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Carbon Intensity

Research your Intensity: Why Carbon Intensity of Your Electricity is Important

August 3, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Carbon Intensity and Electricity

To live a really good low-carbon-emissions-producing life you’ll need plenty of low-carbon electricity. But how carbon intensive your electricity is at the moment is what ends up dictating the benefits of things like going solar or getting an electric car.[read more]

The Need for a Trend Break in the Carbon Intensity of Energy Use

June 30, 2014 by Adam Whitmore
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Carbon Intensity of Energy

There has been some recent discussion about the Kaya identity, which breaks down emissions from energy use into four factors: population, income per capita, energy intensity of the economy (energy used to produce each unit of GDP), and carbon intensity of energy supply (carbon emissions per unit of energy).[read more]

Increasing Carbon Intensity of Global Energy Consumption

June 19, 2014 by Roger Pielke, Jr.
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Energy Carbon Intensity

I have been continuing to look at the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2014, which was released earlier this week. It is a wonderful resource, kudos to BP. The report includes a graph showing the carbon intensity of global energy consumption from 1965 to 2013.[read more]

How Much Is Efficiency Helping America Slash Its Carbon Emissions?

October 24, 2013 by Stephen Lacey
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Carbon Emissions Efficiency

Energy wonks collectively gasped when the Energy Information Administration closed its doors briefly during the recent government shutdown. But the agency opened back up with a bang this week, issuing a promising new report that showed continued declines in America's carbon intensity.[read more]

How Emissions Decline in the Real World

April 11, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

One of the first questions anyone seeking to understand global warming should ask is this: how do emissions decline in the real world?The short answer is that they mostly don't. As nations develop, emissions go up. The one major exception is during economic recessions and depressions, when energy use temporarily declines before...[read more]

New Data: Nuclear Down, Carbon Intensity Up in Japan

February 14, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute
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Japan's nuclear power fleet has sat idle since a powerful earthquake struck the nation in March 2011, driving a sharp increase in fossil fuel imports and a spike in the nation's carbon intensity, new data shows. Together, these changes have battered Japan's trade balance, increased the carbon intensity of its energy supply, and raised...[read more]

Economy Wide or Utilities Only

June 25, 2010 by David Hone
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In his speech to the nation last week, President Obama raised the prospect of energy legislation being delivered by the Congress in this session, building on the work of the House of Representatives in 2009. The President said:  ”. . . . . Last year, the House of Representatives acted on these principles by passing a strong and...[read more]