Walmart Pledges Zero Emissions By 2040

Walmart, which generated $524 billion in revenue last year and employs some 2.2 million associates around the world – recently made headlines with an ambitious pledge to reach zero emissions by 2040. The multinational company also declared a commitment to restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030. Along

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Airbus Unveils Designs For Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Which Could Be Flying By 2035

This week Airbus, the biggest name in aerospace after Boeing, revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. Rather than traditional jet fuel (kerosene — an oil distillate) all three ‘ZEROe’ designs rely on hydrogen (H2) as their primary fuel source alongside batteries to power hybrid engines. Continued

Turkey Finds Enormous Gas Field In The Black Sea — But Tricky Process Ahead

In late August, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO)’s FATIH drilling ship discovered a 320 billion cubic meters (bcm) i.e. 11 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas reserves in the Black Sea, within the western part of Turkey’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The reserve — identified to be

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The Age Of The ‘Megafire’ Is Upon Us

The west coast of the United States is ablaze. Nearly 100 wildfires burning from San Diego to Seattle have devastated communities, killed at least 14 people, incited rolling blackouts, and caused billions of dollars in damages. California has seen a record-setting 2.5 million acres burned thus far in 2020, with the cooler and damper Pacific Northwest approaching

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Poland urges Germany to stop Nord Stream 2

As the Navalny case respins the geopolitical kaleidoscope, Poland is pushing Germany to scrap Nord Stream 2. DW looks at Berlin’s options for the costly, controversial and delayed gas pipeline. Continued

Solar Power Prices Sink In The Age Of COVID

Solar module prices in the US and around the world are plummeting, and this has far-reaching implications for humanity’s transition from the age of hydrocarbons to the age of electrification. I have repeatedly defended on these pages that renewables will win out once they become economically competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear. Continued