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ExxonMobil Announces Emission Reduction Plans; Expects to Meet 2020 Goals

StreetInsider.com Summary ExxonMobil said today it plans further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next five years to support the goals of the Paris Agreement and anticipates meeting year-end 2020 reductions. ExxonMobil plans to reduce the intensity of operated upstream...


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Taxation 'favours fossil fuels over renewables'

Renews.biz Summary DNV GL has called for taxation to be rebalanced in favour of renewables in order to support faster decarbonisation through sector coupling. Its new report, ‘Sector coupling: Creating an interconnected decarbonized energy system benefiting industry, the power sector and...


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The largest challenge to achieve net-zero by 2050: Decarbonising heat

Open Access Government Summary Professor Martin Freer, Director of Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham, details his thoughts on overcoming our largest challenge to achieve net-zero by 2050. Heat is the largest single source of UK carbon emissions, accounting for over...


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Green energy transition: Early and steady wins the race

EurekAlert! Summary Researchers from Aarhus University have modelled the decarbonisation of the sector-coupled European energy system using very high-resolution data. The results are clear: To reach climate-neutrality by 2050 we need solar energy. And lots of it. What's the cheapest,...


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Germany energy regulator to close 4,788MW of coal plants

Energy Summary Germany’s energy regulator says as much as 4,788MW of coal-fired power generation capacity will cease to be marketable from January 1, as part of a policy to take carbon-polluting capacity out of the market, according to a Reuters report. The move reflects Germany’s...


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UNL will aim for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Lincoln Journal Star Summary The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will begin implementing a sweeping environmental and sustainability plan that strives to make the campus carbon neutral by 2050. The 2020 Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Master Plan outlines UNL's ...


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EBRD Board Approves €950 Million Extension of Pioneering Urban Sustainability Program

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Set up in 2016 with €250 million and expanded in 2018 by a further €700 million of EBRD funds, EBRD Green Cities has mobilised significant co-finance, including €87 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for concessional funding, as well as...


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Net zero by 2040, LES Board approves decarbonization goal

LES Press Release Summary After participating in a year-long educational series on establishing a new carbon reduction goal and soliciting public opinion at the beginning of the month, the LES Administrative Board adopted a 100% net decarbonization goal by 2040 during its Nov. 20 meeting....


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Ever-Green Energy to offer free consulting to Macalester College

Twin Cities Pioneer Press Summary Ever-Green Energy, a subsidiary of St. Paul-based District Energy, will help Macalester College in St. Paul and Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania lower their carbon footprints through free enrollment in its “Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality” initiative. ...


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Vicinity Energy commits to reaching net zero carbon emissions for all operations by 2050

Vicinity Press Release Summary Vicinity Energy, the nation’s largest district energy provider, announces its plan to reach net zero carbon emissions for all of its operations by 2050 Vicinity Energy provides heat, hot water, cooling, chilled water, sterilization and humidification to over...