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Peak oil – June 11 Rising energy prices will challenge western way of life – MoD report

Nafeez Ahmed, The Guardian
A little-known Ministry of Defence (MoD) report published earlier this year warns that converging global trends will dramatically affect UK economic prosperity through to 2040.
The report says that depletion of cheap conventional “easy oil”, along with… Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc), Energy Security Strategy p, greenhouse gas emissions, greenwashing, harper, Keystone XLCarbon, lobbying oil industry, Marcel Coutu, Ministry of Defence (MoD) report, oilsands, tar sands

Climate Warnings, Growing Louder country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The news that atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most important global warming gas, have hit 400 parts per millionfor the first time in millions of years increases the pressure on President Obama to deliver on his pledges to limit this country’s greenhouse gas… Climate Warnings, greenhouse gas emissions, Growing Louder country’s

Carbon Bubble a Turning Point for Climate Change Action? fossil fuel resources would be unburnable in any reasonable climate change control scenario

The idea that a large proportion of the world’s proven fossil fuel resources would be unburnable in any reasonable climate change control scenario has fed a growing body of analysis over the last year, all of it suggesting that carbon could become the next housing bubble.
If the outcome… Carbon and De-carbonization, Carbon Bubble, Climate, Climate Change Action, climate change control scenario, Coal, Energy and Economy, energy investment, Environment, Finance, fuel resources, greenhouse gas emissions, Oil, Risk Management

Green Steel — New Steelmaking Process Lowers Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Cuts Costs, & Improves Quality

The production of steel is one of the most energy-intensive of all industrial activities, and also responsible for a good portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The world produces about 1.5 billion tons of steel annually. The enormous, extremely hot cauldrons where this steel is made… Cuts Costs, gas emissions, Green Steel, greenhouse gas emissions, Improves Quality, New Steelmaking Process Lowers, world’s greenhouse

How Is Expanding Oil and Gas Production Consistent with Addressing Climate Change? International Energy Agency (IEA)

Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for each unit of global energy use was essentially unchanged between 1990 and 2010, despite the implementation of global climate agreements and the expenditure of hundreds of billions of… Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, Climate, climate change, climate change policy, domestic oil and gas, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Finance, Global Energy, greenhouse gas emissions, International Energy Agency (IEA), natural gas, Oil, Oil and Gas Production, Renewables, US Environmental Protection Agency, US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Energy Efficiency or Dirty Digital Footprints? Looking at “Green” Websites’ Energy Use the World Wide Web celebrated its 20th anniversary,

Although interest in sustainability is expanding to include a wide range of areas, an analysis of 40 leading “green” websites indicates that digital footprints are often overlooked. At the end of April, the World Wide Web celebrated its 20th anniversary, and while the Internet is often… Carbon and De-carbonization, clean energy, data centers, Efficiency, Electricity, greenhouse gas emissions, Sustainability, Tech

The Newest Hybrid Cars to Reduce Environmental Impact According to National Geographic,

Special feature by Maria Ortega
According to National Geographic, more than half the air pollution in the United States is caused by mobile devices, primarily by automobiles. These greenhouse gases that vehicles emit, such as carbon dioxide, are wreaking havoc on the ozone layer as well as… Carbon and De-carbonization, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Environment, fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, hybrid vehicles, hybrids and electric vehicles, National Geographic, Tech, Transportation, used cars

EPA Slams State Department’s Draft Impact Statement For Keystone XL pipeline, “Insufficient Information.”

On the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, EPA rated the adequacy of the State Department’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as having “Insufficient Information.”
EPA’s Cynthia Giles, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement, has submitted the agency’s public… Carbon and De-carbonization, DEIS, Department’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Energy and Economy, Environment, epa, greenhouse gas emissions, Keystone XL Pipeline, News, Oil, Risk Management, Sustainability

Energy From Trash: How To Curb Carbon Pollution With Junk United States currently generates 390 million tons of trash per year,

The United States currently generates 390 million tons of trash per year, or 7 pounds per person per day. Municipal solid waste, or MSW, commonly known as garbage, gets picked up from homes and businesses on a weekly basis and is usually sent straight to a landfill.
At the landfill, a hole is… Climate, Energy and Economy, fuels, greenhouse gas emissions, methane, Sustainability, Tech, waste to energy

New Data Reveals U.S. Coal Use Rising Again (U.S. EIA) reveals a troubling trend: Coal-fired power generation

By Kristin Meek, via World Resources Institute
New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveals a troubling trend: Coal-fired power generation — and its associated greenhouse gas emissions — were on the rise as 2012 came to an end.
According to the data, which…

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