Plugging into electricity’s energy challenge

Envirotec Magazine

How is technology helping to address the challenges faced by power grids? Despite popular belief, electrification does not always lead to a reduction in carbon footprint. To generate electricity, we require energy and 65% of this energy is currently coming from fossil fuels.

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. Fossil fuels’ share of the electricity mix was 10 times larger than renewables’ a decade ago, Carbon Brief's data shows. The growth of renewable energy capacity in the U.K.

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February Cleantech Roundup: Corporate Carbon Neutrality | New Mobility Modes | Climate Politics

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology, policy, and investing Top Topics Large oil and gas and utility companies are making net-zero pledges , as they look to get ahead of consumer and regulatory trends.

What’s the difference between net-zero and carbon-neutral policies?

Renewable Energy World

As understanding of the climate crisis increases and the harm to ourselves, the environment, business, industry, and the economy that will follow, so a desire to not only reduce carbon but to be seen reducing carbon increases. This requires an initial carbon footprint measurement.

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.

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. By 2025, half of all FedEx Express global PUD vehicle purchases would be electric, rising to 100 per cent by 2030, it said.

GHG Protocol: Scope 1 Emissions Explained

Green Business Bureau

The aim of this emission classification system was to help organizations measure and manage their carbon footprint. Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHGs released from the energy purchased by an organization. These are fossil fuels burnt on site. Fossil fuels (e.g.

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. Department of Energy. Southern Company intends to test the proposition that a U.S.

GHG Protocol: Scope 2 Emissions Explained

Green Business Bureau

Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHGs released from the energy purchased by an organization. They’re the result of bought energy, such as electricity, steam, heat, and cooling. Electricity is generated as power plants burn fossil fuels.

Hydrogen Powered Propulsion for an Offshore Crane Vessel

Mr. Sustainability

Given the boundary conditions of this thesis, an ammonia-fueled drive train with hydrogen co-combustion is the most preferred method to power the Sleipnir. Heerema is a world-leading marine contractor that operates in the oil, gas and renewable energy industry. Energy Efficiency.

Portable hydrogen cartridge prototype demonstrated for home and similar applications

Envirotec Magazine

A working prototype portable hydrogen cartridge is able to transport and supply hydrogen energy to power a broad range of everyday applications both in and outside the home. Hydrogen can be used to generate electricity in fuel cell systems and can also be used as a combustion fuel.

GHG Protocol: Scope 3 Emissions Explained

Green Business Bureau

The GHG Protocol introduced an emission classification system that defined corporate emissions as follows: Scope 1 : These are emissions released from a company burning fossil fuels directly to power operations. This includes electricity purchased, cooling, heating, and steam.

A Rundown of the Down-Ballot Results with Clean Energy Implications

GreenTechMedia

In the last four years, federal leadership on clean energy and climate change has stalled. In 2018, California became just the second state working towards a mandate of 100 percent clean electricity. That was one factor in fewer clean energy measures making the ballot.

Ensuring equity in Washington’s 100% clean electricity law implementation

Front And Centered

Washington passed 100% clean electricity into law earlier this year, and with public input government agencies are currently drafting rules to guide utilities on how to comply with the law by phasing out fossil fuel emissions and integrating equity in their service models. 100% Clean Energy by 2045 is now the law in Washington! Electric utilities are now bound by equity considerations.

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

GreenBiz

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. Energy & Climate. Wind Power.

Transforming a power station for our net zero future

Business Green

Biomass power generation would have seemed impossible to the engineers who began building Drax Power Station in 1967. But the unique nature of Drax presents a more powerful opportunity for its future: negative emissions. The energy sector, however was beginning to change.

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.

‘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.

Green Search: Ecosia sees active user rates soar to 20 million

Business Green

With highest usage in Germany, France, UK, and the US, the growing user base is also reflected in the carbon negative search engine's recent milestone of reaching 150 million trees planted, with 100 million planted in the past three years alone.

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.

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. .

Carbon Accounting: How To Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Green Business Bureau

The carbon footprint of a business is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released by an organization. More and more businesses are disclosing their carbon footprint due to increased stakeholder pressure and as a response to climate change. . 10: Pay for carbon offsetting .

