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New York’s MTA, the Port of Seattle, and Vanguard Renewables receive Energy Vision awards for advancing low-carbon fuel adoption

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NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The non-profit Energy Vision (EV) held its annual awards event last night online, honoring three organizations for advancing adoption of renewable natural gas (RNG): New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Port of Seattle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and Vanguard Renewables.

RNG is a low-carbon fuel made by capturing the methane biogases emitted as food, manure, and other organic wastes decompose. It has the lowest lifecycle GHG emissions of any currently available fuel. In the U.S. 130 RNG-producing projects are operational, another 80 are under development. The Energy Vision awardees helped lead this trend toward RNG adoption.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) committed to switching its more than 700 compressed natural gas buses from fossil gas to RNG. “That will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40,000 tons per year — the equivalent of taking 5000 cars off the road,” said Craig Cipriano, president of the MTA Bus Company and Senior Vice President of New York City Transit Department of Buses, as he accepted the Energy Vision award. 

The Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), the first airport in the U.S. to switch from natural gas to RNG to heat its terminal.  SEA began purchasing RNG from Wisconsin-based US Gain on October 1 for heating buildings and powering shuttle buses. “Thanks to this RNG contract, we’re meeting the Port’s [2030] 50% [carbon emissions] reduction goal a decade early,” said Stephanie Meyn, the Port of Seattle’s Climate Program Manager, accepting the Energy Vision award.

Vanguard Renewables developed and operates six anaerobic digesters and an Organics Recycling Facility. It recently announced major partnerships with Dairy Farmers of America and Dominion Energy to build and operate a network of manure-only digesters and co-digestion facilities across many states. Through its lead investor Vision Ridge, Vanguard and partners are committing $1 billion to convert dairy manure into RNG. “Organic waste has two pathways,” said John Hanselman, Vanguard Renewables’ chair and CEO, who accepted the award. “One ends up being a dangerous GHG contributor, and the other is a pathway to renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.  We are delighted to empower that second pathway.”

A recording of the virtual awards event, including a discussion of RNG adoption with John Hanselman and Stephanie Meyn, is posted here.

Contact:  Stephen Kent, [email protected] 914-589-5988

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Wie doet er mee aan de Race to Zero?

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Introductie van nieuwe tool om te helpen bedrijven te identificeren die zich actief inzetten voor het klimaat

LONDON, 25 september 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Race to Zero, de door de VN ondersteunde campagne die bedrijven, steden, investeerders en andere niet-gouvernementele actoren oproept om voor 2030 wereldwijde emissies te halveren, lanceerde vandaag een nieuwe tool om te zoeken naar leden in hun campagne. De tool is gericht op het prijzen van die entiteiten, die zich inzetten voor robuuste netto nul-emissiedoelstellingen.

De tool, die gratis ter beschikking wordt gesteld door Tableau, een mondiaal topanalyseplatform, plus Salesforce, wereldwijd toonaangevend in CRM, laat het naadloos filteren en zoeken toe van wie meedoet aan de Race to Zero.

Tijdens de opening van Climate Week NYC onderstreepte Al Gore eerder deze week het cruciale belang van transparantie – het gebrek daaraan bleek namelijk een belangrijke reden, waarom actie tot nu toe nog niet ambitieus genoeg was. De nieuwe visualisatietool van Race to Zero, die werd ontworpen met behulp van het Tableau-platform, somt alle entiteiten in de campagne op en draagt bij tot de samenstelling van een duidelijk beeld van die belanghebbenden, die zich actief inzetten voor robuuste netto nul-emissiedoelstellingen, waarmee ze een sterk signaal sturen aan hen die niet in de lijst staan, dat ze een tandje moeten bijsteken.

Elk lid van Race to Zero zet zich in voor hetzelfde overkoepelende doel: het snel en eerlijk verminderen van de uitstoot in alle toepassingsgebieden, in overeenstemming met het Akkoord van Parijs, met transparante actieplannen en robuuste doelstellingen op korte termijn. Samen vormen ze de brede alliantie van niet-gouvernementele actoren die zich inzetten om uiterlijk 2050 netto nul-emissies te bereiken. Race to Zero-leden voldoen allen aan de vereiste minimumcriteria voor deelname aan de campagne en worden gestimuleerd door hun partnerinitiatieven.

De Tableau-tool helpt ook bij de registratie van de vooruitgang per branche, waar specifieke kortetermijnknelpunten liggen voor meer dan 20 sectoren, die samen de wereldeconomie vormen, ook wel 2030 Breakthroughs genoemd. Samen brengen ze tot uitdrukking wat belangrijke spelers moeten doen en wanneer de sectorveranderingen die nodig zijn om uiterlijk in 2050 een volledig CO2-vrije toekomst te bereiken.

