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Coverage of net zero since December 13, 2023.

Southern Alberta family achieves net zero with decades-old home as part of national challenge Globalnews.ca

"...Our furnace kicked the bucket last March in the last cold snap. And that was kind of our instigating moment, Samantha Shannon said. With her Airdrie, Alta..."

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New Brunswick family finalists in Canadian Geographic's Net Zero home challenge

"...“There is eight families involved and basically it is a challenge that we are all showing how we can get to net zero,” said Natalie Foreman, whose family of five lives in Fredericton. As one of the finalists for the national Live Net Zero challenge, Foreman said that last year the family entered the contest and immediately started making changes to how they live. “Starting at ground-level energy conservation, so turning the lights off and taking shorter showers,” said Foreman..."

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Business funding on climate action needs to

"...TORONTO A report from RBC says business funding for climate action needs to “rise exponentially” for the country to be on course for net zero emissions by 2050..."

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Federal funding to boost zero emission transit in Alberta communities

"...Nine transit agencies serving Albertans will be benefiting from an investment from the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles..."

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The Promise and Peril of Nuclear Energy in a Climate Changed World

"...As each summer passes warmer than the last, and the urgency toward cutting carbon emissions grows, there is increasing demand for an all options on the table approach to the transition away from fossil fuels. To that end, few serious net-zero scenarios exclude nuclear power. For example, in most of the scenarios in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report 1..."

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Utilities throw down on a bigger, cleaner, smarter grid

"...British Columbia has just hit the accelerator on the clean energy transition, announcing a $36-billion investment in electricity grid expansion and upgrades over the next decade. BC Hydro’s updated capital plan, announced last Tuesday, marks a 50 per cent increase over the utility’s previous plan. The bulk of these investments will go towards new customer connections and upgrading existing assets, including substations, transmission lines and hydro dams to produce power more efficiently..."

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Bid by meatpacker JBS to join New York Stock Exchange faces opposition over Amazon deforestation

"...“Dozens of journalistic and NGO reports have shown that JBS is linked to more destruction of forests and other ecosystems than any other company in Brazil. The company has made repeated claims that it will eliminate deforestation but has not taken meaningful steps to do so, said the letter from 15 U. S..."

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Former energy minister quits Britain's Conservatives over approval of new oil drilling CityNews Kitchener

"...Skidmore has been a Conservative lawmaker since 2010. He wrote a government-commissioned review published a year ago setting out how Britain could reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 while creating thousands of new green jobs..."

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Germany's CO2 emissions are at their lowest in 7 decades, study shows CityNews Halifax

"...BERLIN (AP) Carbon dioxide emissions in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, dropped to their lowest level in seven decades as the use of coal declined unexpectedly sharply in 2023 and economic pressures weighed down production by energy-intensive industry, according to a study released Thursday..."

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Emissions, inflation and elections: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe looks ahead at 2024 Globalnews.ca

"...Purdy: And so was maybe the biggest motivating factor behind this was to have a positive impact, at the end of the day, for those who call Saskatchewan home?Moe: Certainly, and really in doing so, just mirroring the decision that the federal government made in every aspect that we are able to as a province. Purdy: What repercussions, if any, do you expect from our federal government?Moe: I don't expect any repercussions. What would be a positive repercussion would be for the federal government to revisit their forgoing the carbon tax on all forms of home heating fuel..."

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Jobs in net zero

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Sustainability Manager

"...Sustainability/ESG practitioner to join our growing Sustainability team, to play a leading role in ensuring our delivery of Aviva's industry-leading net-zero ambition across our business..."

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Analyst, ESG Reporting

"...), net-zero water and energy projects, and corporate initiatives and improvements across our building portfolio..."

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Sustainability Consultant

"...Stantec is seeking a Sustainability Consultant to join our growing Carbon Impact Team to support our project portfolio in the Greater Toronto..."

