Seven ways to recycle heat and reduce carbon emissions

Heating of space and water in buildings accounts for about 44% of all energy consumed globally according to the International Energy Agency. This heat is still overwhelmingly generated by burning fossil fuels, making it an enormous source of the carbon emissions driving climate change. But you might be surprised to learn just how much heat is wasted each day. Finding ways to recover and recycle it could drastically reduce emissions.

Why aren’t we doing more of what has been suggested in this article? 4min read.

The world needs to capture, use, and store gigatons of CO2: Where and how?

Countries and companies around the globe are committing to net zero by 2050. One suite of technologies—collectively called carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)—offers solutions for many hard-to-abate sectors such as aviation, cement, and hydrogen production from fossil fuels.

This article explores potential CCUS hubs, five emerging hub archetypes, and three key steps to accelerate the development of CCUS hubs. 10-12 min read.

Anglo American & Tata Steel Join Hands to Reduce Emissions

Mining giant Anglo American, iron ore miner Tata Steel and several others have joined hands to find ways to reduce carbon emissions in shipping iron ore.

BusinessTech Africa has discovered that Freeport Saldanha – which represents the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone – is also part of the consortium, along with shipping firms CMB and VUKA Marine and energy supplier Engie.

Positive news. 2min read.

Parametric Insurance to Build Resilience Against Extreme Cold

Instances of extreme cold, typically caused by a disrupted polar vortex, can be devastating to infrastructure, supply chains, agriculture, and private property.

However, insuring these events is a challenge because the non-physical damage that occurs during or after extreme cold events is often not covered by traditional policies.

Read this white paper to learn why parametric insurance has become a leading alternative to protect commercial and public entity clients against extreme cold exposures.

You can request this paper free of charge, but you will have to identify yourself to the publisher. It may be very useful for someone who is researching this area. What is parametric insurance? Also called “index-based insurance”.