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How quickly do CO2 emissions start to cause harm?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 3, 2014)

It’s well known that carbon dioxide emissions cause the Earth to warm, but no previous study has focused on examining how long it takes to reach maximum warming following a particular CO2 emission. It is a widely held misconception that the main effects of a CO2 emission will not be felt for several decades. Some studies have estimated a 40 ...

Energy support measures and their impact on innovation in the renewable energy sector in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Governments support energy production and consumption in order to meet social, economic and environmental objectives, and they have been doing so for decades. In times of economic crisis, public budgets and household incomes come under pressure. At the same time, countries need to kick‑start their economies by creating new employment ...

Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

by Wetlands International  (Nov. 28, 2014)

Introduction Peatlands (~organic soils) worldwide store twice as much carbon as all forest biomass, although they cover only a tenth of the land. The drainage of peatlands, for forestry and agriculture, leads to the oxidation of this carbon and increases their vulnerability to peat fires, leading to huge emissions of greenhouse gases. Hotspots ...

Questions and Answers on the UN climate change conference in Lima

by Europa Press Room  (Nov. 28, 2014)

1. Why another climate change conference? Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC[1]) and the Kyoto Protocol[2] meet once a year at high level to discuss how to advance international action to combat climate change. Peru is hosting this year's conference from 1 to 12 December in Lima. It will be the UNFCCC's 20th ...

Determinants of corporate carbon reduction targets

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 25, 2014)

This paper examines attributes affecting a corporation’s choice of an intensity-only (carbon emissions relative to sales, production, etc.) versus an absolute carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions goal. We investigate alternative hypotheses for this choice including: 1) a high growth hypothesis whereby high growth companies select an intensity goal, ...

Carbon dioxide gas case study

by Ametek Process Instruments - THERMOX  (Nov. 24, 2014)

Application Moisture] is measured in carbon dioxide gas pipelines and processing plants. Problem The presence of moisture in carbon dioxide gas promotes corrosion. Perhaps more significant is the fact that moisture will readily form ice when pressure is reduced. The ice can readily freeze up pressure regulators, valves, and orifice plates causing ...

Removal of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater through adsorption on modified activated carbon

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The adsorption of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater on a chemically modified activated carbon (MAC) was investigated. The modification technique (nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide and thermal modification) enhanced the removal capacity of carbon and therefore decreases cost-effective removal of sulfide from refinery wastewater. ...

With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

by Ensia  (Oct. 9, 2014)

Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the ...

Emissions Reduction with Diesel Blending

by GlobeCore Blending  (May 8, 2014)

Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel ...

Combined effect of constant high voltage electrostatic field and variable frequency pulsed electromagnetic field on the morphology of calcium carbonate scale in circulating cooling water systems

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 29, 2014)

Research on scale inhibition is of importance to improve the heat transfer efficiency of heat exchangers. The combined effect of high voltage electrostatic and variable frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields on calcium carbonate precipitation was investigated, both theoretically and experimentally. Using energy dispersive spectrum analysis, the ...

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