Tag: UCS

UCS blog outlines just how EPA did an about turn on proposed 2018 cellulosic RVO

UCS blog outlines just how EPA did an about turn on proposed 2018 cellulosic RVO

August 31, 2017 |

In Washington, a senior scientist writing on the Union of Concerned Scientists’ blog clearly demonstrates how the Environmental Protection Agency shifted gears in mid-June by scrapping the cellulosic biofuel target based on corn kernel technology that has been successfully ramping up and instead focusing on the slow-to-commercialization large-scale facilities that haven’t performed as well as […]

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How to Make Sure the US and Canada Get It Right on Methane

How to Make Sure the US and Canada Get It Right on Methane

March 13, 2016 |

By David Babson, senior fuels engineer, Union of Concerned Scientists In Washington, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that the United States and Canada would partner to cut methane emissions from their oil and gas sectors by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels in under a decade. This is great news, and we applaud […]

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Gasoline is 30% dirtier than 10 years ago: new UCS report

Gasoline is 30% dirtier than 10 years ago: new UCS report

February 10, 2016 |

It’s not your Dad’s gasoline. In fact, it’s worse, says the Union of Concerned Scientists in a new report. But the good news is that alternatives, by contrast, are getting cleaner. In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists reports that the gas pumped by American motorists is 30 percent dirtier to extract and refine than […]

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Crude or Crud: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to oil, renewables emissions

Crude or Crud: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to oil, renewables emissions

February 10, 2016 |

The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that the gas pumped by American motorists is 30 percent dirtier to extract and refine than it was just ten years ago, according to an analysis released just now by UCS. Here’s a slide deck with the key stats from the report, which can be accessed in full here.

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Half The Oil: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to the UCS plan to reduce petroleum use

Half The Oil: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to the UCS plan to reduce petroleum use

February 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists has released a major report, “Half the Oil”, outlining steps required to achieve a 50% reduction in petroleum use in the US Pacific Coast States by 2030. The take-off point was a call by California Governor Jerry Brown to achieve that 50% reduction in petroleum consumption by 2030, […]

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Half the Oil? UCS looks at driving down petroleum usage on the US West Coast

Half the Oil? UCS looks at driving down petroleum usage on the US West Coast

February 4, 2016 |

Of all the stirring anti-petroleum war cries of recent years, the UK’s “Keep it in the ground” has found a rival in California’s “Half the Oil”. But, realistic? How, when? The Union of Concerned Scientists points the way with a new report. The Digest investigates. In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists has released a […]

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Union of Concerned Scientists says US could provide second gen feedstocks

Union of Concerned Scientists says US could provide second gen feedstocks

July 22, 2014 |

In Washington, U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 million tons of manure to produce clean fuels and electricity in 2030 that would help cut the nation’s oil use and phase out the use of coal, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). […]

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Union of Concerned Scientists rail on fast food industry, McDonald’s for palm oil sourcing

Union of Concerned Scientists rail on fast food industry, McDonald’s for palm oil sourcing

May 25, 2014 |

In the US, the Union of Concerned Scientists recently scored the palm oil sourcing commitments of 30 companies in the packaged food, fast food, and personal care sectors. 24 of the 30 companies have inadequate commitments or lack commitments altogether to sustainable sourcing. The fast food sector in particular is lagging behind, with only two […]

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“Biofuels Webinar – Union of Concerned Scientist & University of Illinois.”

“Biofuels Webinar – Union of Concerned Scientist & University of Illinois.”

October 15, 2013 |

matthewewinter Is aviation biofuels safe? Is this a recipe for disaster for planes? @TLPowell2010 #JHUBiofuels videoTracker Biofuels Webinar – Union of Concerned Scientist & University of Illinois EnergyHawaiiGov The Public Utilities Commission approves a new fuel contract for locally produced biofuels for the Kahe Power…

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“The Union of Concerned Scientists has come up with an infographic on the advances in cellulosic ethanol.”

“The Union of Concerned Scientists has come up with an infographic on the advances in cellulosic ethanol.”

October 10, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: mawigger #CFS40: David Laborde, economist at #IFPRI, states in Le Monde: “#biofuels mandates are worst possible policy” howard_Biomass The Union of Concerned Scientists has come up with an infographic on the advances in cellulosic ethanol: iowaBio @DuPontPioneer launches Community Advisory Panel for #Iowa #ethanol project:

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