Decarbonization News

  • The EPA Is Another Coronavirus Casualty 01 Apr 2020 06:31 New York Thank you for polluting. Photo: Loren Elliott/AFP via Getty Images This one is a bleak portent. On Thursday, the same day Donald Trump signed into law a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus more than twice as big as the historic 2009 Great Recession …
  • Hydropower: Meeting Growing Needs with Improved Reliability and Efficiency 01 Apr 2020 05:48 POWER magazine Hydropower delivers a range of benefits to society and the environment. However, there are two major challenges that face hydroelectric power plant operators—efficient use of water and high availability. To meet these requirements there is a transformation …
  • Natural Gas a Powerful Force, Despite Industry Headwinds 01 Apr 2020 05:40 POWER magazine Gas prices remain low worldwide, and the challenge for producers is to find a market for their supply. Gas remains the No. 1 source of U.S. power generation, and will continue in that spot for several more years, but the rise of renewables threatens gas’ …
  • Electrification: Too Much of a Good Thing? 01 Apr 2020 03:01 POWER magazine Electrification has been a much-touted driver for the global energy transition toward decarbonization. But though an all-electric future could have vast implications for the power and gas sectors, achieving it may not be so smooth. Though it may seem “ …
  • Subsea Kite Technology Makes a Big Splash for Marine Power 01 Apr 2020 03:01 POWER magazine At first view, marine energy developer Minesto’s novel underwater “kite” technology may be easily dismissed as a fanciful concept, one of dozens introduced over the last decade to reap the immense ocean power potential, but that would be a mistake. Since …
  • Blue Energy Revolution Comes of Age 01 Apr 2020 01:02 Ecowatch By Paul Brown The amount of energy generated by tides and waves in the last decade has increased tenfold. Now governments around the world are planning to scale up these ventures to tap into the oceans' vast store of blue energy. Although in 2019 the …
  • Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way: East Coast States And Cities Accelerate On Decarbonization Pathway 01 Apr 2020 00:44 Forbes A noticeable pattern is emerging on the East Coast: In the first quarter of this year, states and cities are enacting laws that codify dramatic emissions reductions and accelerate the clean energy transformation. New Jersey updated its Energy Master Plan, …
  • Renewable Hydrogen Sneak Attack On “Toughest Third” Of Global CO2 Emissions (#CleanTechnica Exclusive Interview) 31 Mar 2020 22:53 CleanTechnica Clean Power Published on March 31st, 2020 | by Tina Casey 0 March 31st, 2020 by Tina Casey  Coal, oil, and natural gas are floundering under an onslaught of wind and solar power, as clean electricity battles its way into the light transportation and …
  • Energy Resilience In The Time Of A Pandemic 31 Mar 2020 15:29 Forbes By: Pritil Gunjan Solar panel, photovoltaic, alternative electricity source - concept of sustainable resources Getty As the coronavirus outbreak worsens in Europe, most governments have declared a national emergency. Energy suppliers across the continent …
  • Gevo announces cuts due to COVID-19 31 Mar 2020 14:40 BoatingIndustry Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, suspended production operations at its facility in Luverne, Minnesota for the foreseeable future. In connection with the suspension of operations and the overall economic disruption caused by …
  • Scientists list four key actions to halt global warming 31 Mar 2020 13:11 Phys.org The latest edition of the JRC's Global Energy and Climate Outlook (GECO), identifies four technological dynamics in the energy sector that have the power to limit global warming to below 2°C if implemented simultaneously. The global average temperature …
  • Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way: East Coast States Mirror California Decarbonization Pathway 31 Mar 2020 11:37 Forbes A noticeable pattern is emerging on the East Coast: In the first quarter of this year, states and cities have used climate policy strategies out of the California climate policy playbook to enact laws that codify dramatic emissions reductions and …
  • Harness Youth to Change World’s Future 31 Mar 2020 09:21 International Youth Leadership Network Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conferences, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Environment, Featured, Gender, Global, Green Economy, Headlines, Human Rights, Inequity, Natural Resources, TerraViva United Nations, Trade & Investment, Women & …
  • Japan’s New Climate Commitment Falls Woefully Short. Here’s How to Improve It. 31 Mar 2020 00:13 Worltd Resources Institute Today Japan announced the national climate plan — its nationally determined contribution (NDC) — that it will submit to the United Nations. Unfortunately, it is no stronger than the one submitted five years ago, keeping in place a top-line target to reduce …
  • Japan submits unchanged national climate plan; lowers the bar for other big emitters 30 Mar 2020 15:06 WWF International Posted on 30 March 2020   As part of the Paris Agreement countries must submit revised national climate plans in five year cycles. According to the agreement, countries should submit a second round of plans (or Nationally Determined Contributions - NDCs) …
  • ‘HYDROGEN ECONOMY’ OFFERS PROMISING PATH TO DECARBONIZATION 30 Mar 2020 12:52 AltEnergyMag The falling cost of making hydrogen from wind and solar power offers a promising route to cutting emissions in some of the most fossil fuel dependent sectors of the economy, such as steel, heavy-duty vehicles, shipping and cement. Simply put, the beginning …
  • Climate Crisis in the Age of COVID-19 28 Mar 2020 01:43 Southeast Examiner By Midge Pierce Before the world ground to a corona virus-induced halt, climate seemed the Earth’s most pressing problem. Yet, long after this virus crisis passes, the Earth will still need healing. Despite the shutdown of events, grassroots organizations …
  • We Must Use Cars Less, Says U.K. Transport Secretary Planning To Splash £27 Billion On New Roads 27 Mar 2020 12:34 Forbes U.K. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Getty images The U.K. Department for Transport (DfT) released a new plan to “decarbonize” transport on March 26. In a foreword, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps …
  • Italy Working Remotely During Lockdown Get A Preview Of The Future Of Energy 27 Mar 2020 10:44 Forbes ROMA, ITALY - 2020/03/14: Empty street of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome after the Italian Government ... [+] Law Decree of 11 March 2020 which establishes the closure of shops and the prohibition of people leaving the house except for work or …
  • PSE to purchase zero carbon energy for the next 15 years 27 Mar 2020 04:29 Suburban Times Submitted by Puget Sound Energy. Puget Sound Energy continues making progress towards meeting its clean energy goal by signing an agreement with Energy Keepers, Inc. the tribally owned corporation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  PSE is set …
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