Rio Tinto to invest $1 billion over 5 years to help meet new climate change targets

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Mining giant Rio Tinto will invest around $1 billion over the next five years to support the delivery of its new climate change targets and a company objective for net zero emissions from operations by 2050. Enhance resilience to physical climate risks.

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Audi Super Bowl ad: “Frozen” song, electric vehicles, and climate change

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Audi is making a pitch for its fully electric E-Tron SUV and E-Tron Sportback this Super Bowl with a very “Frozen” song. The spot features Maisie Williams, of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and various films, singing the song as if in a musical.

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Wayback Machine Trip To 2008 Reveals Greenius Prognostications On Harsh Climate Reality?

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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An increase in natural gas generation offset some of the climate gains from this coal decline, but overall power sector emissions still decreased by almost 10%. Climate Change Emissions

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New model framework for improving predictions of black carbon’s radiative effect on climate

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For years, scientists have known that these particles are affecting Earth’s warming climate, but measuring their exact effect has proved elusive. Absorption by black carbon strongly affects regional and global climate. Climate Change Climate models Emissions

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Study measures the effect of regional change in clouds caused by ships’ emissions; masking GHG warming

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This puffy line is not just exhaust from the engine, but a change in the clouds that’s caused by small airborne particles of pollution. The result implies that globally, cloud changes caused by particles from all forms of industrial pollution block 1 Watt of solar energy per square meter of Earth’s surface, masking almost a third of the present-day warming from greenhouse gases. However, if this small change occurred worldwide, it would be enough to affect global temperatures.

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UGA study finds black carbon aerosols from GDI engines will worsen public health, climate; need for GPFs

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A strong absorber of solar radiation, black carbon exhibits significant climate warming properties. Therefore, the climate burden of the increase in BC emissions dominates over the US, especially over source regions. Climate Change Emissions Engines Health

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LLNL report lays out technology pathways for California to become carbon-neutral and then -negative by 2045; 3 pillars of negative emissions

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The LLNL study finds that not only is carbon neutrality possible, but that California can be a global climate leader by demonstrating how to remove significant amounts of CO 2 from the atmosphere.

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Emissions of potent GHG HFC-23 have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions

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This would have been a big win for climate. In 2016, Parties to the Montreal Protocol signed the Kigali Amendment, aiming to reduce the climate impact of HFCs, whose emissions have grown in response to their use as replacements to ozone depleting substances. Rigby (2020) “Increase in global emissions of HFC-23 despite near-total expected reductions” Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13899-4. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Policy

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Proposed CA LCFS pathways for corn starch ethanol with carbon capture and sequestration: as low as 37 gCO2e/MJ

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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Climate Change Emissions Ethanol Fuels LCFSNorth Dakota-based Red Trail Energy (RTE), which since 2007 has operated an ethanol production facility with annual production of about 60 million gallons per year, is proposing sequestration of CO 2 produced from starch fermentation to lower the overall carbon intensity of the fuel for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).

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ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals.

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California cumulative PEV sales at 13.4% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 7.6%

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As part of California’s AB 32 climate change program, Executive Order B-48-18 administratively created a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030.

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Fluorine-incorporated interface enhances cycling stability of Li metal batteries with Ni-rich NCM cathodes

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This research has been supported through the Technology Innovation Program by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and the Technology Development Program to Solve Climate Changes by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT).

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US governors release own plans to cut carbon at climate-change summit

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will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the United States cannot formally exit the agreement until November 5, 2020. governors arrived at the Global Climate Change Summit in Bonn. Politics global warming United States climate change scienceWhile President Trump has announced the U.S. Despite the administration's stance and its many efforts to end U.S. action to reduce carbon emissions, numerous U.S.

UK awards £28M for 5 demonstration-phase low-carbon hydrogen production projects

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This technology could lower the cost of low carbon hydrogen by over 20% and has become the basis for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) analysis.

