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June 18, 2021
Energy Editor

Green light for European hydrogen pipeline network

MACLEAN, VA: The European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) initiative, launched in 2020, has released an analysis of the future demand, supply and transport of hydrogen across Europe. The report estimates demand for 2,300 TWh in the EU and the UK by 2050, or 20-25…
June 17, 2021
Energy Editor

Rolls Royce to make all new aero engines net-zero compatible by 2030

LONDON: Rolls Royce Holdings has announced it will make all new products “compatible with net-zero” by 2030 and all products currently in operation compatible by 2050. To help achieve these targets it will increase R&D spending on net-zero carbon technologies…
June 16, 2021
Energy Editor

EU truckers get toll-free incentive for green power

BRUSSELS: EU governments and lawmakers have agreed to cut European truck road tolls by at least 50 percent for operators of emission-free vehicles. From 2023 the new ‘Eurovignette’ regulation will charge operators of fossil-fuel trucks based on their CO2…
June 02, 2021
Energy Editor

Neste launches electric vehicle charging service in Finland

HELSINKI: Finnish energy company Neste has begun a pilot electric vehicle charging service in Finland with logistics operator Niemi Services prior to the launch of commercial services by the end of this year. Niemi Services operates 163 vehicles of which 120…
May 28, 2021
Energy Editor

Sustainable aviation fuel programmes add members

BONN/AMSTELVEEN: DHL Global Forwarding has joined the Eco-Skies Alliance, the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) purchasing group launched by United Airlines in April to acquire 3.4 million gallons this year. DHL joins participants Autodesk, Boston Consulting…
May 21, 2021
Energy Editor

Net-zero, for real

PARIS: Following this week’s declaration by the International Energy Agency (IEA) of no new fossil fuel investment, the G7, with Japan insisting on an “exceptional circumstances” let-out clause, have now agreed to end their financial support for coal…
May 19, 2021
Energy Editor

No more fossil fuel investment says International Energy Agency

PARIS: The latest forecast from the International Transport Forum (ITF), part of the OECD, predicts overall transport volumes to double by 2050 from a baseline of 2015 with freight traffic up 2.6-fold. As a result, transport CO2 emissions will rise 16 percent…
May 05, 2021
Energy Editor

British banks ‘Stuck on Coal’ despite government climate pledge

LONDON: Six months before the UK hosts COP26 in Glasgow, a report from NGOs Reclaim Finance and Urgewald says Britain’s largest banks - Barclays, HSBC, Standard Chartered, NatWest and Lloyds Banking Group - provided US$56 billion to companies on Urgewald’s…
April 29, 2021
Energy Editor

Where there’s a will there’s a way to a green economy

LONDON: The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC), an international think tank, has released two new reports saying a net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions economy within the next 30 years is technically and financially feasible. The report ‘Making Clean…
April 29, 2021
Energy Editor

Neste to produce 500,000 tons of SAF in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM: Neste, a producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is to modify its Rotterdam refinery at a cost of €190 million to produce 500,000 tons of SAF a year. Together with the company’s Singapore refinery expansion, Neste will…
April 28, 2021
Energy Editor

e-ammonia key to marine shipping decarbonisation

BRUSSELS: A new study by NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) says seven percent of EU marine shipping fuels must be based on green fuels by 2030 for the sector to decarbonise by 2050. This means EU shipping must reduce CO2 emissions by 90 million tonnes by 2030…
April 27, 2021
Energy Editor

Switch to electric-powered delivery continues

OSLO/ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, UK: DB Schenker has opened a distribution hub in Oslo using only electric-powered vehicles for last-mile delivery as a precursor to doing the same for all major Norwegian cities by the end of 2021. The company is adding 25 more…

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