Study finds global oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic, climate policies

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Only under the final scenario—named “Forced Revitalization”—in which the pandemic’s disruptive impact to the global economy and mobility combined with strong government intervention to accelerate alternative technologies did oil demand decline after 2025.

Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

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The Premier of Québec François Legault, and the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Laval region, Benoit Charette, unveiled the 2030 Green Economy Plan (PEV 2030) and its first 2021-2026 implementation plan, with an envelope of $6.7 The government estimates that this electrification and climate change project should add $2.2

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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California will meet its 2030 climate targets more than three decades late, in 2061, and could be more than 100 years late in meeting its 2050 target if the average rate of emissions reductions from the past year hold steady, according to a new study tracking more than a decade of environmental and economic indicators in the state. vehicles per 100 persons in 2018. vehicles per 100 persons.

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The Growing Used EV Car Market—and Why You Should Take a Look

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The exciting news is that the pre-owned market looks quite different than it used to—and used EVs are offering prospective buyers the chance to take a different, more climate-friendly approach to personal transportation.

Final report of Garnaut Review Update recommends carbon pricing scheme for Australia to do its fair share on climate change

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It will be much harder and more expensive for Australia to do its fair share on climate change without a carbon pricing scheme, according to the final report of the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011, Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change. In November 2010, the Australian Government commissioned Garnaut to provide an independent update to his 2008 Climate Change Review. Australia Climate Change Emissions Policy

Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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The ninth annual California Green Innovation Index —released by the nonpartisan nonprofit group Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics—finds that the state’s ambitious climate policies have allowed for considerable economic growth, with California outpacing the growth of other states during the recovery period following the Great Recession. Therefore, it is critical that the next generation of climate policies be designed to deliver steeper reductions.

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Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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Going into Copenhagen, two key treaty components remain unsettled: (1) the amount of greenhouse gas emissions reductions to which countries are willing to commit, including the manner in which those reductions are calculated, and (2) the willingness of developed countries to finance emissions reduction schemes in developing countries and emerging economies. Climate Change And The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. 5 ] Alister Doyle: Climate talks seek to salvage UN Copenhagen deal.

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Greenius Salutes Greenpeace for Pittsburgh Climate Action – Demand Dramatic Action NOW

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It’s time – right now – to take dramatic action on climate change if you care about preserving a livable civilization for your children and their children. At this moment we are right on track for “disastrous climate changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity’s control,&# as Dr. James Hansen warmed us 15 months ago. The true patriots of our country will heed that call and are already prepared to fight for a better climate. .

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Study forecasts even with modest warming, global energy demand to increase by mid-century

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A new study published in Nature Communications by researchers from IIASA, Boston University, and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice found that by mid-century, climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming. Energy use is however also one of the human systems that is most directly influenced by changes in climate, which makes it crucial to gain insight into the impacts of climate change on energy demand. Climate Change Power Generatio

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Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required

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The California Air Resources Board released GHG emissions data for 2018 showing that emissions remain below 1990 levels but are effectively flat compared to 2017, while the economy grew by 4.3%. tons per person to 10.7 tons per person in 2018, a 24% decrease.

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Next 10 report finds California must increase GHG reductions to 4.9%/year through 2030 to meet target

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California’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions has temporarily reversed, with pollution upticks signaling an increasingly difficult path ahead in achieving the state’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets, according to the 12 th annual California Green Innovation Index —released by the nonpartisan nonprofit Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics. But, if any state can achieve this level of reductions while supporting a healthy economy, it’s California.

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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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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. Unfortunately, this conference focused primarily on setting a cap on carbon emissions and providing financial aid to developing countries to build capacities to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. Tags: Climate Change Perspective Policy

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The state’s latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows that California emitted 429 million metric tons of climate pollutants in 2016—a drop of 12 million metric tons, or three percent, from 2015. Highlights from the newly published inventory include: Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 13% statewide since a 2004 peak while the economy grew 26%. They fell 23% from a peak of 14 metric tons per person (roughly equal to driving 34,000 miles) in 2001 to 10.8

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Heidi On The Hot Seat

Creative Greenius

The Exxon/Mobil refinery in Torrance and the Chevron refinery in El Segundo are both located in the South Bay and are each a big part of the carbon-based economy that causes the majority of climate change - although you’ll never get either of these corporations to admit this truth or take responsibility for it. Once these emissions inventories are completed, Heidi then helps the South Bay cities develop their specific Climate Action Plan based on their carbon footprint.

