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Moving to a 100% Carbon-Free Future

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 4:50:00 PM

Many targets have been set, and forecasts made, towards decarbonisation and the need to obtain all our energy from renewable sources at a global level.

A recent study by top researchers in the USA provided a nationwide outline of meeting the transitional requirements, however it concentrates mainly on the opportunities available in wind and solar.

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Topics: Carbon-free, Biofuels, Ethanol, Bio Mass, Algae

Spotlight on … Negative Emissions

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As we take another look at negative emissions, latest research shows why we need to act now! A new study released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research suggests that we need to cease greenhouse gas emissions by 2085 on a global level. The equivalent of 50 gigatons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere annually.

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Topics: Carbon-free

May was Hottest Month on Record and Carbon Dioxide Reaches its Highest Levels in Antarctica.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Global temperatures are increasingly rising, at an alarming and worrying rate. According to scientists, temperatures in May were the hottest on record. June was the 13th month in a row that recorded temperatures has been higher than the above average. In the month of May the levels of Carbon dioxide in the Antarctica also saw a record rise.

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Topics: Carbon-free, Climate Change

Bionic Leaf 2.0

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Scientists at Harvard University have made an important discovery for the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy resources.  They have created a system that converts solar energy into liquid fuel and all that will be needed is sunny skies and a bionic leaf to produce fuel.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Carbon-free

G7 Nations Pledge For End Of Fossil Fuel Age by 2100

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 2:24:00 PM

The G7 group of wealthy democracies—whose carbon dioxide emissions total 25% of the world’s output—committed in a meeting in Germany on June 8th 2015, to binding targets that address the issue of climate change.

In a leaders' declaration issued at the meeting in Krün, the G7 pledged taking a step closer to their committed targets of: phasing-out of fossil fuels, transformation of electric generation toward renewables and nuclear, and limiting the rise in average global temperatures to maximum of 2°C over pre-industrial levels — all to be achieved by the end of this century.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Investment, Energy Union Policy, Carbon-free

EU Nation Leaders in Clean Energy: Scotland

Posted on May 22, 2015 3:03:21 PM

In this Energy Union series, we're highlighting some of Europe's clean energy leaders. Having looked at Denmark, we now turn to one of its northern neighbors: Scotland.

The question here is: Is it really possible for a modern society to truly go carbon-free without compromising its economy? Scotland seems to think so, and is making great strides toward making it happen.

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Topics: Wind Energy, Renewable Energy, Carbon-free

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