Climate: 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

Guardian runs story on CO2 Carbon emissions

The UK’s Guardian ran the following revelation on 9th Oct regarding where all the CO2 carbon emissions are coming from … Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers Half a century of dither and denial – … Read moreClimate: 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

In 2018 Global Carbon Emissions are still rapidly climbing

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After flattening out for a few years between 2014 and 2016 the overall rates of Global carbon emissions in 2018 have once again reverted back to their rapid upwards trend. Translation: if this does not change very soon, then we are well and truly F**ked. Here are the numbers. Where do these numbers come from? … Read moreIn 2018 Global Carbon Emissions are still rapidly climbing

What is in the latest UN Emissions Gap Report 2018? – #emissionsGap

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Next Sunday on 2nd December 2018 the next UN Climate Change conference starts. It runs from 2-14 Dec in Katowice, Poland. This is the international body that pulled together what is commonly referred to as the Paris Agreement, and so this conference is all part of that roadmap. As input for this conference, the UN 2018 … Read moreWhat is in the latest UN Emissions Gap Report 2018? – #emissionsGap

EPA vs California – The showdown looms ever closer

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It has been on the radar for some time now, and as recently as last week I was giving a heads up that this was coming. The EPA has now finally announced that they are rolling back the existing emissions regulations. It’s a proposal, and not a done deal. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking The formal … Read moreEPA vs California – The showdown looms ever closer

EPA to attack California’s Auto emissions standards

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Despite a change in leadership at the top of the EPA the fight to rollback Californian auto emissions is still game-on. Bloomberg reports on 23rd July … Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power … As part of the effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose revoking the Clean Air Act waiver granted … Read moreEPA to attack California’s Auto emissions standards

17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

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Not too long ago I was writing about the possibility of the EPA rolling back of emission standards. At that time state leaders were confident that if it did happen then they would take appropriate legal action, and expressed confidence that they would win. The latest update is that this drama is now unfolding. The … Read more17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback