IEA: CO2 emissions from fuel combustion rose 2.2% in 2013, below the average rate since 2000

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Both years were below the average growth rate since 2000 of 2.5%. IEA’s preliminary assessment for the World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate published in June estimated that global energy-related CO 2 emissions were flat in 2014. According to the latest data released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), CO 2 emissions related to the energy sector, which is the source of nearly two-thirds of human-generated greenhouse gases, rose 2.2% in 2013 to total 32.2

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EEA finds only mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals; GHG emissions up 25% since 1990

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While sales of new diesel passenger cars have decreased in recent years, the share of diesel used in road transport (including for freight transport by heavy-duty vehicles) has continued to rise, amounting to more than 66% of total fuel sales in road transport in 2015, compared with 51% in 2000.

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UK new car CO2 emissions fell 3.5% in 2010 and more than 20% since 2000

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Average CO 2 emissions from new cars have fallen by more than 20% since 2000. Cars in the sub-130 g/km CO 2 category represented almost 40% of the market in 2010 compared with less than 1% in 2000. Executive (-28.1%) and Mini (-25.8%) segments recorded the biggest improvements against the levels of 2000. . The economic and political challenges of high fuel prices, energy security and climate change are shared issues that must be addressed at an international level.

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Report Finds Rate of Growth of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sharply Increased Between 2000 and 2005

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Anthropogenic global greenhouse gas emissions increased by 15% between 2000 and 2005, a sharp increase in the expected rate of growth, according to a new report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The EDGAR statistics will be used to provide a global perspective on worldwide trends in greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15), which will take place in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Accounting for all of the ways black carbon can affect climate, it is believed to have a warming effect of about 1.1 Synthesis of black carbon climate forcing terms.

Study Finds Stratospheric Water Vapor Is An Important Driver of Decadal Global Surface Climate Change

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Decadal warming rates arising from (i) greenhouse gases and aerosols alone (black); (ii) that obtained including the stratospheric water decline after 2000 (red); and (iii) including both the stratospheric water vapor decline after 2000 and the increase in the 1980s and 1990s (cyan).

MIT Energy Initiative report on transforming the US transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges

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Overall, we have substantial opportunities for reducing environmental and climate impacts from light-duty road vehicles.

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Study projects net cooling of climate from ship emissions through 2050

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A recent study by an international team calculated that shipping causes a net cooling of climate across all parametrizations of the indirect aerosol effect (IAE) and scenarios throughout the period 1900?2050. The O 3 precursors, SO 2 , and aerosol emissions have effects on atmospheric composition and climate and can affect human health and cause regional pollution and acidification. Climate Change Climate models Emissions Ports and Marine

Daimler receives top marks from Climate Disclosure Project

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Daimler AG has received top marks for disclosure of its climate protection measures aimed at combating climate change, receiving the maximum 100 points in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP’s) “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” and an “A” rating in the “Climate Performance Leadership Index”. Daimler has the declared aim of adopting a pioneering role in climate protection, and has made a major step further forward on the way to achieving this, the company said.

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MIT report finds China’s actions on climate change crucial; argues for global economy-wide greenhouse gas tax

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The report—titled “The Role of China in Mitigating Climate Change” and published in the journal Energy Economics , compares the impact of a stringent emissions reduction policy with and without China’s participation. We explore short- and long-term implications of several energy scenarios of China’s role in efforts to mitigate global climate risk. From 2000 to 2010, China’s energy use grew 130%, up from a growth of 50% the previous decade. China Climate Change Policy

California ARB releases draft plan to cut short-lived climate pollutants

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy. The draft strategy describes proposed actions the State will take to move forward aggressively to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). They are harmful air pollutants and powerful contributors to climate change, trapping heat at many times the level of carbon dioxide, and are responsible for about 40% of current global warming, ARB said.

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Study projects thermoelectric power in Europe and US vulnerable to climate change due to lower summer river flows and higher river water temperatures

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Projected changes in summer mean usable capacity of power plants in the US and Europe for the SRES A2 emissions scenario for the 2040s (2031–2060) relative to the control period (1971–2000). A study published in Nature Climate Change suggests that thermoelectric power plants (i.e., nuclear and fossil-fueled generating units) in Europe and the United States are vulnerable to climate change due to the combined impacts of lower summer river flows and higher river water temperatures.

