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The company also completed an on-site solar farm at POET headquarters and opened a second POET Pure 100 pct plant-based purified alcohol facility at POET Biorefining in Alexandria, Indian, aas well as broke ground the POET Bioproducts Institute at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Environmental improvements at POET facilities, included installation of steam turbine technology at POET Biorefining in Mitchell, S.D. and renewable CO2 capture at POET Biorefining in Portland, Indiana. The company also partnered with Farmers Business Network to develop and use the Gradable platform at POET's 33 facilities, which tracks and records low-carbon-intensity practices by farmers so they can receive a premium for their crops in the future.
In September 2021, POET released its inaugural sustainability report along with a pledge to achieve net-zero emissions at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050.
(Source: POET, Website Release, 11 Jan., 2022)Contact: POET, Jeff Brion, Pres., CEO, Joshua Shields, Senior V.P. Gov. Affairs and Communications, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com, www.poet.com/sustainability
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The initial six funded projects include:
USDA Climate Hubs are a collaboration across the Department's agencies. They are led by the Agricultural Research Service and Forest Service located at 10 regional locations, with contributions from other USDA agencies including the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Risk Management Agency. The Climate Hubs link USDA research and program agencies in their region with the delivery of timely and authoritative tools and information to agricultural producers and professionals. (Source: USDA, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: USDA Climate Hubs, www.climatehubs.usda.gov
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In 2021, the oceans soaked up 14 ZJ more heat than in 2020, the paper showed. The paper also noted the oceans have been experiencing an unambiguous increase in heat since the late 1980s. The warming rates in 1986-2021 represents a maximum eight-fold increase compared to 1958–85. (Source: National Center for Atmospheric Research, 12 Jan., 2021) Contact: National Center for Atmospheric Research, Kevin Trenberth, 303-497-1000, www. ncar.ucar.edu
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A total of 2,162 power companies included in the country's carbon market produced an estimated 4.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2021, according to the Ministry data.
In creating a national ETS, China began piloting emissions trading at the regional level in 2011, covering seven provinces and cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong. As previously reported, China aims to bring its carbon emissions to a peak before 2030 and become carbon neutral before 2060.
Besides the EU ETS and China, national or sub-national systems are already operating or under development in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States. (Source: China Ministry of Ecology and Environment, CGTN, 5 Jan, 2022) Contact: China Ministry of Ecology and Environment, www. english.mee.gov.cn
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National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chris Edgington said corn farmers produce low-carbon ethanol that offers immediate emissions reductions allowing agriculture to help address climate change. Edington noted, "Our success helping you meet these commitments depends on EPA sending a clear and firm message that volume requirements will be enforced."
(Source: Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Jan., 2022)
Contact: National Corn Growers Association, NCGA, www.ncga.com; Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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The Bluesource Regenerative Agriculture Program is now underway through two collaborating partnerships on an initial 320,000 acres of U.S. farmland. A $5 million investment by Green Star Royalties, subsidiary of Star Royalties Ltd finances Bluesource's ability to provide upfront payments to farmers enrolling in the CarbonNOW® carbon farming program developed by Solon, Ohio-headquartered Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG).
Bluesource verifies the sequestered soil carbon and is marketing the associated carbon credits in the voluntary carbon market. It is estimated that this initial project will mitigate over 500,000 metric tpy of CO2e. (Source: Bluesource, Website PR, 17 Dec., 2021)
Contact: Bluesource, 801 322 4750 , www.bluesource.com;Locus Agricultural Solutions, (888) 331-5008,
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Spades proprietary solutions include Terrazone™ which helps fit people and land, negotiating between competing rural land uses, including the protection of habitat; Ecofit™biotech helps select the right combination of local tree species for current and future environments; engagement with the largest tree grower network in the world and local governments; and balanced finance to help unlock higher returns for investors, donors, and local landowners, applying monitoring and standards to track outcomes for 50 years.
Spades projects are open to diverse habitats and locations, from temperate to tropical, coastlines to highlands, in developed and developing nations. The first three projects are in Africa and Latin America.
Established in 2019, Spades is committed to developing profitable projects to reforest the world. Our vision is to sustain the world by integrating thriving human, environmental, and economic solutions. Spades' solutions meet multiple urgent, global needs of stakeholders. Reforestation, regenerative agriculture, integrated rural land use development, diversified ecosystems, greater food security, better water resources, carbon sequestration, air quality, and income and investment opportunities are just a few areas that will reap rewards from Spades work, according to the company.
According to a May 2021 report by the UNCCD, more than 125 countries have made commitments to improve their land and ecosystems. National pledges to take action already cover over 1 billion hectares.
