Global Methane Pledge: 150 nations now part of drive to slash emissions by 2030

Business Green

Just 50 nations worldwide now outside initiative that aims to cut methane emissions 30 per cent by 2030. Together we challenge every country to return to COP28 next year with a national methane action plan, methane in their NDC and reduction plans that are underway.".

'Methane matters': New action plan offers quick and cost-effective routes to cutting global emissions

Business Green

Coalition of campaign groups present wide-ranging plan to help countries meet and exceed the cuts the promised to make through the Global Methane Pledge. Composting alone could reduce solid waste methane emissions by 78 per cent by 2030, the report states.

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UN: Slashing methane emissions 'one of the best ways' to curb global temperature rise

Business Green

Methane emissions reduction could significantly reduce rates of global warming at a relatively low cost, major research warns. As such, the report emphasises that methane mitigation is "one of the best ways of limiting warming in this and subsequent decades".

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

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

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). 6- Try to use renewable energies.

Carbon Dioxide Equivalent – Applications for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Green Business Bureau

While carbon dioxide (CO2) tends to be the most commonly discussed and recognized GHG, there are numerous other greenhouse gasses including methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, and hydrofluorocarbons. Methane (CH4). Methane is also generated through wastewater treatment. .

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How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

These affect natural habitats, produces acid rain and destroys the ozone layer because of global warming. Reusing items can also save energy as there will be less processing needed to turn products into other usable materials.

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Carbon offsets alone won’t make flying climate-friendly

Grist

It’s packed with energy; per unit of weight, at least 60 times as much as the lithium-ion batteries used to propel electric cars. In the presence of the sun’s rays, nitrogen molecules set of a chain of reactions that produce ozone and destroy free-floating atmospheric methane.

Fenceline Community Groups in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Celebrate Mounting Victories

DeSmogBlog

Every stage of natural gas production and distribution releases methane pollution, a powerful greenhouse gas. Because of those methane leaks, consuming more natural gas spurs ever-faster and more dramatic climate changes. Energy

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Global Briefing: UN summit sees $400bn pledged towards clean energy

Business Green

All the top green business news from around the world this week, including fresh WHO air pollution guidelines and global coal, methane and HFC commitments. UN energy summit sees $400bn new backing committed to clean energy.

How To Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Green Business Bureau

You’ll understand what products and processes emit g reenhouse gases (GHGs), including the carbon-containing gases carbon dioxide and methane. So back to our methane example, 1 tonne of CH 4 emitted over 100 years is equivalent to 21 tonnes of CO 2 emitted over 100 years.

How To Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Green Business Bureau

You’ll understand what products and processes emit g reenhouse gases (GHGs), including the carbon-containing gases carbon dioxide and methane. So back to our methane example, 1 tonne of CH 4 emitted over 100 years is equivalent to 21 tonnes of CO 2 emitted over 100 years.

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As Alarm Over Plastic Grows, Saudis Ramp Up Production in the US

DeSmogBlog

or SABIC, a chemical manufacturing giant tied to one of the world’s richest royal families, and Exxon Mobil, America’s biggest energy company. On clear nights, he says, he can see the flares burning, releasing a gas cocktail of carbon monoxide and methane. Energy

Pop goes the diesel?

Envirotec Magazine

And while it took over 40 years to bring solar and wind power to cost parity with legacy energy sources, those banking on hydrogen (everyone, it seems) are hoping to squeeze that development work into a much shorter timeframe.

Global Briefing: EU confirms 2035 ban for new petrol and diesel cars

Business Green

Australia vows to cut methane emissions, the US ratifies the Kigali Agreement, and all the other green business news from around the world this week. Australia signs up to global pledge to cut methane emissions by 30 per cent.

A valve to help curb seaborne cargo VOC emissions

Envirotec Magazine

Several light hydrocarbons, such as methane, ethane and propane, are VOCs. Especially methane is a potent greenhouse gas, contributing to climate change. Several other VOCs including ethane, propane, butane, pentane, and hexane react with NOx to form ground level ozone which has harmful effects on human health and on plants.

Secrets of a long partnership in gas detection (Sponsored content)

Envirotec Magazine

This equipment includes output relays which can minimise energy costs by controlling the operation of ventilation systems. The YESAIR range of portable indoor air quality instruments from Alphasense. Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc.

Hydrogen fuel cells good or bad for the environment?

AGreenLiving

It’s a huge undertaking involving many partners, including the Hydrogen Accelerator at the University of Saint Andrews and engineering firm Arcola Energy. “With Scotland’s focus on achieving net zero emissions by 2035 and rail playing a leading role in this, hydrogen offers a safe, reliable and zero carbon alternative to other forms of rail propulsion,” Clare Lavelle, Scotland Energy business lead at project partner Arup said in a statement.

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What Is Carbon Accounting?

Green Business Bureau

Our planet receives energy from the sun, which is partially absorbed by Earth’s surface. The remainder of that energy is then reflected into space. . Later, the absorbed energy is re-emitted into the atmosphere as infrared radiation (IR). CARBON ACCOUNTING.

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Where the Presidential Nominees Stand on Environmental Issues

Sustainability Consulting

Former Vice-President Biden has called climate change the existential threat to humanity and endorses a $5 trillion Green New Deal, that supports clean energy, emission reduction, environmental R&D, and green jobs.

Climate Change: Where Are We Now?

Unsustainable

While CO 2 may be the greatest contributor to climate change, other gases such as methane and nitrous oxide are also responsible for creating the greenhouse effect, therefore, solutions must also focus on the reduction of these gases. The IPCC was an outgrowth of a 1987 Canadian conference which produced the Montreal Protocol , an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion.