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Carbon emission reduction: News and technology

Post by macdoc » Sat Mar 23, 2024 2:34 am

Sugarcrete: Experts devise eco-friendly construction material from sugarcane waste
Sugarcrete’s carbon footprint is 20 times less and four to five times lighter than traditional concrete.
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Post by macdoc » Sat Mar 23, 2024 3:02 am

Not sure I thought this was even possible
An Australian farmer has held the first carbon-neutral cattle sale – here’s how it works
Seven hundred breeding cows and heifers reared in a ‘carbon neutral farming system’ sold in NSW on Thursday. But can a live cow be carbon neutral?
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Post by Svartalf » Sat Mar 23, 2024 3:15 am

If sugarcane waste goes to make lego, what will rum distilleries fuel their stills with?
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Post by macdoc » Sat Mar 23, 2024 3:52 am

I think there is lots to go around. :smoke:
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Post by macdoc » Sat Mar 23, 2024 4:30 am

This topic can also include policy and political efforts or failures to keep them out of the Climate Science thread.
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Post by macdoc » Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:41 am

US renewables’ installed generating capacity beats coal
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Solar capacity additions hit the ground running in 2024, pushing renewables’ installed generating capacity past coal, according to new US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data.

FERC reports in its latest “Energy Infrastructure Update,” with data through January 31, 2024 (which was reviewed by the SUN DAY Campaign) that solar accounted for 2,527 megawatts (MW) of new installed generating capacity in the first month of this year – or 87.3% of the total. That’s the second-highest monthly total ever reported for solar, behind only December 2023, when 4,979 MW were added.

The new solar capacity reported for January was accompanied by 320 MW of new wind capacity, as well as 44 MW of natural gas, 2 MW of oil, and 3 MW of “other.”

The new solar and wind brought the total available installed generating capacity of renewable energy sources (including hydropower, biomass, and geothermal) up to 376.33 gigawatts (GW) or 29.17% of all US generating capacity. That’s more than the installed capacity of coal (207.15 GW).
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Post by macdoc » Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:43 am

New England to become the second coal-free region in the US
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jun 07, 2024 3:11 pm

News and tech media mostly quiet after UN chief calls for ban on ads for oil and gas
Major news and tech media that have run fossil-fuel ads were largely staying quiet after the UN’s secretary general called for governments and companies to place bans on advertisements for coal, oil and gas.

“Stop taking fossil-fuel advertising,” António Guterres implored in a major speech on Wednesday after railing against energy companies for “distorting the truth, deceiving the public, and sowing doubt” about the climate crisis.

“Many in the fossil-fuel industry have shamelessly greenwashed, even as they have sought to delay climate action with lobbying, legal threats and massive ad campaigns,” Guterres said.

The Guardian contacted 11 major news organizations and tech firms who run fossil-fuel ads in some form, seeking comment on Guterres’s call for media to stop running the ads. Most did not respond to requests, with only two choosing to comment.

Guterres’s admonishment came amid fierce debate in recent years about fossil-fuel dollars in media circles. Some publications, including the Guardian in 2020, Vox in 2021 and France’s Le Monde last year, have banned oil and gas advertisements.

“This also includes not partnering with lobbyist groups whose purpose is to support fossil-fuel companies,” a Vox Media spokesperson said in a statement.

But many major media outlets, including the Washington Post, Reuters, Politico and Axios, and TV networks such as MSNBC and CNN, still feature fossil-fuel ads...
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Post by JimC » Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:22 am

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Post by macdoc » Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:21 pm

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Clean v green: ‘disgust wins out’ over eco ideals when doing laundry, study finds
Fear of being seen as unclean drives overwashing of clothes at expense of environment, Swedish scientists say
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jun 14, 2024 5:30 am

Aye. My mum has enough toxic cleaning chemicals under the kitchen sink to create a small WMD. I wonder how much chlorine she's imbibed over her lifetime.

Interesting that we don't seem to have that clean v. disgust thing when thinking about our natural environment (clean v. polluting manufacturing or tech etc) that we do about our domestic/personal environments - though perhaps it's why we find thinking about 'bleaching' the carbon away after we've emitted it easier than avoiding making the big dirty mess in the first place?
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Post by macdoc » Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:16 am

200 years in the making....AGW going to take a while to unwind :(
We're pretty careful to have biodegradeable cleaning products but not so much about reducing frequency.
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