Cutting Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

GreenTechMedia

That is significant because cement, the critical glue that holds concrete together, is so carbon intensive that if it were a country, it would rank fourth as a climate polluter. EC3 launched last year under the auspices of the Carbon Leadership Forum in Seattle.

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Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy

GreenBiz

Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy. . Marcius Extavour, the Executive Director of Prize Operations in Energy & Resources with Carbon XPRIZE, discusses how to create a circular economy that will also tackle climate change.

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Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential

GreenBiz

Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential. Achieving this not only will require reducing existing emissions, but also removing carbon dioxide already in the air. Another proposed approach is large-scale seaweed cultivation , as seaweed captures carbon through photosynthesis.

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Why carbon tracking and reporting is necessary to hold corporations accountable

GreenBiz

Why carbon tracking and reporting is necessary to hold corporations accountable. Now, new breakthrough climate accounting technologies are emerging as solutions to track and verify energy and carbon emissions, and report energy purchases and consumption. Carbon Removal.

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Value-added tax: a potential solution for carbon leakage

GreenBiz

This system would be burdensome and inefficient but it could make it feasible to practically address carbon leakage. Carbon Policy Carbon Pricing Emissions Reduction European Union Energy Efficiency

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VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session

GreenBiz

VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session. Today’s session highlights five entrepreneurs building solutions related to carbon removal. Brandon Marques, VP of Strategy & Finance, Carbon Direct. Nicholas Eisenberger, Managing Partner, Pure Energy Partners.

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Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

GreenBiz

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? And what energy product will be used both to power this city and sell to the world? The Saudis aren’t alone in believing it’s the next big thing in the energy future. Energy & Climate. Renewable Energy.

A Carbon Hierarchy for (Net) Zero Carbon Construction

Fairsnape

This is Part 2 of Zero Carbon Series. See Part One Carbon That Was then This is Now. Writing in FutuREstorative back in 2016, I looked at what a construction project would look like in response to the Living Building Challenge ‘s “what if every act of construction made the world a better place” … Projects would be net positive in all aspects, on place, nature, water, health, even knowledge and of course carbon. ARRO: a project carbon hierarchy.

Is Carbon-Neutral Possible for Airlines?

U.S. Green Technology

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? Biofuel eco-friendly Energy Environment Environmental technology US Green Technology

BP walks away from three U.S. trade groups over carbon pricing

GreenBiz

Carbon Policy Energy & Climate oil Policy & PoliticsFrom Apple to Unilever to Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, more big companies are partings ways with industry associations that support policies at odds with corporate sustainability goals.

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6 lessons on zero-carbon energy systems from countries leading the way

GreenBiz

Built Environment Energy & Climate Policy & PoliticsFrom Brazil to Denmark and India to Turkey, nations around the world are strategizing to decarbonize.

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How Data Centers are Using Renewable Energy to Lessen their Carbon Footprint

Green Living Guy

Big Data is growing exponentially, and it's up to the big players as well as small-business owners to create new ways to power these data centers without increasing their carbon footprint. The post How Data Centers are Using Renewable Energy to Lessen their Carbon Footprint appeared first on Green Living Guy. Nearly 10 years ago, we talked in gigabytes, while today we talk in terabytes. And in the near future, we'll be talking in petabytes.

Microsoft's Elizabeth Willmott on the company's carbon neutrality commitment

GreenBiz

Microsoft has been committed to reaching carbon neutrality in its operations since 2012. Elizabeth Willmott manages the company's carbon program, which partners with other internal teams and external supply chain companies to expand how it is reducing its climate impacts. Carbon Removal Carbon Removal Corporate Social Responsibility decarbonization Energy & Climate GreenBiz Studio VERGE Renewable Energy Procurement

Modern passive house is carbon-negative and energy-positive

Inhabitat - Innovation

A minimalist passive house in East Devon generates more energy than it needs through solar panels

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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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. The electric power industry is a long-standing partner in this push toward a clean energy future, as demonstrated by its significant CO2 emissions reductions. Energy orchestration.

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Shrinking Your Carbon Footprint: 5 Climate-Change-Curbing Benefits of Tiny Home Living

Green Living Guy

The post Shrinking Your Carbon Footprint: 5 Climate-Change-Curbing Benefits of Tiny Home Living appeared first on Green Living Guy. For the climate-conscious consumer, finding ways to be green is a never-ending quest.

Oil companies aren’t making big investments in a low-carbon future yet

GreenBiz

Carbon Capture Energy & Climate oil Renewable EnergyBut some companies are showing an interest in it.

