Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  October 12, 2019

Weekend reads: Shell's emissions strategy; The world's most sustainable energy policies

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:

Shell urges collaboration with other industries to tackle emissions (Reuters) Royal Dutch Shell’s chief executive took aim beyond the energy sector to call on leaders of other industries including aviation, shipping and steel to jointly draw up plans to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Ben van Beurden also warned on Wednesday that energy companies that do not collaborate in the fight against climate change under the 2015 Paris agreement risk going out of business.

Ranked: Countries with the Most Sustainable Energy Policies (Visual Capitalist) The sourcing and distribution of energy is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Just under one billion people still lack basic access to electricity, and many more connect to the grid through improvised wiring or live through frequent blackouts. On the flip side of the socioeconomic spectrum, a growing chorus of voices is pressuring governments and corporations to power the global economy in a more sustainable way. Today’s visualization – using data from the World Energy Council (WEC) – ranks countries based on their mix of policies for tackling issues like energy security and environmental sustainability.

California, New England will miss 2050 carbon targets at current pace, reports find (Utility Dive) Although U.S. cities, states and corporations are becoming more aggressive in their aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, some of the most ambitious players are falling short of their goals, according to several recent reports.

Airports embrace renewable energy to cut air travel emissions (Axios) Airports in the U.S. are attempting to reduce emissions by replacing equipment with electric- and solar-powered technology. Why it matters: Air travel accounts for 2% of global emissions, and cities and public agencies are uniquely positioned to use their relationships with airlines and terminal operators to impact emissions reduction practices at the airports themselves.

Summit County implements energy efficiency improvement financing program for businesses (Summit Daily) Businesses looking to make costly energy efficiency improvements to their buildings now have a cost-effective solution available in Summit County. Summit County government will be implementing an energy improvement financing program called the Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy program.


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