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BASF introduces blockchain pilot project to improve circular economy and traceability of recycled plastics

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According to a report produced by Deloitte for Environment and Climate Change Canada , Canada disposed of nearly 3.3 BASF is launching the pilot platform reciChain in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada, as a response to plastic waste.

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ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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Moreover, to comply with IMO’s 2020 global sulfur limit, ships must either switch from HFO to more expensive very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) or use HFO with a scrubber, if they have one installed.

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Oregon transit district buying 11 New Flyer electric buses and 7 ABB depot chargers

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Since then, LTD hired a Sustainability Program Manager and conducted carbon footprint analysis of its operations to measure the impacts and benefits of public transit on climate change. Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon has awarded New Flyer a contract for 11 Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, including seven ABB depot chargers to support electric bus infrastructure development.

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UCI-led study finds California’s strict air quality regulations have helped farmers

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The researchers also projected yield changes up to 2050 under various scenarios, determining that expected declines in ambient ozone will result in a 5% boost in wine grapes, an 8% climb in nectarines and a 20% jump in table grapes. Co-author Steven Davis, UCI associate professor of Earth system science, noted that earlier studies on the impact of climate warming and ambient ozone on the state’s ability to grow food have focused on high-volume staple crops such as wheat, soy and rice.

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Prometheus CEO outlines tech advances that could make CO2-to-fuels renewable gasoline and jet price-competitive with fossil fuels

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This is an important development because there is little time available to reduce CO 2 emissions sufficiently to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

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Oberon Fuels partners with SHV Energy to accelerate use of renewable DME (rDME) for low-carbon propane blends

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This collaboration is a testament to the power of the rDME molecule as an innovative solution to address emissions and climate change.

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Werner Enterprises testing Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck; Meritor and Transpower

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Funding for the tractor was provided by the California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s climate change-fighting, cap-and-trade program. The award is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.

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Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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Climate change mitigation will create new natural resource and supply chain opportunities and dilemmas, because substantial amounts of raw materials will be required to build new low-carbon energy devices and infrastructure.

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E4Tech: ~1.1 GW of fuel cell capacity shipped in 2019, up 40% from 2018; led by fuel cell vehicles

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Just in time, too: climate change targets are looking more urgent and challenging than ever, and we need a full range of technologies to meet them. However, the biggest market outside of Asia is North America, which saw shipped capacity of 384 MW—down slightly from 425 MW in 2018, but expected to rebound in 2020. A new report from specialist international sustainable energy consultancy E4tech finds that approximately 1.1

2020 69

Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

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I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town. Tags: carbon producers climate change environment fossil fuels greenwashing renewable energy solar power Exxon/Mobil Mayor Frank Scotto Torrance

Government of Québec unveils $2.7B climate change action plan; 63% of spending targeting transport

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The Premier of Québec, Jean Charest; the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand; and the Minister of Transport Pierre Moreau unveiled the Canadian province’s 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change (PACC 2020). The PACC 2020 is self-financed from the carbon market and the extension until 2014 of the fuel levy and fossil fuels. megatonnes deemed necessary to achieve the target reduction of GHG emissions by 2020.

California ARB awards $24M to 3 school districts to promote zero-emission vehicles, clean transportation options

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This pilot project addresses the need to do more—beyond cleaning up school buses—to reduce exposure to harmful air pollution by children and others in and around schools, These projects will set up the schools to address climate change, reduce air pollution, and lead the next generation in learning about and using clean mobility options.

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Get Your Monkeywrenches Ready! Politicians Beg For Climate Change Wake Up Call

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While the finely tailored and pampered leaders of the G8 met in Italy to talk the issue of climate change to death and do nothing tangible about it, activists with a more realistic sense of urgency started to take the necessary action to start cutting greenhouse gases right now.

Georgia Tech study projects potential mixed impacts of climate change policies on air quality

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In the study, the researchers assessed the impact of four potential climate mitigation policies—two climate tax scenarios (CT1 and CT2); a combined transportation and energy scenario (TE); a biomass energy (BE) scenario; plus a reference case—on air quality in the US in 2050 using a chemical transport model (CTM) to simulate air pollutant concentrations and applying recent climate downscaling and emissions modeling advancements.

