Business - 16/October/2020

Green buildings are only as clean as the energy used in manufacturing their insulation material

The most sought after building insulation products will not necessarily be the cheapest and most effective, but those manufactured with the lightest carbon footprint

GEOGRAPHIC BARRIERS
Electrification of energy-hungry industrial processes only makes sense in countries with high penetrations of renewable energy in their supply mix. Elsewhere, extraordinary innovation is needed to decarbonise heavy industry and that requires extraordinary investment

LEANING ON GAS
The use of natural gas as a stepping stone to full decarbonisation using biofuels and renewables electricity is a route chosen by some companies, but it is an unsustainable path in the long term 

KEY QUOTE
The CO2 embedded in building materials must go down, so that within the next ten years we can see that for every square metre of construction, far less CO2 is emitted than today
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