"Der Generalsekretär bezeichnete die Öl- und Gasunternehmen als den "Giganten hinter der Klimakrise" und wies darauf hin, dass sie keine Klarheit über den Weg zur Erreichung der Netto-Null-Emissionen bis 2050 bieten, was "absolut notwendig ist, um die Nachhaltigkeit zu gewährleisten"
Surprise! #Tory party doesn't give a flying one about the environment. If you care about the #environment and reaching #netzero please vote these inept and venal clowns out in #GeneralElection in 2024.
See our latest report with the Global Registry #FossilFuels 'From #NetZero to New Zero' – Making Reserves Estimates Fit For Purpose in a Decarbonising World https://carbontracker.org/reports/from-net-zero-to-new-zero-reserves-estimates-in-a-decarbonizing-world/ #COP28
Well there’s a surprise…#Tories under #Sunak have just been telling bare faced telling lies again about the UK commitment to #NetZero and how on track we really are. Spoiler: we’re currently off the rails.
Attending #COP28 in person?
Make sure to join our event on 6 December 10am - Green Zone Main Stage to learn more about how motor sport and mobility are contributing to a just transition to #NetZero.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/fia/status/1731981221377253796 05 Dec 2023 11:17 CET
Threads reshaped for a #netzero future
A misunderstanding lurks behind #NetZero strategies in #ClimatePolicy: the idea of simply removing CO2 emissions one-for-one to “undo” them is at odds with the nature of Earth systems. New @NatureClimate article co-authored by Sabine Fuss (@MCC_Berlin).
Interesting graph from above article shows that Europe and N America now have the legacy of hundreds of nuclear power station either decommissioned or due to be decommissioned. It takes about 100 years to clear a nuclear site depending on the tech used.
We will be paying for these crumbling dangerous monoliths for generations.
“Study after study has revealed the immense potential. One, by Deloitte for the World Economic Forum, concluded that a transition to #NetZero could benefit the world economy by $43 trillion over the next five decades.
A commission of some of the world’s top businesspeople and financiers decided that similar measures could create 380 million jobs. And a report by top European institutes calculated that it could lift 3-4 billion people out of poverty.” https://mastodon.social/@glynmoody/111522897089854446
How #Biden’s 🇺🇸 #climate package is fuelling the global drive to #NetZero https://theconversation.com/made-in-america-how-bidens-climate-package-is-fuelling-the-global-drive-to-net-zero-214709
"Passage of the IRA, in August 2022, ensured a swathe of #GreenTechnologies would benefit from tax credits, loans... the #EU 🇪🇺 has responded by relaxing its rules and allowing individual states to provide direct support to #CleanEnergy companies... #Canada 🇨🇦 has also announced tax credits and programs to boost clean energy production. #Japan 🇯🇵 and #SouthKorea 🇰🇷 have announced similar programs."
The #Government’s resistance to revealing the risks in their #NetZero plans, including #RishiSunak’s private jet controversy, suggests hidden flaws. The upcoming legal battle may force #Transparency, exposing the truth. Time for #Climate accountability.
Northern Territory - Net zero policy for new gas projects abandoned after industry objected. The gas industry was the only stakeholder consulted before policy proposal was ditched by the Northern Territory Labor government, FoI documents show, reports the Guardian.
So all those blockbuster Bond movies, as well as 2012 (2009) and Elysium (2013) were actual warnings in which villainous oligarchs want to wipe out the majority of the population and have the remainder enslaved to do their bidding. 🤔
#COP28 #Musk #Bezos #Oligarchy #FossilFuels #PrivateJets #Shell #Exxon #UAE #Dubai #SultanAlJaber #Oil #Energy #Netzero #XR #klima #climate #draught #ForestFires #floods #HeatDeath #ecocide #ExtinctionRebellion #Climatecrisis #JamesBond #2012 #Elysium
"Net zero by 2050 and interim target of 70% emissions reduction by 2035 passed by NSW parliament"
Eight changes for reducing your carbon footprint
1. Electrify and share your travel
2. Eat a plant-based diet
3. Buy less, buy eco-friendly
4. Recycle. Reduce food waste.
5. Fly less
6. Install a heat pump. Switch to renewable electricity.
7. Practice energy saving
8. Invest responsibly
I've just made a follow-up post tackling these issues.
