Tagged Net Zero

Our vision for a net zero carbon construction sector

By FORESIGHT Climate & Energy The global building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 if it makes changes along the whole of the production and supply chain, says Cristina Gamboa, CEO at the World Green Building Council, the global network leading the transformation of the built environment towards sustainability across…

GBCA backs new global vision for net zero carbon by 2050

By Press Release A bold global vision for dramatic reductions in embodied carbon across the built environment has been endorsed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) with leading Australian companies also pledging their support. The post GBCA backs new global vision for net zero carbon by 2050 appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full…

Amazon buys 100,000 Rivian electric trucks

Amazon and Global Optimism announced The Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. Amazon becomes the first signatory of this pledge. The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Accord’s goal of 2050. Read Full Article Here…

NT backs massive solar push to reach zero emissions target

By Sophie Vorrath Northern Territory backs massive investment in solar as part of goal to reach net zero emissions and create renewable export industry. The post NT backs massive solar push to reach zero emissions target appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Net zero: the scorecard

By Stephane Bilodeau Which countries are leading the net-zero race?Take a look at this Scorecard, Mapping #Netzero commitments around the world. Net-zero economies’ GDP were aggregated. It currently stands at $16.1 trillion — and it heads further north every week. This page is showing many ECIU graphics convey the accelerating momentum for net-zero globally. It’s…

Zero Hour

By Charley Rattan Zero HourVancouver, Milan and Manchester have committed to an ambitious net zero agenda. They have recently been joined by Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. I enclose the slides around which I recently presented in Central Manchester in the hope the wider energycentral community may find them of interest Click headline for full article…

Shell boss: Net zero is ‘the only way to go’

By Stephane Bilodeau Great exchanges between 2 stakeholders from different horizons in this #MakeTheFuture collaboration. Notably, on the question: What are the three things that the world needs to do to meet the #sustainability goals?First, the developed world needs to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. And put the legal limits and…

UK Passes Net Zero Emissions Law

By Nadja Skopljak The UK government has passed the law to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The UK has become the first major economy to pass the net zero emissions law committing to end its… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other…

HMRC pushes steep VAT increase for new solar-battery systems

By Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Treasury proposes rise from 5% to 20%, while the tax on coal will stay at lower rateHomes hoping to shrink their carbon footprints by installing a solar-battery system face a steep VAT increase from October under new laws proposed by HMRC.The Treasury put forward legislation on Monday to raise VAT…

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