Filed under GHG emissions

Understanding Europe’s Renovation Wave

Understanding Europe’s Renovation Wave

The European Commission unveiled a new energy efficiency strategy that could see 35 million buildings renovated and up to 160,000 green jobs created. It is useful to go directly to the EC website to have a better understanding. The following are questions and answers to help us better understand this new initiative.   Questions and … Continue reading

Investing in renewable energy and promoting electric vehicles is far from being enough to limit global warming and achieve sustainability

Investing in renewable energy and promoting electric vehicles is far from being enough to limit global warming and achieve sustainability

Shifting to electric vehicles while maintaining current travelling habits will not deliver emissions reductions required by European Green Deal and Paris Agreement. Margarita Mediavilla and Khaled Diab discuss the issues in an article on The Ecologist website.   The unsustainability of the electric car The European Green Deal sets ambitious targets for decarbonising the European … Continue reading

The lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap

The lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap

The recently released first low emissions technology statement by the government flags public investment in five areas: hydrogen, energy storage, low-carbon steel and aluminium, carbon capture and storage, and soil carbon storage. The roadmap is discussed in an article on The Conversation website by Llewelyn Hughes and Jorrit Gosens of Australian National University.   ‘The … Continue reading

Recent analysis shows only 1.2% of the GHG emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting companies had to be offset under federal and state laws

Recent analysis shows only 1.2% of the GHG emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting companies had to be offset under federal and state laws

Murray Griffin of Footprint News writes on The Guardian website  that both levels of governments opted not to exercise legislative powers to be more ambitious in limiting GHG emissions.   Australia’s big polluters required to offset just 1.2% of greenhouse gas emissions Only 1.2% of the greenhouse gas emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting … Continue reading

International action to make cooling appliances more energy efficient and climate friendly could bring many benefits

International action to make cooling appliances more energy efficient and climate friendly could bring many benefits

Energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could prevent up to 460 billion metric tons of GHG emissions over the next 40 years. Tine Stausholm discusses a new report in an article on the r744 website.   Energy Efficient Cooling ‘Critical’ to Reach Climate Goals, UN Report International action to make cooling appliances more energy efficient and climate friendly … Continue reading

A container shipping operator has overtaken several coal plants and an airline in a list of the EU’s top carbon emitters

A container shipping operator has overtaken several coal plants and an airline in a list of the EU’s top carbon emitters

The analysis said that Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) came in seventh in a list of the top 10 carbon emitters in the EU. Jane Clinton explains in an article on the inews website.   Container shipping operator emits ‘more carbon’ than Ryanair, suggests study A container shipping operator has overtaken several coal plants and an … Continue reading

New EEA briefing on benefits through circular economy actions in the buildings sector

New EEA briefing on benefits through circular economy actions in the buildings sector

Improving efficiency and reuse of materials to construct houses and other buildings can open significant new opportunities to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing released this week.   Greater circularity in the buildings sector can lead to major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions The EEA briefing, ‘Cutting greenhouse … Continue reading