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Skyscrapers are major emitters of GHG emissions

Skyscrapers are major emitters of GHG emissions

There are many studies that show the potential for existing buildings to reduce GHG emissions and we know what their overall impact on emissions is.  It is good to see an article in The Times by Louisa Clarence-Smith about the impact of some of Britain’s best-known skyscrapers. CO2 challenge that towers over tall buildings Six … Continue reading

New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

According to provisional data published recently by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the EU in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grammes of CO2 per kilometre. For the first time, the average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased. Manufacturers … Continue reading

The transition to electric cars, trucks and ships will be dramatically harder that it sounds

The transition to electric cars, trucks and ships will be dramatically harder that it sounds

David Keith, Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Christopher R. Knittel, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management write on The Conversation website about the difficulties to reduce carbon emissions from cars and trucks. … Continue reading

A number of major tarsands operations in northern Alberta seem to be emitting significantly more carbon pollution than companies have been reporting

A number of major tarsands operations in northern Alberta seem to be emitting significantly more carbon pollution than companies have been reporting

Air samples taken over northern Alberta operations suggest previous figures could be way off. Zach Dubinsky explains in an article on the CBC News website. Will this be a wake -up call to re-think such resource developments?   Oilsands CO2 emissions may be far higher than companies report, scientists say A number of major oilsands … Continue reading