Identifying the issues faced by councils & social housing providers has been widely acknowledged & agreed.
#Labour has a broad stroke approach to the social housing crisis & its causes, but as yet haven't released the crucial details of what their plan to tackle it is.
our former EU peers
(highest but better than the UK to lowest)
We come in at number 60 worldwide.
Maybe Sunak is full of 💩?
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/fia/status/1730945348741292145 02 Dec 2023 14:41 CET
Building public-private partnerships to boost innovative #CleanTech is one of #COP28's priorities.
With the European Investment Fund, we join the @EU_Commission in the Mission Innovation initiative to foster clean energy solutions that can power us towards a #NetZero future.
*They have a green roof with gardens too!*
There are #SolarPanels on the roof that generate electricity, which is sold back to the grid.
PM Modi will also speak at COP28, being attended by several world leaders including Britain's King Charles III, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian PM Giorgia Meloni. US President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping are absent
#COP28 #NetZero #DoubleAdaptationFinance #Phase #FossilFuels #UNSecy #Gen
#EnergyTransition: Biden’s climate law triggers global shifts in #cleantech supply chain https://www.ft.com/content/8313c9e2-c57d-4ad3-943f-6271676283d9
"When US President Joe #Biden passed his flagship #climate law last year, he ushered the world into a new era of industrial policy... More than $200bn has been invested in US #CleanEnergy this year, a 37% increase... Many countries have since introduced competing incentives... #EU proposed the #NetZero Industry Act... #Canada proposed $15.5bn worth of incentives"
The puppet for #BigOil #Sunak is paraded ahead of #COP28. Latest estimates are that 26% of UK carbon emissions come from domestic homes. There is no route to #NetZero by 2050 unless homes are insulated and got off fossil fuels.
Stop telling lies Sunak. #Retrofit now.
“I’m not in hock to ideological zealots on this topic. Of course we’re going to get to net zero, of course it’s important, but we can do that in a sensible way that saves people money and doesn’t burden them with extra costs.”
“Progress on #emissions has stalled” says Mike Coffin at Carbon Tracker:“We’ve seen incremental progress from some & some new #NetZero goals, but v few commitments to cut production. “Decarbonising oil & gas producers means planning for production decline” https://www.ft.com/content/c85f7dd8-cdc0-44a6-807f-e9cba70a14f5
On January 20, 1961 US President John F. Kennedy said during his inaugural address:
“...ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”
Decades later, I (Carl Englander) say:
“Ask not what Planet Earth can do for you—ask what you can do for Planet Earth.”
♻️ Accounting Tricks Won't Save the Planet | George Dillard
"Sunak accused of trying to ‘reset’ climate credentials at Cop28"
Sigh. Rish! Sunak is a very stupid person who thinks that everybody else is as thick as him and that they will have forgotten recent headlines like:
"Rishi Sunak Prepares To Row Back On Net Zero Commitments In Wake Of Uxbridge Victory"
Most companies sponsoring #COP28 in Dubai are not committed to cutting their greenhouse gas #emissions in line with globally recognised #NetZero targets, it's been revealed. Only 1 of 20+ sponsors of COP28 has signed up to net zero science-based targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/29/most-sponsors-cop28-not-signed-up-to-un-net-zero-targets
Have climate policies accelerated energy transitions? Historical evolution of electricity mix in the G7 and the EU compared to net-zero targets
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629623003419 #Energy #ClimateChange #NetZero
"Grid upgrades would knock trillions off of net-zero transition costs, study finds"
Smith invokes sovereignty act on green electricity, concedes it’s for symbolic effect
*Alberta's Canada's FLORIDA!*
The premier of #Canada's #OilAndGas producing province #Alberta said on Monday her government will consider creating a publicly-owned electricity company, in a bid to #evade #GovernmentOfCanada requirements to develop a #NetZero #PowerGrid by 2035.
#BBCNews - What is net zero and how are the UK and other countries doing?
Even worse is the National Grid which connects the electricity network was created in the 1950s & isn't fit for purpose, let alone being ready for the widespread adoption of EV's wind wave & solar.
