How Eco-tech Can Help Us Tackle Global Carbon Emissions

Earth 911

In recent years, global carbon emissions have been rising despite many countries’ concerted efforts to. The post How Eco-tech Can Help Us Tackle Global Carbon Emissions appeared first on Earth911.

Infrastructure Bill Could Cut Carbon Emissions By Nearly a Gigaton

Scientific American

Provisions in the reconciliation package working its way through Congress would help meet Biden’s climate pledge. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Climate Change Fossil Fuels

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Today, measuring company carbon emissions is about doing your best

Environmental News Bits

But in the world of carbon emissions, we just aren’t there yet. Read the full story at GreenBiz. Measurement feels like it should be an exact science, with imputative results and no guesswork. Read more → Corporate sustainability

High-res carbon emission maps reveal climate impact of commuting

New Scientist

High-resolution maps of carbon emissions have revealed how our how day-to-day patterns of behaviour, such as commuting, affect the release of greenhouse gases, and could help governments quickly see the impact of green policies

UN says global carbon emissions set to rise 16 per cent by 2030

New Scientist

A UN analysis of countries' latest plans to cut carbon emissions shows they will actually rise 16 per cent on 2010 levels by 2030, leaving only a small window to limit global warming to 1.5

Waste-To-Energy Tech Could Slash U.S. Water Sector Carbon Emissions, But Its Potential Remains Underdeveloped

Circle of Blue

utilities have been slower to adopt the energy- and emissions-saving technologies than those in other parts of the world. And, because the process reduces methane emissions from the sewage and displaces fossil fuel-powered energy, utilities can slash their net emissions in the process.

Carbon emissions from dams considerably underestimated so far

Environmental News Bits

Until now, it had been assumed that dams act as net carbon stores. Researchers have now shown that dams release twice as much carbon… Read more → Climate change Publications WaterRead the full story from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ. Among other things, dams serve as reservoirs for drinking water, agricultural irrigation, or the operation of hydropower plants.

The Technology to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions Isn't Ready for Prime Time, but.

Scientific American

…It’s already under development in research labs. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Climate Change Technology

Gerber expands sustainability goals to test potential nutritional benefits of regenerative agriculture, further reduce carbon emissions

Environmental News Bits

Childhood nutrition giant Gerber is teaming with the Rodale Institute and Michigan State University to test whether more sustainably grown food is not only better for the earth, but also for children, as part of an ambitious, multi-prong commitment to reduce carbon emissions announced today. Read the full story at Food Navigator.

A new digital tool to help co-ops and condos cut carbon emissions

Environmental News Bits

Beginning in 2024, boards that fail to bring their buildings’ carbon emissions under prescribed caps will face stiff fines. Read the full story in Habitat. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has unveiled new digital resources designed to help co-op and condo boards and their property managers comply with the looming Climate Mobilization Act. A second set of caps must be met by 2030. The… Read more → Green building Information tools Sustainable communities

Global vegetation stores decade of human carbon emissions underground

New Scientist

Almost a quarter of the mass of the world’s forests, shrublands and grasslands is stored underground, according to a new global map, capturing a total amount of carbon on a par with a decade’s worth of human CO2 emissions

Two Dozen Large Cities Produce 52 Percent of Urban Carbon Emissions

Yale E360

Just 25 cities globally are responsible for 52 percent of urban greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study that highlights the role that cities must play in reaching the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

A new digital tool to help co-ops and condos cut carbon emissions

Environmental News Bits

Beginning in 2024, boards that fail to bring their buildings’ carbon emissions under prescribed caps will face stiff fines. Read the full story at Habitat. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has unveiled new digital resources designed to help co-op and condo boards and their property managers comply with the looming Climate Mobilization Act. A second set of caps must be met by 2030. The… Read more → Green building Information tools Sustainable communities

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Penn State Creates Task Force To Significantly Reduce University's Carbon Emissions

PA Environment Daily

Over the last 15 years, Penn State University has cut its carbon emissions by more than 35 percent, putting the University ahead of schedule to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas outputs to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

Italy's Exogram Houses save energy and reduce carbon emissions

Inhabitant

These unique homes contain sustainable elements such as solar panels and low-impact materials

World Energy Outlook says Net Zero Goals Face Big Investment Gap, Opportunities

Environmental Leader

Battery carbon emissions Clean Energy Electricity Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Management Environmental Management Leaders Leading Solar & Renewable EnergyThe IEA's World Energy Outlook shows the work needed to be done and the the investment needed to reach net zero.

The technology to reach net zero carbon emissions isn’t ready for prime time, but …

Environmental News Bits

climate envoy John Kerry recently stated that in order to reach net zero emission goals by 2045, we’ll “need technologies we don’t yet have.” Read the full story in Scientific American. Well, he’s half right. It’s true that battling climate change requires innovative, technologically driven ideas that can be tested, replicated and scaled, at warp speed.… … Read more → Communicating science Innovation Research

The Stream, September 21, 2021: National Pledges to Cut Carbon Emissions Are Too Timid, UN Says

Circle of Blue

UN report reveals national carbon-reduction pledges are inadequate to prevent catastrophic warming. The post The Stream, September 21, 2021: National Pledges to Cut Carbon Emissions Are Too Timid, UN Says appeared first on Circle of Blue. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

Why investors worth $5 trillion want to put the spotlight on agriculture’s carbon emissions

Environmental News Bits

A global investor coalition is urging today governments to disclose specific targets for reducing agricultural emissions as part of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the lead up to COP26. Read the full story at Forbes. Research by WWF found that there are only a handful of countries that specifically mention agriculture in their sectoral targets.… … Read more → Agriculture Climate change Publications

LanzaTech, lululemon partner to create first fabric made from recycled carbon emissions

Environmental News Bits

The carbon-capture experts and the high-end yoga pants purveyor have developed a waste-gas-based polyester with the same appearance, properties and functionality of virgin polyester — a lower-carbon potential game-changer for the apparel industry. Read more → Carbon utilization Fashion & beauty products Materials science Sustainable design TextilesRead the full story at Sustainable Brands.

