EU to Ban Gas-powered Cars by 2050?

Eco Auto Ninja

The ambitious departure from fossil fuel reliance is expected to be achieved primarily through a focus on hybrid vehicles leading up to 2030 and then a more firm transition into purely electric vehicles by 2050. The focus will be on added reliance on mass transit that make use of these technologies, particularly in cities where they hope to get travelers to use mass transit 75% of the time. Government / Industry CO2 emissions Green House Gases

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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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Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

Green Blog

One such false, phony, politically disingenuous approach has been the Carbon Trading-based Cap-and-Trade Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) approach. the World), 11 (Europe), 16 (the Developed World), 27 (the US) and 30 (Australia; or 54 if Australia’s huge Exported CO2 pollution is included). [2]. the World has to cease CO2 emissions by 2050. All man are created equal” means that all human beings must be allotted equal shares of CO2 pollution until 2050.

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

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Green Blog

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. Today, global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the principal climate-altering greenhouse gas—come largely from burning coal, oil, and natural gas. Coal, mainly used for electricity generation, accounts for 44 percent of global fossil-fuel CO2 emissions. Read part two of The Great Transition : Building a Wind-Centered Economy.

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 ) and thence to 300 ppm ( according to the latest science-informed ). tonnes CO2 per person.

Renewables smash fossil fuels at cost

A Greener Life

The cost savings come in addition to economic benefits and reduced carbon emissions. billion per year and save 332 million tonnes of CO2, reducing emissions from coal in the US by one-third. billion annually and avoid around 3 gigatons of CO2 per year. Photo credit: IRENA.

100% Renewable Energy as Centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan

Green (Living) Review

The rising economic, health-related, and environmental costs of burning fossil fuels, combined with the accelerating impacts of climate change repeatedly emphasize the urgency for transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy (RE). Those ready to lead the fossil fuel and nuclear phase-out and a 100 % renewable energy transition must speak up in New York and inspire the world. Climate Change is back on the political agenda.

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. Carbon capture and storage technology is also compatible with the existing energy infrastructure, and could therefore enable a flexible transition to a low-carbon future. We would need 6000 CCS programs storing 1 million tons of CO2 each.

"Charging for coal’s carbon"

Environmental Economics

RFF on the issues : Last week a New York Times op-ed called for the federal government to account for carbon emissions in the price of coal: “The federal government should also take into account the economic consequences of burning coal … [and] the added costs associated with the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions.”.

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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.

Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

Green Prophet

By accelerating renewables and making the energy transition an integral part of the wider recovery, governments can achieve multiple economic and social objectives in the pursuit of a resilient future that leaves nobody behind.”.

Oil and Gas Company Climate Commitments Are Encouraging—But They Need to Do More

Cool Green Science

Some reports merely offer reassurance that fossil fuels will be needed for several more decades; others pledge significant actions by the company to lead the energy transition later in the century. Shell’s ambitious “Sky” scenario outlines the potential for “net zero” CO2 emissions by 2070. All acknowledge that natural gas for power will not be part of the transition unless it is accompanied by carbon capture and storage to make it a low carbon option.

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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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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?

The Environmental Benefits of Veganism


We’re all aware of the havoc that we wreak on the planet from CO2 emissions and pollution. In addition to consuming large amount of water, cattle also contribute more CO2 into the atmosphere than all forms of transportation or man-made contributors. On the flip side, plants clean the air, which means replacing emission-creating livestock with purifying plants will have a drastic impact on the environment. Many people know the nutritional effect of veganism.

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IRENA says: it’s not too late to turn to renewables

Green Prophet

Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency, also known as IRENA. Historically, as energy consumption grows, so has carbon dioxide emissions. Yet burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity accounts for more than 40 percent of man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions today.

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Shale Gas and The Ugly Truth: It is NOT Green(er)

Green Prophet

Examining emissions in the US after the country began burning less coal due to shale gas production, researchers at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, found that overall emissions had actually gone up. Research papers and newspaper column inches have focussed on the relative emissions from coal and gas, “explains Dr John Broderick, lead author on the report from the Tyndall Centre. ” US CO2 emissions from domestic energy have declined by 8.6%

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Small Island Nation Leads Push for Biggest Climate Opportunity of 2010

Green (Living) Review

He made the point that the Montreal Protocol (the “volunteer brigade”) is ready and able to put out the “fire” that HFCs would cause with regard to climate change, and that the world cannot wait for the Kyoto Protocol (the “firefighters”) – where HFC emissions are included as one of the six gases in the basket – to take action. “We Goal is up to 209 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent, Nearly 10% of total mitigation needed to stay below 2?C

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MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy

Green Prophet

MENA must continue to embrace clean energy innovation to transition to a fully renewable energy future. The Conference of Parties presents our leaders with the opportunity to take critical action, such as investing in clean energy and the removal of legal and structural obstacles by creating detailed national energy plans that facilitate a fast transition to a 100% renewable energy system.

