Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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of the human-made climate impact; two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO 2 , according to a new study by researchers in Europe and the US. Schematic overview of the processes by which aviation emissions and increased cirrus cloudiness affect the climate system.

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

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climate change Climate Emergency electric cars environment fossil fuels Green New Deal renewable energy solar power 350ppm Airtalk CBS EcoMedia Film Week Inconvenient Truth Joe Galliani KPCC Larry Mantle Redondo Beach TorranceWhen my good friend and former CBS EcoMedia colleague, Taylor, heard Larry Mantle on today’s live broadcast of KPCC’s Film Week mention, “Joe from Redondo Beach” and the documentary “Inconvenient Truth,” she texted to ask if that was me. It was.

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Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. This highlights the potential of co-beneficial solutions to climate change that not only curb greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce the health burden of harmful air pollution. 2020).

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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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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: What to expect from its mpg-boosting solar roof

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Those who live in sunny climates—especially warm ones—see the shady spots in a parking lot as the hot commodity.

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Audi awards $100K to Caltech to support development of new CliMA climate model

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Audi of America (AoA) and the Audi Environmental Foundation are awarding a $100,000 grant to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the lead institution in the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA). Climate Change Climate models Vehicle Manufacturers

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SMUD Board of Directors adopts climate emergency declaration; carbon neutrality by 2030

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The SMUD (2020 Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration that commits to working toward an ambitious goal of delivering carbon-neutral electricity by 2030. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Power Generation

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, featuring up to 686 miles of driving range and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim.

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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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Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes to include shipping CO2 in EU ETS; shipping industry to contribute to climate neutrality

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The European Commission had put forward a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO 2 emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”) and to bring it in line with new obligations under International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to monitor emissions from 2019 and report in 2020. Climate Change Emissions Europe Market Background Ports and Marine

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NREL researchers use adversarial training to super-resolve climate data; up to 50X higher resolution data

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a novel machine learning approach quickly to enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times—an enhancement that had yet to be achieved with climate data. This approach will enable scientists to complete renewable energy studies in future climate scenarios faster and with more accuracy.

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NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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Ammonia Climate Change Emissions Fuels Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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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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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The proposed GHG standards would apply to new type design airplanes on or after 1 January 2020 and to in-production airplanes on or after 1 January 2028. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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Multicomponent catalytic system efficiently converts carbon dioxide to methanol

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Byers, Chia-Kuang Tsung (2020) “A Bioinspired Multicomponent Catalytic System for Converting Carbon Dioxide into Methanol Autocatalytically,” Chem , Volume 6, Issue 7, Pages 1742-1754, doi: 10.1016/j.chempr.2020.04.008.

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Researchers develop titanium and copper heterostructured photocatalyst for conversion of CO2 into CH4

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The escalating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the consequent acceleration of climate change are alarming, and it has proven challenging to find feasible ways to actively reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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The shift to electric mobility is in line with ongoing efforts to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.

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Study: Fossil fuel CO2 emissions reached max daily decline of 17% in April

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Percentage change in global daily fossil CO 2 emissions, Jan-May 2020. The impact of COVID-19 on global emissions has been estimated based on a combination of energy, activity and policy data available up until the end of April 2020. Climate Change COVID-19 Emissions

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CICERO team finds global temperature will respond slowly to emissions cuts

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Although large emissions cuts are urgently needed to achieve global climate goals, it may take decades before we can measure the effect of the reductions on global temperature evolution, according to a new study by researchers at Norway’s CICERO Center for International Climate Research.

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Audi introduces new CNG A3 Sportback

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Operation with natural gas or biomethane makes the compact model economical and more climate-friendly with low emissions. Sales in Germany and other European countries begin in fall 2020 at a base price of €30,705.88. With this fuel, driving is nearly climate-neutral.

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Bill Gates owns a Taycan, calls EV progress “most hopeful” for climate concern

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About exactly this time last year, in an interview, Bill Gates called Tesla “an amazing product” but said that otherwise in the market “there’ll be a lot of really great electric cars to choose from.”

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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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VW expanding EV engineering capability in US; high-voltage lab in Chattanooga

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It will feature advanced equipment, including pressure testers, explosion-rated climate chambers and a custom multi-axis shaker table (MAST), which is designed to test the integrity of vehicle components in some of the roughest conditions they might face on the road.

