What should we do with SUVs?

Tom Stacey, Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Anglia Ruskin University discusses in an article on The Conversation website the problems we face with the growing popularity with SUVs following a new report that analyses the popularity of SUVs. This follows an earlier post on EiD showing that SUVs accounted for 42 … Continue reading What should we do with SUVs?

Improved energy efficiency has important role in our energy transition

Reaching the net zero targets announced by countries around the world isn’t just about generating cleaner energy: it will also require significant improvements in making our energy use more efficient. These issues are discussed in an article on the Open Access Government website   The role of energy efficiency in achieving net zero targets Energy … Continue reading Improved energy efficiency has important role in our energy transition

The obvious dangers of the concept of net zero

James Dyke, Senior Lecturer in Global Systems, University of Exeter; Robert Watson, Emeritus Professor in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia; and Wolfgang Knorr, Senior Research Scientist, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University bring their more than 80 years thinking about climate change to discuss their views on the concept of net zero in … Continue reading The obvious dangers of the concept of net zero

COVID-19 has helped researchers better understand the relationship between economic activity and the environment

Although COVID-19 itself, and the associated containment measures, have had tragic consequences for societies, it also serves as an unprecedented natural experiment that helps us to better understand the relationship between economic activity and the environment. Frederik Noack, Assistant Professor, environmental economics, University of British Columbia; Dominic Rohner, Professor of Economics, Université de Lausanne; and … Continue reading COVID-19 has helped researchers better understand the relationship between economic activity and the environment

Electric vehicle company has launched a “moonshot” goal of launching the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade

Polestar, the electric car brand owned by Volvo wants the car to hit the market by the end of the decade as the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade. Madeleine Cuff discusses latest developments in an article on the inews website.   Polestar promises to create the world’s first carbon … Continue reading Electric vehicle company has launched a “moonshot” goal of launching the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade

One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking

There is growing awareness that a new approach to travel is seriously needed. This is particularly true because transport is one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonise due to its heavy fossil fuel use and reliance on carbon-intensive infrastructure. Christian Brand, Associate Professor in Transport, Energy & Environment, Transport Studies Unit at the University … Continue reading One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking

A small minority take the lion’s share of flights across countries with the highest aviation emissions

In almost every country studied, less than half of the population flies every year. Instead, most trips are taken by a small minority of “frequent fliers”. In the UK, alone, about 70 per cent of flights are taken by just 15 per cent of the population. Daisy Dunne discusses a recent report on this by … Continue reading A small minority take the lion’s share of flights across countries with the highest aviation emissions

Too many companies may be relying on offsetting their emissions through carbon credits rather than cutting their own

Emily Gosden writes on The Times website about a recent study that shows most businesses need to go further to improve the credibility of their targets and their plans for meeting them to avoid accusations of “greenwashing”. Out of the 2,000 largest publicly traded companies by sales, 417 have set net zero goals, the report … Continue reading Too many companies may be relying on offsetting their emissions through carbon credits rather than cutting their own

Guaranteeing that the future of steelmaking will be low-carbon requires action now

Our carbon neutral energy transition requires a lot of effort and imagination and there are many challenges in energy-intensive industries. Stephen Carr, Lecturer in Energy Physics, from the University of South Wales provides his views on how to eliminate emissions in steelmaking in an article on The Conversation website.   Steel is vital to the … Continue reading Guaranteeing that the future of steelmaking will be low-carbon requires action now

Chapter Zero France gains major sponsors to support the climate transition

Chapter Zero France announces that three major personalities from the business world are now sponsors of the association: Jean Lemierre, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Société Générale, and Denis Kessler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCOR, one of the world's … Continue reading Chapter Zero France gains major sponsors to support the climate transition