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MIT: Emissions Trading For Transport = EU’s Cheapest Means Of Reducing Transport Emissions

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Rather than adopting an approach similar to the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard in the United States, the European Union could achieve similar carbon dioxide emissions reductions simply by extending the existing emissions trading system to encompass transportation (in addition to the electricity generation and energy-intensive industries it currently covers), according to a new study from MIT and its research partners

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Study: The Stricter The Emissions Testing Requirements In The EU, The More Testing Results Diverged From Real-World Results

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While the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has been the face of insufficient emissions levels enforcement in the EU in the past year, the problem is a wide-ranging one involving nearly every manufacturer operating in Europe. While most manufacturers have (apparently) not been brazen and arrogant enough to use “defeat devices” as obviously deceiving as Volkswagen [&hellip

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US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions Surpassing Coal Emissions

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Originally published on Planetsave. For the first time since 1972, energy-associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal are dropping below natural gas CO2 emissions. The US Energy Information Agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook reports that energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas are expected to be 10% higher than coal emissions for 2016. This is a classic [&hellip

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Transportation Now Largest Contributor To Carbon Emissions In USA, For 1st Time In 40 Years

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After 40 or so years away from the “gold medal” position, the US transportation sector has once again emerged to claim the mantle of being the top contributor of carbon emissions in the country, according to a new report from the US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG). What this means is that the transportation [&hellip

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Methane Leaks: How Oil and Gas Emissions Pose Widespread Risk to California Communities

We have a problem with methane pollution from the oil and gas industry in California. And it is a problem with the potential to severely damage the environment and the health and safety of all Californians, if this pollutant is allowed to escape unchecked …
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20+ Nations Have Decoupled GDP From Emissions

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Since 2000, more than 20 countries have successfully decoupled (both curbed their greenhouse gas emissions and boosted their gross domestic product), says World Resources Institute analyst Nate Aden. Aden’s research took off from a recent International Energy Agency report on how energy-related emissions have “decoupled” from economic growth over the last two years. The decoupling events [&hellip

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Study: Lightweight Materials In Vehicles Increases Vehicle-Cycle GHG Emissions But Improves Fuel Economy

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The use of lightweight materials (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, wrought aluminum, etc.) in vehicle manufacture results in higher vehicle-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, but also in improved fuel-economy, which leads to a net benefit as far as total life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions go, according to a new study from Argonne National Laboratory. The improved fuel economy of [&hellip

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Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas 27% Higher Than Earlier Estimates

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Originally published on EDF. By David Lyon Methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are significantly higher than previous official estimates, according to draft revisions of the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions inventory released Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency. At 9.3 million metric tons, revised estimates of 2013 emissions are 27% percent higher than [&hellip

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Unlimited Emissions Would Result in Ice-Free Antarctica – Truthdig


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Unlimited Emissions Would Result in Ice-Free Antarctica
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LONDON—German and US scientists have worked out how to melt almost all the ice in Antarctica, raise sea levels by up to 60 metres, and flood cities that are now home to more than a billion people. The answer is simple: just burn all the planet's
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Obama & Fed Contractors Cut Emissions Today

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Today, President Obama has once again set an example for corporate America by formally issuing an executive order that will cut the government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40% (from 2008 levels) over the next decade. The order also specifies increasing the share of electricity the government consumes from renewable sources to 30%. The move is

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