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Coverage of net zero since June 13, 2024.

New project aims to make Atlantic Canada a greenhydrogen research hub

"...Commercially, green hydrogen is produced using a process called water electrolysis, in which an electrolyzer powered by a renewable energy source such as wind or solar splits fresh water into hydrogen and oxygen. Unlike other methods of producing hydrogen, which can involve the use of natural gas, coal, or non-renewable energy, green hydrogen does not result in any greenhouse gas emissions. A hindrance to more widespread use is that commercial proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers require precious metals as catalyst materials on its anode (iridium) and cathode (platinum)..."

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Canadian LNG is at best a risky gamble

"...Canadian media (news and social) is full of analysts pimping for more LNG (liquified natural gas) development on the West Coast while excoriating Ottawa for holding up final investment decisions by proponents. They point to the frenetic build-out of liquefaction plants in Qatar and the US as proof for their arguments. UK-based think tank Ember argues the contrarian case and the news is not good for Canada..."

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Google falling short of important climate target, cites electricity needs of AI

"...Making that electricity by burning coal or natural gas emits greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide and methane, which warm the planet, bringing more extreme weather..."

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Ottawas EV mandate may destroy Canadian auto industry: op-ed

"...According to energy transition and net zero enthusiasts, the future looks bright for electric vehicles (EVs). So bright that the federal government and some provincial governments have had to offer some $15 billion in subsidies to prompt carmakers to develop Canadian production facilities while also offering lavish subsidies to get people to buy EVs. And since even that isnt enough, according to a Trudeau government mandate, all new light-duty vehicles sold in Canada must be electric or plug-in hybrid by 2035..."

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Weyburn wind farm blows in new era of renewable energy for Saskatchewan

"...SaskPower views this project as a boost to their commitments for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and up to 3000MW of wind and solar power generation by 2035.  ..."

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Negative emissions: Scientists debate role of CO2 removal in tackling climate change

"...Of the novel approaches, he explained that biochar is the main player. This is followed by bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), which is confined to essentially two plants in the US.  ..."

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Speaking Across Boundaries: A Regulatory and Systems-Level Approach to Net Zero

"...As I suggested obliquely in an editorial last year, part of the complexity of climate changeand by extension net zerois also tied to the interaction of the distinct systems involved. From a systems theory perspective, the social and institutional systems required to combat climate change are both numerous and disparate: legal, financial, regulatory, governmental, policy-related, and more. And to further complicate matters, combating climate change requires these systems to not only work but to work together, and to do so effectively..."

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Empowering Youth Through Carbon Management Training for Canadas Net Zero Economy

"...The potential impact of the Carbon Management Training for Youth program extends beyond immediate job creation and skill development. It represents a proactive approach to addressing climate change and sustainability challenges by empowering the next generation of leaders. By equipping young Canadians with the knowledge and skills to manage carbon and energy sustainably, we are investing in a future where innovation and environmental stewardship go hand in hand..."

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Development of a Climate Resilience Training Program for Building Sector Professionals: Supporting Canada's Path to Net Zer

"...Canada's journey to net zero emissions by 2050 requires not only rapid reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, but also the commensurate adaptation to worsening climate impacts caused by our prior emissions. The rapid rate of change of the climate poses serious challenges to our climate vulnerable infrastructure. In this manner, buildings play a pivotal role in this transition, both as significant direct and indirect contributors to emissions as well as critical elements of our defense against extreme weather..."

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Saint John Energy seeks developers for first-ever solar farm

"...The solar project would also help the utility company achieve its Zero30 Initiative to help reach carbon neutrality by 2030. Fillmore says there are three key pillars associated in succeeding in their goal, which includes understanding what the electricity demand over time will be, innovating with customers to help them achieve net zero if they choose to do so, as well as understanding what the potential mix of renewable energy generation would be..."

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'Natural gas' can no longer be the default option for heating new buildings: Report

"...The report pins much of that problem on the way buildings are heated, with more than half of the furnaces and boilers in Canadian homes and commercial buildings running on fossil fuels, mostly gas. While the sector can increase the energy efficiency of new construction and speed up energy retrofits in the existing building stock, decarbonizing and largely electrifying heat will require a focus on the wider energy system..."

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Bank CEOs claim they are committed to energy transition

"...The CEOs of Canada's five biggest banks stuck to the message that they're committed to help in the energy transition as they were questioned by a parliamentary committee Thursday about their impacts on climate change. The leaders of Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, BMO Financial Group, Scotiabank and CIBC pushed back against MPs who said they were making the problem worse by funding the oil and gas industry to the tune of more than a hundred billion a year, and challenged them to cut back. "Just stop is just not an option for us," said RBC chief executive Dave McKay, appearing by video conference along with the other CEOs before the House of Commons standing committee on environment and sustainable development..."

