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.

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.

Palau is pioneering a new model of sustainable tourism


Palau is a Pacific Island nation that is world-renowned for its natural beauty and considered one of the top marine tourism destinations in the world. The program also bans tour operators from using single-use plastics and implements the world’s strictest national reef-safe sunscreen standard.

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G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement


Another recent report prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development shows that 32 countries only can reduce CO2 emissions by 5.5 This is equivalent to the emissions produced by 1,000 coal-fired power plants.

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.

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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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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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.

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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Earth Overshoot Day: we have just exceeded what Earth can regenerate in a year

A Greener Life

This spending is currently some of the largest since the world entered into ecological overshoot in the early 1970s, according to the National Footprint & Biocapacity Accounts (NFA) based on UN datasets. Image credit: Earth Overshoot Day. By Anders Lorenzen.

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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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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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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.

"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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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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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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Analysis: Water crisis pushes Brazil’s rural producers to switch to solar energy

A Greener Life

Thermoelectric plants have bridged the supply shortfall, which, in addition to increasing CO2 emissions , has resulted in higher electricity bills since a surcharge of 52% for every 100 kWh was introduced in July.

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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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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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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How climate change can be addressed through executive compensation


Analysis of company public disclosures conducted by Willis Towers Watson shows that while about 11 percent of the top 350 European companies have CO2 emissions linked to their incentive plans, only 2 percent of US S&P 500 companies have it.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Three Americans’ lifetime emissions enough to kill one person


A recent study on the mortality cost of carbon emissions has revealed that the average emissions created by 3.5 Further, the study found that emissions from a single coal-fired power plant are enough to cause roughly 900 deaths. The analysis draws from several public health studies to determine the exact mortality cost of every metric ton of carbon emissions. This amount of CO2 is equivalent to the lifetime emissions of approximately 3.5

3D-printed e-bike wins 2021 international Green Product Award


“For this reason, over the next few years we will increasingly detach ourselves from distant production sites in order to create even more value in the national and European environment,” Meinecke continued.

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.

What's Next: Residential fuel cells for greener homes


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. There has been no attempt to implement it on a national level so while the concept is extremely beneficial to all stakeholders, there are many bugs that need ironing out.

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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 |.

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.

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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?

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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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.

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.

CO2 levels hits dreaded 400 ppm milestone

Green Blog

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a symbolic milestone late last week when it hit historic record levels of 400 parts per million (ppm). Climate scientists warns that the milestone is a wake-up call for people and world leaders as it shows the alarming urgency of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions before it’s too late. Because CO2 is the main greenhouse gas contributing to global warming it is imperative that we reduce our CO2 emissions rapidly.

Shams 1: World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Plant Goes Live

Green Prophet

Now that it is live, it is expected to generate sufficient energy to power 20,000 homes and divert 170,000 tons of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere each year. Probably more than any other Gulf nation, the United Arab Emirates has employed an aggressive strategy to scale up its renewable energy portfolio. Today, the UAE is the only OPEC nation delivering both hydrocarbons and renewable energy to the international market.”.

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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