Carbon Industry News

Consumers are racking up rewards in Japan by buying green

June 23, 2022

Consumers are racking up rewards in Japan by buying green Inside a convenience store in Tokyo. [image: mm] By Bloomberg Follow 23 Jun 2022 0 Dozens of retailers are expanding loyalty point schemes to incentivise customers to make greener buying decisions. People can use those earned credits towards things like … Continue reading “Consumers are racking up rewards in Japan by buying green”

Fwd: 📅 RENdez-vous Special: Meet to discuss the results of #GSR2022

June 21, 2022

Come prepared to discuss the results of #GSR2022 of one of the most comprehensive reports on the status of renewable energy worldwide. Wednesday 22 June 2022 RENdez-vous Special: Meet to discuss the results of #GSR2022 Over 600 of you contributed to the #GSR2022, making this one of the most comprehensive … Continue reading “Fwd: 📅 RENdez-vous Special: Meet to discuss the results of #GSR2022”

REN21 Flagship report on renewables—now avasilable

June 15, 2022

Discover what’s inside REN21’s Renewables 2022 Global Status Report & join our upcoming events where we discuss the findings Email not opening properly? Open this online. Newly published! Discover the top findings on renewables today Find out about the latest trends and key findings in renewables by diving into the … Continue reading “REN21 Flagship report on renewables—now avasilable”

Sea level rise in England will put 200,000 homes at risk by 2050, data shows | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Sea level rise in England will put 200,000 homes at risk by 2050, data shows Due to the climate crisis, within 30 years these coastal properties will be potentially unsalvageable, researchers say [image: Faversham, in Kent, is in the borough of Swale, one of the areas said to be most … Continue reading “Sea level rise in England will put 200,000 homes at risk by 2050, data shows | Climate crisis | The Guardian”

New report outlines strategy for ending load-shedding by early 2024, but delivery hinges on ‘substantial political will’

June 14, 2022

New report outlines strategy for ending load-shedding by early 2024, but delivery hinges on ‘substantial political will’ [image: Graphical summary of Solution Case to early 2024, as developed by Meridian Economics] Previous Next Graphical summary of Solution Case to early 2024, as developed by Meridian Economics 13TH JUNE 2022 BY: … Continue reading “New report outlines strategy for ending load-shedding by early 2024, but delivery hinges on ‘substantial political will’”

Utility Week Forum 8-9 November London – it’s time for a new approach

Regards, Peter Atkins Mobile +27 (0) 74 104 2944 www.crediblecarbon.co.za ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Utility Week Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 at 17:13 Subject: Utility Week Forum – it’s time for a new approach To: In 2022, the world looks very different from just two years before. As customers … Continue reading “Utility Week Forum 8-9 November London – it’s time for a new approach”

📅 An exciting week for Renewable Energy!

Our biggest report goes live tomorrow. Until then look inside the regional UNECE report by being a peer reviewer. Email not opening properly? Open this online. A big week for Renewables! This week we are launching REN21’s flagship report *Renewables 2022 Global Status Report* (#GSR2022) from Madrid. *Ms Teresa Ribera, … Continue reading “📅 An exciting week for Renewable Energy!”

Closing the emissions gap

Welcome to the Hyperdrive daily briefing, decoding the revolution reshaping the auto world, from EVs to self-driving cars and beyond. You ca View in browser [image: Bloomberg] *Welcome to the Hyperdrive daily briefing, decoding the revolution reshaping the auto world, from EVs to self-driving cars and beyond. You can read … Continue reading “Closing the emissions gap”

Sustainable film making – Albert’s 2021 Annual Review is out 📊

June 13, 2022

Our Annual Review of 2021 reflects on a significant year for the TV industry with huge efforts made in tackling climate change despite challenging conditions. The latest data from our carbon calculator and certification toolkit reveals that in 2021, the average hour of TV contributed 5.7t CO2e per hour. This … Continue reading “Sustainable film making – Albert’s 2021 Annual Review is out 📊”

Join REEEP & PFAN at the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2022!

We will be sharing our expertise at the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2022 next week, register now! View this email in your browser We are excited to participate in the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2022 ! The event takes place online from 14-17 June 2022 and aims to gather the … Continue reading “Join REEEP & PFAN at the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2022!”

At Stockholm+50, the UN officially recognizes the need to phase out fossil fuels

A look back on the successful mobilization of the Treaty initiative and its partners during the Stockholm+50 conference. View this email in your browser . Dear all, Months of momentum building with partners has resulted in strong new language on fossil fuels: Stockholm+50 has just ended and as incredible as … Continue reading “At Stockholm+50, the UN officially recognizes the need to phase out fossil fuels”

‘Laughing stock’: New Zealand to tax sheep and livestock for ‘belching and flatulence’ | Sky News Australia

‘Laughing stock’: New Zealand to tax sheep and livestock for ‘belching and flatulence’ | Sky News Australia 22 hours ago Sky News host Chris Smith says in what will be a “world-first”, the New Zealand government has decided to tax sheep and livestock for “belching and flatulence”. “A laughing stock … Continue reading “‘Laughing stock’: New Zealand to tax sheep and livestock for ‘belching and flatulence’ | Sky News Australia”

Reusable or Disposable: Which coffee cup has a smaller footprint?