Bij de lancering van Climate Week NYC kondigde de UN High Level Climate Action Champions al aan, dat meer dan de helft van de belangrijkste sectoren van de wereldeconomie inmiddels breakthrough-ambities hadden bereikt. In elk van deze 15 sectoren, van schone energie tot farmaceutische producten en medische technologie tot beton en cement, heeft minimaal 20% van de grootste bedrijven in termen van omzet zich geschaard achter sectorspecifieke 2030-doelstellingen – in lijn met het leveren van netto nul-emissie in 2050 – waaronder doelstellingen zoals 60% hernieuwbare energieopwekking in de energiesector en 5% emissieloze brandstof in de scheepvaartsector.

Chris Lindsay, vicepresident EMEA Marketing bij Tableau zegt daarover, “Nu kan iedereen eenvoudig zoeken in de Race to Zero-database en erachter komen wie zich wel en – minstens zo belangrijk – wie zich niet inzet voor onmiddellijke klimaatactie. Wij zijn er trots op samen te werken met Race To Zero aan dit transformerende initiatief.”

Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Action Champion, zegt: “Transparentie is vooral belangrijk om precies te weten waar we staan en hoe ver we nog te gaan hebben. We zijn dankbaar voor de steun van Tableau en Salesforce om ons te helpen, al onze Race to Zero-leden onder de aandacht te brengen en om de stelselmatige verandering die gaande is in alle sectoren van de wereldeconomie door te voeren. Voor zover u nog niet op de lijst staat, dan is het nu het moment om mee te doen met de Race to Zero en bij te dragen aan de 2030 Breakthroughs.”

Gonzalo Munoz, Chile COP25 High Level Climate Champion, zegt daarover: “Ik wil graag Tableau en Salesforce hartelijk bedanken voor hun hulp bij het helder in beeld brengen van wie meedoet aan de Race to Zero, en dus ook impliciet, wie niet. Deze radicale transparantie is van cruciaal belang als we allemaal samen naar een halvering van de uitstoot tegen 2030 willen racen en ik kijk ernaar uit, dat de lijst van Race to Zero-leden blijft groeien en dat de voorgang naar de 2030 Breakthroughs blijft versnellen. We hebben geen tijd te verliezen.”

Over Race to Zero

Race to Zero is de door de VN ondersteunde, wereldwijde campagne die niet-gouvernementele actoren, zoals bedrijven, steden, regio’s en financiële, onderwijs- en gezondheidsinstellingen, ertoe aanzet grondig en ogenblikkelijk actie te ondernemen om tegen 2030 de wereldwijde uitstoot te halveren en tijdig een gezondere en eerlijkere, koolstofvrije wereld te bereiken.

Alle leden zetten zich in voor hetzelfde overkoepelende doel: het snel en eerlijk verminderen van de uitstoot in alle toepassingsgebieden, in overeenstemming met het Akkoord van Parijs, met transparante actieplannen en robuuste doelstellingen op korte termijn.

Onder leiding van de High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping en Gonzalo Muñoz – mobiliseert Race To Zero spelers buiten nationale overheden om mee te doen met de Climate Ambition Alliance, die werd gelanceerd op de UNSG Climate Action Summit 2019 door de President van Chili, Sebastián Piñera.

Over de 2030 Breakthroughs

De 2030 Breakthroughs geven aan wat de belangrijkste spelers moeten doen en tegen wanneer, om de systeemverandering te bewerkstelligen die we nodig hebben om een sterke koolstofvrije wereld te bereiken in de meer dan 30 sectoren van de reële economie.

De 2030 Breakthroughs zijn afgeleid van de Climate Action Pathways – een serie uitgebreide sectorale roadmaps om het Akkoord van Parijs te bereiken in overeenstemming met 1,5 °C, ontwikkeld door de UN High Level Climate Champions en het Marrakech Partnership.

Zie ook: Samen onze systemen actualiseren 

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Why MPG should matter for electric vehicles

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If saving the environment is merely a lifestyle choice, the automakers and their latest electric vehicles have got us covered. Tesla’s Plaid touts performance. Leafs, Priuses and Volts preach humility. And Ford is flexing its muscle with launches of electric Mustangs and F-150s.

