Tuesday, October 19

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New era for Silicon Valley
Dgitec

New era for Silicon Valley

Joe Biden moves into the White House and the Democrats take control of Congress. It could get even more uncomfortable for the tech giants.WWhy did Twitter and Facebook kick Donald Trump out? The risk of further incitement to violence is too great, said Twitter. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the riots in Washington showed that Trump was trying to undermine the peaceful transfer of power to Joe Biden. All of this sounds like good intentions. Of course, there is also the less honorable possible explanation that there is an ice cold calculation behind the decision. It came after Congress sealed Trump’s loss of power and also after it became clear that the Democrats would control that same Congress in the future. On this reading, Twitter and Facebook, which have long been very len...
Climate social fund is intended to cushion higher CO2 prices
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Climate social fund is intended to cushion higher CO2 prices

The EU Commission wants to set up a social fund to alleviate high CO2 prices for houses and traffic. In addition, Brussels wants to remove more emission rights and involve industry more. Dhe proponents of EU emissions trading have long struggled to get it recognized as an instrument for reducing CO2 emissions. That has changed since the prices for CO2 rights have risen to more than 50 euros per ton, thus creating a clear incentive to abandon coal-fired power generation. The European Commission therefore wants to make emissions trading a central element of climate policy on the way to climate neutrality in 2050. The “Fit for 55” package announced for mid-July on how the EU is to reduce emissions by 55 percent by 2030 will contain proposals for reform and expansion of emissions trad...
Started observing greenhouse gases at Skytree
Economy

Started observing greenhouse gases at Skytree

Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO) at Tokyo Sky Tree (Sumida-ku, Tokyo), the tallest building in Japan2) And other greenhouse gases have begun to be observed, a research group such as the National Institute for Environmental Studies has recently announced. The institute says that it will be effective in accurately grasping and monitoring the actual state of greenhouse gas emissions.This research group consists of researchers from the National Institute for Environmental Studies, the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, the Meteorological Research Institute, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology[AIST]. In March of last year, the National Institute for Environmental Studies set up an atmospheric observation space at 250 meters fr...
Japan’s greenhouse gas declines for the fourth consecutive year in FY17 The goal of the Paris Agreement requires further reduction efforts
Economy

Japan’s greenhouse gas declines for the fourth consecutive year in FY17 The goal of the Paris Agreement requires further reduction efforts

On November 30, the Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute for Environmental Studies announced “preliminary figures” that the domestic emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) in FY2017 were 1,294 million tons (CO2 equivalent). It decreased by 1% from the previous year, the fourth consecutive year of decrease. A ministry official said that while the introduction of renewable energy has been expanded, it is necessary to accelerate emission reduction measures in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, an international framework for global warming countermeasures. It is said.According to the announcement, total greenhouse gas emissions in FY2017 were 1,294 million tons (CO2 equivalent, 1.0% decrease from the previous year, 8.2% decrease from 2013, ...