Deutsche Post now automatically offsetting all CO2 emissions from mail transport

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Starting immediately, Deutsche Post is offsetting any unavoidable CO 2 emissions due to mail transport with investments in internationally recognized and certified climate protection projects at no extra charge. Climate protection is a core focus issue for Deutsche Post.

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Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes to include shipping CO2 in EU ETS; shipping industry to contribute to climate neutrality

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The European Commission had put forward a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO 2 emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”) and to bring it in line with new obligations under International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to monitor emissions from 2019 and report in 2020. Maritime transport remains the only sector with no specific EU commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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BNEF: net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, but big push needed

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The road transport sector could still reach net-zero emissions by 2050 through electrification, but urgent action would be required from policymakers and industry participants, according to research company BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) latest annual Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO).

NFI Industries orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks

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NFI started its electromobility journey with Volvo Trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project that began in 2019.

NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions.

White House forms Climate Innovation Working Group; on the way to ARPA-C

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President Biden has created a new Climate Innovation Working Group as part of the National Climate Task Force to advance his commitment to launching an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C). The working group will be co-chaired by the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy, Office of Science of Technology and Policy, and Office of Management and Budget. ARPA-C ARPA-E Climate Change Market Background Policy Research

Researchers and industry present interim results of the MethanQuest project

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—Norbert Brackmann, Member of the German Bundestag and Federal Government Coordinator for the maritime industry.

Report: Plastics industry will release more GHGs than coal plants in the US by 2030

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The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change analyzes data from ten stages of plastics production, usage, and disposal and finds that the US plastics industry is releasing at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases each year—the equivalent of 116 average-sized coal-fired power plants. The US plastics industry reported releasing 114 million tons of greenhouse gases nationwide in 2020; an increase of 10 million tons over 2019.

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What the EU Climate Plan Means for National Targets

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The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) sets binding national climate targets for the emissions of road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries. The post What the EU Climate Plan Means for National Targets appeared first on EV Obsession.

3.8% drop in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019; transport emissions rise

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The official data, submitted on behalf of the EU to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), show that EU Member States managed to reduce collectively their emissions by 3.8% However, CO 2 emissions from the transport sector continued their increasing trend in 2019.

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ICCT study finds LH2-powered combustion aircraft can play an important role in meeting aviations 2050 climate goals

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found that although liquid-hydrogen- (LH 2 )-combustion aircraft do not perform as well as their jet fuel counterparts, they can still play an important role in meeting aviation’s 2050 climate goals.

Industry & environmentalists tell EU the future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia

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The EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law, major shipping industry players and environmentalists have told the European Commission. In a public letter , shipping companies DFDS, CMB and Viking Cruises, commodities trader Trafigura, and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) say green hydrogen and ammonia are sustainable and can be produced in sufficient quantities to decarbonise the industry.

Tritium partners Solcon Industries to provide EV charging infrastructure in Israel & Palestine

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Tritium partners Solcon Industries to provide EV charging infrastructure in Israel & Palestine. Tritium a global developer and manufacturer of direct current DC fast chargers for electric vehicles has a strategic partnership with Solcon Industries, a dynamic power electronics company.

Consortium proposes large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICCM) as solution to global energy, food, and climate issues

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Members of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC), led by Duke University in North Carolina, have published an open-access paper in the journal Oceanography presenting the large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICMM) as an answer to pressing global energy, food and climate security issues. Climate, energy, and food security are three of the most important global challenges society faces during the twenty-first century.

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Polestar announces first partnerships for the Polestar 0 Project to develop a climate-neutral car

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Some of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers, including SSAB steel, Hydro renewable energy, ZF electric powertrains, ZKW control systems and Autoliv safety equipment, are joining forces with intent to collaborate on the Polestar 0 Project, which aims to develop a truly climate-neutral car by 2030 ( earlier post ). Lighting manufacturer ZKW will work with Polestar on climate-neutral electrical control systems and wiring.

Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it 

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Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it . Read further to know more about the climate impact of lithium-ion batteries. . Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries. Climate impact of the battery supply chain.

ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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The shipping industry increasingly is also looking to LNG as a way to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) climate goals. This would likely show that the real-world consequences of using LNG as a marine fuel are worse, from a climate perspective, than we find here.