June 9, 2022

Reusable or Disposable: Which coffee cup has a smaller footprint? – – – – SCIENCE SHORTS Reusable or Disposable Which coffee cup has a smaller footprint? By Pierre-Olivier Roy *You walk into your local coffee shop,* hand the barista your reusable coffee mug, and pat yourself on the back for … Continue reading “Reusable or Disposable: Which coffee cup has a smaller footprint?”

The regenerative farm working to improve soil without fertilisers | Farming | The Guardian

June 6, 2022

The regenerative farm working to improve soil without fertilisers As the Ukraine war and climate crisis act as a wake-up call for the industry, one UK farm is leading the way [image: Regenerative farmer Marina O’Connell in a field of flowers] Regenerative farmer Marina O’Connell says the rise in the … Continue reading “The regenerative farm working to improve soil without fertilisers | Farming | The Guardian”

How can energy policies affect inequality & poverty?

Plus: why we need to keep some fossil fuels in the ground, mapping India’s energy policies, gas-fired power in South Africa, & more. View this email in your browser *Can energy policies address poverty, inequality, AND climate change for a triple win? * The new Energy Policy Tracker Poverty and … Continue reading “How can energy policies affect inequality & poverty?”

Climate activists vow to fight as new gasfield gets go-ahead in North Sea | Gas | The Guardian

June 3, 2022

Climate activists vow to fight as new gasfield gets go-ahead in North Sea Environmentalists threaten legal action over UK permit for Shell to develop Jackdaw field [image: woman with mask holding placard] An activist outside a government building in Edinburgh demands the approval of Shell’s Jackdaw gasfield be withdrawn. Photograph: … Continue reading “Climate activists vow to fight as new gasfield gets go-ahead in North Sea | Gas | The Guardian”

Power purchase agreements signed, but Mantashe still punts nuclear and gas

‘Landmark’ power purchase agreements signed, but Mantashe still punts multiple energy technologies DMRE Minister Gwede Mantashe with CEO of Scatec Terje Pilskog at the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme Signing Ceremony, 2 June, Centurion. (Photo: Julia Evans) By Julia Evans Follow 03 Jun 2022 3 The agreements were dubbed ‘landmark … Continue reading “Power purchase agreements signed, but Mantashe still punts nuclear and gas”

Australia: wedded to coal despite election result – will this change?

June 2, 2022

+ end to fossil fuels needed to save Great Barrier Reef ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ … Continue reading “Australia: wedded to coal despite election result – will this change?”

Net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible as EVs set to quintuple by 2025 – BloombergNEF

Net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible as EVs set to quintuple by 2025 – BloombergNEF [image: Image of Daimler eActros charging] 1ST JUNE 2022 BY: IRMA VENTER CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The road transport sector can still … Continue reading “Net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible as EVs set to quintuple by 2025 – BloombergNEF”

Climate Hope: Will Australia’s new Prime Minister go from climate laggard to leader?

June 1, 2022

[image: Site logo image] Andy Rowell posted: ” Yesterday, Australia’s liberal Labor Party secured enough seats to hold an outright majority in the House, as the counting of votes continued ten days on from the historic election. With about 80% of the vote counted, the Australian Broadcasting Co” Oil Change … Continue reading “Climate Hope: Will Australia’s new Prime Minister go from climate laggard to leader?”

Biden is preparing to crush a historic climate change lawsuit | MR Online

[image: | Plaintiffs in the Juliana v United States lawsuit attend court hearing in June 2019 Robin LoznakAP | MR Online]Plaintiffs in the Juliana v. United States lawsuit attend court hearing in June 2019. (Photo: Robin Loznak/AP) Biden is preparing to crush a historic climate change lawsuit *Originally published: *The … Continue reading “Biden is preparing to crush a historic climate change lawsuit | MR Online”

Consultant who ditched Shell: ‘take a look at yourselves in the mirror’ | Shell | The Guardian

May 30, 2022

Consultant who ditched Shell: ‘take a look at yourselves in the mirror’ Caroline Dennett says she has been flooded with support after decision that has cost ‘around 60%-70% of my business’ [image: Caroline Dennett at a protest against fossil fuels] Caroline Dennett had an 11-year business relationship with Shell but … Continue reading “Consultant who ditched Shell: ‘take a look at yourselves in the mirror’ | Shell | The Guardian”

Time to call disaster and harness the power of wind and and solar energy

Time to call disaster and harness the power of wind and and solar energy JUST TRANSITION OP-EDThe long and short of load shedding solutions – time to call disaster and harness the power of wind and solar energy Unsplash / High voltage electricity transmission pylons close to the Eskom Holdings … Continue reading “Time to call disaster and harness the power of wind and and solar energy”

Forests might not be the climate saviors we are counting on

May 26, 2022

Forests might not be the climate saviors we are counting on New research suggests trees in the future won’t get a big growth spurt from more CO2, and will die more in wildfires, droughts and insect outbreaks. By Warren Cornwall May 18, 2022 These days, it seems like everyone wants … Continue reading “Forests might not be the climate saviors we are counting on”

