Green Your Ride: Save Gas & Reduce Emissions

Living Green & Saving Energy

Labels now provide information about fuel economy, fuel costs, energy use, and environmental impacts for buyers to compare fuel costs and emissions. fuel efficiency green transportation saving energy saving money reduce emissions save gas save money In May 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started requiring new labels for vehicles.


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NEW FIGURES SHOW DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE LEADING RICH COUNTRIES ON CUTTING EMISSIONS BANGKOK, 04/08/2011 - Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of the Plurinational State of Bolivia released UN statistics that showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries. gigatonnes of emission reductions and at worst 6.6

Study: Some Countries Able To Grow Economy And Reduce Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

The World Bank recently released a study regarding “emissions intensity”. Emissions intensity is the amount of carbon emissions created compared to each unit of gross domestic product. During the same years, Italy also had increased emissions.

Reinvent our transportation systems for reduced emissions and more jobs

Green Blog

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions will throw millions of people out of work! Our Jobs, Our Planet, a report written in 2011 by Jonathan Neale for the European Transport Workers Federation , argues the opposite, that changing the ways that goods and people are moved can reduce emissions from the transport sector by 80% while creating over 12 million new jobs – 7 million in transportation and 5 million in renewable energy. This can cut carbon dioxide emissions to almost nothing.

Major Corporations Quietly Reducing Emissions and Saving Money


corporations are going it alone, squeezing big reductions of climate-changing emissions from their operations and supply chains. A federal carbon cap-and-trade program is dead for the foreseeable future. So is a once promising national clean energy standard.

Waste to Energy: Corn Husks May Energize Our Future.

Elephant Journal

A team of scientists at Virginia Tech University have recently found a way to use discarded corn husks and stalks to make an inexpensive, hydrogen fuel that does not produce any emissions of greenhouse gases. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today climate change corn husks greenhouse gasses hydrogen fuel reducing emissions

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite increasing crop and timber demands to feed a growing human population, despite the impacts of climate change on forests, and despite deforestation emissions in the tropics that are on par with those from the global transportation sector, global forests are a net sink for atmospheric carbon.

Quick Study: Do REDD+ Projects Benefit People as Well as Forests?

Nature Conservancy - Science

So can forest conservation programs in developing countries also reduce rural poverty and save the environment? A tall order, but that is the “win-win” goal of REDD+ projects, which look to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks.

How to Reduce Car Emissions and the Benefits of Doing So

Living Green & Saving Energy

Reducing car emissions and benefits of reduced emissions. easy green living tip fuel efficiency how to go green reduce fossil fuels saving energy benefits of lower emissions how to reduce car emissions

What Is Carbon Capture And Storage?

Green Living Tips

Carbon Capture and Storage/Sequestration (CCS) is one of a suite of so-called "clean coal" technologies touted to allow us to continue burning coal for electricity generation but with drastically reduced emissions

EPA: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

By taking action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas pollution that warms our planet, we can reduce the risks we will face from future climate change. EPA, From the EPA climate change webpage : We are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events—like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures—are already taking place.

Pronounced "Reggie"

Environmental Economics

 From the NYTimes editorial page :  New Jersey, under its new governor, Phil Murphy, a Democrat, will join — more precisely, rejoin — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a consortium of nine Eastern and New England states that has achieved substantial emissions reductions from large power plants since its start in 2009. George Pataki of New York invited other Northeast governors to join a regional effort to reduce carbon emissions.

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"Obama to reveal plan for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions"

Environmental Economics

It feels like Christmas Eve (but without baby Jesus): Obama administration will unveil the finalized version of its unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions on Monday. The plans will require every state to reduce emissions from existing coal-burning power plants. Regulations will require power plants to cut emissions by 32% by 2030, in contrast to 2005 levels.

The China vs U.S. Coal Debate: Who is cleaner?

Environmental Economics

Far from sitting back and coasting while the US acts, China is waging an aggressive, multi-front campaign to clean up coal before eventually phasing it out — reducing emissions from existing plants, mothballing older plants , and raising standards for new plants. The Center for American Progress says China is kicking the U.S.

Would it be wrong?

Environmental Economics

The president rejected a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency that would have significantly reduced emissions of smog-causing chemicals, saying that it would impose too severe a burden on industry and local governments at a time of economic distress. Business groups and Republicans in Congress had complained that meeting the new standard, which governs emissions of so-called ground-level ozone, would cost billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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California might be a weird place, but at least they know how to do environmental economics

Environmental Economics

The legislation would keep the 5-year-old program operating until 2030, providing a key tool for meeting the state’s ambitious goal for slashing emissions. and has been considered an international model for using financial pressure to prod industry to reduce emissions.

