fossil fuels Articles

  • Outlook palls for fossil fuel investments

    Like most central bank governors, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, chooses his words carefully. So the financial community – and government policy makers − sat up and took notice earlier this month when Carney, addressing a World Bank ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Denmark to become fossil fuel-free by 2050

    Danish climate commission claims that tax hikes and price rises on fossil fuel will turn renewables an affordable ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Support for fossil fuels remains high but the time is ripe for change

    Government support to fossil fuel consumption and production in OECD countries and key emerging economies remains high, at USD 160-200 billion annually, according to a new OECD report. This support is hampering global efforts to curb emissions and combat climate change. The ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?

    The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Carbon Capture and Storage From Fossil Fuels and Biomass – Costs and Potential Role in Stabilizing the Atmosphere

    Abstract The capture and storage of CO2 from combustion of fossil fuels is gaining attraction as a means to deal with climate change. CO2 emissions from biomass conversion processes can also be captured. If that is done, biomass energy with CO2 capture and storage (BECS) would become a technology that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and at the same time deliver CO2-neutral energy carriers ...


    By Springer

  • Diamondoids: occurrence in fossil fuels, applications in petroleum exploration and fouling in petroleum production. A review paper

    In this review paper, we report the molecular structure, origin, natural occurrence and variety of diamondoid hydrocarbons in petroleum fluids and other fossil fuels. In addition, we present the role of diamondoids as geochemical tools for petroleum characterisation, ways diamondoid molecules are used to play an important role in petroleum evaluation, and may be used to assess origin, extend of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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