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Don't Toss Out the Good Electricity with the Bad

September 10, 2014 by Kyle Aarons
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Some electricity uses can reduce overall carbon emissions. Here are some options for EPA to consider to avoid inadvertently discouraging states from deploying electric vehicles, electric mass transit, and other technologies that use electricity instead of a dirtier fuel.[read more]

US Coal Exports Do Not Offset Massive Emissions Reductions from Natural Gas

August 25, 2014 by Alex Trembath
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Coal, Natural Gas, and Emissions

In the end, achieving deep reductions in emissions will require that gas must be a bridge to lower-carbon energy sources, not an endpoint. But for now, emissions are declining and gas is displacing coal, which until recently, virtually everyone agreed was the most important climate mitigation objective.[read more]

Power Sector CO2 Emissions Sensitive to Policy Changes and Natural Gas Supply

June 11, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Emissions and Policy

Policies to reduce CO2 emissions could result in less consumption of coal in favor of natural gas, which emits about 40% as much CO2 as typical coal-fired generation, as well as increases in other low- or zero-carbon power generating technologies such as renewables and nuclear.[read more]

French Report Misstates Role of Shale Gas in Reducing US Carbon Emissions

March 15, 2014 by Steve Everley

French Report and Shale Gas

A recent policy brief published by the Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) examined the impact of United States shale gas on the American economy, including potential implications for the European Union.[read more]

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Has shale gas really reduced US carbon emissions? The problem of coal exports

January 13, 2014 by Robert Wilson
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Fracking and Illusions

Fracking has resulted in a decline in America's "on the books" carbon emissions. However a deconstruction of these emissions cuts in light of the globalised nature of carbon emissions shows that these emissions cuts may in large part be illusory.[read more]

Emissions Reduction: The Rational Middle

December 21, 2013 by David Hone
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People who frequent the two ends of the climate change discussion aren’t really helping. There is an apparent delight in throwing rocks at each other, with the group in the middle left to keep their heads down and make some attempt at crafting a solution to the CO2 issue that we have.[read more]

The Other End of the Spectrum: Radical Emission Reductions

December 12, 2013 by David Hone
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With Warsaw now a fading memory and the meager outcome still cause for concern that there really isn’t enough substance to build a robust global agreement upon, I signed up for The Radical Emission Reduction Conference at the Royal Society.[read more]

Is There Cause for Optimism on Emissions?

November 11, 2013 by David Hone
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Emissions Optimism?

Perhaps the BBC and others are having a bit of a fit of pre-COP optimism, but two recent stories would lead the reader and/or listener to the view that the world is, perhaps, at last turning the corner on the reduction of emissions.[read more]