Occidental Petroleum and Chevron invest in direct air carbon capture and synthetic fuels company Carbon Engineering

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Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE) CE) has received equity investment from two global energy companies: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corporation.

2019 145

UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

2018 119

ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech break ground on €150M project to convert blast furnace carbon emissions to ethanol

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Leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has begun construction of new premises at its site in Ghent, Belgium, to house a new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol. Single use carbon must become a thing of the past.

2018 104

Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

2016 117

Report finds says “negative emissions technologies” need to play a large role in mitigating climate change

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To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Most climate mitigation efforts are intended to decrease the rate at which people add carbon from fossil fuel reservoirs to the atmosphere.

2018 90

Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study. Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat. Environmental emissions energy policy greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide air pollution

2016 81

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

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A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation mandated that increasing volumes be blended into U.S. Much debate followed over using "food for fuel," its supposed carbon neutrality and the footprint of the.

2016 112

Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.

2018 123

Carbon emissions from making electricity could vanish by 2060: study

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One of the major sources of carbon emissions is electricity generation. So what would it take to eliminate carbon emissions entirely from making electricity? emissions Carbon climate change Study electric utilities renewable energy energyIt's an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive sphere, due to the slow rise of plug-in electric cars. DON'T MISS: Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back.

2017 65

Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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Driving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging NetworksThat is, until now.

2018 72

GWU team demonstrates highly scalable, low-cost process for making carbon nanotube wools directly from CO2

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Researchers at George Washington University led by Dr. Stuart Licht have demonstrated the first facile high-yield, low-energy synthesis of macroscopic length carbon nanotubes (CNTs)—carbon nanotube wool—from CO 2 using molten carbonate electrolysis ( earlier post ).

2017 128

Stanford Energy Modeling Forum project confirms carbon pricing can be effective way to curb GHG emissions

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The EMF 32 project , which launched in 2014, is an ongoing modeling exercise intended to assess emissions, energy and economic outcomes from a plausible range of US policies to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs). In addition to the standard emphasis on the effects of such policies on emissions, energy prices and macroeconomic performance, the EMF 32 researchers are particularly interested in how fiscal decisions on revenue distribution might also affect these outcomes.

2018 74

Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. emissions electric utilities renewable energy solar energy air pollution

2016 87

EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

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Europe already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. At its weekly cabinet meeting, held Wednesday, the European Union formally adopted far more stringent requirements for reductions in vehicle emissions of carbon dioxide. Europe emissions EU CO2 carbon dioxide regulationNow they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030.

2017 59

New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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BC emission map of China at 0.1° × 0.1° Major emission areas are marked. A new black carbon (BC) emissions inventory from China found BC emissions levels in 2007 of 1,957 Gg BC—higher than reported in earlier studies. Black carbon China Emissions

2007 119

Lack Of Innovation Could Doom Battle To Trim Carbon Emissions

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emissions energy policy climate change carbon dioxide innovation solarRepresentatives of world governments will meet in Paris this December to discuss a global strategy for combating climate change. But the outlook doesn't appear promising, according to a recent assessment by the International Energy Agency. It claims "not one" of the new technologies being tracked as possible solutions to the problem is meeting its.

2015 79

Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report

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Here’s some not-good news: After three years of minimal growth, global emissions of carbon dioxide are on the rise. So much so that we’re looking at new record highs, according to the Global Carbon Project. CHECK OUT: Global carbon emissions have been flat for. emissions China global warming India CO2 climate change carbon dioxide science

2017 57

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies. Critics of electric cars have suggested that emissions related to their construction are. Green Carbon Footprint Manufacturing Plug-In Hybrids Study UCS emissions plug-in cars

2016 64

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

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emissions oil global warming climate change Fuel Economy carbon dioxide fossil fuelsAs 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.

2018 62

Cutting carbon, meeting real-life emission tests, new electric cars to hurt profits, VW says

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At its annual media briefing on Wednesday, Volkswagen Group executives said the costs of meeting new emission tests in the EU, lowering carbon emissions globally, and launching multiple new electric models would eat into the company's profits. Europe emissions EU VW Group carbon dioxide plug-in cars Vehicle Testing Volkswagen diesel scandalWell, that's awkward.

2018 52

GWU research team C2CNT advances to the final round of the Carbon XPRIZE; CO2 to carbon nanotubes

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Stuart Licht, a chemistry professor at the George Washington University, and his team of researchers are among the finalists announced today in the $20-million Carbon XPRIZE competition. The carbon dioxide is bubbled into, and dissolved in, a molten carbonate bath.

2018 78

Study estimates global black carbon emissions up 72% from 1960-2007; BC emissions intensity down 52%

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Black carbon emissions and BC emissions intensity per year. A study led by a team from Peking University has estimated that global black carbon (BC) emissions increased from 5.3 Over the same period, BC emission intensity—the amount of BC emitted per unit of energy production—decreased by 52% for all the regions under assessment, especially China and India. Black carbon has two deleterious effects on the environment.

2014 90

Ruling that EPA must regulate carbon emissions: now 10 years old

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April 2 of this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Massachusetts vs EPA in which the EPA was forced to regulate carbon emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions laws EPA global warming lawsuit climate change carbon dioxide regulation MassachusettsAnniversaries often provide an opportunity to reflect on important past events, review what has happened since, and reflect upon the future.

2017 54

EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions down 1.7% in 2016; carbon intensity of economy down 3.1%; transportation emissions up

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US energy-related CO 2 emissions decreased by 89 million metric tons (MMmt), from 5,259 MMmt in 2015 to 5,170 MMmt in 2016. over that period, other factors contributing to energy-related CO 2 emissions more than offset the growth in GDP, leading to a 1.7% These contributing factors included a decline in the carbon intensity of the energy supply (CO 2 /British thermal units [Btu]) of 1.7% Natural gas CO 2 emissions have increased every year since 2009.

