Tag Archives: emissions

Plants will be hard put to handle greenhouse gases, scientists say

Another telling bit of evidence is outlined in this newspaper narrative: http://azstarnet.com/news/science/plants-will-be-hard-put-to-handle-global-warming-gas/article_e106b776-6d2c-551d-ae01-65f0feda0485.html

EPA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions on rise

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expanding economy, and increased demand for electricity for air conditioning due to warmer summer weather during 2010.

Total emissions of the six main greenhouse gases in 2010 were equivalent to 6,822 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. These gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride. The report indicates that overall emissions have grown by over 10 percent from 1990 to 2010.

The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2010 is the latest annual report that the United States has submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. EPA prepares the annual report in collaboration with experts from multiple federal agencies and after gathering comments from stakeholders across the country.

The inventory tracks annual greenhouse gas emissions at the national level and presents historical emissions from 1990 to 2010. The inventory also calculates carbon dioxide emissions that are removed from the atmosphere by “sinks,” e.g., through the uptake of carbon by forests, vegetation and soils.

More on the greenhouse gas inventory report: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usinventoryreport.html

U.S. pushes to cut some emissions blamed for changing climate

Too little, too late is my take on the action described in this article.

Going green, but gong nowhere

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/opinion/going-green-but-getting-nowhere.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Virginia AG joins anti-EPA tailpipe emissions lawsuit

This dude just doesn’t get it. Is he just looking after a source of campaign re-election dollars? Or? Go figure. Read about the polluters’ friend.

Coal-fired plants’ emission: A photo display

Of particular note, is the shot of Rachel Carson’s homestead with a coal-fired power plant’s stacks visible in the background. What would she think?

http://multimedia.post-gazette.com/MappingMortality/PartIII/default.asp

A coal-exporting termnal on Oregon coast?

This is an awful time to be shipping coal anywhere to be burned in generating electricity. Just an awful time. Read about an Australian company’s plan here.