There’s A Clear Channel For Decarbonizing Maritime Shipping, But Shipping Firms Aren’t In It

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 17:15:25 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a container ship with some batteries and plants on top under a sunny sky on a blue-green ocean, digital artBuild plug-in or battery swappable hybrid ships. Get big battery range increases every few years of the vessel’s life. Run biofuels through a generator into the battery in diminishing tonnage.

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Methanol & Ammonia Tell A Good Shipping Fuel Story, But Stop Before The Tragic Finale

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2023 14:35:52 +0000

DALL·E generated image of A bottle of alcohol and a bag of fertilizer telling each other stories, digital artIn sales pitches for methanol and ammonia for maritime fuels, the numbers don’t add up, and the omissions are glaring.

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Alberta’s Oil Sands Product Isn’t Getting Cheaper To Ship

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2023 03:07:50 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a pipeline gushing dollars, digital artCanada’s pipeline to nowhere keeps getting worse and worse for Canadians. And it’s not like anyone in Alberta is thanking the federal Liberals for buying it and tripling it for them.

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What Does The IEA 2023 Renewables Update Tell Us We Should Pay Attention To?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2023 02:51:05 +0000

DALL·E generated image of batteries and biofuels, digital artWe don’t need to make 25 times as much biofuel, we need to make perhaps four or five times as much as we do today. And we have to stop wasting it on ground transportation.

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No, There Won’t Be Nuclear-Powered Commercial Shipping This Time Either

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 17:35:32 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a nuclear reactor cooling tower on a big cargo ship, digital artNuclear for commercial ships is so obviously flawed from a business perspective that I didn’t even bother to include it in my quadrant chart of sexy vs impractical maritime decarbonization technologies.

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The Pathways To Biofuels: A Survey Of Why We Should Stop Fretting

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 18:35:58 +0000

DALL·E generated image of turning plants into fuel, digital artWe have enough waste biomass feedstock to fulfill all of our transportation needs, and the market and a bunch of bright people will figure out which ones are cheapest and lowest impact.

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A Toxic Tour Helps Convey What Fenceline Communities Experience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 21 May 2023 02:33:52 +0000

Three colleagues from the Union of Concerned Scientists and I were invited to participate in a Toxics Tour in Kansas City. The experience was extremely valuable and I recommend it, especially if you are someone like me who works on environmental justice issues but doesn’t live in a frontline community. Reading articles and books, or […]

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Capping Oil & Gas Wells In Texas Could Create Tens Of Thousands of Jobs

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sat, 20 May 2023 02:06:18 +0000

A study published by the University of Texas finds that regulating methane pollution from oil and gas sites in Texas could create as many as 35,000 jobs. Texas is the top methane polluting state in the country, and the state’s Permian Basin is one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the world. […]

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