Tagged Emissions

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…

A bright future for continuous methane detection

By EDF Energy Exchange By Ben RatnerOver the last decade, a trove of scientific studies has established that not only are methane emissions from oil and gas operations a major contributor to climate change, but also that they are severely underestimated and underreported. EDF has been at the forefront of research to detect and quantify…

Marine Sector Turns to Ammonia to Decarbonize Shipping

By [email protected] The shipping industry is charting a new route toward cutting fossil fuel use in ocean-going vessels: ammonia. To date, no ammonia-fueled ships have been built, but that’s not stopping companies including Equinor, Man Energy Solutions and Wärtsilä from rushing to help bring ammonia-fueled ships to market. Moves to adapt engines and ship designs…

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