Electrochemistry Might Help Solve Cement’s Carbon Problem

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 23 May 2024 22:34:41 +0000

One thread I’m pulling on across industrial solutions is the ability of electrochemical processes powered by green electricity to replace industrial processes powered by fossil fuels. Today someone handed me the end of a thread leading to Sublime Systems, a Massachusetts, USA, firm that’s using electrochemistry to make low-carbon cement. … [continued]

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Last Mile Delivery Is Standardizing With Two Cubic Meter Roro Boxes For E-Cargo Trikes

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 22:55:30 +0000

In the past year I’ve been observing a trend that’s on at least a couple of continents. Delivery trikes now come without boxes of their own. The boxes are separate and they get packed in distribution centers with the intent of being delivered to a pickup point for an electric … [continued]

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Electric Trucks Are Already Lower Carbon Than Rail In Much Of North America

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 16:39:26 +0000

In 2010, I was consulting to Canadian National Railroad, at the time with the legendary Hunter Harrison as CEO. It was one of many times my decarbonization proposals bounced off of organizations, something that’s been inordinately useful in helping me understand how hardcore businesses view the space. At the time, … [continued]

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On Carbon Emissions, No Contest Between Wind Farms & Gas Power Plants

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 12:44:26 +0000

Wind farms are already winning the low carbon race, and new carbon-cutting recycling and manufacturing technologies are also emerging.

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ATCO’s Proposed Edmonton Hydrogen Subdivision Would Pay 4-10 Times Current Cost For Heat

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 16:35:23 +0000

Every time I publish an article or post something on LinkedIn pointing out the economic folly and inevitable cul-de-sac of hydrogen-for-energy, commenters drag out new examples of bad hydrogen schemes, whether as ideas they think are proving my point or examples that disprove my thesis. After publishing on Canada’s $25 … [continued]

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EU Wisely Stiffens Road Freight & Passenger Emissions Guidance

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 22:17:44 +0000

A month ago, I spent some time assembling statistics on major geographies’ split of domestic freight tonnage across different modes: road, rail, and water. I was surprised to find that road freight was so much more dominant in Europe than rail compared to other major geographies. I think of Europe … [continued]

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$25 Billion Up For Grabs In Canada’s Progress-Light, Reality-Deficient Hydrogen Strategy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 17:12:54 +0000

Over the past few years I’ve published assessments of the hydrogen strategies of multiple jurisdictions, including the United States, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, the EU, and the Canadian province of Ontario, among others. News of the German chancellor coming, cap in hand, begging for liquid natural gas and hydrogen … [continued]

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The General Motors 2023 Sustainability Report — Mixed Results, Several Disappointments

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 16:05:38 +0000

General Motors has released its 2023 Sustainability Report, a sleek and glossy 84-page, feel-good publication that showcases the company’s commitment to work toward its carbon-neutral goals. The report highlights GM’s initiatives to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption, forge strategic partnerships to enhance supply chain sustainability, and support the development of … [continued]

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Why Harvard Sees Potential In Investing In Plant-Based Innovations

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 15:25:13 +0000

When we think of plant-based innovations, we tend to think of veggie burgers and soy-based chicken. A course at Harvard, titled the “Great Food Transformation,” looked at the journey towards a sustainable, resilient food system. They discovered that such a quest is both a challenge and an opportunity. Reflecting back, … [continued]

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HVDC, Reconductoring, & Smart Balls Supercharge Grids

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 10 May 2024 18:47:44 +0000

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

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