Emissions Still Rising

Eco Friendly Daily

Emissions of CO2, methane and nitrogen oxides must be reduced to create sustainable life on this planet. Although attempts have been made to regulate growing emissions, levels of nitrous oxide continue to increase annually by 0.2%, while methane remained stable.

India Increasing Alternative Energy Sectors

Eco Friendly Daily

During the recent climate talks in Copenhagen, in addition to talks leading up to the meeting, India was pressured to agree to reduced emissions. India recently announced their intentions to drastically increase their alternative energy sector. Alternative Energy

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Turkey Plans to Introduce Emissions-Based Tax on Motor Vehicles

Green Prophet

Transportation accounts for nearly one-third of all CO2 emissions in the European Union. But since 1990, overall greenhouse gas emissions in the EU have decreased — unlike Turkey, where they doubled between 1990 and 2009. There are currently 1.6

Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

Soon, they intend to place giant batteries on the MATT's rear platform, to research a plug-in hybrid vehicle that could increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. alternatives to just using oil, and there are a lot of alternatives." " Hydrogen fuel cells are often mentioned as one of the most promising alternatives. " Alternative Energy Black Gold Climate Change EnvironmentARGONNE, Ill.

The Hope of an Alternative Way to Use Coal

Eco Friendly Daily

CSS reduces emissions by capturing carbon dioxide for ultimate storage underground. Researchers at the University of Texas are studying ways to reduce costs by dissolving captured carbon dioxide in brine. Climate Change carbon capture carbon dioxide emissions clean coal

EU Emissions Tax Blows Change into Middle East Airways

Green Prophet

Dubai’s Emirates will spend almost $52 million US this year to purchase additional emission allowances, with Etihad facing a $394 million bill over the next nine years, according to the head of environment of that Abu Dhabi-based carrier. International airlines lost a battle against expansion of the EU carbon cap-and-trade system when Europe’s highest court backed the EU airline carbon tax known as the Emissions Trading System (ETS).

Step By Step Guide on Calculating CO2 Emissions in Your Daily Life

Eco Friendly Daily

On the homepage, you are given many user-friendly options: how it works, how to calculate your emissions both for the home and car, and how to reduce emissions. I decided to check what kind of emissions my house produced. Alternative Energy Environment Green Guides

Study: The Use of Natural Gas as an Alternative to Coal Might Not Slow Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s also the most likely alternative to coal as its reserves deplete. But a new study has put forward a more pessimistic view – natural gas would not significantly slow down the effects of climate change, even though direct carbon dioxide emissions would be less.

Step By Step Guide on Calculating CO2 Emissions in Your Daily Life

Eco Friendly Daily

On the homepage, you are given many user-friendly options: how it works, how to calculate your emissions both for the home and car, and how to reduce emissions. I decided to check what kind of emissions my house produced. Alternative Energy Environment Green Guides

"Cash for Clunkers: An Evaluation of the Car Allowance Rebate System"

Environmental Economics

million) than other fiscal stimulus programs, such as increasing unemployment aid, reducing employers’ and employees' payroll taxes, or allowing the expensing of investment costs.

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"Nobody knew border carbon adjustments could be so complicated"

Environmental Economics

Through four policy scenarios the authors explore two overarching issues: (1) the effects of a carbon tax under alternative assumptions about the use of the resulting revenue, and (2) the effects of a system of import charges on carbon-intensive goods (“border carbon adjustments”). In sum, a carefully designed carbon tax in the United States can reduce emissions significantly with minimal effect on the economy.

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U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

Green (Living) Review

COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report.

The Environmental Risks of Reducing Fossil Fuel Combustion

Eco Friendly Daily

Fossil fuel combustion raises serious environmental concerns, particularly from greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that total GHG emissions have increased by nearly eight percent since 1990.

Shock: a useful post on a Friday afternoon

Environmental Economics

The WSJ Weekly Micro alerted me to this article ( Should There Be a Price on Carbon? ): Supporters say making industries that burn fossil fuels pay to spit out carbon dioxide would encourage a shift to cleaner, alternative-energy sources by making it more expensive to burn coal, gasoline or natural gas. Some favor a cap-and-trade system, which sets a limit (the cap) on emissions and creates a market where companies can buy and sell permits to discharge carbon dioxide (the trade).

