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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 […]

Categories: Climate Change, Coal, Natural Gas

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 […]

Categories: Climate Change, Coal

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. […]

Categories: China, Climate Change, Coal

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 […]

Categories: Climate Change, Energy Security, Europe, US Senate

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 […]

Categories: Climate Change, NAS

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