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MIT study suggests carbon tax could help reduce US deficit, lower other taxes, reduce emissions

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A new report from MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change suggests that a tax on carbon emissions could help raise the money needed to reduce the US deficit, while improving the economy, lowering other taxes and reducing emissions. The first win—Congress could reduce personal or corporate income tax rates, extend the payroll tax cut, maintain spending on social programs, or some combination of these options. Climate Change Emissions Forecasts Policy

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MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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The report is the culmination of MITEI’s three-year Mobility of the Future study, which is part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. The report highlights the importance of near-term action to ensure the long-term sustainability of personal mobility.

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The Growing List of EVmatch Partners

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Eight years, hundreds of products and several Tesla’s later, they still listen to help solve issues and personalize your car. Their EV Climate Loan empowers drivers to apply their EV incentives upfront as a down payment on a loan, saving them up to $200/month on financing.

UC Berkeley study concludes demand reduction policies on light-duty vehicles essential to meeting GHG reduction targets by 2050

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emissions (kg CO 2 person -1 yr -1 ) for a global sample of countries (2007) with a wide range of per capita incomes. Per capita transport CO 2 emissions are decomposed into the product of two terms: per capita LDV use (horizontal axis, veh-km person -1 yr -1 ) and propulsion carbon intensity (vertical axis, g CO 2 veh-km -1 ). persons per vehicle, typical of European averages in 2000. 2011) Reduce growth rate of light-duty vehicle travel to meet 2050 global climate goals.

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EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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Factors such as size, population density, available fuels, types of businesses, climate, all play a role in both total and per capita emissions, the EIA noted. tonnes of CO 2 per person), followed by North Dakota (80.4 tonnes/person) and Alaska (54.6 tonnes/person). Climate Change Emissions Energy-related CO 2 emissions buy state, 2010. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge.

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White House: OPEC+ oil production increases “simply not enough”

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We’ll hold Biden accountable to his promises to lead on climate. There is no way to address the climate emergency without limiting oil production.

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A closer look at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. The Green Piece

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We are breaking our own rule for this week only as we bring you our weekly Green Piece article a day early to coincide with the kick off of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit… Today marks the start of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, which will last for two weeks and is the latest in a series that trace their origins back to the 1992 Earth summit in Rio. Tags: The Green Piece Copenhagen Copenhagen Climate Change meeting

Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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The Greenius understands full well this “ Let’s Keep Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman Aboard the Climate Bill Bandwagon &# approach, just as I can grok how ineffective and nonproductive that approach is. Offshore drilling is good for the economy and will create jobs! And make no mistake about it – this move is a shameless and indefensible sellout to the very people most responsible for the climate change we’re experiencing now.

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MIT Energy Initiative report on transforming the US transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges

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Overall, we have substantial opportunities for reducing environmental and climate impacts from light-duty road vehicles. Market-based incentives should be implemented to support the US Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) LDV requirements. Founded in 2006, MITEI’s mission is to create low- and no-carbon solutions that will efficiently meet global energy needs while minimizing environmental impacts and mitigating climate change.

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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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EPA attributes the trend to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expanding economy, and increased demand for electricity for air conditioning due to warmer summer weather during 2010. The fundamental factors influencing this trend include (1) a generally growing domestic economy over the last 21 years; and (2) an overall growth in emissions from electricity. for personal vehicle use.

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Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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Fuel economy (on the WLTP combined cycle) is up to 147 mpg US. This system allows you to select the firmness of the suspension to tailor the car’s dynamics to the road surface or your personal preference. Volvo has extended its S60 range—the third generation of the premium mid-size sedan—to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an all­wheel­drive gasoline-electric hybrid and a trim level that focuses on luxury and craftsmanship.

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BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# I’m thinking he likes our carbon-based economy just the way it is. is also the very same company that has paid tens of millions of dollars, year after year to spread FUD about their role in climate change. And yes every single person in that movement is a hapless dupe. How about a new, green direction for our economy and city affairs?

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Top Four Ways EVs can be Key to Economic Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World

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A recent report published by Corporate Knights entitled “Building Back Better with a Bold Green Recovery” demonstrates that not only is the green economy on the rise, but it could be the key to global economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings, food, transport, clothing, electronics, appliances, aviation

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The research suggests that if nations, business, cities and citizens take ambitious climate action over the next 10 years, cities will be on track to reduce their emissions in line with a 1.5°C However, the C40 network represents one-quarter of the global economy, and 85% of the emissions associated with goods and services consumed within their boundaries are imported from elsewhere. C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.

