Volkswagen’s European Factories Up To 95 Percent Powered By Renewables

In 2020. Volkswagen Group increased the share of renewables powering its European factories from 80 percent to 95 percent (year over year/YoY), and 10 of its factories became 100 percent renewably powered. The target is for them to reach 100 percent renewable power by 2023. In China, Volkswagen Group increased the share of renewables powering …

Fast-Track Energy Transitions to Win the Race to Zero

Proven technologies for a net-zero energy system already largely exist today, finds the preview of World Energy Transitions Outlook by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable power, green hydrogen and modern bioenergy will dominate the world of energy in the future. Previewed at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue today, IRENA’s Outlook proposes …

2020 Climate Events Were Examples Of How Excess Heat Is Expressed On Earth

By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA’s analysis. Massive wildfires scorched Australia, Siberia, and the United States’ west coast …

Offshore Oil and Gas on the Gulf Coast: Mitigating Risks with Data

In 2016, the US offshore oil and natural gas industries—which are heavily concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico— contributed 315,000 jobs and USD 30 billion to the US economy. These industries are lucrative, but they see their fair share of challenges.  Even during the best of times, the extraction of …