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Analyst, Sustainable Investing

"...You will bring a strong passion for sustainable investing, exceptional analytical skills and the ability to learn, as well as a drive to contribute to Sustainable..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention net zero.

North America's first net zero plant protein processing facility set to break ground in fall 2022

Duration: 5:58

"...A $225 million plant protein processing facility is to be built in Strathmore, Alberta..."

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RealAg Radio, April 5: Volatile weather, net-zero, and temporary foreign worker changes

Duration: 55:22

"...Thanks for taking the time to listen to RealAg Radio..."

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RealAg Radio, March 29: Shortage concerns, trade and policy gaps, and a roadmap to net-zero

Duration: 55:22

"...Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio..."

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Grain Growers of Canada launches “Road to 2050” net-zero initiative

Duration: 13:02

"...Grain Growers of Canada has announced a Road to 2050 initiative aimed at helping the Canadian government work toward its commitment of net-zero emissions by 2050..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about net zero.

The Path to Urban Net Zero (w/ Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight)

"...Currently, says Janette Jackson of Foresight, were in last place, which accelerates our need to step up the pace and position Canada as a force of nature on the path to net zero..."

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How Airlines Are Racing to Clean Up the Skies With Green Fuels

"...Pre-COVID, aviation was one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising by about 2% every year since 2000..."

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Bold Actions Opening Plenary Food Systems Outlook 2022

"...Food systems account for up to one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions and are failing 768 million people living in hunger..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about net zero relevant to the latest news.

Energy in the backseat? Investigating decarbonization dialogue in supply chain tweets during and after COVID-19

"...Pollution and waste caused by plastics, fuel consumption, reduction in greenhouse gas emission are some of the key topics that emerged during pandemic times..."

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Exploring long-term mitigation pathways for a net zero Tajikistan

"...The Paris Agreement encourages Parties to prepare and submit long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LT-LEDS) to the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)..."

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Decarbonization via Nature-Based Solutions: National Policy and International Practice

"...Realizing this potential requires significant targeted work to adjust the regulation and reprioritization of forest management?from extracting wood from forests for processing to integrated forest management, including quantification and monetization of forest carbon sequestration ecosystem services..."

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Environmental Dimensions of Climate Change: Endurance and Change in Material Culture

"...Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and approximately 14 gigatons of all energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year..."

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Hybrid and Modified Harmony Search Optimization application in economic load dispatch with integrated renewable source

"...Nowadays researchers are moving toward, developing and demonstrating net zero emission (CO2 emission) renewable energy sources (like solar energy, wind power, Hydro plant and more) technologies..."

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Emerging Global Trends in the Potential of Nanotechnology for Achieving the Net Zero Goals

"...To achieve climate neutrality, nanotechnology is essential because it promotes the creation of cutting-edge, potentially game-changing technologies that have no negative effects on biodiversity and ecosystems..."

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Retrofit Guidelines Towards Achievement of Net Zero Energy in a University Building

"...The energy consumption of new buildings as well as pre-existing buildings can be decreased through retrofits for energy efficiency, energy conservation programs, reduction of plug loads, and integrated structural design..."

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What It Takes to Go Net Zero: Why Aren?t We There Yet?

"...This chapter discusses four key challenges to achieve net zero in the building industry: (1) the global challenge referred to climate change and future climates according to the 6th IPCC report, (2) the technical challenge related mainly to the achievement of net zero energy parameters in new and existing buildings and the difficulties to certify energy efficiency in a massive attempt..."

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Carbon neutral Bhutan: sustaining carbon neutral status under growth pressures

"...All will need to adapt their specific economic contexts to achieve the simultaneous objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals whilst addressing the net zero Paris agenda..."

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Can green finance facilitate Industry 5.0 transition to achieve sustainability? A systematic review with future research direct

"...The research domain gave six major themes: Green Innovations (GI), Green Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Circular Economy (CE), Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM), Emerging Economies, and Net Zero Economy (NZE)..."

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