Former COP26 President Brings Shell, BP, Equinor Reps Into Climate Conference

DeSmogBlog

Former UK energy and climate minister Claire O’Neill’s World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is running a series of events at the conference on private sector efforts to tackle climate change. Energy

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'Boom and bust': Are coal and oil on the brink of permanent decline?

Business Green

Two reports out this week have highlighted how developments across 2021 are set to catalyse policy and technological trends that could catalyse the retreat of fossil fuels across the global energy system. At times the fossil fuel economy can seem indefatigable.

Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South

GreenBiz

The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their POWER project. . South to burn them overseas in its power plants. It produces a large percentage of the UK’s electricity.

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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.

Ohio geologists study potential for geothermal in abandoned coal mines

Renewable Energy World

The research at Ohio University could help transform old fossil fuel sites into clean energy assets, though much work remains to be done. Geologists at Ohio University are exploring the potential to turn abandoned coal mines into sources of carbon-free heating and cooling.

Could the factories of the future run on hydrogen fuel cells?

Business Green

A cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell-based power plant recently switched on at a Japanese manufacturing plant could provide a decarbonisation template for other industrial sites to follow. We have the technology which can intake green hydrogen and produce electricity.

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.

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.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

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. It mass-produced the first electric car in the 1990s, then literally crushed most of them in 2003.

'Effective today': Google vows to 'eliminate entire carbon legacy'

Business Green

Google has today unveiled a new wave of sustainability commitments, including high profile pledges to eliminate the company's "carbon legacy" and ensure it can operate with entirely carbon-free energy by 2030 at the latest.

Sustainability Guide for General Contractors: Sustainable Construction and Renovations

Green Business Bureau

Now more than ever consumers are using their purchasing power to push companies to be more sustainable. Energy Usage and Electricity. Plumbing and Water Usage. While it is energy intensive to make, it is far less energy intensive to recycle.

Sustainability Guide for General Contractors: Sustainable Construction and Renovations

Green Business Bureau

Now more than ever consumers are using their purchasing power to push companies to be more sustainable. Energy Usage and Electricity. Plumbing and Water Usage. While it is energy intensive to make, it is far less energy intensive to recycle.

UN-Approved ‘Green’ Investors Funding UK Airport Expansion Bids

DeSmogBlog

carbon budget if left unchecked. UK airports have increasingly argued that they are already carbon neutral, or close to being so, but these claims exclude emissions from aircraft, which account for the majority of airports’ climate impact, and often rely on disputed offsetting schemes.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

GreenBiz

Clean energy for Native American communities. Today, Barudin works on state clean energy policy, collaborating closely with tribal leaders to ensure community buy-in and outcomes that are equitable. I've always been an energy nerd and I just knew that was my place.

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Freetree: Ecosia's new browser extension allows users to plant trees as they shop

Business Green

Launch follows announcement that carbon neutral search engine has planted 100 million trees in three years. A browser extension that "plants trees through purchases" has been launched by not-for-profit search engine Ecosia.

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. Global Energy Group’s (GEG) Nigg Energy Park has a storied history serving the oil and gas sector.

Preparing for COP26

Envirotec Magazine

But progress was still lacking on Resilience and Energy Transition. Coal is also a social issue for China, since the associated power industry “employs a staggering number of people”. Image credit: Adiany Montelo / Shutterstock.com An electric bus in Kelheim, Germany.

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Carbon Accounting: How To Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Green Business Bureau

The carbon footprint of a business is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released by an organization. More and more businesses are disclosing their carbon footprint due to increased stakeholder pressure and as a response to climate change. . 10: Pay for carbon offsetting .

Comment: Carbon net zero – we’re halfway there

Envirotec Magazine

By Faye Bowser, Head of Energy Solutions, Siemens plc. Kyoto Protocol agreed to use as a benchmark for their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and 2050, the year many countries set as their target for carbon net zero.

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How to Build and Retrofit a Sustainable Home

Green Business Bureau

Not only does reclaimed lumber give that rustic, farmhouse look and possess some unique history within its grain, but it also helps preserve our carbon-sequestering forests and rejects monoculture tree farms that do not support biodiversity or ecological health. ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS.

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.