CO2 emissions increased in 2013

Environmental Economics

energy-related carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions increased in 2013 by 129 million metric tons (2.5%), the largest increase since 2010 and the fourth-largest increase since 1990. Slower population growth (0.7%) put slight downward pressure on emissions growth as compared to the previous decade.

State CO2 emissions release

Environmental Economics

The state data include a summary table with total energy-related CO 2 by state beginning in 1990, a table with emissions by fuel in 2012 and a table with emissions by sector in 2012. Detailed tables for individual states provide emissions by fuel and sector for data beginning in 1980. From greenh-gas@mailer.eia.gov: These estimates of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) are based on the State Energy Data System.

CO2 emissions: Looks like it's time to look in the mirror

Environmental Economics

transportation has passed power generation for 1st place in the CO2 emissions race : Some of the most common avatars of climate change – hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks – may need a slight update. If you want to blame U.S. power generation for climate change, you're probably living in the past.    It look like U.S.

"Misleading Talk about Decoupling CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth"

Environmental Economics

Is it the steady state ecological economists ("We should encourage our public bodies, to adopt an economic policy that rejects the endless pursuit of aggregate growth") or the folks who that that a technological solution exists such that GDP increases and CO2 emissions goes down? Anyway, he asks "what factors affect CO 2  emissions?" " in some cases, as economies grow, CO 2 emissions can actually fall. 

Are CO2 emissions a normal or inferior good?

Environmental Economics

  With regards to CO2 emissions, the distinction is important because the income effect of policies aimed at CO2 reductions may cause unintended consequences if the income effects counter the direct reduction of the policy.  Global carbon dioxide emissions from industry rose about 3 percent in a weak global economy this year, a study released on Monday showed, adding fresh urgency to efforts to control planet-warming gases at U.N.

Knowledge Problem: CO2 emission reductions: fracking, recession, renewables?

Environmental Economics

Lynne Kiesling: Several people have pointed out the remarkable fact that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion have fallen almost to 1995 levels. As the Institute for Energy Research noted , The Energy information Administration reports that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are 2.4 Why are carbon dioxide emissions on a downward trend?

CO2 emissions linked to Europe's hay fever rise

Green (Living) Review

Carbon dioxide emissions may be raising pollen counts in European cities, according to a continent-wide study. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Researchers from 13 EU nations analysed pollen levels for more than 20 species of tree and plant and found that many, including several that cause allergies such as hay fever, correlated with rising CO2 levels. Of reducing our CO2 emissions.

Global CO2 emissions flatlined in 2014 while the economy grew

Green Blog

New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that global CO2 emissions stalled at about 32 billion tonnes in 2014, the same number as in 2013. It therefore marks the first time in 40 years that such a halt or reduction in emissions wasn’t tied to an economic downturn. It provides much-needed momentum to negotiators preparing to forge a global climate deal in Paris in December: for the first time, greenhouse gas emissions are decoupling from economic growth.”

"Solar Sponge" Soaks up CO2 Emissions

Celsias

The breakthrough presents a new way to recycle CO 2 emissions using renewable energy. CSIRO scientists have created a 'solar sponge' which captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the power of natural sunlight – as published today in scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.

Information Technology Could Rival Aviation in CO2 Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

As climate talkathons shift from macro to the micro, the information technology industry could soon face the heat over carbon consumptions and greenhouse emissions. No one cared about CO2 over the last 10 years. The sector will step-up its carbon emissions by 6 percent per year.

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.

CO2 Emissions Rise in 97% of UK Local Authorities

Celsias

Out of the 406 local authorities in the UK 394 have recorded an increase in CO2 emissions between 2009 and 2010, according to statistics by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Hokkaido Office Building Cuts CO2 Emissions in Half

Celsias

Takenaka Corp. has completed a highly energy-efficient office building, called "Ecohouse," along with a factory employing a total of 70 environmental technologies to significantly reduce environmental impact.

Innovative parking system to ease congestion and CO2 emissions

EcoFriend

Besides the frustrations that accompany the problem, lack of parking places adds to more carbon emissions and increased road congestion. This in turn will help reduce emissions and traffic congestion, something that many cities and towns are trying to battle.

Economic Growth Brings Return to Growth of CO2 Emissions

Celsias

Although global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 In 2011, global atmospheric levels of CO2 reached a high of 391.3 According to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online project, energy use represents the largest source of global CO2 emissions.

VW to Reduce CO2 Emissions to 95 g/km by 2020

Celsias

The Volkswagen Group has said it will reduce the CO2 emissions of its European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometer by 2020. Previously, Volkswagen had set a target of reducing the CO2 emissions of its European new vehicle fleet to less than 120 grams per kilometer by 2015.

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.

Reducing Air Pollution With Hybrids & Electric Cars

Living Green & Saving Energy

A study by a private, Washington-based non-profit, National Research Council, founded by congressional charter to proved expert advice on scientific matters, claims that hybrid vehicles could reduce vehicle emissions in [.]. reduce fossil fuels saving energy energy efficient cars hybrid car reducing CO2 emissionsThere’s a general understanding that hybrid vehicles are good for the environment. There are some new numbers that make that green future look quite rosy.

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Toyota to limit harmful emissions by adopting F1 hybrid technology?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green News energy efficient cars hybrid car reducing CO2 emissionsA lot of technology originally designed for the military or NASA ends up finding its way into everyday life. The same trickle-down effect could be about to make motoring a little bit greener. However, this time the technology is coming from Formula One motor-racing, an industry not generally known for its environmental credentials. As it [.].

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Higher CO2 Levels are Greening the Middle East

Green Prophet

Once adjusted for precipitation, air temperature, light, and other factors that could contribute to increased greenery, the model came remarkably close to predicting how much more green coverage should result from the higher CO2 levels.

