On the road to carbon neutrality

Business Green

We began our sustainability journey over 25 years ago, and since then have made good progress, particularly in cutting carbon emissions. By 2030, Dow will reduce its net annual carbon emissions by five million metric tons versus its 2020 baseline.

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 world’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ cargo ship is already low on gas

Grist

When shipping giant Maersk announced last month it would operate a “carbon-neutral” vessel by 2023, the Danish company committed to using a fuel that’s made from renewable sources, is free of soot-forming pollutants — and is currently in scarce supply.

Italian gas giant Snam targets carbon neutrality by 2040

Business Green

Europe's biggest gas pipeline company unveils multi-billion Euro investment plan to transition to hydrogen and biomethane. In addition €150m has been set aside in the plan to expand distribution infrastructure with a focus on LNG, and to launch the firm's first hydrogen distributors. "We

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.

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.

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.

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. Hydrogen.

Demand 412

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? The controversy around blue hydrogen.

BP and Ørsted Launch Green Hydrogen Partnership

GreenTechMedia

BP and Ørsted will partner on a 50-megawatt electrolyzer in Germany in the first stage of a green hydrogen partnership. The project is BP’s first full-scale commercial hydrogen venture. BP uses the terminology clean, rather than green hydrogen.

How Siemens Energy Is Targeting the US Green Hydrogen Opportunity

GreenTechMedia

Green hydrogen is both an untested and a potentially vital way for renewable-energy-powered grids to store their intermittent power for later use, not just for hours at a time, but for days, weeks or even seasons ahead. green hydrogen market landscape.

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. CrossWind plans to have the 759-megawatt offshore wind farm up and running in 2023 with solar, storage and hydrogen elements thrown into the mix.

Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Rule the $700 Billion Hydrogen Market from a Marine Perspective

Mr. Sustainability

Summary - Saudi Arabia is building a $5 billion plant called Helios to make green fuel for export and decrease the country’s dependence on petrodollars. All of the zero-carbon fuel it produces will be shipped to international buyers in the form of ammonia. Carbon targets?

Hydrogen Powered Propulsion for an Offshore Crane Vessel

Mr. Sustainability

Three options are identified as feasible hydrogen carriers: liquid hydrogen (1), ammonia (2) and methanol (3). 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.

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. Now GEG is partnering with Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power to convert Nigg Energy Park to green hydrogen. Green hydrogen on the ground.

'Our future lies in hydrogen': Siemens and Uniper forge green hydrogen partnership

Business Green

Collaboration will investigate uses for hydrogen at Uniper's retiring coal plants as it takes aim at becoming carbon neutral by 2035. Moreover, the firms are looking to explore opportunities to produce 'green' hydrogen at wind turbines, according to Reuters.

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. Questions about the utility hydrogen model.

Mercedes-Benz taps hydrogen steel pioneer SSAB to help build greener cars

Business Green

German car giant aiming to ensure all its passenger vehicles are 'carbon neutral' across value chain by 2039 at the latest. It then plans to gradually convert all its operations to become a fossil fuel-free metals company by 2045 at the latest.

Green hydrogen trialled at Port Talbot cement factory

Business Green

Hanson UK teams up with Swansea University for research into replacing fossil fuels in cement production. Researchers hope the Port Talbot project could help to develop greener fuel solutions for the sector that could be deployed globally. "It

Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Rule the $700 Billion Hydrogen Market from a Marine Perspective

Mr. Sustainability

Summary - Saudi Arabia is building a $5 billion plant called Helios to make green fuel for export and decrease the country’s dependence on petrodollars. All of the zero-carbon fuel it produces will be shipped to international buyers in the form of ammonia. Carbon targets?

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. This explores what is needed to build a green hydrogen refinery. For that we need green hydrogen.

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. This article explores what is needed to build such a green hydrogen refinery. Download Hydrogen Cost Tool.

HyNet: First industrial boiler fired up with hydrogen at pioneering pilot project

Business Green

Progressive Energy says pilot project will provide evidence base to support switch from fossil fuel to hydrogen, as industry advances plans for UK's first hydrogen fuelled town. HyNet's 'industrial fuel switching' programme, which was awarded £5.3m

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. Green hydrogen?

BP unveils plans for 1GW blue hydrogen production facility in Tees Valley

Business Green

Oil major announces intention to build major hydrogen plant just days after government grants funding for carbon transportation and storage network in region.

Firms pledge to showcase Scotland's 'first' hydrogen-powered train at COP26

Business Green

Train to be developed by retrofitting an old passenger car with hydrogen fuel cell technology over the coming months, in the hope the model can feature at the COP26 climate conference set to be held in the autumn in Glasgow, according to project lead Arcola.

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.

Global Briefing: Germany and Italy declare 'full steam ahead' for hydrogen train trials

Business Green

Siemens and Alstom move forward with hydrogen train projects. Two of Europe's top engineering giants have this week moved forward with plans to accelerate the roll out hydrogen fuelled trains, with projects advancing in both Germany and Italy. China updates national carbon market plans.

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.

Is 'net zero' much ado about nothing?

GreenBiz

Is net zero the same as carbon neutral? You can become carbon neutral simply by buying offsets — for a year’s worth of driving or air travel, for example. Is 'net zero' much ado about nothing? Joel Makower. Tue, 05/11/2021 - 02:11.

Boris Johnson teases 'big bet' for UK on wind, hydrogen and CCS

Business Green

Boris Johnson has signalled he is keen for the UK to make a "big bet" on wind power, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) as part of the government's strategy for building a net zero economy by 2050, as he urged global government to step up their climate efforts ahead of COP26. We want to lead on carbon capture and storage, a technology I barely believed was possible, but I am now a complete evangelist for.

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. Green hydrogen — made by splitting water’s hydrogen and oxygen using electricity produced by renewable sources — is a small fish in the “energies pond.” ” Today, more than 95 percent of hydrogen is fossil-based and does not rely on renewables.

Waste 28

Six reasons the EU isn’t as green as it claims

Low Impact

It proposes to make Europe the first continent to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and the first to deliver a climate law with binding emissions targets. Neither do the EU’s ‘cohesion’ and ‘just transition’ funds exclude fossil fuel investments.

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.

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.

Under development: Top 5 cleantech innovations to watch in 2020

Envirotec Magazine

Accounting for eight per cent of the world’s carbon emissions, the current process for making cement is far from eco-friendly. Rather than using intense heat in kilns, powered by fossil fuels, electrochemistry allows for limestone to be converted into a key ingredient of cement, at room temperature. At the same time, carbon dioxide is released and captured, alongside oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen as a fuel source.

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 .

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

GreenBiz readers got excited about climate change solutions that ranged from the new, from the emerging potential of hydrogen as an energy source to changes in plastics manufacturing, to the ancient, such as planting trees. Hydrogen is still an emerging source of renewable energy.

A State-by-State Model of the US Net-Zero-Carbon Future

GreenTechMedia

carbon emissions to zero by midcentury will require trillions of dollars of investment and disrupt entire sectors of the economy reliant on fossil fuels. “That results in maps that show the state-level infrastructure for a zero-carbon economy.” Cutting U.S.

‘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.

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. The economics of carbon-free living have fallen into place. move toward a carbon-free energy future.

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?

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.