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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.

California Moves to Tackle Another Big Emissions Source: Fossil Fuel Use in Buildings

GreenTechMedia

California regulators have allocated $45 million to incentives for heat pump water heaters through 2025, in another step on the path toward the state's 2045 carbon neutrality goal.

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California Air Resources Board Releases Draft Scoping Plan Update

Clean Energy Law

Originally, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 required CARB to develop a scoping plan, to be updated every five years, that describes the approach California will take to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to achieve the goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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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.

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.

Bankers Eager to Continue Funding Oil and Gas

DeSmogBlog

“I kind of remind people, I personally think oil is a renewable, it just takes a little bit longer,” said Mari Salazar, senior vice president and manager of Energy Financial Services for BOK Financial, an Oklahoma-based bank that caters to the oil and gas industry.

Government Defends Praising Tar Sands Industry Figures as COP26 ‘Climate Champions’

DeSmogBlog

A UK-Canada event last week praised 26 “exceptional individuals actively working to move Canada to net-zero emissions”, five of whom work for companies and investors involved in the fossil fuel industry, including the Canadian oil sands.

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.

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.

Gasification platform demonstrates renewable gas production from SRF

Envirotec Magazine

Located in the heart of “Chemical Valley” in Saint-Fons (Rhône), France, the GAYA semi-industrial Research & Development platform took a historic step forward in the production of renewable gas on 17 November. This configuration maximises the production of renewable gas.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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New York is kicking California's butt in building electrification

Business Green

Last week, duel announcements from the two public utilities commissions, the bodies that regulate the states' electricity and natural gas infrastructure (among other things), revealed the "competition" is not very close. California is 'pushing' customers away from natural gas.

'Greenwash': Competition watchdog to probe consumer goods' green claims

Business Green

It will also explore how complex or jargon-heavy language can be used to mislead costumers and whether companies that fail to provide all relevant information about the sustainability of a product of service - for example, whether it's non-recyclable or highly polluting - have breached consumer law.

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

Ireland's new coalition government has vowed to drastically strengthen the country's climate plans, promising to pass a new net zero emissions law within 100 days and deliver an ambitious green recovery plan. By 2040, we will be carbon neutral.

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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.

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.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

AGreenLiving

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.

Biden vs Trump on environmental issues and climate change

AGreenLiving

Meanwhile, the incumbent’s message seems to be that fossil fuels are A-OK. Fossil fuels The fossil fuel issue is a tricky dance for Democratic politicians. Biden pledged not to take any fossil fuel money for his campaign. As the U.S.

Climate Excerpts from the January 14th Democratic Presidential Debate

Green Market Oracle

And given the fact that climate change is right now the greatest threat facing this planet, I will not vote for a trade agreement that does not incorporate very, very strong principles to significantly lower fossil fuel emissions in the world.The AFL-CIO does.

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.