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Reducing CO2 to cool the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable, sometimes called alternative, energy, wind, wave and sun, are touted as a way to reduce CO2 emissions and cool down our, unfortunately, overheating Planet. Reduction of energy consumption is only one part, yet again, but we will start with reduction in energy consumption before we go to other means of cutting CO2 emissions without the need of new technologies. In CO2 emissions it is better still.

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British government set out new Climate Change policy

Green (Living) Review

by Micheal Smith (Veshengro) The British government on July 15, 2009 announced its Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) and the Low Carbon Transition Policy. At the same time that I say that I back anyone's right to have and use a car I am also for all to reduce the use of the ICE car and to change to cycling, walking and public mass transit.

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Watch for ADM to pioneer biofuels, more carbon capture projects


“The greenhouse gas emissions we’ll save will be the equivalent of those from charging every single smartphone on the planet 250 times.” The new commitments do not yet cover Scope 3 emissions, although that it is a forthcoming priority for the company, she said.

Pickup Pal Banned In Ontario

Eco Friendly Daily

Pickup Pal has helped hundreds of thousands of people reduce their CO2 emissions by allowing people to share rides throughout cities and rural areas. Well, in Ontario, this was thought of not as a way to help the environment, but as a violation of public transit. In another great decision, Ontario has taken a step back with helping the environment through the essential ban of Pickup Pal.

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Green (Living) Review

It will look at the global transition to a low carbon economy and opportunities presented by Carbon Capture Storage (CCS), offshore wind energy and sustainable infrastructure. There will be a full studio set-up and an edit suite, which will demonstrate how organizations can achieve emissions reductions. Some of the world’s leading sustainability experts and funds will present a full programme of workshops at the European Future Energy Forum London’s ExCeL Oct 19-21.

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Green (Living) Review

As many companies are realising, video conferencing works for everything from job interviews to court cases, product development meetings, brainstorming sessions and AGMs, and employees don’t need to waste time in transit that could be used for productive work. million tonnes of CO2. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), business travel accounts for about 20% of global air travel emissions.

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Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

The Green Changemakers

However, this goal is not likely to be achieved if our only measure of success is emissions reductions; climate change is fundamentally a development issue, not a pollution problem. As a result, target-setting has failed to achieve needed reductions in energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to date. Between 1990 and 2007, world gross domestic product increased 156 percent while global energy demand rose 39 percent, pushing up global CO2 emissions by 38 percent.

ALEC's Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House

PR Watch

Along with its coal ash provisions, the transportation bill, which is intended to extend highway and transit funding through September, includes measures that would advance the controversial trans-Canada Keystone XL pipeline. This resolution is among a host of ALEC initiatives aimed at environmental deregulation, which also includes efforts to prevent the EPA from regulating CO2 emissions under the Clean Air Act. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts.

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The textile companies creating material change


It tracks the apparel, footwear and home textile sector’s progress toward more sustainable materials sourcing, as well as alignment with global efforts such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the transition to a circular economy. With the Climate+ strategy goal of 45 percent reduced CO2 emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030, Textile Exchange is the driving force for urgent climate action.

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Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Cool Green Science

The Act required tail pipe emissions to be reduced by 75% in just five years. Demand for food grows by some 55% — more than population growth — as more people enter the middle-class and transition to protein-rich diets. When it comes to acting on climate, we need to keep our eye on the ball—and that ball is lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. Reducing emissions is critical to a more sustainable planet.

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Combating Climate Change with Landscape Architecture

The Green Changemakers

The primary cause of the warming trend is an increasing concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs), especially carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. The 2007 Assessment Report by the IPCC indicates that GHG emissions increased by 70 percent between 1970 and 2004. These gases are primarily emitted through human behavior, such as the burning of fossil fuels, with nearly half of worldwide CO2 emissions produced by buildings.

