Tag Archive for 'c02 emissions'

Scripps tweets daily atmospheric C02 reading as it nears 400 ppm

April 23rd, 2013 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

For the first time in human history, concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) could rise above 400 parts per million (ppm) for sustained lengths of time throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013. To provide a resource for understanding the implications of rising CO2 levels, Scripps Institution of Oceanography […]

Greenhouse gases rise with GDP but fall more slowly with recession

October 8th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don’t fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle from the boom times, a study showed. The report, ‘Asymmetric effects of economic growth and decline on CO2 emissions’ in the 7 October 2012 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change dents […]

As global energy demand rises huge scale-up in renewable energy required to meet climate target

July 25th, 2012 by Stockholm Environment Institute

A Stockholm Environment Institute report shows that achieving UN energy goals within a 2°C pathway will require a massive scale-up of low-carbon technologies, driven by a shared development agenda and effective policies to guide public- and private-sector investment. The report, Energy for a Shared Development Agenda, combines a global assessment of energy scenarios up to […]

IEA report urges energy efficiency and faster adoption of clean energy

May 1st, 2012 by International Energy Agency

While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report presented to ministers and representatives of nations that together account for four-fifths of global energy demand. The report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress, highlights the rapid progress […]

Upward revision of greenhouse gas emission projections increases prospect of greater temperature rise

May 1st, 2012 by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

The United Nations climate negotiations in Cancún in 2010 and earlier in Copenhagen in 2009, called for urgent action to limit global warming to 2° Celsius. In order to reach this climate goal, 42 industrialised countries submitted quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets for 2020, and 45 developing countries submitted nationally appropriate mitigation actions. All these […]

UK Committee on Climate Change suggests UK’s share of shipping emissions should be included in climate targets

November 4th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says that the UK’s share of international shipping could account for up to 11% of total emissions permitted under the Climate Change Act by 2050 (i.e. 18 Mt CO2 of total 160 Mt CO2). Given that international shipping emissions are likely to be material, and to have implications […]

Promoting the goal of a Zero Carbon Britain by 2030

May 24th, 2011 by Campaign against Climate Change

Campaign against Climate Change has designated 16 July 2011 as a day to promote the goal of a Zero Carbon Britain by 2030.  This event will raise awareness of the need to reduced carbon emissions. The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales has worked on a strategy to reduce carbon emissions as quickly as […]

An introduction to the electric car

May 21st, 2011 by Michael Boxwell

It seems every week electric cars are hitting the headlines. From car makers showing their latest concepts, governments announcing new incentive schemes and announcements of new technology breakthroughs, electric cars appear to be everywhere. Yet when was the last time you saw an electric car on the road? The chances are you may never have […]

Jaguar and Land Rover has committed £800 million to reduce vehicle emissions

November 24th, 2010 by Mike Richardson

With increasing awareness of the contribution of road transport to CO2 emissions, vehicle manufacturers are focusing an unprecedented level of attention on measures for improving vehicle efficiency. These measures include improving aerodynamics; reducing other vehicle level parasitic losses; weight reduction achieved with efficient high technology design methods combined with lightweight materials such as aluminium; and […]

Getting serious about carbon dioxide emissions

November 17th, 2010 by Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth has been leading a campaign to mobilise community support for councils to be more ambitious in leading local action to cut emissions. FOE have been asking councils to commit to cutting CO2 in their areas by at least 40 per cent by 2020; and to back calls for a nationwide system […]