(Source: Spades, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: Spades for Life, Raymond Menard, CEO, www.spades.life
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Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.
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"As a financial institution, we believe the most meaningful role we can play in the global climate transition is to drive decarbonization in the real economy in partnership with our clients. We see significant opportunities in further mobilizing the full breadth of our business and franchise to support this effort, including:
Download the Goldman Sachs Accelerating Transition -- Task Force on Climate-Related
Financial Disclosures 2021 report HERE . (Source: Goldman Sachs, Dec., 2021) Contact: Goldman Sachs, www.goldmansachs.com
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"The current tax credit expires at the end of 2022. Letting it expire would harm the U.S. economy and the environment, the data show. A significant body of research also demonstrates that the biodiesel tax credit easily passes a cost-benefit analysis, and that the environmental benefits alone from each gallon of biodiesel that replaces petrodiesel exceed two dollars a gallon, or more than double the cost of the credit," the report notes.
"Moreover, the report finds that in 2019 use of biodiesel reduced U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 18 million metric tons. The cumulative greenhouse gas emission reduction since the inception of the biodiesel tax incentive is more than 100 million metric tons. "The report authors write, 'We believe that ending the credit in 2022, when the current legislation providing for it expires, would be inadvisable and would likely devastate the market, resulting in the destruction of thousands of jobs, an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and other local air pollutants, and the undoing of much of what the previous 17 years accomplished -- namely, the establishment of a robust market for an important fuel and an essential tool for reversing climate change."
"The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry supports 65,000 U.S. jobs and more than $17 billion in economic activity each year. Every 100 million gallons of production supports 3,200 jobs and $780 million in economic opportunity. The new report estimates that expiration of the tax incentive would eliminate as many as 3,000 jobs in the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry. The total employment loss throughout the supply chain associated with production would be between 7,500 and 9,000 jobs," according the NBB.
Download the The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit report HERE . (Source: NBB, Website PR, 16 Dec., 2021) Contact: NBB, Kurt Kovarik, VP Federal Affairs, 800) 841-5849, www.nbb.org
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Carbon50 notes that 41 states already have more clean energy jobs than fossil fuel jobs, but the profile of those jobs is very different from state to state. The coalition supports broad-based solutions that are economically meaningful across a diversity of communities, and it opposes strategies that pit one low-carbon solution against another.
To that end, the coalition has outlined principles for a 50-state carbon plan, available at www.Carbon50.org
(Source: Carbon50, May 2021) Contact: Carbon50, www.Carbon50.org
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Neste aims to use 100 pct renewable electricity globally by 2023 and, in addition to the Vattenfall hydropower agreement, has increased the use of renewable electricity at its Porvoo refinery in Finland with wind power and has agreed on wind power deliveries with its partners Statkraft, Ilmatar and Fortum.
Neste is committed to combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both globally and locally. To that end, the company aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own production, cut emission intensity of the use of products sold by Neste and help customers reduce emissions with Neste's renewable and circular solutions. The company is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2035.
Download Neste climate commitment details HERE .
(Source: Neste Corporation, Website PR, 22 Dec. 2021)
Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com
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"Wood-based bioenergy is part of an all-in renewables strategy to reduce carbon emissions and limit dependence on fossil fuels. The world's leading authority on climate science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes bioenergy as a renewable energy source that is critical to our low-carbon future. The IPCC also concludes that sustainable forest management is critical to prevent forest conversion to non-forest uses. We need bioenergy both to replace fossil fuels and to keep forests as forests," according to the Enviva.
Download the Enviva The future of biomass: Net Zero, 2050 and Beyond report HERE . (Source: Enviva Biomass, Website PR, 30 Dec., 2021) Contact: Enviva, Exec. VP, Sales and Marketing, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, (301) 657-5560, www.envivabiomass.com;
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The Ministry notes various levels of government are adopting low-carbon policies for green zero-carbon and zero-emission clean energy heating, increased energy efficiency, decreased use of fossil fuels and increased use of renewable energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS), green and low-carbon logistics and infrastructure and other initiatives tailored to local conditions and industries which are exploring their own green development paths to achieve climate goals. (Source: China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Xinhua, 29 Dec., 2021) Contact: China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, http://english.www.gov.cn/state_council/2014/08/23/content_281474983035940.htm
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The winning entities have committed to high-impact actions that will shrink their carbon footprints and result in a reduction of over 1.2 million metric tpy of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking approximately 260,000 cars off the road. Yesterday's announcement supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 pct by 2050 and advance a just transition for difficult-to-decarbonize and energy-intensive economic sectors.
Launched in May 2018 and administered by NYSERDA, the C&I Carbon Challenge is a competitive program that provides funding to large commercial and industrial energy users such as manufacturers, colleges, health care facilities and office building owners in New York State to develop various cost-effective clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.