2017 60

EPA report to Congress finds a strong scientific and technical foundation for mitigating black carbon emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted its final Report to Congress on Black Carbon , in response to an October 2009 request from Congress to advance efforts to understand the role of black carbon (BC) in climate change. —Report to Congress on Black Carbon.

Study finds carbon capture & storage could be financial opportunity for conventional ethanol plants

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The analysis combines process engineering, spatial optimization, and lifecycle assessment to consider the technical, economic, and institutional feasibility of near-term carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Ethanol

2018 101

ITF: measures to decrease road freight CO2 emissions

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A new brief published by the International Transport Forum (ITF)—an intergovernmental organization at the OECD with 59 member countries— identifies proven measures that decrease road freight’s CO 2 emissions. This will offset any expected efficiency gains and lead to an increase in emissions by 2050, not a reduction. They account for 40% of the expected increase in oil demand to 2050 and 15% of the increase in global CO 2 emissions. Emissions Heavy-duty Policy

2018 86

Study: countries seeking to cut CO2 emissions must get a handle on city-level emissions

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Countries seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets on CO 2 emissions must get a grip on the amount of pollution produced at city level, according to a new open-access study published in S cience Advances by an international team of researchers from Europe and China. China Emissions Policy

2018 98

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. Climate Change Emissions Policy

2018 88

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

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You may be aware of your car''s carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over? The Portland cement that acts as the glue in concrete is actually a major source of carbon emissions, due to the intense heat required to manufacture it.

2015 98

First China, Now India, Commit To Reducing Carbon Emission Rates

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That will include plans from individual countries detailing how they expected to reduce their carbon. Environmental emissions China India air pollutionClimate change is a hotly-debated political issue in the United States, but truly addressing it will require an even bigger consensus. The world's nations will meet in Paris in December to discuss a global strategy for combating climate change.

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BIO: RFS’ biofuel requirements saved 589.3M tons of carbon emissions over past decade

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billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced US transportation-related carbon emissions by 589.33 To develop its estimates, BIO utilized the GREET1.2013 model to compare carbon emissions from the mixture of US transportation fuels (both petroleum and biofuel) under two scenarios.

2015 115

EPA reports show automakers meeting fuel-economy, carbon emission rules

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emissions standards to question whether automakers can continue meeting those standards. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyLow gas prices and high sales of crossovers and SUVs have led critics of current U.S. But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that so far, carmakers are doing just fine. The EPA's annual CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report compares.

NZ study shows cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions

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Researchers in New Zealand have shown that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. in vehicle kilometers travelled and an associated 1% drop in carbon emissions. It is the first study internationally to demonstrate that investing in cycle paths and walkways leads to a reduction in emissions. Behavior Emissions Market Background Policy

2018 94

ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

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A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Lifecycle analysis

2018 105

Norway's Goal: All New Cars Will Be Emission-Free By 2025 To Cut Carbon

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With yesterday's release of final EPA rules for reducing carbon emissions from power plants, the stage is set for a major battle over how--and even whether--any carbon emissions in the U.S. Carbon Footprint Norway climate change plug-in cars transportation policymay be limited. Meanwhile, there's Norway. As Ola Elvestuen, a member of Parliament there as well as Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the.

Drax, C-Capture to pilot Europe’s first bioenergy carbon capture storage project

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UK-based renewable power generator Drax will pilot the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which, if successful, could make the renewable electricity produced at its North Yorkshire power station carbon negative.

2018 78

Renewable diesel: 90 percent lower carbon emissions than regular diesel, Neste claims

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The lifecycle carbon emissions of renewable diesel fuel are significantly lower than those of conventional diesel, says a new study from a company that sells the renewable version. Carbon Footprint emissions Study biodiesel renewable diesel fuelNeste's diesel fuel can be used in both cars and heavy-duty trucks. Today, it sells the renewable diesel in parts of Northern California. The company recently analyzed.

2016 63

World Bank/ICCT report provides guidance to reducing black carbon emissions from diesels in developing countries

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Historical Trends in Black Carbon Emissions from Surface Transportation (teragrams of black carbon per year). The transportation sector accounted for approximately 19% of global black carbon emissions in the year 2000, according to the report.

2014 88

Black carbon linked to increased cardiovascular risk; exacerbated by co-exposure to motor vehicle emissions

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Black carbon (BC) from incomplete biomass and fossil fuel combustion is the most strongly light-absorbing component of particulate matter (PM) air pollution and a major climate-forcing emission. A new international study led by McGill University (Canada) Professor Jill Baumgartner suggests that black carbon may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Black carbon from wood burning is considered very important for climate warming.

2014 91

EIA: Renewable diesel increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; 10.1% of total diesel supplied in 2Q18

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Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1%

2018 122

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: lifetime carbon emissions 24 percent lower vs standard minivan

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Cars that run entirely or partly on electricity from a battery pack have no tailpipe emissions, but to judge their overall impact, you have to look at lifetime wells-to-wheels emissions. That includes emissions associated with extracting, refining, and burning the fuel used to make the electricity that recharges them, as well as the same for any. Carbon Footprint Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids global warming greenhouse gas climate change plug-in cars

2017 67

Comprehensive assessment concludes black carbon second-most important human emission in warming climate

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A comprehensive assessment of black-carbon climate forcing accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres estimates that black carbon, with a total climate forcing of +1.1?W?m m -2 during the first year after emission.

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