Tagged with GHG emissions

How GHG emissions can be lowered for shipping

How GHG emissions can be lowered for shipping

It seems so logical but a recent study shows the significant impact on reducing GHG emissions inshipping simply by sailing slower. Josh Barrie explains in an article on the i news website. Even the Dutch are now having speeds reduced for vehicles on motorways.   Making ships go 20% slower could cut greenhouse gases and … Continue reading

New research shows that energy efficiency measures can slash US energy use and GHG emissions 50 percent by 2050

New research shows that energy efficiency measures can slash US energy use and GHG emissions 50 percent by 2050

A report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) offers a road map for dramatically reducing energy waste, identifing ambitious but cost-effective and technically possible measures that would avert emissions of nearly 2,500 million tonnes of heat-trapping carbon dioxide. Amy Brown explains in an article on the Triple Pundit website.   Energy Efficiency … Continue reading

Investigative journalism shows that the International Maritime Organization is allowing “emissions cheating” to dodge emissions enforcement

Investigative journalism shows that the International Maritime Organization is allowing “emissions cheating” to dodge emissions enforcement

We have had enforcement issues with the tests of diesel vehicles. Now Sandra Laville writes in The Guardian about accusations of possible cheating in shipping.   UN shipping agency accused of secrecy over maritime pollution The UN agency responsible for cutting shipping emissions to combat climate change has been accused of operating like a secretive … Continue reading

Aviation and the energy transition

Aviation and the energy transition

While we are starting to see some technical advances, aviation is still a major concern as we look for every opportunity to reduce GHG emissions. Ryan Katz-Rosene, assistant professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies writes a good article in the Policy Options website about the policy dilemma.   The policy dilemma … Continue reading