greenhouse gas emissions

Biofuels Worse for Climate Than Gasoline, New Study Finds

Biofuels Worse for Climate Than Gasoline, New Study Finds

A new study released by the University of Michigan in the Aug. 25 journal of Climate Change is causing a ripple through the fuel industry, as it contends that more carbon dioxide is actually released through biofuels than gasoline. Biofuels were always pegged as being more environmentally friendly because it was assumed they emitted little […]

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    Decade-Long Georgia Coal Rush Almost Over

    Decade-Long Georgia Coal Rush Almost Over

    Sierra Club In another strike against coal, a local utility near Atlanta, Ga. voted late Jan. 24 to cancel funding for two proposed new coal-fired power plant projects. Over the past decade three coal plants have been proposed in Georgia. With the Jan. 24 announcement, the remaining two projects have lost their primary source of […]

    For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

    For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

    Natural Resources Defense Council This week, Gov. Jerry Brown outlined his policy priorities for the coming year, one that will see California poised to make history by implementing its groundbreaking climate and clean energy law, increasing water reliability, restoring a troubled and neglected Bay-Delta ecosystem, and investing in low carbon fuels that reduce the state’s dependence […]

    Agreement Cuts Pollution on Old, Dirty Coal Plants in Carolinas

    Agreement Cuts Pollution on Old, Dirty Coal Plants in Carolinas

    Southern Environmental Law Center Conservation groups announced a settlement Jan. 17 with Duke Energy that will cut pollution by phasing out more than 1600 mega watts of dirty, old coal-fired power while still meeting customers’ energy needs. The groups reached the settlement in an administrative challenge to the state-issued air pollution permit for construction and […]

    U.S. Lags as Europe Adopts Airline Pollution Rule

    U.S. Lags as Europe Adopts Airline Pollution Rule

    Earthjustice By Martin Wagner Emissions from aircraft are a substantial contributor to global warming. Taking into account greenhouse gas emissions, the warming effect of contrails and aviation-induced cirrus clouds, and anticipated growth in air traffic, scientists estimate that aircraft could be responsible for as much as 10 percent of human-caused global warming by 2050. So, […]