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IPCC report calls for substantial emission reductions

Shares of low or zero carbon energies including those from wind energy, solar power, hydro and biomass should be increased, and fossil power generation without carbon dioxide capture and storage technology be phased out by the end of this century. Substantial reductions of greenhouse gas are needed in order to limit global temperature increase to … Continue reading IPCC report calls for substantial emission reductions

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UN panel: We can still slow global warming

But how do we actually stop global warming — or at least slow it down? That’s the subject of a big new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The topic this time is “mitigation” — how humanity could stop producing so many of the greenhouse gases. The upshot: Global greenhouse-gas emissions from … Continue reading UN panel: We can still slow global warming

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EU Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups

The European Commission proposes a greenhouse gas target of 40% and a renewables target of 27% by 2030 in its Communication published today. This is despite its own figures which show that setting a 30% renewables target would create over 560,000 more jobs in Europe and boost economic growth while saving billions on imported fossil … Continue reading EU Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups

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EWEA – European Wind Energy Association : EU to miss its climate objectives without 2030 climate and renewable energy targets

The European Commission’s latest reference scenario, based on current trends and adopted policies, shows that EU GHG emissions would fall by 24% in 2020, but by just 44% in 2050 (compared to 1990 levels), with energy import dependency increasing during the period to almost 57%. “With the EU’s power sector expected to be still pumping … Continue reading EWEA – European Wind Energy Association : EU to miss its climate objectives without 2030 climate and renewable energy targets

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Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement production reached 9.7 gigatons of carbon (GtC) in 2012 and may reach 9.9 GtC in 2013. Coal remains a major driver of CO2 emissions, accounting for 54 percent of the emissions increase in 2012. Fossil fuel combustion, together with deforestation and land use change, has pushed the … Continue reading Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Wind energy proving itself a critical solution to achieve large, long-lasting reductions in carbon pollution

Today, EPA released data showing that power plant carbon dioxide emissions declined 10% between 2010-2012. During this period, U.S. wind energy production increased 48%. The U.S. wind energy fleet is currently reducing carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 100 million tons per year, or just under 5% of total electric sector emissions in 2012. Interestingly, preliminary Energy … Continue reading Wind energy proving itself a critical solution to achieve large, long-lasting reductions in carbon pollution

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Wind Energy Results

To better understand the state of knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from utility-scale wind power systems, NREL developed and applied a systematic approach to review life cycle assessment literature, identify sources of variability and, where possible, reduce variability in GHG emissions estimates through a meta-analytical process called “harmonization.” Over the last 30 years, several … Continue reading Wind Energy Results

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