carbon cuts

The Role of Energy Intensity in Global Decarbonization: How Fast Can We Cut Energy Use?

March 16, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

Energy Efficiency and Cutting Carbon Emissions

Avoiding climate change will require the nearly complete decarbonization of the global energy system, with 50-90% reductions in global CO2 emissions by 2050. These cuts must be achieved against a backdrop of growing global population and projected increases in demand for energy and energy-related services.[read more]

How Ambitious Are the EPA's Proposed Carbon Dioxide Reductions?

June 5, 2014 by Alex Trembath

EPA Carbon Ambitions

The Obama administration’s proposed carbon reductions are larger than what the EIA predicts would happen without regulations, but are smaller than reductions that would be achieved if the carbon intensity of the economy or power sector declines at the same pace it did between 2005 and 2013.[read more]

EU Sets Binding Renewable Energy Targets After Tough Negotiations

January 24, 2014 by Joshua Hill

Following intense negotiations the European Union has announced a series of climate-based goals for the whole Union as part of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030. The new framework includes a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 40% below 1990 levels.[read more]