[H2]Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead

Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead Previous Next Hydrox CEO Corrie de Jager interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. EMBED VIDEOPOPUP VIDEO DOWNLOAD WATCH ON YOUTUBE 25TH MAY 2022 BY: MARTIN CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ JOHANNESBURG (miningweeky.com) – … Continue reading “[H2]Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead”

Rishi Sunak to announce windfall tax on energy firms | Cost of living crisis | The Guardian

Rishi Sunak to announce windfall tax on energy firms One-off levy to fund support package amid cost of living crisis which could include increase in benefits [image: Rishi Sunak] Rishi Sunak is expected to announce an increase in the warm home discount scheme among other measures. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Alex … Continue reading “Rishi Sunak to announce windfall tax on energy firms | Cost of living crisis | The Guardian”

Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian

May 25, 2022

Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis Focussing on carbon dioxide alone will not keep world within 1.5C limit of global heating, warn scientist [image: A methane flare at Colorado fracking site. Cutting methane and other SLCPs such as soot, would reduce the global heating … Continue reading “Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian”

Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Scholz sharply disagree

www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-05-24-ramaphosa-and-german-chancellor-scholz-sharply-disagree-on-ukraine/ Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Scholz sharply disagree on Ukraine President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of the Federal Republic of Germany during the welcoming ceremony at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. (Photo: Siyabulela Duda/GCIS) By Peter Fabricius Follow 24 May 2022 0 The two leaders talked past each … Continue reading “Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Scholz sharply disagree”

Shell AGM: Company accused of “hot air” and “causing extreme harms” on climate

May 24, 2022

[image: Site logo image] Andy Rowell posted: ” Today is Shell’s AGM, where the company will try and spin to its shareholders and the wider public that it is leading the climate fight and race to net zero. But it’s all a climate charade. It’s all a lie. We know … Continue reading “Shell AGM: Company accused of “hot air” and “causing extreme harms” on climate”

Verra / VCS MayNewsletter

May 20, 2022

View this email in your browser Newsletter May 2022 Dear Peter, Welcome to Verra’s May Newsletter! We are proud to share that the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance (NCSA) has designated six Verra projects as “Lighthouses” , so named because they “shine a light” on the potential of investments in nature. … Continue reading “Verra / VCS MayNewsletter”

Politics Deniers – George Monbiot

May 19, 2022

Politics Deniers Posted on16th May 2022 Share8 Those who claim that we can prevent environmental collapse without political pressure or political change are now more dangerous than climate deniers. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th May 2022 In seeking to prevent environmental breakdown, what counts above all is … Continue reading “Politics Deniers – George Monbiot”

Big Oil investors exploit energy crisis to make “obscene profits” whilst stalling climate action

May 18, 2022

[image: Site logo image] Andy Rowell posted: “We are in the middle of the corporate Annual General Meeting season, where the oil majors formally report their financial results for the last year. It is the one time in the year that Big Oil bosses have to come face to face … Continue reading “Big Oil investors exploit energy crisis to make “obscene profits” whilst stalling climate action”

Politics Deniers – George Monbiot

Politics Deniers Posted on16th May 2022 Share8 Those who claim that we can prevent environmental collapse without political pressure or political change are now more dangerous than climate deniers. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th May 2022 In seeking to prevent environmental breakdown, what counts above all is … Continue reading “Politics Deniers – George Monbiot”

[event{AFRICA WATER, WASTE & GREEN ENERGY CONFERENCE 21st – 22nd July 2022 at the 2 Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town South Africa

May 12, 2022

*AFRICA WATER, WASTE & GREEN ENERGY CONFERENCE 2022* *21st – 22nd July 2022 * *2 Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa* *“Sustainable solutions to water, waste and energy related tribulations in Africa”* Good day, I trust this finds you well. The Federated Management Institute invites you to *attend/sponsor/partner* at the … Continue reading “[event{AFRICA WATER, WASTE & GREEN ENERGY CONFERENCE 21st – 22nd July 2022 at the 2 Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town South Africa”

Invitation to join SEED 20 Years (Virtual) Celebrations

May 11, 2022

SEED 20 Years Celebrations: 19 May 11-12:30am CEST ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ … Continue reading “Invitation to join SEED 20 Years (Virtual) Celebrations”

Electric cars are not yet a solution for South Africa’s emission reduction

May 4, 2022

Electric cars will remain a dirty word in South Africa without electricity generation reform Photo of Tesla Model X. They might be fashionable, but Tesla’s electric cars have a heavy environmental footprint. (Photo: Wikimedia user Vauxford (CC BY-SA 4.0)) By Neil Thomas Stacey Follow 03 May 2022 2 Calculating and … Continue reading “Electric cars are not yet a solution for South Africa’s emission reduction”

Invitation: The Role of Natural Gas as a Transitionary Fuel in Southern Africa; 26 May 2022, 12h00 to 14h30 SAST (GMT+2)

Energy, electricity and ICT for Africa News and announcements from EE Business Intelligence Issue 67, May 2022 You are receiving this email because of your past interactions with EE Publishers and EE Business Intelligence. To unsubscribe, please click on the SafeUnsubscribe link at the bottom of this email. EE Business … Continue reading “Invitation: The Role of Natural Gas as a Transitionary Fuel in Southern Africa; 26 May 2022, 12h00 to 14h30 SAST (GMT+2)”

