Carbon Tracker Claims EV Revolution Will “End Oil Era.”

CleanTechnica

Carbon Tracker says electric vehicle policies in emerging nations could lower future demand for oil by 70%. Electric Vehicles Carbon Tracker electric car electric vehicles emerging economies ev revolution

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Covid-19 May Speed Up Low-Carbon Shift, Google Says

CleanTechnica

In a Q& A with BloombergNEF, Google's Jeff Hamel, Director of Industry Partnerships at Google, shared his thoughts on how the coronavirus may speed up the low-carbon shift.

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How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food

GreenBiz

How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food. Because the COVID-19 response has restricted restaurants to pick-up and delivery orders in many areas, business for on-demand food delivery apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub, Seamless and Uber Eats has increased dramatically. . For the environmentally minded, the increased adoption of app-based food delivery services presents a unique opportunity to affect carbon emissions in the food supply chain.

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Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand?

GreenBiz

Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand? 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. . Still, there is potential for clean — low- or zero-carbon — hydrogen to take off, energy experts believe.

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The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

CleanTechnica

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Coronavirus: Falling power demand is impacting clean energy

GreenBiz

With the pandemic spurring a dramatic drop in economic activity across Europe, electricity, renewables and carbon prices have also plummeted. COVID-19 Energy & Climate Renewable Energy Solar Wind Power

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Innovation in Forest Carbon Solutions

GreenBiz

Innovation in Forest Carbon Solutions. Join us for a conversation on the role of forests in addressing climate change and how technology can make forest carbon projects more credible. The top criteria for vetting forest carbon solutions . How technology can help de-risk and scale forest carbon projects . Elizabeth Willmott, Carbon Program Manager, Microsoft. Carbon Program Manager.

Los Angeles city-owned buildings to go 100% carbon free

GreenBiz

It's also the first California city to demand lower carbon in construction materials. Buildings Policy & Politics

Is Carbon-Neutral Possible for Airlines?

U.S. Green Technology

The demand for sustainability is growing across the world and its industries. For aviation, reaching carbon neutrality to be sustainable is going to be harder than with other industries. Still, experts remain hopeful that carbon-neutral airlines will become the norm in the future. Carbon neutrality refers to maintaining a net-zero level of carbon emissions. The post Is Carbon-Neutral Possible for Airlines?

Scotland should follow on-demand bus schemes example of other UK regions, says charity

Envirotec Magazine

Schemes which would see passengers order on-demand bus services should be introduced in Scotland, a leading mobility charity has said. The ‘flexible bus’ initiative would allow operators to use ‘Demand Responsive Technology’ which would link local buses with the people who need them.

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Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel

GreenBiz

Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel. Renewable natural gas sits at the intersection of two critical challenges: addressing increased emissions from organic waste and laying the foundation for zero carbon transportation across all sectors.?

Beyond emissions: The life of a carbon molecule

GreenBiz

Beyond emissions: The life of a carbon molecule. Carbon is everywhere. Carbon atoms flow through all living organisms, from the atmosphere to the earth to the oceans and back again. So, how do we catalyze an evolution of carbon-related economic activity all over the world?

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New report demands Brexit boost for repair industry

Envirotec Magazine

As well as preventing waste, this would satisfy public demand, stimulate the economy and help to create 34,000 new jobs in the repair sector and 346,000 new jobs in remanufacturing. The post New report demands Brexit boost for repair industry first appeared on Envirotec.

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California Ports Turn to Microgrids for Energy Security, Demand Flexibility

GreenTechMedia

But it can also substantially increase electricity demand at ports. In response to California's electrification push, the state's largest ports, including San Diego, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, are turning to microgrids for energy security and demand flexibility. The Port of Long Beach must balance its tenants’ needs against California’s carbon-reduction goals as well as its obligation to ease the burden of environmental harm on nearby disadvantaged communities.

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Demand Response Industry Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

GreenTechMedia

Now FERC is being asked to put that authority to a new use: ending a decade-old provision allowing individual states to opt out of letting demand response companies enlist customers to turn down their energy use to support the power grid.

