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DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

Idaho National Laboratory has been selected as one of four national laboratories to take part in a USD38 million decarbonisation initiative. The Department of Energy's Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative will lay the foundation for net-zero solutions that can be replicated at facilities across DOE, as well as federal government, state and local governments.

Energy & Environment 26 May 2022


Climate inaction could cost world USD178 trillion: Deloitte

Climate inaction could cost world USD178 trillion: Deloitte

Climate change - if left unchecked - could cost the global economy USD178 trillion over the next 50 years, according to a new report from Deloitte. But if the world acts now to rapidly achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, the transformation of the economy would set the world up for stronger economic growth by 2070.

Energy & Environment 24 May 2022


USA funds nuclear-coupled carbon capture studies

USA funds nuclear-coupled carbon capture studies

The US Department of Energy has awarded nearly USD5 million to two separate cost-shared projects that aim to study the use of direct air capture technology at nuclear power plants. The studies - one led by Constellation at its Byron plant, and the other led by Battelle Memorial Institute at Southern Company's Farley plant - ultimately aim to leverage the plants' carbon-free energy to remove CO2 from ambient air.

Energy & Environment 21 April 2022


US organisation calls for doubling of nuclear

US organisation calls for doubling of nuclear

Doubling domestic nuclear energy production by 2050 is an "ambitious but achievable" national goal that would help the USA achieve 100% clean energy, US think-tank the Nuclear Innovation Alliance said. The organisation is calling for the US Department of Energy to launch an Advanced Nuclear Energy Earthshot as part of its Energy Earthshots initiative to help achieve this.

Energy & Environment 14 April 2022


IPCC sets out energy options for 'liveable future'

IPCC sets out energy options for 'liveable future'

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report says that without "immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach".

Energy & Environment 04 April 2022


Nuclear could help Singapore meet climate goals, says EMA

Nuclear could help Singapore meet climate goals, says EMA

Nuclear energy could help Singapore's power sector achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a new report from the island city-state's Energy Market Authority. It says nuclear energy could supply around 10% of Singapore's energy needs.

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2022


Constellation, Microsoft in clean energy collaboration

Constellation, Microsoft in clean energy collaboration

Constellation is collaborating with Microsoft on the development of an energy matching technology to match a customer's power needs with local carbon-free energy sources. The real-time, data-driven carbon accounting solution will use hour-by-hour regional tracking giving customers clearer and more accurate data on their emissions impact and help to achieve zero-carbon goals, the company said.

Energy & Environment 08 March 2022


A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

A guide to the EU's 'green' taxonomy - and nuclear's place in it

The European Union wants to encourage investment in "sustainable" activities to help it get to net-zero by 2050.

Energy & Environment 10 February 2022


Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

Viewpoint: Taxonomy and the need to reform the EU's electricity system

The debate over sustainable investment rules has highlighted the differences within the European Union on the ideal and/or possible energy mix in a carbon-constrained world where the EU wants to be a role model. It is time to reform the electricity system in Europe, writes Marc Deffrennes, from the weCare alliance of NGOs which favour using renewables and nuclear to limit carbon emissions.

Perspectives 11 February 2022


National labs hold summit to tackle climate goals

National labs hold summit to tackle climate goals

The national laboratories from the UK, USA, France, Canada and Japan have held a summit at which they agreed to collaborate on research and innovation to get to a net zero energy economy.

Energy & Environment 04 February 2022