Tagged Net Zero

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…

Ireland aims to ban sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030

Ireland has published the Climate Action Plan, led by Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The plan sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds of sub-actions, that need to be taken to achieve 2030 targets for carbon emissions, and to achieve net zero carbon emissions by…

Pennsylvania’s State College commits to 100% renewable energy

By Michelle Froese The State College Borough Council, a university town in Pennsylvania, voted unanimously this week to adopt a resolution establishing a goal of 100% renewable energy no later than 2050. With this resolution, the Borough of State College is now committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions and clean energy “as quickly…

Smart Roofs Solar signs on with Entrex Carbon Market

By Kelly Pickerel Commercial solar developer Smart Roofs Solar has signed a letter of intent with Net Zero Analysis and the Entrex Carbon Market. The Entrex Carbon Market is a joint venture between Universal Solar Technology (UNSS) and the Entrex Capital Market (a joint venture with LBCC), which launched to establish an efficient, blockchain enabled,…

CCC net-zero report, industry response

By Marta Ady Responding to the publication of the new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report, calling for the UK to set a net-zero target for 2050, Charlotte Morton, chief executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, said, “The UK’s anaerobic digestion industry fully supports the Committee on Climate Change’s call for net zero…

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