Report finds says “negative emissions technologies” need to play a large role in mitigating climate change

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To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Most climate mitigation efforts are intended to decrease the rate at which people add carbon from fossil fuel reservoirs to the atmosphere.

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OECD: governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change; “meaningful” increases limited to road sector

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Tax rates were below the low-end estimate of climate costs (EUR 30/tCO 2 ) for 97% of emissions. The report assesses the magnitude and coverage of taxes on energy use in 2015, and considers change between 2012 and 2015. The report found that the share of emissions taxed above climate costs increased from 46% in 2012 to 50% in 2015, and rates exceed €50 per tCO 2 for 47% of emissions in 2015, compared to 37% in 2012. Climate Change Emissions Policy

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Methane from livestock nearing worst-case scenario for climate change: scientist

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Exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel cars get a lot of attention from policymakers attempting to combat climate change. Environmental emissions greenhouse gas climate change Methane foodBut another very large source of carbon emissions has nothing to do with transportation. Emissions of methane have increased dramatically over the past few years, with livestock raised for human food as the largest source.

US rejects Keystone XL pipeline, citing combatting climate change as critical factor; Kerry: arguments pro and con “overstated”

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The proposed project would not lead to lower gasoline prices for American consumers. The critical factor in my determination was this: moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combatting climate change. Clean energy is not just the solution to climate change; it’s also one of the greatest economic opportunities the world has ever seen. Climate Change Infrastructure Oil sands

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US rejects Keystone XL pipeline, citing combatting climate change as critical factor; Kerry: arguments pro and con “overstated”

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The proposed project would not lead to lower gasoline prices for American consumers. The critical factor in my determination was this: moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combatting climate change. Clean energy is not just the solution to climate change; it’s also one of the greatest economic opportunities the world has ever seen. Climate Change Infrastructure Oil sands

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State Department issues Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline: climate change impacts

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The document is a detailed draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the segment of the pipeline in the US, including: impacts from construction, impacts from potential spills, impacts related to climate change, and economic impacts. Aside from the potential construction and spill impacts of the pipeline, the scope of the climate change impacts have become the most contentious and politicized issue surrounding the pipeline.

Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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We reviewed well-to-wheel greenhouse gas life cycle analyses for corn ethanol and evaluated models, input data, and results for farming, fuel production, co-product credit, land use change, transport of feedstock and fuel, tailpipe, and denaturant.

What the MA Senate Climate Bill Says About Phasing Out Gasoline

Green Energy Consumers

The Massachusetts Senate made big news last week by passing a massive climate bill that tackles transportation, buildings, and our electricity supply. Here’s what this bill means for our efforts to phase out gasoline in Massachusetts – and the key next steps.

UGA study finds black carbon aerosols from GDI engines will worsen public health, climate; need for GPFs

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The gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine is one of the most prominent technologies car manufacturers adopted to achieve the fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission goals established in 2012 by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Climate Change Emissions Engines Health

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@LATimes The Real News Is The More Expensive Gasoline Is The More Electric Cars Get Sold. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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EPA GHG Inventory shows US GHG down 1.7% y-o-y in 2019, down 13% from 2005

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Petroleum-based products supplied 95% of the energy used for transportation, with 60% from gasoline consumption in automobiles and other highway vehicles. However, the pandemic reduced economic activity and caused changes in energy demand and supply across all energy end-use sectors.

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A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market

Energy Institute at HAAS

Uncategorized climate change emissions market featured gasoline transportationElectrifying light-duty trucks will lower the cost of the electric vehicle transition, according to new research.

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Study finds culture influences response to climate change; consumption and reproduction

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How people choose to consume resources and use contraception influences their responses to climate change, according to a new study by a team of psychologists. Both substantially increase carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, the researchers report in a special issue of American Psychologist that focuses on how psychology contributes to understanding and addressing global climate change.

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A Gap in California’s Plan for the EV Future

Energy Institute at HAAS

Uncategorized climate change featured gasoline transportationCurrent proposals leave a giant loophole for used vehicles, but policy innovation can help. I love a good plan.

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

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The official data, submitted on behalf of the EU to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), show that EU Member States managed to reduce collectively their emissions by 3.8% Climate Change Emissions Europe Market Background

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US targeting net-zero aviation by 2050; heavy focus on SAF

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At COP26 in Glasgow, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the US Aviation Climate Action Plan , published by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which sets out to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the US aviation sector by 2050.

USDA study finds GHG from corn-based ethanol ~39% to 43% lower than from gasoline; reduction of >70% possible by 2022

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A new study released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39% lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas emissions are even lower—around 43% below gasoline. The study attributes much of these additional benefits to revised estimates of the impacts of land-use change as a result of demand for ethanol.

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State Auditor says California may not meet 2030 GHG reduction goal; says aspects of CARB efforts lacking

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To help the California Air Resources Board (ARB)—the state’s key organization in this area—to fight climate change by reducing GHG emissions, the Legislature has allocated more than $2 billion from the State’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (cap?and?trade

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

Polestar releases LCA reports for long-range and standard-range single-motor versions of Polestar 2 EV

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The new LCAs represent a continuation of that work; the two new Polestar 2 variants, “Long-range Single-motor” and “Standard-range Single-motor” are assessed and compared with the original Polestar 2 and with the internal combustion engine gasoline vehicle Volvo XC40 ICE.

3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) expects to cut greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles in the region by an estimated 26% from 2022 to 2032, and generate a total of more than $3 billion dollars over ten years for the participating jurisdictions to invest. The TCI-P will work by requiring large gasoline and diesel fuel suppliers to purchase “allowances” for the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the combustion of fuels they sell in participating jurisdictions.