The UK grid network can barely cope now, let alone if all the things we need to do to reach #NetZero come onto the electricity grid
The #Tories sold off our infrastructure & the privatised utilities have been rinsing out the profits & investing the bare minimum they could get away with 🤷🏾♂️
This is the smoke & mirrors of politics. #Labour acknowledge the #UK has little choice but to upgrade our crumbling infrastructure, but the #Tories are playing politics (like with #ULEZ in the Ruislip by-election) by accusing Labour of having to hike tax to pay for their proposed £28bn pa infrastructure programme.
Labour's rolled back on it so as not to give the Tories an attack point, but polling suggests the UK electorate accept the need to find the money to achieve #NetZero.
They can't have it both ways. Experts say the UK's power infrastructure only has the capacity to cope up to a 40% take up of EV's.
This doesn't include an expansion of the grid network for wind & wave farms & solar.
Our power storage battery capacity is also non-existant, so quite how the #Tories can belatedly talk about reaching #NetZero targets, with a woefully inadequate power infrastructure & network grid is laughable, especially as they've dismissed Labour's £28bn proposals. 🤷🏾♂️
But a global shortage of components & skills means the UK will struggle to meet its climate targets.
Der Betrug an den Kund:innen der grüngewaschenen Produkte besteht auch darin, dass Kompensation und #NetZero nichts am Versagen des Klimaschutzes ändern, weil nicht absolut reduziert wird. Das ist ohne #Degrowth und eine grundlegende sozale und gesellschaftliche Transformation nicht zu haben.
Who do I know looking for a role with a great team in a great organisation? (UK)
You'd be working with the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta, and helping to roll out some very interesting civic tech projects. Any questions, I'd be glad to talk your ear off about it...
I often wonder why journalists and opinion writers don't ask what it will cost for Australia to miss it's climate targets. :bd10:
Apparently Australia has wandered off track to meet it's target. However, despite the headline the article says there's a plan to get us back on track.
"The papers—“Why direct air carbon capture and storage (#DACCS) is not scalable, and ‘#NetZero’ is just a dangerous myth” and “Why scaling bioenergy and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (#BECCS) is impractical and would speed up global warming”—serve as reminders that in the race to avert #climate calamity, all that glitters is not green."
Thanks @Gargron for founding Mastodon! Thanks @ruud for #Mastodon.World!
#MastodonAnniversary #Fediversary #Mastoversary #Fediverse #Solar #SolarPower #EnergyEfficient #Tucson #NaturePhotography #Photography #Birds #Birding #Conservation #BiologicalDiversity #SonoranDesert #Desert #Birdwatcher #Birdwatching #NetPositive #NetZero
But their latest estimate is that in the next seven years we are likely to see a 9% rise(!!) on 2010 levels.
While this is a slight improvement on last year's projections the gap between what we seem to be achieving & what is needed, is evidence this generation of political leaders is not taking #climatechange seriously!
But we know that!
Climate scientists have told us again & again that to maintain a stable & liveable planet, we must reduce burning of #FossilFuels – & GHG #emissions 50% 📉 by 2030, for #NetZero emissions by 2050. Knowing this, what are we on track to do? Just the opposite https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/nov/14/climate-crisis-fossil-fuels-cop28
Lexikon des magischen Klimadenkens.
"Wer immer nur behauptet, bis 2045 klimaneutral zu werden, aber nichts Wesentliches dafür unternimmt, der boykottiert (den Klimaschutz)."
When Dubai 🇦🇪 hosts the #COP28 climate conference, the tension between Gulf countries’ #NetZero targets & reliance on #FossilFuels🛢️🏭 will be front & center https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2023-11-13/gulf-nations-must-overhaul-everything-to-meet-climate-goals
We might presume this has something to do with this year's global economic upheavals, but the problem is that the #environment doesn't work to a political economic schedule.
The unsafe Safeguard Mechanism: how carbon credits could blow up Australia’s main climate policy
"The reputation of offsets or these projects do serious damage to Australia’s emissions reduction efforts."
"Our research shows that most of these projects have low integrity. People are getting carbon credits for not clearing forests that were never going to be cleared anyway, for growing trees that already exist, for growing forests in places that will never sustain them, and for operating electricity generators at landfills that would have operated anyway."
"Fixing these flaws is challenging. But by refusing to face the problems head-on, the government has sabotaged its own climate policy. Its failure could also permanently stain the reputation of offsets."
