Two Scottish distilleries are to reach net-zero emissions by the end of the year

This week’s St. Andrew’s Day in Scotland is the official national day. Undoubtedly, many will be raising a glass to celebrate.  Now they know that the industry is to become net-zero emissions. Harry Cockburn explains in an article in The Independent.   Scotch distilleries to become net-zero under Diageo sustainability plans Two Scottish distilleries are … Continue reading Two Scottish distilleries are to reach net-zero emissions by the end of the year

Understanding the benefits of ISO 50001

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that to prevent catastrophic climate impacts, global temperature rise must be kept below 1.5°C. Energy management systems can play a key role. Manuel Sarmento discusses the pros and cons of an energy management system on the Energy Live News website.   ISO 50001: the pros and cons … Continue reading Understanding the benefits of ISO 50001

The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

Every sector is encouragingly giving more attention to the importance of data. The maritime industry is no different. This is an article originally published on the Sofar Ocean website. Sofar connects the world's oceans to provide insights to science, society, and industry for a more sustainable planet. The company deploys and grows the world’s largest … Continue reading The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

Surprising green fuel alternative used in heat-intensive process in The Netherlands

One brewery in The Netherlands is the first to use iron as a feedstock at an industrial scale. Loz Blain explains in an article on the new atlas website.   World first: Dutch brewery burns iron as a clean, recyclable fuel Many industries use heat-intensive processes that generally require the burning of fossil fuels, but … Continue reading Surprising green fuel alternative used in heat-intensive process in The Netherlands

Andhra Pradesh government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, small and medium enterprises in all districts to study energy efficiency measures

Visakhapatnam News reports on the Times of India website that the Andhra Pradesh government is taking important steps to launch an IoT project for MSMEs to promote greater energy efficiency.   Andhra Pradesh to launch IoT project in MSMEs for energy efficiency The government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, small and medium enterprises in all districts to study energy efficiency measures

New Zealand’s top 30 corporations do a poor job reporting on climate change

Jagadish Thaker, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University discusses the concerns about reporting on climate change in New Zealand by its major corporations.   New Zealand companies lag behind others in their reporting on climate change, and that's a risk to their reputation New Zealand’s top 30 corporations do a … Continue reading New Zealand’s top 30 corporations do a poor job reporting on climate change

Guidelines and best practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, a study Guidelines and Best Practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment has been developed by the UN-Economic Commission for Europe. It is described in a UN-ECE press release.   UNECE guidance for the energy efficiency and renewables … Continue reading Guidelines and best practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment

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 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

Sustainable spirits: an experimental distillery in Scotland has created a sustainable vodka

Arbikie Distillery, in Arbroath, Angus, bills its pea-based Nàdar vodka as a ‘climate-positive spirit. Katie Grant explains in an article on the inews website.   Scottish distillery unveils 'climate-positive' vodka made from peas An experimental distillery has created a sustainable vodka that it claims saves more than 1.5kg of carbon dioxide emissions per bottle by … Continue reading Sustainable spirits: an experimental distillery in Scotland has created a sustainable vodka

New report on industrial heat pumps

The Austrian Institute of Technology has teamed up with several other organisations to publish a White Paper on industrial heat pumps. It is described in an article on the AIT website.   AIT Center for Energy: Whitepaper on industrial heat pumps AIT Center for Energy has contributed to the Whitepaper on industrial heat pumps, which … Continue reading New report on industrial heat pumps