Tag: GHG Emissions

New study shows RFS2 reduced GHG emissions by 600 million metric tons since 2007

New study shows RFS2 reduced GHG emissions by 600 million metric tons since 2007

February 6, 2019 |

In Washington, new study released Wednesday finds that the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) has been a tremendous success in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with nearly 600 million metric tons of GHG reduction since 2007. Actual GHG reductions under the RFS2 have far surpassed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) original expectations of 422 million […]

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United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

September 25, 2018 |

In California, United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, which represents the equivalent of removing 4.5 million vehicles from the road each year, or the total number of cars in Los Angeles and New York City combined. The airline will […]

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California says biofuels a key reason for lowering GHG emissions

California says biofuels a key reason for lowering GHG emissions

July 12, 2018 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year. The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of […]

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European scientists concerned by blanket GHG emissions neutrality of biomass

European scientists concerned by blanket GHG emissions neutrality of biomass

July 12, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) says it has worked to draw the attention of policy makers to a glaring oversight in this ambition: the EU and its Member States continue to classify all biomass from forests as carbon neutral, renewable energy. It is simplistic and misleading to classify all types of […]

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Dutch researchers create maps of GHG emissions from biofuel production

Dutch researchers create maps of GHG emissions from biofuel production

November 23, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, a team of scientists charted greenhouse gas emissions resulting from biofuel production, presenting them as global maps. Dedicated crops grown on grasslands, savannahs and abandoned agricultural lands could provide around 30 exajoules per year (i.e. a third of current global energy consumption for transport) with relatively low CO2 emissions measured over the […]

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Mexican Senate leaders call for more biofuels to reduce GHG emissions

Mexican Senate leaders call for more biofuels to reduce GHG emissions

April 10, 2017 |

In Mexico, the head of the Senate’s special commission on climate change has called for a review of new alterative fuels in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the country’s COP21 commitments. Policy restricts the use of corn as ethanol feedstock only to times when there is sufficient stocks in the […]

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Norway may nix E20 plans due to high cost and alleged increased GHG emissions

Norway may nix E20 plans due to high cost and alleged increased GHG emissions

March 9, 2017 |

In Norway, the E20 by 2020 plan that was agreed after months of haggling by the government’s different parties is now under fire due to the expected $307.6 million per year increase that drivers will have to pay due to the 512 million liters of biofuels required are more expensive than fossil fuels. In addition, […]

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