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Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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In addition to being outfitted with personal protective equipment (PPE) for working with high voltage, the technicians have been trained on the proper procedure to isolate the high voltage for diagnosis and service repairs. million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI).

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New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The funding is from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The California Air Resources Board announced a new statewide grant and loan program to help lower-income consumers across California get into the cleanest new and used cars on the market.

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IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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The region faces months of rolling disruption as the conjoined health and economic crises play out across economies. Global climate ambitions, however, are unlikely to be downgraded and will continue to support the path ahead for EVs over the longer term.

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EPA Report Finds Significant Opportunity to Reduce GHG Emissions Through Materials and Land Management Practices

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The report uses a systems-based analysis—where each system represents and comprises all the parts of the economy working to fulfill a particular need—rather than the sector-based view consistent with international guidance that enables parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to compare the relative contribution of different emission sources and GHGs to climate change. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Land use Policy

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

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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. Petro-states are compensated to transition smoothly to a sustainable economy, avoiding a last-ditch attempt to flood the world with cheap oil and gas. The result is a win–win for climate and security.

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What is the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) Scheme?

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As you probably know the automotive manufacture and retail sector is one of the UK economy’s key pillars. Address climate emergency- the climate is changing rapidly. This organisation is responsible for addressing climatic changes and how to cope with them.

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions. And when you hear the questions folks ask at events like these you instantly realize just how little people know and understand about what’s happening to our climate and their world.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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But nothing can stop the Creative Greenius, the most Powerful Man in America, and now I am going to put this same secret weapon in your hands and together we are going to use it to destroy the carbon-based economy and create a new, stronger, more American green economy in its place. Somehow when they look in the mirror they don’t see the people who are the most responsible for the climate crisis we are now in, but the rest of us see them for who they really are.

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US EIA Projects World Energy Use to Grow 44% Between 2006 and 2030, CO2 Emissions Up by 39%

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With strong economic growth and continued heavy reliance on fossil fuels expected for most of the non-OECD economies, much of the increase in carbon dioxide emissions is projected to occur among the developing, non-OECD nations. As the world’s economies recover, higher world oil prices are assumed to return and to persist through 2030. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Market Background Projected growth in world carbon dioxide emissions. Source: IEO2009. Click to enlarge.

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California greenhouse gas inventory shows state is tracking to achieve 2020 AB 32 target

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million metric tons in 2013 compared with the previous year even while the economy grew at 2.0%, a rate greater than the national average. Overall trends in the inventory also demonstrate that the carbon intensity of California’s economy, the amount of carbon pollution per million dollars of GDP, is declining. tons per person in 2001 to 12.0 tons per person in 2013, a 14% decrease overall.

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Study on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Global Cities Highlights Importance of Geophysical and Technical Factors

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An international study of 10 global cities found that a balance of geophysical factors (climate, access to resources, and gateway status) and technical factors (power generation, urban design, and waste processing) determine the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) attributable to cities. Within the overall trends there are differences between cities with more or less public transit; while personal income also impacts heating and industrial fuel use.

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Inside The Green Task Force

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For more than a year now in this blog I’ve been researching and reporting on climate change, energy and transportation issues and related environmental stories covering them on both a personal and a global perspective. I have to admit I’ve shared a pretty dire world view when it comes to the current and coming impacts of climate change. First off you might be surprised that our cities have Climate Action Plans, but don’t be.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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As my beloved state of California’s driftless and leaderless economy was being driven deeper and deeper into the toilet by the least impressive occupants of Sacramento in modern history, I hopped in my del Sol Greeniusmobile and motored to downtown Los Angeles last month headed for the palatial headquarters of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the MTA. The economies of scale offered by the County make the benefits of mutual coordination a no brainer.

2009 163

Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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These owner-builders had no problem adding a climate-changing mini-mansion that sticks out like a sore thumb into our previously harmonious neighborhood, but they would have faced a big battle with the city if they had wanted solar panels because our city government and city staff don’t know much about solar and they haven’t proven to be too interested in helping people who want to change to clean, renewable energy – like me.

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E-Commerce Giant Flipkart To Increase Electric Mobility In India

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Flipkart may not be the only the first e-commerce company in India to incorporate electric mobility for large-scale deliveries, but it is the first e-commerce marketplace in India to enter The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative.

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