Methane is leaking out of the more than 4 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada

While we are appreciating the harm coming from methane emissions, it is of concern that the US and Canada are underestimating the methane coming from abandoned oil and gas wells.  Nichola Groom discusses in an article on the Reuters website.   U.S. and Canada underestimating climate risk from abandoned oil and gas wells Methane leaking … Continue reading Methane is leaking out of the more than 4 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada

Is the train era in Europe starting a new carbon neutral chapter?

A joint report from environmental organisations in Germany, Poland, Spain and France, and financed by the German environment ministry, says direct connections between capitals such as Paris and Berlin could make a major contribution to reducing carbon emissions. The study notes that a flight from Paris to Berlin causes at least six times the CO2 … Continue reading Is the train era in Europe starting a new carbon neutral chapter?

A growing chorus of experts caution carbon capture technology may not be that effective and in some cases could even add to GHG emissions

Molly Segal writes on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website about the growing doubts of the expected effectiveness of carbon capture technology in addressing our climate and energy concerns. What are your views?   How carbon capture technology can add to the emissions problem Carbon capture is often talked about as a climate solution, but a … Continue reading A growing chorus of experts caution carbon capture technology may not be that effective and in some cases could even add to GHG emissions

Working at the district level will bring many benefits to combat climate change

It is good to see an article on the important role of districts. Laurie Stone & Matt Jungclaus,  from the Rocky Mountain Institute write on the CleanTechnica website discuss released report, A Guide to Energy Master Planning of High-Performance Districts and Communities. It reminds EiD of a recent report by Sophie Shnapp for the EC … Continue reading Working at the district level will bring many benefits to combat climate change

A company has developed a burp-catching device for cows will help curb GHG emissions

We know that we have to reduce the spread of GHG emissions in the agriculture sector. One start-up company has developed a mask for cows. This should prove interesting to see how effective it will be and how widespread it will be used. Ross Andersen explains in an article on the CTVNews website.   Masks … Continue reading A company has developed a burp-catching device for cows will help curb GHG emissions

Few people would stop to consider if their sporting activities damage the environment

Reducing GHG emissions is not simple and, as we know, there is no single solution. Tim Breitbarth, Adam Karg and Kasey Symons, all of Swinburne University of Technology, write on the Conversation website about the impact of driving to and from sport events each year. The solution is not simple.   Drive to football? Take … Continue reading Few people would stop to consider if their sporting activities damage the environment

Why AI technology is so power-hungry

Kate Saenko, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Boston University explains why AI technology requires so much energy in an article on The Conversation website. AI is computationally intensive because it needs to read through lots of data until it learns to understand it – that is, is trained.   It takes a lot of … Continue reading Why AI technology is so power-hungry

Britain comes out with long-awaited energy white paper as part of its strategy to help “clean up” the country’s energy system

James Murray writes on the NS Energy website about the key points in the recently published energy white paper. What are your views?   What are the key points of the UK energy white paper? The government said the plan will support up to 220,000 British jobs and “put affordability at the heart of the … Continue reading Britain comes out with long-awaited energy white paper as part of its strategy to help “clean up” the country’s energy system

Addressing the challenge to re-establish our economies while cutting GHG emissions

Green growth, based on technological change, is necessary but not sufficient for effective, timely, climate mitigation. It must be supplemented by reducing the material consumption of the rich countries. Mark Diesendorf, an Australian renewable energy researcher, provides  his views in an article on the Pearls and Irritations website.   Economic Recovery from Covid-19 while mitigating … Continue reading Addressing the challenge to re-establish our economies while cutting GHG emissions

Assessing the global climate change performance

No country has yet achieved the goals of the Paris Agreement, according to the Climate Change Performance Index from NGOs Germanwatch and the NewClimate Institute. Gero Rueter writes on the Deutsche Welle website about the results from the most recent index. How is your country doing?   Climate Change Performance Index: How far have we … Continue reading Assessing the global climate change performance