Climate Change

Cracking the Hydrogen Colour Code

Recently there has been more and more in the media about hydrogen as a future fuel. These discussions often talk about hydrogen using a colour coding - which has the potential to confuse an already complicated matter even further. To support discussion I have pulled together a summary of here of where the colour coding is at right now. Please do let me know if you hear of any others and I will add them. The full colour chart is available at the bottom of this article.

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Facade greening - "Good for the environment and the feel-good factor".
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Facade greening - "Good for the environment and the feel-good factor".

Planted facades and roofs are not only visually eye-catching, they also improve the urban climate. Intense sunlight, high temperatures and a high degree of density in cities promote the so-called heat island effect. Green roofs largely manage without irrigation.

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Climate protection in the company secures the future
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Climate protection in the company secures the future

More and more companies are setting their own targets for reducing emissions. They know that their own future and competitiveness are at stake. Some committed German companies are networking in the Climate Protection Companies initiative. Green energy networks help companies tap into new potential as well.

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How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry
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How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry

New waste heat recovery technologies can take the industry one step closer to achieving cleaner production methods. Aluminium is the second most highly produced metal and one of the most recycled commodities in the world. In some industries, over 90% of it is recycled .

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Defining Carbon Neutrality: Not as Simple as It Might Seem
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Defining Carbon Neutrality: Not as Simple as It Might Seem

Carbon-dioxide (CO2) accumulates in the atmosphere through natural and anthropogenic processes. In the atmosphere, CO2 absorbs heat and thus causes the atmosphere to heat up. Is simply moving towards CO2-neutrality sufficient for att.

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Reducing emission from cement and steel manufacturing
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Reducing emission from cement and steel manufacturing

Electricity is versatile in terms of its potential uses, but some industrial processes will be difficult to decarbonise. Cement, steel and plastics manufacturing, in particular, pose major challenges. Emissions from cement manufacture could be reduced by as much as.

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Chemical Industry could go totally carbon neutral
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Chemical Industry could go totally carbon neutral

Switzerlands Federal Council has decided that the country should become carbon-neutral by 2050. This may be challenging as far as car traffic and the entire power sector are concerned. A switch of this kind will be more difficult for the chemical industry.

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Mythbusting: The footprint of renewable energy
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Mythbusting: The footprint of renewable energy

By 2017, only 43,500 tons of PVP waste was created worldwide. By 2050 this number is expected to rise to 60 million tons. With better eco-design and new technologies, we may soon be able to re-use all of it.

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Having ‘Impossible’ conversations about energy
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Having ‘Impossible’ conversations about energy

The author pushes the reader to listen to those at the extremes to find common ground. We may or may not agree that climate change is happening but we can agree that some technologies will move faster than others! The magic really happens in the middle when we.

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Responding to Coronavirus: Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover
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Responding to Coronavirus: Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy. The virus has also hit society like a global tsunami, disrupting travel, cutting off communities. Chinas industrial output has dropped 15% to 40% since the crisis began.

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