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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Miami Mega Mall vs. Everglades National Park

10,000 Birds

While there’s nothing inherently noteworthy about another super complex, this one will sit in uncomfortable proximity to the Everglades National Park. Everglades National Park is an Audubon designated IBA ( Important Bird Area ), and here are some beauties we best go see before ‘progress’ isn’t so progressive. Everglades National Park. Everglades National Park. National Park Service photo.). Birding Conservation Everglades National Park Florida

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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.

Oil Sands

Living In a Toxic World

In the March issue of National Geographic they have an article about the Canadian oil sands. Tags: CO2 emissions alternative energy Climate Change oil prices media coverage pollution If you don't know anything about it then it is a must read. It will give you a different perspective on oil production to say the least. Another good reason to engage in conservation and alternatives. Check out the Organic Grocery List or Book Store.

Los Angeles Leads the Nation in Rooftop Solar

Sierra Club Compass

With the flip of a switch, Los Angeles officials today inaugurated the nation's largest rooftop solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program, enabling hundreds of building owners to create solar power plants on their rooftops and sell solar power to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for distribution on the city's power grid.

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.

Sainsbury’s to ease strain on National Grid

Green (Living) Review

Innovative store technology cuts energy costs and reduces UK carbon emissions by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sainsbury's is using experimental technology to help reduce the UK's dependence on fossil fuels. Many people are unaware of the strain the National Grid comes under at peak times, as coal-fired power stations across the country have to be ‘switched on' to meet the increased demand on the UK's electricity supply.

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Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

The Affordable Housing Crisis According to recent Census data, from 2000 to 2010 the nation’s median income fell by 7 percent to $49,445.(6) 6) In addition, in the third quarter of 2011, the national median market-rate rent was reportedly $1,004, up from $981 a year earlier,(7) while the national rental vacancy rate declined to 9.8 10) This is equivalent to deferring the CO2 emissions from 1,979 gallons of unleaded gasoline.

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Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

Green Prophet

This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) will be hosted by Qatar, the tiny peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf that holds the world record for per capita CO2 emissions. increase in carbon dioxide (CO2). Qatar has held the emissions world record for two decades. Business & Politics Climate Energy carbon dioxide carbon emissions carbon footprint climate Doha nitrous oxide Qatar Qatar Climate Talks United Nations

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Latin Nations to Receive Climate Change Help

Eco Friendly Daily

As the effects of climate change become ever more prominent, it is also clear that many of the world’s poorer countries will be the ones to suffer the most, despite having contributed the least to CO2 emissions. In February, however, the World Bank and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, an agency of the U.S.

"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market. 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. RGGI states’ CO2 emissions and GDP.

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Small Island Nation Leads Push for Biggest Climate Opportunity of 2010

Green (Living) Review

Phasing down these super greenhouse gases could lead to over 200 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent in mitigation by 2050, according to calculations by Dr. Guus Velders of The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency based on a paper published last year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mauritius , another island nation vulnerable to the near-term impacts of climate change, announced that it would officially co-sponsor FSM’s proposal.

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, which many have said was our last chance to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”, ended in a failure. At the major United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 more than 100 world leaders met to address the question of global climate change. At the end of the conference 187 nations signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) treaty.

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Qatar (Still) Has the World’s Largest Carbon Footprint

Green Prophet

Despite various green initiative such as supporting local farms and ensuring that all new mosques were eco , they are still spewing record amounts of carbon for such a tiny nation. And once again, the nations next on the list were Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The fact that these countries are amongst the richest nations in the Middle East is clearly part of the problem – well, it’s part of the explanation anyhow.

Will your city go 100% renewable?

Green (Living) Review

The recent joint announcement that China and the US would both commit to curbing their carbon emissions was a welcome signal that the tide is turning on international climate action. While countries like Finland have committed to a legally binding 80% cut by 2050 , most larger nations—the US and China included—are really only talking about modest cuts at this stage. The United States is aiming for emissions of 26%-28% below its 2005 level in 2025.