Heat wave in India leaves millions struggling to cope – BBC News

April 29, 2022

Heat wave in India leaves millions struggling to cope By Sharanya Hrishikesh BBC News, Delhi Published4 hours ago Share Related Topics – Climate change [image: A woman splashes water on her face to get relief from extreme heat during hot weather, Kolkata]IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES Image caption, Summer began early this … Continue reading “Heat wave in India leaves millions struggling to cope – BBC News”

Event Wednesday 4 May, Zoom. AgriVoltaics for the Food / Water / Energy / Jobs Nexus in Southern Africa: Programme, presenter line-up and date change

April 26, 2022

*Dear Colleague* [image: A picture containing text, clipart Description automatically generated] [image: Graphical user interface, application Description automatically generated] You your staff, colleagues, business associates, friends and all interested persons are cordially invited to attend a dialogue on: *AgriVoltaics for the Food / Water / Energy / Jobs Nexus in … Continue reading “Event Wednesday 4 May, Zoom. AgriVoltaics for the Food / Water / Energy / Jobs Nexus in Southern Africa: Programme, presenter line-up and date change”

Australia shares power locally with community batteries | World Economic Forum

April 22, 2022

Community batteries are helping neighbours in Australia share energy – here’s how [image: Solar panels in green field.] Community batteries help residents pool and share solar energy. Image: UNSPLASH/Jeremy Bezanger 20 Apr 2022 1. Victoria Masterson Senior Writer, Formative Content UpLink – Take Action for the SDGs Take action on … Continue reading “Australia shares power locally with community batteries | World Economic Forum”

Company director duties in a changing world

Africa Edition – Today’s top story: To stay in the game directors need to rewire corporate missions and bring new faces to the table View in browser Africa Edition | 22 April 2022 [image: The Conversation] The climate crisis is affecting weather patterns across the world, wreaking destruction and destroying … Continue reading “Company director duties in a changing world”

The Earth Day action oil companies don’t want you to take

*It’s Earth Day again. *This means it’s a year since: Joe Biden convened world leaders for an urgent climate summit. Boris Johnson said we should “build back greener.” Justin Trudeau said Canada would “lead in the fight against climate change.” *In the 365 days since, all three of them — … Continue reading “The Earth Day action oil companies don’t want you to take”

Not your parents’ carbon capture

April 21, 2022

In climate news today… Tesla’s solar deployments plummet 48%. Grocers, investors urged to drop world’s largest meat supplier. Bankers warn [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Tesla’s solar deployments plummet 48% . – Grocers, investors urged to drop world’s largest meat supplier . – Bankers warned about implausible carbon … Continue reading “Not your parents’ carbon capture”

COP27 the next battleground for climate justice and damage compensation

COP27 the next battleground for climate justice and damage compensation Tracy-Lynn Field is Claude Leon Chair in Earth Justice and Stewardship. Professor Field is an enrolled advocate and Professor in the Wits School of Law Amid the flurry of necessary national introspection over the Durban floods, we must not lose … Continue reading “COP27 the next battleground for climate justice and damage compensation”

Small Steps – Big Impact – Sustainability Summit

Small Steps – Big Impact ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ [image: It’s no secret that we’re facing an unprecedented climate crisis, but not all hope is lost. In fact, experts agree that even the smallest consistent actions … Continue reading “Small Steps – Big Impact – Sustainability Summit”

African power saving the UK!

Sahara solar could soon rescue Britain’s broken energy system A new energy order based on cheap desert solar will undercut and replace Opec and Russia’s oil hegemony AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD 20 April 2022 • 6:00am[image: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard] [image: Solar mirrors at Morocco’s Noor 1 Concentrated Solar Power plant] Solar mirrors at … Continue reading “African power saving the UK!”

Just launched: Public Finance for Energy Database 🎉

April 20, 2022

Today Oil Change International launched its *Public Finance for Energy Database* 🎉 at energyfinance.org. This is the only publicly available database tracking public finance flows for energy that covers more than one country or institution. It gathers over 14,000 transactions totalling nearly $2 trillion from G20 bilateral development finance institutions … Continue reading “Just launched: Public Finance for Energy Database 🎉”

Cashing in on catastrophe

In climate news today… Demand for fossil fuels surges as war roils markets. Solar may generate half of the world’s power by 2050. Glencore [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Demand for fossil fuels surges as war roils markets . – Solar may generate half of the world’s power … Continue reading “Cashing in on catastrophe”

Verra – April Newsletter

View this email in your browser Newsletter April 2022 Dear Peter, Welcome to Verra’s April Newsletter. At the outset, we want to acknowledge that the unprecedented growth of the carbon market has prolonged processing times for project listings, project registrations, and credit issuances in Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program. … Continue reading “Verra – April Newsletter”

Energy (nuclear and coal) Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa will tender for nuclear power proposals as soon as possible