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems road map for climate-neutrality; 35% cut by 2030 from 2019; key role of mtu engines

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems has outlined its road map for climate neutrality: Net Zero@Power Systems. Hence, sector-coupling and alignment of the power generation industry and energy-consumption industries will become very important.

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MEYER NEPTUN Engineering to cooperate with Leibniz Institute on power-to-liquid climate-neutral fuels

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MEYER NEPTUN Engineering, a new startup within the Meyer Group focused on green innovations in the maritime industry, plans to work with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock) on the establishment and operation of a development platform for power-to-liquid fuels from renewable energy and CO 2. Thus, climate-neutral fuels with high energy density can be produced for use in ships or aircraft.

CALSTART brief highlights growth of and future opportunity for California’s clean transportation technology industry

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A new CALSTART brief indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry (CTTI) in the state. Executives profiled in the report see enormous potential for industry growth in California. Require Top Performance with Strong Yet Feasible Air Quality and Climate Standards.

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Three coming DOE funding opportunities for sustainable transportation technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue three sustainable transportation technologies funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) in Spring 2021. These potential funding opportunities seek innovative research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in the pursuit of technologies that will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the transportation sector, the highest source of emissions in the United States.

Fighting Climate Change with Clean Energy

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That’s why we are always encouraged to learn about and partner with other companies that are identifying innovative ways to fight the growing climate crisis. Arcadia and EVmatch partner to offer customers a new and easy way to connect to clean energy at home.

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative to invest $1B over 10 years in low-emissions tech

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The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) will invest $1 billion over the next ten years to develop and to accelerate the commercial deployment of innovative low-emissions technologies. Led by the heads of ten oil and gas companies that aim to lead the industry response to climate change, OGCI member companies—BP, CNPC, Eni, Pemex, Reliance Industries, Repsol, Royal Dutch Shell, Saudi Aramco, Statoil and Total—together represent one fifth of the world’s oil and gas production.

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Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

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The Premier of Québec François Legault, and the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Laval region, Benoit Charette, unveiled the 2030 Green Economy Plan (PEV 2030) and its first 2021-2026 implementation plan, with an envelope of $6.7 The government estimates that this electrification and climate change project should add $2.2

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Neste providing companies in Finland a service for monitoring transport fuel emissions

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Neste is the first company in Finland to provide a service for companies and other organizations to monitor their climate emissions caused by the use of transport fuels. According to Neste’s industry survey conducted in August 2021, the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel has increased rapidly in the public sector, goods transport, and the manufacturing industry, while growth has remained moderate in other sectors.

BC government unveils climate plan

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The government of British Columbia recently unveiled its Climate Leadership Plan , targeting the reduction of net annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 million tonnes below current forecasts by 2050 and the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years. The Climate Leadership Plan will be further updated over the coming year, in response to work underway between the federal government and the provinces and territories to develop a pan-Canadian approach to climate action.

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Heliogen launches, achieves > 1,000 ?C from concentrated sunlight for industrial processes

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At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including the production of cement, steel, and petrochemicals, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from these activities.

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners advance climate-neutral eFuels development; Haru Oni pilot in Chile

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners are developing and implementing a pilot project—the “Haru Oni” project—in Chile that is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (eFuels).

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EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the European Union rose slightly in 2017, mostly because of the transport sector. The “Trends and Projections in Europe” package includes an assessment of progress towards the EU’s climate targets, preliminary EU greenhouse gas emissions estimates for 2017, a specific analysis of trends and projections in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and briefing summarizing the recent GHG trends and projections in Europe.

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Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialized countries; driven by power generation and road transport

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Global emissions of CO 2 have increased by 45% between 1990 and 2010, and reached an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010 despite emission reductions in industrialized countries during the same period. Increased energy efficiency, nuclear energy and the growing contribution of renewable energy are not compensating for the globally increasing demand for power and transport, which is strongest in developing countries. Climate Change EmissionsGlobal CO 2.

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Making Information Tech Greener Can Help Address the Climate Crisis

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivered its starkest warning ever. At the same time, it noted, there is still a window in which humans can alter Earth's climate path. Many people are not yet aware of how serious the climate crisis is and how it affects them and the world.

