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London and Bristol vow to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

Again it''s not just fossil fuels!!! When will people wake up about petrochemicals and the vital part they play in all our everyday lives. From the fertilisers that grow our plants to the face masks that protect our healthworkers to the circuitboards that power our electronic devices these and millions of other products we all want and need are made from or with PETROCHEMICALS which come from OIL & GAS. Divest all you like but don''t come complaining when there is no one left to search for, produce and refine the oil into pterochemicals and we are back on horse & cart (with the associated excremement problem) and wearing hessian undergarments. Yes LYCRA is a Petrochemical.

5 sustainability communications lessons from David Attenborough's Extinction: The Facts - The report

Great commentary well done much appreciated

Manufacturers aim for carbon-neutral cement by 2050

EMC has one product EMC-50 that reduces OPC content by 50% and uses quartz rich (73.9% SiO2) mine tailings replacing cement. It has the same 7 day strength of OPC concretes. It is the activation of the componets by intergrinding to produce a greater surface area for chemical interaction that is unique to EMC.

Yorkshire Water and Birds Eye to support carbon-capturing 'pop up rainforest'

very nice approches.....................................well done on vertical development thanks S.C.MISHRA PTPS PARICHHA JHANSHI,U.P.(INDIA) WHATTSUP 7376489800

Formula E becomes world's first net-zero certified sport series

Whilst I applaud efforts to reduce CC impacts of operations, I''m willing to bet this includes a substantial proportion of offsetting. It may well be certified, but so is forestry, palm oil etc, but wouldn''t qualify under ScienceBasedTarget.org criteria. I''d like to see them move forward using DIRECT action to reduce emissions, such as installing their own renewables, rather than passing it off to a possibly hypothetical action elsewhere.

5 sustainability communications lessons from David Attenborough's Extinction: The Facts - The report

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World's largest cement manufacturer commits to science-based targets and net-zero pathway

The cement industry has actively ignored alternative alternative "cement" production methods for the last 25 years when the risks of global warming became apparent. - EMC cement (Energetically Modified Cement) was developed over 25 years ago - OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement) finely inter-ground with sand or puzzoulanes with at minimum 50% OPC reduction (and hence carbon emissions reductions). Awards won, bridge built in Sweden 20 years ago, roads & infrastructure in Texas, USA. lowcarboncement.com Geopolymer cements mainly using ferro-siliates rocks/clays that are alternative binders particularly with mechano-chemical processing (grinding techniques) are now being produced ie. no calcination, therefore low CO2 emissions. A lot of geopolymer formulations can also avoid the use of slag from industrial metallurgy or fly ash from coal based electricity (high CO2 emissions) which is the main route for low (sic) CO2 Portland Cement. www.ciments-hoffmann.fr www.geopolymer.org

Government presses forward with plan to align 'every single mode of transport' with net-zero

Showing a picture of a cycleway, all clean an usable, look around towns and villages, check out how many paths cannot take a wheel chair or buggy, or a cycle way that was 3m now may be 2m . Maintenance is usually forgotten, all the leaves a great slippery surface. To encourage people to ride and walk make the place safer. I use equipment that solves these problems with the use of pesticides and wonder why nothing is done , each body passed the buck to an under resourced council or contractor who does the job as a afterthought.

Mark Carney: Climate considerations must be 'embedded' in every financial decision for a truly green

