UCL-led study finds climate impact caused by growing space industry needs urgent mitigation

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The rapidly growing space industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study led by UCL and published in the journal Earth’s Future as an open-access paper.

Tenneco exploring synthetic fuels for climate-neutral mobility; NAMOSYN project

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Tenneco’s Powertrain business group is partnering with key academic and industry experts to examine the technical possibilities and commercial feasibility of synthetic fuels in the NAMOSYN project. The next process step converts the syn gas to synthetic fuels.

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ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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These low sulfur oxide (SO x ) and NO x emissions make LNG an attractive fuel for ships that operate in Emission Control Areas (ECAs), where ships must comply with more stringent air quality standards. Life-cycle GHG emissions by engine and fuel type, 20-year GWP, higher methane scenario.

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Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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of the human-made climate impact; two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO 2 , according to a new study by researchers in Europe and the US. Schematic overview of the processes by which aviation emissions and increased cirrus cloudiness affect the climate system.

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Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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My friend and mentor, Bill McKibben has an Op Ed about this Friday’s Student Climate Strikes in today’s on-line edition of the LA Times that will be news to LAT readers but not to Creative Greenius devotees. Bill explains why students around the world will be refusing to go to school this Friday and instead following the lead of Greta Thunberg from Sweden who started the #FridaysForFuture Climate Strike movement all by herself just last fall.

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Bosch on importance of renewable synthetic fuels to reach climate goals; e-fuels

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One path to achieving this is with renewable synthetic fuels (e-fuels). Bosch outlines seven reasons why renewable synthetic fuels should be part of tomorrow’s mobility mix: Time. Renewable synthetic fuels have long since left the basic research phase. Technically speaking, it is already possible to manufacture synthetic fuels. Incentives could come from fuel quotas, offsetting CO? Climate neutrality.

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MEYER NEPTUN Engineering to cooperate with Leibniz Institute on power-to-liquid climate-neutral fuels

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MEYER NEPTUN Engineering, a new startup within the Meyer Group focused on green innovations in the maritime industry, plans to work with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock) on the establishment and operation of a development platform for power-to-liquid fuels from renewable energy and CO 2. Power-to-Liquid (PtL) is based on the conversion of renewable energy into liquid fuels and chemicals such as methanol using CO 2 that is already in the atmosphere.

Study finds scrubbers have lower climate impact than low-sulfur fuel

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A recent report from CE Delft, an independent research and consultancy organization, regarding the climate impact of Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) systems for the marine industry. The report concludes that the environmental impact of EGCs will be less than that of low-sulfur marine fuel.

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IRENA report says tripling renewables investment required to reach 2050 climate goal

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Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at US$351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Climate Change Emissions Market Background Power Generation

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Microsoft climate fund invests $50M in LanzaJet alcohol-to-jet SAF plant

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LanzaJet, a sustainable fuels technology company and renewable fuels producer, has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia ( earlier post ), through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund.

Great Reporting @LATimes But Your Headline Writer Spun The Story In Favor Of Fossil Fuel Companies & More Climate Destruction. That’s All Most People Will Read #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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

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The greater competitiveness of alternative fuels and the weaker economy in that scenario contribute to lower oil use overall. Both government climate policies and technology innovation would need to move well beyond what was contemplated in this study’s scenarios.

@LATimes Buries Climate News In Saturday Edition Even Publisher @DrPatSoonShiong Doesn’t Read #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@Nick_Goldberg You’re A Decade Behind On Climate Solutions & You’re Not Smelling What The Climate Is Cooking #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Even With Fossil Flaws, California is USA’s Last Desperate Climate Action Hope #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Wayback Machine Trip To 2008 Reveals Greenius Prognostications On Harsh Climate Reality?

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White House forms Climate Innovation Working Group; on the way to ARPA-C

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President Biden has created a new Climate Innovation Working Group as part of the National Climate Task Force to advance his commitment to launching an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C). The working group will be co-chaired by the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy, Office of Science of Technology and Policy, and Office of Management and Budget. ARPA-C ARPA-E Climate Change Market Background Policy Research

Rolls-Royce releasing mtu rail engines for sustainable fuels

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Rolls-Royce is releasing mtu rail engines for use with sustainable fuels. With synthetic diesel fuels of the EN15940 standard, CO 2 emissions can be reduced by up to 100% compared to fossil diesel. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Engines Fuels Market Background Rail

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@LATimes Publishes Tiny Little Article On Big Climate News #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Study finds climate impact of hydropower varies widely

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Although hydropower is broadly considered to be much more environmentally friendly than electricity generated from fossil fuels (e.g., earlier post ), a new study by a team at Environmental Defense Fund finds that the climate impact of hydropower facilities varies widely throughout the world and over time, with some facilities emitting more greenhouse gases than those burning fossil fuels. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Power Generation Water

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@LATimes How Bad Does The Climate Crisis Have To Get Before @DrPatSoonShiong Hires A Climate Change Editor?