ENEOS begins joint study with Origin on Japan-Australia green hydrogen supply chain; MCH as transport medium

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This will be achieved by utilizing Australia’s excellent potential for cost-competitive hydrogen production due to its favorable climate conditions, including wind and sunlight, and expansive land. Maritime transport of MCH to Japan by tankers.

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KIT and Wintershall Dea collaborating to develop industrial-scale methane pyrolysis for CO2-free production of hydrogen

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Methane pyrolysis separates methane (CH 4 ) into gaseous hydrogen and solid carbon that is a valuable material for various industry branches and can also be stored safely. There are huge quantities of natural gas worldwide and it can be used in a climate-neutral way.

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Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) from the Information and Communication Industry (ICT) could grow from roughly 1–1.6% in 2007 to exceed 14% of the 2016-level worldwide GHGE by 2040, accounting for more than half of the current relative contribution of the whole transportation sector, according to a new study from McMaster University in Canada. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing

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Bosch on importance of renewable synthetic fuels to reach climate goals; e-fuels

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C above pre-industrial levels, and preferably 1.5 °C. Climate neutrality. Vehicles on the road, when powered by synthetic fuel, are ultimately climate-neutral. Even at the point in the future when all cars and trucks are powered by batteries or fuel cells, airplanes, ships, and parts of the heavy-goods transport sector will continue to rely on conventional fuels. Storage and transport. The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to 2 ?C

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UN report projects that increasing use of HFCs likely to have a significant climate impact by 2050; equivalent to current total annual emissions from transport

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Gigatonnes (Gt) of carbon dioxide (Gt CO 2 eq)—comparable to total current annual emissions from transport, estimated at around 6-7 Gt annually. The contribution of HFCs to climate forcing is currently less than 1% of all greenhouse gases. If HFC emissions continue to increase, they are likely to have a noticeable influence on the climate system. Climate and the Ozone Layer. Climate-friendly HFCs. Climate and the Ozone Layer: A UNEP Synthesis Report.

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Study from Thuringia shows 50% of harmful soot comes from local sources, 50% from long-distance transport

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From the researchers’ point of view, this underlines the need to further reduce emissions of soot that is harmful to health and the climate, as the carbon-containing particles still contribute to health hazards and climate warming even over distances of several hundred kilometers.

IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE battery-electric truck, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

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Vanderbilt meeting concludes time to begin developing climate change adaptation strategies for transportation sector

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A two-day leadership summit that brought together major stakeholders from the $1-trillion-plus freight transportation sector with climate change researchers emerged with a consensus position that despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies that will keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running in the face of the adverse impacts that seem increasingly likely to occur.

Toyota dubbed as world’s third-most obstructive company against climate policies

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Independent think tank InfluenceMap has released its Corporate Climate Policy Footprint Report, which ranks the 50 most influential companies and industry associations that are currently blocking climate policy action worldwide.

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CARB draft of updated AB 32 Scoping Plan for climate change actions post-2020; pushing for greater transportation reductions

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The Scoping Plan describes the comprehensive range of efforts California must take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and meet the state’s long-term goals to combat climate change. What steps must California now take to meet the state’s climate goals beyond 2020? An overview of the current science of climate change in the draft includes an expanded discussion of short-lived climate pollutants such as methane and black carbon.

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EU researchers develop innovative energy-efficient climate control system for electric vehicles; XERIC

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EU-funded researchers have developed an innovative climate control system (CCS) that extends the range of electric vehicles while enhancing passenger comfort. Project partners successfully demonstrated the XERIC CCS prototype under a range of external air temperatures in a climatic chamber to replicate the relevant environmental conditions. Similarly, the XERIC CCS can be easily adapted to other forms of transport such as buses, trams, trains, caravans, and boats.

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EPA: US GHG fell 0.5% y-o-y in 2017; power sector down by 4.2%, transportation up 1.21%

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The transportation sector now generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in the US—28.9% More than 90% of the fuel used for transportation is petroleum-based, which includes primarily gasoline and diesel. From 2016 to 2017, CO 2 emissions from the transportation end-use sector increased by 1.21%. In terms of the overall trend, from 1990 to 2017, total transportation emissions have increased due, in large part, to increased demand for travel.

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