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An estimate of how much federal wind and solar tax credits matter

Environmental Economics

Via the inbox: The renewable energy tax credits Congress extended in December will lead to higher deployment of wind and solar power and reduce emissions from the energy sector, federal researchers announced on Monday.  ADVERTISEMENT   Because of expanded renewable energy deployment, the study found, carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector are set to decrease by between 540 million metric tons and 1,400 million metric tons between 2016 and 2030. 

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Getting credit for poo (and this isn't about grade inflation and the current state of higher education)

Environmental Economics

Pig farmers will also be able to earn credits by reducing emissions from manure. It is a far cry from traditional farming techniques, but dairy farmers are being encouraged to earn carbon credits from the Federal Government by destroying cow manure. Under the Carbon Farming Initiative, the Government says dairy producers will be able to earn carbon credits if they capture and destroy methane and other greenhouse gasses emitted by manure.

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We're going to need to build a wall on our northern border

Environmental Economics

Catherine McKenna , Canada’s environment minister,  told  Bloomberg TV Canada that the goal of the policy is a uniform national carbon price, along with new requirements for companies to disclose emissions. Brian Murray and Nicholas Rivers [ PDF ]: Empirical and simulation models suggest that the [British Columbia carbon] tax has reduced emissions in the province by 5–15%.

2016 109

Don't worry about climate change. Because the internet.

Environmental Economics

That the company that pioneered the technologies by which automotive emissions are controlled should have turned to self-sabotage is no more than a problem in corporate governance – a shocking one, to be sure, but relatively easily cured by severe sanctions. David Warsh: On the eve of the climate meeting on Paris, I burrowed into Shane Greenstein’s new book, How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network (Princeton, 2015).

New York City Channeling Its Inner-Copenhagen With New Bike Sharing Program


A couple decades ago, officials thought such a scheme would be good for curbing traffic and reducing emissions – so they went ahead and installed some 274 miles of bike lanes; as [.]. Across the pond, in the uber-green city of Copenhagen, Denmark, more than a 1/3 of the city’s 1.2 million residents bike to work.

"Cash for Clunkers: An Evaluation of the Car Allowance Rebate System"

Environmental Economics

million) than other fiscal stimulus programs, such as increasing unemployment aid, reducing employers’ and employees' payroll taxes, or allowing the expensing of investment costs.

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RFF: Carbon tax impact in Australia

Environmental Economics

Check this out, mate: New data released last week by the Australian government show that electricity emissions have dropped 7.6 Experts suggest that a greater emissions impact could be achieved if businesses believed that carbon pricing “was here to stay” and current carbon prices were increased. percent since the introduction of a carbon tax in July 2012.

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

Green (Living) Review

COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report.

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Why are carbon prices so low?

Environmental Economics

The width of the block measures achievable emissions reductions. The height of the blocks measures the cost per ton of emissions reduced. In this cartoon cap-and-trade story, suppose baseline emissions are 200 and policy makers are seeking a 25% reduction. These mandates take us 80% of the way towards meeting the emissions target. The total cost of meeting the emissions target rises to 10 x $10 + 20 x $100 + 20 x $150 = $5100.

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"Nobody knew border carbon adjustments could be so complicated"

Environmental Economics

In sum, a carefully designed carbon tax in the United States can reduce emissions significantly with minimal effect on the economy. find no evidence of meaningful emissions leakage abroad, even when the U.S. Using carbon tax and [border carbon adjustment] revenue to reduce distortionary taxes produces better economic outcomes overall and for most individual sectors. Holy cow, the Brookings Institution is trolling President Trump with the title on the webpage.

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Larry Summers likes Republicans.' carbon tax proposal

Environmental Economics

It will reduce uncertainty and thereby encourage investment. Raising carbon prices has the virtue of discouraging all types of carbon use, be it from power production or transportation, from changing fuels or reducing energy use. It is therefore likely an efficient way to reduce emissions. Of course the devil is in the details and, as the authors point out, the tax has to be set high enough to reduce emissions at least as much as any repealed regulations.

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Positive Energy: how renewable electricity can transform the UK by 2030

Green (Living) Review

This ground-breaking new report shows that renewable energy is the key to reducing carbon emissions from the UK power sector in a way that is stable, secure and affordable.

