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Coverage of net-zero since December 30, 2021.

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on industry sustainability, advancing net-zero ambitions

"...Reid described the level of collaboration between oilsands producers right now as “unprecedented. ” Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) — major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050..."

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on energy industry sustainability, advancing net zero ambitions Globalnews.ca

"...Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) —  major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The industry's vision of getting to that goal is anchored by a proposed major carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) transportation line that would capture CO2 from oilsands facilities and transport it to a storage facility near Cold Lake, Alta..."

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$2 million investment aims to help electrify roads

"...Windsor-Tecumseh MP Irek Kusmierczyk says climate change is putting vehicle evolution into the fast lane with the goal of a net-zero emissions future..."

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IEA head says Canadian oil can be part of transition if it gets cleaner Globalnews.ca

"...A new IEA report on Canada's energy industries praises the country for pushing toward net-zero emissions by 2050 but warns the challenge facing Canada as an oil and gas-producing country is immense. READ MORE: Oil companies ask Canada to pay for 75% of carbon capture facilitiesIEA executive director Fatih Birol says the estimate is there will still be about 25 million barrels of oil needed daily in 2050, down from about 100 million today. Birol says he wants that oil to be supplied by reliable countries like Canada that invest to produce it more cleanly..."

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Ramping up the green industrial wave Corporate Knights

"...The high energy intensity combined with the reliance on combustion-based production technologies makes the heavy industries among the most greenhouse gas intensive, as measured by tonnes of greenhouse gas per dollar of GDP. The relatively large contribution of fuel and electricity to the total cost of production in these industries provides a strong incentive to improve technological energy efficiency, to look for process innovations that require less energy, and to pursue production strategies that increase the economic value created for every unit of fuel burned. Notwithstanding the slow growth in the heavy industry sector, greenhouse gas intensities have been stable or declining in the cement, chemicals and non-ferrous metals industries..."

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Canada's shift to net-zero emissions likely to drive higher inflation, economists say

"...OTTAWA -- Solar-powered homes, electric tractors and hydrogen-cell trucking fleets: Canada has big net-zero ambitions, but getting there will require trillions of dollars in investment and will likely fuel hotter inflation for years to come, economists said..."

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Funding helps promote electric vehicle uptake in B.C. BC Gov News

"...Community groups and local governments throughout the province can receive funding through the Community Outreach Incentive Program (COIP) to educate and encourage people to switch to electric vehicles (EVs). “We’re helping to raise awareness about the many benefits of EVs in communities across B. C..."

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Three energy innovations from the journey to net-zero emissions from 2021

"...On the journey to net-zero emissions, buildings are responsible for up to 33 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Building new net-zero homes solves the challenge in new buildings, but one of the weakest links even in these super-efficient homes are the windows..."

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If companies want net-zero carbon offices, they need to focus on building materials Corporate Knights

"...The past two decades have seen the use of green buildings as an explicit tool to reduce the carbon footprint of companies. It is now commonplace for business offices to feature the latest in engineering and building operations, from energy efficiency and on-site heating and cooling, to waste reduction and recycling..."

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Event: Jumpstarting Demand for Climate Solutions

"...The International Energy Agency forecasts that roughly half of the emissions reductions to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 must come from technologies that are not currently ready for commercial markets. The First Movers Coalition focuses on accelerating innovation in eight sectors where these technology needs are concentrated: steel, trucking, shipping, aviation, cement, aluminum, chemicals, and direct air capture..."

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Five future-friendly ways sustainable design can help the planet in 2022 Corporate Knights

"...Against a backdrop of horrific climate disasters, a number of developments in 2021 offered some cause for optimism, from the International Energy Agency’s call to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to new commitments from global banks and institutional investment funds to decarbonize their holdings. A growing number of cities, including New York, are enacting rules that ban gas hook-ups for new buildings. Meanwhile, in a case that could have long-term implications for energy-inefficient design in the era of climate change, a group of San Francisco condo owners sued a developer for US$10 million because the west- and south-facing units in their all-glass curtain-wall tower overheated so severely..."