UN report projects that increasing use of HFCs likely to have a significant climate impact by 2050; equivalent to current total annual emissions from transport

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The contribution of HFCs to climate forcing is currently less than 1% of all greenhouse gases. If HFC emissions continue to increase, they are likely to have a noticeable influence on the climate system. W m -2 relative to 2000. This increase may be as much as one-fifth to one-quarter of the expected increase in radiative forcing due to the buildup of CO 2 since 2000, according to the SRES emission scenarios. Climate and the Ozone Layer. Climate-friendly HFCs.

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NOAA study: Increase in stratospheric aerosols has offset some recent climate warming

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A recent increase in the abundance of particles high in the atmosphere has offset about a third of the current climate warming influence of CO 2 change during the past decade, according to a new study led by NOAA and published in the online edition of Science.

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Reducing Black Carbon Emissions and Ground-Level Ozone Would Provide Immediate Benefit Against Climate Change

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Reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields, according to an essay in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs. The piece was co-authored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. A provision on black carbon is also included in the Waxman-Markey climate bill.

Warming Climate Threatens California Fruit and Nut Production

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Winter chill, a vital climatic trigger for many tree crops, is likely to decrease by more than 50% in California during this century as global climate warms, making the state no longer suitable for growing many fruit and nut crops, according to a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Washington.

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Study concludes abundant shale gas is neither climate hero nor villain; need for targeted GHG reduction policy

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Shale gas in particular has grown rapidly, from less than one percent of US production in 2000 to 34% in 2012, and projections show strong production growth continuing for the foreseeable future. In this paper, we focus on the implications of growing shale gas production for the climate. Over the range of scenarios that we examine, abundant natural gas by itself is neither a climate hero nor a climate villain.

2014 60

Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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Although most countries have already revealed their opening emissions reduction proposals, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer pointed out Thursday that “ we still await clarity from industrialized nations on the provision of large-scale finance to developing countries for immediate and long-term climate action. Climate Change And The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Australia is considered to be one of the most vulnerable developed nations to climate change.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals.

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New Research Tools for Assessing Impacts of Aerosols on Climate

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Researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Texas, Austin, have created a database that includes visibility measurements taken from 1973 - 2007 at 3,250 meteorological stations all over the world and released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Creation of this database is a big step forward for researching long-term changes in air pollution and correlating these with climate change.

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Current climate policies destined for ‘imminent failure’

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Current climate change policies which focus on overall carbon emissions are failing and should be abandoned, a consortium of research institutes concludes. With the G8 set to meet in Italy this week, a report outlining a strategy to avert an otherwise imminent failure in climate policy is being published by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science’s Mackinder Programme and the Institute for Science, Innovation & Society at the University of Oxford today.

JPL study finds Earths largest lakes warming due to climate change

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response to climate change. The temperatures of large inland water bodies are good indicators of climate change and have been used for climate change studies. Our analysis provides a new, independent data source for assessing the impact of climate change over land around the world. In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, researchers have determined that Earth’s largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in.

IPCC Scientist Says Climate Change Likely to Accelerate More Quickly and Be More Damaging Than Predicted

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Without decisive action, climate change this century is likely to accelerate at a much faster pace and cause more environmental damage than predicted, according to Professor Chris Field of Stanford University, and a leading member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. There is a real risk that human-caused climate change will accelerate the release of carbon dioxide from forest and tundra ecosystems, which have been storing a lot of carbon for thousands of years.

CSIRO/BOM: Australias Mean Temperature has Risen 0.7 C Since 1960, Climate Change is Real

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C (1.26 °F) since 1960 and other observed changes in rainfall, sea level rise, ocean acidification and atmospheric CO 2 concentration show that “ climate change is real ”, according to a joint CSIRO/Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) statement and snapshot of the state of the country’s climate. CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and the Bureau of Meteorology are the country’s two lead climate science agencies. 2000 to 2009 was Australia’s warmest decade on record.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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Historical analysis shows strong acceleration of plantation development in recent years: 70% of all industrial plantations have been established since 2000 and only 4% of the current plantation area existed in 1990. The new study used the satellite imagery to map the encroachment of oil palm plantations onto peatlands from 1990 to 2000, from 2000 to 2007, and finally 2007 to 2010.

