GHGSat Releases a New Public Data Exploration Tool
GHGSat releases Pulse, a free high-resolution map of methane emissions around the world. Rather than us explaining, you should probably just have a look for yourself!
$50 Million Alberta Innovates Fund for GHG Technology
Applications are now open for the TIER Economic Recovery Program from Alberta Innovates. Applications are due November 30th, 2020. TRL 4-7 technologies may be eligible for funding between $200,000 and $5M. Contact Highwood for more details or help applying.
$100 Million in Federal Funding (Canada) Announced for CRIN
Ottawa has pledged $100 Million to the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) to support cutting-edge research on GHG emissions reductions. So far, CRIN has allocated roughly $80 million to support three technology competition challenges. For more information, click here.
$750 Million Federal (Canada) Emission Reduction Fund
We posted about this one last week, but it’s so much money for methane that we thought we would remind you! Check out this previous issue of the Highwood Bulletin for more information.
News: French government blocks U.S. LNG deal
The Government of France has blocked a $7 Billion LNG project over environmental concerns. “The delay highlights a growing concern among some U.S. natural gas exporters that the regulatory rollbacks pushed by the Trump administration are making it more difficult to sell their product overseas as a cleaner alternative to oil or coal.”
News: Swiss Re Introduces Triple-Digit Internal Carbon Levy
Swiss Re, the world’s second largest reinsurance company, has increased its internal carbon levy from USD 8/tonne to USD 100/tonne, making them the first multinational to implement a 3-digit carbon levy. Swiss Re is targeting a levy of USD 200/tonne by 2030. Click here to learn more.
New Report: Shareholder Guide to Climate Risks from NOJVs
A new report was released this week by EDF and Rockefeller Asset Management (and with support from BP) that explores the liabilities of greenhouse gas emissions associated with Non-Operated Joint Ventures (NOJVs). The highly informative report can be accessed here.