Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption. Coal-fired power generation fell by a record 18% year-on-year to its lowest level since 1975. Coal-driven decline. It also marks the end of a decade in which total US coal generation was cut in half.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Experts predict that by the year 2060 global warming, if left unchecked, could result in a temperature rise of seven degrees Fahrenheit higher than temperatures before the Industrial Revolution when man started widespread use of coal and other fossil fuels. Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms.

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Peabody, world's largest private coal company, files for bankruptcy

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Peabody Energy—the world's largest private coal company—filed for bankruptcy this week. The company cited a variety of factors, including lower-than-expected demand for coal, and increased production of cheap natural gas obtained through "fracking" in the U.S. Carbon Footprint emissions energy policy climate change electric utilities plug-in cars energy air pollution

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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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The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

Creative Greenius

I’m seeing you and me changing the course of history – while we still have a gambler’s chance, right here and right now. And when it comes to a sense of urgency on climate change, well lets just say I saw no physical sign that Ted is out of his coma yet. The big challenge for us is going to be the Senate floor because the dynamic of the Senate has changed a little bit. It’s surprising when you look at it because the face of solar is changing.

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

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Cap-and-trade was first tried on a significant scale twenty years ago under the first Bush administration as a way to address the problem of airborne sulfur dioxide pollution–widely known as acid rain–from coal-burning power plants in the eastern United States. Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Fuel-Substitution and Opportunities for Process Change.

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Does the US Senate Have The Balls To Stand Up For Your Children? Not Without YOU Forcing Them To

Creative Greenius

Here on the local scene in the South Bay of Los Angeles our local elected officials are doing their homework, understand the tipping point we now stand upon and are acting to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by completing their carbon inventories and creating Climate Action Plans to get us to the safe zone of 350 ppm of CO2. But this half-assed step is world’s better than no step, or more delay while the climate reaches the point of no return.

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Failed Local Paper Put Out Of Its Misery - By Creative Greenius!

Creative Greenius

It’s not even cheap at twenty five cents an issue. Maybe you missed their headline yesterday that read: Scientists: Pace of Climate Change Exceeds Estimates. A piece so filled with lies and disinformation it was eviscerated by climate expert Joe Romm in his piece “ Is George Will the Most Ignorant National Columinst? At least the Washington Post balances these lies by reporting on the biggest climate change news of our day.

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Europe/US team: transitioning to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers

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For example, rich countries such as Germany can throw billions of dollars at their coal sector to ease their transition pain, offering generous financial aid to lignite-producing regions. This scenario assumes a full global consensus for action on climate change. G20 countries build a generous Green Climate Fund, well above the $100-billion-a-year goal in the Paris climate agreement. The result is a win–win for climate and security.

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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Making hydrocarbons out of CO 2 must overcome two challenges—chemical stability of the CO 2 molecule and a cheap and renewable hydrogen source. This study has been supported by both the Climate Change-Response Tech Development Project and Mid-Career Researcher Program by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), South Korea.

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Mad Power thoughts

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Climate Change. And while preventing working people earning a livelihood may make them feel good, it does nothing to solve the real problem of climate change. . Yet this crisis is a mere harbinger of the candle-lit future that awaits us if we do not change course.

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Perspective: Despite Solyndra’s death, the future of solar energy is sunny

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With subsidies long in place for nuclear, coal and gas in the US along with the cheap cost of production for coal and natural gas, solar is essentially competing with that $0.10/kWh average cost of electricity in the United States and globally. Increases in carbon dioxide concentration along with global surface temperatures are showing a decline in agricultural yields due to climate change. [ New solar technologies can change this.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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The energy stored within hydrogen has been imparted from electrical energy through the electrolytic hydrogen production process or more likely in the refinement of fossil fuels such as coal seam (methane) gas – both are energy intensive processes in themselves. .

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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He identified three major themes in 2009 for renewable energy: “ Energy markets are undergoing their most fundamental changes since the 1930s; cap and trade is the most complex issue outside of health care; and schisms exist within the energy community that will grow stronger over time. Energy Markets in a State of Change. Dr. Paul addressed a positive change—the days of increasing US oil consumption may be over. “ Will climate legislation provide funds? ”.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia. “In 25 years from now, millions of buildings … will be constructed to serve as both ‘power plants’ and habitats,&# says writer and economist Jeremy Rifkin, who has advised governments and corporations on tackling climate change and energy security.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. Even if you charge your EV with electricity made from coal fired generators you reduce your car’s pollution by half.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love.

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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Sign Up Login All Posts | About & Contact Us | Get a TEC Badge | Getting Started with The Energy Collective Cutting-edge insight on energy and climate that you wont find anywhere but here. The Shenzhen manufacturing region, where the company is headquartered, is known for cheap unskilled labor, but BYD’s competitive advantage derives from its cheap skilled labor.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

One last major area that simply must be changed is that the Circuit has basically zero rear visibility. READ: $10,000 of changes and the satisfaction of the build + $25,000 of Used car = $35,000 of Fun! I also think it will be cheap, which is why I think someone will buy the group. Sorry, but electrics and electric power plants are so efficient that CO2 emissions are less than gassers even when the electricity comes from coal - and a lot of electricity doesnt come from coal.

Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

His people at MidAmerican have studied clean technologies like batteries and wind power for years because of the threat of climate change. They generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than cars that burn gasoline, and they have lower fuel costs, even when oil is cheap. 20.84% Apr 17 3:57pm ET † Index Last % Change Dow Jones 8,131.33 0.50% 10yr 98 10/32 Yield: 2.94% Apr 17 5:15pm ET † Company Price % Change Unisys Corporation 1.50

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