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Another Record Year for CO2

September 15, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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Emissions Growth

Global carbon dioxide emissions increased to 35.1 billion metric tons (BMT) in 2013. This was a new global record, 2.1% above the previous record set a year earlier. Global carbon dioxide emissions have set new records 4 years in a row, and have increased in 19 of the past 20 years.[read more]

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Will CO2 Emission Standards Spur Carbon Capture Technology?

August 13, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins
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Emissions Regulation and Carbon Capture

CO2 emissions standards for power plants in the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere may not spur the use and development of carbon capture technology; tighter or looser standards would work better to drive technology adoption.[read more]

EPA Ready to Finalize CO2 Limits on New Power Plants

September 21, 2013 by Stephen Lacey
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EPA CO2 Regulation

The nation's top environmental regulator, Environmental Protection Agency Chief Gina McCarthy, unveiled a proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new coal and natural gas power plants. The rule has been in the works for years and has faced multiple delays.[read more]

Climate Change: A Very Different Pathway Forward

September 13, 2013 by David Hone
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A Pathway Forward

During a future energy workshop that I attended recently Professor Jorgen Randers, from the Center for Climate Strategy at the Norwegian Business School introduced his lecture by saying it was time for a realistic forecast of what is “going to happen” and be done with it.[read more]

Italy Energy Performance Contracts Fund Energy Efficiency

June 8, 2013 by Sadhbh Ní Hógáin

To achieve EU energy and climate change objectives energy efficiency and renewable energy in the built environment needs to be further developed. A substantial part of this potential lies at local level in cities and towns.[read more]

New Poll: Strong Support for Clean Energy, CO2 Regulated as Pollutant

May 25, 2013 by Joseph Romm

clean energy support

This year’s Yale survey finds support for prioritizing clean energy remains high and strong majorities support renewable energy and regulation carbon dioxide as a pollutant.[read more]

Climate Change and the Price of Carbon vs. a Price on Carbon [VIDEO]

May 23, 2013 by Rod Adams
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price of carbon

Instead of charging polluters a fee for dumping their carbon dioxide into our shared atmosphere, we are all paying the cost of the consequences of attempting to store about 30 tons per year in our air.[read more]

Climate Change: Arctic Ocean Rapidly Acidifying

May 23, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Arctic Ocean acidification

After three years of ongoing research by an international team of scientists, a study commissioned for a first-ever comprehensive assessment of Arctic Ocean acidification was presented last week.[read more]

Energy Efficiency: In Praise of Waste

May 20, 2013 by Geoff Russell
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It’s time we stopped wasting time with brain dead energy saving mantras and got on with the real task of building a clean energy infrastructure so we can use far, far more electricity.[read more]

What Would it Take to Get to a Steady State Economy?

May 17, 2013 by Gail Tverberg
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We seem to be headed for collapse, because humans’ growth is so far out of line in relationship to that of other species. In addition, there are many other limits, including the cost of oil extraction and availability of fresh water.[read more]

Mushrooms: Key to Safe and Natural Carbon Sequestration?

April 7, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

carbon sequestration 1UP?

A new study suggests mushrooms might be a key to natural carbon sequestration – removing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the air and safely storing it in forests – even after the trees die.[read more]

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Should the Shale Gas Revolution be Feared or Cheered?

March 30, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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While this reduced air pollution is an unmitigated good, the long-term climate benefits of this historic coal-to-gas shift hinge on the ability to control the amount of methane leaking from gas wells and pipelines.[read more]

How EPA Could Help Cut Carbon Emissions 17 Percent By 2020

March 24, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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EPA emissions cuts

A target of a 17 percent reduction in total carbon dioxide emissions from the 2005 baseline by 2020 was originally laid out in H.R. 2454, the 2009 cap-and-trade bill, and then re-articulated by President Obama.[read more]

The Origins of Climate Change Science

March 23, 2013 by David Hone

climate change reportage

In 1965, the Science Advisory Committee produced a review, containing a lengthy chapter on the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from the use of fossil fuels and its impact on global temperature.[read more]

The Dangerous Myth That Climate Change Is Reversible

March 18, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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climate change reversibility

The notion that we can reverse climate change by cutting emissions is one of the most commonly held myths — and one of the most dangerous. Instead, climate change is “largely irreversible for 1000 years.”[read more]