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Sustrans launches the results of the first-ever Scottish national survey into school travel

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The UK's leading sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, launched the results of the first-ever Scottish national survey into school travel on Friday, May 1, 2009. It also assists the Scottish Government to meet its targets for reducing CO2 emissions. Well over 400,000 school pupils took part in the survey, across 29 of Scotland's 32 local authority areas.

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Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar 2012?

Green Prophet

Qatar has one of the highest per capita CO2 emission rates in the world , but it will host The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s climate change conference this year – shortly before the Kyoto protocol’ s first emission targets expire at the end of this year. One hundred and ninety one countries went on to ratify the agreement and committed themselves to various greenhouse gas emission targets.

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Climate Week: people cut back on vehicle fuel but not air travel or gas

Green (Living) Review

Households have cut back on vehicle fuel over the past decade, but not on gas and air travel, according to analysis published today by the Office for National Statistics. Changes to road tax (cars with higher CO2 emissions incur a higher tax) and increasing fuel prices will have influenced consumers’ decisions on the use of fuel and greener, more efficient cars. Climate Week Office for National Statistics

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Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

Green Prophet

Replacing the costliest 500 GW of coal with solar PV and onshore wind next year would cut power system costs by up to USD 23 billion every year and reduce annual emissions by around 1.8 gigatons (Gt) of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to 5% of total global CO2 emissions in 2019.

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Masdar’s Carbon Capture Program Could Lead to Mass Delirium and Comas

Green Prophet

Such a system would require the development of a massive new infrastructure including pipes and pumps that could capture, pressurize, transport, and then inject carbon dioxide underground in order to divert emissions from our atmosphere. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), this technology has a lot of potential. We would need 6000 CCS programs storing 1 million tons of CO2 each.

100% Renewable Energy as Centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan

Green (Living) Review

From North America, to Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania : Local, regional and national governments demonstrate that 100% RE is technically possible, economically advisable, socially imperative and environmentally inevitable. In early 2014, it is estimated that Rhein-Hunsrück already produced over 230% of its total electricity needs , exporting the surplus to the regional and national grid, or re-directing it into local transportation, hydrogen or methane production.

How much are plants helping us fight climate change?

Green (Living) Review

And since CO2 emissions from burned fossil fuels are also the main driver of man-made climate change , that raises an obvious question: Are trees saving the world from us? It''s widely known that plants need CO2 for photosynthesis , but the study''s authors say current computer models of Earth''s climate underestimate how much CO2 is absorbed by vegetation overall.

Teaching Old Planes New Energy Efficiency Landing Tricks

Green Prophet

By allowing arriving aircraft to maintain their high cruising altitude for longer periods before starting a continuous descent to the runway, CDAs nearly absolves the three environmental sins of aviation: fuel burn, emissions and noise. While not as numerous as the European converts, the American airports coming aboard are among the nation’s Big Boys. Cars & Transportation airplane emissions airports Energy Efficiency greenhouse gas Noise pollution

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. Candle Safety – The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that, “The top three days for home candle fires were Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Christmas Eve.” 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.

Australia’s outrageously deficient carbon tax entrenches climate change inaction

Green Blog

A Climate Change Authority will recommend caps for an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and GHG pollution targets. In July 2015 a Cap-and-Trade Carbon Trading Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will be introduced and the Carbon Tax will be allowed to float between a price floor of $15/tC (indexed) and 20% above the expected international price (also indexed). steel and cement manufacture) and fugitive emissions (e.g. billion over 6 years to assist over emissions from gassy mines.

Paris climate talks extended another day

Green Prophet

The extra day of negotiations aims to reach accord between the near-200 participating nations. One hundred and ninety-five nations, each with a specific agenda. warmer by the end of the century if governments don’t cut CO2 emissions. Global climate talks expected to close today in Paris have extended into Saturday, according French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Run Your Carbon Footprint Against the World’s

Green Prophet

See how yours compares to other nations in the world . A free and simple to use carbon calculator is available on the Carbon Footprint website that tabulates your carbon imprint in a matter of minutes, and benchmarks it against performances of your country, of industrial nations, and of the entire world. tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The average for the industrial nations is about 11 metric tons.

