Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

The five ring symbol of the Olympic Games at tokyo museum and new stadium in background. Japan will host the Tokyo 2020 summer olympics and Paralympic.

CO2 emissions significantly reduced at the last Olympic Games

The Pandemic turned everyone’s world upside down, causing us all to adapt to new ways of life and society to find a new “normal.” While this experience came with its negatives, it also created an opportunity for numerous lessons to be learned and possibilities for change, especially when it Read More...

German Energy Indpendence

Germany accelerates schedule to become carbon neutral

People are more animated than ever before for green energy and calling on their governments to aim bigger. And it seems like they're listening. With increasing gas prices from the war in Ukraine and scientists' warnings about climate change, governments realize the need for a speedier change to Read More...

Green hydrogen take off

How green hydrogen is taking off

Hydrogen is key to a major energy shift in our society. Many sectors of the economy and the power grid can decarbonize by switching to green hydrogen.  The market for hydrogen is expected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2050, and many industries, such as air travel, see the writing on the wall. Read More...

IMO moves to make shipping com

IMO moves to make shipping companies pay a price for emissions

As the volume of goods traded across the world continues to increase, emissions from container ships are becoming a more prevalent source of pollution. In an effort to transition to industry towards a greener future, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has proposed a regulation that would Read More...

NASA research identifies key s

NASA research identifies key site for US methane emissions reductions

Back in April, we shared how a NASA project was using satellites to identify sites of extreme emissions generation, also known as “super emitters.” Now, preliminary results from the satellite imagery have already identified areas where a few fixes could go a long way in terms of reducing Read More...

Senators introduce bill to ban

Senators introduce bill to ban fracking in California

While California is known for its progressive reputation on environmental issues, oil continues to be produced in the state using destructive methods such as fracking and acid well stimulation. To put an end to these environmentally-damaging practices, California state senators have introduced a Read More...

Boeing wants all its planes to

Boeing wants all its planes to fly on sustainable fuels by 2030

Aviation giant Boeing announced this week that it wants to have all its aircraft to fly on sustainable fuels by 2030. For safety reasons, the aviation industry regulations currently dictate planes can only use up to a 50/50 blend of conventional jet and sustainable fuels, but Boeing has said it Read More...

Pandemic shutdowns have given

Pandemic shutdowns have given researchers vital insights on air pollution

We’ve talked a lot about how the pandemic shutdowns have boosted environmental health in many regions. Specifically, the pandemic has taught us volumes about air quality and pollution. The opportunity for a global experiment afforded to us by the pandemic shed light on what strategies are most Read More...

A biotech company is using emi

A biotech company is using emissions to produce a palm oil substitute

Lipids and omega-3s serve as the foundation for many foods and fuel, but the problem is that they are typically produced in ways that are damaging to the planet. For instance, omega-3 fatty acids are usually sourced from farmed fish, which are commonly fed smaller, wild-caught fish. This is Read More...

Report: Global emissions dropp

Report: Global emissions dropped 7 percent in 2020

Now that 2020 is finally coming to a close, we are now able to see just how impactful imposed lockdowns and restrictions were on global carbon emissions this year. According to the Global Carbon Project, the pandemic saw emissions cut by an estimated 2.4 billion metric tons, which is a 7 percent Read More...