NRC report: US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard need to begin now to prepare for effects of climate change in the Arctic

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In response to the measured and projected effects of climate change, US naval forces—i.e., In response to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the National Research Council appointed a committee operating under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board to study the national security implications of climate change for US naval forces. Determine the potential impact climate change will have on allied force operations and capabilities.

Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.


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US National Research Council reiterates need for action in US to limit magnitude of climate change; final volume in Americas Climate Choices

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Illustration of the steps in an iterative risk management approach for addressing climate change. From: America’s Climate Choices. Warning that the risk of dangerous climate change impacts is growing with every ton of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, a US National Research Council committee reiterated the pressing need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare to adapt to its impacts.

MIT researchers conclude fundamental changes in the US energy-innovation system are needed to meet challenges of climate change and energy supply

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A three-year study by a team of researchers based at MIT has concluded that fundamental changes are needed in the US energy-innovation system. Without systematic, transformative changes, the US is unlikely to succeed either in averting the worst economic and environmental consequences of climate change or in achieving a secure, affordable and reliable energy supply. Climate Change Market Background Policy

Five Canadian and developing country teams awarded total of C$12.5M to study climate change adaptation

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The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced that five research teams have been awarded a total of C$12.5 million) under the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC). Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change.

US National Research Council to Release Three New Climate Change Reports

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As part of its most comprehensive assessment to date, the US National Research Council—the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering—will release three new reports examining how the nation can combat the effects of global warming. One focuses on the science that supports human-induced climate change, and the others review options for limiting the magnitude of and adapting to the impacts of global warming.

CliMA consortium seeks to build more precise climate model from ground up

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A consortium of researchers led by Caltech, in partnership with MIT; the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS); and JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA, seeks to build a new type of climate model that is designed to provide more precise and actionable predictions. The goal is a climate model that projects future changes in critical variables such as cloud cover, rainfall, and sea ice extent more accurately, with uncertainties at least two times smaller than existing models.

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Biden sets 2030 net GHG reduction target for US of 50-52% below 2005 levels

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With renewable power technologies well developed, delivering cleaner power to buildings and manufacturing, and driving the electrification of road transport present the clearest initial path for decarbonization. Speeding up this shift will be vital to meeting climate targets.

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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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Our enemies are gasoline and the internal combustion engine

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From 1982 to 2016, Green Energy Consumers Alliance focused our attention on building energy fo r homes and businesses. Electric vehicles/Transportation Climate change

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FedEx commits to carbon-neutral operations by 2040

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FedEx will build on its successful FedEx Fuel Sense initiatives designed to reduce fuel consumption in its aircraft. The Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture will catalyze interdisciplinary research across the natural sciences and engineering in an effort to accelerate this work. The FedEx commitment builds on a history of sustainable practices. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Market BackgroundFedEx Corp.,

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Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Awarding C$37.5 Million in Funding for Renewable Energy Projects from Biofuels to Home Generation

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Alberta, Canada’s Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCMEC) Corporation is awarding more than C$37.5 One compliance option is to pay into the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund at $15/tonne. is a privately owned Alberta corporation formed in 2001 to design, build and operate biogas cogeneration facilities. million (US$36.6

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Aramco opens R&D center in Detroit area; fuels research with focus on novel fuels/engines systems for reduced CO2

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Aramco’s fuels technology program is focused on reducing the overall environmental impact, cost and complexity of both current and future fuel-engine systems. With a global refining presence, Aramco brings a perspective into how fuels can be designed and matched to engines for higher performance and lower emissions. A planned outcome of Aramco’s research is to generate vehicle and fleet demonstrations to showcase the benefits of novel fuel/engine systems.

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We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One

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What we need is something called cozy futurism, a concept I first encountered while reading a blog post by software engineer Jose Luis Ricón Fernández de la Puente. But we can change our attitudes. What's more, we are changing. Climate change is a great example.

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Here’s How We Could Brighten Clouds to Cool the Earth

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As we confront the enormous challenge of climate change, we should take inspiration from even the most unlikely sources. Solar climate intervention " is the umbrella term for projects such as ours that involve reflecting sunlight to reduce global warming and its most dangerous impacts.

Aerial methane survey finds a fraction of point sources responsible for more than a third of California’s methane emissions

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To reduce methane’s impact on the climate, California has set a goal to cut overall emissions in the state by 40 from 2013 levels by 2030. Building on previous efforts to measure and detect methane sources and levels, CARB and the CEC partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to conduct the state’s first systemic mapping of highly localized methane point sources. Climate Change Emissions

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More efficient gas engines as well as electric cars required to cut carbon emissions

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As nations, automakers, and utilities contemplate how to tackle climate change in real terms, a perfect storm of competition is brewing that will—ideally—produce positive change for the rest of us. Automakers and electric utilities have been incentivized to build electric vehicles and install vast numbers of public charging stations to. emissions oil global warming climate change Fuel Economy carbon dioxide fossil fuels