Why Boxed Water is Really Better than Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles

Green Prophet

The world has witnessed many amazing environmental benefits this year as Coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders resulted in drastic global pollution and carbon emission cuts in a matter of months. Is boxed water better?

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. The only way to meet these goals however, will be to pursue fast and big cuts in both CO2 emissions, which are causing half of the warming, and non-CO2 emissions which are causing the other half. C scenario to stabilize CO2 at 450 ppm. Washington, D.C.,

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Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

Green Prophet

They are like the United Nations for Renewable Energy and are based in Abu Dhabi. It explores ways to cut global CO2 emissions by at least 70 per cent by 2050. A new perspective on deeper decarbonisation shows a path towards net-zero and zero emissions.

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

Green Traveler Guides

The Caribe Hilton is a member of the Hilton Family of Hotels , which has committed to reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and waste by 20% and water consumption by 10% by 2014. Based in California, it operates in more than 83 countries and is an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). | Green Travel News |.

John Butler Trio Offer Green Ticket Option For US Tour

Eco Friendly Daily

The John Butler Trio, who have just been nominated for five awards at the Australian ARIA awards, are heading to the US for a nationwide tour on November 1st to promote their latest album Grand National, and like all of their recent tours around the globe, they are offering fans a chance to upgrade to a green ticket.

U.N. urged to freeze climate geo-engineering projects

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In October 2010 the United Nations was asked to impose a moratorium on "geo-engineering" projects such as artificial volcanoes and vast cloud-seeding schemes to fight climate change, by some green groups, fearing they could harm nature and mankind. They shouldn't proceed with real-life, in-the-environment experimentation or the deployment of any geo-engineering until there is a consensus in the United Nations that this is okay."

UN New Urban Agenda: President Markkula calls for binding targets

Green (Living) Review

" In the framework of the European Habitat meeting, the CoR co-organised an event promoting the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy, an EU initiative that brings together cities and regions that are committed to reducing their CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Click here for more details on your national delegation.

Eco-Driving habit drives down business costs

Green (Living) Review

Why training employees to drive the eco-friendly way is good for the bottom line March 17th 2011 - An innovative eco-driving simulator programme that monitors how your driving style affects the amount of fuel you use is helping businesses save money as well as cutting carbon emissions. Eco-driving is about changing our driving styles so we use less fuel, reduce CO2 emissions and save money. Global Action Plan is committed to making carbon emission cuts happen."

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DONG Energy: “Renewables will be the next industrial revolution”

Green (Living) Review

The national and regional arrangements that spur the green transition are now setting the agenda for the green transition.” DONG Energy’s vision is to deliver reliable energy without CO2. Today the company emits more than 600 grams CO2 per kWh when it produces heat and power. The aim is to halve the CO2 emissions by 2020 and to emit only 15 % by 2040, equivalent to approx.

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David Brooks/Alexander Hamilton on COP21

Environmental Economics

A bunch of national leaders get together and make some resolutions to cut their carbon emissions over the next few decades. Unlike weight loss, the pain in reducing carbon emissions is individual but the good is only achieved collectively. And the EU Emissions Trading Program is a continuing experiment itself.   Hamilton steered me to an article by James Manzi and Peter Wehner in his favorite magazine, National Affairs.

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Himalayan Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rates; Reducing Soot and Other Non-CO2 Forcers Key to Survival

Green (Living) Review

Cancun, Mexico , December 7, 2010 – Concern for high-mountain regions of the world is rising, according to a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today, which states that the Himalayas and many other glaciers are melting quickly, threatening lives by flooding, and by reducing the region’s freshwater supply. Achim Steiner stated that reducing the non-CO2 forcers “can buy back some of the time” the world has wasted by not addressing CO2 earlier.

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The Happy Hero – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

On the other hand, though there is some CO2 emission as it is still being burned, there is methane gas. Solitaire was recently Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, a member of the United Nations Sustainability Lifestyles Taskforce, and a London Leader for Sustainability. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Happy Hero Solitaire Townsend Published by Unbound October 2017 Paperback 192 pages £8.99

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