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"Signs Are Promising That Economies Can Rise as Carbon Emissions Decline"

Environmental Economics

And so it seemed logical that any policy to reduce emissions would also push countries into economic decline. growth and carbon emissions need not rise in tandem, and that the era of decoupling could be starting. grew but global carbon emissions leveled off. economic growth (and fewer emissions) than 3

2016 109

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? New research suggests climate models don''t give plants enough credit for absorbing excess carbon dioxide from the air.

If you want to know what to think about the EPA's move to relax fuel economy standards.

Environmental Economics

Here is what I wrote back in 2011 : Note that fuel economy standards are not the most cost-effective way to cut emissions and reduce oil imports. The reason is that economic incentive-based policies provide the signal (in the form of higher energy prices) to improve fuel economy and pursue other ways of reducing emissions. 1) Here is the EPA announcement:  GHG Emissions Standards for Cars and Light Trucks Should Be Revised. (2)

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For those in the northeast, I would suggest moving to North Carolina where sea level rises of this magnitude will soon be against the law.

Environmental Economics

The waters are rising, and it’s time to stop making excuses and start controlling greenhouse gas pollution,” says Shaye Wolf, climate science director at the Center, which has advocated for years for rapid, major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. “To To get sea-level rise under control, President Obama and our other leaders need to act now to reduce emissions and tackle global warming.”.

Carbon tax vs cap-and-trade (again)

Environmental Economics

Both can achieve the efficient level of emissions reduction. Easily integrated into business and personal decisions affecting emissions. Easily integrated into business and personal decisions affecting emissions. Carbon taxes can reduce emissions, cheaply ( $0.40/gallon! ), under real political constraints. Cap-and-trade can also reduce emissions, cheaply, under real political constraints. @aguanomics why are carbon taxes more viable worldwide?

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More than a third of farmers hit by climate change

Green (Living) Review

A third of farmers are already adapting to the impacts of global warming, while almost half are acting to reduce emissions and to lessen the effects of climate change, the survey states. Almost half of those surveyed believe farming could be part of the climate change solution and are already acting to reduce emissions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nigh on 40% of all farm businesses in Britain are being affected by climate change, according to a survey of UK farmers.

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The AEA did something and I'm not going to complain about it

Environmental Economics

To figure that out, you need to determine the time horizon being considered, the approach to  discounting future emissions and the rate used , changes to environmental risks, and others. Using a 3 percent discount rate, the cost came to $42 per one ton of emissions made in the year 2020. Raising the discount rate to 5 percent dropped the value of reducing emissions to $12. 

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But probably not the most cost-effective

Environmental Economics

Very unpatriotic: The Obama administration and the auto industry are locked in negotiations over new vehicle mileage and emissions standards that will have a profound effect on the cars Americans drive and the health of the auto industry over the next decade and beyond. Heather Zichal, a White House policy adviser on energy and environmental issues, said fuel economy standards were among the most effective ways to cut emissions and reduce oil imports, top priorities of the president.

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Environmental Economics

I'm missing something here ( Supreme court blocks Obama's limits on power plants ): The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, an Environmental Protection Agency regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. s decision to regulate the emissions, saying the agency had failed to take into account the punishing costs its rule would impose.

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California Begins Cap And Trade Program

Eco Friendly Daily

The state is well known for their plastic bag bans, plastic water bottle bans and a plethora of other initiatives to reduce impacts on the planet. California is also a leader in tackling climate change, with much focus on reducing emissions and tapping into renewable energies.

London Olympics Get Green Thumbs Up from UN


A senior United Nations official today praised the measures taken by the United Kingdom to ensure that the London Summer Olympic Games are environmentally sustainable.

UK Announces Emissions Cut Goal Of 50 Percent By 2025 But With Escape Clause

Eco Friendly Daily

The world’s governments have yet to attain a binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or to reduce the impacts of climate change overall. The UK is also required to reduce emissions by sixty percent by the year 2030.

The Burning Problem


Methane impacts our earth’s climate via global warming, so everyone should start reducing the food that ends up in landfills by composting and giving food to people who need it. To add on, implementation of composting can reduce emissions by 2.3

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A Consensus Climate Solution

Conservancy Talk

Specifically, it calls for a gradually rising price on carbon emissions. Starting at $40 per ton, the plan would do more to reduce emissions from the electric power sector than the clean power regulation published by EPA in 2015.

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Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Green (Living) Review

The incentives are part of a shift in government focus from reducing carbon emissions produced domestically to reducing emissions tied to goods produced elsewhere. But emissions linked to consumption have stubbornly risen.