How is the coronavirus affecting global air traffic?
Before the coronavirus crisis unfolded, airlines pushed for average emissions in the years 2019 and 2020 to be used as the baseline by which future emissions would be judged.However, with the disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic, this baseline looks set to be drastically lower than anticipated. Thus, if the scheme goes ahead without changes, Corsia’s future carbon targets will be much tougher than envisaged.
Will coronavirus kill oil industry and help save the climate?
Analysts say the coronavirus and a savage price war means the oil and gas sector will never be the same again.A key question is whether this will permanently alter the course of the climate crisis. Many experts think it might well do so, pulling forward the date at which demand for oil and gas peaks, never to recover, and allowing the atmosphere to gradually heal.
Britse rechter blokkeert uitbreiding Heathrow om klimaat
De Londense luchthaven Heathrow krijgt voorlopig toch geen derde landingsbaan. Donderdag besloot de Britse beroepsrechter dat de uitbreidingsplannen voor Europa’s drukste vliegveld onvoldoende rekening houden met de verplichtingen van het Verenigd Koninkrijk in de strijd tegen klimaatverandering.
The fastest way to cut carbon emissions is a ‘fee’ and a dividend
A group of prominent politicians, economists and corporate executives is renewing its push in Congress for a plan that would tax carbon and refund all the money to Americans in payments of approximately $2,000 a year for a family of four.
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Coal collapses,overtaken by wind and solar
Europe has become a test-bed for replacing coal with wind & solar power, and the fast results should give reassurance to other countries that they can rapidly phase out coal too.”
Report Sandbag&Agora Energiewende
Waterstofproject Delfzijl € 11 miljoen EU
Een consortium van Nouryon, Gasunie en vier partners ontvangt € 11 miljoen Europese subsidie voor hun voorgenomen groene waterstofproject in Delfzijl. De gasinfrastructuur zal een faciliterende rol spelen in de energietransitie, omdat we steeds meer energiedragers, zoals waterstof, door onze pijpleidingen zullen transporteren.
Our planet matters
The BBC has announced plans for a year-long series of special programming and coverage on climate change. BBC.com will launch Future Planet, looking at how people around the world are confronting the problems created by climate change.
IMF Price on Pollution
For advanced economies the revenue might be used mostly to cut taxes on labor and capital income, implying a retooling of the tax system rather than an increase in the overall tax burden. Another more promising and novel alternative to regulations is revenue-neutral “feebates,” which provide a sliding scale of fees for products or activities with above-average emissions intensity and rebates for those with below-average intensity