"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 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.

"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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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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Pollution From North Africa Shuts Down Israeli Airports

Green Prophet

Pollution from Eastern and Western Europe hover in Israeli skies 2/3 of the year, according to a Haaretz news report from last year. 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.

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The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour Comes To Europe: Better Than New

Green (Living) Review

This simple act of extending the life of our garments through proper care and repair reduces the need to buy more over time — thereby avoiding the CO2 emissions, waste output, and water usage required to build it.

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Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

India and Solars New Normal » Europes Coal Renaissance Masks Industry Downfall. The coal industry has pointed to Europe's increasing coal use and imports as evidence of coal's inevitable future. This has led to an oversupply of CO2 emission permits, which cratered prices.

BWEA Welcomes Europe's largest onshore Windfarm coming online and securing extension

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, May 20, 2009: The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) announced today that it welcomes the news that Europe's currently largest onshore windfarm is now fully operational. Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions.

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European Parliament adopts Keith Taylor MEP's report on the potential of ferries and cruises

Green (Living) Review

PRESS RELEASE On November 12, 2016, the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted an ‘Own-initiative report’ (INI) drafted by Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South East England, which explores the potential of Waterborne Passenger Transport, including ferries and cruises, across Europe.

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Greenpeace shows the Dark Side of Volkswagen

Green Blog

Greenpeace’s new corporate bad guy target is Europe’s biggest car company Volkswagen (VW) who is “spending millions&# trying to stop stricter climate laws in Europe, the environmental organization claims.

Car2go Car Sharing Program Set to Launch June 30th in Toronto

Eco Auto Ninja

The grand plan is to eventually launch this program across the world in 30 cities across America and Europe. We are well on our way to efficient CO2 emissions reductions, and this program is leading the way.

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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. Climate Change is back on the political agenda.

Daily Demand and Supply: Why estimating the social cost of carbon is important

Environmental Economics

MEPs backed a European Commission plan to freeze the auctioning of some carbon dioxide (CO2) emission allowances. Carbon trading gives heavy industry an incentive to cut CO2 emissions, which have been linked to global warming. The parliament voted on Wednesday to let the Commission delay the auctioning of up to 900 million CO2 allowances. Sort of like Europe is trying to do with the 20 euro per tonne target.

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Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar 2012?

Green Prophet

One hundred and ninety one countries went on to ratify the agreement and committed themselves to various greenhouse gas emission targets. This annual publication contains estimates of CO2 emissions by country, region and sector from 1971 to 2010.

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French cities to test ban on gas guzzlers

Green Blog

In 2012 city officials will begin to set restrictions on dirty gas guzzlers that emit an high amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometer. These policies include a regulation on CO2 emissions from newly manufactured passenger cars that will take effect in 2012 as well.

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Sainsbury's Hits Renewables Milestone with 100,000 Solar Panels

Celsias

Sainsbury''s has installed 100,000 photovoltaic solar panels across 210 stores, retaining its status as the largest multi-roof solar panel operator in Europe.

Celebrate a Design Classic this Recycle Week: The jam jar, the world’s original eco-packaging

Green (Living) Review

Across Europe, 73% of glass jars and bottles sold are collected for recycling, and 82% of these are used to make new jars and bottles. Whilst glass recycling figures in Europe are promising, we still need to recycle more glass here in the UK.

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Car2go Car Sharing Program Set to Launch June 30th in Toronto

Eco Auto Ninja

The grand plan is to eventually launch this program across the world in 30 cities across America and Europe. We are well on our way to efficient CO2 emissions reductions, and this program is leading the way.

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OAXIS: solar-powered hydroponic food belt proposed for the Arabian Peninsula

Green Prophet

Most Gulf countries import up to 90 percent of their food, which neither bodes well for food security no climate change – since the food that is brought in from Europe and elsewhere has a lot of what are called “food miles.”

The Swedish government completes its climate wrecking track record with a pro-nuclear vote

Green Blog

The biggest of them all must be the complete embarrassment during the climate summits in Poland (Cop14) where the Swedish government called for as much as 88% of the EU emission cuts to be allowed to do overseas in development countries. Sweden, not so green anymore? Photo by: Per Ola Wiberg.

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Morocco to Build Cars in Zero Carbon Factory

Green Prophet

The first is the Lodgy family car which will be sold in Europe under the Dacia name starting in June and a utility vehicle that will be launched towards the end of this year. Morocco’s zero-carbon car factory opening earlier this month, via NY Times.

Large scale carbon cutting – is the Green Deal the answer?

Green Blog

When you burn a fossil fuel, you produce Carbon Dioxide (CO2). CO2 is a waste product and has been linked to global warming—a temperature increase of our planet. The government plans to cut CO2 emissions by 34% between 1990 and 2020, and the Green Deal initiative is the newest attempt to reach the public and make them aware of the problem. Remember, the goal of the Green Deal is not to make money; it is to cut the UK’s carbon emissions.

