Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. The study.

Ricardo Energy & Environment launches real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service with individual vehicle identification in the UK

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To address this need, Ricardo Energy & Environment, working with technology partner OPUS Inspection, has launched a real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service. —Sean Christiansen, Ricardo Energy & Environment air quality practice director.

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This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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You can fool yourself if you want to, but you can’t fool your kids, because in the end they will know their school, or that nonprofit pretending to be teaching kids about the environment, sold them out.

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While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Every day our EcoMedia projects cut carbon emissions, cut energy use, help educate and improve the environment. The latest news on global warming could not be worse.

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U Toronto study measures GDI emissions in urban near-road environment

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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NO x and CO—the GDI engines had elevated emissions compared to the Toronto fleet. Hence, GDI PM mass loadings and chemical composition may vary depending on the measurement environment or exhaust conditioning.

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UK Government awards more than US$141M to 38 driverless and low carbon vehicle projects

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million (US$141 million) of government funding, alongside significant funding from industry, to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain. Seven innovative projects will share grants from the latest round of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the joint industry-government program to put the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology.

Fraunhofer researchers develop carbon nanotube thin film heater for EVs

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The heating concept is based on a film that is coated with a very thin layer of conductive carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The CNTs themselves have a low heat storage capacity, as a result of which the generated heat is directly released into the environment.

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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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During that same period I also worked with members of the community to create the Hermosa Beach Carbon Neutral City initiative. Filed under: environment. environmentLadies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired.

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Researchers show mixotrophic fermentation process improves carbon conversion, boosting yields and reducing CO2

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Alternatively, syngas can be added to sugar fermentation to provide the necessary reducing power and carbon. … Acetogens are anaerobic bacteria, which cannot grow in oxygenated environments. We get both the increase in yield and consumption of all the carbon.

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DOE Joint Genome Institute approves 41 projects for 2012 Community Sequencing Program; climate, environment and bioenergy feedstocks

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The 2012 Community Sequencing Program (CSP) call invited researchers to submit proposals for projects that advance capabilities in fields such as plant-microbe interactions; microbes involved in carbon capture and greenhouse gas emission; and metagenomics—the characterization of complex collections of microbes from particular environmental niches. The Dangl team seeks to apply the genetic and genomic information toward applications in bioenergy and carbon cycling research.

Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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Schematic overview of the primary black-carbon emission sources and the processes that control. the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Black carbon aerosol plays a unique and important role in Earth’s climate system.

Argonne researchers developing multifunctional farm landscapes balancing economy, bioenergy and environment

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In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are finding ways to meet three agrarian land management objectives simultaneously: maximizing a farmer’s production; growing feedstock for bioenergy; and protecting the environment. These sections of land are doubly taxing—unprofitable for the farmer and damaging to the environment.

Li-on batteries ‘not too bad’ for the environment

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Electric cars are widely excepted as a ‘green’ alternative to fossil fuelled vehicles as they emit no tailpipe emissions and because their carbon footprint can be largely determined by the electricity mix from which they recharge. However what has not been fully analysed and understood is just how green the manufacture, operation and disposal of [.].

Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. 35% reinforcing agents/fillers such as carbon black or silica; and 15?20% Another material known to contain PAHs used in tire manufacturing is carbon black.

New safety test environment for high-speed flywheels for energy storage systems; new high-speed imaging techniques

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Operating at extremely high rotational speeds, these systems offer a practical and potentially cost-effective mechanical means of saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions through the mechanical storage and reuse of energy in applications such as regenerative braking. FlySafe test environment.

NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile; carbon fibers from renewable biomass

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Most importantly for this project, acrylonitrile is also the primary building block in carbon fiber composites, which are used for lightweighting applications in automotive and air transportation.

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LowCVP 2014 Low Carbon Champions award winners revealed

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Winners of the annual LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards were announced last night at a packed gala dinner hosted by Cenex LCV in Milton Keynes. Lucky winners this year include BMW, BYD, Gasrec Ltd, Eco Travel Network (ETN) and Transport & Environment (T&E).

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Hanyang/BMW team develops high-energy density Li-ion battery with carbon-nanotube-Si composite anode and NCM concentration gradient cathode

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A carbon nanotube (CNT)-Si composite anode with extremely stable long-term cycling provides a discharge capacity of 2364 mAh g -1 at a tap density of 1.1 Mn 0.10 ]O 2 cathode” Energy Environ.

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LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

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Ferroalloys are alloys of iron with some element other than carbon; the ferroalloy “carries” that element into molten metal—e.g., Ferroalloys are usually produced by the reduction of a metallic ore (usually an oxide) by carbon. In addition to emissions originating from reducing agents and electrodes, the calcination of carbonates in ores and fluxes such as limestone or dolomite, contribute to the emission of CO 2.

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

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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. The paper by researchers from Peking University and Environment Canada appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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Huntington Ingalls delivers 900-ton carbon composite deckhouse for new destroyer

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The deckhouse, according to the company, is one of the largest carbon composite structures yet built. The deckhouse and hangar take full advantage of the properties of carbon fiber materials and balsa wood cores. These attributes reduce maintenance cost over the lifespan of the ship due to its corrosion resistance in the marine environment and allow for improved hull stability, more payload and increased ship speeds.

SEI study outlines risks to global low-carbon technology push

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A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) finds that recent progress in developing and deploying low carbon technology is fragile, and advises that policy support must be stabilized globally to maintain momentum. The research focused on two key low-carbon technologies: solar photovoltaics (PV) and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Great strides have been taken in the industrial development of low-carbon technologies.

