Bureau Veritas estimates that in 2020 there will be major growth in compliance, leading testing and inspection. The certification authority revealed that the key trends in the year ahead will be tackling climate change, ‘Big Data’ as well as ethical supply chains.
Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a major research initiative aiming to create a zero-emissions future in which oil and natural gas provide both clean energy and advanced materials that help house; move; clothe and feed people.
The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) announced its new goal, concerning the entire group to become climate-neutral, until 2040. HHLA is going to make every effort to protect the environment as it has already implemented a sustainability strategy under the ‘Balanced Logistics’ brand.
Rystad Energy forecasts that US will become energy-independent in the following months, whereas by 2030 US’s energy production will outpace primary energy demand by about 30%.
The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) issued a report assessing countries’ plans and outlooks for fossil fuel production highlighting a significant production gap. The report was produced by leading research organizations, including the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), International Institute for Sustainable Development, Overseas Development Institute, CICERO Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research, Climate Analytics, and UNEP, and more than 50 researchers from numerous universities and research organizations contributed to the analysis and review.
IEA launched its World Energy Outlook 2019, exploring a number of today’s issues that challenge the industry, as the dissonance amongst well-supplied oil markets and developing geopolitical tensions, the gap between the rapidly-increasing GHG emissions and the lack of stated policies to deal with those emissions, and the promise of “energy for all”, in comparison to the lack of electricity access for 850 million people in the globe.
IEA recently launched its “Energy Efficiency 2019” report, focusing on the important role of energy efficiency in today’s world that can boost the economic developments and help prevent GHG emissions; Yet, the report highlights that the global progress rate is slowing down.
The Department of Energy of the Republic of the Philippines issued a draft Department Circular entitled ‘Policies to Enhance the Net-Metering Program for Renewable Energy Systems and other Mechanisms to Ensure Energy Security”‘, and now asks from the public to issue their feedback.
During his speech at Nor-Shipping 2019, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim delivered a strong reminder regarding the ever-increasing importance of balanced and sustainable development. Mr. Lim also highlighted moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry.
Getting closer to 2020, our industry is under pressure to innovate sustainably and show its change-ready profile to the strict climate-alerting regulations. While remarkable progress has been made, it is of much interest to look where the inefficiencies lie as well as how close we are to properly manage CO2, SOx & NOx challenges and meet the goals and aspirations set by IMO.
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