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Biofuels will pave the way for greener shipping

While it has been a tumultuous past year with the COVID-19 pandemic, the transformation of the marine fuels market  continued at pace. The International Maritime  Organisation’s (IMO)  decarbonisation targets of a  50% reduction in emissions  from 2008 levels by 2050,  and a minimum reduction in  carbon intensity per transport  usage of 40% by 2030,  compared […]

Biorefinery to reopen on back on UK E10 plans

Vivergo Fuels site in Hull will be re-opening following an announcement by the Department for Transport that E10 petrol will be introduced at pumps across the UK from September. Established in 2012, the site was the only dedicated bioethanol plant in the UK and represented the second largest infrastructure project after the Olympics. However, in […]

United Airlines Launches Eco-Skies Alliance Program for sustainable fuel use

United Airlines announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind Eco-Skies Alliance program focused on moving the aviation industry toward a more sustainable future. The carrier has teamed with more than a dozen leading global corporations to collectively contribute toward the purchase of approximately 3.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this year. With a nearly […]

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system. So far 17 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have adopted laws or executive orders setting goals for reaching 100% clean electricity by 2050 or sooner. And 46 U.S. utilities have pledged to go carbon-free. Now the Biden administration and some members […]

Congress Passes Spending Bill With Solar, Wind Tax Credit Extensions

The U.S. Congress on Monday passed a massive spending bill that includes $35 billion in energy research and development programs, a two-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit for solar power, a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind power projects, and an extension through 2025 for offshore wind tax credits — a significant last-minute boost […]

Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment

A decade ago, 100,000 volunteers from the Senegalese villages of Casamance and Siné Saloum joined together to replant 80 million mangrove trees, the world’s largest mangrove restoration program. Ten years later, the mangroves have sequestered more than 160,000 tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking more than 100,000 cars off the road every year. The […]

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