Climate Change

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๐Ÿฎ Volta Greentech's new feed supplement reduces methane emissions from cows - secures $3 million investment

Volta Greentech secures $3.2 million to develop the second generation of the feed supplement Lome. The new supplement reduces greenhouse gas reduction costs by ten times. The company aims for a large-scale launch in 2026.

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๐Ÿญ Record reduction in emissions within the EU emissions trading system

Emissions under the EU emissions trading system (ETS) decreased by 15.5 percent in 2023 compared to 2022. ETS emissions are now about 47 percent lower than 2005 levels, well on the way to the 2030 target of a 62 percent reduction.

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๐Ÿ“‰ UK greenhouse gas emissions are at their lowest level since 1879

The country has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 53 percent since 1990, while its gross national product has increased by 82 percent. Coal usage fell to the lowest level since the 1730s.

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๐ŸŒŽ Global Overshoot Day occurs later this year

According to the Global Footprint Network, ecological "overshoot" occurs when human demand exceeds the regenerative capacity of natural ecosystems. The later in the year this day occurs, the better. (But the model also has clear flaws.)

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๐Ÿšข The world's largest electric ferry charges in six minutes - and reduces emissions

Electrification of a previously diesel-electric ferry reduces CO2 emissions annually by about 28,000 tons. The transition to fully electric operation is expected to be cost-effective within eight years, and the ferry is estimated to operate many more years than that.

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โŒ Slovakia closes its last coal-fired power plant โ€“ six years ahead of schedule

Slovakia has now ceased production at its last coal-fired power plant. The country's electricity is now almost exclusively from nuclear and renewable sources. The goal has been to phase out all coal power by 2030. A goal that is now achieved six years ahead of schedule.

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๐ŸŒž Scientists solve decade-long problem: Converting carbon dioxide to methanol (good for the climate)

The process occurs at room temperature and normal air pressure, simplifying the conversion. Achieving this at room temperature is something scientists have been trying to accomplish for several decades.

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๐Ÿญ Terraform Industries converts electricity and air into synthetic natural gas for the first time

The company's process involves cost reductions, with the conversion of clean electricity to hydrogen for less than $2.50 per kilogram and CO2 capture for less than $250 per ton.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

๐ŸŒŽ The vast majority believe in climate change and want to do something about it (but think others don't)

A study published in Science, in which 59,000 people in 63 countries were surveyed, showed that 86% "believe" in climate change. 86% think that people in their country "should try to combat global warming." However, they wrongly believe that others do not think the same.