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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.

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?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Europe 100

Global Briefing: China emissions on track to peak by mid 2020s

Business Green

The findings, taken from the IEA's An Energy Sector Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality in China report, suggests Beijing's existing policies will also give the country the capacity to accelerate its transition to clean energy sources and reach carbon neutrality before 2060.

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

The Sierra Club's Top 20 Cool Schools

Green Market Oracle

Schools give us a glimpse into what carbon neutrality looks like. When classes went remote last March, Dickinson challenged students to bone up on local environmental justice issues, contact local representatives, and get their families to embrace low-carbon transportation.