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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.

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.

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The Future(s) of Fossil Fuels - 2020

Mr. Sustainability

Even major oil and gas CEOs agree there might be no recovery after this crisis, certainly not to the ‘good-old-days’. A sudden collapse of the industry - called a carbon crunch - could lead to economic disaster of epic proportions. Is the oil and gas industry dying?

Europe’s Energy Giants Line Up to Endorse Green Deal

GreenTechMedia

The European Union’s newly proposed Green Deal raises “significant questions” for the oil and gas industry, analysts said, but the plan was broadly welcomed by companies across the energy sector. On Wednesday the European Commission presented a sweeping 50-point plan centered around achieving net zero status in Europe by 2050. These would levy carbon taxes on imports to prevent the offshoring of emissions by firms that shift activities overseas.

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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? 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.

Amidst Ukraine Crisis, Canada Is Quietly Trying To Boost Gas Exports to EU, Documents Show

DeSmogBlog

Senior Canadian officials are working with an Alberta company to open up new markets for natural gas in Germany, according to documents seen by DeSmog, contradicting a federal minister who says the Ukraine crisis can’t be solved by exporting more fossil fuels.

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

GreenBiz

Thanks to converging forces — including supportive policies, dropping battery costs and aggressive climate goals — transportation leaders at large and small organizations are increasingly turning to new zero-emission and low-carbon options that decarbonize fleets and in some cases save money.

BP and Ørsted Launch Green Hydrogen Partnership

GreenTechMedia

The initial 50 MW phase will produce 9,000 tons of green hydrogen per year, enough to displace 20 percent of the refinery’s existing fossil-fuel derived hydrogen. BP also said the excess hydrogen produced at Lingen could also become the feedstock for synthetic fuel production.

European Business Groups Voice Support for New ‘Fit for 55’ Climate Agenda While Lobbying to Water It Down

DeSmogBlog

On July 14, the European Union (EU) announced a sweeping package of climate proposals that will help the continent cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030, from a 1990 baseline. But it opposes the EU’s efforts to end a tax break for jet fuel.

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

DeSmogBlog

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — A Spanish energy giant has been criticised for touting its green credentials at COP26 with free solar-powered WiFi booths and a “cycling expedition”, while remaining involved in multiple gas power projects in Mexico. Wind and Gas.

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.

How Siemens Energy Is Targeting the US Green Hydrogen Opportunity

GreenTechMedia

Most of the early-stage work on hydrogen’s grid storage potential is happening in Europe and Asia, but the U.S. It’s also examining the value of generating and storing hydrogen on-site, to allow the campus grid to maintain low-carbon power production amid larger grid failures.

Investigation: Majority of Directors of World’s Top Insurance Companies Tied to Polluting Industries

DeSmogBlog

The findings raise concerns over a potential pervasive conflict of interest on the boards at a time when the international insurance sector is under pressure to halt its support for the fossil fuel industry. Fossil Financiers.

Who Will Own the Hydrogen Future: Oil Companies or Power Utilities?

GreenTechMedia

Within the span of a week, major utilities Iberdrola, Uniper and NextEra all made moves into the hydrogen market, in a reminder that the miracle molecule is not the sole domain of the oil and gas sector. Uniper's 2035 carbon-neutrality target suggests changes will be more than cosmetic.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

In Beck’s mind, too , forwarding-thinking companies should look at natural resources not just as consumables but as recyclable goods, and then design systems and products in a way that eliminates waste. Empowering girls and women offers a multitude of carbon-reduction benefits.

25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021

GreenBiz

Drawing on that mandate, Ardern declared a "climate emergency" and set the wheels in motion for New Zealand’s public sector to become carbon neutral by 2025. One example is the adoption of buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) in India’s capital city. .

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

Business Green

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. Reports: Gas denied transition fuel status in EU green taxonomy finance rules.

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand?

AGreenLiving

Arlene Karidis Wed, 07/15/2020 – 01:00 One novel spin on emerging hydrogen fuel options is “clean hydrogen” made from trash. Early pioneers of these hydrogen-from-waste technologies such as Ways2H, SGH2 Energy (SGH2) and Standard Hydrogen say not only are they making carbon-free, energy-rich fuel, their approaches also will divert mountains of trash from landfills and waterways, cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Global Briefing: Asia's richest man plots $76bn green infrastructure blitz

Business Green

Fossil fuel tycoon pledges $76bn for green infrastructure in India. Fossil fuel magnate Mukesh Ambani has pledged to spend $76bn on green projects in the Indian state of Gujarat through his company Reliance Industries.

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Global Briefing: UN shines spotlight on e-waste opportunity

Business Green

They also promised to confirm the country's net zero emissions by 2050 goal in law through a new Climate Action bill that will set economy-wide five-year carbon budgets and establish a cap on how much each sector can emit. By 2040, we will be carbon neutral.

Law 60

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

AGreenLiving

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.

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.

How to build a green hydrogen refinery for the maritime industry in Rotterdam

Mr. Sustainability

Summary - Over 20% of all Dutch emissions are coming from the Port of Rotterdam, of which the production of grey hydrogen from fossil feedstock is one of the main culprits. The end goal is to create circular fuel for the maritime industry in Rotterdam. How much would the fuel cost?

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.

How to build a green hydrogen refinery for the maritime industry in Rotterdam

Mr. Sustainability

Summary - Over 20% of all Dutch emissions are coming from the Port of Rotterdam, of which the production of grey hydrogen from fossil feedstock is one of the main culprits. Shell - Gas to liquids (GTL) | Shell Natural Gas. Why focus on creating sustainable marine fuels? >

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. ENGIE produces renewable hydrogen and supports the development of the market for low-carbon hydrogen.

Global Briefing: July 2021 was hottest month ever recorded, scientists warn

Business Green

Meanwhile, Asia had its hottest July on record and Europe its second-ever hottest July. US tightens fossil fuel energy guidance for development banks.

The 2020 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

GreenBiz

To turn her love of nature from a hobby into a career, Adams joined MetLife as a sustainability intern in 2014. based insurer to achieve carbon neutrality in 2016. . Clean Energy and Equity Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council; Oakland, California.

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. But more chemicals generally means more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution.

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.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

AGreenLiving

In Beck’s mind, too , forwarding-thinking companies should look at natural resources not just as consumables but as recyclable goods, and then design systems and products in a way that eliminates waste. The next frontier is “connected chemistry,” extending the internet of things to “the internet of natural resources,” Beck said in 2019. Last year, Ecolab set a goal for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, getting halfway there by 2030.

Climate Related Excerpts from the Ninth Democratic Primary Debate

Green Market Oracle

BLOOMBERG: Well, already we've closed 304 out of the 530 coal-fired power plants in the United States, and we've closed 80 out of the 200 or 300 that are in Europe, Bloomberg Philanthropies, working with the Sierra Club, that's one of the things you do.But let's just start at the beginning.

No, A Tanker Full Of Fossil Fuels Isn’t “Carbon Neutral.” That’s Not How It Works.

CleanTechnica

Shell recently announced a special “carbon neutral” shipment of fracked gas to Europe. Although there’s nothing unique about the liquified natural gas, Shell and its supplier, Cheniere, are somehow marketing the shipping of fossil fuels as carbon neutral.

Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

CleanTechnica

Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe.