Tagged with Greenhouse Gases

Federal Lands Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sequestration in the United States: Estimates for 2005–14

U.S. Geological Survey https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2018/5131/sir20185131.pdf [The Hill]  The first-of-its-kind U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report, released late Friday, found that emissions from fossil fuels produced on federal lands and offshore areas represent an average of 24 percent of all national emissions of carbon, a major contributor to air pollution and climate change… Wyoming was the top contributor … Continue reading

Bounded Regulation: How the Clean Power Plan Conforms to Statutory Limits on EPA’s Authority

Institute for Policy Integrity / by Richard L. Revesz, et al. http://policyintegrity.org/files/publications/Bounded_Regulation_Policy_Brief.pdf [Politico’s Morning Energy] EPA followed eight distinct requirements or constraints listed under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act when it crafted the Clean Power Plan, a trio from the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity write in a … Continue reading

The Importance of Looking Forward to Manage Risks: Submission to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment | ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science / by Dimitri Zenghelis and Nicholas Stern http://bit.ly/1teFIWU [From Press Release] Companies that fail to plan for business scenarios in a low-carbon economy risk decline or even bankruptcy, according to a … Continue reading

Washington State Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from Industrial Sources

Washington State Dept. of Ecology http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/rules/wac173442/1510docs.html [AP] Washington state regulators on Wednesday unveiled an updated plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, the latest attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee to push ahead with a binding cap on carbon emissions after struggling to win approval from legislators… Washington’s proposed rule requires large industrial emitters to … Continue reading

Economic Analysis of Methane Emission Reduction Potential from Natural Gas Systems

ICF for ONE Future http://bit.ly/1UjMFv1 (paper) http://bit.ly/24kHHE9 (press release0 [From a Greenwire article by Amanda Reilly, sub. req’d] A new study commissioned by a group of oil and gas companies found that the cost of reducing industry methane emissions is higher than previously estimated… The study’s results equate to an average cost of $3.35 per thousand cubic … Continue reading

Commercial Aircraft Propulsion and Energy Systems Research: Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

National Academy Press http://bit.ly/22tnwV8 The primary human activities that release carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere are the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil) to generate electricity, the provision of energy for transportation, and as a consequence of some industrial processes. Although aviation CO2 emissions only make up approximately 2.0 to 2.5 … Continue reading

International Energy Outlook 2016

US Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/ [EIA’s Today in Energy] Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are projected to increase by one-third between 2012 and 2040 in EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) Reference case, largely driven by increased energy use in countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The continuing increase in … Continue reading

Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA

Congressional Research Service http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44480.pdf [From a Greenwire article by Robin Bravender] Congress’ in-house research shop has drafted a summary of the complicated legal battle over the Obama administration’s climate regulations… The report recaps the major events in the litigation, summarizes the principal legal arguments and lays out a likely timetable of upcoming events. It also … Continue reading