fossil fuel use Articles

  • Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels

    Used for centuries, fossil fuels have played a vital role in every individual’s life. It has been used for domestic and industrial purposes all across the world. Alike any other thing, it also has some advantages and disadvantages. Fossil fuels are the derivative of plant and animal fossils. As the name suggests, these are made from organic remains or decay of plants and animals. These ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Uncertainty, carbon dioxide concentrations and fossil fuel use

    This paper evaluates the atmospheric CO2 impact of recent energy scenarios. The impact of the expected four-fold increase in energy use is compared with that reflecting a reduced fossil fuel-burning scenario. Measurement of the alternative impact is needed using an econometric modelling approach to the traditional atmospheric equilibrium model. Prescriptions are given regarding the benefits of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?

    Not without a carbon tax, suggests a study by an MIT economist. In recent years, proponents of clean energy have taken heart in the falling prices of solar and wind power, hoping they will drive an energy revolution. But a new study co-authored by an MIT professor suggests otherwise: Technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead us to continue using all ...

  • Biomass Bio Fuel Advantages over Fossil Fuels

    The human race has undergone a lot of changes through the millennia. Most of the advances in technologies have done in just the last couple of hundred years. The discovery of oil, gas and petroleum as energy sources changed ...


  • Fossil Fuel Use Pushes Carbon Dioxide Emissions into Dangerous Territory

    Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences of higher temperatures, such as melting ice and rising seas. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have grown exponentially. Despite wide agreement by governments on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Briquettes - A Perfect Replacement of Fossil Fuel for Manufacturing Facilities

    Large scale manufacturing units highly depend on fossil fuel, which not just pollutes environment, but also increases their overall cost. Briquettes make a perfect substitute of fossil fuel. Industrial briquetting press can produce high quantity of briquettes to meet with huge demand. Find out other benefits of briquettes for manufacturing units. Effective waste management as well as environment ...

  • Denmark could become fossil fuel-free by 2050

    Danish climate commission claims that tax hikes and price rises on fossil fuel will turn renewables into an affordable choice. According to the Danish climate commission, Denmark could become fossil fuel-free by 2050, at a net cost of just US$2.95 billion. The report that sets the fossil fuel free goal makes the case for investing an amount equivalent to 0.5% of the country’s annual GDP in ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking at the pieces ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Synergistic energy conversion processes using nuclear energy and fossil fuels

    This paper reviews the methods of producing energy carriers, such as electricity, hydrocarbons and hydrogen, by utilising both nuclear energy and fossil fuels synergistically. There are many possibilities for new, innovative, synergistic processes, which combine chemical and nuclear systems for efficient, clean and economical production of energy carriers. Besides the individual processes by each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fossil-Fuel Divestment: Where Should the Money Flow?

    In January 2014, a group of 17 foundations preceded the Fund, committing to divest $1.7 billion, which has grown to over 100 foundations and over $5 billion in pledges over the past 18 months. In early June 2015, the Norwegian government committed to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Stop investments in fossil energy

    On November 17 2009, Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group, apologized for the firm's role in some of the activities leading to the financial crisis. 'We participated in things that were clearly wrong and have reason to regret', Blankfein said at a conference in New York, 'We apologize'. The financial crisis is maybe bad, but an environmental crisis is much ...


  • WBA Fossil Exit Strategy

    After COP 21 (Paris): Fossil Exit Strategy 2030 One year after the conference in Paris, the world is moving away from the targets of COP21. The most embarrassing fact is the ongoing increase of the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. This concentration reached 400ppm in 2014 for the first time in the human history. A value of 420 ppm is usually regarded ...

  • Dispersion modelling of toxic air pollutants from fossil fuel combustion facilities

    The emissions of toxic air pollutants from three power plants and one oil refinery were measured for a period of six months and dispersion of pollutants were calculated by using Air Dispersion Modelling Software (ADMS–4). The plume concentration of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, sulphur dioxide and particulate matter were calculated over long distances to estimate the incremental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency indicators for public electricity production from fossil fuels

    Electricity production is responsible for 32% of total global fossil fuel use, accounting for 132 EJ, and 41%, or 10.9 Gt of energy-related CO2 emissions. Improving the efficiency of electricity production therefore offers economic benefits and a significant opportunity for reducing dependence on fossil fuels, which helps to combat climate change and improve energy security. A set of indicators ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Environmental Profile of the Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation Industry

    Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Causal relationship between fossil fuel consumption and economic growth in the world

    Fossil fuels are major sources of energy, and have several advantages over other primary energy sources. Without extensive dependence on fossil fuels, it is questionable whether our economic prosperity can continue. This paper analyses cointegration and causality between fossil fuel consumption and economic growth in the world over the period 1971 to 2008. The estimation results indicate that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Draft New Zealand emissions regulations for liquid fossil fuels

    These regulations are the Climate Change (Liquid Fossil Fuels) Regulations 2008 [Draft for Consultation]. They come into force on 1 January 2009. In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires: Act means the Climate Change Response Act 2002biofuel has the same meaning as in section 1B of the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Act 1989blend, in relation to a fuel specified in ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

    To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of petroleum and natural gas extraction, distribution ...


    By ASTM International

  • A structural decomposition analysis of air pollution from fossil fuel combustion in India

    During the last decade, there has been worldwide concern with global climate change, which has been induced by greenhouse gases (GHGs) due to the use of fossil fuels. The CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion have been identified as the single most significant source of GHG emissions into the atmosphere. Realising the need to control and regulate emissions of pollutants, the objective ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Combating global warming via non-fossil fuel energy options

    Non-fossil fuel energy options can help reduce or eliminate the emissions of greenhouse gases and are needed to combat climate change. Three distinct ways in which non-fossil fuel options can be used in society are examined here: the capture/production of non-fossil fuel energy sources, their conversion into appropriate energy carriers and increased efficiency throughout the life cycle. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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