Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Green (Living) Review

New Worldwatch Institute report critically examines global greenhouse gas emissions Washington, D.C. Oil, gas, and cement accounted for 18 percent, 21 percent, and 6 percent of the global increase in 2012 respectively. China''s emissions rose by 5.9

Turkey Avoiding Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Despite Rapid Increases in Emissions, New Report Finds

Green Prophet

Greenhouse gas emissions from Turkey don’t just pose an abstract, future threat to the country — the same gases that contribute to climate change periodically envelop Istanbul in smog. Climate greenhouse gas emissions

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The See-Saw Effect of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

There are two major players that can tip it either way, China or the global economy. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that most greenhouse gas emissions have increased. Natural Gas Development. percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions from China.

China Slashes Coal Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Second Year in a Row

Mother Jones

China is continuing to drag itself off coal—the dirty energy source that has made it the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Figures published Sunday night by China's National Bureau of Statistics showed coal consumption dropping 3.7

High polluting Victoria, Australia, hell-bent on increasing greenhouse gas pollution

Green Blog

The State of Victoria, Australia, is the worst polluting state in Australia which in turn is one of the worst countries in the world for annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. backs and subsidizes expansion of dirty gas and dirty coal burning for power, 6. now scraps a “20% off greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2020″ target, and. China), 6.7 (the

US and China Agree to Launch Formal Negotiations to Reduce Super Greenhouse Gas Under Montreal Protocol


Building on the earlier agreement between President Xi Jinping and President Obama at their summit in Sunnyland in June, the US and China agreed today to open formal negotiations on the details of an amendment to phase down the super greenhouse gasses HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

Don't forget your macroeconomics when analyzing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 ): U.S. Global emissions also reached a record high in 2018, and the increase in the United States goes hand in hand with rising emissions in other countries, such as China and India, said Michael Mehling, deputy director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It’s From the WaPo ( U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4?percent

A price floor on gas and diesel in China

Environmental Economics

Buoyed by low gas prices, Americans are largely eschewing electric cars in favor of lower-mileage trucks and sport utility vehicles. The goal is to prevent gasoline and diesel from becoming so cheap that China’s citizens would start consuming it indiscriminately.

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Three thoughts better kept to myself on cap-and-trade in China

Environmental Economics

I read the headlines last week and didn't get towards the bottom, but the second half is the most interesting (after the " " below): President Xi Jinping of China will make a landmark commitment on Friday to start a national program in 2017 that will limit and put a price on greenhouse gas emissions, Obama administration officials said Thursday. China has been developing and carrying out smaller cap-and-trade programs for at least three years.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

We have identified three approaches that show tremendous promise, and we are working around the world to expand their scale: Preserve Healthy Ecosystems : Destruction of tropical forests is the source of 15% of current greenhouse gas emissions.

"China Says It May Implement a Carbon Tax"

Environmental Economics

Apologies to Mark Thoma for completely ripping off his post : China may implement a (modest) carbon tax: Taxing Carbon, by Vikas Bajaj, NY Times : Long considered the biggest holdout. in climate change negotiations, China said this week that the country would. implement new taxes designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions. China’s plan will not make a serious dent in global warming, though the tax may.

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It’s Game Over for Global Warming Unless We Act This Decade

Green Prophet

Scientists gathered at the Planet Under Pressure Conference in London warn that failure to drastically slash greenhouse gas emissions this decade could push the planet past certain thresholds that would keep climate change manageable, according to a Reuters report.

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Destroying the Planet for Beef

Green Prophet

While the MENA region does not produce nearly as much beef as India, Brazil, China or the United States, awareness of the health and climate consequences has not been given priority in this region even as demand grows.

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Iran Forgets India and Keeps Pitching Peace Pipeline to Pakistan

Green Prophet

Iran, becoming more isolated appeals to Pakistan to move ahead with natural gas “peace pipeline.” Iran already sells oil and electricity to Pakistan, and Pakistan could earn transit revenue if the pipeline continues to China.