The winning proposals, submitted through the State's annual CFA process, demonstrate the highest potential for cost-effectively implementing carbon-reducing clean energy actions. Projects that benefit disadvantaged communities received extra points in the scoring criteria when determining awards.
With yesterday's announcement, more than $31 million has been awarded through the C&I Carbon Challenge for projects that are reducing carbon emissions to improve statewide sustainability and combat climate change. Past awardees have collectively committed to reducing over 2.7 million metric tons of carbon emissions, the equivalent of taking approximately 585,000 cars off the road.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975.
(Source: NYSERDA, PR, 21 Dec., 2021) Contact: NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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The $90 million design-build contract will see heat pump installations and upgrades to domestic hot water availability, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with NYCHA's sustainability agenda.
The contract is aiming for a minimum 80 pct reduction in GHG emissions, compliant with New York City's Local Law 97. Construction work is slated to begin in November of 2021 (Pink Houses) and January of 2022 (Tilden Houses).
The New York City Housing Authority is the largest public housing authority in North America, with 177,000 apartments within 335 housing developments. (Source: Willdan, PR, 14 Dec., 2021) Contact:New York City Housing Authority, www1.nyc.gov › site › nycha; Willdan, Thomas Brisban, Pres., Al Kaschalk , VP Investor Relations , 310-922-5643, email@example.com, www.willdan.com
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Cryptocurrencies are carbon-intensive and have a large climate impact, since they depend on high-powered computers to validate billions of transactions on a blockchain. Bitcoin currently accounts for 1 pct of global electricity consumption -- as much as entire countries -- and generates 95 Mtpy of carbon emissions and 1000 kg for a single transaction. Bitcoin miners have even brought disused coal plants out of retirement to meet their energy needs, according to the release.
EcoPenguin's mission is to help decarbonize cryptocurrency and build a thriving, eco-friendly crypto community. COTAP's mission is to empower individuals and organizations in developed countries to address climate change and global poverty simultaneously.
COTAP's carbon offsets counteract carbon emissions with tree planting, agroforestry, and forest protection operations in Nicaragua, Uganda, India, Fiji, Indonesia, and Mexico. The projects are all located in areas where income levels are less than $2 per day.
COTAP offset projects are certified under Plan Vivo, the world's longest-standing voluntary standard for forest carbon, which stipulates that rural communities must own the carbon offset projects and must receive at least 60 pct of the revenues the projects generate.
Download EcoPenguin White Paper HERE . (Source: EcoPenguin, PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: EcoPenguin, www.ecopenguin.com/home; COTAP, www.cotap.org; Plan Vivo Foundation, www.planvivo.org
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Under RGGI, participating states establish a regional cap on CO2 emissions, with the cap adjusted downward over time to reduce emissions further. Large fossil-fuel emitters essentially buy allowances for carbon they emit through an auction.
Pennsylvania currently has the fifth-highest emitting energy sector in the nation. Under RGGI, the state's CO2 emissions would be reduced by 31 pct compared to 2019 levels. The final form regulation will cap emissions at 78 million tons in 2022 and would be gradually lowered to 58 million tons in 2030.
RGGI began with Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, and more recently added New Jersey and Virginia. (Source: Office of the Governor, Enquirer, 16 Dec., 2021)
Contact: RGGI, www.rggi.org; Office of Penna. Gov. Tom Wolf, 717-787-2500,www.governor.pa.gov
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Under the legislation, new buildings would likely have to use more electricity -- largely generated using coal and natural gas.
With the legislation, New York City would join other cities, such as Berkley, California, which started the "green buildings" initiative two years ago, in prioritizing an arbitrary climate change agenda over economic ends.(Source: New York City Council, PR, NPR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact:
New York City Council, www.council.nyc.gov
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Starting with a baseline of 2019 levels, the bank said it would help oil and gas clients reduce emissions by 17-22 pct, power by 48-65 pct and autos by 49-54 pct by 2030 in support of reaching net-zero by 2050. According to the release, the bank's research shows that $56 trillion will be needed needed in green infrastructure investments globally to reach a net-zero economy by 2050.
Goldman Sachs' new efforts come as climate-focused investors are calling on the major U.S. banks to rapidlyly and significantly scale back their financing of new fossil fuel development, saying current commitments to curb global emissions are not enough. In October, Goldman Sachs joined the United Nations-backed Net Zero Banking Alliance. (Source: Goldman Sachs, PR, CNBC, Dec., 2021)
Contact: Goldman Sachs, www.goldmansachs.com
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In the warm tropical waters, the metabolic processes of seagrass converts dissolved carbonates to lime which trickles to the seafloor. This results in the loss of carbonate, which would otherwise bind carbon dioxide. "The result is that these seagrass meadows hardly bind any carbon dioxide. On the contrary, they tend to release carbon dioxide through various other biochemical processes," according to Prof. Helmuth Thomas, Director of the Hereon Institute of Carbon Cycles and a coauthor of the study.
