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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Net Zero Homes

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Net Zero Homes

An increasing number of cities, counties, and states around the U.S. are committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and are implementing mandatory “zero” policies or codes regulating new construction, according to New Buildings Institute (NBI). There is a reasonable path for homeowners who want to shift to renewable energy, efficient heating and cooling, and sustainably built homes. NBI also […]

Sustainability Manager is the fastest-growing job in the UK

Sustainability Manager is the fastest-growing job in the UK

By Anders Lorenzen Research carried out by LinkedIn, the global professional networking, social media and job board platform, has revealed the upsurge in demand for sustainability professionals. Looking at the biggest trends in the job market leading into 2024, the platform has found that in a top 25 list of the fastest-growing jobs in the UK, Sustainability Manager topped that […]

Analysis: Bolstering Southeast Asia’s clean energy transition

Analysis: Bolstering Southeast Asia’s clean energy transition

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Only a fraction of global companies meet UN climate targets

Only a fraction of global companies meet UN climate targets

By Anders Lorenzen Analysis by the Net Zero Tracker has established, that even though half of the world’s 2,000 biggest listed companies have set targets to reach net-zero emissions by the middle of this century, only a fraction have met the targets set out in the United Nations (UN) guidelines. Net Zero Tracker, an independent data consortium including Oxford University, […]

Analysis: The UK governments love-letter to the fossil fuel industry

Analysis: The UK governments love-letter to the fossil fuel industry

The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pictured at a gas plant in Aberdeen. Photo credit: 10 Downing Street, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via FLICKR. By Anders Lorenzen Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his government are intensifying their support for the fossil fuel industry, and they have thus distanced themselves further from climate action previously pursued by successive UK governments. The government […]

Net-zero commitments by fossil fuel companies are meaningless, says report

Net-zero commitments by fossil fuel companies are meaningless, says report

The Houston Ship Channel and adjacent refineries are part of the Port of Houston. are seen in Houston, Texas, US. Photo credit: Reuters / Loren Elliott. By Anders Lorenzen In recent years, a series of large and small fossil fuel companies have publicly signalled net-zero commitments while continuing business-as-usual investments in fossil fuels. Around 75 out of 112 of the […]

Engineering body warns about the climate impact on industry

Engineering body warns about the climate impact on industry

The launch of Adapting Industry to Withstand Rising Temperatures and Future Heatwaves. Photo credit: Anders Lorenzen. By Anders Lorenzen The UK engineering body the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has in a report released on Wednesday warned about the climate impacts facing the Engineering industry. The report was launched last week at IMechE’s central London location, only a stones-throw away […]

Analysis: What is carbon-neutral milk?

Analysis: What is carbon-neutral milk?

Photo credit: Sentient Media. By Claire Hemlett An increasing number of food brands are turning to climate labels to boost sales. In the face of research that meat and milk are high in greenhouse gas emissions, companies are angling for new ways to reach eco-conscious consumers. A new report from the Changing Markets Foundation found 53 instances of greenwashing— including […]

South America to incur heavy costs of climate impacts 

South America to incur heavy costs of climate impacts 

finance A busy train station in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Reuters / Amanda Perobelli. By Anders Lorenzen The credit ratings agency Moody’s has warned that climate impacts in South America could cost the continent nearly a fifth of its gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of this century unless new policies are implemented to curb the impacts of climate change. […]

Troubled waters ahead as BP lowers its climate ambition

Troubled waters ahead as BP lowers its climate ambition

The CEO of BP Bernard Looney. Photo credit: BP / Graham Trott. By Anders Lorenzen When Bernard Looney took over the helm of oil and gas giant BP (British Petroleum) in 2020 it was with the objective to, once and for all, change its image to one without hydrocarbons. The net-zero strategy unveiled under the leadership of Looney was largely […]