Airlines to Experiment With Flight Paths to Lower Emissions

Airlines to Experiment With Flight Paths to Lower Emissions

As CNN reported, airlines with flights between Europe and North America (one of the busiest global routes) will be allowed to let pilots chart flight paths across skies that have been cleared out by the pandemic with the goal of saving jet fuel and reducing emissions.  The experiment does not have a set end date […]

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Cities are Under-Measuring GHG Emissions by an Average of 20%

Cities are Under-Measuring GHG Emissions by an Average of 20%

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A study published Tuesday found that American cities are undercounting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an average of 20%.  As almost 75% of GHG emissions come from our nation’s fast-growing cities, many of whom have pledged to drastically limit their emissions, accurate data collection is more important than ever. […]

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“Super Emitters” to Blame for Half of Aviation Industry’s Carbon Emissions

“Super Emitters” to Blame for Half of Aviation Industry’s Carbon Emissions

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer  The aviation industry is a major contributor to climate change — it was responsible for 2.5% of global carbon emissions, and in 2018, the total pollutants from commercial aviation drove about 5% of warming globally.  But the majority of this pollution is the result of frequent-flying “super emitters.” A […]

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Apple and Microsoft Take Big Aim at Carbon Neutrality

Apple and Microsoft Take Big Aim at Carbon Neutrality

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be teaming up with Unilever, Starbucks, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and four other companies to form Transform to Net Zero, an initiative focused on achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As CNET reported, the team will work with the Environmental Defense Fund to share information on the best practices for decreasing carbon […]

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California to Reevaluate Its  Cap and Trade Program in the Wake of COVID

California to Reevaluate Its Cap and Trade Program in the Wake of COVID

The State of California’s 7-year-old cap and trade system is an important component of how the state plans to achieve its ambitious climate goals: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. As C2ES explained, California’s emissions trading program is […]

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Amazon Launches $2B Clean Tech Venture Fund

Amazon Launches $2B Clean Tech Venture Fund

Yesterday, online retail giant Amazon announced its  Climate Pledge Fund–a $2 billion that will invest in companies that develop innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. As the Verge explained, The fund will help Amazon and other companies adhere to The Climate Pledge initiative it started in September 2019. That pledge committed the company, and others […]

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