DGrade’s Hipster Trash Clothing is Made Cheap in China

Green Prophet

Which was all very exciting, until we learned that their clothes are made in China. Cotton also contributes up to 1% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. But we have to question how much of this results from cheap labor in China.

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Middle East Immune to Pork Crisis? Think Again.

Green Prophet

Pigs may seem an unlikely economic indicator, but in China, as example, the food price cycle is driven largely by pork, China’s staple meat. China imports 60% of the global soybeans commodity and is the sixth-biggest corn importer.

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Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

First, it lays the path limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. In making permitting decisions regarding major infrastructure projects, we should be evaluating likely contributions to greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to land, water and habitat impacts.

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# COP17FAIL: Climate Change is a One-Size-Fits-All Problem

Green Prophet

Business & Politics Climate Change COP 17 global emissions global warming greenhouse gas emissions kyoto protocolPost COP 17 FAIL, most experts believe that we are probably looking at a 4°C rise in average global temperatures within the next few decades.

China Announces Intention To Reduce Carbon Intensity

Eco Friendly Daily

The President of the United States recently announced his intention for the reduction in greenhouse gases in the U.S. A similar announcement has also been made by the leaders of China. China’s Premier Wen Jaibao announced recently his intention to attend the conference in Copenhagen.

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The Price of Development

Eco Friendly Daily

Having experienced the benefits of development, it now witnesses the explosion of growth in China. China has now become the number one contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, just as the United States once was. The situation in China, however, is less clear.

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To Reach Our Climate Mitigation Goal, We Must Grow the Market for Natural Solutions

Conservancy Talk

This means a commitment to limiting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to no more than the level that it can be sequestered. Making choices is what distinguishes us as humans.

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Saudi Acts as Oil Cheerleader at COP 17 Circus

Green Prophet

It remains to be seen if Canada, China, the United States, and India are going to catch on to the seriousness of climate change during the next two weeks in Durban, but stay tuned for updates. :: Bloomberg.

IEA warns world headed for irreversible climate change in five years, greenhouse emissions soaring

Green Blog

At the same time the US department of energy released new figures showing a “monster increase” in greenhouse gas emissions. ” Everything that produces greenhouse gas emissions, such as dirty coal plants and other fossil-fueled power stations, which are being constructed from now on, will continue to spew out carbon for decades to come. The increase in emissions mainly comes from China and the USA which alone stood for more than half of the emissions in 2010.

Qoros Electric Vehicle: China and Israel Partner with USA

Green Prophet

a 50:50 joint venture between Israel Corp and China’s Chery Automobile Co. This new partnership is expected to result in improved fuel efficiency, better handling, and the environmental benefits associated with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

China roars ahead with renewables


Despite being the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is increasing its renewable sources of energy- Image: Fernando Tomás.

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Scientists Call Global Warming a Done Deal

Eco Friendly Daily

Rather than focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they should turn their attention to adapting to its existence. After all, despite efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, coal and natural gas are instead being exported to China and the European Union.

Finally, we can now implement Waxman-Markey (maybe)

Environmental Economics

From the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 : The Administrator, in consultation with the Department of State and the United States Trade Representative, shall annually prepare and certify a report to the Congress regarding whether China and India have adopted greenhouse gas emissions standards at least as strict as those standards required under this Act.

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How Agriculture Worsens Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

A study by the University of East Anglia quantified the impact of China’s groundwater irrigation system at 33.1 These findings are significant in that the country is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

China has been the world’s largest consumer of energy since 2009 when the country surpassed the US. The majority of the energy which is produced and consumed in China comes from dirty fossil fuels. Not even in China. Last year, China’s nuclear capacity reached 20,000 megawatts.

Electronic waste getting worse, up 20% in 5 years

Green Prophet

It’s especially a concern in places like China where the oversight in production is murky and where it is hard to find details of true environment conservation. percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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China’s Electricity Grid Growing With Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

China is the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, increasing their emissions between 2010 and 2011 by 9.3 Renewable energies in the country of China have the support of governmental policies which has enabled considerable growth in recent years.