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ARPA-E funds Ricardo-Achates partnership for improving efficiency and reducing emissions in full-size pickups; GCI engine, 48V

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Ricardo, engineering specialists in advanced propulsion, software, thermal management and vehicle systems, added to its powertrain design/development capabilities in June when it partnered with API and expanded its Southern California team. The grant serves as a bridge between the private sector and the government for advancing technologies that improve the US positions in energy sustainability and climate change. 48V ARPA-E Engines Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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National Research Council Report Recommends Setting a US Carbon Budget Through 2050; Concludes Known Technologies Not Sufficient to Meet Budget Goals

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The report, Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change is one of three released by the NRC, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering. This report and its companions, Advancing the Science of Climate Change and Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change are part of a congressionally requested suite of five studies known as America’s Climate Choices. “We Integrated Climate Observing Systems.

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Rio Tinto and Alcoa announce world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process; Apple assist; Elysis JV to commercialize

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Elysis, which will be headquartered in Montreal with a research facility in Québec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, will develop and license the technology so it can be used to retrofit existing smelters or build new facilities. He holds an engineering degree in electronics and industrial information technology. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Materials

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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And by sexy I mean hot and arousing, the way I get when serious people talk serious talk about renewable energy, about the revolution that’s needed to respond to climate change and about the reality of current world situation. And if we pass that tipping point some of the more horrendous consequences of climate change will be irreversible. Second, recently the NY Times reported a health study equating 300,000 deaths a year to climate change and the impacts of it.

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Volkswagen and Audi launch sustainability programs for US introduction of e-Golf BEV and A3 e-tron PHEV; carbon offsets with 3Degrees and solar energy

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—Oliver Schmidt, general manager, Environment and Engineering Office, Volkswagen Group of America. 3Degrees provides renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets to Fortune 500 companies, green building firms, and other organizations. Emission reductions produced by the project are verified by an approved third party and registered with the Climate Action Reserve. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Hybrids Plug-ins Solar Sustainability

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Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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Building on the clean air gains achieved since the ports adopted the CAAP in 2006, the 2017 CAAP is a comprehensive plan for pursuing the ultimate goal of eliminating all harmful air emissions from port-related sources: ships, trucks, cargo handling equipment, locomotives and harbor craft. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Health Ports and Marine

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Chevy buying carbon credits from US colleges; new formula helps fund campus energy-efficient projects

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To develop the new methodologies, Chevrolet worked with an advisory team led by the Climate Neutral Business Network with support from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation , the US Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ( AASHE ). There are two avenues through which campuses can determine their eligibility to receive project funding: Individual LEED Certified Buildings.

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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Geely Auto has invested significant resources in the development and promotion of methanol-fueled engines and vehicles over a long period and has already made progress with this technology in China. This investment will build on our existing methanol technology, facilitating even more valuable solutions and helping to propel this part of our business in China. There were no evident changes of THC and NO x emissions.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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Its wholly interpretive guidelines can be used to approve or disapprove a building, addition or remodel completely on subjective principles. I went down to the Building Dept and they said, “It will be two weeks before we get back to you.” And then the senior gentlemen in the building with the Safety Dept. FROM HOMEPOWER MAGAZINE written by Fire engineer Matthew Paiss: Access, pathways, and smoke-ventilation space: Providing a 3-foot setback from the edges of the roofline.

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Washington governor proposes slate of measures to curb GHG emissions & transition state to cleaner energy; cap-and-trade and EV incentives

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The proposals build on a comprehensive executive order issued by the governor in April. The governor has also proposed funding for other technology development efforts, including a new research building at the Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies and additional test beds at the Clean Energy Institute, both at the University of Washington. Clean technology development and climate science. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Infrastructure Polic

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Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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The update identifies eight key sectors for ongoing action: Energy; Transportation, fuels, land use and infrastructure; Agriculture; Water; Waste management; Natural lands; Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (such as methane and black carbon); and Green Buildings. Additional strategies are needed over the next five years to define the paths for longer-term change. Efficient Vehicle and Engine Technology and Zero Emissions Technology.

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California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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ACC combines three sets of regulations to reduce emissions from light-duty vehicles and build the market for advanced zero emission vehicles. The Advanced Clean Cars package will help clean our air, help us fight climate change, and perhaps most important for average citizens, save thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicles. This will be achieved through existing technologies, the use of stronger and lighter materials, and more efficient drivetrains and engines.

