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Solar-powered refrigerator unit picks up award at UK’s top net-zero conference

Solar-powered refrigerator unit picks up award at UK’s top net-zero conference

Photo credit: Sunswap. By Anders Lorenzen Founded in 2020, Sunswap is a sustainable transport refrigeration system usable, for instance, in supermarket distribution warehouses and delivery lorries, which, through its Endurance product, has developed a battery and solar-powered transport refrigeration unit.  Sunswap believes that by designing, developing and manufacturing a refrigeration system that breaks free from legacy technology, they are spearheading […]

The heat has no end in sight – hottest April ever recorded

The heat has no end in sight – hottest April ever recorded

climate change By Anders Lorenzen Globally the heating of the world seems to have no end in sight as April 2024 becomes the warmest April ever recorded since records began. It sets an additional new unwelcome record and trend with the past 11 months being the warmest of those months ever recorded.  The European Union’s (EU) climate change monitoring service […]

China’s carbon price tops RMB 100

China’s carbon price tops RMB 100

By Jiang Mengnan China’s carbon price has topped RMB 100 (USD 13.80) for the first time. In July 2021, during the first month of the national carbon market, the price averaged about RMB 50 (USD 6.90). Back then some market analysts predicted that the price would approach RMB 100 only in 2030. The landmark was in fact reached on 24 […]

Methane emissions rose in 2023 despite reduction initiatives

Methane emissions rose in 2023 despite reduction initiatives

Graph credit: IEA. By Anders Lorenzen The emissions from methane, a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG) with 80 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) rose in 2023 despite several pledges and initiatives to reduce emissions. Analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has declared methane emissions in the energy sector remained near a record-high in 2023 – this is […]

European airlines are investing in sustainable jet fuel

European airlines are investing in sustainable jet fuel

Photo credit: Rosen Aviation. By Anders Lorenzen The increasing pressure on European airlines to cut emissions is forcing airlines operating in Europe to enter into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) deals in order to meet the carbon reduction targets set by the European Union (EU). While the proof is in the pudding, it really depends on how the given SAF is […]

Turkey is racing ahead to become Europe’s biggest coal consumer

Turkey is racing ahead to become Europe’s biggest coal consumer

By Anders Lorenzen Even though Germany significantly ramped up its coal consumption in the wake of the decommissioning of its nuclear power plants, Turkey is on track to surpass Europe’s economic powerhouse as the continent’s biggest coal consumer. Analysis from the green think tank, Ember shows high inflation rates are driven by the surge in coal-fired electricity as it is […]

Google to launch oil and gas methane leak monitoring tool

Google to launch oil and gas methane leak monitoring tool

By Anders Lorenzen One of the world’s largest tech companies, Google (owned by Alphabet), has often come under criticism, partly for its commitment to tackling climate change and its overall sustainability goals, but also for double standards.  Its platform hosts climate-denying content, and the company seems unable to crack down on it. But the latest initiative by Google will be […]

Financial boost to green steel plant in Sweden

Financial boost to green steel plant in Sweden

H2 Green Steel. By Anders Lorenzen H2 Green Steel, the Swedish company behind a project to construct the first large-scale green steel plant in the world, has received a significant financial boost. H2 Green Steel has raised €4.75 billion worth of funding for the flagship plant, which will be located in Boden, a town in northern Sweden.  The company was […]

COP28: Al Gore in strong criticism of hosts UAE

COP28: Al Gore in strong criticism of hosts UAE

Al Gore addresses the audience during his COP28 speech. Photo credit AP / Joshua A. Bickel. By Anders Lorenzen Al Gore, former US Vice President (1992-2000) in the Clinton administration, and strong advocate of tackling climate change, has delivered a strong criticism of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the hosts of COP28 – the United Nations (UN) annual climate talks.  […]

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