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

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A new report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change shows the importance of all major nations taking part in global efforts to reduce emissions—and in particular, finds China’s role to be crucial. 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. degree Celsius in 2020.

Canada’s First Ministers release Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

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Canada’s First Ministers (The Prime Minister of Canada and the provincial and territorial premiers) issued a joint communiqué and released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change following the First Ministers’ Meeting. An interim report will be completed in 2020, which will be reviewed and assessed by First Ministers.

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California ARB approves 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan; requires doubling the rate of GHG cuts

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The California Air Resources Board unanimously approved the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan , which sets the state on an aggressive course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an additional 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 under SB 32. Eleven years ago, the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) set the goal of reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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GM achieves perfect scores on climate change data disclosure and performance in CDP report

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General Motors for the first time achieved perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP , the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. The CDP program enables management of greenhouse gas emissions and risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The achievement was announced as world leaders gather in New York City during Climate Week to discuss the challenges and opportunities of global warming.

Final report of Garnaut Review Update recommends carbon pricing scheme for Australia to do its fair share on climate change

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It will be much harder and more expensive for Australia to do its fair share on climate change without a carbon pricing scheme, according to the final report of the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011, Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change. In November 2010, the Australian Government commissioned Garnaut to provide an independent update to his 2008 Climate Change Review. Australia Climate Change Emissions Policy

2020 Keeling Curve Prize application period open; transportation and mobility category

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The application period has opened for the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize, which awards $25,000 to each of 10 projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase their uptake. The 2020 Keeling Curve Prize application period closes on Feb. Keeling Curve Prize finalists and winners are chosen by a panel of climate scientists, public policy experts, and researchers, including Achala Abeysinghe, Ph.D., Climate Change Emissions

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Choosing sides: Is the rush to embrace JUST electric vehicles wrong? What about better engines and synthetic fuels too?

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Not the words of someone who doesn’t believe in climate change, but the real-world assessment of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE “We cannot rely on electric vehicles to make any meaningful impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions fast enough.”

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Airlines Present Climate Change Proposals at UN Forum; 50% Absolute Cut In Emissions by 2050 Compared to 2005

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented its proposals for December’s climate change talks to the UN Secretary General’s Summit on Climate Change in New York. The forum took place in the run-up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Copenhagen this December. And we have done it with an aggressive timeline of 2020. Tags: Aviation Climate Change Emissions Policy

CARB draft of updated AB 32 Scoping Plan for climate change actions post-2020; pushing for greater transportation reductions

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The Scoping Plan describes the comprehensive range of efforts California must take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and meet the state’s long-term goals to combat climate change. What is needed to continue the prescribed course of action to 2020? What steps must California now take to meet the state’s climate goals beyond 2020? Recommended transportation actions beyond 2020.

ADB Study Finds Annual Economic Losses in Southeast Asia from Climate Change Could be More Than Twice the Global Average

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Southeast Asia, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change—due to its long coastlines, high concentration of population and economic activity in coastal areas, and heavy reliance on agriculture, natural resources, and forestry—is likely to suffer more from climate change than the global average, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, titled The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review.

130 banks holding US$47 trillion in assets commit to climate action and sustainability; 1/3 of global banking sector

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In the Principles, launched one day ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, banks commit to align their business strategically with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals, and scale up their contribution to the achievement of both.

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Will climate talks bring real progress? Twitter poll results

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Last month, world leaders met in Poland to agree on the next steps in measuring and limiting climate change. Australia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and others meeting on the sidelines to promote burning coal, the leaders reached some agreements on how the Paris Climate Accords will be implemented when it goes into effect in 2020: Each. climate change PollsDespite the U.S.,

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. The European Union (EU) is committed to a 20% cut in emissions by 2020. Perspective by Brian J.