Tagged Carbon

What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fastMore wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week…

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

By Giles Parkinson States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Japan’s renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment

By Justin McCurry in Ichihara As the country rushes to cut carbon emissions by 26%, campaigners worry that forests and wildlife are being trampledThe tens of thousands of solar panels resting on the surface of the Yamakura dam reservoir have finally begun to earn their keep.This floating solar farm in Chiba prefecture is the biggest…

Walmart says its doubling its use of U.S. wind & solar energy

By Michelle Froese Walmart announced that suppliers have reported reducing more than 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain, as part of the company’s Project Gigaton initiative. Walmart launched Project Gigaton last April, seeking to work with suppliers to reduce emissions from the company’s value chain by a…

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