"Like Robodebt, the scheme is badly designed, unethical, and destined to fail, albeit for different reasons. We can only hope that when it unravels, it doesn’t do Australia’s decarbonisation efforts permanent harm."
What do forests have to do with greenhouse gas emissions?
Here we list an extensive list of media and publications concerning integrity problems with carbon offset schemes.
#offsets #FossilFuels #ClimateActionNow #Australia #climate #NativeForests #deforestation #GHG #market #NetZero #transition #integrity
#Oil & #gas🛢️are “not the problem” for the climate, but the carbon #emissions arising from them are, UK 🇬🇧#NetZero minister Graham Stuart has told MPs🤔 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/08/oil-and-gas-not-the-problem-for-climate-says-uks-net-zero-minister
I also like checking past predictions.
Future of #coal in #China: https://mas.to/@jackofalltrades/110650967856353014
Vaclav Smil about #EnergyTransition: https://mas.to/@jackofalltrades/110594409234135234
EIA electricity demand in China: https://mas.to/@jackofalltrades/111284822753390297
Moto services have just put in a planning application for their A1(M) wetherby services for
7 MW solar farm
130 EV charging bays
54 HGV charging bays
Right now the most EV car charging bays in a service station is 24-30, so this is a 4x-5x scale up. Most radical is those 54 HGV bays. Someone really anticipating UK road freight vehicles to be battery powered and providing somewhere for driver to pull over and recharge to cover an incredible CAPEX and then some
Half of the world's 2,000 biggest listed companies have set a target to get to #NetZero emissions by mid-century, but just a fraction meet tough UN 🇺🇳 Race to Zero campaign guidelines for what constitutes a quality pledge https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/just-4-top-companies-meet-un-climate-target-guidelines-study-2023-11-06/
Finance/operations friends with experience of European projects, there is an exciting role just waiting for you at @demsoc .
Operations Lead (Net Zero Cities)
Interviews: w/c 13 Nov
“It’s really about working together for a plan that’s going to be durable.”
QUEST program aims to get communities to net-zero quicker
Two First Nations in Manitoba are included in the Prairie Cohort for the Net-Zero Communities Accelerator Program.
QUEST Canada runs the accelerator with the goal of providing tools and training that will get communities on their net-zero journey to their goals quicker.
In its 1st major position paper on the topic, UK🇬🇧 Finance told the country's political parties more clarity is needed on the path to a #NetZero economy to help financial markets muster the huge amounts of capital needed https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/cop/banks-call-clarity-britains-investment-path-net-zero-economy-2023-10-20/
The latest in a long string of investigations into the shams in the carbon credit market, which is how companies claim they'll become carbon neutral. One reason I pay attention to Google's effort for 24/7 renewable power commitment. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/23/the-great-cash-for-carbon-hustle
#CarbonCredits #NetZero #ClimateChange #CarbonNeutral
The National Infrastructure Commission recommends prioritising heat pumps in its five-yearly review of the UK's key strategic priorities.
"We have just about run out of time to switch away from gas before we miss legally binding targets". #NetZero https://news.sky.com/story/all-hands-to-the-heat-pumps-government-agency-urgently-prioritises-electrifying-uk-homes-12986642
headline; the UK-based e-vehicle sector may have already missed the boat.
As he concludes: 'The more immediate question for Britain is whether we go for cheaper Chinese imports to aid mass adoption of a key net zero technology, or prioritise domestic production'!
The UK’s 🇬🇧 green policy retreat will make #NetZero targets harder to reach & risks sapping enthusiasm at UN #COP28 climate talks, the #ClimateChange Committee has said https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-10-12/uk-climate-retreat-risks-killing-ambition-at-cop28-adviser-says
Something quietly enormous occurred this week: The EU took a major step toward pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040, within a whisker of net zero.
In a fractious double hearing in the European Parliament a former Shell employee and a Slovakian with limited climate credentials were pitching for the two top jobs in global warming.
But Wopke Hoekstra and Maroš Šefčovič both pledged to “defend” a cut of “at least” 90%.
Chris Packham threatens Rishi Sunak with legal action over UK 🇬🇧 #NetZero delays https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/10/04/chris-packham-rishi-sunak-legal-action-net-zero-climate/