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BP’s new business-as-usual: falling fossil fuel demand

Impact Alpha

The British oil giant painted three scenarios: a rapid transition, where carbon emissions from energy fall by 70% by 2050; net zero, where shifting social norms cut. The post BP’s new business-as-usual: falling fossil fuel demand appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept.

3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum

Low Carbon Prosperity

3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum. Back by popular demand, join us for the Future of Carbon Policy Forum. We will examine the pivotal role that carbon policy can play in addressing the multiple challenges of economic recovery, public health, transportation, and equity.

Recycling Wind Turbine Blades

CleanTechnica

Wind turbines have increased in size and quantity to meet clean energy capacity demands.

Carbon marketplace hawks credits in businesses that store CO2 with their products

GreenBiz

Carbon marketplace hawks credits in businesses that store CO2 with their products. As corporate interest in carbon removal options grows, Puro.earth , a startup from Finland, is offering a twist on carbon marketplaces. Carbon Removal.

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UK Struggles With Problem from the Future: Sagging Power Demand and Surging Renewables

GreenTechMedia

Low electricity demand during the COVID-19 lockdown and ever-increasing wind and solar capacities have seen U.K. A pair of public holidays in May exacerbated the problem, sending power demand even lower. The companies are also pushing for consumer bills to reflect energy use at times of higher or lower demand. has a number of options for addressing its current reliance on renewables curtailment, from long-duration storage to industrial-scale demand response.

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Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products

GreenBiz

Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B The new program, Clean Future, is largely focused on identifying and commercializing alternative sources of carbon for surfactants, the petrochemical molecules found in cleaning products that help remove grease from fabrics and surfaces.

SteelZero: Major users unite to boost demand for net zero steel

Business Green

A group of construction, engineering, and energy companies have today come together to launch a major new initiative designed to boost fledgling demand for low carbon steel.

Energy Efficiency Is A Core Target For Machine Learning

CleanTechnica

Multiple firms around the world are leveraging machine learning to optimize building energy consumption for cost savings and carbon reductions. Buildings Clean Power Climate Change Consumer Technology Demand Response Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Green Economy Grid Home Energy Management Investment Manufacturing Microgrids Smart Grid Smartphone Apps Ancillary Markets electricity markets Hot Water Heaters HVAC machine learning

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EIA: Coronavirus Depressing US Power Demand, Slowing Renewables Buildout

GreenTechMedia

While the oil and gas industries face the greatest risks, EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook also predicts steep declines in commercial and industrial electricity demand, and a significant decline in new generation capacity as a result. In a Tuesday note, Moody’s wrote that “the dual shock of power demand destruction from businesses shutting down and a natural gas oversupply will further pressure power prices and operating margins in 2020 before rebounding in 2021.”

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Is Carbon Transparency Coming?

GreenTechMedia

A handful of companies have experimented with labeling the carbon content of their products, but it's never caught on. Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell recently called carbon “the new calorie" after the electronics maker implemented a new CO2 label on all its packaging. We’ve seen attempts at carbon labeling before. That might be changing.

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This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

GreenBiz

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. As consumer and corporate demand for renewables grew, the value of the RECs rose, thereby incenting new wind and solar projects. Adam Aston. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:15.

On Carbon … Planes, Homes and Emails

Fairsnape

The airline industry is in the news again with Ryanair being told by the advertising watchdog to stop adverts that claim it to be the greenest airline in Europe, The airline industry has become a focus of both carbon ‘anger and angst’, along with a reawakening of the carbon offsetting debate. But, with this sector contributing only 2% of globally emissions we must also look closer to home and to improve our carbon understanding and literacy.

City mayors and council leaders demand 'freedom' to deliver zero carbon homes

Business Green

Council leaders and mayors from across the political spectrum have urged the government to abandon proposals they say would restrict local planners' ability to cut carbon emissions from new homes, arguing "the eyes of the world are on the UK" to act on climate change ahead of COP26. One of our most important levers of change is the ability to ensure that all new housing, which is much needed to address the housing crisis, does not add to the carbon problem," today's letter states.

