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EU drive for new clean energy could see solar panels on all new buildings

All new buildings in the EU would be fitted with solar panels on their roofs under plans to turbocharge a drive for renewable energy to replace the continent’s need for Russian oil and gas. The European Commission wants half the bloc’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030, more than double the current figure.…
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17 May 2022 0

Qantas says synthetic fuel could power long flights by mid-2030s

Synthetic fuel could start replacing traditional petroleum and plant-based biofuels by as early as the mid-2030s, helping to decarbonise long-distance air travel, Australian airline Qantas has said. The Sydney-based group said so-called power-to-liquid technology — which manufactures synthetic hydrocarbon fuel by extracting carbon from the air and hydrogen from water via renewable energy before mixing…
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17 May 2022 0

This is what the future of carbon offsets could look like

This article is an on-site version of our Moral Money newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox. Visit our Moral Money hub for all the latest ESG news, opinion and analysis from around the FT Greetings from New York where the temperatures are (finally) rising and some of us…
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16 May 2022 0

Mike Cannon-Brookes: Australia’s first green corporate raider

Mike Cannon-Brookes was transformed into one of Australia’s first two tech billionaires when Atlassian, the software company he co-founded, went public on Wall Street in 2015. Since then the 42-year-old, who is usually seen wearing a T-shirt and baseball cap, has gained wider recognition in Australia for using his fortune to combat global warming. Until…
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14 May 2022 0

Scientist alarmed by record carbon dioxide levels

A new record for the highest daily level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been set this week, ringing alarm bells about the pace of global warming. The daily record of 421.37 parts per million CO2 was recorded at Manau Loa by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, with similar numbers reported by the National…
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13 May 2022 0

From ‘Britain’s Obama’ to JPMorgan banker

This article is an on-site version of our Moral Money newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox. Visit our Moral Money hub for all the latest ESG news, opinion and analysis from around the FT Welcome back. During Leslie Hook’s exclusive interview with US climate envoy John Kerry, the…
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13 May 2022 0

International Space Station shows adversaries can — and should — collaborate

The writer is a senior researcher at Harvard Business School’s institute for strategy and competitiveness It is increasingly clear that the crises we face today — in climate, energy, and security — can only be tackled through ambitious projects. But how can we raise the capital for them? Usually, it is only when the market…
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13 May 2022 0

US climate envoy Kerry warns world against turning back to coal

US climate envoy John Kerry has warned the world not to turn back to coal as it attempts to wean itself from Russian gas, saying the war in Ukraine should not be an excuse to delay climate goals. The fallout from the conflict and deteriorating relations between the US and China have made it harder…
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12 May 2022 0

The energy sector must urgently fix its gas flaring problem

This article is an on-site version of our Energy Source newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday Three things to start: Elon Musk made plenty of headlines in his interview with the FT this week. But let’s forget Twitter (and Trump) for a moment. Energy Source…
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12 May 2022 0

Why I am a climate techno-optimist

This article is an on-site version of Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every Thursday This week we released the second instalment of our occasional on-screen spin-off known as Free Lunch on Film. Do watch and share my attempts to explore and test my belief in…
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12 May 2022 0