Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

The voluntary guidelines, known as the climate measurement standards initiative, are designed to give banks and insurers consistent scientific advice on how to assess the risk of damage from events including bushfires, cyclones, floods, droughts and heatwaves.

Is zero-emission truck maker Nikola the new Tesla, or just hot air?

Nikola aims to revolutionize the future of the transportation sector. But with one investor claiming the group is running on empty, it has been having a rollercoaster ride on the stock exchange for the past week.Founded in 2015 by Trevor Milton, the company is mainly working on the development of trucks and pick-ups powered by […]

UK citizens’ assembly wants ‘fair’ path to 2050 net-zero emissions goal

LONDON: Taxes on frequent fliers, more wind and solar power, and better protection for nature should be key policies in Britain’s push to meet its promise to cut emissions to net zero by 2050, a citizens’ assembly advised the country’s lawmakers on Thursday.But its final recommendations in a report to parliament did not back nuclear […]

Scottish Water sets out renewables route map to net-zero emissions

“I know Scottish Water is speaking to other agencies about how they’ve come to the proposals that they’ve set out and other organisations will be considering whether they have some of the same advantages that Scottish Water does have in this regard.”

U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions

DETROIT: California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future generations.The administration billed the proposed rollback from Obama-era fuel efficiency standards as […]

JTI Vietnam aims at Net Zero carbon emissions

Over its two decades of operations, JTI Vietnam not only focuses on economic development but now also fully integrating social responsibility as well as environmental protection in its sustainable development business strategy, which are reflected through many and varied nationwide programs. JTI’s approach to sustainability is not only focused on encouraging us to make the […]

OPINION: Busting the Myth: EVs and Emission

By Abhishek RanjanThis is the sixth article in the “Busting the Myth” series aimed at breaking down popular myths surrounding the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. The series is a joint editorial initiative of ETEnergyWorld, the Climate Group and Climate Trends.The slowdown of economic activity in India has given us a glimpse of blue skies and […]

Fifth of all global CO2 emissions come from the supply chains of large multinational companies such as Total, BP and Coca Cola, study finds

Carbon footprint of MNEs in the electronics sector in 2016 (MtCO2 at both axes). The blue bars represent the carbon emissions in supply chains of MNEs in a certain country. The lines represent the carbon emissions in supply chains of large foreign affiliates of Samsung and Apple 

Criticism over BP bid to help Aberdeen City Council cut emissions

Head of policy, Fabrice Leveque, said: “Given the role BP has played in driving global climate chaos over the years, it’s only right that it now takes action to help places like Aberdeen transition rapidly to a future that is no longer reliant on fossil fuels.

Google has fully offset its lifetime carbon emissions today

In brief: Google became carbon neutral over a decade ago, but today, the tech giant pushed the envelope even further. According to a new announcement, Google has officially eliminated its ‘entire carbon legacy,’ including emissions generated before it went carbon neutral in 2007. It achieved this milestone using the purchase of “high-quality carbon offsets” to […]