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‘New deal’ risks fuelling emissions and eroding building standards

Boris Johnson’s plan to build tens of thousands of new homes risks locking in high carbon emissions for decades to come, if they are built to today’s poor efficiency standards instead of being designed for net zero carbon. The prime…

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The IEA’s Sustainability Plan Is Not Sustainable

Governments of the world, take note. The International Energy Agency has a plan for you. If you take the sage advice of the agency’s technocrats, you will do your citizens a huge favor as you struggle to recover from the…

Research determines financial benefit from driving electric vehicles

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Motorists can save as much as $14,500 on fuel costs over 15 years by driving an electric vehicle instead of a similar one fueled by gasoline, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

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Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits

Researchers have documented short-term environmental benefits during the COVID-19-related lockdown, but that silver lining could be far outweighed by a long-term decline on clean energy investments, a new study finds.

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Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits

Researchers have documented short-term environmental benefits during the COVID-19-related lockdown, but that silver lining could be far outweighed by a long-term decline on clean energy investments, a new study finds.

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Climate change: Scotland’s emissions rise as world heads for catastrophic 5C of global warming – Dr Richard Dixon – The Scotsman

NewsOpinionColumnists Scientists now believe the Earth’s atmosphere may be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than previously thought, writes Dr Richard Dixon. Monday, 22nd June 2020, 4:45 pm Greenhouse gas emissions produced by transport have hardly reduced in Scotland since 1990…

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Climate change: Scotland’s emissions rise as world heads for catastrophic 5C of global warming – Dr Richard Dixon – The Scotsman

NewsOpinionColumnists Scientists now believe the Earth’s atmosphere may be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than previously thought, writes Dr Richard Dixon. Monday, 22nd June 2020, 4:45 pm Greenhouse gas emissions produced by transport have hardly reduced in Scotland since 1990…

Fluorocarbon bonds are no match for light-powered nanocatalyst

(Rice University) Rice University engineers have created a light-powered catalyst that can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons, a group of synthetic materials that includes persistent environmental pollutants.

Urban Magnets & Architecture — CleanTech Talk

In the first half of this two-part interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down with Bruce Haden, architect, urbanist and author, about urban magnets and architecture in the time of COVID-