"...many corporates and financial bodies are waiting for credible, predictable pathways to give a sense of where the industrial structure is going for energy and transport..." The future of energy supply for all nations in a ''zero'' carbon world is low-carbon electricity generation, plus green-hydrogen production to replace all coal, natural gas and petroleum use for all heating, industrial and all forms of transport. The battle lines for the technologies to win out as the preferred option to supply the low-carbon electricity are clearly drawn. It''s either Wind And Solar Plants (WASPs) or Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). And WASPs are winning out to the tune of 99.9% in everything seen and heard in the media. Nuclear power support from professional bodies, associations and NGOs of all shades is a pathetic shadow of the prowess displayed by the multifarious backers of WASPs. But WASPs + green-hydrogen only works when humongous volumes of H2 are stored in such as salt caverns, for seasonal and diurnal backup when the Sun don''t shine and the wind don''t blow. This is done through a green-hydrogen powered P2G2P infrastructure, which has a round-trip efficiency of 30%. So even more WASPs are required to make up the missing 70%. The nuclear option though, is perfection. Electrolyser plants respond almost instantaneously to load changes, with no detriment to technical performance - it''s purely economics. Electrolyser plant costs will be heading down to US$300/kW soon, as demand is skyrocketing at the moment. So a NPP/(low cost) electrolyser combo will allow NPPs to operate at 100% availability, as they must do for maximum efficiency, and load follow both electricity demand and hydrogen fuel demand through the lightening load flexibility of the electrolyser. This combo can get paid for electricity and green-hydrogen and also for the grid service of load following, often at premium rates. And in the crazy world of having to mix with WASPs on the grid, they can get paid premium rates too, for frequency correction. What would it take to see commercial capital head the way of this combination and keep energy-inept politicians out of the process. Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) as the NPPs of choice, with build programmes of 2 years (BWRX-300); 3 years (NuScale); 4 years (Rolls-Royce). But are the NPP backers up to it? Will it happen in time, before the WASP/green-hydrogen juggernaut crushes nuclear power down to minor-player status?

Carbon prices to climb 50% over next decade following raised EU climate targets

Carbon pricing has only cut one third of one percent of CO2 emissions. Instead we need the government to be telling companies to adopt low carbon emissions. The book and website "Drawdown" lists 100 inventions that between them do so, so give it a read.

Flurry of corporate plastic announcements hints at a new normal for the circular economy

Please also see this article in the New York Times: "Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/30/climate/oil-kenya-africa-plastics-trade.html

One week left to register: edie's green recovery webinar sessions

I can''t seem to find the button actually to REGISTER. Where should I be looking?

One week left to register: edie's green recovery webinar sessions

UN: 'Business-as-usual' must be transformed to prevent collapse of nature

The one thing you learn from being part of actual change for the last 5 decades. Before you can address a negative to turn it into a positive. You first have to look at there been little success. Then comes the hard part. Is what you have in place part of the problem. As overtime humans with self-interest have learned how to use the old system to their advantage or to the advantage of a privileged few that put money and self-interest for a privileged few before the best interest of the Global community.. Means it time to apply innovation and collaboration to change what money and self interest will not and at some time like anything around as long has the UN has been. it going to have to be brought into the 21st-century to be more than it is and all that it can be or it well continue to lack the ablity to do the job it was designed to do.. COVID just showed we have no border and money now having little impact and change is coming with the young. As they been given the ablity to no longer need the money nor 20th-century thinking leadership. the Question to the UN leadership. Are you mature enough to come into the Youngs 21st-century or be seen as a retirement home for old ways of thinking..

BP: The world may have already passed peak oil

The only reliable, large scale energy source which may be used to generate electricity is nuclear energy. Having worked in this sector for 35 years before retiring, I believe that this is quite possible, but I am doubtful if such a scenario will come about, however desirable, general public acceptance cannot be taken for granted, and politicians depend on it. What mobile energy source would Climate Action 100+ propose??? Richard Phillips

FedEx plans to deliver 'future of aviation' with biofuels drive

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FedEx plans to deliver 'future of aviation' with biofuels drive

JP54,D2, D6, JetA1 EN590 Dear Buyer/ Buyer mandate We currently have Available FOB Rotterdam/Hosuton for JP54,D2, D6, JetA1 with good and workable procedure, whereby buyer will dip test in seller tank with proof of product. Kindly Contact us via (llc-globalneftegaz@ bk.ru} for SCO as soon as possible, so we can move to the next step. Contact Person:Feliks Andros Company: LLC GLOBAL NEFTEGAZ Email: llc-globalneftegaz@ bk.ru Skype: live:e4aada2885c8c198 Whatsapp:+79032245653 English Department Best Regards

Retailers sign up to co-locate on UK's first electric forecourt

Of course, they have time to spare! Batteries are not charged in two minutes!!!!! Richard Phillips

