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Stanford study finds current carbon capture technology inefficient & increases air pollution

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Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, suggests that carbon capture technologies are inefficient and increase air pollution. All sorts of scenarios have been developed under the assumption that carbon capture actually reduces substantial amounts of carbon. —Mark Jacobson.

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CARB approves 2022 Scoping Plan; aggressive targets for reductions in petroleum use, air pollution and greeenhouse gas emissions

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The California Air Resources Board last week approved the final proposed 2022 Scoping Plan ( earlier post ), a roadmap to reduce demand for petroleum by 94%, cut air pollution by 71%, reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85%, and reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

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EPA proposes new pollution standards for fossil fuel-fired power plants

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new CO 2 standards for coal and natural gas-fired power plants. Through 2042, EPA estimates the net climate and health benefits of the standards on new gas and existing coal-fired power plants are up to $85 billion.

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Study finds all-electric rideshare fleet could reduce carbon emissions, but increase traffic issues

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Major ridesourcing companies Uber and Lyft have promised all-electric fleets by 2030 in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. Overall, electrification reduces net external costs to society by 3–11% (5–24¢ per trip), depending on the assumed social cost of carbon. —Mohan et al. Mohan et al.

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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. Source: GTI.

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Plus and Cummins to develop first autonomous natural gas trucks; deployment in 2022

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Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading company in self-driving truck technology, announced a new initiative with global engine manufacturer Cummins to develop the industry’s first driver-in, supervised autonomous trucks powered by natural gas. This combination will bring to market natural gas supervised autonomous trucks in 2022.

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Greyrock, NREL study determines reduction in GHG and criteria pollutant emissions from using synthetic fuels produced from flare gas

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A “well-to-wheel” life cycle assessment (LCA) by a team from synthetic fuels producer Greyrock ( earlier post ), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has determined the potential reduction of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutant emissions from the use of synthetic fuels directly converted from flare gas. 0.37, 42.4,

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