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems road map for climate-neutrality; 35% cut by 2030 from 2019; key role of mtu engines

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems has outlined its road map for climate neutrality: Net Zero@Power Systems. Usage of combustion engines with sustainable, i.e. non-fossil, fuels (synthetic fuels or e-fuels often subsumed under “Power to X” (PtX) fuels such as eDiesel, eHydrogen, etc.,

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@LATimes Gives Climate Crisis Handjob With No Happy Ending #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@DrPatSoonShiong – When Are YOU and @LATimes Going To Wake Up & Smell The Climate Emergency Burning? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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No SurpriseThat Clueless @LATimes Is As “Shocked” As Everyone Else In Charge Of Responding To Homeless Crisis. Their Reporters Sure As S**t Don’t See The Certain Flood Of Climate Refugees Headed Here Over The Next Decade #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Hey @LATimes, You Really Think The Climate Crisis Is Going To Let These Fossil Fuel Dependent Companies Keep Growing? I Don’t #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Rolls-Royce commissions test bench for mtu hydrogen engines for climate-neutral power supply

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Over the past year and a half, the company has invested around €10 million at Rolls-Royce Solutions in Augsburg in test bench modernization, hydrogen infrastructure and other measures as part of its ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’ climate protection program. The mtu gas engine portfolio is being prepared for hydrogen as a fuel, thus enabling a climate-neutral energy supply. Rolls-Royce has commissioned its first in-house test bench for mtu hydrogen engines at its Augsburg site.

When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

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Just four months ago, in October, the UN’s IPCC Climate Report gave us, at best, 12 years to take bold and drastic action in cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if we want to limit the level of already baked-in climate catastrophe. If we continue our head-in-the-sand, business as usual path, we are headed straight for runaway, uncontrollable destruction of our livable climate. In 2019 alone more easy-to-connect climate crisis dots have made worldwide news: .

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@LaTimes Greenwashes Climate Crisis & Threat To Readers By Claiming Surrender Is “War On Climate” As Los Angelenos Choke On Nation’s Worst Air Pollution #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Asks The Wrong Questions For 2019 Ignores Climate Crisis & Blows The Story Again With Questionable Reporting #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Deutsche Post DHL Group to invest €7B in climate-neutral logistics until 2030; alternative aviation fuels, e-vehicle fleet and climate-neutral buildings

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The funds will flow in particular into alternative aviation fuels, the expansion of the zero-emission e-vehicle fleet and climate-neutral buildings. That is why Deutsche Post DHL Group is pushing for the development and use of fuels produced from renewable energies: By 2030, at least 30% of fuel requirements in aviation and line haul are to be covered by sustainable fuels. Aviation Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Fuels Market Background Sustainability

Climate Crisis Accelerates As @JerryBrownGov Ignores Supposed “Last Chance” Now It’s #GavinNewsomeTime #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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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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Apparently You Purchased @LATimes To Block Climate Crisis News, Right @DrPatSoonShiong? #MissionAccomplished #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Thanks For Putting The Climate Crisis On The Front Page @LATimes But Your Editors Are Still Soft Pedaling The News. Happy To Monkeywrench Their Wimpy Work #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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El Segundo’s @LATimes Looking Through Wrong End Of Telescope To Find This Answer To Why Their Readers Don’t Make #ClimateCrisis A Higher Priority Topic. Is The Paper With No Dedicated Climate Reporters/Editors Really This Clueless? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Why Does Your Climate Crisis Coverage Suck So Badly? Why Won’t @DrPatSoonShiong Hire A Climate Editor? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Treats Saudi Terrorists Like Successful Business, But Homeland Security Calls For Climate Action #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Snooze-Worthy Story About Studio Opportunavores Cashing In Ignores Climate Reality Again #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Ain’t Winning No Pulitzers For Their Failed Climate Crisis Coverage. I Can Smell El Segundo Burning Today #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Synhelion starts construction of DAWN demo plant to produce solar fuels

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ETH Zurich spin-off Synhelion has started the construction of DAWN—its own industrial plant to produce synthetic fuels using solar heat. Synhelion’s industrial demonstration plant will produce several thousand liters of fuel per year.

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George Skelton @LATimes Has His Head Up His Ass On Climate – What Else Is New? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Put This Climate Reality On Your Front Page & Get #WOKE #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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