This Country is Paving the Path to Save our Forests & it’s Not Who you Think.

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Earth Day: Tips for Going Green

The Go Green Blog

Start celebrating now with these easy eco-friendly tips to reduce your water usage and CO2 emissions. Environment Tips CO2 Emissions earth day WaterNext Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day !

Saudi Turns to Solar, Israel Stuck on Shale

Green Prophet

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Pollution From North Africa Shuts Down Israeli Airports

Green Prophet

Although natural gas gives off less emissions than oil, it is by no means a “clean energy source.” billion tons a year of CO 2 emissions. Travel & Nature air pollution Climate Change co2 emissions dust storm Eilat Israel North Africa pollution Tel Aviv

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A Reminder: The True Cost Of Oil

Living In a Toxic World

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EU to Ban Gas-powered Cars by 2050?

Eco Auto Ninja

If they meet their goals, the EU expects that Europe will see a 60% decrease in CO2 by 2050 despite the expected substantial increase in population. Government / Industry CO2 emissions Green House GasesIt looks like the European Union intends to make a bold pledge to ban all diesel and gas-powered cars by the year 2050. This plan is expected to be part of the EU’s Roadmap on Transport which will also aim for a cut in gas-powered cars on the road by 50% by 2030.

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In one day, Ohio is already halfway to the 30% goal

Environmental Economics

While yesterday's Presidential/EPA announcement of 30% reductions in CO2 emission by 2030 sounds like a drastic reduction, the Columbus Dispatch notes that the baseline matters. 

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Traffic Enabled Navigation Saves 4 Days Per Year, Lowers Emissions

Green Living Ideas

drivers four days per year while lowering CO2 emissions by 20%. The company states that traffic information is a key influencer in saving time for [.] [ Traffic Enabled Navigation Saves 4 Days Per Year, Lowers Emissions from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Technology CO2 emissions driving driving habits fuel efficiency GPS NAVTEQ time saving traffic enabled navigation

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Oil Sands

Living In a Toxic World

Tags: CO2 emissions alternative energy Climate Change oil prices media coverage pollution

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Greenpeace Says: Make I.T. Greener

Green Living Ideas

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Greenpeaces Says: Make I.T. Greener

Green Living Ideas

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I took the Stendec challenge

Environmental Economics

From the comments : US CO2 emissions have are about to drop to 1990 levels. Seriously did you or Tim ever think in 2007 that we could drop to 1990 CO2 emissions by 2012 and do it without doing anything and simply letting the market solve it?

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Krugman's Empire of Carbon

Living In a Toxic World

Tags: global warming CO2 emissions air pollution Climate Change globalization

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"Climategate" is no Big Deal

Living In a Toxic World

Tags: CO2 emissions Climate Change health media coverage

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"Pruitt blasts Europe, Merkel for ‘hypocrisy’ on climate" [part 2]

Environmental Economics

emissions. carbon dioxide emissions have declined since President George W. Now correlation isn't causation but it appears to me that we were able to cut CO2 emissions by participating in an international recession agreement around about 2007 (in other words, U.S. CO2 emissions fell during the 2007 recession and recovery, CO2 emissions rose during the Bush II administration): Source: USEPA.

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Carbon Capture and the Oil Sands

Living In a Toxic World

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Carbon Dioxide News

Living In a Toxic World

The first is about a company that is converting CO2 into liquid fuel. The second is about the recent desire for a cap-and-trade program on CO2 emissions and how there might be unintended consequences if the price drops and it becomes cheaper to pollute. Carbon capture is too expensive to be viable right now and nobody really know the long-term impact of burying CO2. I found a couple of articles yesterday about carbon dioxide that I though were interesting.

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Just How Green is That Electric Car, Anyway?

Green Living Ideas

With the push to reduce the carbon emissions from transportation, sometimes the newest developments, the latest technology, gets the spotlight. Tags: Electric Cars CO2 emissions coal diesel electric car electric vehicle electrical generation EV fuel efficiency low-carbon By putting more hybrid and electric vehicles on the road, though, are we really getting “greener&# vehicles?

Cap and Trade on the Horizon

Living In a Toxic World

Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, stated that cap and trade for carbon emissions is needed so that there is some direction and stability for business. Tags: economics CO2 emissions alternative energy government regulation energy use I figure that it is imminent now. The current administration looks to be laying the foundation for not only an economic recovery but a structurally different economy going forward. At least that is what it looks like.

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World deforestation: we’re losing a forest the size of NYC every 2 days!

Green Prophet

Climate change, urbanization, and resource depletion (more mouths to feed, burn wood in stoves for, graze more cattle for) is still happening at a fast an alarming clip, influencing our planet’s ability to store CO2 emissions, and protect diversity.

Climate Change Conference

Living In a Toxic World

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Satellites and Speeches

Living In a Toxic World

Last night, President Obama included a request for legislation on carbon emissions. Without the satellite it will be difficult to verify what amount of CO2 is being released or if the levels are coming down. That leaves a carbon tax more viable because, from my understanding, it would be applied at source before the CO2 is emitted. Will there be any regulations on a secondary emissions market or will it grow to a bubble too?

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Aguanomics: The climate crisis doesn't end with the Keystone XL

Environmental Economics

If you want to reduce demand, then you have to raise the price of oil or -- more accurately -- CO2 emissions. David Zetland: Obama says he will not give a permit for the Keystone XL, a project that I have supported in the past. The end of the Keystone will:*. NOT keep Canadian tar sands from being produced. NOT reduce the number of trains carrying crude with far more risk of accident. NOT reduce American (or world) energy consumption.

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