April 13, 2022

Mantashe sends clear signal SA will tender for nuclear power proposals as soon as possible Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. (Photo: Leila Dougan) [image: mm] By Ed Stoddard Follow 12 Apr 2022 2 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has revealed that South Africa still plans to … Continue reading “Energy (nuclear and coal) Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa will tender for nuclear power proposals as soon as possible”

Adaptation in the UK – Noisily Doing Nothing – monbiot.com

Noisily Doing Nothing – monbiot.com —————————— Noisily Doing Nothing Posted: 12 Apr 2022 07:02 AM PDT The failure to adapt to new realities is not an accident. It’s the design. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th April 2022 We have a new term for doing nothing: “learning to … Continue reading “Adaptation in the UK – Noisily Doing Nothing – monbiot.com”

A new way to fund carbon removal

April 12, 2022

In climate news today… Texas faces rising risk of extreme wildfires. Climate change made African cyclones more severe. A high-tech tool to [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Texas faces rising risk of extreme wildfires . – Climate change made African cyclones more severe . – A high-tech tool … Continue reading “A new way to fund carbon removal”

Carbon removal’s hard problems

April 11, 2022

In climate news today… Liberia’s capital defends itself against rising seas. Climate activists shut down London’s tower bridge. Rains driv [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Liberia’s capital defends itself against rising seas . – Climate activists shut down London’s tower bridge . – Rains drive lotus infestation in … Continue reading “Carbon removal’s hard problems”

IPCC: We can tackle climate change if big oil gets out of the way | US news | The Guardian

April 8, 2022

IPCC: We can tackle climate change if big oil gets out of the way Experts say criticism of oil and gas’s ‘climate-blocking activities’ cut from final draft, reflective of industry’s power and influence [image: The report made clear that the obstacles to action over the climate crisis are politics and … Continue reading “IPCC: We can tackle climate change if big oil gets out of the way | US news | The Guardian”

Top IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report Findings | World Resources Institute

6 Takeaways from the 2022 IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report April 4, 2022 By Clea Schumer , Sophie Boehm , Taryn Fransen , Karl Hausker and Carrie Dellesky Cover Image by: Raphael Pouget Finding Topic Climate – Social – Email

Crypto’s attempt to fix offsets backfires

April 7, 2022

In climate news today… Startup made cheap power a burden for poor villagers. U.K. bets big on nuclear, wind in energy security push. China [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Startup made cheap power a burden for poor villagers . – U.K. bets big on nuclear, wind in energy … Continue reading “Crypto’s attempt to fix offsets backfires”

Climate action must happen now

April 6, 2022

What matters in science | View this email in your browser Tuesday 5 April 2022 [image: Nature Briefing] Hello *Nature *readers, Today we hear that extreme steps are needed to avert climate disaster. Plus, we consider nine research priorities to address issues with cryptocurrencies and learn that controversial ‘CRISPR-baby’ scientist … Continue reading “Climate action must happen now”

Making Africa’s cities fit for purpose

April 4, 2022

Africa Edition – Today’s top story: COVID shutdowns exposed flaws in Uganda’s transport system: how to fix them View in browser Africa Edition | 4 April 2022 [image: The Conversation] The ability for people, goods, and services to move in cities is what helps unlock the benefits of urbanisation – … Continue reading “Making Africa’s cities fit for purpose”

Keystone Actors, IPCC & Supercharged Climate

March 31, 2022

ESI Quicker Bites March 2022 View this email in your browser Keystone Actors, IPCC and Supercharged Climate ESI Quicker Bites March 2022 *Scientists and corporates (‘keystone actors’) for biosphere sustainability * The project reported on in this paper set out to pursue the question of whether and how major transnational … Continue reading “Keystone Actors, IPCC & Supercharged Climate”

Bankers still love coal

March 30, 2022

Perhaps these bankers and their customers don’t have children or grandchildren and so don’t worry about the future? Bloomberg’s Good Business [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – How a bond becomes green . – Antarctica heat wave brings enormous temperature jump . – Losses from catastrophes reached $270 billion … Continue reading “Bankers still love coal”

REN 21 – Global Status Report 2022 Peer Review is now live!

March 29, 2022

Review the full report draft before 10 April. Click to open this email in your browser GSR2022 Peer Review is now live! We are happy to announce that the full draft of REN21’s annual *Renewables Global Status Report *is now available for peer review, and you have until *10 April 2022* to … Continue reading “REN 21 – Global Status Report 2022 Peer Review is now live!”

SOUTH AFRICA’S CENTRAL CLIMATE MITIGATION POLICY INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE POWER SECTOR – Meridian March 2022

March 28, 2022

SOUTH AFRICA’S CENTRAL CLIMATE MITIGATION POLICYINSTRUMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE POWERSECTOR – Meridian March 2022 Authored by Emily Tyler and Lonwabo Mgoduso EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • South Africa is in the process of finalising a domestic climate policy architecture comprising both regulatory and pricing instruments to implement the country’s climate … Continue reading “SOUTH AFRICA’S CENTRAL CLIMATE MITIGATION POLICY INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE POWER SECTOR – Meridian March 2022”

New energy security task force must not expand fossil gas production or lead to investments in long-lived infrastructure

