Search Results: 2050

Regulation drives innovation – proof is in the storage

A couple of days ago almost every news channel in Australia reported in a very positive light the pathetic news that “despite political uncertainty, the latest research indicates that Australia has managed to reduce greenhouse emissions levels to zero growth over the past decade”. But the media also stated that our climate change initiatives “still […]

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How to be green – lessons from Vancouver

The City of Vancouver took a bold approach to trying to become the ‘world’s greenest city’, many cities are also aiming for the same accolade such as the City of Sydney’s 2030 plan but the City of Vancouver has chosen to adopt the ecological footprint approach – a much more transparent and rigorous approach to […]

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How to be green – drive a rust bucket

A lot of time and effort goes into reducing car use in cities – Singapore has odd and even days on rego numbers, London’s Congestion Charge has been in place for 10 years. It has even been muted that the European Commission will ban all cars in all European cities by 2050. But, I have […]

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How to be green – health warnings on petrol pumps

I love this idea from Our Horizon in Canada. Health warnings on cigarettes have been shown to reduce the number of people smoking and consequently reduce the number of people that die each year from cigarette related illnesses. It has been implemented across the globe. So Our Horizon has taken the concept and is asking […]

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Will the last 40 years be the same as the next 40 years?

I recently celebrated my Birthday and if I am halfway through my life then the next 40 years will put me slap bang in the year 2050! The dreaded 2050, the year with so many books written about it, the year of my 3 questions about 2050 series, the year we need to have reduced […]

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How to be green – Solar Power is cheaper than carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Getting to zero carbon or 80% by 2050 is a tough task, its going to cost money but as with anything that costs money we should careful consider the most cost effective way to get there. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is a technology that has the potential to capture and store about 85% of […]

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Renewable light at the end of the tunnel

It gets depressing when you hear and read about adaptation over mitigation, coal over renewables and no hope over hope. So I’m cheering myself up a bit this morning with three good news stories from around the world, two from market driven forces and one from legislative driven forces. The first is from the US, […]

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