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

An SME’s guide to reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact

Retail Merchant’s Services has prepared a new guide for SMEs. People care a lot more about the impact we’re having on the environment than they did a couple of decades ago, with green schemes, sustainability drives and heightened social pressure to take care of the world we share. For all businesses, including SMEs, there’s a … Continue reading An SME’s guide to reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact

The oligarchs’ superyachts: understanding their outsized impact on the climate

Russian oligarch owners have put superyachts in the spotlight since the invasion of Ukraine. But what makes these billionaires' toys the ultimate climate killers? Stuart Braun writes on the Deutsche Welle website what he has found out about the carbon footprints of these billionaires and finds out that an astounding two-thirds of these super-rich emissions are created by … Continue reading The oligarchs’ superyachts: understanding their outsized impact on the climate

If the cement industry were a country its yearly pollution would only be topped by the US and China

The cement and concrete industry is one of the most neglected in the fight against climate change. It's responsible for about 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions, more than double those from flying or shipping. In an article on the Deutsche Welle website, Ajit Niranjan discusses the options to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint.   … Continue reading If the cement industry were a country its yearly pollution would only be topped by the US and China

The construction sector is a major GHG emitter, so what can the industry do to cut CO2?

Millions of homes will need to be built for booming city populations in the coming decades. There are major challenges to minimise environmental damage and meet long-term energy and climate objectives. Some argue that tackling the climate crisis and meeting housing demands in cities will require a rethink of how space is used.  Natalie Muller … Continue reading The construction sector is a major GHG emitter, so what can the industry do to cut CO2?

How much does anything we do for the climate actually matter?

Can new year's resolutions to go vegan and fly less help stop climate change — or are individual lifestyle changes a distraction from real solutions? Ajit Niranjan tries to give us some answers in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. What are your views?   Should I feel guilty about my carbon footprint? Turn … Continue reading How much does anything we do for the climate actually matter?

Real time monitoring of CO₂ and other gases is not only achievable but is something all cities should do

One of the biggest challenges for any city seeking to reach net zero is knowing exactly where its emissions are coming from. CO₂ is not routinely measured in real time by city authorities anywhere in the world; however, a pilot project in Glasgow shows it is achievable. Craig Michie, Professor of Electrical Engineering, at University … Continue reading Real time monitoring of CO₂ and other gases is not only achievable but is something all cities should do