With Concrete, Less Is More

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 21:48:31 +0000

Demand Changes Can Drive The Future Of Zero-Carbon Concrete As world leaders convene at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos to discuss global issues including climate change, they will spend the day surrounded by concrete. Houses, skyscrapers, roads, freeways, bridges, sidewalks, water systems, dams, and more rely on concrete for its unrivaled strength […]

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Buy Clean Takes Center Stage at U.S. DOT & Other Agencies

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:17:55 +0000

Both the Biden administration and Congress recognize the importance of investing big in a clean and globally competitive industrial manufacturing base. A cornerstone of that effort is leveraging the federal government’s purchasing power to buy cleaner concrete, steel, and other industrial materials to catalyze market transformation. The Biden administration has already laid vital groundwork to do […]

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$5.4 Million To Research Turning Buildings Into Carbon Storage Structures

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:50:19 +0000

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been selected to receive over $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the development of technologies that can transform buildings into carbon storage structures. The funding is part of ARPA-E’s Harnessing Emissions into Structures Taking Inputs from the Atmosphere (HESTIA) program, which […]

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Greening Cement & Steel, the Building Blocks of Our Civilization

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 14:00:19 +0000

A recent report in Nature not only highlighted the need for greening the building blocks of our civilization, but also made some strong suggestions for how to do so. “Cement and steel are essential ingredients of buildings, cars, dams, bridges and skyscrapers. But these industries are among the dirtiest on the planet. Production of cement […]

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Cement’s CO2 Emissions Are Solved Technically, But Not Economically

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:45:56 +0000

Cement is the gray glue that binds our cities and industries together. It makes tall buildings possible and foundations strong. It helps us bridge rivers and valleys and keeps wind turbines upright. We don’t have a replacement for it. It’s not going anywhere

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The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 02:12:31 +0000

The following are the climate change solutions or approaches that I see from my investigations and discussions as gaining consensus and consilience on their viabiilty. It’s not the how, but the what

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#EC2019 Part 3: Is Building Energy Efficiency Overrated?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 01:00:59 +0000

While efficient buildings are good, there are limits to how much should be invested in energy efficiency programs compared to decarbonizing electricity, electrifying everything, and ensuring buildings are built with low-carbon materials

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New Report Reveals The Most Energy-Intensive Industries In Denmark

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 03:30:24 +0000

In a new report, based on the newest Danish statistics, Thea Gehrchen from GreenMatch.dk has summed up just how much energy the different industries in Denmark consume, which comes in quite handy while we wait for our new government to release a new proposal for a national climate law for the country, with binding targets no less

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