MethaneSAT for methane emission detection
A new satellite called MethaneSAT is set to be launched at the end of this year and will be able to detect and measure methane emissions and leaks worldwide from spring 2024 with unprecedented precision. What is special: there is no government contract and no commercial company behind its development. Rather, the $90 million satellite
Study finds one in five SMEs in UK are not committed to netzero
Only half of small businesses (52%) currently have a netzero policy in place – with 22% admitting this is not one of their top commitments among the cost-of-living crisis. The UK government has legislated a netzero emissions target for all sectors of the UK economy by 2050. But with the economic climate impacting the stability
Atmospheric Rivers resulting in catastrophic monsoon rain and floods
Atmospheric scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of California found that climate change has once again made its presence felt by engorging the number and strength of atmospheric rivers associated with flooding in India.
World must phase out emissions, not oil production
The United Arab Emirates said that countries should agree to phase out fuel emissions – not the production of oil, gas and coal – at the upcoming U.N. climate change negotiations that it will host this December. The comments reflect deep divisions between nations over how to combat global warming ahead of the COP28 talks.
India pressing EU for recognition of carbon certificates
India is pressing the European Union for a mutual recognition agreement for its carbon certificates and exempt MSMEs in certain sectors to insulate the domestic industry from the burden of the EU’s carbon tax, which would kick in from October this year. The EU is introducing the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) from October 1
Charging infrastructure important for transition
A robust network of charging infrastructure is vital for the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE)-based vehicles to electric vehicles, a senior government official said. Abhay Bakre, Director General (DG) of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power, made the remarks at India Energy Storage Week (IESW) 2023 in the national
EU prohibits vessels attempt to circumvent sanctions
The European Union proposed prohibiting access to its ports for vessels that attempt to circumvent sanctions on Russian oil as it seeks to deter transport of its crude and products below the price caps set by the Group of Seven nations. The measure is part of a broader package of sanctions on Russia following the
Japan firms offset CO2 from jet fuel supply chain
Japanese upstream firm Inpex and refiner Idemitsu purchased carbon credits that offset around 10,000t of CO2 emitted from an entire supply chain, including from Murban crude oil produced by Inpex and supplied to Idemitsu for it to produce 3,000t of jet fuel, as well as transportation of crude and jet fuel. Inpex is one of
Decarbonizing the logistics industry
Of late, the shipping and other industries have come under the lens of decarbonization. The logistics industry is also under increasing pressure to move forward and adopt sustainable and greener practices. According to a report by Stand.earth and Clea Mobility Collective, global delivery and e-commerce companies’ last-mile emissions amount to approximately 4.5 megatons of CO2.
KSEB proposes premium green energy tariff
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has proposed introducing a green energy tariff of ₹2.543/kWh (~$0.034/kWh) for consumers who wish to switch to green energy. The proposed tariff submitted to Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) for approval reflects the extra cost to be incurred by KSEB on additional renewable energy procurement over its average