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3.8% drop in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019; transport emissions rise

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Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased by 3.8% The large decline in emissions, achieved before the COVID-19 crisis, was mainly due to reduced coal use for power generation. The large decline in emissions, achieved before the COVID-19 crisis, was mainly due to reduced coal use for power generation.

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EPA: US GHG emissions up 6% in 2021 from 2020

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 30 th annual Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2021. In 2021, US greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,340.2 Source: EPA.

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Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. Peters, D. Schnell, J. Kinney, P.

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Study suggests future climate changes to worsen air quality for >85% of China’s population; ~20k+ additional deaths each year

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A study by a team of researchers from China, the US and Germany suggests that future climate change may worsen air quality for more than 85% of China’s population, leading to an additional 20,000 deaths each year. Managing air quality in China in a changing climate will thus become more challenging. RCP 4.5). (The

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ARPA-E selects SwRI to create more effective burner to reduce methane emissions

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of the methane in gas flares used by the oil and gas industry. Burners currently used on the field commonly perform below target specifications, especially under crosswind conditions, which results in a significant portion of this powerful greenhouse gas escaping into the atmosphere. The three-year, $2.9-million

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate.

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Can ocean-based carbon dioxide removal be used to turn the tide on climate change?

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Learn about the the potential, and challenges, of using ocean-based carbon dioxide removal techniques to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The post Can ocean-based carbon dioxide removal be used to turn the tide on climate change? appeared first on Innovation News Network.