(National Research Council of Science & Technology) Green hydrogen, a source of clean energy that can be generated without using fossil fuels, has recently gained immense attention as it can be potentially used to promote carbon neutrality. Korean researchers have succeeded in improving the efficiency of unitized regenerative fuel cells that can be used to efficiently produce green hydrogen and generate power.
(Aalto University) Carbon footprint declarations are used in construction to ease product selection for low carbon building, but these standards don't yet exist for green elements like soil, bushes and plants. A new study led by Aalto University is the first to map out how green infrastructure can be a resource for cities on the path to carbon neutrality.
Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota’s standalone venture capital fund, has dropped the “AI” and is reborn as, simply, Toyota Ventures. The fund is commemorating its new identity by investing an additional $300 million in emerging technologies and carbon neutrality via two early-stage funds: the Toyota Ventures Frontier Fund and the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund.  The introduction […]
As the government pushes carbon neutrality, venture capital firms are increasingly setting up cleantech funds to back novel companies
Crypto mining in Sichuan could face increased scrutiny from authorities as they look towards carbon neutrality; Losercoin's short-lived wins.
The BBC News vertical has significantly reduced its carbon footprint by relying more on local freelance reporters. The post ‘Holding ourselves accountable’: BBC Future Planet takes steps toward carbon neutrality appeared first on Digiday.
Sunseap will use the new funds to invest in projects in the country to help with its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Also: Polestar Motors, Swiggy, Bukalapak, and more raised funds this week.
The automotive world is pushing hard to replace all combustion engine vehicles with fully electric vehicles. No matter how you feel about that, more electric vehicles are coming, and Toyota has unveiled a brand-new electric SUV concept called the Toyota bZ4X. The automaker says the vehicle is part of its global commitment towards carbon neutrality by 2050. Toyota plans to … Continue reading
(National Research Council of Science & Technology) The Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST), announced that a research team of Clean Energy Research Center, led by Dr. Hyung-Suk Oh, Dr. Yoon-Jung Hwang, and Dr. Woong-Hui Lee, has developed a sea urchin-shaped nano copper catalyst for a high-efficiency electrochemical CO2 conversion system that yields ethylene and ethanol, as well as a related system for mass production of the catalyst.
The Alibaba affiliate will set up a carbon neutrality fund to back the research and development of renewable energy and other green technologies.
This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Petaluma in California has become the first US city to ban the construction of new petrol stations and pumps as part of its plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. The City Council unanimously approved a bill to continue an existing two-year moratorium indefinitely. The city’s 16 existing petrol stations will be allowed to continue to… This story continues at The Next Web
With the 2050 deadline looming, the switch to electric is now inevitable. But we’d be fools to believe that the journey will be easy. So, in the wake of a surge of carbon neutrality announcements from car manufacturers, and continued uncertainty about what constitutes credible net-zero targets, Polestar is calling for action over aspirations. Green intentions and opaque promises all sound impressive, but climate neutrality isn’t open to interpretation. Either something is, or it isn’t. Greenwashing only serves to obstruct real progress, leading people to believe they’re making a difference when they actually aren’t. Climate neutrality can only be achieved… This story continues at The Next Web
As we know, the internal combustion engine is approaching its twilight, but Japanese carmaker Nissan has other plans. In its recent press release, Nissan’s STARC engine concept (Strong, Tumble, and Appropriately Stretched Robust Ignition Channel) claims to achieve 50-percent thermal efficiency, a noticeable improvement over a regular gas engine’s 40-percent efficiency. “In pursuit of carbon neutrality across our product lifecycle … Continue reading
Nissan Motor Co. has set an ambitious goal to reach carbon neutrality across its operations and the lifecycle of its products by 2050. As part of the effort, by the early 2030s, every all-new Nissan vehicle offering in key markets will be electrified. Nissan says that it will also pursue innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology to help meet its … Continue reading
GM says that 40 percent of US models will be battery electric vehicles by 2025.