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Polish EU budget chief questions global warming and climate targets

Green Blog

Janusz Lewandowsk, the Polish budget commissioner and chief architect of the EU’s forthcoming €130 multi-annual budget, is receiving strong criticism after expressing his doubts about global warming and the future emission policies of the EU. In an interview with a Polish newspaper Lewandowsk said that : “We already have overambitious agreements on CO2 emission reduction.

Denmark’s new government promises far reaching green policies

Green Blog

If they live up to the promises their political programs share we can expect some of the following from the next Danish government: Actual legislation on CO2 targets and reduction rate – CO2 emissions reduced by at least 40% by 2020. So, see you in a second, green Europe. Business & Politics Copenhagen Denmark election election result Europe general election green politics policies politics Social Democrats

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

Green Blog

The poor developing nations were, compared to the North, very precise in their interpretation of the phrase and called for the rich developed nations to take the lead in the emission reductions. Developing nations didn’t want to accept any scheduled emission reduction targets for the future.

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

Green Prophet

It is important to point out to that whilst the Middle East does contribute 5% of the global carbon emissions, this is relatively small compared to the US which along with Europe emits 32% of global emissions. Despite Best Intentions, Gulf Countries Can’t Quit CO2.

Sun shines on Sainsbury’s as it cuts CO2 and energy bills

Green (Living) Review

Sainsbury’s recently reached a significant milestone in its investment in renewable energy as it strives to cut CO2 emissions and reduce energy bills.

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UN New Urban Agenda: President Markkula calls for binding targets

Green (Living) Review

A delegation of the CoR, led by President Markkula, took part on 16-17 March in Prague at the Habitat III Europe Regional Meeting, a preparatory session ahead of the Quito conference. " 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.

Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

Green Blog

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

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.

Devoteam Publishes its Annual European Green IT Survey for 2012

Green (Living) Review

Devoteam Publishes its Annual European Green IT Survey for 2012 London, May 2012: Devoteam , Europe’s No.1 About Devoteam Founded in 1995 and listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Devoteam is Europe’s No.1

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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. ” US CO2 emissions from domestic energy have declined by 8.6%

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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. There are currently 1.6

Best Practice for Green City Planning

Green (Living) Review

A traditional port city that handles Europe’s second largest number of containers, Hamburg ranks among Europe's wealthiest cities with an excellent economic outlook.

When the Tide Turned on Climate Change — And (Almost) No One Noticed

Conservancy Talk

This: Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli quietly announcing that China’s policy now is to “reach peak emissions” as soon as possible. The diagram shows the annual increase in CO2 emissions in various countries. Were we asleep?

What's Next: Residential fuel cells for greener homes

EcoFriend

Such smart systems also help reduce carbon emissions, one of the biggest byproducts of fossil fuel based energy. As CO2 is directly linked to global warming, there’s been a rush of efforts to find ways whereby people can receive power without putting a strain on the environment.

Solar Powered Cars Roll Round the World – and in Palestine

Green Prophet

Palmer’s dreams are now on their way to becoming reality with his “Solar Taxi&# concept of making a car that is not only zero emissions but fueled by solar energy when he launched his first test car model in Zurich in 2006.

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

It’s worth pointing out though that China’s per capita emission numbers still lags behind those of more developed countries. That year, China invested more on renewables than all of Europe combined and became the world leader in renewable energy investments.

Ben and Jerry Eco-college Now Online

Eco Friendly Daily

For the past few years ice-cream makers Ben and Jerry have held a Climate Change College in Europe – a program which aims to inspire 18-30 year olds to deliver business orientated solutions to Climate Change and have fun; and now they have launched a series of online modules for everyone to study.

Tafila Financing In As Middle East’s Biggest Wind Farm in Jordan Takes Shape

Green Prophet

When operating, Tafila will produce about 400 GWh of electricity each year and with it displace 235,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. Israel next door has an intensive community that tags and monitors birds from Europe all the way to Africa.

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. Cap and trade has not worked out so well in Europe. And the EU Emissions Trading Program is a continuing experiment itself. has the fastest rate of reduction of CO2 emissions of any major nation on earth, back to pre-1996 levels.

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Honda unveils Japan's first hydrogen station powered by the sun

EcoFriend

This is the first installation in Japan of a total system to produce, store and dispense hydrogen with ZERO CO2 emissions. With the outlet, the car will be able to act as a mobile electric generator with nil emissions.

IDC Energy Insights reveals worldwide smart grid spending to reach $46.4B in 2015

EcoFriend

While in North America investment will be concentrated in the feeder automation and automated fault restoration, whereas in Europe and Asia Pacific, the sector growth will be attributed to smart meters and AMI investment.