But if consumers’ choices are going to contribute to a greener future — if they’re going to opt for energy efficiency over flash — they need the ability to make smart purchasing decisions. To enable that, an old-fashioned measuring stick from the gasoline era could come in handy: the concept of miles per gallon.

In the electric vehicle (EV) era, car shopping is no longer a simple matter of finding a high-MPG car and a cheap gallon of gas. Electricity costs are confusing. Price and efficiency information is hard to find and harder to understand. And ultimately, you have to do the math.

That means getting to know electric energy’s unit of choice: the kilowatt-hour, or kWh — a string of characters better suited to an engineering textbook. To determine their costs and carbon footprints, drivers must solve the brain teasers that turn kWh into dollars and miles.

If you don’t do that, you’re trusting the automakers to do the right thing for you and the environment.

The government can lead on this problem. In fact, it has, and it does. Gas pumps have long been required to list the price of a gallon, gallons pumped and total fill-up cost. A vehicle’s EPA-mandated miles-per-gallon rating — displayed on dashboards and on every new car’s MPG sticker — ties it all together.

So maybe we already have a common denominator for the EV age. A familiar, tangible energy unit that gives us an apples-to-apples way to think about cost, efficiency and pollution.

Fellow Americans, say hello — again — to the gallon. Even as we leave the gas-powered car behind, we can keep its energy unit. It’s tangible, and if it works for the energy contained in gas, we can make it work for electricity.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a gallon of unleaded gas contains about 34 kWh of energy. Knowing that, you can easily deduce how much your energy purchase costs and how far it can take you. The gallon can even help you better understand your other electricity usage, putting your home energy costs on an apples-to-apples basis with your automobile’s energy costs.

When I gallon-ized my energy bills for the month of August, I learned:

  • My house used 56 gallons (1,888 kWh) worth of electricity.
  • My average home electricity cost was $6.34 per gallon.
  • At a Tesla supercharger, I paid $8.43 per gallon (25 cents per kWh).

The government already publishes an MPG equivalent for electric and hybrid vehicles. Using MPG, it becomes clear that electric vehicles make up for a lot of that high cost-per-gallon in efficiency, often with ratings over 100 MPG.

MPG is already good for more than car shopping. New York City’s MPG mandates have doubled taxis’ fuel efficiency since 2009. (The city also reserves a portion of taxi licenses — medallions — for hybrids.) Uber and Lyft have announced green initiatives, but their lightly regulated status has let them avoid MPG standards.

Smart energy shopping alone will not solve climate change. Energy watchdogs also need to monitor the industry’s carbon impact from both electricity generation and EV-related hardware manufacturing.

All else equal, though, using less energy means less pollution. And common units can steer us toward smart choices that encompass far more than our cars. Should I buy batteries so I can stock up on electricity when it’s cheapest? Do solar panels make sense? What about better insulation or more efficient appliances?

A high-MPG vehicle and a home that also goes a long way on a gallon? Together, that would be a solid lifestyle choice.

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Why MPG should matter for electric vehicles

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If saving the environment is merely a lifestyle choice, the automakers and their latest electric vehicles have got us covered. Tesla’s Plaid touts performance. Leafs, Priuses and Volts preach humility. And Ford is flexing its muscle with launches of electric Mustangs and F-150s.

But if consumers’ choices are going to contribute to a greener future — if they’re going to opt for energy efficiency over flash — they need the ability to make smart purchasing decisions. To enable that, an old-fashioned measuring stick from the gasoline era could come in handy: the concept of miles per gallon.

In the electric vehicle (EV) era, car shopping is no longer a simple matter of finding a high-MPG car and a cheap gallon of gas. Electricity costs are confusing. Price and efficiency information is hard to find and harder to understand. And ultimately, you have to do the math.

That means getting to know electric energy’s unit of choice: the kilowatt-hour, or kWh — a string of characters better suited to an engineering textbook. To determine their costs and carbon footprints, drivers must solve the brain teasers that turn kWh into dollars and miles.

If you don’t do that, you’re trusting the automakers to do the right thing for you and the environment.

The government can lead on this problem. In fact, it has, and it does. Gas pumps have long been required to list the price of a gallon, gallons pumped and total fill-up cost. A vehicle’s EPA-mandated miles-per-gallon rating — displayed on dashboards and on every new car’s MPG sticker — ties it all together.

So maybe we already have a common denominator for the EV age. A familiar, tangible energy unit that gives us an apples-to-apples way to think about cost, efficiency and pollution.

