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Tag: Decarbonization


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

September 7, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Hydrogen Poised to Play Prominent Role in the World’s Energy Transition

June 16, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

People around the world are searching for ways to decarbonize, and green hydrogen is a fuel that can help in that effort. Green hydrogen is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. Although most hydrogen […]


News and Policies, U.S.

FirstLight Power joins 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact

February 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

FirstLight Power joined the 24/7 Carbon-free Energy (CFE) Compact in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and UN Energy. The compact is an effort to speed decarbonization of the world’s electricity systems by working with a global group of […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The role of small modular nuclear reactors in meeting climate goals

November 8, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Small modular nuclear reactors could play an important role in decarbonizing power grids and meeting climate goals set by the Paris Agreement, according to a new report. Wood Mackenzie estimates that the world needs $2 trillion in capex to build […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Ithaca, New York launches first city-wide electrification effort in the U.S.

November 5, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The City of Ithaca, New York has voted to electrify its entire building stock — the first large-scale, city-wide decarbonization effort in the U.S. Ithaca’s Common Council gave approval to Mayor Svante L. Myrick to negotiate a contract with BlocPower, […]


News and Policies, World

Decarbonization requires radical collaboration

November 5, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

In many ways, the climate change challenge we face in the next 10 years is analogous to the pandemic we’re emerging from. The rapid rollout of vaccines showed us that decision-makers and key stakeholders can collaborate quickly when we face […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Cooperation Needed to Drive Energy Transition

October 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The decarbonization of our global economies is a must to arrest climate change and create a sustainable future for everyone. Yet, the transition off fossil fuels to a more sustainable economic foundation will be rocky. Recent events underscore both the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Going beyond the clean energy PPA to decarbonize the grid

October 20, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

By matching energy consumption with clean energy produced elsewhere on the grid, power purchase agreements have allowed corporations to take action to address the current and future risks posed by climate change. But, in some cases, there’s an opportunity to […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Report: Rapid Transport Decarbonization Means We’ve Probably Passed Peak Oil

November 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The global peak in oil consumption may already be past us, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker — and the rapid transition to low-carbon transport in China and India is the reason why. The report released Friday underscores […]


News and Policies, U.S.

In Setting 2050 Decarbonization Target, Joe Biden Would Be Joining The World

October 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced today that the government is commiting to a goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. The announcement comes after heavy criticism of the country, which is the the world’s 7th largest […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shell and Microsoft form alliance to help address carbon emissions

September 23, 2020

Via: Energy Global

“Microsoft and Shell both have rich histories of innovation and bold ambitions to decarbonise,” said Huibert Vigeveno, Downstream Director of Shell. “We are proud of the work we have already done together. Our strategic alliance will enable us to push […]


News and Policies, World

What Contains 3 Times More Energy Than Gasoline, But Produces Zero CO2?

August 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

It’s the most abundant element in the universe. Pound for pound, it carries three times the energy of gasoline, but when burned it produces no harmful emissions — only water vapor. Yet in the effort to decarbonize our economies, as […]


News and Policies, State

Cutting Emissions With Stronger California Climate Policies Could Spark A $7 Billion Economic Opportunity

March 4, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

California is a global leader in the clean energy transition, with some of the world’s most ambitious decarbonization policies. But even the Golden State, which met its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction target four years early, should be doing more. […]


News and Policies, State

How Even Stronger California Climate Policies Could Spark A $7 Billion Economic Opportunity

January 27, 2020

Via: Forbes

California is a global leader in the clean energy transition, with some of the world’s most ambitious decarbonization policies. But even the Golden State, which met its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction target four years early, should be doing more. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

A Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy in 2020

January 24, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

With a growing realization that nuclear energy is necessary to achieve decarbonization in the electric generation utility industry, and for major process heat applications, 2020 looks like a year where action based on this concept will see more significant developments […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

How To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050: Decarbonizing Electricity

November 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Presidential candidates, state governments, and utilities are promoting “net zero” emissions targets to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preserve a safe climate future by helping to limit global warming to well below 2°C. But few of them are […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How Clean Energy Research And Development Policy Can Help Meet Decarbonization Goals

March 6, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

With roughly a decade left to avoid locking in dangerous climate change, swift action is required to identify where the greatest emissions are coming from and then rapidly decarbonize those sources. The most effective path to decarbonization is cutting fossil […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

2017 Was Weird For Solar. What’s Coming This Year and Beyond?

May 2, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry weathered a particularly strange 2017, but is poised for global growth. If the right factors come together, solar power could provide 15 percent of the global electricity mix by the 2030s, rather than the business-as-usual rate of […]


Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

Renewables or Nuclear? A New Front in the Academic War Over Decarbonization

March 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The debate over the fastest way to decarbonize the grid is intensifying, as experts debate a paper from last December claiming modular renewables could beat nuclear power. The paper, from a Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) team led by the institute’s […]