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SAE CRP: growing high level of confidence that R1234yf can be used safely; “disappointment” with departure of Daimler, BMW and Audi

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SAE said that the findings of the original CRP1234 remain well founded in that R1234yf poses no greater risk than other engine compartment fluids. The FTA process is enhanced by having contributions from multiple parties representing a diversity of experience and expertise, building toward consensus under the spirit of collaboration. Climate Change Emissions Policy Standards Vehicle Systems

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California ARB soliciting research suggestions for FY 2012-2013 plan; sustainable communities, behavior, pollutant exposure, air pollution science, GHG targets

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Sustainable Communities : The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) directs California’s metropolitan planning organizations to develop sustainable communities strategies that meet regional greenhouse gas reduction targets through integrated land use, housing and transportation planning. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Health Latin America Policy Sustainability

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Tsinghua University provincial-level lifecycle study finds fuel-cycle criteria pollutants of EVs in China could be up to 5x those of natural gas vehicles due to China’s coal-dominant power mix

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However, the fuel-cycle PM 10 , PM 2.5 , SO 2 , and NO x emissions of EVs could be up to five times higher than those of ICEVs (internal combustion engine vehicles) and CNGVs. emissions, the NO x and SO 2 increases are significant enough to notably change total national emissions, they conclude.China has made a firm commitment to improve its air quality. It also assesses the strengths and weaknesses of EVs and CNGVs from a perspective of climate change and environmental impact.

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Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Rusheen Capital Management create company to deploy Carbon Engineering’s direct air capture technology

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Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental, and Rusheen Capital Management, a private equity firm, have formed a development company, 1PointFive, to finance and to deploy Carbon Engineering ’s large-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology.

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Dr. Paul Anastas outlines EPA’s new research paradigm, The Path Forward; realigning EPA research around sustainability

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John Heinz chair in Chemistry for the Environment and Directs the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. Since 2010, significant changes have been made to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) research enterprise. Interconnected issues such as environmental justice, global change, and endocrine disruption are rapidly becoming part of the environmental protection landscape. Anastas (2012) Fundamental Changes to EPA’s Research Enterprise: The Path Forward.

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Researchers develop co-catalyst system for lower cost conversion of CO2 to CO; syngas for synfuels

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Dioxide Materials, the university Research Park, was founded by retired chemical engineering professor Richard Masel. Advanced controls that allow a building's. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Climate Change Emissions FuelsThe CO peak observed by gas chromatography as a. function of the total potential applied to the cell. (OC OC = open cell). Gas phase CO production is observed at an. applied potential of 1.5V—i.e., —i.e.,

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California’s Advanced Clean Cars program: transforming the light-duty fleet to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles with an eye on 2050

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Beyond 2025, ARB notes, the driving force for lowering emissions in California will thus be climate change. Heavier vehicles with larger displacement engines will likely require additional emission control equipment such as secondary air and hydrocarbon absorbers to achieve the proposed emission levels. ARB staff proposes that many of the technologies that reduce climate change emissions will also reduce the operating costs of light-duty vehicles.

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Toyota and Horizon Educational Group challenge SoCal high school students to build fuel cell vehicles

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The Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge is a semester-long, afterschool program focused on alternative fuels and climate change. During the hands-on program, teams of high school students have the opportunity to build their own fuel cell remote control vehicles and learn first-hand about the future of fuel cell technology.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Fuel-Substitution and Opportunities for Process Change. These attributes can be expected to help build public trust in the allowance market.

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MIT researchers build model simulating atmospheric transport of PAHs; how chemicals get to the Arctic

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Selin, and assistant professor in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and Carey Friedman, a postdoctoral associate at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, had their latest results published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. MIT researchers have built a model to simulate long-range atmospheric transport of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

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National Academies Report Examines Hidden Cost of Energy Production and Use in US; Estimates $120B in 2005

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Health and other non-climate damages by life-cycle component for different combinations of fuels and light-duty automobiles in 2005 (top) and 2030 (bottom). That figure does not include damages from climate change, harm to ecosystems, effects of some air pollutants such as mercury, and risks to national security, which the report examines but does not monetize. Climate-related monetary damages range from 0.1 Tags: Climate Change Emissions Policy

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US EPA and NHTSA Jointly Propose New Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Vehicles

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The proposal builds upon the core principles President Obama announced in May for a harmonized national policy intended to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for all new cars and trucks sold in the US.( They represent a harmonized approach that will allow industry to build a single national fleet that will satisfy both the GHG requirements under the CAA and CAFE requirements under EPCA/EISA.

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MIT Researchers Elucidate Model for Escape of Underground Methane in Frozen Regions; Current Rate of Escape May be Much Faster Than Earlier Believed

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Some scientists have associated the release, both gradual and fast, of subsurface ocean methane with climate change of the past and future. lead author Ruben Juanes, the ARCO Assistant Professor in Energy Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The stability of the hydrate stability zone is climate-dependent. The video shows that the network of compressive forces changes drastically with the evolution of the fracture.

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House Chairmen Waxman, Markey Release Draft of Energy and Climate Legislation; Among the Many Provisions Are Cap-and-Trade, Harmonization of CAFE and California Vehicle Regulations, and Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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Markey of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee on Tuesday released a draft of far-reaching energy and climate legislation that targets job creation, promotes renewables and energy efficiency, and places limits on emissions of greenhouse gases. Title II, Energy Efficiency , has seven subsections: Building Energy Efficiency. It authorizes funding for retrofitting existing commercial and residential buildings to improve their energy efficiency. Chairman Henry A.

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