The methane impact of organic waste vs fossil fuel emissions

Inhabitant

While the focus is usually on fossil fuel emissions as the main climate change culprit, a new analysis by the nonprofit Energy Vision concludes that reducing emissions from organic waste would more steeply reduce methane. And it would cost less to accomplish

The methane impact of organic waste vs fossil fuel emissions

AGreenLiving

While the focus is usually on fossil fuel emissions as the main climate change culprit, a new analysis by the nonprofit Energy Vision concludes that reducing emissions from organic waste would more steeply reduce methane.

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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

GreenBiz

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. To achieve such rapid cuts in emissions, we need to deploy the fastest possible climate solutions.

'Inexcusable': IEA calls for global action to plug methane leakage in fossil fuel sector

Business Green

Tackling methane from oil and gas operations among 'best near-term opportunities’ for combatting climate change, IEA argues. Methane, which is largely released from abandoned coal mines, oil and gas operations, and farming, has a far greater global warming potential than CO2.

Revealed: Two Thirds of Online Posts from Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Greenwashing’

DeSmogBlog

Nearly two thirds of social media posts put out by six major European fossil fuel and energy companies since the end of 2019 present a “green” image of the company, despite the majority of their business activity remaining in fossil fuels, reveals new analysis by Desmog.

As Subsidies Roll in, the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Winning Efforts to Cast Blue Hydrogen as a ‘Clean’ Fuel

DeSmogBlog

Hydrogen, an energy carrier proposed for helping transition the world away from fossil fuels, is well-suited for the oil and gas industry’s public relations machine. And research is revealing that despite claims that blue hydrogen is a “clean fuel,” the climate impacts don’t stack up.

Fossil Fuel Companies Are Promoting ‘Lower Carbon,’ ‘Responsibly Sourced’ Oil and Gas

DeSmogBlog

Both EQT and Chesapeake will seek certification from outside providers, including a business called Project Canary, which touts its ability to collect data on methane emissions and pollutants from oil and gas wells and offers a certification it calls TrustWell.

COP26 Climate Summit: From fossil fuels to forests - 10 things we learned in Glasgow

Business Green

BusinessGreen brings you an overview of the key business takeaways from the Glasgow Climate Summit. After two weeks of intense negotiations and an avalanche of sectoral side deals, the COP26 Climate Summit was finally brought to a close by an emotional Alok Sharma late on Saturday night.

New Mexico Stuck With $8 billion in Cleanup for Oil Wells, Highlighting Dangers From Fossil Fuel Dependence

DeSmogBlog

Inadequate bonding requirements means there is a serious gap in available funding to properly clean up after the fossil fuel industry. This record production is fueling New Mexico’s economic recovery and providing $2.8

The other greenhouse gas: UN report sets the record straight on methane

Grist

Most of the time carbon dioxide gets all the attention as the most villainous of greenhouse gasses, and the industries that pollute the atmosphere with methane would like to keep it that way. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment.

Meet the startup producing oil to fight climate change

Grist

The friends, all engineers by training, had designed a machine that could turn agricultural waste, like almond shells, into renewable hydrogen fuel. They’d even found a partner, the owner of a fueling station for hydrogen-powered cars, who wanted them to build a pilot plant at his facility.

The Fracking Industry's Methane Problem Is a Climate Problem

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 9 mins While carbon dioxide — deservedly — gets a bad rap when it comes to climate change, about 40 percent of global warming actually can be attributed to the powerful greenhouse gas methane, according to the 2013 IPCC report.

Another election, another clear climate mandate

Clean Energy Canada

From affordability to healthcare, Canadians recognize that the climate crisis is a fault line that runs underneath it all—and that climate action is the foundation upon which we build a better, safer society and a cleaner, more competitive economy. “We

COP26: Nearly 100 countries pledge to slash methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Business Green

Initiative marks a significant step up in global action on the potent greenhouse gas and could lead to a major crackdown on sources of methane globally. in reach is to reduce our methane emissions as quickly as possible," he said. "It

Global Coal Use is Falling But Not Fast Enough to Tackle Climate Change

DeSmogBlog

Global coal power use, however, must drop by 14 percent per year to achieve the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C coal power has been replaced with gas power (methane/natural gas).

