Global Giants Take Steps to Reduce Emissions

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 11:28:45 AM

More than 300 of the biggest brands in the world have committed themselves to set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative.

This year alone, more than 90 companies have signed up to the programme, with global names including Adobe, NIKE, Merck and Telefónica joining in the initiative ahead of Climate Week in New York.

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Topics: Carbon Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, Business, Sustainability

OPEN Cleantech — Helping the Planet

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 1:33:00 PM

When it comes to environmental concerns, much of the world's attention is focused on carbon emissions, but the world of cleantech embraces a far wider range of green issues than just climate change.

Humanity's impact on the planet's resources goes beyond the rate we burn fossil fuels and includes such factors as deforestation, water use and fisheries to name a few examples.

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Topics: Carbon Emissions, Clean Technology, Earth Overshoot Day, Global Footprint Network

German Calls to Ban Petrol and Diesel Engines

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Germany's Bundesrat, which represents the nation's 16 federal states, has voted for a ban on internal combustion engines to be brought in by 2030.

If brought into law, this would mean that the country which invented petrol and diesel powered motors for road transport will also be the first nation to ban their use on the roads. Such a move would also affect plug-in hybrids, with the future belonging to electric vehicles (EVs), whether plug-in or hydrogen cell fuelled.

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Topics: Carbon Emissions, hydro-electric, Engines

India Taking Action Against Climate Change

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 2:34:00 PM

The key to combating future rises in carbon emissions on a global basis is how India reacts to meet its rapidly increasing energy needs.

Current plans envisage the country spending some US$611 billion on renewables over the next 24 years. Another US$115 will be invested in its nuclear programme, but despite this, rising demand will see it continue to rely heavily on coal to such an extent that its annual power sector carbon emissions could triple by 2040, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, India, Paris Agreement

Is the Fight Against Climate Change Obama's Legacy to the World?

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 10:48:00 AM

As the clock ticks down on the Barack Obama presidency it is becoming clear that perhaps his greatest legacy will be in changing the USA from being one of the villains of climate change into a leading advocate of cutting carbon emissions.

Under previous administrations the country was often seen as not only slow in cleaning up its own act, but also as actually guilty of blocking global initiatives to combat climate change. While the USA is still one of the biggest polluters in the world, there is now recognition within many of the States, as well as at a national level, that measures need to be taken to switch to less toxic forms of energy than its traditional reliance on coal.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Cleantech Energy, Solar Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, hydro-electric

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