Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes to include shipping CO2 in EU ETS; shipping industry to contribute to climate neutrality

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In addition, MEPs say that market-based emissions reduction policies are not enough, so they also introduced binding requirements for shipping companies to reduce their annual average CO2 emissions per transport work, for all their ships, by at least 40% by 2030. Maritime transport remains the only sector with no specific EU commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2015 in the EU, 13% of the overall EU greenhouse gas emissions came from the transport sector.

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IEA: global CO2 emissions rebounded to their highest level in history in 2021; largely driven by China

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The recovery of energy demand in 2021 was compounded by adverse weather and energy market conditions—notably the spikes in natural gas prices—which led to more coal being burned despite renewable power generation registering its largest growth to date.

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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. Natural gas surpassed coal to become the most prevalent fuel used to generate electricity in the United States in 2016.

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Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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This calculation includes all CO 2 emissions grouped under Scope 1 and 2 categories as set out by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as well those associated with transporting material between production and refining sites.

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Exxon CEO says no new gas cars globally by 2040, goes wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing about CO2

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The interview also covered the company’s climate ambitions, putting a flashy coat of paint on an organization that is the world’s 5th largest historical polluter and has pushed climate denial at a high level for half a century.

EPA finalizes greenhouse gas standards for LDVs MY 2023-2026

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

Snam and Saipem sign MoU to work together on green hydrogen development and CO2 capture

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As one of the first companies in the world to experiment with introducing hydrogen into a gas transport network, Snam is highly committed to ensuring that its infrastructure is compatible with increasing hydrogen volumes and to supporting the growth of the Italian hydrogen value chain by developing technologies in order to promote its use in a variety of sectors, from industry to transport.

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Kobe Steel demonstrates technology that can reduce blast furnace CO2 emissions by ~20%

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The reduction in the amount of coke used, however, makes it more difficult to maintain the stability of gas flows and the temperature of the molten iron within the blast furnace, which must be maintained at about 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit, with minimal fluctuations. Kobe Steel, Ltd.

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EIA: CO2 emissions from US power sector have declined 28% since 2005

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The power sector has become less carbon-intensive as natural gas-fired generation displaced coal-fired and petroleum-fired generation and as the noncarbon sources of electricity generation—especially renewables such as wind and solar—have grown. In 2016, natural gas generation surpassed coal as the largest source of electricity generation. Climate Change Emissions Power Generation

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Siemens aims to be climate neutral by 2030; 50% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020

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It will move toward a clean power mix by increasingly tapping sources of energy—such as natural gas and wind power—that emit little or no CO 2. Siemens aims to be the world’s first major industrial company to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030. The company plans to cut its CO 2 emissions—which currently total about 2.2 million metric tons a year—in half by as early as 2020.

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

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Combining these technologies could not only produce Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) and other hydrocarbon fuels with net zero carbon emissions but also mitigate climate change by converting carbon dioxide into renewable plastics, thus permanently removing this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Vertimass and European Energy have completed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate technologies for capturing carbon dioxide and converting it into hydrocarbon products around the world.

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Audi opens power-to-gas facility in Werlte/Emsland; e-gas from water, green electricity and CO2

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Audi’s e-gas plant. Audi has opened its e-gas plant in Werlte, making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. The Audi e-gas plant, which can convert 6MW of input power, utilizes renewable electricity for electrolysis to produce oxygen and hydrogen. Because there is not yet a widespread hydrogen infrastructure, the hydrogen is reacted with CO 2 in a methanation unit to generate renewable synthetic methane, or Audi e-gas.

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Euro Parliament committee backs revised CO2 standards for cars and vans; zero-emission road mobility by 2035

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The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted this week, with 46 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, a position on proposed rules to revise the CO 2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans in line with the EU’s increased climate ambition. Today cars account for 13% of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU and vans 2%.

Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it 

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Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it . Read further to know more about the climate impact of lithium-ion batteries. . Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries. Climate impact of the battery supply chain. Potential to decrease the CO2 impact.

CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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Unfortunately, due to our grid situation, electric cars are still too early for this strategic goal in the sense of German climate protection efforts. According to the study, natural gas combustion engines are an ideal technology for transitioning to vehicles powered by hydrogen or “green” methane in the long term. Electric (Battery) Emissions Lifecycle analysis Natural Gas

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MAHLE criticizes EC CO2 regulation proposal for abandoning technology neutrality

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Last week, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels (Fit for 55). Commenting on the set of proposals, automotive component supplier MAHLE noted that climate protection is the key task for the shaping of mobility, and said that it welcomed the definition of a path towards climate neutrality.

