Tag: GHG Emissions

ICCT report says EV GHG emissions are lower by far than any other fuels

ICCT report says EV GHG emissions are lower by far than any other fuels

July 21, 2021 |

In Germany, a far-reaching new study of the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger cars, including SUVs, draws sharp and meticulous distinctions between the climate impacts of battery and fuel cell electric vehicles on one hand and combustion vehicles on the other. The detailed findings can be summarized straightforwardly. Only battery electric vehicles (BEVs) […]

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Neste’s fuels reduced GHG emissions by 10M tons in 2020

Neste’s fuels reduced GHG emissions by 10M tons in 2020

February 8, 2021 |

In Finland, in 2020, Neste’s renewable products helped customers in several geographic markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10.0 million tons altogether. This amount equals the annual carbon footprint of 1.5 million average EU citizens (source: World Bank) or the removal of 3.7 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year. For […]

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New research shows corn ethanol GHG emissions 46% lower than gasoline

New research shows corn ethanol GHG emissions 46% lower than gasoline

January 26, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, research from Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) shows that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for ethanol, a biofuel made from corn, are 46% lower than gasoline. Conventional wisdom based on a prior analysis done by EPA had pegged the difference to only 20%. EH&E’s topical review of the latest science shows that this […]

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Brazil’s ethanol and RE use compensates for increased deforestation GHG emissions in 2018

Brazil’s ethanol and RE use compensates for increased deforestation GHG emissions in 2018

November 6, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country uses enough ethanol and other renewable energy that its carbon emissions has remained stable over the past year despite the ongoing deforestation that plagues its green reputation with just a 0.3% increase in 2018 over 2017. The energy sector’s emissions dropped 5% while deforestation’s rose 3.6%, but even […]

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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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