Sean McManus writes on the BBC News website about the carbon footprint of websites and what some organisations are doing to reduce it. What are your views? How slimmed-down websites can cut their carbon emissions "I'm horrified," says Valentina Karellas. "I know grams because I work with them every day and I know how … Continue reading How are websites reducing their carbon footprint?
Category: carbon footprint
Wood burning in homes produces more small particle pollution than all road traffic in the UK
Wood burning has increased in popularity over recent years, yet it remains a major source of air pollution. Damian Carrington has written several articles in The Guardian on the subject but this piece from February highlights the issues. EiD notes that in our neighbourhood of Paris (including several in our building), many are still having … Continue reading Wood burning in homes produces more small particle pollution than all road traffic in the UK
Understanding the carbon footprint of coffee consumption
Luciano Rodrigues Viana, Charles Marty, Jean-François Boucher and Pierre-Luc Dessureault, all of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) write on The Conversation website about better understanding the carbon footprint of coffee. They decided to study the carbon footprint of several techniques used to prepare coffee at home, and it turns out that coffee capsules … Continue reading Understanding the carbon footprint of coffee consumption
The future of climate-friendly travel
Travel allows us to explore other cultures, but it's also harmful for the environment. Can changing your mode of transportation make a difference? Lisa Stüve discusses the issue in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. How bad for the environment is traveling? Recent summers have brought about seemingly more extreme weather events, while … Continue reading The future of climate-friendly travel
The carbon footprint of our emails
Luciano Rodrigues Viana, Doctorant en sciences de l'environnement, Département des sciences fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC); Jean-François Boucher, Professeur, Eco-consulting, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) ; and Mohamed Cheriet, Professor, Engineering Department, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) write on The Conversation website about the carbon footprint left by emails. They feel most … Continue reading The carbon footprint of our emails
A two-hour streamed film pollutes as much as a 45-minute car drive
Stefano Bonetti, Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at Ca' Foscari University of Venice writes on The Conversation website about the carbon footprint of video streaming. What are your views? Could video streaming be as bad for the climate as driving a car? Calculating Internet’s hidden carbon footprint We are used to thinking that going … Continue reading A two-hour streamed film pollutes as much as a 45-minute car drive
How to reduce your dog’s carbon pawprint by almost 700 per cent
Your choice of dog or cat food makes a radical difference to the amount of carbon dioxide you produce, scientists have found. Meat-rich wet food causes eight times more emissions, giving some dogs the same carbon footprint as a human. Damian Carrington discusses the carbon pawprint in an article on the Guardian website. Wet … Continue reading How to reduce your dog’s carbon pawprint by almost 700 per cent
Blog from Jane Marsh: What Home HVAC Systems Are Compatible with Renewable Energy?
The green revolution is influencing a sustainable residential market. Many more people are using advanced technologies to create net-zero properties. Creating sustainable homes can help countries everywhere shrink their carbon footprints. They may also help energy professionals and homeowners stay ahead of environmental regulations. Many regions are establishing emission reduction goals to conserve local ecosystems. … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: What Home HVAC Systems Are Compatible with Renewable Energy?
A blockchain-based ‘smart charging solution’ enables EV owners to match their charging requirements with selected renewable options
Jonathan Spencer Jones writes on the Smart Energy International website about a new solution using blockchain to match local renewables to EV charging. VW and Energy Web develop 24/7 renewable energy charging blockchain solution for EVs Energy Web and Volkswagen have partnered on a solution to match local renewables to electric vehicle (EV) charging. … Continue reading A blockchain-based ‘smart charging solution’ enables EV owners to match their charging requirements with selected renewable options
The Qatar World Cup is failing to live up to promises on reducing its carbon footprint
Later this year, the whole world will be following the world’s largest football tournament. There were questions when Qatar was awarded to host the event but the organisers have claimed this will be the first “carbon neutral” World Cup. Paul MacInnes writes on the Guardian website that they are failing to live up to its … Continue reading The Qatar World Cup is failing to live up to promises on reducing its carbon footprint