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Impacts of climate change underline work to build a cleaner B.C. BC Gov News

"...In a year marked by the escalating impacts of climate change, the Province took important steps to drive down carbon pollution and build a stronger, cleaner British Columbia for today and generations to come. This work was headlined by launching the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, a stronger and more ambitious plan to reduce climate pollution, protect B. C..."

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"...Every marginal increase in efficiency is a huge win for our team, our client partners, and the environment..."

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Podcasts

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072 | Investing in Pure Climate Stocks, with Matthias Krey

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"...rom year-end climate talks in Glasgow:..."

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071 | The Down and Dirty, Nitty Gritty of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, Part 1

Duration: 37:20

"...On the ground at year-end climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, Maria Carvalho and Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun of South Pole Climate Solutions dissect the intricacies of Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement. ..."

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A new perspective on the journey to net-zero | Amina J. Mohammed

Duration: 07:59

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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IPCC Report, Infrastructure Bill, and pressure for companies to reach net-zero

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"...Source: Carbon Removal Newsroom..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about net-zero.

Fast-Tracking Circular Solutions for Net-Zero Industries | Sustainable Development Summit 2021

"...To reach net-zero emissions from heavy industry sectors by 2050, new approaches and solutions will need to be deployed at scale across supply and demand-side industries..."

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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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Exploring Off-Grid Earthship Homes - Ultimate Efficiency?

"...But what if we could combine eco-friendly building materials, energy efficiency, and sustainability, like a passive house, but being heated and cooled by the ground without relying on the electrical grid? It's time to get on board an Earthship . ..."

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Academic Research

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Options for Colombia's mid-century deep decarbonization strategy

"...The Paris agreement called on parties to formulate long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies..."

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Is the service industry really low-carbon? Energy, jobs and realistic country GHG emissions reductions

"...We examine greenhouse gas emissions in detail for Australia, Germany, Italy, the UK and USA and find similarities for the service industry..."

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Techno-economic analysis of bulk-scale compressed air energy storage in power system decarbonisation

"...For achieving the net-zero greenhouse gas emission target around the middle of this century, these fossil fuels have to be decarbonised in the coming decades..."

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The prospects for ‘green steel’ making in a net-zero economy: A UK perspective

"...These include the prospects for carbon capture and storage (CCS), the use of bioenergy resources, hydrogen-based production, electrification, and the least desirable option of deindustrialisation (i..."

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R1224yd(Z), R1233zd(E) and R1336mzz(Z) as replacements for R245fa: Experimental performance, interaction with lubricants and env

"...Achieving the 2050 EU climate targets - an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions - requires a significant increase in the share of renewables in the current energy mix..."

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How to incentivise hydrogen energy technologies for net zero: Whole-system value chain optimisation of policy scenarios

"...The optimisation results show that both carbon budgets and carbon taxation approaches can be effective in achieving net-zero emissions, but that the details of the policy design can significantly influence overall costs and emissions..."

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Analysis of the effect of passive measures on the energy consumption and zero-energy prospects of residential buildings in Paki

"...The passive building design measures can be useful in mitigating and adapting to the climate change by increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions..."

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Development of a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm for implementing circular economy strategies in the concrete industry

"...The SCLSC model was implemented on two scenarios based on in-house or outside recycling plants to minimize the quarry of natural resources, the transportation cost, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions..."

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Role of negative emissions technologies (NETs) and innovative technologies in transition of Japan?s energy systems toward net-z

"...This paper explores the role of negative emissions technologies (NETs) in energy systems, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air capture (DAC) with geological carbon storage (DACCS) in particular, using a bottom-up energy system model TIMES-Japan that participated in the 35th study of the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum (EMF 35 JMIP) focusing on the energy transitions for the long-run climate goals..."

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Recent advances in net-zero energy greenhouses and adapted thermal energy storage systems

"...This study investigates the integration of renewable energy technologies, including solar thermal, solar photovoltaic (PV) and photovoltaic-thermal (PVT), geothermal, and biomass with greenhouse cultivation systems as net-Zero Energy Greenhouses (nZEGs)..."

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Technical Support for Long-Term Deep Decarbonization

"...According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1..."

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