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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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

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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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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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

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

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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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.

Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

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In the long term, Audi is pursuing the vision of CO2-neutral mobility and aims to be climate-neutral throughout the company on balance by 2050. We are committed to the Paris climate targets and will make our contribution to limiting the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees.

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Urban mobility

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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.

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.,

Study suggests global impact of obesity may be extra ~700MT/y CO2eq: about 1.6% of worldwide GHG emissions

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In the commentary accompanying the paper, Swinburn said the estimates add valuable information to the growing literature examining the nexus between obesity and climate change. 2020), “The Environmental Foodprint of Obesity.” Behavior Climate Change Emissions Health Market Background

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Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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The findings are outlined in three new papers published in Earth System Science Data , Environmental Research Letters , and Nature Climate Change. Carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow despite emerging climate policies by G.P. Climate Change Emissions

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Cummins announces PLANET 2050 strategy; net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

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announced its next environmental sustainability strategy—PLANET 2050—which includes science-based goals that meet or exceed the goals in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change. PLANET 2050 focuses on three priority areas: addressing climate change and air emissions; using natural resources in the most sustainable way; and improving communities. Climate Change Emissions Engines Environmental JusticeCummins Inc.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON. The 150 MW project will begin onsite construction in early 2020 and be completed by the end of the year, and is part of more than 1 gigawatt of renewable wind and solar energy projects E.ON will deliver to the grid by the end of 2020.

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California 2017 GHG inventory shows 1.2% total drop from 2016; transportation sector emissions up 1%

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In 2017, emissions from GHG emitting activities statewide were 424 million metric tons of CO 2 equivalent (MMTCO 2 e), 5 MMTCO 2 e lower than 2016 levels and 7 MMTCO 2 e below the 2020 GHG Limit of 431 MMTCO 2 e. Changes in emissions by Scoping Plan sector between 2000 and 2017.

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Provisional agreement reached on European CO2 standards for heavy-duty trucks; 30% lower by 2030

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The deal follows an agreement reached in December on new CO 2 emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020. —Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. Climate Change Emissions Europe Heavy-duty Regulations

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EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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This limited increase means that the EU is still expected to achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target, albeit by a narrower margin. With current national policies, the pace of reductions is expected to slow after 2020 in EU ETS and Effort Sharing sectors, instead of accelerating.

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Euro Parliament Environment Committee approves 147 g CO2/km target for light commercial vehicles by 2020; caps van speed

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Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved a draft law setting out rules for achieving a 147 g CO 2 /km (235 g/mile) target for new light commercial vehicles by 2020, down from 203 g/km (325 g/mile) today—i.e., In April, the committee had approved a draft law setting out a new CO 2 target for cars of 95 g CO 2 /km (153 g/mile) by 2020, down from 130 g CO 2 /km (209 g/mile) in 2015—a reduction of 27% from the 2015 target.

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A closer look at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. The Green Piece

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We are breaking our own rule for this week only as we bring you our weekly Green Piece article a day early to coincide with the kick off of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit… Today marks the start of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, which will last for two weeks and is the latest in a series that trace their origins back to the 1992 Earth summit in Rio. However, this would only involve a 10 per cent reduction by 2020, which has widely been criticised.

ARB: California not tracking to meet required GHG reductions due to transportation; significant changes in communities and systems required

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California is not on track to meet the greenhouse gas reductions expected under SB 375 for 2020, with emissions from statewide passenger vehicle travel per capita increasing and going in the wrong direction, according to a new report published by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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Under Assembly Bill 32 passed in 2006, California must reduce its emissions to 1990 levels (431 million metric tons) by 2020. These include the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Strategy, the Sustainable Communities Strategy and the Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

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California ARB releases discussion draft of plan to cut GHG by 40% by 2030

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The 2030 Target Scoping Plan Discussion Draft builds on the state’s efforts to reach its more immediate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and outlines the most effective ways to reach the new 2030 goal, including continuing California’s Cap-and-Trade program.

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Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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As one of the findings, the study highlights the contribution of smart phones and shows that by 2020, the footprint of smart phones alone would surpass the individual contribution of desktops, laptops and displays. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing

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CRI awarded €1.8M EU grant to scale CO2-to-methanol technology

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Carbon Recycling International has been awarded a €1.8-million (US$2.0-million) grant under the EU Horizon 2020 Research Programme to increase the scale of its CO 2 -to-methanol technology, marketed under the trademark Emissions-to-Liquids (ETL).

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New UNEP report says bridging emissions gap to meet 2-degree target doable, outlines pathways to 2020

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Cutting emissions by 2020 to a level that could keep a global 21 st century temperature rise below 2 °C is technologically and economically feasible, according to a new study released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). each year from 2005 to 2020. The emissions gap.

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Study finds technology cost of achieving European 2020 LDV CO2 targets more than offset by resultant fuel savings

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Provisional 2030 economic impact of achieving the 2020 targets in the two Phase I scenarios—Current Policy Initiatives and Tech 1— compared to baseline. A report published by Cambridge Econometrics and Ricardo-AEA concludes that overall, the cost of technologies required to meet proposed European 2020 CO 2 regulations for vehicles (95 g/km for cars and 147 g/km for vans) will be more than offset by the resultant fuel savings.

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JRC: Increased use of renewables results in growing GHG emission savings in the EU; transport contribution only 5%

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from 2009 to 2012, confirming renewables’ potential in climate change mitigation, according to a new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service. Changes in GHG emissions in 2012 due to the use of renewables in transport.

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California Governor orders more stringent GHG reduction target for the state: 40% below 1990 levels by 2030

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will also update the Climate Change Scoping Plan to express the 2030 target in terms of million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. California is tracking to meet or to exceed the current target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, as established in the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Climate Change Emissions Policy RegulationsCalifornia Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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IIASA: removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped

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Fossil fuel subsidies amount to hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide, and removing them has been held up as a key answer to climate change mitigation. Impact of subsidy removal on cumulative change in emissions from 2020 to 2030 at the regional level (colored bars).

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Study: IMO low-sulfur fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases, premature deaths; climate tradeoffs

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Marine shipping fuels will get cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires a decrease in the allowable amount of sulfur in fuel oil from 3.5% pollution impacts in 2020 with and without the use of low-sulphur fuels.

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