National Infrastructure Commission: Renewables could meet two-thirds of UK's energy demand by 2030

Richard, I agree that energy storage can be difficult but it is essential to accommodate the variation in demand over 24 hours, between the working working week and the weekends and the variation in sun and wind speed. The surplus electric power can be stored in huge battery farms with different technologies such as Li-ion for a quick response and limited battery life, and redox flow for longer life. Or it can be converted into hydrogen which is then stored in tanks, or converted into liquid ammonia, or pumped into deep geological formations. I also agree that nuclear power will be a very important source of our future primary energy because renewables cannot possibly supply all of it because of the limited amount amount of available land and sea. Converting our gas fired power stations to nuclear with small modular reactors (SMRs) that can be mass produced in a factory and taken to site on a heavy road vehicle saves the cost of the steam generation, turbines, generators and distribution equipment already in place, and they are already available from Rolls Royce. All this needs the Government to understand the urgency because of the time that it will take to build up our resources to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. And SMRs can be exported to other countries that do not have our years of experience in nuclear technology.

FedEx plans to deliver 'future of aviation' with biofuels drive

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Sustainability must be at the heart of C-Suite thinking for the 'new normal' in the wake of Covid-19

Great article which encapsulates all of the relevant issues and possible solutions to the Climate Crisis.

National Infrastructure Commission: Renewables could meet two-thirds of UK's energy demand by 2030

Energy storage is difficult and without it, renewables are of little good. Nuclear energy is dependable and clean. Where is the discussion, 80% nuclear power, the rest gas, preferably our own. And nuclear should be in OUR hands, as it once was, but flogged off-- bright move that. Richard Phillips

Green recovery: Why resilience through the lens of sustainability is the only strategy - Lord Debe

My contention is that whatever the business community may achieve in its pursuit of a more sustainable future, it and the advertisers who promote them have been the engines for unsustainability. The public responded by adopting this unsustainability. I recognise that many industry leaders are now moving along the sustainability path. Better late than never. But I see a huge communication gap between these efforts and public understanding of them. ''ESG'' is meaningless to the public. ''Environmental Social and Governance'' is a clumsy expression which few understand. A search of campaigning, industry and government websites produces a kaleidoscope of complexity and confusion. In particular there is very weak and confusing messaging as to what precisely individual members of the public need to do to develop sustainable habits. From much of industry the dominant message is still'' buy and use plastic. Sainsburys'' for example still merrily pushes thick plastic orange shopping bag on customer at check outs. Local authorities operate many different recycling regimes. There is still no legal requirement on non-reusable plastic makers and commercial user to take responsibility for, and make payment for, the recycling of the plastic. We are still merely scratching the surface of thee problem. During the Covid-19 crisis there has been a huge increase in the use of plastic bags due to supermarket chains making deliveries to households - and they do not have a duty to take the back when they make future deliveries. The ''Circular Economy'' is promoted using dense jargon. There are many other examples of failure to communicate with the public in simple, understandable terms, and to carry on with unsustainable habits despite fine words to the contrary. This cannot continue. In my view a new element is needed, a simpler firm of messaging for the public, firmly based on a core national policy but locally based in the local authority - and, most importantly with that national policy subject to amendment based on local experience and initiative. If there is an excellent, workable initiative by one company, or one local authority, or one group involved in practical local action, then the system of communication and learning should be flexible enough to quickly put it in the pot for wider implementation. In my view the key to success lies in public involvement. My proposal to you is that an organisation is formed called something like ''What Works for a Sustainable Future'', with a website which enables the public to report and score inititiatives and to highlight bad practice - and that this bank of data then feeds directly and regularly into national and local policy development and implementation. The strength of this proposal is that it would enable and encourage involvement of the general public, improve general public knowledge and demonstrate to the public that its voice counts, and to industry and government that it has to listen to the public. Thank you for considering my ideas. By the way, I am an ordinary member of the public with no vested interest other than that.

UK could save £1.6bn and 17,000 deaths by improving air quality, report finds

There is nothing as dangerous as living!!!!!! Richard Philiips

UK could save £1.6bn and 17,000 deaths by improving air quality, report finds



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