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US Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Fall to 18-Year Low

October 23, 2013 by Marianne Lavelle

The last effort in the U.S. Congress to tackle climate change head-on died in 2010, amid ferocious lobbying by interests who argued it would wreck the economy. That bill would have cut carbon dioxide emissions 3 percent below their 2005 level by 2012.[read more]

Can Shale Gas Benefit the Climate?: A Response to Joe Romm's Cognitive Dissonance

October 22, 2013 by Grant McDermott
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Shale Gas and the Climate

I used to be an avid reader of Joe Romm's Climate Progress blog. However, my enthusiasm has waned over the past few years due to his stark intolerance for any opposing ideas, dogmatic stance on nuclear power and several other factors.[read more]

Carbon Emissions Explained, With My Son's Legos [VIDEO]

October 8, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson
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Carbon Emissions and Legos

This short video is a simple explanation (with legos) of how humans have caused carbon emissions over the last 260 years. Unless we begin sharp reductions in carbon emissions immediately, we will commit the world to more that two degrees of warming.[read more]

Breakthrough Institute on Cheap Nuclear Energy

October 7, 2013 by Charles Barton
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Low cost, abundant, carbon free energy that can be quickly available is the key to averting a climate disaster. Massive amounts of carbon free energy may not be available within the next 40 years, yet the power companies worry about nuclear costs.[read more]

Who is Most Responsible for Climate Change? [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 30, 2013 by Ivonne Pena
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Cliamte Change Responsiblity

Which countries are responsible for climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions to date? In light of the recent IPCC report, and the EPA's new power plant regulation, this post aims to put into perspective the carbon emissions emitted to date by the U.S. and other countries.[read more]

FAQ: What Is This New EPA Carbon Pollution Standard All About?

September 23, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard
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We have an obligation to protect future generations from the costs and risks of climate change. It's the most pressing environmental challenge of our time. It's already imposing large and growing costs on our country. It's putting our future at risk.[read more]

Climate Breakthrough: EPA Releases New Carbon Limits for New Power Plants

September 22, 2013 by Frances Beinecke
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EPA and Power Plant Regulation

The Obama Administration struck a forceful blow against climate change recently, as the Environmental Protection Agency has now proposed standards that will limit dangerous emissions such as carbon pollution from new power plants.[read more]

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What Would Be the Impacts of Shutting Down All Fracking?

September 18, 2013 by John Miller
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Fracking Shutdown?

Hydraulic fracturing of U.S. shale natural gas reserves has been strongly opposed due to concerns for the environment. Would rapidly shutting down all shale gas production be in the overall best interests of the country and the economy?[read more]

Mind The Carbon Gap

September 5, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson
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Carbon Gaps

If you’ve ever been on the tube in London you have been reminded to ‘mind the gap‘. The gap in question is the one between the platform and the train. To board the train safely you need to mind the gap. Climate policy has some fast growing carbon gaps.[read more]

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Can Obama's Climate Change Policy Reduce Carbon Emissions?

July 2, 2013 by John Miller
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Obama and Carbon Emissions

 

President Obama’s recently proposed Climate Policy has received mixed reviews. How effective can this new policy be in actually reducing future U.S. carbon emissions?[read more]

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Can 'Smart Driver' Technology Reduce U.S. Carbon Emissions?

June 24, 2013 by John Miller
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Carbon Emission Reduction

The U.S. has made good progress towards reduced petroleum consumption and associated carbon emissions, but despite new standards, petroleum consumption is projected to remain unchanged for at least 10 years.[read more]

Leveraging the Natural Gas Boom to Cut Carbon

June 11, 2013 by Doug Vine
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There are opportunities beyond electricity generation – in buildings, manufacturing and transportation – where expanded natural gas use could help reduce emissions in the near and medium term.[read more]

Debunking the "Electric Cars Aren’t Green" Myth

June 7, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson
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EV emissions

It’s time to bust this thing wide open. "Electric cars aren’t green" is a great bit of counter-intuitive headline bait, but it’s bad maths.[read more]

Climate Change and The Burning Question

June 3, 2013 by David Hone
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The Burning Question

Rather than speculate on the potential severity of climate events or try to convince readers that simple changes in consumer behaviour will solve everything, this book takes a dispassionate look at the global energy system.[read more]

The Irrelevance of Climate Change Skeptics

May 29, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.
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Senator James Inhofe

Climate skeptics are not all powerful and may not even be much relevant to efforts to decarbonize the global economy. They have, however, cast a spell upon their opponents.[read more]