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Carbon Engineering & LanzaTech partner to produce SAF using direct air capture CO2; “air-to-jet”

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CE’s Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology will capture CO 2 directly from the atmosphere so it can be fed into LanzaTech’s Gas Fermentation process to produce low carbon ethanol. By recycling existing atmospheric CO 2 , the SAF produced will offer a more than 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil jet fuel. The technologies enabling project AtmosFUEL are proven climate solutions that are being deployed globally.

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Provisional agreement reached on European CO2 standards for heavy-duty trucks; 30% lower by 2030

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With the first-ever EU emission standards for trucks agreed, we are completing the legal framework to reach the European target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. —Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. Even in the case of truck-specific filling stations for natural gas (CNG and LNG), availability remains very low and patchy across Europe, the association said. Climate Change Emissions Europe Heavy-duty Regulations

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Could California climate-change rules raise gas price enough to backfire?

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California has by far the most aggressive climate-change policies in the nation, and the state is a global leader in plans to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. emissions global warming California CO2 climate change carbon dioxide Zero Emission Vehicle state lawsIt's also the world's eighth-largest economy, with a growing population, soaring economic output, and a resolutely progressive legislature. While its zero-emission vehicle policies may get.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. After five years of studying, writing, advocating, volunteering, community organizing and now working professionally to try and make a positive difference on the issue of global warming – all in the face of relentlessly increasing world temperatures and rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions – I have reached the point of one last stand. .

DHL, Shell and Grundfos Bio-LNG pilot for road freight delivers 85% CO2 savings over conventional diesel

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In June 2021, DHL Freight started piloting a Bio-LNG solution (Bio-Liquefied Natural Gas from sustainable biomass) with Shell on three haulier trucks to reduce CO 2 emissions in road freight transport for DHL’s customer Grundfos. This corresponds to the emissions of more than 89,900 km driven by a diesel truck and represents 85% of CO2 savings compared to a traditional diesel engine. To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonization.

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I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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And so it is that I resigned from my position as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs for CBS EcoMedia effective the first of this month and I will now be devoting my full time to working on climate change response with the South Bay 350 Climate Action Group, the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and 350.org. But our friends in the oil, coal and gas industry have 5,795 gigatons of carbon on the books.

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Monash/Hokkaido team produces diesel blend fuel via CO2 hydrogenation in methanol over new catalyst

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However, currently, both methanol and formaldehyde are mainly produced from natural gas.

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

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The global natural gas vehicle fleet has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, but still represents less than 1% of global transport fuel consumption. A new working paper published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) concludes that natural gas can play a significant role in cutting on-road vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, but that over the long term there will need to be a commitment to transition to very low CO 2. gas sources, such as biogas or bio-synthetic gas.

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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 gasification technology provides an additional option for addressing the woody biomass waste in California while providing a clean renewable energy source that can further help the state meet its greenhouse gas objectives. These companies are world experts in gasification, gas clean-up, and conversion technologies. Biomass Gasification Natural Gas

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Santos reports successful CO2 capture and storage injection trial in Moomba CCS project

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Australia-based natural gas company Santos has successfully injected approximately 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide deep underground into depleted gas reservoirs as part of the final field trial for the Moomba Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.

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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. By creating carbon-neutral gasoline from CO 2 captured from the air, Prometheus Fuels allows the climate impact of today’s internal combustion engines to be massively reduced immediately.

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Audi of America launches Internal Carbon Price program to support goal of lowering CO2 footprint 30% by 2025

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The Audi Internal Carbon Price program is a self-imposed fee proportional to the amount of CO 2 and other greenhouse gas emissions that result from US operations, such as: Business travel. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Policy Vehicle ManufacturersAudi of America is among the first in the automotive industry to implement an internal carbon price program as a key initiative in the brand’s pursuit of lower CO 2 emissions.

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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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per year over 2007-2015 due to the displacement of coal by natural gas, wind and solar for power production as well as energy efficiency gains. Additional measures, including ways to offset the CO 2 emitted by liquid fuel use, will be needed to address the transportation-climate challenge. Climate Change Emissions Power Generation

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Are you optimistic about efforts to address climate change? Take our Twitter poll

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policymakers as climate change. Now, with continuous growth in domestic oil and gas production over that period, you just don't hear energy security discussed as much. Scientists agree that the effects of manmade climate change, on the other hand. emissions global warming CO2 climate change carbon dioxide science PollsTen years ago, energy security may have been as much a driving force behind electric cars for U.S.

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Stanford team develops efficient electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion

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CO 2 capture from emission sources is an attractive option for mitigating climate change, but it is an expensive process that harvests a product without commercial value. The electrochemical cells created by Kanan and his team combat these inefficiencies with a modified design that produces a concentrated stream of ethylene gas and a sodium acetate solution 1,000 times more concentrated than product obtained with previous cells.

