Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

Green Car Reports

As Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be paying close attention to their emissions—especially the emissions created in making them. Manufacturing global warming carbon dioxide sustainability MEB architecture

2019 87

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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 117

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 102

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 115

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

Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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 60

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

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

Green Car Reports

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

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 58

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 88

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

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 55

EIA projects US energy-related CO2 emissions to remain near current level through 2050; increased natural gas consumption

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Carbon dioxide emissions from S energy consumption will remain near current levels through 2050, according to projections in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. USenergy-related carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel energy consumption.

2019 99

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

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

Green Car Reports

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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EIA: CO2 emissions from US power sector have declined 28% since 2005

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US electric power sector CO 2 emissions have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of fuels used to generate electricity, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Climate Change Emissions Power Generation

2005 169

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.

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 72

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

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 121

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 118

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

Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time

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It's a very reasonable question: electric cars themselves have no tailpipe emissions, but what about the power plants used to recharge them? Carbon Footprint emissions Minnesota greenhouse gas electric utilities plug-in carsAfter more than a dozen studies and five-plus years of plug-in car sales, we know the answer. In North America, an electric car charged on even the dirtiest, most coal-intensive electric grid in the nation.

BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Ever since the Copenhagen climate treaty talks ended in impotence two months ago there hasn’t been a single ounce of positive news on the international scene about our chances of cutting the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and getting CO2 levels back down to the safe 350 ppm zone. This makes Hermosa Beach the first city in the South Bay of Los Angeles County, and the first city in all of Los Angeles County to declare their intent to become carbon neutral and sustainable.

2010 182

Shell bashes bans on gasoline cars, proposes carbon pricing instead

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emissions government global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide plug-in cars ShellThe prospect of bans on gasoline and diesel new-car sales have become a much greater threat not only to automakers but to oil companies as well, now that China has said it is studying such a move. The world's largest car market has not announced any timetables for such a ban, which will likely be implemented to give domestic automakers the maximum.

2017 70

GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. The RNG product with very low carbon intensity could be used for carbon emission reductions in the transportation, industrial, commercial, and residential energy sectors.

2019 119

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 88

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

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.

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

Zero-Carbon Drive to Sacto Anti-Carbon Rally and Back

Plugs and Cars

What's most interesting, however, is how easy (and cheap) it is to do a carbon emission-free 200 mile day in a 100 mile range electric vehicle, my 5 year old Toyota RAV4 EV. Zero Emission Vehicles don't pay bridge tolls during commute hours in California, so I saved about $5 each way zipping past the toll collectors. The great zero-carbon emitting, zero-particulate emitting, zero-petroleum consuming electric cars.

2007 100

Electric cars emit less carbon than average U.S. new car, everywhere in the world

Green Car Reports

When electric cars first arrived in 2011, it was a reasonable question: Aren't you just shifting emissions from the tailpipe to the smokestack? The answer is yes, but the carbon emissions per mile of an electric car—properly measured on a wells-to-wheels basis—are virtually always lower than those of a gasoline or diesel car.

2017 71

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 99

DLR: cleaner aircraft emissions reduce the climate impact of contrail cirrus

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Impact of a reduction in initial ice crystal number, as may be caused by reduced soot emissions, on global contrail cirrus properties. In our theoretical estimates, we found that a significant reduction in soot emissions is required to reduce the climate impact of contrails effectively.

2019 118

Natural-gas plants cut carbon, but methane emissions can be 100 times higher than expected

Green Car Reports

While renewable energy gets significant press as an alternative to coal in electricity generation, it isn't the main factor in decreasing the use of that carbon-intensive fuel. Environmental emissions natural gas climate change MethaneThanks to its generally lower cost, natural gas is quickly displacing other fuels in the nation's power plants. In addition to its cost benefit for electric utilities.

2017 64

Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

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Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. carbon emissions. emissions Fuel EconomyHowever, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes? Earlier this year.

2016 63