This article was originally published by Anna Lisa Boni on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. The set-piece battle of the next ten years is taking shape. On one side, European cities, and on the other, emissions, CO2, and pollution. The goal? To achieve carbon neutrality and take one step closer to the end of the climate crisis. Cities across Europe have an arsenal of tools in this… This story continues at The Next Web
NAPOLITANO FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABILITY, FORMS WORLDWIDE CLIMATE COUNCILAn warning class shaped by University or college associated with California President Jeremy Napolitano will convene with regard to the first time today (June 9) to guide UC sustainability initiatives, using the goal of taking the university’s procedures to carbon neutrality by way of 2025.Napolitano will description the girl vision intended for UC’s possible future sustainability operate together with typically the council’s main position in this project throughout starting remarks into the President’s Global Climate Control Authorities from the UC Business connected with the President.Typically the operating conference can be certainly not start to the population.The particular authorities is co-chaired by simply Nathan Brostrom, UC’s business perversité president for company businesses, and Wendell Brase, UC Irvine’s perversité chancellor to get administration.Council people include UC representatives, individuals and out of doors experts:Typically the College regarding Colorado comes with centered about sustainability issues in homework and even insurance policy to get years, with Director Napolitano starting a new sustainability initiative throughout the autumn of 2013.Various campuses have previously met or even exceeded this kind of benchmark.In 2003, UC passed a systemwide sustainability plan, that can be an important component of campus surgical procedures.UC is the nation’s leading university or college for green constructing, exceeding 150 LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy in addition to Ecological Design) buildings throughout the system.Quartz publishes articles that:"Trump could very well encounter stiffer penalty charges regarding his or her decision in comparison with ex- presidents Bill Clinton together with George W. Bush got for his or her U-turn on Kyoto.One particular technique to retaliate might always be in order to garnishment a new border-adjustment carbon dioxide tax or perhaps contract price about Us export products.
NAPOLITANO FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABILITY, FORMS WORLDWIDE CLIMATE COUNCILAn prediction collection formed by College regarding Florida President Jesse Napolitano can convene regarding initially today (June 9) for you to guide UC durability efforts, having the aim connected with providing the university’s functions to carbon neutrality by 2025.Napolitano are going to outline for you the girl vision intended for UC’s future sustainability operate together with often the council’s key role throughout this motivation while in opening remarks for the President’s Global Climate Authority Authorities with the UC Office involving the Leader.Typically the working hard gathering will be not really open up to everyone.Typically the council is co-chaired by simply Nathan Brostrom, UC’s business vice president intended for business surgical procedures, and Wendell Brase, UC Irvine’s bassesse chancellor intended for administration.Former work together with successes incorporate:Earlier this specific yr, often the university or college authorized seeing as an Electricity Program Provider, which may give it time to present electric power to be able to some from the campuses plus health-related centres, potentially like earlier since next 12 months.UC Merced will be the sole grounds within the country where every single developing is LEED-certified.UC campuses work to be able to decrease waste in lots of ways, like extensive recycling plans, composting containers, and work for you to lower foodstuff waste.A single method for you to retaliate will possibly be to garnishment a good border-adjustment carbon dioxide tax or contract price on United states export products.inches Additional just lately, Mexico's undersecretary with regard to environmental coverage plus preparing under typically the Nieto operations instructed Typically the Brand-new You are able to Times the fact that "a carbon tariff up against the Combined Claims is usually a good solution to get all of us.
Formula One has made significant improvements in fuel efficiency with mandatory hybrid powertrains, but the race series wants to go even further.F1 wants to go carbon neutral by 2030.The series won’t go all-electric like Formula E, but plans to further decrease fuel consumption from its hybrid powertrains and undertake other projects to reduce emissions.“We believe F1 can continue to be a leader for the auto industry and work with the energy and automotive sector to deliver the world’s first net zero carbon hybrid internal combustion engine,” F1 Chairman Chase Carey said in a statement.Sticking with hybrid powertrains means F1 cars will continue to burn fossil fuels, meaning they will still produce carbon emissions.Carey’s use of the term “net zero” means the engine’s emissions may be offset by carbon reductions in other areas.