Tagged Carbon

Why clean hydrogen can be part of the just transition

By FORESIGHT Contributor In an EU that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, production of green hydrogen can be a new job creating industry, argues Tjisse Stelpstra, Member of the Council of the Province of Drenthe in the Northern Netherlands, providing an economic boost for regions like his and Europe as a whole. The…

CCS: Carbon Capture and Storage

By Charley Rattan CCS: Carbon Capture and StorageLike another topic we’ve discussed before, hydrogen, CCS is not new to the world. But, like hydrogen, it has had false dawns in the past, is back in the minds of industry now – and is on the hunt for policy support in order to progress. So it…

Southern Company commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

By Kelsey Misbrener Southern Company announced a new long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The company also reaffirmed its intermediate goal of a 50% reduction of GHG emissions from 2007 levels by 2030. These are enterprise-wide goals across all electric and gas operations. Today’s action, announced during the…

Electrification Backers, the Refrigerant Revolution Needs Your Support

By Jay Stein Building electrification—the idea that global warming emissions can be effectively mitigated by either forcing or encouraging builders to install electric heat pumps instead of fossil fuel burning furnaces and water heaters—is catching on. Already, 30 cities in California have adopted codes that either restrict natural gas usage or outright require heat pumps…

Alliant Energy acquiring 675 MW of Wisconsin solar projects

By Billy Ludt Alliant Energy plans to acquire and advance 675 MW of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties: Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood. The projects are the next step in the company’s Clean Energy Blueprint, a roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions. Once operational, the…

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