March 26, 2022

Laurie posted: “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2022 Contacts: Laurie van der Burg, laurie@priceofoil.org (based in Brussels) Collin Rees, collin@priceofoil.org (based in United States) Oil Change Int’l: New energy security task force must not expand fossil gas ” New post on *Oil Change International* New energy security task force must … Continue reading “New energy security task force must not expand fossil gas production or lead to investments in long-lived infrastructure”

Inaugural MENA Climate Week – Side Event March 28

This MENA Climate Week Side event will discuss the potential of carbon pricing policies in the circular economy toolbox to drive decarbonization. Side Event MENA CLIMATE WEEK The circular carbon economy has gained attention across the Middle East and beyond since the G20 endorsed the concept in 2020. To achieve … Continue reading “Inaugural MENA Climate Week – Side Event March 28”

IEA wants mandate broadened to include critical minerals to avert new Russia-like vulnerabilities

March 24, 2022

IEA wants mandate broadened to include critical minerals to avert new Russia-like vulnerabilities [image: IEA executive director Fatih Birol] IEA executive director Fatih Birol 23RD MARCH 2022 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The head of the International Energy … Continue reading “IEA wants mandate broadened to include critical minerals to avert new Russia-like vulnerabilities”

Paris just endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty!

A wave of cities around the world have called for a global treaty to manage a fast and just transition away from fossil fuels in recent weeks. Read this update for all the latest news. Email not displaying? View in your browser View in Spanish Dear Peter, I wanted to … Continue reading “Paris just endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty!”

Register for the 6th Carbon Removal Ecosystem Meeting, April 6th!

March 21, 2022

Regards, Peter Atkins Mobile +27 (0) 74 104 2944 www.crediblecarbon.co.za ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Puro earth Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 at 16:14 Subject: Register for the 6th Carbon Removal Ecosystem Meeting, April 6th! To: Microsoft purchased CORCs again! [image: Puro logo] [image: Biochar image] *Welcome to the 6th … Continue reading “Register for the 6th Carbon Removal Ecosystem Meeting, April 6th!”

Standard Bank halts new coal-power funding, but backs gas as ‘transition fuel’

March 17, 2022

Standard Bank halts new coal-power funding, but backs gas as ‘transition fuel’ [image: Standard Bank Group Corporate and Investment Banking CEO Kenny Fihla] Standard Bank Group Corporate and Investment Banking CEO Kenny Fihla 16TH MARCH 2022 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE … Continue reading “Standard Bank halts new coal-power funding, but backs gas as ‘transition fuel’”

Gastastrophe – George Monbiot

March 14, 2022

Gastastrophe 14th March 2022 Share Thanks to a series of astonishingly foolish decisions, Europe has allowed Vladimir Putin to control much of its energy supply. Here’s what it needs to do. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th March 2022 As Russia threatens to cut off the fossil gas … Continue reading “Gastastrophe – George Monbiot”

Ocean energy bounces back with increased investment & installations in 2021

March 10, 2022

OEE releases its Key Statistics & Trends report for 2021, showing that activity in the sector is back to pre-pandemic levels View this email in your browser *Press Release* Thursday, 10 March 2022, Brussels oceanenergy.eu – @OceanEnergyEU *Ocean energy bounces back with increased investment and installations in 2021* *Ocean energy … Continue reading “Ocean energy bounces back with increased investment & installations in 2021”

As US and UK move to wean themselves off Putin’s gas, it’s time to invest in renewables

Andy Rowell posted: ” In war time, things seem to move at a different pace. The world has changed fundamentally over the last two weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine to unleash its bloody illegal war on an innocent population. Thousands have now been killed with some two mi” New post … Continue reading “As US and UK move to wean themselves off Putin’s gas, it’s time to invest in renewables”

Fedgroup’s app-based impact investing platform helps farmers to see the green shoots

March 9, 2022

Fedgroup’s app-based impact investing platform helps farmers to see the green shoots A hydroponic vegetable greenhouse. (Photo: iStock) [image: mm] By Neesa Moodley Follow 07 Mar 2022 0 Fedgroup’s impact investing platform, launched on the Fedgroup app just three years ago, has had inflows of R145-million from 14,300 retail investors … Continue reading “Fedgroup’s app-based impact investing platform helps farmers to see the green shoots”

Locked Out of a Just Transition: Fossil Fuel Financing in Africa

March 3, 2022

OCI Team posted: ” Published by Oil Change International, BankTrack, and Milieudefensie. March 2022 Our new report, “Locked Out of a Just Transition: Fossil Fuel Financing in Africa” reveals the scale of financial support provided by commercial banks, development ” New post on *Oil Change International* Locked Out of a … Continue reading “Locked Out of a Just Transition: Fossil Fuel Financing in Africa”

A Global Plastics Treaty ✊

March 2, 2022

Learn about how you can support a Global Plastics Treaty, and more in this month’s newsletter View in browser This February newsletter is packed with news updates of activities taken by Greenpeace supporters and volunteers across Africa. The highlight is of course the United Nations Environment Assembly happening this week. … Continue reading “A Global Plastics Treaty ✊”

