A study published by MIT/IEEE wrongly imagines that the computing in Robocars will emit a lot of carbon. Relax, it’s unlikely.

A study published by MIT/IEEE wrongly imagines that the computing in Robocars will emit a lot of carbon.  Relax, it’s unlikely.

A coal or gas power plant is the last place a self-driving electric car wants to buy electricity Getty Images A study by an MIT graduate student Soumya Sudhakar published by the IEEE recently made headlines for claiming that a large fleet of self-driving cars in the distant future could cause as much greenhouse gas … Read more

Canada’s energy jobs transition bill stirs divisiveness in oil heartland

Canada’s energy jobs transition bill stirs divisiveness in oil heartland

Jan 22 (Reuters) – In western Canada’s oil sector, controversy rages over federal government legislation to help the fossil fuel workforce transition to a greener economy, but union and community leaders warn that the politicization of the Just Transition Bill is obscuring the needs of workers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is expected to … Read more

Bill Gates bullish on climate innovation, even if 1.5C target is out of reach

Bill Gates bullish on climate innovation, even if 1.5C target is out of reach

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – When it comes to climate change, Bill Gates considers himself a realist – even if that means admitting the world has no chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Given “the overall scale of our industrial economy…we’re going to have to do a mind-boggling job of staying below 2 … Read more

EU reaches agreement on critical climate policy after marathon talks – POLITICO

EU reaches agreement on critical climate policy after marathon talks – POLITICO

A major revamp of the bloc’s flagship carbon market and a brand new fund to protect vulnerable people from rising CO2 costs have been agreed by EU negotiators in the early hours of Sunday in a “jumbo” trilogue which started on Friday morning. “After 30 hours of negotiation time (net!), we have an agreement on … Read more

Rising climate costs will challenge countries and businesses in 2023

Rising climate costs will challenge countries and businesses in 2023

Dec 14 (Reuters) – In a year marked by even more climate-related floods, hurricanes and droughts, governments and businesses have been forced to take a closer look at financial risks and their exposure to responsibility. Nowhere was this more evident than at the UN climate conference in Egypt, where countries reached a historic agreement to … Read more

Countries try to weaken EU crackdown on methane emissions – documents

Countries try to weaken EU crackdown on methane emissions – documents

BRUSSELS, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Some European Union countries are trying to weaken the bloc’s planned law to curb methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, documents show, weeks after the EU s pledged at the COP27 climate conference to do more to fight the powerful greenhouse gas. Methane is the second biggest cause … Read more