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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.

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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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.

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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Bioenergy aids energy transition at Grolsch wastewater plant

Envirotec Magazine

A regional cooperation for a greener beer brewing process and a greener regional gas network. This sustainable alternative for fossil natural gas will supply gas which is equivalent to the gas needs of approximately 700 households.

How the climate crisis is accelerating food systems reform

GreenBiz

More recently, the transport sector began to move away from fossil fuels. Carbon neutral, profit positive. dairy organization said it would transition the industry to "carbon neutral or better" by 2050.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand?

GreenBiz

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. Still, there is potential for clean — low- or zero-carbon — hydrogen to take off, energy experts believe.

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Why Flexible Gas Generation Must Be Part of Deep Decarbonization

GreenTechMedia

Today, California utilities primarily rely on combined-cycle gas turbines to fill in the gaps when solar generation sags. But increasingly, California and other places with high penetrations of renewables will need truly flexible gas power plants. Renewable power-to-gas comes of age.

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.

Southern Company Commits to Net-Zero Carbon by 2050, but Seeks New Gas Plants for Now

GreenTechMedia

utilities in setting a net-zero carbon target for 2050, aiming to balance the emissions from its sizable fossil fuel-fired generation fleet and sprawling natural gas business with reductions to be gained by expanding its portfolio of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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How the climate crisis is accelerating food systems reform

AGreenLiving

More recently, the transport sector began to move away from fossil fuels. Carbon neutral, profit positive Last year, a leading U.S. dairy organization said it would transition the industry to “carbon neutral or better” by 2050.

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?

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? >

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.

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.

The prospects for I-1631 eliminating 20 million tons of carbon pollution annually by 2035

Low Carbon Prosperity

In this Low Carbon Prosperity Institute (LCPI) analysis, we explore scenarios of carbon reduction investment performance based on the revenue allocation described in Initiative 1631. The measure is intended, but not required, to reduce carbon emissions in 2035 to 25% below 1990 levels, consistent with the state’s legislated target. The initial carbon pollution fee of $15 per (tCO2e) in 2020 increases annually by $2/tCO2e plus urban-area inflation.

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.

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.

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.

Climate Related Excerpts from the Ninth Democratic Primary Debate

Green Market Oracle

And the Green New Deal that I support, by the way, will create up to 20 million good-paying jobs as we move our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. That is more important than the profits of the fossil fuel industry.