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EIA: US energy-related CO2 fell by 2.8% in 2019, slightly below 2017 levels

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The changes in US energy-related CO 2 emissions in 2019 offset the increase in 2018. In 2019, CO 2 emissions from petroleum fuels—nearly half of which are associated with motor gasoline consumption—fell by 0.8%, and CO 2 emissions from the use of natural gas increased by 3.3%.

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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This rise in average CO 2 emissions correlates with a decrease in demand for diesel cars across Europe—which produce lower CO 2 emissions than gasoline cars—and the rising popularity of SUVs, which emit higher average CO 2 emissions of 133.0 g/km in 2017—far higher than the average CO 2 emissions of diesel and gasoline vehicles across all segments. g/km, compared to gasoline cars, which had an average of 123.4

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BMW i Ventures invests in Prometheus Fuels; CO2 air-capture and conversion to carbon-neutral gasoline

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Prometheus Fuels ( earlier post ), a company removing CO 2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year. The ability to create gasoline from air, cost competitively with fossil fuels, is a game changer. The effective upgrading of alcohols to gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels.

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EPA finalizes greenhouse gas standards for LDVs MY 2023-2026

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By MY 2026, EPA projects that the final standards can be met with sales of about 17% electric vehicles (EVs), and wider uptake of advanced gasoline engine and vehicle technologies available today. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals. Because diesel cars typically consume less fuel than gasoline equivalents they emit, on average, 15-20% less CO 2. million strong new car market still powered, wholly or in part, by gasoline or diesel.

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

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The AEO2019 Reference case, which reflects no changes to current laws and regulations and extends current trends in technology, projects that US energy-related CO 2 emissions will be 5,019 million metric tons in 2050—4% below their 2018 value—as emissions associated with coal and petroleum consumption fall and emissions from natural gas consumption rise. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Power Generation

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ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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Other technologies—such as efficiency improvements in gasoline engines as well as the rollout of hybrid electric power trains—offer more compelling and cost-effective pathways to reducing CO 2 emissions from European passenger cars, the ICCT says. The ICCT notes that while diesels generally consume less fuel than comparable gasoline vehicles, CO 2 emissions from diesel engines are not lower in the same proportion, for various reasons.

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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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decline in energy-related CO2, according to the latest report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Since the late 1990s, the transportation sector has produced the most CO2 emissions. Transportation increase led by gasoline consumption. The 2016 increase in energy‐related CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector was led by motor gasoline consumption, according to EIA. Motor gasoline accounted for 56.0% Climate Change Emissions

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. Vulcanol is fuel-grade methanol, a clean burning, high-octane fuel that can be blended with gasoline for automobiles and used in the production of biodiesel or fuel ethers (DME, MTBE, OME etc.). There were no evident changes of THC and NO x emissions.

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EPA’s annual automotive trends report shows slight increase in fuel economy from MY2017 to MY2018

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In model year 2018, the average estimated real-world CO2 emission rate for all new vehicles fell by 4 grams per mile (g/mi) to 353 g/mi, the lowest level measured since 1975, when EPA data collection began. In the US, Model Year (MY) 2018 vehicle fuel economy was 25.1 miles per gallon, 0.8%

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Ford researchers: global light-duty CO2 regulatory targets broadly consistent with 450 ppm stabilization

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An analysis by researchers at Ford Motor Company Research and Advanced Engineering in Dearborn and Ford Forschungszentrum in Germany concludes that existing global light-duty vehicle CO 2 regulations through 2025 are broadly consistent with the light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector contributing to stabilizing CO 2 at an atmospheric concentration of approximately 450 ppm—a target often proposed in the literature as preventing dangerous climate change.

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EIA data shows ongoing trend of rising CO2 emissions from energy consumption after several years of decreases

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After holding for the preceding two years (during the six-month period) at 540 MMT, CO 2 emissions from the consumption of motor gasoline (excluding ethanol) rose to 542 MMT during the period in 2014. Climate Change Emissions The September 2014 Monthly Energy Review (MER) published on Friday by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has provided more data to support a trend in rising CO 2 in the US that began in 2013.

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Vertimass and European Energy to partner on CO2 to hydrocarbons via methanol pathway

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This combination takes advantage of European Energy’s expertise in capturing carbon dioxide from waste sources (carbon dioxide produced from anaerobic digestion, power production, fermentations, and cement manufacture) to produce methanol, as well as Vertimass’ technology to convert that methanol into jet, diesel, and gasoline fuels and chemicals.

