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Russian firm to offer natural gas-powered EV charging in London

Charged

L-Charge’s “rapidly scalable off-grid ultra-fast chargers” use energy from locally-stored fossil fuels rather than the electrical grid. L-Charge has tested a mobile gas-powered charging station in Moscow, and plans to use this to offer on-demand charging in London.

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.

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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.

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.

Oregon Utility Using Greenwashing and ‘Renewable Natural Gas’ To Push Back on Potential Gas Bans

DeSmogBlog

If you live in Oregon, it’s likely you’ve been bombarded with misleading PR from the local utility company, Northwest Natural, about the potential for what the industry is calling renewable natural gas (RNG) — methane captured from places like landfills and repurposed into energy for homes.

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. Green hydrogen?

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.

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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?

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.

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.

PNNL researchers announce waste-to-hydrogen conversion process

Renewable Energy World

A research team at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a system capable of converting waste from sewage, food crops, algae and other renewable carbon sources into hydrogen fuel. We know how to turn biomass into fuel,” Lopez-Ruiz said.

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.

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.

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. As a result concrete and cement production is a major emitter, estimated to be responsible for around eight per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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?

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

Is 'net zero' much ado about nothing?

GreenBiz

It feels almost quaint to remember way back when "80 by 50" — an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — was a bold goal for a company or government entity to make. Is net zero the same as carbon neutral? Is 'net zero' much ado about nothing? Joel Makower.

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.

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.

Duke Energy aims to double renewable energy capacity by 2030

Renewable Energy World

The announcement comes as Duke intends to deploy $63 billion of capital over the next five years, 80% of which is expected to support investments in grid modernization and zero or lower-carbon emitting generation. The Carbon Plan" would then be reviewed every two years and may be adjusted.

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. The natural gas conundrum. Leaving out emissions from natural gas burned by customers.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

The 5 Biggest US Utilities Committing to Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Over the past three years, some of the country’s biggest utilities have been committing to a goal that few may have predicted they’d undertake on their own: weaning themselves off carbon-emitting generation by 2050. Jared Polis is pushing a 100 percent carbon-free plan.

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

GreenTechMedia

utilities have promised to eliminate their carbon emissions by midcentury. New research asserts most have undermined those goals by keeping coal plants running and building new natural gas plants meant to operate for decades to come. All but one call for new natural gas plants.

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.

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.

Gas Is Good But Not Good Enough Says European Investment Bank

GreenTechMedia

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will stop backing fossil fuel energy projects in 2021, except those using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology or offsets to cancel out their emissions. The focus of the bank’s energy investment will turn from (unabated) fossil fuels to energy efficiency, storage, grid improvements and e-mobility among others. The EIB's new financing criteria will make lending to gas projects very difficult.

UC San Diego’s Center for Energy Research Awarded over $5M for Energy Projects

CleanTech San Diego

million, comes from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) division through its Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH) program. SOFCs produce electricity by electrochemically oxidizing a fuel source.

Mainspring Energy Lands $150M Deal to Deploy its Linear Generators With NextEra

GreenTechMedia

Over the past decade, Mainspring Energy has been at work on a novel "linear generator" that it says can provide on-site electricity with lower emissions than fossil-fueled engines and microturbines, and greater flexibility than fuel cells.

What BP Can Learn From Orsted: The Route to Low-Carbon Profits

GreenTechMedia

There is precedent for the transformation of an oil and gas firm into a “green supermajor.” Henrik Poulsen took over as CEO at Ørsted in 2012, when it was still known as Danish Oil and Natural Gas. By 2025, Ørsted will be carbon-neutral.

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.

Teesside net zero cluster earmarked for £150m 'carbon-free' liquid gas production plant

Business Green

Joint venture Circular Fuels aiming to have 'world-first' renewable LPG production plant operating in Teesside by 2024 capable of turning waste into 'net zero' fuel.

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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.”

MIT Study: Transmission Is Key to a Low-Cost, Decarbonized US Grid

GreenTechMedia

wide transmission build-out could also slash the costs of reaching a zero-carbon grid with wind, solar and battery technologies that are cost-effective today. In this scenario, a zero-carbon electricity system would drive wholesale power costs of about $90 per megawatt-hour on average.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

GreenBiz

Others have lost their own homes to natural disasters. The second is a commitment to sourcing 100 percent of the natural materials Timberland uses from regenerative agriculture, such as leather for boots. Environmental Protection Agency and Natural Resources Defense Council.

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BP Names Next CEO as Zero-Carbon Era Looms

GreenTechMedia

Bob Dudley will retire next year after a 40-year career at BP, and on Friday the oil and gas supermajor named his successor as CEO. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, Looney is a big believer in the future role of natural gas. One obvious way to deliver more energy with less carbon, Looney said, is "more renewables and gas, pushing coal out of power.". But comparing gas to coal isn’t good enough on its own.

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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. The proposals include a new climate law to be drafted within 100 days and stronger carbon taxes including the creation of so-called carbon borders. “Oil and gas exporters to Europe, including Russian gas and U.S.

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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.