PopMuse: Energy, Environment and Green Sectors http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ EasyJet to offset carbon emissions for all flights http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/xbQNfDvXoNY/easyjet-to-offset-carbon-emissions-for-all-flights-idUSKBN1XT0S8 http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/xbQNfDvXoNY/easyjet-to-offset-carbon-emissions-for-all-flights-idUSKBN1XT0S8 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:55:38 UTC Reuters: Environment Britain's easyJet aims to become the world's first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its entire network, it said on Tuesday after posting full-year profit towards the top end of expectations. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Don’t let the negative 20% stop your sustainability story http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/greenbuzz/~3/9JAKcaGem3w/dont-let-negative-20-stop-your-sustainability-story http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/greenbuzz/~3/9JAKcaGem3w/dont-let-negative-20-stop-your-sustainability-story Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:01:00 UTC GreenBiz There's a relatively small number of naysayers about your sustainability program. Ignore them. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ EasyJet to offset carbon emissions from all its flights https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/19/easyjet-offset-carbon-emissions-flights-thomas-cook-collapse https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/19/easyjet-offset-carbon-emissions-flights-thomas-cook-collapse Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:36:09 UTC Agencies at Environment | The Guardian Airline will also relaunch its package holiday business in wake of Thomas Cook collapseThe British budget airline easyJet is to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network by offsetting the emissions from flying.The airline said it would cost about �25m to offset the emissions in the next financial year through schemes to plant trees or avoid the release of additional carbon dioxide, though its chief executive, Johan Lundgren, said longer-term solutions were also needed. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ New solutions are needed to pair EVs and renewables http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/greenbuzz/~3/56T9JfXi3mc/new-solutions-are-needed-pair-evs-and-renewables http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/greenbuzz/~3/56T9JfXi3mc/new-solutions-are-needed-pair-evs-and-renewables Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:15:00 UTC GreenBiz New utility and third-party offerings are emerging to meet charging needs, but they are not available everywhere. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/bill-gates-energy-startup-sunlight-heliogen-solar-energy https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/bill-gates-energy-startup-sunlight-heliogen-solar-energy Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:58:43 UTC Jillian Ambrose at Environment | The Guardian Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industryBill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels.The world’s richest man is joining investors behind Heliogen, the first company to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures that are high enough to power heavy industry without carbon emissions. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/bill-gates-energy-startup-sunlight-heliogen-solar-energy https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/bill-gates-energy-startup-sunlight-heliogen-solar-energy Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:58:43 UTC Jillian Ambrose at Energy | The Guardian Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industryBill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels.The world’s richest man is joining investors behind Heliogen, the first company to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures that are high enough to power heavy industry without carbon emissions. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/greenbuzz/~3/I9GM57UT9-Q/be-prepared-energy-food-and-medicine-risk-rising-seas-engineers-warn http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/greenbuzz/~3/I9GM57UT9-Q/be-prepared-energy-food-and-medicine-risk-rising-seas-engineers-warn Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:30:00 UTC GreenBiz Sobering report from Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns governments and businesses are ill-prepared for sea level rises expected this century. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nearly all America's endangered species will struggle to adapt to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/endangered-species-us-climate-crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/endangered-species-us-climate-crisis Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:15:09 UTC Oliver Milman at Environment | The Guardian All but one of 459 species have traits making them vulnerable to rising temperatures, study findsThe climate crisis is poised to deliver a severe blow to America’s most threatened animals, with a new study finding that almost every species considered endangered is vulnerable in some way to global heating.Of the 459 animal species listed as endangered by the US government, researchers found that all but one, or 99.8%, have characteristics that will make it difficult for them to adapt to rising temperatures. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Malaysian palm oil to meet new EU food safety levels by 2021 - minister http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W-6RMwc6DiA/malaysian-palm-oil-to-meet-new-eu-food-safety-levels-by-2021-minister-idUSKBN1XT0C2 http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W-6RMwc6DiA/malaysian-palm-oil-to-meet-new-eu-food-safety-levels-by-2021-minister-idUSKBN1XT0C2 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:01:34 UTC Reuters: Environment Malaysia, the second-biggest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia, will enforce regulations to ensure that by 2021 its palm oil meets new food safety standards under consideration by the European Union, a minister said on Tuesday. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Spending on trees in UK falls despite pledges to plant more https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/spending-on-trees-in-uk-falls-despite-pledges-to-plant-more https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/19/spending-on-trees-in-uk-falls-despite-pledges-to-plant-more Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:00:09 UTC Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent at Environment | The Guardian Less than �2 per person was spent on trees and forestry in 2017-18, Defra figures showSpending on trees and forestry fell by nearly �20m a year between 2015 and 2018, when a purely Conservative government had taken over from the coalition, despite pledges to plant more trees. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said �132m was spent across the UK on trees in 2017-18, down from �151m in 2014-15. The more recent total included �32m in England, with most of the rest spent in Scotland. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/