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Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals

GreenBiz

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals. Emerging carbon capture utilization (CCU) technologies potentially allow chemical companies and other manufacturers such as steel companies to convert waste carbon from industrial emissions — in the form of carbon monoxide (CO) and/or carbon dioxide (CO2) — into sustainable, value-added biofuels and chemicals. Carbon Removal. Carbon Capture. Elizabeth R. Nesbitt. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:36.

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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 truth about hydrogen, the latest, trendiest low-carbon solution

GreenBiz

Energy & Climate hydrogen Renewable Energy Rocky Mountain InstituteAs misconceptions about the emerging tech abound, we can dispel common myths to encourage hydrogen's potential for decarbonization.

Orchestrating the energy transition: Tuning into buildings

GreenBiz

For the sector to play its part means adopting aggressive energy efficiency, zero-carbon and grid-interactive strategies, especially for existing structures. Buildings Energy & Climate Energy Efficiency

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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.

The energy transition is coming on fast, but not fast enough

GreenBiz

Solar and wind are still growing at a furious pace, but two influential reports suggest that without a massive policy response on issues including carbon capture and storage, the shift to clean energy will be too slow to avoid dangerous warming. Carbon Capture Energy & Climate Renewable Energy

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BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments

GreenBiz

BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments. The world's biggest automakers are ramping up their carbon commitments even as they struggle to build back in the wake of the pandemic. . Are the automakers doing enough when it comes to carbon emissions?

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Electric boilers fuel Diageo’s carbon-neutral whiskey distillery dream

GreenBiz

Electric boilers fuel Diageo’s carbon-neutral whiskey distillery dream. But Diageo’s new 72,000-square-foot distillery is designed to be completely carbon-neutral. Diageo wouldn’t comment on the exact financial costs or long-term savings associated with the carbon-neutral facility. .

How the cleanest U.S. cities are progressing toward zero carbon

GreenBiz

Energy & Climate Renewable Energy Zero EmissionsThis article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org.

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Wisconsin Utility Alliant Energy Pledges Net-Zero Carbon by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Wisconsin-based utility Alliant Energy has joined the ranks of U.S. utilities pledging to zero out their net carbon emissions by mid-century. The company set an “aspiration” to reach net-zero carbon by 2050 and eliminate all coal power plants from its fleet by 2040.

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Kaiser Permanente's Rame Hemstreet on reaching carbon neutrality by mid-2020

GreenBiz

The Oakland-based company working to wean itself off of natural gas as it has done with carbon-intensive electricity. Clean Energy decarbonization Energy & Climate GreenBiz Studio Renewable Energy VERGE Energy

Carbon Capture: Silver Bullet or Mirage?

GreenTechMedia

Prospects for carbon capture received a boost in September when the International Energy Agency (IEA) said the emerging technology is “ critical ” to a clean-energy transition. Low carbon prices bode poorly for CCS' prospects.

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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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Apple embeds racial justice into new supply-chain carbon neutrality pledge

GreenBiz

Apple embeds racial justice into new supply-chain carbon neutrality pledge. With its latest set of combined sustainability commitments, Apple is pushing for carbon neutrality across its entire business by the end of this decade, including its supply chain and the life cycle for its products.

The Long Duration Energy Storage Search – How Close are we to Low Costs and Zero Carbon?

CleanTech Group

As renewable energy continues to proliferate, a gap in the market is appearing for long duration energy storage demand that lithium-ion, coal-plants and. Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Industrial Energy Efficiency Long Duration Energy Storage

Firm cites significant carbon reductions for using energy recovery facilities to treat clinical waste

Envirotec Magazine

Resource management firm Veolia is highlighting how significant emissions reductions can be achieved by using energy recovery facilities, ERF, to dispose of the more than 61,000 tonnes of orange bagged clinical and infectious waste that arises each year in the UK.

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Without Carbon Capture And Storage, The World Can’t Meet Its Climate Target

Forbes Green Tech

If the world is to meet its climate goals under the Paris agreement, it must incorporate carbon capture and storage. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

Low-carbon cities are a $24 trillion opportunity

GreenBiz

From urban density to energy-efficient appliances, cutting emissions and making money has never made more sense. Cities Cities & Communities Energy & Climate Transportation & Mobility Energy Efficiency

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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.

How will China's carbon neutrality pledge affect the nation's energy transition?

Eco-Business

China aims to become carbon neutral by 2060. The announcement will have major ramifications on the country's energy transition, with the upcoming five-year blueprint potentially the most important document in global energy market history

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. The Interchange is brought to you by Prisma Energy Solutions. We’re also brought to you by Wärtsilä Energy.

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These Oxford Scientists Just Created Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel From CO2

Forbes Green Tech

A team of researchers at the University of Oxford have revealed what they say is a cost-effective and efficient way of producing jet fuel from carbon dioxide, offering hope that one day holiday makers might be able to jet off abroad without the cost of a hefty carbon footprint.