That’s A Lot of Poop

Green Living Ideas

This fall the Liaoning Huishan Cow Farm in northeast China will open the largest manure power project in the world. Tags: Alternative Energy biogas cow manure cow manure power energy consumption greenhouse gas emissions poop power The poop from 250,000 cows will be processed in four General Electric Co. biogas turbines. The plant will annually supply 38,000 megawatt-hours and is projected to supply 15,000 residents with power.

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Climate change talks have open in China

Green (Living) Review

UN climate chief urges countries to 'search for common ground' on global warming ahead of a year-end meeting in Mexico by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Epsom/Tianjin: Monday, October 4, 2010 saw the opening of a six-day conference in China – the world's biggest carbon emitter ahead of November-December talks in Cancún. Distrust has only deepened between developed and developing countries over how to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing the earth to overheat.

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Obama Administration’s Carbon Rules May Unlock Major Emissions Move By China

Sierra Club Compass

Just one day after the Obama Administration and Environmental Protection Agency  proposed ambitious new standards  for carbon emissions from power plants, signals from China indicate that country may be preparing to follow suit with a similar game-changing announcement. If China is able to successfully cap their emissions completely, it will represent a huge step forward for not only public health and the environment in China, but all around the world.

Looking Beyond Carbon – Is It Time For A Nitrogen Footprint?

Eco Friendly Daily

We might have been looking at Carbon for so long that we have forgotten that their are other ‘villainous’ greenhouse gases out there. They signaled out nitrogen trifluoride as a ‘missing greenhousegas.

US Falls Behind China in Low Carbon Competitiveness


China outpaced the US to become one of the top three G20 economies best prepared to compete in a low-carbon economy, according to an index developed by Australian think tank The Climate Institute and GE.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions. Unfortunately Australia (through disproportionately huge annual fossil fuel burning and exports) and Belize (through disproportionately huge annual deforestation) have already used up their “share” of this terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) budget. Australia is fundamentally committed to coal and gas use and exports.

Australia’s outrageously deficient carbon tax entrenches climate change inaction

Green Blog

However sensible analysis of the proposals makes it clear that Australia’s pro-coal, pro-gas Labor Government has no intention of doing anything of the kind and its plan is simply a rhetoric-cloaked scheme for entrenched climate change inaction while pretending to do otherwise. Before considering the details of Labor’s plan one must consider Australia’s position as a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas pollution and fossil fuel exports. China), 6.7 (the

China To Benefit From Emerging Global Electric Vehicle Demand, Though Challenges Remain

Green (Living) Review

BEIJING, CHINA, April 2011 : Driven by four global megatrends—reducing CO2 emissions, oil concerns, growing congestion, and rapid technology advances—countries worldwide are focusing strongly on vehicle electrification with China emerging as an important test-bed for innovation, according to a new study financed by the World Bank. Yet, China and other countries face steep challenges in promoting electric vehicles.

Why the Paris Agreement is in the U.S.’s Best Interest

Conservancy Talk

Senate voted 97-0 to reject the UN’s first international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Because it did not require emissions reductions from China, India and other developing countries. Today, China’s emissions exceed the U.S.’s

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The Good News: Almost Everyone Else Knows that Global Warming is Real

Conservancy Talk

Cheap natural gas is rapidly replacing coal in the power sector. They want the certainty of fixed-price energy, which can’t be delivered by natural gas or oil. China, India and the E.U. account for about half of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate agreement with China kills major rightwing argument against carbon curbs

Green Blog

During President Obama''s visit to China, both countries announced a new climate change agreement that effectively takes away one of the right wing''s major arguments against action to curb global warming. For the first time, China has agreed to set a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases it will emit by 2030, increasing its reliance on renewable energy.

Leadership Makes a Difference on Climate – Especially This Week

Conservancy Talk

China President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis both made history this week with bold actions on climate change, showing the kind of leadership required to tackle this tough challenge. And we need less emphasis on criticizing and finger-pointing and more on finally getting greenhouse gas reductions underway. China’s cap-and-trade program is an important and tangible first step toward making good on the country’s climate promises.

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