Japan aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050

AGreenLiving

Japan has a goal to achieve carbon-neutrality by the year 2050. Although Suga did not give an elaborate plan on how he intends to achieve this new objective, he said that it is possible to achieve carbon-neutrality without jeopardizing the economy.

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.

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South Korea announces ambitious 8.2GW wind complex

Renewable Energy World

President Moon Jae-in said: “The wind farm to be built on the waters off Sinan will be as much as seven times the size of the world’s current largest wind power complex. This article was originally posted on Power Engineering International and was republished with permission.

COVID-19 is the energy sector’s opportunity to become more sustainable, says report

Envirotec Magazine

Carbon is one specific area that the sector is struggling with, with 71% stating that the industry is unable to comply with the government regulations. Despite this, many energy companies are taking a lukewarm approach to their energy mix: by 2030, British energy companies expect to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and clean fuel (4% and 1.5% On top of this, 67% admit to lacking the tools needed to implement a carbon reduction policy.

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.

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. utilities are on track to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2030 compared to a 2005 baseline, the target needed to prevent global warming beyond 1.5 Most of the biggest U.S.

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.

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.

Study: 108GW of offshore wind and 140GW of storage needed to deliver net zero electricity grid by 2035

Business Green

Achieving a zero-carbon electricity grid by 2035 is widely acknowledged to be a critical milestone in the UK's journey towards achieving a net zero emission economy by 2050.

Ranking National Climate Action - 2020 Performance Index

Green Market Oracle

However, the Index states that, “additions of renewable power generation outpaced net installations of fossil fuel and nuclear power”. The United States and Canada are some of the worst climate performers in the world.

Finding a Sustainability Career in Business

Green Business Bureau

They develop strategies to reduce a company’s overall ecological footprint and minimize their carbon emissions. Typical strategic initiatives may include a zero waste program or a carbon neutral operation. Energy managers focus on the operations and functions that require power.

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. The roadmap also emphasises the role that advanced modular reactors (AMRs) could play in powering green hydrogen production.

Finding a Sustainability Career in Business

Green Business Bureau

They develop strategies to reduce a company’s overall ecological footprint and minimize their carbon emissions. Typical strategic initiatives may include a zero waste program or a carbon neutral operation. Energy managers focus on the operations and functions that require power.

'A poor use of public funds': Should the government subsidise biomass and carbon capture technology?

Business Green

Fresh analysis warns plans for UK's largest BECCS facility in North Yorkshire could prove more expensive for billpayers than Hinkley Point C, but developer Drax rejects calculations and insists carbon capture technology is likely to prove a crucial component of the net zero transition.

February 2021 Cleantech Roundup: Climate Software Gold Rush | Lone Star State Struggles | Jobs and…

Clean Energy Trust

Climate Software Gold Rush Over the last several months, and in the last month in particular, there has been an enormous amount of interest and investment in companies that work to quantify, track, and verify carbon emissions reductions and carbon offsets.