How many trees are needed to offset a city's carbon emissions?

Inhabitant

Countries around the world are in a race to find solutions for these types of greenhouse gases, which are a result of human activities like driving cars and manufacturing goods. While the push for electric vehicles and renewable energy through solar panels, wind power and hydroelectricity takes the spotlight, another part of the solution equation is growing all around us in the form of trees

World Energy Outlook says Net Zero Goals Face Big Investment Gap, Opportunities

Environmental Leader

Battery carbon emissions Clean Energy Electricity Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Management Environmental Management Leaders Leading Solar & Renewable EnergyThe IEA's World Energy Outlook shows the work needed to be done and the the investment needed to reach net zero.

New Poll: 65% Of PA Voters Want To Help Communities Affected By Transition To Clean Energy; 59% Would Vote For Candidates Supporting Reductions In Carbon Emissions

PA Environment Daily

By more than a 2-to-1 ratio, Pennsylvania voters agree that it gives them a sense of pride to see Pennsylvania taking proactive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its harmful effects on the environment, according to a new poll released by the Clean Air Council.

Carbon Pricing Can Drive ‘Least-Cost’ Emissions Reductions, Innovation Among Businesses, New Report Finds

Environmental Leader

For all the potential good of carbon pricing, CPLC warns that it must be implemented correctly to avoid “deficiencies that have prevented it from achieving its full potential," including. carbon emissions Carbon Footprint Emissions Energy Management Energy Procurement net-zero

TCI Program Established to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Transportation

Clean Energy Law

In December 2018, after having successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 53.3%, a majority of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) jurisdictions announced plans to design a program to address carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels.

Carbon Pricing Can Drive ‘Least-Cost’ Emissions Reductions, Innovation Among Businesses, New Report Finds

Environmental Leader

For all the potential good of carbon pricing, CPLC warns that it must be implemented correctly to avoid “deficiencies that have prevented it from achieving its full potential," including. carbon emissions Carbon Footprint Emissions Energy Management Energy Procurement net-zero

Why is the COP26 climate meeting catering to the climate catastrophe?

A Greener Life

carbon emissions carbon footprint meat PETA veganCOP 26 should take meat of its menu PETA says. Photo credit: Credit: Peggy Greb. By Anders Lorenzen.

Re:Water develops ‘world first’ 100% recycled aluminium bottle: ‘It’s cutting single-use packaging, plastics and carbon emissions’

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Beverage Daily. Spring water business Berrington Water recently launched Re:Water, a drinks brand that comes in a re-usable bottle made from 100% recycled aluminium and which is itself 100% recyclable. We caught up with Re:Water co-founder and Berrington Water Director Matt Crocker to hear more. Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Packaging

Mitigating climate change through alternative control strategies

Successful Green

Researchers are proposing an alternative strategy for controlling the global carbon-climate system. Climate Change Daily News Magazine carbon dioxide carbon emissions climate change closed loop CO2 environment news successful GREEN sustainability

Climate-friendly but costly agriculture

Successful Green

Emissions of methane and nitrogen oxides from agriculture are Europe’s second most important... The post Climate-friendly but costly agriculture appeared first on successful GREEN. Making agriculture climate-?neutral

EU Proposal for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

E2 Law Blog

The European Union is considering implementation of a new carbon policy, the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), that could profoundly impact the global import/export market. The CBAM, a carbon-pricing system for imports into the EU, is proposed to be applicable as of Jan.

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Can Switzerland cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050?

Successful Green

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary for Switzerland to achieve its zero CO2 emissions goal and how much it might cost per person. In August 2019,... The post Can Switzerland cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050?

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PPL On Track To Achieve 70% Reduction In Greenhouse Gases By 2035, 80% Reduction By 2040 On The Way To Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

PA Environment Daily

As we pursue our goals, we're investing in the research and development of clean energy solutions that will enable us to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, and we're committed to ensuring a balanced, responsible and just transition to economy-wide decarbonization."

Fighting Climate Change Might Have Just Gotten Easier

Union of Concerned Scientists

A court in The Netherlands has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its carbon emissions—and more. Climate Change

Batteries Not Included: Challenges and Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Decarbonisation in the United Kingdom

E2 Law Blog

Never has there been such global consensus on the requirement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There is rarely a single day without media reports of the current climate consequences being experienced due to global warming.

Proposed Federal Tax on Import of Carbon-Intensive Products

E2 Law Blog

Some in Congress are advocating a proposal to establish a carbon tax on certain imports to fight climate change and protect domestic production. A more specific carbon border tax plan has also been proposed by Sen.

EU Proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

E2 Law Blog

On July 14, 2021, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals including a proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism ( CBAM ).

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Coal shouldn’t be in our neighbourhoods – here’s how one B.C. community fought back

Enviromental Defense

Blog Climate Change Federal Climate Canada carbon emissions clean economy coal powering past coalThis guest post is by Paula Williams, the co-founder of Communities and Coal. Environmental Defence is currently running a campaign calling for the federal government to ban coal exports.

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Statement from Dale Marshall on the International Energy Agency’s “Net-Zero by 2050” Report

Enviromental Defense

Climate Change Press Release Canada Canada oil and gas carbon emissions fossil phase outOttawa, Ont.

Section 45Q Revenue Ruling Released – Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration

E2 Law Blog

On July 1, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service released Revenue Ruling 2021-13 , which addresses several issues relating to qualifying for the Section 45Q carbon capture sequestration credit.

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