Global CO2 emissions flatlined in 2014 while the economy grew

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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.”

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?

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CO2 Emissions In MENA Double In 30 Years

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Over the last thirty years, carbon emissions in North Africa and the Middle East have doubled with citizens in the Gulf states producing up to 10 times the amount of CO2 as the average global citizen. High Carbon Emission In Gulf Don’t Reflect Rest Of MENA.

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.

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.

Economic Growth Brings Return to Growth of CO2 Emissions


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.

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

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"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. 

Innovative parking system to ease congestion and CO2 emissions


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.

Higher CO2 Levels are Greening the Middle East

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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.

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

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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.

Saudi Turns to Solar, Israel Stuck on Shale

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Pollution From North Africa Shuts Down Israeli Airports

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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

"Solar Sponge" Soaks up CO2 Emissions


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

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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.

EU to Ban Gas-powered Cars by 2050?

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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.

CO2 Emissions Rise in 97% of UK Local Authorities


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


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.

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


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.

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

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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.

Reducing Air Pollution With Hybrids & Electric Cars

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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.

Toyota to limit harmful emissions by adopting F1 hybrid technology?

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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 [.].

The fastest way to reduce climate change is to cut down on meat

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Authors of a recent climate change analysis, published in the monthly scientific journal Nature Climate Change , says that while the world struggles to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, we have given too little attention to other harmful greenhouse gases – more specifically, greenhouse gases associated with livestock. We clearly need to reduce the burning of fossil fuels to cut CO2 emissions.

Earth Day: Tips for Going Green

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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 !

A Reminder: The True Cost Of Oil

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"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Allowances issued under the emissions cap are auctioned to generate revenues that can be used for a variety of purposes. RGGI states’ CO2 emissions and GDP.

Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

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Due to the large share of nuclear energy in France’s electricity mix, its CO2 emissions are among the lowest in Europe.

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green

Green Home Blog

CO2 – Watch generators, fireplaces and in-garage car exhaust. These can all emit deadly CO2 emissions. Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green. In the whirlwind of holiday shopping, activities, family, cooking and so much more it can easily let your green intentions slip away from you. This is why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed some helpful tips on how to remain steadfast while still being able to enjoy all there is to be had.

7 Simple Ways to Green-up your Laundry Routine

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In fact, the traditional way of laundering can alter the formation of aquatic vegetation due to its toxic makeup while also releasing excess amounts of CO2′s into the atmosphere. Use Cold Water: Washing in cold water will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also saving you money.

Top Chinese adviser: China to limit carbon emissions from 2016

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One day after the US unveiled their plan to cut carbon emissions with 20 percent by 2030 , a top senior adviser to the Chinese government said that the country will set limits to their carbon emissions from 2016.

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"Estimating The Social Cost Of Carbon: Robert Pindyck’s Critique"

Environmental Economics

government’s new consensus estimate of the social cost of carbon (SCC) —around $43 per ton CO2 from a 2020 baseline—has met with some approval in academic and other circles ( as we discussed yesterday ). These models integrate a huge amount of information and science to estimate how much a change in CO2 emissions will affect global warming and the damages it causes. Joel Darmstadter and Alan J. Krupnick at Common Resources : The U.S.

Desert plants fed with saltwater produce amazing new biofuel for Boeing and Etihad

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In 2012, the world’s airlines transported three billion people, emitting 689 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Energy aviation biofuel Boeing clean tech desert research ETIHAD Airways global emissions halophytes MIST biofuel research

Are You Smarter Than A Trash Can?

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Cities were either collecting too often and wasting fuel and labor while creating CO2 emissions or they were not able to keep up with the demands and overflowing trash cans created litter, health and safety issues.

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10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

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Due to electricity’s contribution to harmful greenhouse gas emissions , it has been marred as one of our top environmental offenders. By using electricity more sustainably we can drastically decrease the amounts of emissions released while also inspiring a restored eco-system.

Which world are we trying to sustain?

Green (Living) Review

It is not (just) the CO2 emissions either that are at issue here but the general pollution caused by them, and nuclear is not an option either as their may be no emissions and air pollution from the power stations, the extraction and processing of the fuel takes a great deal of energy and the end storage of the spent fuel rods, which will be radioactive, and thus dangerous for the environment and us, for thousands of years.

Floating farms may soon feed the world!

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More proximity to centers of consumption means less CO2 emissions. World population will balloon from 7 billion today to more than 9 billion in 2050, with associated food demand predicted to increase by 70% in that same time-frame.

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Largest Geothermal System in the Middle East is Complete

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” “Considering the CO2 emission reductions , the higher efficiency, lower required maintenance, added to comfort to occupants, and most importantly affordability, geothermal is an excellent alternative to fossil fuels.”

Traffic Enabled Navigation Saves 4 Days Per Year, Lowers Emissions

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Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

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It’s worth pointing out though that China’s per capita emission numbers still lags behind those of more developed countries. Particularly as new IEA data shows that global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014 while the economy actually grew.