Criticised for COP26 ‘Greenwash Gimmicks’ While Expanding Gas-Fired Power

DeSmogBlog

Iberdrola helps run an annual cycle ride to UN climate summits backed by the International Energy Agency, which recently called for an end to new fossil fuel developments if the Paris Agreement goals are to be met.

COVID-19 is the energy sector’s opportunity to become more sustainable, says report

Envirotec Magazine

Carbon is one specific area that the sector is struggling with, with 71% stating that the industry is unable to comply with the government regulations. 70% say customers are demanding sustainable alternatives to traditional energy products and 38% are concerned that failure to become sustainable will turn customers to their competitors. On top of this, 67% admit to lacking the tools needed to implement a carbon reduction policy.

WoodMac: Energy Sector Faces ‘Darwinian Challenge’ to Tame Climate Change

GreenTechMedia

Yet just as efforts toward that goal are finally scaling up — via the EU’s amplified climate targets, China’s new carbon-neutral target for 2060, and other examples — the coronavirus pandemic has introduced a massive dose of uncertainty.

Why the UK should commit to a zero carbon power system by 2035

Business Green

Less than one per cent unabated fossil fuels and at least 80 per cent wind and solar in the power mix required to meet UK climate targets, according to Ember's Tom Harrison. Zero carbon power by 2035. Does BECCS risk polluting the zero-carbon target?

All new homes and offices in England to be fitted with EV charge points

Business Green

All homes and office buildings built in England will soon be equipped with electric car charge points, under proposals designed to ramp up the number of chargers across the country ahead of the 2030 phase out of new fossil fuel vehicles.

Hawaiian Electric hits nearly 35% renewable energy, exceeding RPS

Renewable Energy World

Driven by higher solar energy and wind production and lower consumer demand, Hawaiian Electric said that achieved a 34.5 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2020. The 34.5 percent is the consolidated RPS for O?ahu, ahu, Hawai?i i Island and Maui County, up from 28.4

How Carbon Pledges Are Driving a UK Offshore Wind Hub to Switch to Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

A port and fabrication yard in Scotland is planning to convert to green hydrogen as it looks to serve the carbon-conscious offshore wind sector. Fuel cells could be installed to replace diesel backup power. Less carbon, more local content.

Why Flexible Gas Generation Must Be Part of Deep Decarbonization

GreenTechMedia

Thanks to generous feed-in tariffs and other incentives, Germany’s wind and solar installations have soared over the past two decades to the point that renewables could cover half of the country’s electricity demand.

Super-Hybrid: Dutch Offshore Wind Farm to Include Floating Solar, Batteries and Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

Shell is chasing carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner and the project in the Netherlands offers a glimpse of how it hopes to get there. To compete with fossil fuel-derived hydrogen, the electricity going in must be close to free and utilization rates have to be very high.

Accelerating growth and impacts: Highlights from the Decarbon8 portfolio

E8 Cleantech Angels

Thanks to all the investors, donors, foundations and donor advised funds who invested with us last year: Woman-owned Earthly Labs working on industrial carbon capture and recycling and led by Amy George , Steelhead Composites in composite hydrogen storage with Andrew Coors at the helm, and.

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

GreenTechMedia

utilities have promised to eliminate their carbon emissions by midcentury. utilities are on track to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2030 compared to a 2005 baseline, the target needed to prevent global warming beyond 1.5 Most of the biggest U.S.

It is oil over. Or is it?

Mr. Sustainability

An interview about the future of fossil fuels with Daniel Yergin, combined with perspectives from Mr. Sustainability At the start of 2021, an interview with Daniel Yergin appeared in the Financieel Dagblad. The demand for oil in China is now higher than a year ago.

It is oil over. Or is it?

Mr. Sustainability

An interview about the future of fossil fuels with Daniel Yergin, combined with perspectives from Mr. Sustainability At the start of 2021, an interview with Daniel Yergin appeared in the Financieel Dagblad. The demand for oil in China is now higher than a year ago.