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Demonizing cap and trade

Environmental Economics

As Meredith Fowlie, an economist at the University of California , Berkeley, explained, “Their calculations have to be that we either sit here and emit and pay the cost of doing so, or alternatively we can look at options” like paying for major capital improvements to reduce emissions. The state’s Air Resources Board is using an array of policies to reach its intended goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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"Massive job losses. Lower wages. Shuttered factories. Brownouts and blackouts."

Environmental Economics

Environmental experts also say the NERA study overestimates how much it will cost to cut carbon emissions. The problem, these critics argue, is that the study assumes that efforts to cut emissions would fall almost exclusively on heavy industry, such as autos, chemicals, iron and steel and petroleum. "Those "Those are expensive sectors to get the emissions reductions." "There are costs to reducing emissions.

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The Environmentally Friendly Toyota

Eco Friendly Daily

This is a great victory in the battle against emissions and also the battle of high gas costs. Toyota is taking it a step further in reducing emissions by looking at their own factory plants even closer. Alternative Energy Green News Science & Technology

Worldwatch Institute Warns Of CO2

Eco Friendly Daily

The authors indicate that there is still time to reduce CO2 emissions as long as there is worldwide cooperation. The report urges that CO2 emissions need to peak before 2020 and continue a drastic decline until 2050. The authors of the report indicate that much can be done to enable the worldwide reduction of CO2 emissions. These innovations and plans must include better building approaches and vehicles with little to no emissions.

Ethanol will spike Popcorn Price!!!

Eco Friendly Daily

" Ethanol is combined with unleaded gasoline to boost its octane rating and reduce emissions. Alternative Energy Black Gold Environment Science & TechnologyOON RAPIDS, Iowa – A tractor trailer rig rumbles into the Tall Corn Ethanol plant.

How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward

Green Prophet

Aggreko is the world’s leading supplier of temporary power, which is always looking at ways to reduce emissions. The pressure for environmentally friendly energy solutions on the globe is now more than ever.

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Gas-Guzzling Trade Deals?

Sierra Club Compass

 Negotiators will cover many sensitive topics, from whether the European Union should start to import genetically modified crops to whether corporations will have the right to sue governments over regulations that corporations allege reduce their bottom line.

Japan To Build Floating Wind Turbines Near Battered Nuclear Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

Japan is working to increase their renewable sector while also staying committed to their carbon dioxide emission reduction goals. Alternative Energy Environment Wind Power Since the earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck in Japan earlier this year the country has been in turmoil.

More than a third of farmers hit by climate change

Green (Living) Review

A third of farmers are already adapting to the impacts of global warming, while almost half are acting to reduce emissions and to lessen the effects of climate change, the survey states. While farmers think climate change will bring some threats such as floods and droughts, most also think it will bring opportunities, such as prospects for growing alternative crops in a warmer climate, it adds.

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Check Out an Electric Car This Weekend

Sierra Club Compass

Ever wanted to talk to someone who is not a car dealer about how these cars are charged, and which cars are the most reliable or lowest in emissions? By Michael Marx, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Director.

Ethanol will spike Popcorn Price!!!

Eco Friendly Daily

" Ethanol is combined with unleaded gasoline to boost its octane rating and reduce emissions. Alternative Energy Black Gold Environment Science & Technology OON RAPIDS, Iowa – A tractor trailer rig rumbles into the Tall Corn Ethanol plant.

As scientists sound the alarm on climate, a reason for hope

Sierra Club Compass

So it''s more than a little infuriating to hear the dirty fuels industry complain about the expense of cleaning up its pollution , when we know that clean alternatives are available and affordable. carbon emissions.

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Scientists Consider Blocking Out The Sun To Reverse Global Warming

Eccorazzi

The necessity for a meeting is a result of an increase in greenhouse-gas emissions and lack of a consensus among nations as to how to deal with it.

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Switching Car Coolants Provides Fast Climate Benefits for US, World

Green (Living) Review

Current HFC coolants are super greenhouse gases Washington, DC, February 2013 : The US can use existing authority to help meet its pledge to reduce emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, although Congressional action will be needed to meet the steeper emission cuts needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Using Existing Federal Laws and State Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.”