Do the UK's hydrogen ambitions risk being 'captured' by fossil fuel companies?

Business Green

Fossil fuel firms are increasingly eyeing up plans for blue hydrogen production, but think tank E3G fears the nascent sector risks locking in a new generation of high carbon infrastructure and jobs.

The trust cost of climate change inaction

Renewable Energy World

You’ve likely seen the news: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a report emphasizing humans’ extensive impact on global climate. Dissociation of Ocean Methane Hydrates : Methane is stored on the seafloor in the form of solid methane hydrates.

Using captured CO2 in everyday products could help fight climate change, but will consumers want them?

Business Green

The technology to capture climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions from smokestacks, and even from the air around us, already exists; so too does the technology to use this carbon dioxide to make products like plastics, concrete , carbonated drinks and even fuel for aircraft and automobiles.

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

AGreenLiving

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech Jonathan Foley Mon, 03/01/2021 – 01:30 This article originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, and was written in that capacity. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. To achieve such rapid cuts in emissions, we need to deploy the fastest possible climate solutions.

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Why Communicating Climate Change Continues To Challenge Us

Michael Grossman

Every year, more and more Americans tell pollsters they believe in climate change, yet insufficient action has been taken by business and government to solve the problem. Welcome to the world of the communicating climate change action as seen by Americans of every stripe since Al Gore raised the profile of the issue in his 2000 campaign for the Presidency. Climate Change Doesn’t Matter Until It Impacts Me. It’s the personal, stupid.

Methane Emissions Spiked in 2020. Scientists Fear Feedback Loops

DeSmogBlog

Preliminary data shows that methane emissions jumped in 2020 by the largest amount since systematic record-keeping began decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that global methane concentrations shot up by 14.67

The Glasgow Climate Pact: What does it mean for Canada’s climate policy?

Clean Energy Canada

COP26 ended on Saturday with a new deal to try and limit global temperature rise to 1.5C: the Glasgow Climate Pact. Finance is shifting away from fossil fuels . The post The Glasgow Climate Pact: What does it mean for Canada’s climate policy?

'Historical underestimation': Nitrogen fertiliser 'overlooked' driver of climate change, Soil Association warns

Business Green

Phase out of synthetic fertilisers and wider dietary shift away from intensively farmed meat urgently required to curb climate damaging gas, the Soil Association warns.

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TCI Program Established to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Transportation

Clean Energy Law

While not part of the MOU, the states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina released a statement signaling their desire to work with the states party to the MOU and the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) in general.

Throne speech reiterates strong climate plan, but the focus must now be on action

Clean Energy Canada

Climate change is already threatening our way of life and our sense of security. In the lead up to the recent election, the new federal government put forward a strong climate agenda, some of which was reiterated in today’s speech. “We

Fight or Switch? How the Low-carbon Transition Is Disrupting Fossil Fuel Politics

DeSmogBlog

As the Trump administration works to weaken regulations on fossil fuel production and use , a larger struggle is playing out across multiple industries. Some fossil fuel defenders are embracing a new strategy that I call climate defiance.

An insider’s look at the Glasgow climate summit – talks intensify, amid grandstanding and anger outside

Renewable Energy World

climate summit ended. I’ve been involved in the climate negotiations for several years as a former senior U.N. F) compared to pre-industrial times, an aim of the Paris climate agreement. C trajectory in half for carbon dioxide emissions and by almost 40% for methane.

Is It Possible To Prevent Global Warming?

The Environmental Blog

In the atmosphere, there have been significant increases in the amount of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases that reduce the concentration of ozone (O3) and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O).

Oil Industry Wages Major Lobbying Campaign to Kill Proposed Methane Fee

DeSmogBlog

The oil industry has launched an all-out pressure campaign to kill an attempt by Congressional Democrats to tax methane – an extremely powerful greenhouse gas – for the first time. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which is considering the methane fee as part of the $3.5

Methane Emissions Spiked in 2020. Scientists Fear Feedback Loops

DeSmogBlog

Preliminary data shows that methane emissions jumped in 2020 by the largest amount since systematic record-keeping began decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that global methane concentrations shot up by 14.67

Abandoned Oil Wells Leaking Methane and other Contaminants

Green Market Oracle

Methane may be less visible than oil spills but it is another serious corollary of fossil fuel extraction. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. kilotons of methane in 2018. million tons of methane each year.

