Tag Archive for 'carbon dioxide emissions'

OECD report finds carbon taxes and emission trading least costly option to reduce CO2 emissions

November 9th, 2013 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

According to a new OECD study, carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change. Effective Carbon Prices shows that taxes and trading systems are preferable to other policies, such as feed-in tariffs, subsidies and other […]

Increased C02 emissions could lead to more clear air turbulence during transatlantic flights

April 8th, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

Climate change may lead to bumpier transatlantic flights by the middle of the 21st century, suggests work published in the letter “Intensification of winter transatlantic aviation turbulence in response to climate change‘ in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study reports that clear-air turbulence is likely to change significantly with the doubling of carbon dioxide […]

Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion set record in 2011

November 23rd, 2012 by International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion reached a record level in 2011. At 34 billion metric tons (2010: about 33.2 billion metric tons), more carbon dioxide from fossil energy carriers was emitted into the atmosphere than ever before, according to International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR), a German renewable energy institute in […]

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 […]

Pre-industrial land use changes still raising atmospheric temperature

July 12th, 2012 by Institute of Physics

A climate model accounting for the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into our atmosphere before the industrial revolution has been used to show the detrimental effect of carbon emissions on global temperature in the long-term. In a study ‘Attribution of atmospheric CO2 and temperature increases to regions: importance of preindustrial land use change‘ published on 4 […]

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 […]

Broadest worldwide study to date shows complexity and variability of ocean acidification

January 29th, 2012 by UC Santa Barbara

Might a penguin’s next meal be affected by your car exhaust? The answer may be yes, when you add your exhaust fumes to the total amount of carbon dioxide lofted into the atmosphere by humans since the start of the industrial revolution. One-third of that carbon dioxide is absorbed by the world’s oceans, making them […]

Niederrhein Airport meets 2050 C02 emission target with installation of 60,000 photovoltaic panels

January 8th, 2012 by Richard Lord

If you want to see today a vision of the future of energy supply go to Germany and be awed by the massive deployment of photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. Guernsey has its Airport 2040 vision. Weeze or Niederrhein Airport near the town of Weeze in North Rhine-Westphalia, next to the German-Dutch border, has already done […]