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We Need More Than Just Electric Vehicles

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The total cost of purchasing and driving one—the cost of ownership—has fallen nearly to parity with a typical gasoline-fueled car. That’s why operating EVs typically releases less carbon than operating gasoline vehicles of similar size, even in coal-heavy grids like Shandong or West Virginia.

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Final EPA report shows total US GHG emissions up 3.2% in 2010, total CO2 up 3.5%, total transportation CO2 up 1%

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Nearly 65% of the emissions resulted from gasoline consumption. The Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2010 is the latest annual report that the United States has submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. Climate Change Emissions

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EPA annual US GHG inventory shows 1.6% drop in 2011 from previous year; transportation CO2 down 1.1%

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Recent trends can be attributed to multiple factors including reduced emissions from electricity generation, improvements in fuel efficiency in vehicles with reductions in miles traveled, and year-to-year changes in the prevailing weather, EPA said. Nearly 65% of the emissions resulted from gasoline consumption for personal vehicle use. The treaty sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to address the challenge posed by climate change.

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Study finds technology cost of achieving European 2020 LDV CO2 targets more than offset by resultant fuel savings

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The technical and macro-economic study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, focuses on light-duty vehicles. In the Tech 1 scenario, gasoline and diesel hybrid electric vehicles are deployed at an ambitious rate. Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Policy Weight reductionProvisional 2030 economic impact of achieving the 2020 targets in the two Phase I scenarios—Current Policy Initiatives and Tech 1— compared to baseline.

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EIA Projects 5% Decrease in Fossil-Fuel-Based CO2 Emissions in 2009; Little Change in Emissions from Gasoline

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Although little change in CO 2 emissions from motor gasoline is expected in 2009, CO 2 emissions from other transportation petroleum fuels, particularly jet fuel (a 9.8% Tags: Climate Change Emissions Fuels US CO 2 emissions growth. Source: EIA STEO. Click to enlarge. In its current version of the Short Term Energy Outlook ( STEO ), the US Energy Information Administration projects a 5% decline in fossil-fuel-based CO 2 emissions in 2009.

2009 197
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Tsinghua/Argonne Study Finds That Mass Use of EVs in China Could Result in Higher CO2 and Criteria Pollutant Emissions Than Conventional and Hybrid Gasoline Vehicles Due to Coal-Fired Generation of Electricity

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Fuel-cycle SO 2 emissions of EVs compared to those of gasoline ICEVs and HEVs in China, current (left) and future (right). The study examined the fuel-cycle CO 2 , SO 2 , and NO x emissions of EVs in China in both current (2008) and future (2030) periods and compared them with those of conventional gasoline vehicles and gasoline hybrids. Gasoline vehicle exhausts contribute very little to total national SO 2 emission (0.2%

2010 244
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Gov’t, industry, national labs collaborate on comprehensive cradle-to-grave LCA study and economic assessment of LDV GHG reductions

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The analysis, published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology ,addressed both fuel cycle and vehicle manufacturing cycle for the following vehicle types: gasoline and diesel internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs); flex fuel vehicles; compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles; hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs); hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs); battery electric vehicles (BEVs); and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). 350 g CO2 e/mi for ICEVs and ?250

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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When one thinks about what automakers can do to help the environment, the immediate thought is about improving fuel efficiency and developing alternatives to gasoline. The change from 4C3B to 4C2B. The station is anticipated to supply CNG for upwards of 100 suppliers and more than two million miles of truck travel each year, cutting CO2 emissions by as much as 1,000 metric tons annually.

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Co-Electrolysis of CO2 and H2O for the Production of Liquid Fuels

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Their analysis of the economics of a co-electrolysis-based synthetic fuel production process, including CO 2 air capture ( earlier post ) and Fischer-Tropsch fuel synthesis, determined that the price of electricity needed to produce competitive synthetic gasoline (at $2/gal wholesale) is $0.02 - $0.03 Tags: Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Climate Change Emissions Fuels Research Diagram of the proposed closed-loop fuel cycle.