Revamped Energy Efficiency Programs Are the Key to Deep Carbon Reductions

GreenTechMedia

governments at all levels are prioritizing climate action and setting intense carbon-reduction goals. In fact, carbon emissions in the U.S. Specifically, SMUD set a carbon standard, redefining the objective of its EE programs from reducing electricity use to reducing carbon emissions.

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Mapping the Post-COVID Future for Electric Cars, Behavior Change and Energy Demand

GreenTechMedia

We’ll talk about a wide range of subjects, including: oil consumption, behavior changes, demand for electric cars, and whether we’re delaying the energy transition. Prisma Energy Solutions provides a unique financing model for battery energy storage systems that can help you reduce energy demand, participate in both energy and ancillary service markets, improve renewables integration, increase system reliability, and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Extreme weather spurs demand for climate action

Clean Energy Canada

Melting in Greenland and fires in the Amazon are at the top of the list of drivers of demand for action, but all of the items tested had a strong impact on public expectations for action. There may be an active political debate about carbon pricing, but there is a sweeping consensus that climate action should be a priority, as signs of Earth’s duress dominate the news.” The post Extreme weather spurs demand for climate action appeared first on Clean Energy Canada.

Google Pledges 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Google on Monday pledged that by 2030 it will run its entire business on carbon-free energy — every hour of every day of the year. West driven by increased heat and dry conditions linked to global warming from human carbon emissions.

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The Air Conditioning Conundrum: More Cooling Begets More Climate Heating

CleanTechnica

As the environment gets hotter, the demand for air conditioning increases, which leads to more carbon emissions from generating plants, which in turn makes the environment even hotter. Climate Change air conditioning Carbon Emissions global heating Hawaiian Electric

Apple’s low-carbon aluminum is a climate game changer

Grist

When Apple announced new climate goals last week, the tech giant revealed that some of its sleek, silvery laptops will include a novel material: “low-carbon” aluminum. Apple is poised to become the first company to include some of this low-carbon aluminum in its products.

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How Ambitious Is China’s Zero-Carbon Goal?

GreenTechMedia

China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is making a promise to get to zero emissions 40 years from now. Resources: The Guardian : China Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral Before 2060. GTM : Google Pledges 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030.

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.

Building Industry Gets Serious About Its Embodied Carbon Problem

GreenTechMedia

“The materials you put in the building will be there forever, they cannot be decarbonized,” said Victoria Herrero-Garcia, an engineer who analyzes the carbon used in buildings over their life cycles for Ambient Energy in Denver. A careful accounting of embodied carbon.

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E8 Launches Good Carbon Gifts,a carbon-negative catalog for the 2020 holidays

E8 Cleantech Angels

Today cleantech investment leaders E8 and partners launched the Good Carbon Gifts guide, an online listing of products that capture and store carbon that also make great gifts. Whether capturing carbon back from the air, or carbon rich and sequestering gifts for your garden, this is not science fiction. Carbon removal baskets from Nori , direct-air-capture subscriptions from Climeworks , and more; even diamonds from Aether. “We

Developing Asia’s coal demand helped cancel out rich-world emissions cuts last year

Eco-Business

High-income nations released less carbon dioxide last year. But emissions increased elsewhere as developing regions struggled to balance economic growth and climate action, and heavy industries and transport emissions were as hard to abate as ever

UPS Goes Carbon Neutral With Offset Program

Green Business Bureau

An offset program like UPS’s carbon neutral service , though, can help minimize these emissions, paving the way for a new era of sustainable shipping. Business owners or executives can then implement this service into their supply and demand operations, demonstrating a commitment to reducing emissions. What Is UPS’s Carbon Neutral Shipping Program? UPS rolled out its carbon neutral shipping option several years ago and has been improving upon it ever since.