Regional Cap and Trade Advances

Sightline Daily

Earlier this week, the states Environmental Improvement Board voted 4-to-1 in support of a carbon cap-and-trade program that will reduce state emissions by 3 percent annually from 2013 to 2020. Posted by Eric de Place 12/10/2010 08:21 AM Bob, The price is low in RGGI because emissions are staying under the cap easily; thats why I recommend tightening the cap up now. Solar Cycles, Natural CO2 Sources, Ocean Currents etc. 17) Does Transit Really Reduce Congestion? (15)

Survival vs Sustainable Living

Green (Living) Review

Some people have made the move to a more sustainable life already and some quite a while ago by moving into “green” communes while others never needed to start this transition as thjey have always been there, like the Amish, for instance. It way be worth noting that I say “pollution” and not “CO2 emissions”, for pollution encompasses so much more and pollution is doing serious harm to all life on Mother Earth, including human life.

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Climate After Growth

The Green Changemakers

by Rob Hopkins Asher Miller In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. It can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, while addressing social and economic inequities.

"Environmentalists Say" — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that.

Sightline Daily

Bottom line: some reduction of NOx, but not as much as under full emission regulation. The legislation is vague enough that it appears to allow the WUTC to compare the total cost of power from Centralia (including the purchased power cost, the CO2 emission cost, and the profit to the private utility) in determining if the power is cost-effective. 17) Does Transit Really Reduce Congestion? (15) Skip to content.

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Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook

The Green Changemakers

Energy Outlook , details how the United States can cut greenhouse gas emissions to the levels we must reach in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming and simultaneously build a sustainable economy. can use energy more efficiently and increase renewable energy generating capacity to cut current C02 emissions levels some 23% by 2020 and 85% by 2050. times as many jobs as the same investment in coal; mass transit and conservation would create 3.8

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Sustainable Architecture In The Middle East – Interview with Karim Elgendy

Green Prophet

I was motivated by a fundamental belief in the global need to transition to a more sustainable development model for our cities. And while the size of this portion varies by region, reducing energy use in buildings has the potential to substantially reduce carbon emissions of that country. For more on Carboun’s work see: The Middle East’s Carbon Emissions At A Glance (Infographic). CO2 Emissions In MENA to Double In 30 Years.

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Eco-Model Cities for a Low-Carbon Society

The Green Changemakers

All of the cities prominently feature activities and future plans to achieve drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The town aims to reduce greenhouse emissions through a combination of local resource utilization and low-carbon housing projects, aided by the active involvement of its citizens. The city has ambitious goals for combating global warming, including plans to reduce CO2 emissions within the city 25% by 2020 and 50% by 2050 from 1990 levels.

China plans to go carbon-neutral by 2060


“We aim to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060,” Xi said, according to the official translation. China is currently responsible for about 28% of the planet’s carbon emissions. China, the world’s biggest source of carbon dioxide , is aiming for carbon-neutrality by 2060. President Xi Jinping announced this goal while speaking to the UN General Assembly by video. Xi took the assembly by surprise.

A Middle Eastern Oasis for Sustainable Transportation

The Green Changemakers

Transit was deemed irrelevant, and the city grew around a backbone of wide boulevards laid out in a grid of super blocks. Good street design supports Abu Dhabi's environmental goals : reducing CO2 emissions, minimizing the urban heat island effect and reducinig water consumption. such as performance measures for pedestrians, transit and bicyclists, not just cars.

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"Environmentalists Say"

Sightline Daily

Bottom line: some reduction of NOx, but not as much as under full emission regulation. The legislation is vague enough that it appears to allow the WUTC to compare the total cost of power from Centralia (including the purchased power cost, the CO2 emission cost, and the profit to the private utility) in determining if the power is cost-effective. 17) Does Transit Really Reduce Congestion? (15) Skip to content.

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13 Best Energy Ideas (And 3 Really Bad Ones) :: by Sarah van Gelder

The Green Changemakers

Why: Making carbon emissions expensive encourages a switch to less carbon-intensive energy. Examples: Sweden taxes CO2 emissions, carbon-based fuels, and domestic flights, and cut taxes for labor and green fuels. Examples: Most of Europe, where quality of life is high and emissions are half those of the United States. Just, Green and Beautiful Cities :: Transit-Oriented Development top Nuclear Guarantees What: Using taxpayer money to subsidize nuclear power.

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