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Confronting carbon inequality

Despite sharp falls in carbon emissions in 2020 linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis – which is driven by the accumulation of emissions in the atmosphere over time – continued to grow.

Delivering on America’s Pledge Achieving Climate Progress in 2020

This report focuses on the 2030 impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recession. The report analyzes the long-term impacts of 2020 changes on the ability of states, cities, businesses, and others to drive the ambitious emissions reductions modeled in the December 2019 report Accelerating America’s Pledge.

Improving battery-electric-vehicle profitability through reduced structural costs

Electric mobility was just about to reach a tipping point in core markets when COVID-19 hit, disrupting automotive sales worldwide. With battery electric vehicles (BEVs), as with other categories, the impact varies widely by region, depending on government intervention, infection rate, and other factors. In regions where governments are trying to encourage electric-vehicle (EV) sales growth through various policies and regulations, the BEV market is expected to grow.

2 key traits for successfully navigating the coronavirus crisis

From surveys of 3,275 workers across industries and interviews with the leaders of organizations who are successfully weathering the coronavirus crisis, SurveyMonkey has boiled it down to two key traits: agility and curiosity.

7 Priorities to Help the Global Economy Recover

The COVID-19 crisis has brought the world economy to a standstill, provoking an abrupt fall in GDP and in international trade. In this unprecedented crisis, the first priority is to protect populations and urgently reinforce healthcare systems. As countries start to emerge from emergency, efforts are progressively turning to economic recovery.

Beneficios de la electrificación: Estudio del caso del transporte colectivo eléctrico en Uruguay

Por las características de las matrices energéticas de varios países de América Latina y el Caribe, la electrificación se presenta como una oportunidad para reducir las emisiones de diversos sectores. Particularmente, en el caso de Uruguay en 2019 el 98% de la demanda de energía eléctrica se abasteció con energía de origen renovable, de los cuales el 33% fue energía eólica. Por las características del viento y de la demanda de energía eléctrica, en horas de la madrugada es donde se presentan mayores excedentes de generación eólica. Por otro lado, el sector transporte en Uruguay funciona casi exclusivamente impulsado por combustibles derivados de petróleo y representa del orden del 25% del consumo energético del país. Por lo tanto, la electrificación de la movilidad se perfila como una buena alternativa para reducir la intensidad de emisiones del sector y la dependencia de los combustibles importados aprovechando los posibles excedentes de generación en horas de la madrugada donde se puede realizar su carga.

Plotting a course to a net zero North Sea

For the last 50 years the North Sea has been synonymous with oil and gas. But ambitious net zero targets have brought the vast renewable energy and carbon offsetting potential of the entire UKCS environment into sharp focus.

Towards a Low-carbon Steel Sector: Overview of the Changing Market, Technology and Policy Context for Indian Steel

CO2 emissions from India’s steel sector could increase by up to 837 million tonnes by 2050 if steel demand continues to grow, with serious implications for the environment. This report, published under the leadership of The Energy and Resources Institute, suggests a comprehensive package of measures that would keep the sector competitive while reducing its environmental impacts.

Understanding vanadium redox flow batteries

In the second of a two-part series for this journal, Jens Noack, Nataliya Roznyatovskaya, Chris Menictas and Maria Skyllas-Kazacos from CENELEST.

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