IPCC: GHG emissions accelerating despite mitigation efforts; major institutional and technological change required to keep the heat down

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The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a policymaker’s summary of Working Group III’s (WG III) latest report showing that despite a growing number of climate change mitigation policies, annual anthropogenic GHG emissions grew on average by 1.0

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GISS study finds applying stricter non-CO2 vehicle emission standards worldwide would yield climate benefits in addition to major health and agricultural benefits

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Climate response to non-CO 2 vehicle emissions. Bars on the right show uncertainty ranges for 2070, including contributions from both forcing and climate sensitivity (67%; CI). However, these standards will not reduce CO 2 emissions, which is required to mitigate long-term climate change, the team notes. Impacts of worldwide vehicle emissions in 2030 compared with 2000. Nature Climate Change , 1, 59-66, doi: doi: 10.1038/nclimate1066.

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California Air Resources Board posts revised draft of strategy to reduce “Super Pollutants”

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a revised draft of California’s proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy. SLCPs may account for an estimated 40% of global warming, increasing the impacts of climate change. Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

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PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades

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Since 2000, the global rate of decarbonization has averaged 0.8%; from 2010 to 2011, global carbon intensity fell by just 0.7%. —Leo Johnson, Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC. —Jonathan Grant, director, sustainability and climate change, PwC.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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Wind and solar (combined) accounted for about 17% of non-fossil electricity generation in 2015 after rising from less than 1% in 2000 to 2% in 2005. Climate Change Emissions Market Background

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Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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The Greenius understands full well this “ Let’s Keep Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman Aboard the Climate Bill Bandwagon &# approach, just as I can grok how ineffective and nonproductive that approach is.

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UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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For the first time since UCS began the Automaker Rankings report in 2000, all eight major automakers reduced their average greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-forming emissions compared to their fleet averages from 1998, the model year examined in the first report. Click to enlarge.

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NASA GISS Study Finds That Methane Has an Elevated Warming Effect Due to Interactions With Aerosols

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Despite their limitations, GWPs are widely used for comparison among long-lived gases, forming the basis for worldwide political agreements on climate and carbon trading. It’s a seemingly minor change, but it makes a difference to the climate.

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NRC report projects sea level off most of California will rise at slightly higher rate than global average; lower rate for Oregon, Washington, NorCal; variety of factors affect outcome

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Projected sea-level rise off California, Oregon, and Washington for 2030 (blue), 2050 (green), and 2100 (pink), relative to 2000, as a function of latitude. Climate Change Climate models

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QUANTIFY Study Finds GHG Emissions from Global Transport Could Double Their Net Contribution to Warming by 2100

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Transport emissions could double their current relative net contribution to global warming by 2100, according to a new study by researchers at the Oslo-based Centre for International Climate and Environment Research (CICERO) in Norway. The study’s results, presented in the journal Atmospheric Environment , are part of the EU-funded QUANTIFY (Quantifying the climate impact of global and European transport systems) project, which received €8.39

New Model Determines Fossil CO2 Emissions Need To Be Reduced by 56% By 2050 and Approach Zero by 2100 to Keep Warming No More Than 2 Degrees

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Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology have developed a coupled climate–carbon cycle model that specifies the maximum volumes of carbon dioxide that humans may emit to remain below the critical threshold for climate warming of 2 °C, based on stabilization at 450 ppm in the 22 nd century. A paper on the work was published in the journal Climatic Change. The data are currently being evaluated by other European climate centers.

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Ford researchers: global light-duty CO2 regulatory targets broadly consistent with 450 ppm stabilization

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The SMP model calculates 2000?2050 The Ford team updated the SMP model with historical data for 2000, 2005, and 2010, and extended the model to calculate the total CO 2 emissions (tonnes) and the TTW (tank-to-wheel) emission rate (g CO 2 /km) for the new vehicle fleet.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing Sustainability Vehicle ManufacturersHonda has announced several initiatives under its new “Green Path” approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America.

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Study finds rising temperatures increase risk of unhealthy ozone levels absent sharp cuts in precursors

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The RCPs were chosen to represent a broad range of climate outcomes, based on a literature review. Warmer temperatures and other changes in the atmosphere related to a changing climate, including higher atmospheric levels of methane, spur the chemical reactions that lead to ozone. To examine the impacts of climate change on ozone pollution, NCAR scientist Gabriele Pfister and her colleagues looked at two scenarios. 2000) “Special Report on Emissions Scenarios.

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California ARB posts discussion document for developing Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation

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These proposed requirements will provide near-term NO x , particulate matter, and GHG emissions reductions to help meet nearer term air quality, climate, and petroleum targets. What are potential new and creative approaches to meet climate goals with innovative transit solutions beyond buses?

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