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Oxford Team Outlines Progress and Potential in CO2 Capture and Conversion to Synthetic Transportation Fuels

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Major reductions in emissions from the transportation sector will necessitate a change in vehicle fuels. The three leading alternatives generally advanced at present are electric (battery), hydrogen and biofuels; the first two options require fundamental large-scale changes in our energy infrastructure, while the latter will not meet the exceptionally high and ever-growing demand for transportation fuels.In

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IEA working paper highlights potential role of natural gas in reducing global road transport CO2

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On average, a 25% reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-eq) emissions can be expected on a well-to-wheel (WTW) basis when replacing gasoline by light-duty vehicles (LDVs) running on compressed natural gas (CNG). Natural gas can be competitive with gasoline where transmission and distribution grids are present; in countries where this is not the case, there is often an opportunity for simultaneous gas market development and increasing NGV market share.

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Berkeley Lab copper catalyst yields high-efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion

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Ethanol, commonly made from biomass, has already established its place as a biofuel additive for gasoline. It is this real-time structural change from copper nanospheres to the cube-like structures that is facilitating the formation of multicarbon hydrocarbons and oxygenates. What we know is that this unique structure provides a beneficial chemical environment for CO2 conversion to multicarbon products,” he said.

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Study Finds Controlling Soot May Be Fastest Method to Reduce Arctic Ice Loss and Global Warming; Second-Leading Cause of Global Warming After CO2

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However, climate models to date have mischaracterized the effects of soot in the atmosphere, according to Jacobson, director of Stanford’s Atmosphere/Energy Program. We have to start taking its effects into account in planning our mitigation efforts and the sooner we start making changes, the better. Short-term effects of Controlling Fossil-Fuel Soot, Biofuel Soot and Gases, and Methane on Climate, Arctic Ice, and Air Pollution Health.

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EIA Estimates 2.1% Growth in Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions in US in 2010; Still Below 1999-2008 Levels

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EIA forecasts that regular-grade motor gasoline retail prices will average $2.92 The forecast has the annual average regular grade retail gasoline price increasing from $2.35 Average US pump prices for regular gasoline are likely to exceed $3 per gallon at times during the driving season, according to EIA, and already exceed $3 per gallon in some areas such as California. During this summer season, EIA projects that motor gasoline consumption will increase by 0.5%

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Light-powered nano-bio hybrid organisms consume CO2, create plastics and fuels

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By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, the researchers were able to create “living factories” that eat CO 2 and convert it into products such as biodegradable plastic, gasoline, ammonia and biodiesel. We’re looking at a technique that could improve CO 2 capture to combat climate change and one day even potentially replace carbon-intensive manufacturing for plastics and fuels.

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

Creative Greenius

Good old now dead Jackass, Ryan Dunn, never provided me with a single ounce of entertainment, but he has handily provided me with an apt metaphor for all his fellow Jackasses who keep talking smack and moron-level nonsense about global warming and climate change being a hoax. If we’re not the climate equivalent of a Jackass who already has 23 tickets and still gets drunk off his ass and drives 140 miles an hour and crashes and burns well then, I don’t know who is.

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Survey Finds Many Americans Have a Very Poor Understanding of Energy Use and Savings

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Many of the 505 participants believed they can save energy with small behavior changes that actually achieve very little, while severely underestimating the major effects of switching to efficient, currently available technologies. For example, Fischhoff recently argued that scientists may have failed the public by not providing information in a credible and comprehensible manner to facilitate better climate-related decisions.

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Annual Increase in Global CO2 Emissions Halved in 2008; Decrease in Fossil Oil Consumption, Increase in Renewables Share

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Global CO2 emissions increased from 15.3 In particular in the US, where gasoline prices almost doubled in the summer of 2008 compared to 2007 levels, oil consumption dropped 7% decrease. to global power generation, a half per cent more than in 2007, thereby averting about 500 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2008. These changes reflect the large economic development in China, structural changes in national and global economies, and the impact of climate and energy policies.

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Frost Sullivan Projects That About 80% of European Vehicle Sales Will Be in the 150 g/km CO2 Band by 2015; EVs as a Strategy of Premium Automakers

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Downsizing, gasoline direct injection (GDI), and start-stop will be the key technologies helping original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) achieve emission targets by 2015. Offsetting the high development costs for green technologies and time for returns-on-investment on certain expensive developments such as gasoline direct injection and hybridization will be a key commercial challenge for automakers.