Solar panels can do more than generate energy

February 24, 2022

[image: Imagine: the planet with climate action] Collaboration between Sheffield University, World Agroforestry and Kenya’s Latia Agripreneurship Institute (LAI) has produced promising results for a new kind of farming: agrivoltaics. By positioning solar panels above open fields sown with arable crops in semi-arid Kajiado (a 90-minute drive from Nairobi), the … Continue reading “Solar panels can do more than generate energy”

The ‘resource curse’ means the discovery of oil and gas and the unfulfilled promises of resource-based economic development

The ‘resource curse’ means the discovery of oil and gas and the unfulfilled promises of resource-based economic development The discovery of oil is not always a boon for countries. In many nations, the ‘resource curse’ means that the proceeds of such finds do not make their way into development that … Continue reading “The ‘resource curse’ means the discovery of oil and gas and the unfulfilled promises of resource-based economic development”

Godongwana brings South Africa the good, the bad and very little ugly – Carbon price to increase to USD20/t by 2026 (USD1/year).

Godongwana brings South Africa the good, the bad and very little ugly Extract: – The carbon price will increase to $20 per tonne by 2026. To move South Africa to net-zero emissions by 2050, the government plans to progressively increase the carbon price by $1 each year and the basic … Continue reading “Godongwana brings South Africa the good, the bad and very little ugly – Carbon price to increase to USD20/t by 2026 (USD1/year).”

Response to Ukraine crisis is not more oil and gas drilling, but investing in renewables

Andy Rowell posted: “As I write, the dire threat of war once again hangs over Europe, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the self-proclaimed republics in Luhansk and Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine and ordered his troops over the border. Putin’s declaration comes” New post on *Oil Change International* Response to … Continue reading “Response to Ukraine crisis is not more oil and gas drilling, but investing in renewables”

📅 Global RENdez-vous: Building the Clean Energy Workforce

February 22, 2022

Achieving renewable energy at scale will require a host of factors. One of the most critical of these is people. Wednesday 23 February 2022 Global RENdez-vous: Building the Clean Energy Workforce Achieving renewable energy at scale will require a host of factors. One of the most critical of these is … Continue reading “📅 Global RENdez-vous: Building the Clean Energy Workforce”

Climate change responses: Human behaviour is the missing piece

[image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Scientists warn of Tesla German factory’s water risks . – EU watchdog slams investment sector on ESG . – China approves three new billion-dollar coal mines . [image: Akshat Rathi’s Net Zero] Looking at the climate future we face, you’d be well within … Continue reading “Climate change responses: Human behaviour is the missing piece”

ACDI’s Monthly Early Career Researcher Newsflash

February 21, 2022

Climate Change & Development News and Opportunities View this email in your browser *ACDI’s Monthly Early Career Researcher Newsletter* We have another packed newsletter this month for our early career researchers, with loads of news, publications and research opportunities related to climate change and development on the African continent. If … Continue reading “ACDI’s Monthly Early Career Researcher Newsflash”

Formal introduction to Parliament, and latest changes

Friday 18 Feb saw the official introduction of the Bill (attached) to the National Assembly, having been reviewed by the State Law Advisor. The text of the Bill is largely the same as the version published in October last year, with notable changes being: – All references to *persons exceeding … Continue reading “Formal introduction to Parliament, and latest changes”

[H2]Minister Blade Nzimande releases hydrogen roadmap to a greener future for South Africa

February 18, 2022

Blade Nzimande launches hydrogen roadmap to a greener future for South Africa Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande. (Photo: Leila Dougan) [image: mm] By Sasha Planting Follow 17 Feb 2022 2 South Africa has much catching up to do when it comes to the development of … Continue reading “[H2]Minister Blade Nzimande releases hydrogen roadmap to a greener future for South Africa”

Verra – February Newsletter

Read on for stakeholder news, including proposed VCS Program updates, Requests for Proposals, and more. Newsletter – February 2022 View this email in your browser [image: VCS Email Banner] Dear Peter, Welcome to Verra’s February Newsletter! Please see below for this month’s stakeholder news, including proposed VCS Program updates, a … Continue reading “Verra – February Newsletter”

American gas lobby spins Ukraine crisis to push for expansion of dirty US LNG

February 16, 2022

Andy Rowell posted: ” There are always those who will want to profit from war or the threat of war, as unscrupulous as it may seem. And for the American oil and gas industry there is no exception. As Ukraine and Russia stand on the brink of a potentially lethal … Continue reading “American gas lobby spins Ukraine crisis to push for expansion of dirty US LNG”

Methane is worse than you think

February 15, 2022

In climate news today… Louisiana investigates massive plume. Vegan cheese makers aim for better melt. COP27 host wants Africa prioritized. [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Louisiana investigates massive plume. – Vegan cheese makers aim for better melt. – COP27 host wants Africa prioritized. [image: Akshat Rathi’s Net Zero] … Continue reading “Methane is worse than you think”

NFTs are an eco disaster – can they be fixed?

February 10, 2022

+ why green charities should be wary ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ … Continue reading “NFTs are an eco disaster – can they be fixed?”