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NSF and JST launch joint program Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society; focus on energy and environment

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The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (NSF-JST) have launched a joint program, Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society (METABOLOMICS), and are soliciting research projects.

Carbon Core of next-gen BMW 7 Series helps reduce sedan’s weight by up to 130 kg; remote control parking

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At its heart is a body structure with a Carbon Core based on the transfer of technology from the development of the BMW i models. BMW 7 Series body-in-white / carbon. Carbon cores.

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MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

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The carbon nanofiber electrodes are substantially more porous than other carbon electrodes, and can therefore more efficiently store the solid oxidized lithium (Li 2 O 2 ) that fills the pores as the battery discharges. Energy Environ.

Toyota and partners begin full-scale operation of showcase project to supply low-carbon H2 to fuel cell forklifts

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and Japan Environment Systems Co., announced that all facilities to be used in the FY2015 Regional Cooperation and Low-carbon Hydrogen Technology Demonstration Project commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment have been completed, and full-scale operations have commenced.

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EV use helping to drive ‘One Tonne Life’ target

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Volvo c30 carbon emissions cut electric car environment Lindell On Tonne Life useMore than half way through the experimental One Tonne Life project and the Lindell family has already reduced their emissions by a staggering 64 per cent. Back in January the ordinary Swedish family were selected to moved into the specially designed energy-efficient house built by construction firm A-Hus. The house features state-of-the-art insulation and ventilation [.].

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I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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Bill McKibben’s “Do The Math” article in 2012′s Rolling Stone magazine taught us that we cannot burn any more than 565 gigatons of carbon if we want to stay at 2° or lower. But our friends in the oil, coal and gas industry have 5,795 gigatons of carbon on the books.

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Study finds black carbon pollution directly affects bacteria; altering effectiveness of antibiotics, increasing the potential for infection

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Black carbon, a major component of particulate matter, is produced through the burning of fossil fuels such as diesel, biofuels, and biomass. Data from the study shows that black carbon induces changes in biofilm formation, structure, and function. The effect of black carbon on S.

Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

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This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, representing the 66th District in California explains as State Controller, John Chiang listens at the Lunquist Mansion on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during a recent fundraiser (photo by Joe Galliani).

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Skeleton Technologies introduces SkelCap Series ultracapacitors with very high power and energy densities; carbide-derived carbons

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The basis behind the new generation of ultracapacitor devices is Skeleton’s patented carbide-derived carbon (CDC) SkeletonC material, which enables the modification of pore size and structure at the single nanometer level. The surface of the Skeleton C carbon particles contains larger pores than the inside of the particles—allowing increased access to nanopores by the liquids, in turn raising the energy density. of carbide-derived porous carbon and ~10 % (wt.)

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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.

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OSU team demonstrates Coal-Direct Chemical Looping for more efficient and low carbon coal heat release

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An Ohio State University team has demonstrated the successful operation of Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL)—which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it can be released into the atmosphere. For 203 continuous hours, an OSU combustion unit produced heat from coal while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction. The carbon dioxide is separated and can be recycled or sequestered for storage.

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Peking University team develops method for modeling historical global black carbon emissions from motor vehicles with reduced uncertainty

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Researchers at Peking University have developed a new methodology to model black carbon (BC) emissions from diesel and gasoline motor vehicles. Black carbon is a key short-lived climate change forcer ( earlier post ) and motor vehicles are important sources of BC in the environment. 2004) A technology-based global inventory of black and organic carbon emissions from combustion. Black carbon Emissions

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Global Industry Alliance (GIA) launched to support low carbon shipping

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Leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards a low carbon future.

U Mich poll finds support for carbon tax grows when revenue fuels renewable energy

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A carbon tax with revenues used to fund renewable energy programs gained support from 60 percent of Americans, according to a University of Michigan poll. That’s the highest among tax options presented and one that crossed the political divide with majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents saying they would support the tax, according to the National Surveys on Energy and Environment. Conventional wisdom is that carbon tax is a political non-starter.

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

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carbon producers climate change environment Environmental Politics fossil fuels Sustainability extreme weather floods global warming Hell and High Water Jackass Joe Romm record temperatures Ryan Dunn wildfiresYou Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

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3D porous germanium-carbon composite particles as ultra-high rate anode for Li-ion batteries

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A team from Chonnam National University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a 3D nanoarchitecture of germanium (Ge) coated with carbon (3D-Ge/C) for use as ultra-high rate anodes for Li-ion batteries. T Le, Chanhoon Kim, Jae-Young Lee, John G Fisher, Il-Doo Kim and Chan-Jin Park (2015) “Mass-scalable Synthesis of 3D Porous Germanium-Carbon Composite Particles as an Ultra-high Rate Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries”. Energy Environ.

South Bay Parents Welcome Mexican Drug Cartel Funding For Local Schools’ DARE Program

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” Filed under: carbon producers , climate change , environment , fossil fuels , green education , greenwashing , sea-level rise , solar power , Yes We Can! carbon producers climate change environment fossil fuels green education greenwashing sea-level rise solar power Yes We Can!

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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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These begin with an investment in carbon reduction projects via a partnership with 3Degrees to offset emissions created from e-Golf production, distribution and from the estimated emissions produced from keeping the vehicle charged through the initial 36,000 miles of its life. —Oliver Schmidt, general manager, Environment and Engineering Office, Volkswagen Group of America. 3Degrees and carbon offsets. Volkswagen of America, Inc.