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Draft of EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Overall GHG Emissions Down By 2.9% in 2008; Transportation Emissions Down 5.7% in Largest Annual Change Recorded Since 1990

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Tg CO 2 the year before—the largest annual change in either absolute or percentage terms recorded between 1990 and 2008. Tg CO2 Eq. Almost all of the energy consumed for transportation was supplied by petroleum-based products, with more than half being related to gasoline consumption in automobiles and other highway vehicles. Tags: Climate Change Emissions CO 2 emissions from the US transport sector, 1990-2008. Data: EPA. Click to enlarge.

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GM Quantifies CO2 and Fuel Consumption Reductions Via E-REVs And PHEVs, As Compared To Conventional Hybrids

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In the paper, the GM team broke down CO 2 and fuel consumption reduction potentials into several categories: The introduction of E-REVs and PHEVs to existing grids, displacing petroleum use; The influence of charging availability and consumer behavior on CO 2 reduction; Changes in power grid mix as well as vehicle stock; and. four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 1.8kWh, 30kW battery pack provide motive power through GM’s two- mode FWD hybrid system ( earlier post ). by Jack Rosebro.

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

Creative Greenius

Good old now dead Jackass, Ryan Dunn, never provided me with a single ounce of entertainment, but he has handily provided me with an apt metaphor for all his fellow Jackasses who keep talking smack and moron-level nonsense about global warming and climate change being a hoax. If we’re not the climate equivalent of a Jackass who already has 23 tickets and still gets drunk off his ass and drives 140 miles an hour and crashes and burns well then, I don’t know who is.

2011 150
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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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The main products produced by the new catalyst cover the gasoline (C 5 -C 11 ) and diesel (C 12 -C 21 ) ranges, while waxy hydrocarbons (C 25+ ) are ∼15 wt%. 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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The EV100 Initiative: Climate Group’s Ambitious Venture

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In this article, we look at the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative that is focused on driving an accelerated transition to zero-emission vehicles globally. . The industry is surging and rightly so, because we have a limited amount of time to address climate change.

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Algenol signs MOU with ZYNE to produce renewable fuels in China using industrial CO2 emissions

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Under the framework of the US-China Climate Change Working Group, there is a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On one wet acre of algal cultivation, Algenol can produce around 8,000 gallons of liquid fuels with a majority gallons of ethanol, 500 gallons of jet ultra-low sulfur diesel, 380 gallons of gasoline and 315 gallons of jet fuel. US-based algal fuels company based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd.

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US Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Declined by 2.8% in 2008; Transportation-Related Emissions Down 5.2%

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Motor gasoline accounts for 58.7% Since 1990, transportation sector CO2 emissions have risen by 21.1%—an Tags: Climate Change Emissions Energy-related CO 2 emissions declined by 2.8% in 2008. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge. US carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels decreased by 2.8%

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McKinsey Report Finds 47% Reduction in Global Automotive Emissions Feasible by 2030; Timely Action By All Stakeholders Required

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Increasing the proportion of bioethanol blended with gasoline accounts for 17% of the abatement potential in 2030. internal combustion, hybrid gasoline-electric, and fully electric) to achieve such levels of abatement, the annual incremental investment for enhanced vehicle content to improve fuel efficiency—across all regions and all propulsion systems—would exceed US$230 billion in 2030. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-ins Policy

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Study finds that replacement programs that reduce vehicle lifetime can result in increased lifecycle CO2 emissions

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Effects of changes in the average lifespan of ordinary passenger cars newly registered between 1990-2000 on total induced CO 2 emissions in 2000. It should be noted that car ownership of diesel passenger vehicles amounted to only about 8% of total passenger vehicles in 2000 in Japan and that gasoline passenger vehicles have been more popular than diesel passenger vehicles since 1978.

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Study finds removing corn residue for biofuel production can decrease soil organic carbon and increase CO2 emissions; may miss mandated 60% GHG reduction

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Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and under some conditions can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a major, multi-year study by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln team of researchers published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Changes in SOC. Changes in SOC occur via two dominant processes: soil erosion by water and wind; and soil respiration where SOC is oxidized to CO 2.

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Viridos executes agreement with ExxonMobil to help scale algae biofuels toward commercial levels

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In 2009, EMRE launched what it calls a “significant” new program to research and develop advanced biofuels from photosynthetic algae that are compatible with today’s gasoline and diesel fuels. The recent productivity advances in Viridos’ technology are an opportunity to turn CO2 into renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels, providing an essential component for the decarbonization of the heavy-duty transportation industry. Viridos Inc.,