Richard Gurney writes in GreenBiz on how new materials are changing the lifetime emissions of buildings. “With construction material production accounting for an estimated 25 percent of the total lifetime emissions of buildings, decarbonizing this aspect of construction is a key building block of the industry’s support for global emissions targets. This area is undergoing rapid...
Fossil fuel companies continue to play an essential role in our energy makeup and will play a central role in decarbonization moving forward. A market-based approach that allows for a diverse energy makeup is the correct way to move toward a net-zero future.
"A breadth of solutions is needed to remove carbon emissions, such as hydrogen, sustainable bioenergy and various approaches to reducing and reusing the energy consumed in our homes, offices and factories. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play a significant role as well."
"If the CO2 emissions generated through the production of hydrogen can be captured and sequestered, hydrogen can be generated and used without CO2 emissions — a two-for-one proposition that could have a great impact on climate recovery."
"While Toyota has a massive multibillion-dollar R&D budget to develop better materials, electronics, software, advanced batteries and hydrogen fuel cell systems for its cars and trucks, Toyota Ventures is on the lookout for promising, small startups with technology that could eventually be both lucrative and potentially benefit the automaker’s global operations."