Nature-Based Solutions Series: Fighting Climate Change and Feeding the Planet

Lucy Neiman, Zondits guest, 1/18/2023 Zondits and many other outlets have focused primarily on the transition to clean energy as the central path for addressing the challenges faced. Yet there is clear evidence that the transition away from fossil fuels alone cannot meet even the most conservative global climate goals that have been set. There … Read more

Nature-Based Solutions Series: A Roadmap for Broadening Climate Action

Lucy Neiman, Zondits guest, 1/11/2023 Zondits and many other outlets have focused primarily on the transition to clean energy as the central path for addressing the challenges faced. Yet there is clear evidence that the transition away from fossil fuels alone cannot meet even the most conservative global climate goals that have been set. There … Read more

Renewable Energy Predicted to Surpass Coal as the World’s Largest Source of Electric Generation

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 12/12/2022 According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy is on a course to become the world’s largest resource for electric generation by the year 2025. Coal is currently the largest source of fuel for electrical generation, but as renewables ramp up, the IEA predicts that coal, natural gas, and … Read more

Goldman Sachs Predicts a Profitable Market for Green Hydrogen

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 12/9/2022 Goldman Sachs commodity analyst, Michele DellaVigna, has told CNBC that a combination of market forces and the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are combining to make “green hydrogen” a profitable energy alternative. DellaVigna anticipates that green hydrogen will join renewable technologies, such as wind and solar, in a “turning … Read more

New Buildings Institute Introduces a Building Decarbonization Model Code

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 11/9/2022 Expanding its focus on advanced building energy codes, New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the release of a new model code with a focus on decarbonizing the U.S. residential and commercial building stocks. Model codes are intended to be used as templates for developing and adopting new building codes. Advanced … Read more

Sustainable Jet Fuel is No Longer Pie in the Sky

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 8/25/2022 Revolutionary developments in aviation jet fuel promise an 80-90% reduction in harmful emissions. Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is a class of fuels under development that capture CO2 directly from the air and use it in a chemical process to produce non-fossil jet fuel. Private technology companies and the U.S. Air … Read more

Exxon Mobil CEO Recommends a Cautious Approach for the Transition to Renewable Energy

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 7/25/2022 Global climate change and inflation are currently front and center topics of concern. While many urge aggressive action to speed the transition to clean renewable energy, Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods suggests a more cautious approach. In a wide-ranging video interview with CNBC, Woods ties the energy transition to the … Read more

Power Outages are on the Rise in the US

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Matt Montalbano, Zondits staff, 6/2/2022 Texas is experiencing a hotter-than-usual spring and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has begun preparations for the added risks that brings to the electrical grid. On Friday, May 13th, Brad Jones, the interim ERCOT chief executive issued a statement asking Texans to “conserve power when they can,” signaling … Read more

Solar Project Delays Threaten Climate Goals

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 5/25/2022 The Biden administration has adopted aggressive climate goals, including decarbonizing the U.S. power sector by 2035. The exponential growth of solar energy installations is widely recognized as a necessary component of achieving these goals. However, the solar industry is now warning of a major slowdown in new installations, including massive … Read more