Combined Heat and Power as Small as Your Dishwasher

Eco Friendly Daily

Converting means saving energy, conserving natural resources, and reducing emissions. Therefore, the electric power produced is completely absorbed in the home, reducing the amount of electricity purchased from the utility and lowering the homeowner’s electric bill. Alternative Energy Environment Recent abnormal weather patterns have taught us to expect the unexpected.

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Multi-Country Agreement On Massive Offshore Wind Farm In North Sea

Eco Friendly Daily

It is thought to be a step in the right direction for Europe since they desire to interconnect their electricity grids to help reduce emissions. The massive North Sea project will help the countries and the European Union in general to meet their twenty percent cut in emissions.

Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Ranging from onshore wind energy to “alternative cement,” these solutions—in combination with existing strategies and pushed hard by governments, businesses and individuals—could not only stop the growth in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases but also reduce them.

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10 Ways Abu Dhabi Leads The Arab Gulf’s Green Revolution

Green Prophet

CNG vehicles are replacing the traditional fleet used by the AD Food Control Authority (ADFCA) as part of their commitment to reduce emissions. The switch to alternative fuel is phased, with plans to convert 20% of the total fleet to CNG by the end of 2015.

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Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Here at the Sierra Club, we tend to believe that if you have the power to drastically reduce air pollution and save lives, you should use it. These standards will both reduce the amount of sulfur in U.S. View an alternate. Compass.

Biofuels a carbon con - study

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A study by environmental charities and groups says that African biofuels will result in up to six times more carbon emissions than fossil fuels. Taking into account the emissions produced throughout the production process, the study found that jatropha would emit between 2.5 We were shocked to discover that the biofuel produced from the proposed plantations at Dakatcha will result in up to six times more carbon emissions than fossil fuels."

Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

Nuclear energy has a number of great pros and cons, from a seemingly infinite supply of sustained energy release and low emissions, to extremely toxic and disastrous human and environmental dangers when accidents occur. The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes.

Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium Highlights Early Success

Sierra Club Compass

Mayor Greg Scharff heaped praise on his city, saying that alternative   fuel vehicles have helped the city decrease emissions by more than 20 percent in 2012. "Within million plug-ins on the road by 2025, which is projected to reduce carbon emissions by 1 million metric tons.

Making BC’s Carbon Tax Even Better

Sightline Daily

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has been shining a spotlight on the tax’s economic fairness since it was first proposed in 2007. Pembina suggests that the tax will need to increase to between $100 and $200 per ton by 2020 to keep pace with BC’s emissions goals.

Energos shows how to maximise efficiency of energy from waste

Green (Living) Review

Energy from waste (efw) facilities must utilise their heat potential to maximise efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions savings, according to Nick Dawber, Managing Director of UK-based clean energy recovery from waste business Energos.

Senate Climate Bill: “Achieving Fast Mitigation” Through Non-CO2 Strategies

Green (Living) Review

Kerry and Lieberman are breaking the mold of CO2-only climate policy with their section to achieve fast mitigation by reducing non-CO2 climate forcers as well as using carbon-negative strategies such as biochar. The Senate bill would expand the efforts of the US-led Methane to Markets Partnership to help reduce global methane emissions as well as scale up research on new methods for reducing emissions and capturing methane for energy use.

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Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Sierra Club Compass

They mitigate carbon emissions, aid in climate adaptation, and generally improve the capacity of populations through greater opportunities for education, communication and productivity. Reducing Emissions: Since 2006, the U.S. CO2 emissions have fallen by 7.7 Compass.

17 Things to Know About California’s Carbon Cap

Sightline Daily

Such a cap is the principal alternative to a carbon tax—such as British Columbia’s carbon tax shift —as a method for putting a price on carbon in Oregon and Washington. Just last week, the state auctioned more than 20 million carbon-emission permits at $11.50

New Fracking Regulations Don’t Measure Up

Eco Friendly Daily

The potential exists that fracking increases greenhouse gas emissions , particularly, methane. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to introduce new regulations aimed at reducing air pollution. According to the EPA, this will reduce emissions by up to 95 percent. An energy alternative that trades one type of pollution for another is not a solution. The environmental impacts of fracking have been a subject of heated debate.

Everyday Companies Who Give Back To The Environment

Eco Friendly Daily

Honda has been leading the in race of automakers trying to tackle the issues of fuel economy and emissions. As a company they have been performing dedicated research into alternative fuel sources and green technology. Recently, more and more companies have been becoming green.