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Climate Change
July 22, 2020

Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity Updated

Top Scientists Just Ruled Out Best-Case Global Warming Scenarios (Bloomberg) Eric Roston (July 22): A group of 25 leading scientists now conclude that catastrophic warming is almost inevitable if emissions continue at their current rate, even if there’s less reason to anticipate a totally uninhabitable Earth in coming centuries. The research, published Wed. (July 22) […]

European Union
June 26, 2020

EU Missing Climate Goal

EU Green Deal: EU Lagging Behind on Climate Goal Samuel Petrequin (June 22): The EU’s statistical office says the 27-nation bloc is lagging behind its goals in the fight against climate change … In a report published Mon. (June 22) assessing the EU’s progress in reaching the UNs’ sustainable development goals, Eurostat noted … only […]

Climate Change
January 7, 2020

US GHG Emissions Fall in 2019

Preliminary U.S. GHG Emissions Estimates for 2019 (Rhodium Group) Trevor Houser and Hannah Pitt (Jan. 07): After a sharp uptick in 2018, we estimate that U.S. GHG emissions fell by 2.1% last year based on preliminary energy and economic data. This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption. Coal-fired power generation […]

Climate Change
January 6, 2020

Coal to Gas Switching Benefits

Downstream Air Pollution Impacts of Coal to Natural Gas (Nature Sustainability) Jennifer A. Burney (Jan. 06): The recent shift in the United States from coal to natural gas as a primary feedstock for the production of electric power has reduced the intensity of sectoral CO2 emissions, but—due to gaps in monitoring—its downstream pollution-related effects have […]

China
November 19, 2019

China Coal Capacity Rising

China Coal-Fired Power Capacity Still Rising (Reuters) David Stanway (Nov. 19): China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 GW, or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to the grid at a time when capacity in the rest of the world shrank, according to a study published on Wed. (Nov. […]

CO2
September 30, 2019

EIA on Global CO2 Emissions

Global Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Project to Increase through 2050 EIA projects that global CO2 emissions from energy-related sources will continue to grow in the coming decades. EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2019 projects that global energy-related CO2 emissions will grow 0.6% per year from 2018 to 2050 in its Reference case. However, future growth in energy-related […]

Climate Change
July 22, 2014

Markey Holds Energy/Climate Hearing

The Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Tue. July 22 entitled: U. S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies and Issues. Senators present at the hearing including Ed Markey (D-MA) the subcommittee chair, John Barrosso […]

Climate Change
July 22, 2014

Life Cycle GHG Emissions from Shale Gas

On Mon. July 21, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America posted (ahead of print) an important research paper entitled: Harmonization of Initial Estimates of Shale Gas Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Electric Power Generation. The report includes the following conclusion: After harmonization, we find that per […]

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