Fellow Americans, say hello — again — to the gallon. Even as we leave the gas-powered car behind, we can keep its energy unit. It’s tangible, and if it works for the energy contained in gas, we can make it work for electricity.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a gallon of unleaded gas contains about 34 kWh of energy. Knowing that, you can easily deduce how much your energy purchase costs and how far it can take you. The gallon can even help you better understand your other electricity usage, putting your home energy costs on an apples-to-apples basis with your automobile’s energy costs.

When I gallon-ized my energy bills for the month of August, I learned:

  • My house used 56 gallons (1,888 kWh) worth of electricity.
  • My average home electricity cost was $6.34 per gallon.
  • At a Tesla supercharger, I paid $8.43 per gallon (25 cents per kWh).

The government already publishes an MPG equivalent for electric and hybrid vehicles. Using MPG, it becomes clear that electric vehicles make up for a lot of that high cost-per-gallon in efficiency, often with ratings over 100 MPG.

MPG is already good for more than car shopping. New York City’s MPG mandates have doubled taxis’ fuel efficiency since 2009. (The city also reserves a portion of taxi licenses — medallions — for hybrids.) Uber and Lyft have announced green initiatives, but their lightly regulated status has let them avoid MPG standards.

Smart energy shopping alone will not solve climate change. Energy watchdogs also need to monitor the industry’s carbon impact from both electricity generation and EV-related hardware manufacturing.

All else equal, though, using less energy means less pollution. And common units can steer us toward smart choices that encompass far more than our cars. Should I buy batteries so I can stock up on electricity when it’s cheapest? Do solar panels make sense? What about better insulation or more efficient appliances?

A high-MPG vehicle and a home that also goes a long way on a gallon? Together, that would be a solid lifestyle choice.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/25/why-mpg-should-matter-for-electric-vehicles/

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$ 3.45 Bn growth opportunity in Global HSS Metal Cutting Tools Market 2021-2025 | Technavio forecasts 3.98% YOY growth in 2021

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Market Dynamics
Factors such as the growing market for fabricated metal products and the demand for superior quality products and CNC machines will drive the growth of the HSS Metal Cutting Tools Market during 2021-2025. However, capital intensive nature of the market might hamper growth.

The growth in the automotive industry will have a positive impact on the growth of vendors. On the other hand, the slowdown in the Chinese economy is expected to reduce the growth potential in the market.

Company Profiles
The HSS metal cutting tools market report includes information on the product launches, sustainability, and prospects of leading vendors including ERASTEEL, Kennametal Inc., LMT Onsrud LP, Morse Cutting Tools, NACHI FUJIKOSHI Corp., OSG USA Inc., Sandvik AB, Stanley Black and Decker Inc., and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.

Competitive Analysis
The report includes the competitive analysis, a proprietary tool to analyze and evaluate the position of companies based on their industry position score and market performance score. Some of the factors considered for analysis are financial performance over the last 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, growth in market share, etc.

Market Segmentation

  • By Product, the HSS metal cutting tools market is classified into milling, drilling, tapping, and others. The market growth in the milling segment will be significant during the forecast period.
  • By Geography, the market is classified as APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA. APAC will have the largest share of the market.

Related reports on Industrials include:
Global Laser Cutting Machine Market – Global laser cutting machine market is segmented by product (fiber, solid-state, diode, and others), end-user (automotive, aerospace and defense, electrical and electronics, industrial machinery, and others), and geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA).
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Global CNC Vertical Machining Centers Market – Global CNC vertical machining centers market is segmented by product (less than 5-axis and 5-axis or more), end-user (automotive, aerospace, metal fabrication, and others), and geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA).
Download Exclusive Free Sample Report

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Market Landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Value chain analysis

Market Sizing

  • Market definition
  • Market segment analysis
  • Market size 2020
  • Market outlook: Forecast for 2020 – 2025

Five Forces Analysis

  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

Market Segmentation by Product

  • Market segments
  • Comparison by Product
  • Milling – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Drilling – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Tapping – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Others – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Market opportunity by Product

Customer landscape

Geographic Landscape

  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • North America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Europe – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • South America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • MEA – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity by geography
  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends

Vendor Landscape

  • Vendor landscape
  • Landscape disruption

Vendor Analysis

  • Vendors covered
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • ERASTEEL
  • Kennametal Inc.
  • LMT Onsrud LP
  • Morse Cutting Tools
  • NACHI FUJIKOSHI Corp.
  • OSG USA Inc.
  • Sandvik AB
  • Stanley Black and Decker Inc.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.

Appendix

  • Scope of the report
  • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Research methodology
  • List of abbreviations

About Us
Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focus on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios.

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