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 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. Emissions trends reflect a combination of economic factors (population multiplied by per capita output [GDP/population]), energy intensity (energy use per dollar of GDP), and carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of energy consumed). Some time series data: U.S.

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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. 

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.

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.

"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. The 'sponge' which is made from a new smart material called a MOF - metal organic framework - adsorbs carbon dioxide, but when exposed to sunlight, instantaneously releases it.

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. Here are some facts and figures… The computing industry contributes about 2 percent to global emissions, close to that of the aviation sector. The sector will step-up its carbon emissions by 6 percent per year.

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.

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). The statistics also showed that just 12 local authorities recorded a decrease in CO2 emissions during the period.

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. Luckily, there was a sidebar listing things a person could do to reduce emissions without expending too much effort. After a quick check, I pulled up that the Hummer uses 13,421 pounds of CO2 per year.

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. Sonia Renthlei: Parking issues are the bane of urban commuters with a majority spending a good chunk of their time trying to find a suitable parking space.

Hokkaido Office Building Cuts CO2 Emissions in Half

Celsias

By implementing energy conservation measures, employing local production for local consumption, utilizing natural energy sources, and reducing construction byproducts, Takenaka was able to successfully reduce the building's operational carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by roughly 50% compared to an average office building in Hokkaido. Takenaka Corp.

CO2 Emissions In MENA Double In 30 Years

Green Prophet

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. According to recent study into the carbon emissions of the region over the last thirty years, the only direction that carbon emissions are going is up- and drastically. High Carbon Emission In Gulf Don’t Reflect Rest Of MENA. of its carbon 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. The automaker says it’s the first to commit to this target.

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. Luckily, there was a sidebar listing things a person could do to reduce emissions without expending too much effort. After a quick check, I pulled up that the Hummer uses 13,421 pounds of CO2 per year.

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

Elephant Journal

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Higher CO2 Levels are Greening the Middle East

Green Prophet

Desertification , water scarcity and food security are among the most important byproducts of rising temperatures due to increased CO2 emissions, but researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia have found that higher CO2 concentrations are also greening the Middle East. Travel & Nature Climate Change co2 emissions CSIRO desert greening global warming Middle East

"Modest Carbon Price Will Significantly Lower Power Sector Emissions"

Environmental Economics

We also found that a modest carbon price of $20/ton of CO 2 would more than double that figure to nearly 138 GW, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 745.7 Rachel Cleetus at The Equation : Last week some colleagues and I published an article in the Electricity Journal showing that almost 60 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired generators could be candidates for closure based on their poor economic profile relative to competing cleaner options like natural gas and wind.

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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Saudi Turns to Solar, Israel Stuck on Shale

Green Prophet

Cleantech, Science & Technology Climate Energy Climate Change co2 emissions fossil fuels global warming Golan Heights shale oilIncredulously, despite everything that we know about climate change and its inevitable consequences of drought , food insecurity, rising sea levels and widespread ecological change, certain sectors of society stand steadfast by the suicidal notion that developing increasingly dangerous fossil fuels is “good” for us.

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 AvivHazy conditions stemming from dust particles that traveled from North Africa to Israel shut down two Israeli airports last week.

Sony Cut Emissions by 31% This Decade

Sustainability Ninja

Sony recently announced that they’ve lowered their global CO2 emissions by 31% since 2000. Sony has publicly stated that they wish to be a zero-emissions company by 2050. Tech News sony bravia eco efficient sony emissionsThe electronics giant also made a 54% reduction in waste generation and a 41% reduction in water use. They improved efficiency not only at their plants and offices, but in their product design as well.

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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Electric cars – do zero emissions add up?

Green (Living) Review

C02 emissions of electric cars compared Buying an electric car may seem to be the green option when the energy label states Zero CO2 emissions. But that’s not the whole story when you factor in the electricity required to charge the batteries, and associated CO2 emissions created in electricity generation; the green benefits then become less clear. The concept of zero emissions for electric cars needs to be corrected.

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 !

A Reminder: The True Cost Of Oil

Living In a Toxic World

CO2 emissions environmental damage hazardous waste tar sands water pollution A few years ago Conservationist Garth Lenz wrote this article, Canadian Tar Sands And The True Cost Of Oil - the images provided show the massive destruction being caused by the development of Alberta''s tar sands. New federal research has strongly backed suspicions that toxic chemicals from Alberta’s vast oil sands tailings ponds are leaching into groundwater and seeping into the Athabasca River."

Growth in electric vehicles sales central to closing emissions gap

Green (Living) Review

New frontier of vehicle design represents significant opportunity for the energy sector Electric vehicles play a central role in policy or technology portfolios designed to lower emissions Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council.

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Copenhagen Climate Summit Emissions

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The gathering of politicians and scientists and other so-called experts on climate plus the protesters, their travel to and from Copenhagen and their stay, will probably have created more harmful emissions – and that aside from all the political hot air – than many a small developing country creates in a year. And it is those people that will want to tell ordinary mortals like the majority of us how we should live and act as regards to CO2 emissions.

Greenpeace Says: Make I.T. Greener

Green Living Ideas

Tags: News and Events Technology cloud computing CO2 cloud computing CO2 emissions cloud computing emissions iPad emissions

Greenpeaces Says: Make I.T. Greener

Green Living Ideas

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Tracking the Worst C02 Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

It sounds dry, but one of the best parts about this extensive source of emissions information is the way the CGD compiled it into an easy-to-use interactive website at www.carma.org. CARMA contains lists of carbon emissions numbers for power plants and companies all over the world, so you can discover who’s running the dirtiest facilities and doing the most global warming damage in your part of the globe. Power Plants with Highest CO2 Emissions.

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.    And the baseline is almost 10 years ago (2005).    For Ohio, that means they are already over halfway to the 30% goal

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Vehicle Emissions and Global Warming

Celsias

Whether in densely populated cities or in the country, vehicle emissions represent over half of the typical CO2 emissions for a household. Global climate change is one of the most serious and pressing challenges facing every country in the world. Global warming is caused by concentrations of greenhouse gases. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are currently 100 parts per million higher than pre-industrial levels.

Turkey Plans to Introduce Emissions-Based Tax on Motor Vehicles

Green Prophet

In the UK and Germany, vehicle taxes are based on amount of CO2 emitted per kilometer traveled. 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. Turkey has made some efforts to reduce emissions from transportation, mainly on the research side. There are currently 1.6

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?

Smarties at Oxford says cycling impacts the planet

Green Prophet

Emission targets are unlikely to be met without a significant move away from motorised transport, according to the researchers, and shifting to active transport could save as much as a quarter of personal CO 2 emissions from transport.

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? I'm all for a market driven reduction in CO2 emissions but what strikes me about that graph is the reduction during the recent recession.

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Oil Sands

Living In a Toxic World

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

"Climategate" is no Big Deal

Living In a Toxic World

Tags: CO2 emissions Climate Change health media coverage

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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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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. Indeed top climate scientists and biologists are telling us that reaching zero emissions is not enough – we then have to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from the current 394 parts per million (ppm) to 350 ppm (according to 350.org ) and thence to 300 ppm ( according to the latest science-informed 300.org ). tonnes CO2 per person.