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Yadea Helps Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 30 Million Tons

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ICAO agrees to market-based measure to address aviation CO2

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This will permit the CORSIA to serve as a positive and sustainable contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions reduction. In a statement released after the ICAO announcement, ICSA said that while it recognized the agreement as a hard-fought political compromise to see that aviation contributes its fair share in the climate change fight, critical work remains to ensure environmental integrity and broad participation. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

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PCAST suggests 6 key components for climate change strategy to President Obama; adaptation and mitigation

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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter to President Obama describing six key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change. The first component aims to reduce the damage resulting from changes in climate (“adaptation”), while the last five aim to reduce the pace and magnitude of these changes (“mitigation”). Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Policy

EIA: world energy consumption to grow 56% 2010-2040, CO2 up 46%; use of liquid fuels in transportation up 38%

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Natural gas is the fastest-growing fossil fuel, as global supplies of tight gas, shale gas, and coalbed methane increase. million barrels per day from 2010 to 2040, including the production of both petroleum (crude oil and lease condensate, natural gas plant [NGPL], bitumen, extra-heavy oil, and refinery gains), and other liquid fuels (coal-to-liquids [CTL], gas-to-liquids [GTL], biofuels, and kerogen). World energy consumption by fuel type, 2010-2040.

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IIASA: removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped

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Fossil fuel subsidies amount to hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide, and removing them has been held up as a key answer to climate change mitigation. This equates to 0.5-2 gigatonnes (Gt/year) of CO 2 by 2030, significantly less than the voluntary climate pledges made under the Paris climate agreement, which add up to 4-8 Gt/year and are themselves not enough to limit warming to 2°C. First, these subsidies generally apply only to oil, gas, and electricity.

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Researchers measure actual CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and compare to reported levels

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However, because gas, coal and oil are millions of years old, their carbon has a key difference compared to the carbon cycling through plants. The researchers say that adding this atmospheric monitoring technique to the suite of tools used to monitor climate change can help to better understand greenhouse gas emissions from specific regions and how they are changing over time. Climate Change Emissions Regulations

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Bosch study highlights potential of e-fuels to reduce CO2 emissions

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If the climate targets set by the Paris conference are to be achieved, CO 2 emissions from traffic worldwide will have to be reduced 50% over the next four decades, and by at least 85% in the advanced economies, Bosch notes. Achieving our future climate targets calls for other intelligent solutions apart from electromobility. In this way, the cost of exhaust-gas treatment can be reduced, Bosch adds. Emissions Fuels Power-to-Gas Power-to-Liquids Solar fuels

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EPA proposes CO2 emission standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants

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For purposes of this rule, fossil fuel-fired EGUs include utility boilers, IGCC units and certain natural gas-fired stationary combustion turbine EGUs that generate electricity for sale and are larger than 25 megawatts (MW). The proposed rulemaking establishes separate standards for natural gas and coal plants. The proposed limits for natural gas units are based on the performance of modern natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) units.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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Specific circumstances, such as the very warm fourth quarter of 2015 and relatively low natural gas prices, put downward pressure on emissions as natural gas was substituted for coal in electricity generation. Transportation-related CO2 emissions increased by 38 million metric tons (MMmt) (2.1%) in 2015. The trend of declining coal-fired electricity generation in the power sector and increasing non-fossil and natural gas-fired generation continued in 2015.

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Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

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The Audi e-gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony ( earlier post ) produces CO 2 neutral-fuel (synthetic methane from water, renewable electricity and CO 2 ); it now also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid. It is therefore important to have flexibly available consumers such as the Audi e-gas plant to buffer load peaks and thereby stabilize energy grids. This therefore considerably increases the overall efficiency of the Power-to-Gas/biogas plant.

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EPA says methane emissions from natural gas production have dropped 36% from 2007-2011

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In its recently released Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990 – 2011 ( earlier post ), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that methane (CH 4 ) emissions from the field production of natural gas have declined by 36% from 2007 to 2011 (from 83.1 The finding may have an impact on future regulation of fracking for natural gas production, as opponents of the technology have pointed to higher rates of methane leak as being an argument against it.

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Global CO2 emissions up 3% in 2011; per capita CO2 emissions in China reach EU levels

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The United States remain one of the largest emitters of CO2, with 17.3 tonnes per capita, despite a decline due to the recession in 2008-2009, high oil prices and an increased share of natural gas. Some of the findings of the report include: Global consumption of coal (responsible for about 40% total CO 2 emissions) grew in 2011 by 5%, whereas global consumption of natural gas and oil products increased by only 2% and 1%, respectively. Climate Change Emissions

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