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New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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This study was funded by the STEMM-CCS project (grant number 654462) of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programof the European Commission. Weiß (2020) “Greenhouse gas emissions from marine decommissioned hydrocarbon wells: leakage detection, monitoring and mitigation strategies.”

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Estes partners with Clean Energy to expand RNG vehicle fleet to 71 units

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Redeem reduces climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70%, and even up to 300% depending on the source of the RNG. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.,

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Porsche Digital spins off e-mobility company “&Charge” to promote electric mobility

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&Charge” has been a climate-neutral company since its foundation. Customers can use their collected “kilometers” to support certified climate protection projects. To this end, “&Charge” works together with the project developer and climate solutions provider South Pole.

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First carbon-neutral lithium extraction project to start in Germany

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The CO 2 -neutral development of our own lithium deposits is a crucial building block for a sustainable and strong European battery industry and will bring us significantly closer to meeting our 2030 climate goals.

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Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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From a scientific perspective, the adsorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is an important measure in addition to reducing emissions for reaching the Group’s climate targets.

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Ricardo commits to achieving net zero carbon by 2030

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Ricardo has been working actively towards this goal of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions for some time and has been helping its broad client base in realizing their own climate change mitigation targets. As part of Ricardo’s commitment to openness and visibility, which was set out in January 2020, the company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the financial reporting year 2019/2020 have been independently verified by Lloyds Register. Climate Change Emissions Market Background

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DHE begins piloting Volvo VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks in SoCal fleet

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Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative 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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Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change.

UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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Despite these troubling findings about their climate impacts, ride-hailing services still have the potential to be part of a cleaner, low-carbon transportation future. Traveling by transit, walking, or biking when and where possible are the best choices for the climate.

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ICCT analysis finds UN’s aircraft CO2 standard lags current technology by more than a decade

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Meaningful aircraft emission standards will be pivotal for managing the climate impact of aviation, the ICCT said.

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US$105M WESTKÜSTE100 green hydrogen project receives funding approval from German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs

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The funding volume approved for the project’s launch on 1 August 2020 amounts to €30 million. With the adoption of the national hydrogen strategy at the beginning of June 2020, green hydrogen has become the key element in Germany’s energy transition.

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Toronto now has the largest fleet of electric buses in North America on the road with arrival of third new electric bus model

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The electrification of vehicles is a key component of the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy, which targets an 80% reduction in local greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is now operating the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. The milestone comes as the TTC’s third new electric bus model is now road ready and starting to go into service.

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Volvo Cars? Chengdu car plant powered by 100% renewable electricity; 65% hydropower

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It is the latest concrete step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition to have climate-neutral manufacturing by 2025, part of a wider climate plan that aims to reduce the overall carbon footprint per car by 40% between 2018 and 2025. By 2040, Volvo Cars aims to be a climate-neutral company.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars’ aims to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40% between 2018 and 2025, as a first step towards its goal of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040.

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SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra announce first validation of carbon-offset project for EV chargers

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Electrify America is on track to meet its targets of achieving validation and verification for its first 400-plus charging stations early next year which will include VCUs from 2019 and 2020 in 48 states, excluding California and Oregon which have compliance marketplaces.

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Study finds advanced cellulosic biofuels show real promise for replacing some fossil fuels

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A new study led by Colorado State University predicts significant climate benefits stemming from the use of advanced biofuel technologies. The climate benefits of cellulosic biofuels have been challenged based on carbon debt, opportunity costs, and indirect land use change, prompting calls for withdrawing support for research and development. These results affirm the climate mitigation logic of biofuels, consistent with their prominent role in many climate stabilization scenarios.

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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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Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI).

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3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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BIT:ENI) recently unveiled what has been hailed as the most ambitious climate pledge yet by an oil supermajor. As we have pointed above, ENI has the most ambitious climate change pledge with plans to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

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EU GRAMOFON project ends after 42 months with promising results on CO2 capture

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The project results therefore contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 13 on Climate Action of the UN Global Compact through decarbonization with the major advantage of doing so at a lower cost than the technologies currently in use.

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