Tag: GHG emissions

Ontario electric truck rebate to roll out soon

Ontario electric truck rebate to roll out soon

Ontario electric truck rebate part of Green Commercial Vehicle Program The newly announced Ontario electric truck rebate could be worth up to $75,000 for buyers of electric trucks in Canada’s most populated province, according to a report by Reuters. The rebate are offered through a $12 million fund for the fiscal year ending March 31, […]

By December 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US emissions reductions to continue despite Paris Accord withdrawal: Tillerson, Bloomberg

US emissions reductions to continue despite Paris Accord withdrawal: Tillerson, Bloomberg

US emissions reductions occurring prior to Paris agreement On Friday, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said US emissions reductions will continue despite President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accord. “It was a policy decision and I think it’s important that everyone recognize the United States has a terrific record on reducing […]

Governments urged to end expensive emissions-reduction policies

Governments urged to end expensive emissions-reduction policies

“Carbon pricing should be the backbone of any climate policy, as it is the most cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” TORONTO, ON – Canada’s biofuel policies have helped to reduced GHG emissions, but according to a new report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, these reductions have come at a significant cost. The report, Course […]

By October 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Up for debate: Natural gas delivers climate progress in Texas

Up for debate: Natural gas delivers climate progress in Texas

 Texas model demonstrates we can meet growing energy demand and address environmental concerns at same time By Steve Everley When you think of Texas, do you picture the clean energy economy? You should. No state produces more natural gas than Texas, and thanks to fracking, the United States is now the largest natural gas producer in the […]

By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
GHG emissions: US focuses on power generation, Canada on oil and gas production

GHG emissions: US focuses on power generation, Canada on oil and gas production

US is focusing on power generation, Canada on industry (especially oil and gas) Despite their close economic, social and cultural ties, Canada and the United States face different challenges to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are employing different approaches in their respective climate policies, according to a new report by IHS Markit. While the […]

Suncor aims to lower ‘total emission intensity’ of oil sands crude 30% by 2030

Suncor aims to lower ‘total emission intensity’ of oil sands crude 30% by 2030

Suncor reduced its air emissions by 36% since setting a goal of 10% in 2009 CALGARY, Alta. – Suncor Energy has announced the release of its 2016 Report on Sustainability which includes new long-term sustainability goals addressing climate change that will reduce “total emission intensity” of its crude oil by 30 per cent by 2030. […]

API claims environment benefiting from hydraulic fracturing, is it?

API claims environment benefiting from hydraulic fracturing, is it?

Stanford researchers say study highlights policies and practices could optimize hydraulic fracking’s environmental cost-benefit balance WASHINGTON- API Upstream and Industry Operations Director Erik Milito touted the environmental benefits of hydraulic fracturing in a conference call with reporters today. “Hydraulic fracturing has allowed us to drill our way to reduced GHG emissions, reduced criteria pollutants, reduced reliance on […]

Battelle scientists successfully convert coal to jet fuel

Battelle scientists successfully convert coal to jet fuel

The bio-solvent production and coal liquefaction have been scaled-up successfully to one ton per day COLUMBUS, OH– Battelle scientists and engineers have demonstrated a process that turns coal into jet fuel. The next step is to commercialize the process. In a cost-shared program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and […]

Greenpeace founder Moore bets $100,000 CO2 emissions will be higher in 2025

Greenpeace founder Moore bets $100,000 CO2 emissions will be higher in 2025

Moore says Earth’s climate has only “warmed slightly” over past 300 years Dr. Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace turned climate skeptic, is willing to wager US$100,000 that global CO2 emissions will be higher in 2025 than they were in 2015. Moore (@EcoSenseNow) made the offer to his his nearly 10,000 Twitter followers a month ago, but has had no […]

By February 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Exxon Mobil says global economy’s carbon intensity will drop 50% by 2040

Exxon Mobil says global economy’s carbon intensity will drop 50% by 2040

Global GHG emissions will increase 10%, but energy consumers will rise by 25% – Outlook for Energy, Exxon Mobil Can the global economy grow and use more energy, while at the same time significantly reducing the carbon intensity of human activities? Exxon Mobil thinks so. A blog post by Suzanne McCarron, the energy giant’s VP of public […]