Decarbonization News

  • Dimensions of global change and COVID-19 22 May 2020 19:36 Pakistan Today Governments and the older generation must be careful By: Dr Rajkumar Singh With the global humanitarian system already on its knees due to unprecedented demand, an injection of resources will be urgently needed. Development organizations and institutions …
  • Black & Veatch, ENACT Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Commercial Solar in Southeast Asia 22 May 2020 13:43 AltEnergyMag Combining deep expertise in global distributed energy and renewables with cloud-based platform will strengthen commercial solar capabilities Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and ENACT …
  • My Old Refrigerator Used More Electricity Than 3.3 Billion People 22 May 2020 12:18 Forbes Energy inequality starts in the kitchen. My old refrigerator used about 1,000 kilowatt-hours per ... [+] year. There are 3.3 billion people in the world today living in places where per-capita electricity use is less than that. Juice The Movie LLC Looking …
  • COVID changes consumer attitudes 22 May 2020 08:39 Western Producer Consumer attitudes toward food are changing, in some cases rapidly, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ujwal Arkalgud, a cultural anthropologist and board member with the United States Center for Food Integrity, said consumers are becoming more …
  • Coalition’s Technology Investment Roadmap: Poor policy in practice 22 May 2020 03:56 RenewEconomy The most fundamental flaw of the Technology Investment Roadmap is what it doesn’t talk about, namely carbon emission targets and the best way to achieve them. In fact, emissions are discussed only very briefly by way of mentioning emissions by sector. …
  • What Does A Hydrogen City Look Like? 21 May 2020 14:48 Forbes By: Shayne Willette null Getty While hydrogen city is a nebulous term, the concept may gain greater levels of familiarity in the coming decades. Generally, a hydrogen city can be defined as any city that is integrating hydrogen into its economy and …
  • Guidehouse Insights Names Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Ameresco the Leading Energy Service Companies 21 May 2020 11:26 Silicon Valley Daily Top companies are innovating technology & financing options for comprehensive energy management, infrastructure upgrades, decarbonization, and other customer needs BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#DER--A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights …
  • Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19 20 May 2020 22:52 Imperial Valley News Details Written by Imperial Valley News Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order helps ease the strain on domestic violence service …
  • Global CO2 Emissions Saw Record Drop During Pandemic Lockdown 20 May 2020 19:49 Science & Technology On April 7, global carbon dioxide emissions plummeted to levels not seen since 2006, according to a study released yesterday that suggests the coronavirus pandemic might have led to the largest reduction in CO2 ever recorded. But few scientists are …
  • The flicker of climate hope in our pandemic dread 20 May 2020 19:34 Crosscut In reading this news, it’s hard not to feel a flicker of something rare amid the dire climate warnings of recent years: climate hope. Many commentators have been quick to try to snuff out that candle. Some warn that emissions will rebound rapidly, as …
  • World: Fast-Tracking the SDGs: Driving Asia-Pacific Transformations 20 May 2020 03:29 Relief Web As this report is published, the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before it hit, the Asia-Pacific region was progressing too slowly on delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prospects for success will be influenced by the …
  • Renewables Surpass Coal in Both the U.S. and U.K. in Historic Firsts 20 May 2020 00:59 Ecowatch By Fino Menezes April 2020 was the first month ever that renewables generated more electricity than thermal coal in the United States every single day, while across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom's rapid decarbonization of its electricity grid has …
  • Study suggests aggressive carbon taxation could help US meet targets in Paris agreement 19 May 2020 20:47 Phys.org Nearly all the countries of the world ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016. The accord aims to limit the increase of the world's temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. To do this, global greenhouse gas emissions …
  • Ensuring a Fair Transition for US Fossil Fuel Workers in Economic Recovery 19 May 2020 20:38 Worltd Resources Institute Long before the coronavirus (COVID-19) hit and oil prices collapsed, the U.S. fossil fuel industry and its workers were vulnerable. Threats included increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy compared to fossil fuels, investor concerns about …
  • Wisconsin Group Pushes For Health Expert On An Electric Utility's Board Of Directors 19 May 2020 17:27 WUWM WUWM's Chuck Quirmbach reports on an effort by shareholders to place a health and environmental expert on a utility's board of directors. A citizens group wants Wisconsin utilities to become more innovative in reducing emissions that contribute to …
  • Why we need climate stoicism to overcome climate despair 19 May 2020 16:00 Phys.org The phenomenon of climate despair is on the rise. Among the young, educated, and climate-concerned folks that society hopes will "be the change," many have become overwhelmed and immobilized by anxiety. The climate-despairing view global warming …
  • Global carbon emissions dropped 17 percent during coronavirus lockdowns, scientists say 19 May 2020 15:28 NBCNews The coronavirus pandemic has forced countries around the world to enact strict lockdowns, seal borders and scale back economic activities. Now, an analysis published Tuesday finds that these measures contributed to an estimated 17 percent decline in daily …
  • Ameren's Decarbonization Is Reason For Optimism 19 May 2020 14:21 Seeking Alpha Ameren looks poised to benefit by adding wind assets into their rate bate, as well as already planned coal retirements which will make them more invest-able among ESG funds. Rate Base Additions Ameren's $1.2B wind investment, which is likely to be …
  • Heating buildings: The overlooked climate change factor 19 May 2020 12:29 Phys.org by Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) Heating accounts for over 50 percent of final energy consumption. So reducing the emissions that result from heating buildings would make a huge difference to the climate. What strategies are …
  • Past its peak? Battered oil demand faces threat from electric vehicles 19 May 2020 11:08 Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Oil companies may be facing uncertainty as the coronavirus pandemic triggers a collapse in demand for their products, but auto makers are betting the crisis will help accelerate an electric future. FILE PHOTO: Tesla China-made Model 3 …
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