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Sustainability Manager

"...Sustainability/ESG practitioner to join our growing Sustainability team, to play a leading role in ensuring our delivery of Aviva's industry-leading net-zero ambition across our business..."

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Analyst, ESG Reporting

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"...Stantec is seeking a Sustainability Consultant to join our growing Carbon Impact Team to support our project portfolio in the Greater Toronto..."

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"...You will bring a strong passion for sustainable investing, exceptional analytical skills and the ability to learn, as well as a drive to contribute to Sustainable..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention net zero.

North America's first net zero plant protein processing facility set to break ground in fall 2022

Duration: 5:58

"...A $225 million plant protein processing facility is to be built in Strathmore, Alberta..."

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RealAg Radio, April 5: Volatile weather, net-zero, and temporary foreign worker changes

Duration: 55:22

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RealAg Radio, March 29: Shortage concerns, trade and policy gaps, and a roadmap to net-zero

Duration: 55:22

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Grain Growers of Canada launches “Road to 2050” net-zero initiative

Duration: 13:02

"...Grain Growers of Canada has announced a Road to 2050 initiative aimed at helping the Canadian government work toward its commitment of net-zero emissions by 2050..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about net zero.

The Best Home Battery for a Net Zero Home?

"...I ended up installing an Enphase battery system, but not for the reasons you might think. So why did I go with Enphase? What took so long?And most importantly is it going to be worth the cost? ..."

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How Airlines Are Racing to Clean Up the Skies With Green Fuels

"...Pre-COVID, aviation was one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising by about 2% every year since 2000..."

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What are the 'positive tipping points' that could help us accelerate out of climate disaster?

"...Things that can happen to speed up the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in ways that humanity has so far failed to achieve..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about net zero relevant to the latest news.

Assessing the decarbonization roadmap of a RoPax ferry

"...In this study, we investigate the environmental and economic performance of marine diesel oil (MDO), liquified natural gas (LNG), liquified biogas (LBG), and a mixture of LNG and LBG..."

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Exploring long-term mitigation pathways for a net zero Tajikistan

"...The Paris Agreement encourages Parties to prepare and submit long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LT-LEDS) to the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)..."

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Decarbonization via Nature-Based Solutions: National Policy and International Practice

"...Realizing this potential requires significant targeted work to adjust the regulation and reprioritization of forest management?from extracting wood from forests for processing to integrated forest management, including quantification and monetization of forest carbon sequestration ecosystem services..."

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Energy in the backseat? Investigating decarbonization dialogue in supply chain tweets during and after COVID-19

"...Pollution and waste caused by plastics, fuel consumption, reduction in greenhouse gas emission are some of the key topics that emerged during pandemic times..."

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Hybrid and Modified Harmony Search Optimization application in economic load dispatch with integrated renewable source

"...Nowadays researchers are moving toward, developing and demonstrating net zero emission (CO2 emission) renewable energy sources (like solar energy, wind power, Hydro plant and more) technologies..."

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Emerging Global Trends in the Potential of Nanotechnology for Achieving the Net Zero Goals

"...To achieve climate neutrality, nanotechnology is essential because it promotes the creation of cutting-edge, potentially game-changing technologies that have no negative effects on biodiversity and ecosystems..."

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Review of carbon capture and storage technologies in selected industries: potentials and challenges

"...Various industries around the world recognize the importance of achieving Net Zero Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emission by 2050..."

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Can green finance facilitate Industry 5.0 transition to achieve sustainability? A systematic review with future research direct

"...The research domain gave six major themes: Green Innovations (GI), Green Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Circular Economy (CE), Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM), Emerging Economies, and Net Zero Economy (NZE)..."

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Transformative power production futures: citizen jury deliberations in Saskatchewan, Canada

"...Background Transforming power production systems to achieve net zero emissions and address climate change will require deep structural changes, partially dependent on community perceptions of the necessary energy transition..."

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Trees on smallholder farms and forest restoration are critical for Rwanda to achieve net zero emissions

"...If national greenhouse gas emissions remain at the level of 2019, agroforestry (~61% of national area coverage) and continued restoration of degraded natural forests (~0..."

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Potential long-term, global effects of enhancing the domestic terrestrial carbon sink in the United States through no-till and

"...Here, we use an integrated energy-economy-land-climate model to comprehensively assess the global land, trade, and emissions impacts of an adoption of domestic no-till farming and cover cropping practices based on carbon pricing..."

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