Big Pharma Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than the Automotive Industry

Rarely does mention of the pharmaceutical industry conjure up images of smoke stacks, pollution and environmental damage. Yet our recent study found the global pharmaceutical industry is not only a significant contributor to global warming, but it is also dirtier than the global automotive production sector. It was a surprise …

Norway Approves Extension to Giant Oil Field

Authorities in Norway have formally approved the development and operation of the second phase of the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field. Developer Equinor says the extension to the field, with planned start-up in 2022, will increase production from 440,000 barrels of oil per day to 660,000 barrels per day. Johan …

ABB Unveils Its First Carbon-Neutral Factory

At its site in Lüdenscheid, in the presence of Nico Rosberg, ABB shows how the sustainable energy transition can succeed with digital energy management. With its “Mission to Zero”, the leader in digital technology drives the transition from fossil fuels. After a two-year design and construction phase, as part of …

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Deforestation in Tropical Countries Linked to European Diets in New Study

One-sixth of the carbon footprint of the average diet in the European Union can be directly linked to deforestation in tropical countries, according to a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The study, due to be published in the May 2019 edition of the journal Global …

Sweden ‘Leading the Way Towards a Low Carbon Future’

Sweden has the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all member countries that are part of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It is also the second lowest carbon intensive economy and is a “global leader” in building a low carbon future, according to IEA’s latest …

IEA: Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2018

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions hit a new record last year, with an increase of 1.7% globally. That was a result of higher energy consumption, which grew by 2.3% – nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010, according to latest figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA). …

The Best and Worst Airlines for Tackling Climate Change

Flying is bad for the environment but some airlines are better than others at limiting the damage. No airline is yet doing enough to reduce carbon emissions in the long term, but Delta (DAL) and United (UAL) are ahead of the pack when it comes to managing their greenhouse gas …