World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

Renewable Energy World

The International Energy Agency called for "unmistakable" action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference , warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn't happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals. Follow @EngelsAngle.

What COP26 means for climate technology innovation

Elemental Excelerator

degrees C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change — or continue with the status quo. Elemental’s Policy Lab team unpacked the major national, subnational, and private sector commitments that emerged from COP 26 for climate technology innovation in the United States and beyond.

Congress Grills ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron and the American Petroleum Institute on Their Roles in Spreading Climate Disinformation

DeSmogBlog

Top executives from ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, and the American Petroleum Institute appeared virtually on Thursday to testify before the House of Representatives on climate change. 4: Dedicated to Fossil Fuels. 8: Natural Gas No ‘Climate Solution’.

Colorado Green Lights New Air Quality Law

Rinexii

Colorado was built on a foundation of love for the wilderness, so it’s no surprise that it is one of the first states out there to take a good hard look at the fossil fuel industries place in their state. Regulators for Colorado State just gave the go ahead for a new rule that will mean much stricter standards for the fossil fuel industry. The Air Commision plans to monitor Methane, Benzene, and other pollutants. This may not be the end of law changes.

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Ominous Trend Revealed in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

Green Market Oracle

Greenhouse gas ( GHG ) emissions cause heat to be trapped in the atmosphere which is warming the globe and driving climate change. degrees Fahrenheit as agreed to in the Paris Climate Accord).

Raising Pressure on Biden, Dozens of Indigenous Activists Occupy Bureau of Indian Affairs and Climate Justice Advocates Decry Gulf ‘Sacrifice Zones’

DeSmogBlog

This week, environmental advocates addressed intensifying fossil fuel pollution, climate injustices, and the Biden administration’s failure to take the lead on climate change solutions during the People vs. Fossil Fuels protests in Washington, D.C.

Climate Change: Where Are We Now?

Unsustainable

words by Henry Lewis Introduction As the clock continues ticking toward the collective future of the human species on planet Earth, there are still some among us who are either skeptics or out-right deniers of climate change. Thus, in an effort to help balance some of those skeptics who may be sitting on the proverbial fence at the moment, let’s take a look at relevant data as well as some of the international institutions that are working to address climate change.

New ministers’ climate leadership key to building the economy Canada needs

Clean Energy Canada

The recent federal election made it clear: Canadians want a government that will show real and effective climate leadership. “In In the lead up to the election, the Liberal Party put forward a strong climate plan that places Canada on track to meet its Paris Agreement commitments.

Observers reflect on a disappointing COP26

Envirotec Magazine

The COP26 Youth Climate Protest in Glasgow on 5 November (image credit: PMGphotog / Shutterstock.com). Progress did seem to be forthcoming on cutting methane emissions, with more than 100 countries (although not China) – committing to a 30% reduction by 2030 compared to the 2030 baseline.

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Updated climate commitments ahead of COP26 summit fall far short, but net zero pledges provide hope, says UNEP report

Envirotec Magazine

New and updated climate commitments fall far short of what is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, leaving the world on track for a global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C C, providing hope that further action could still head off the most-catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Scientists who Issued ‘Climate Emergency’ Declaration in 2019 Now say Earth’s Vital Signs are Worsening

DeSmogBlog

From devastating wildfires to rising methane emissions, Earth’s vital signs are continuing to deteriorate, scientists warn. Many of those metrics have worsened since the group originally declared a climate emergency in 2019. Fossil fuel divestment also picked up pace, increasing by $6.5

COP26 a washout? Don’t lose hope – here’s why

Renewable Energy World

Since the last climate conference took place in Madrid in 2019, we’ve seen wildfires in Greece, Australia, Canada, and South America, biblical floods in China, the UK, Germany and America, and record-breaking hurricanes, cyclones, and tornadoes across the globe.