(Source: Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Dec., 2021)
Contact: Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Prof. Helmuth Thomas, Director of the Hereon Institute of Carbon Cycles, www.hereon.de/index.php.en, Hereon Institute of Carbon Cycles, www.hereon.de/institutes/carbon_cycles/index.php.en
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Connecticut officials will also assess whether California's stricter emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles can be adopted in Connecticut. The order also directs state officials to work with cities and towns on projects to guard against the effects of climate change, including flooding.
The governor's new executive follows a Sept., 2021, report that Connecticut was not on track to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions by 45 pct over 2001 levels by 2030. (Source: Office of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, PR, 16 Dec., 2021)
Contact: Office of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, 860-524-7397, ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Contact/Email-Governor-Lamont,
Twitter: @GovNedLamont, portal.ct.gov/governor
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Third Derivative aligns the world's most promising climate tech startups with focused investors, corporate partners and market experts to increase the success and speed to market of these innovations. First Gigaton Captured will support the rapid deployment of viable carbon removal solutions to full commercial adoption with a dedicated Carbon Capture Cohort of startups admitted to D3's program in 2022. Key elements of the First Gigaton Captured partnership include:
In addition to the Grantham Trust partnership, 16 startups have joined the 46 current climate tech startups currently in Third Derivative's global accelerator program.
Founded in 2020 by RMI and New Energy Nexus, Third Derivative (D3) is accelerating the rate of climate innovation by uniting and aligning committed investors, large corporations, and market and policy experts with the world's most promising climate tech startups. (Source: Rocky Mountain Institute, Website PR, 7 Dec., 2021)
Contact: Grantham Foundation, www.granthamfoundation.org;D3, www.Third-Dirivative.org; RMI, www.rmi.org
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Through the Better Climate Challenge, partners will commit to a portfolio-wide goal of at least 50 pct by 2030 and DOE will support their efforts with technical assistance and peer-to-peer learning to share solutions to reduce emissions from their facilities and through power purchasing decisions.
This effort will build on over a decade of experience through the Better Buildings Initiative to drive portfolio-wide accountable and transparent commitments across the public and private sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the commercial, industrial, and multifamily sector, while providing whole-of-government technical assistance to help those companies/organizations meet their targets. DOE has started engaging leaders across the U.S. economy. There are already 32 organizations that have joined Better Climate Challenge.
Details HERE . (Source: US DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Nov-Dec., 2021) Contact: US DOE, www. betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov, www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy
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Additionally, the President also directed the federal government to orient its procurement and operations efforts in line with the following principles and goals:
"President Biden's executive order demonstrates how the United States government will lead by example to provide a strong foundation for American businesses to compete and win globally in the clean energy economy while creating well paying, union jobs at home," said the White House. "The federal government will work with utilities, developers, technology firms, financiers and others to purchase electricity produced from resources that generate no carbon emissions, including solar and wind, for all its operations by 2030," a White House statement noted.
Download the Executive Order HERE . (Source; The Whitehouse, 8 Dec., 2021)
Contact: The Whitehouse, www.whitehouse.gov
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"We are playing our part in tackling the global climate emergency head on. This budget carries forward the momentum created by COP26, with record investment in transforming Scotland into a net zero, climate resilient nation. We are prioritizing investment in the natural environment, including our vital woodlands and peatlands. We are also taking action to make our homes warmer and greener to help reduce emissions, while tackling fuel poverty and creating green jobs," according to Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Michael Matheson.
(Source: Gov. of Scotland, PR, 9 December 2021)
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In 2020, National Grid pledged to reduce its Scope3 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) emissions by 37.5 pct by 2034 and to reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG by 80 pct by 2030, rising to 90 pct by 2040 and to net-zero by 2050 from a 1990 baseline.
CDP's annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2021, over 590 investors with over $110 trillion in assets and 200 major purchasers with $5.5 trillion in procurement spend requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities through CDP's platform. A record-breaking 13,000 companies responded.
Download the full list of companies that made this year's CDP A List , along with other publicly available company scores HERE . (Source: National Grid, Website PR, 6 Dec., 2021) Contact: National Grid, Duncan Burt, Chief Sustainability Officer, +44 (0)20 7004 3000, www.nationalgrid.com ; CDP, Paul Simpson, CEO,
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