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Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. galons US), the largest batch yet produced—of synthetic Audi e-gasoline for initial engine tests. Audi “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) is essentially a liquid isooctane. Bio-hydrocarbons Climate Change Emissions Fuels Vehicle Manufacturers

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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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France launches new climate plan; Euro 7 lead; targeting ending the sale of vehicles emitting GHGs by 2040

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Nicolas Hulot, France’s new minister responsible for environment and energy, presented the country’s new climate plan at a press conference at the Ministry. Shorter term actions on the mobility front will include: Converging taxation rates for gasoline and diesel during the next five years. Exploring a replacement bonus for vehicles that are not eligible for the Crit’air sticker (pre-1997 gasoline and pre-2001 diesel).

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California announces it will ban the sale of New Gasoline Cars

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Decided to completely ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars in California from 2035, when all new vehicles must be an electric or plug-in hybrid. This provision will not affect the regular use of Californians who already own gasoline vehicles.

Toyota’s Skunkworks Chief  “Incredibly Optimistic” on Climate

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It can often seem like an inevitability that humans will completely and utterly fail to keep our carbon emissions in check over the next decade, which is the most important step we can take to minimize the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change.

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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China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

Green Car Reports

emissions China government climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policyThe auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend may have come today, in news from China. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of.

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SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra announce first validation of carbon-offset project for EV chargers

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Under the project plan validation, SCS confirmed that Electrify America’s EV charging stations adhere to a rigorous new methodology describing how charging stations should be able to reduce CO 2 emissions compared to the baseline case—fueling and driving gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Study concludes a shift from gasoline to diesel engines is consistent with long-term climate mitigation efforts

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Global-mean temperature change caused by car exhaust emitted from gasoline and diesel engines specified in the previous and upcoming European vehicle emission standards (EURO 3, 4, 5, and 6). Passenger transport affects climate through various mechanisms involving both long-lived—i.e. black carbon, BC—climate forcers. Many of them have indirect climate effects through chemical reactions or by changing the planetary albedo.

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Our enemies are gasoline and the internal combustion engine

Green Energy Consumers

Electric vehicles/Transportation Climate changeFrom 1982 to 2016, Green Energy Consumers Alliance focused our attention on building energy fo r homes and businesses.

EPA annual inventory shows US GHG up 3.1% from 2017-2018

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Petroleum-based products supplied 95% of the energy used for transportation, with 57% from gasoline consumption in automobiles and other highway vehicles. Climate Change Emissions Market Background

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Analysis finds air-quality justification for CNG vehicle conversion in developing cities, despite negative climate impact

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Impact pathway approach for modeling policy interventions in (a) air quality and (b) climate impacts. However, CNG conversion was apparently detrimental from a climate change perspective, as CH 4 emissions increased. CNG vehicles can have large reductions in CO, NO x and particulates compared to similar gasoline or diesel vehicles. They fed these into an air quality model to determine the changes in ambient air quality (i.e.,

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Shell bashes bans on gasoline cars, proposes carbon pricing instead

Green Car Reports

The prospect of bans on gasoline and diesel new-car sales have become a much greater threat not only to automakers but to oil companies as well, now that China has said it is studying such a move. emissions government global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide plug-in cars Shell

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Now might be a good time to trade in your ICE bucket for a new electric car

Green Energy Consumers

If you’re like 9 9 % of Massachusetts and Rhode Island drivers, the car you own no w has an internal combustion engine (ICE) that runs on gasoline. Electric vehicles/Transportation Climate change

U-M study: When, where, how electric delivery vehicles are charged has big impact on GHGs

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They also found that even in the most carbon-intensive regions of the United States, electric delivery vehicles resulted in fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their gasoline or diesel counterparts. Climate Change Controls and controllers Electric (Battery) Emissions FleetsThough EVs represent a small fraction of delivery vehicles today, the number is growing. In 2019, Amazon announced plans to obtain 100,000 electric delivery vehicles.

World Bank will stop funding oil, gas exploration in 2019

Green Car Reports

It's not just the world automotive industry that's grappling with rapid changes brought about by the need to reduce the effects of climate change. Gasoline oil global warming climate change energy diesel fuel fossil fuelsThe world's fossil-fuel extraction, refining, and delivery industries are also faced with the reality that two centuries of burning their core products hurts the planet and has already exacerbated.

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California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

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With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force a conversion to zero-emission vehicles. China zero emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change plug-in cars state laws legislation

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

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Tesla improved fuel economy (as measured in miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent, or mpge). Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Market Background Regulations Vehicle Manufacturers Vehicle Systems Weight reduction

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CMU study finds taxes on emissions would result in more rapid electrification by ridesharing companies

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Externality reductions vary from 10% in New York (where externality costs for both gasoline and electricity consumption are relatively high and a Pigovian tax induces a partial shift to BEVs), to 22% in Los Angeles (where high gasoline and low electric grid externalities lead a Pigovian tax to induce a near-complete shift to BEVs). Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Market Background Policy Ridesharing

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Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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The findings are outlined in three new papers published in Earth System Science Data , Environmental Research Letters , and Nature Climate Change. Carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow despite emerging climate policies by G.P. Climate Change Emissions

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EPA: US GHG emissions in 2017 down 0.3% from 2016

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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. Climate Change EmissionsIn 2017, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,472.3 MMT (million metric tons) CO 2 equivalent, a decrease of 0.3% from 2016, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

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UK ONS report finds significant challenge remains to reduce road transport emissions; sector GHG emissions up 6% from 1990-2017

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Patterns in the fuel used by newly registered cars are changing. New registrations of gasoline-fueled cars continued to increase in 2018, while those of diesel continued to decrease, leading to the proportion of all licensed cars that were diesel falling for the first time in 20 years. Diesel use exceeded gasoline use from 2005 onwards. Climate Change Emissions Policy

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