Methane is spiking ‘dangerously fast’

February 9, 2022

What matters in science | View this email in your browser Tuesday 8 February 2022 [image: Nature Briefing] Hello *Nature *readers, Today we learn about a spike in atmospheric methane emissions, discover the first glimpse of a black hole wandering alone in space and explore how to safeguard the Internet … Continue reading “Methane is spiking ‘dangerously fast’”

Mminele appointed to mobilise $8.5bn climate finance for just transition

Mminele appointed to mobilise $8.5bn climate finance for just transition [image: Daniel Mminele] Daniel Mminele 8TH FEBRUARY 2022 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ President *Cyril Ramaphosa* has appointed former South African Reserve Bank (SARB) deputy governor *Daniel Mminele* … Continue reading “Mminele appointed to mobilise $8.5bn climate finance for just transition”

9 Feb 📅 #RENdezvousAfrica: What Could an African Green Deal Look Like?

Join us for the next RENdez-vous Africa to discuss how a “green deal” could look like in the African context. Wednesday 9 February 2022 What Could an African Green Deal Look Like? Join us for the next RENdez-vous Africa to discuss how a “green deal” tailored to the African context … Continue reading “9 Feb 📅 #RENdezvousAfrica: What Could an African Green Deal Look Like?”

How to avoid dodgy carbon offsets

February 8, 2022

In climate news today… Glaciers contain less ice than thought. Corporate net-zero plans don’t add up. Gas companies eye green debt. Europe [image: Bloomberg] In climate news today… – Glaciers contain less ice than thought. – Corporate net-zero plans don’t add up. – Gas companies eye green debt. [image: Akshat … Continue reading “How to avoid dodgy carbon offsets”

Fwd: 📅 Global RENdez-vous: Building the Clean Energy Workforce

February 4, 2022

Wednesday 23 February 2022 Global RENdez-vous: Building the Clean Energy Workforce Achieving renewable energy at scale will require a host of factors. One of the most critical of these is PEOPLE. While a shift towards green jobs is underway and the number of clean energy jobs has grown exponentially in … Continue reading “Fwd: 📅 Global RENdez-vous: Building the Clean Energy Workforce”

Carbon Colonialism – monbiot.com

February 2, 2022

Carbon Colonialism – monbiot.com —————————— Carbon Colonialism Posted: 31 Jan 2022 02:55 AM PST Predatory corporations are making a mockery of natural climate solutions, as they grab land and bamboozle the public. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th January 2022 There is nothing that cannot be corrupted, nothing … Continue reading “Carbon Colonialism – monbiot.com”

Fwd: Carbon Market Prices Update by February 28 – Report Carbon Trades Now to Ecosystem Marketplace

2021 was a historic, record-breaking year for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM). With 2021 trades reported by 102 of 176 EM Respondents through the end of October, Ecosystem Marketplace reported that the VCM had already exceeded $1 Bn . Report 2021 Full Year Transactions by Feb. 28. While this was … Continue reading “Fwd: Carbon Market Prices Update by February 28 – Report Carbon Trades Now to Ecosystem Marketplace”

DMRE calls for public comment on draft Domestic Carbon Offset Standards

January 31, 2022

DMRE calls for public comment on draft Domestic Carbon Offset Standards 27TH JANUARY 2022 BY: DONNA SLATER  CREAMER MEDIA CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER Draft-Framework-for-Approval-of-Domestic-Standards-for-Public-Comment The Department of Mineral Resources  and Energy  (DMRE) has published the Draft Framework for the Development, Assessment and Approval of Domestic Carbon Offset Standards for public … Continue reading “DMRE calls for public comment on draft Domestic Carbon Offset Standards”

Water-sipping showers for a parched world

January 30, 2022

By Todd WoodyImagine taking a long, hot shower without wasting water and energy.That’s the guilt-free promise of a recirculating shower, whi [image: Bloomberg] By Todd Woody Imagine taking a long, hot shower without wasting water and energy. That’s the guilt-free promise of a recirculating shower, which continuously filters, sterilizes and … Continue reading “Water-sipping showers for a parched world”

DMRE calls for public comment on draft Domestic Carbon Offset Standards

January 28, 2022

www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dmre-calls-for-public-comment-on-draft-domestic-carbon-offset-standards-2022-01-27 DMRE calls for public comment on draft Domestic Carbon Offset Standards 27th January 2022 BY: DONNA SLATER CREAMER MEDIA CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has published the Draft Framework for the Development, Assessment and Approval of Domestic Carbon Offset Standards for public … Continue reading “DMRE calls for public comment on draft Domestic Carbon Offset Standards”

Shell’s landmark Canadian CCS project “emitting more greenhouse gases than it is capturing”

January 26, 2022

Andy Rowell posted: ” For decades, as our world has warmed, the oil industry has done everything in its power to continue the status quo. As our ongoing climate emergency increased the need for urgent action, the industry tried to spin its way out of trouble by promotin” New post … Continue reading “Shell’s landmark Canadian CCS project “emitting more greenhouse gases than it is capturing””

Repurposed EV battery cells to become vital cog in circular economy

Repurposed EV battery cells to become vital cog in circular economy – Revov [image: Image of Revov 2nd LiFe installation] *Photo by* Elmorex Revov installation at Shikwaru Lodge 25TH JANUARY 2022 BY: IRMA VENTER CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ … Continue reading “Repurposed EV battery cells to become vital cog in circular economy”