Tagged Emissions

Emissions From Fracking 5 Times Higher Than Reported

By Steve Hanley A new report from EDF shows methane emissions from fracking in Pennsylvania are 5 times greater than the industry claims, making natural gas from fracking just as damaging to the environment as coal-fired generating plants. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

PG&E hits California’s 2020 renewable energy goal

By Michelle Froese Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, and now delivers nearly 80% of its electricity from greenhouse-gas (GHG) free resources. PG&E delivers nearly 80% of its electricity from emissions’ free sources. The company announced that 33% of its electricity came from…

LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%

By mmillikin Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag, and data transmission. However, when potential operational effects of CAVs are…

Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

By Giles Parkinson Coalition gives no indication of changing emissions targets, but wants five years’ notice, and may use offsets. ESB flags potential use of auctions for reliability mechanism and greater use of demand response. It might not even be needed. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

OECD: governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change; “meaningful” increases limited to road sector

By mmillikin Greater reliance on energy taxation is needed to strengthen efforts to tackle the principal source of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, according to a new OECD report. Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. In 2015, outside of road transport,…

GM turns to Titan supercomputer for more detailed diesel combustion modeling

By mmillikin Ronald Grover, staff researcher at General Motors (GM) Research and Development and GM colleagues Jian Gao, Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan, and Ramachandra Diwakar are using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (LCF), a US Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), to improve…

Cleantech News Roundup: New Formula E Car, Greener Aluminum, Indian Solar, Plastic Pollution, Emissions-Sniffing Drones…

By Derek Markham We’ve got stories about emissions-sniffing drones, the new Formula E race car, Volvo’s carbon neutral engine plant, a dual-motor AWD Tesla Model 3, Shell’s investment in solar, lower-carbon aluminum production, Indian solar news, DIY shaving cream, natural hangover remedies, and more in today’s cleantech news roundup. Read Full Article Here For more…

Turnbull’s power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage

By Giles Parkinson Snowy 2.0 report confirms that $8 billion project would likely boost coal and lift emissions. Worse, it takes an “us and them” approach to battery storage, and uses some pretty silly battery costings to justify its case. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

AES Corporation Reshuffles to Cut Costs and Carbon Emissions

By [email protected] Independent power producer AES Corporation announced a reorganization Monday intended to cut costs and reduce carbon intensity. The move will prune a few business units and concentrate operations around three geographic regions — the U.S., South America and Central America. The organizational streamlining will include layoffs from its 10,500-person workforce, although the company…

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