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CCS Could Be Hit With Large Risk Premiums by Insurers, Shell Says

Insurance companies wary of the carbon capture technology could hit power plants storing emissions with large risk premiums, Shell said in a document posted on the UK Department of  Energy and Climate Change website. The document, which was initially reported by Bloomberg, outlines Shell’s insurance strategy for its carbon capture … Read more »

CCS Could Be Hit With Large Risk Premiums by Insurers, Shell Says

Insurance companies wary of the carbon capture technology could hit power plants storing emissions with large risk premiums, Shell said in a document posted on the UK Department of  Energy and Climate Change website. The document, which was initially reported by Bloomberg, outlines Shell’s insurance strategy for its carbon capture … Read more »

China to Cap Coal Use in 2020

China plans to set a cap on coal consumption in 2020 as part of its efforts to achieve a recently announced goal of having carbon dioxide emissions peak by 2030. According to the New York Times, the State Council, China’s cabinet, released details of an energy strategy last week that … Read more »

Mercedes Tops List of Automakers Distorting Fuel Economy

Mercedes Tops List of Automakers Distorting Fuel Economy

Mercedes is the leader at manipulating the way vehicles are tested, producing official fuel economy figures in labs that cannot be replicated in the real world, according to a report by Transport & Environment. The report analyzes real-world fuel consumption by motorists that highlights the abuses by carmakers of the … Read more »

Bay Area Lawmakers May Force Refinery Emission Cuts

San Francisco Bay Area lawmakers are moving forward with rules that would cut emissions at refineries as much as 20 percent, in a move that the industry worries may cut operational flexibility, according to SFGate. One rule proposed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District board last week would … Read more »

CECO Environmental Acquires SAT Technology

CECO Environmental announced yesterday that it has acquired SAT Technology, a provider of volatile organic compounds abatement services for the Chinese air pollution market. Based in Shanghai, SAT Technology has about $5 million in annual revenue and 17 employees. CECO will keep the entire SAT Technology organization, including its president, … Read more »

State Policies Effective In Reducing CO2

Different strategies used by states to reduce power plant emissions – such as emission caps and encouraging renewable energy – are both effective, according to a study by the University of Colorado. The findings are particularly relevant since the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan depends on individual states effectively cutting … Read more »

Reducing GHGs Will Increase UK GDP, Report Says

If the UK holds to its commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below their 1990 levels by 2050, there would be a 1.1 percent increase in gross domestic product, according to a report by Cambridge Econometrics. The report looks at the likely results of the four interim … Read more »

Study: Calculating the True Cost of CO2 Emissions

Taking into account the full amount of carbon dioxide that power plants generate during their lifetime instead of tracking annual emissions could be a more helpful way to look at the impact of power plant emissions, according to a paper by researchers at University of California-Irvine and Princeton University. The … Read more »

Shale Oil Benefits Could Pay for Smaller Carbon Footprint

The US could see about a 27 percent reduction in its carbon footprint if just half of the unanticipated economic benefits of shale gas and oil production were used in the efforts, according to agricultural economists at Purdue University. The researchers estimate that shale technologies annually provide an extra $302 billion … Read more »

GOL Completes First International Flight with Alternative Biofuel

Brazilian airline GOL completed its first international commercial flight this week using farnesane, a recently approved renewable jet fuel that is made from sugarcane and produced by industrial bioscience company Amyris. The flight departed from Orlando, Florida on July 30, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. ET and traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil. … Read more »

Two-thirds of Mayors Can Quantify Carbon Emissions Cuts

Cities with a mayoral pledge or formal city council action to curb carbon emissions are making progress on their goals, with two-thirds reporting quantifiable reductions in emissions from city operations and one-third for citywide emissions.  So says the US Conference of Mayors climate survey released on Earth Day. The survey … Read more »

Carnival to Meet GHG Reduction Goal

Cruise line Carnival said it will meet its goal to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent.  Carnival and its 10 brand lines around the world have developed aggressive energy reduction and conservation initiatives, many of which exceed current laws and regulations, the … Read more »