The clean hydrogen market is poised for growth, driven by decarbonization efforts and concerns around energy security. A number of ambitious targets and roadmaps are being set out by different governments and regions. Clean hydrogen can refer to a number of routes for producing hydrogen, but the primary among them are green and blue hydrogen. Blue hydrogen refers to hydrogen produced from natural gas or coal but with carbon emissions captured. Green hydrogen refers to the splitting of water via electrolyzers powered by renewable power sources. IDTechEx forecasts that the water electrolyzer market will grow to over US$120B by 2033. Continue reading
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New ETC Insights Briefing
In its latest Insights Briefing, “Streamlining planning and permitting to accelerate wind and solar deployment”, the ETC highlights how governments, civil society and wind and solar developers can take action to reduce unnecessary delays caused by common planning and permitting barriers in renewables deployment whilst maintaining strong environmental, bio-diversity and social safeguards. Continue reading*———
Drivn: Blockchain Startup Enables Users to Earn an Income While Saving the Planet
Transport accounts for around 33% of global carbon emissions, but 48% of people are not aware of their individual carbon footprint. Drivn, the brainchild of three Danish founders, aims to change the world’s travel behavior towards a more sustainable future. Continue reading
Three reasons a weak pound is bad news for the environment
Katharina Richter, University of Bristol; Alix Dietzel, University of Bristol, and Alvin Birdi, University of Bristol
The day before new UK chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget plan for economic growth, a pound would buy you about $1.13. After financial markets rejected the plan, the pound suddenly sunk to around $1.07. Though it has since rallied thanks to major intervention from the Bank of England, the currency remains volatile and far below its value earlier this year.
‘Dark data’ is killing the planet – we need digital decarbonisation
Tom Jackson, Loughborough University and Ian R. Hodgkinson, Loughborough University
More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. This could be your multiple near-identical images held on Google Photos or iCloud, a business’s outdated spreadsheets that will never be used again, or data from internet of things sensors that have no purpose.
Land Sector Can – and Must – Reach Net Zero Annual Emissions by 2030. Where, What and How Food is Grown is Critical
To avoid catastrophic climate change, the land sector – including agriculture, forestry and natural land protection and restoration – must reach net zero emissions by 2030, according to new research from Conservation International. Continue reading