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Climate progress in power, 5 other sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Utility Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

UK is ‘Looking to the future,’ Setting a Ban on Gas and Diesel Car Sales For 2030

The long-hypothesized ban in the UK on the sale of cars that burn fossil fuels has been officially scheduled for 2030, making it the earliest of the powerful Western economies to do so. The ban comes into effect five years ahead of previously discussed deadlines; it would affect both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, and five […]

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Climate progress in 6 sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Smart Cities Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

Rejoining The Paris Accord Will Do Nothing For The Climate

“We’ll always have Paris,” runs the classic line from “Casablanca,” and it might as well serve as one of the Biden-Harris administration’s central mantras. Joe Biden promises to aggressively combat climate change, starting by rejoining the Paris Agreement, which Team…

Drop in pandemic carbon dioxide emissions previews world of electric vehicles

When the San Francisco Bay Area mandated shelter-in-place March 16, it created a natural experiment for UC Berkeley’s Ron Cohen, who had established an inexpensive pollution sensor network in local neighborhoods. The sensors showed carbon dioxide emissions plummeting 25 percent in the subsequent six weeks, mostly because of a 48 percent drop in traffic. Networks like this — soon to be emplaced in Glasgow — can track greenhouse gases and progress toward lowering them, including the impact of electric vehicles.

Politics

Revealed: Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

The prospect of a global green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is hanging in the balance, as countries pour money into the fossil fuel economy to stave off a devastating recession, an analysis for the Guardian reveals. Meanwhile, promises of…

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EMISSIONS: China signals shift from gas-powered cars by 2035

Half of Chinese auto sales will need to come from electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids or fuel cells by 2035, according to a new report from the country’s organization of automobile experts. The remaining fossil fuel vehicles will need to be hybrids.

Natural Organisms in Soil Can Power Lights With This Bio Battery, Which May Be World’s Most Disruptive Technology

A Spanish biotech company is looking to generate renewable energy from the very soil upon which our homes are built. Described as the world’s most disruptive startup in 2016 by Google, Bioo (pronounced Bee-oh) creates batteries that utilize soil microbes to generate electricity in a simple yet ingenious way. When the ground in which the […]

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Global warming is on pace for catastrophic 3.3º C without drastic measures – Balkan Green Energy News

World October 30, 2020 | Comments: 0Author: Igor Todorović Slika: Unsplash Even with the expected expansion of renewables, the planet is facing a major increase in temperature, BloombergNEF’s study indicated. Global warming of 3.3 degrees Celsius by 2100 would bring…