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  • CO2 emissions booming, shifting east, researchers report

    Despite widespread concern about climate change, annual carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and manufacturing cement have grown 38 percent since 1992, from 6.1 billion tons of carbon to 8.5 billion tons in 2007. At the same time, the source of emissions has shifted dramatically as energy use has been growing slowly in many developed countries but more quickly in some developing ...

  • Green buildings will cut North American CO2 emissions

    Promoting the green design, construction, renovation and operation of buildings could cut North American greenhouse gas emissions that are fuelling climate change more deeply, quickly and cheaply than any other available measure, according to a new report released by the trinational Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) at GLOBE 2008. North America’s buildings cause the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Stalled economy or not, record year for CO2 emissions

    Each person on the planet produced 1.3 tons of carbon last year—an all-time high--despite a global recession that slowed the growth of fossil fuel emissions for the first time this decade, according to a report published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. Emissions grew 2 percent last year, to total 8.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide. The report was compiled by scientists affiliated with ...

  • Joule Awarded Patents for High-Volume Ethanol Production from Sunlight and CO2

    Joule Unlimited Technologies today announced the issuance of its first two U.S. patents covering its fundamental method for producing ethanol at volumes and efficiencies far surpassing biomass-dependent processes. The patents relate to methods for increasing the ethanol production capability of a photosynthetic microorganism. Unlike competing technologies that utilize ...


    By Joule Unlimited, Inc.

  • Green buildings key to cuts in North American CO2 emissions - study

    Promoting the green design, construction, renovation and operation of buildings could cut North American greenhouse gas emissions that are fuelling climate change more deeply, quickly and cheaply than any other available measure, according to a new report issued by the trinational Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) - covering the US, Canada and Mexico. North America’s buildings cause ...

  • Effective EU waste management can contribute to 2020 CO2 reduction target

    A new report by Prognos states that by introducing an ambitious waste policy in EU the waste sector is able to contribute with 16-27% of the total 20% emission reduction target, to be meet by the EU countries under the Kyoto agreement. Mrs. Birnstegel from Prognos stated at the Press Conference 27 May 2008, that politically there is a need to focus on, diverting biodegradable waste from ...

  • Fossil fuel CO2 emissions up by 29 per cent since 2000, new testing confirms

    The strongest evidence yet that the rise in atmospheric CO2 emissions continues to outstrip the ability of the world’s natural ‘sinks’ to absorb carbon is published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. An international team of researchers under the umbrella of the Global Carbon Project reports that over the last 50 years the average fraction of global CO2 emissions that remained in the ...

  • Unique Industrial Emissions Analyzer Simultaneously Measures CO, CO2, H2O and O2 in Real Time

    A new instrument from Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, is the first to enable comprehensive monitoring of industrial combustion processes for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compliance and other purposes. Specifically, the Industrial Emissions Analyzer (CO, CO2, H2O, O2) can precisely and simultaneously measure all key combustion products (carbon monoxide, ...

  • Reduce Global Warming and Save Taxpayers Billions - Asphalt Systems, Inc. says you can do both

    Imagine eliminating the total annual carbon dioxide emissions of Japan, or the combined emissions of the United Kingdom and Canada. A Salt Lake City, Utah company, Asphalt Systems, Inc. now has the data to prove that it can be done, and rather than costing money, it would actually ...


    By PRWeb

  • Investment boosts air quality instrument rental fleet

    In line with its strategy of continual investment in the latest instrumentation, Ashtead Technology has added TSI’s leading portable air quality monitors to its rental fleet. The new models include the lightweight, portable Q-TRAK indoor air quality monitor which is available with a probe for simultaneous measurements of CO2, CO, temperature and humidity or an alternative probe for air ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Big potential of cutting greenhouse gases from waste

    There is a big potential to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) from municipal solid waste management, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Waste opportunities – Past and future climate benefits from better municipal waste management in Europe', covers the EU-27 (excluding Cyprus), Norway and Switzerland. It estimates that these countries could make GHG ...

  • Questions and Answers on the proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide

    1) What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon capture and storage is a suite of technological processes which involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gases discarded by industry and transporting and injecting it into geological formations. The major application for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to reduce CO2 emissions from power generation from fossil fuels, principally ...

  • EU reaches 100 GW wind power milestone

    100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants.  It took the European wind energy sector some twenty years to get the first 10 GW grid connected. It only needed 13 years to add an additional 90 GW. Half of the total European wind power capacity has been installed ...


    By WindEurope

  • Report: National Guidance on Wind Power Planning Needed

    WASHINGTON (ENS) - The use of wind power is increasing rapidly in the United States, but government guidance to help communities and developers evaluate and plan proposed wind energy projects is lacking, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. The nation's wind energy capacity more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2006. The report concludes ...

  • UN Environment head welcomes signal to combat climate change by worlds two key economies

    A decision by China and the United States to cooperate on phasing down a group of synthetic chemicals in order to combat climate change was today welcomed by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Mr Steiner said the announcement, made by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their retreat in California this ...

  • UN Environment head welcomes signal to combat climate change by world`s two largest economies

    A decision by China and the United States to cooperate on phasing down a group of synthetic chemicals in order to combat climate change was today welcomed by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Mr Steiner said the announcement, made by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their retreat in California this ...

  • Largest solar project in Greece built on Austrian technology

    The Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece is among the sunniest regions in Europe, but when it comes to the use of solar energy, the Southeast European peninsula relies on technology developed in the Tyrolean Alps. The Austrian solar expert TiSUN and the local partner ANDRIANOS are currently implementing the largest solar project in Greece. From the beginning of July 2013, the solar systems "made in ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Largest public solar project in Greece built on Austrian technology

    The Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece is among the sunniest regions in Europe, but when it comes to the use of solar energy, the Southeast European peninsula relies on technology developed in the Tyrolean Alps. The Austrian solar expert TiSUN and the local partner ANDRIANOS are currently implementing the largest public solar project in Greece. From the beginning of July 2013, the solar systems ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • China: Olympic-sized growth in carbon emissions

    In 2007, carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion worldwide reached an estimated 8.2 billion tons, which was 2.8 percent more than in 2006-and 22 percent above the total in 2000.1 The United States and Europe accounted for roughly 4 and 3 percent, respectively, of the growth during this decade.2 India contributed 8 percent, and China, a staggering 57 percent.3 Despite the rapid increase, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Gulf oil spill demonstrates that knowledge is the solution to the U.S. and world economic problems

    If the U.S. and the world utilized knowledge more efficiently the prosperity of both would increase proportionately. The Gulf Oil Spill would not have occurred with better knowledge of safety measures. The cleanup would be more effective with better knowledge. This is easier said than done. This knowledge exists in niches which are difficult to find and utilize. McIlvaine demonstrated how this ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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