Streaming HD videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions: Study

Streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the technology used, according to a German government-backed study released Thursday. The report published by Germany’s Federal Environment agency calculated the amount of carbon dioxide produced by data centers where material is stored for streaming, and by the transmission technology used […]

Review: Methanol plant would boost greenhouse gas emissions

The review determined that despite the company’s insistence that its product would be used in plastics production — not burned for fuel — increasing the global supply would in fact lead to more methanol being burned for fuel. And it said that extracting and transporting the natural gas used to make the methanol could produce […]

Greenhouse gas emissions around the world nearly back to pre-pandemic levels

To curtail global temperature increases, the world economy would need to be completely reshaped, the report said. Scientists have noted that emissions must drop by 7% a year on average in order to limit the global temperature rise to roughly 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the target goal set by climate scientists. 

Australia’s carbon emissions fall to 22-year low

Canberra: Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to a 22-year low as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, the government revealed in a new update on Monday.According to the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory update released by the government, emissions of greenhouse gases in Australia are estimated to be 518 million tonnes in the 2019-20 financial year, […]

‘Polluter pays’ is the only principle that can limit aviation emissions

It was as a result of this that the commission tabled a proposal in 2006 to include aviation in the EU’s emissions trading system. This was before my time as a commissioner, but I do recall that all the member states were solidly in favour of the proposal. The European parliament was also overwhelmingly in […]

Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

The voluntary guidelines, known as the climate measurement standards initiative, are designed to give banks and insurers consistent scientific advice on how to assess the risk of damage from events including bushfires, cyclones, floods, droughts and heatwaves.

Greenhouse gas auction results show California cap-and-trade back on track

Although California started the cap-and-trade system on its own, the Canadian province of Quebec now participates in it, and Ontario has agreed to join. This month, Brown said he would explore creating a common greenhouse gas market with the European Union, which has its own cap-and-trade system.

OPINION: Australia bucks the global trend, goes with natural gas over renewables: Russell

Australia’s conservative government appears to be pivoting away from backing coal for future energy needs, but hasn’t quite made it all the way to renewables, instead waylaying into natural gas.An advisory board set up by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to map out strategies for economic recovery from the novel coronavirus pandemic has confirmed it supports […]

Petrol and diesel cars could cost up to £1,500 more under proposals

While the market share of electric cars is accelerating rapidly, the DfT commissioned the Behavioural Insights Team, the so-called “nudge unit” spun out from government, to study ways of encouraging more buyers to switch as it aims to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035, or possibly even earlier.

U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions

DETROIT: California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future generations.The administration billed the proposed rollback from Obama-era fuel efficiency standards as […]