24 Aug '12, 10pm

Behind the Great Dip in US Carbon Emissions

Behind the Great Dip in US Carbon Emissions

CO2 Emissions at Lowest Levels in 20 Years In the winter of 2012, carbon emissions belched forth by the world's largest economy hit their lowest levels in 20 years . Mat highlighted the EIA study that bore the good news earlier this month, and it looks like the trend is likely to continue. MIT's Technology Review offers up the following graph as evidence: MIT/via Energy production in the U.S. produced around 1,340 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions during the first three months of this year, just two million metric tons more than the same three-month period in 1992. Along the way, first-quarter emissions reached a high of nearly 1,580 million metric tons, in 2004. Last year’s first-quarter total was 1,453. In this chart, fluctuations within a single year reflect the sharp rises in demand during especially cold or hot months. The black line represents the 12-mo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/behind-great-dip-u...

Tweets

A 20-Year Low in U.S. Carbon Emissions

A 20-Year Low in U.S. Carbon Emissions

green.blogs.nytimes.com 17 Aug '12, 10pm

Energy Information Administration In the first three months of this year, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were low...

Will Emissions Disclosure Mean Investor Pressur...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Aug '12, 7pm

A new financial tool developed by the investment firm South Pole Carbon , in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute ...

Green Blog: Will Emissions Disclosure Mean Inve...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Aug '12, 7pm

A new financial tool developed by the investment firm South Pole Carbon , in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute ...

We've announced vehicle standards that will save 4 billion barrels of oil and 2 billion metric tons of GHG emissions!

We've announced vehicle standards that will sav...

epa.gov 28 Aug '12, 4pm

EPA/NHTSA Final Rulemaking to Establish 2017 and Later Model Years Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corpora...

Call to improve anti-corruption, carbon emissions reporting: As the Global Reporting Initiative develops the nex...

Call to improve anti-corruption, carbon emissio...

greenbiz.com 21 Aug '12, 1pm

Sustainability reporting experts are calling on professionals and organizations to help improve the way companies report o...

UK: Government 'going backwards' on climate cha...

businessgreen.com 26 Aug '12, 6am

The government has been accused of "going backwards" with its carbon reduction ambitions, after new figures revealed emiss...

Out of this World: Saving money, improving ener...

edcmag.com 01 Sep '12, 3pm

Saving money, improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprints are always the goals when it comes to alternative...

Emissions rose in 97% of local authorities in E...

businessgreen.com 23 Aug '12, 11pm

The government has been accused of "going backwards" with its carbon reduction ambitions, after new figures revealed emiss...

MIT: US carbon tax a "win-win-win" for economy,...

businessgreen.com 28 Aug '12, 12pm

The US could tackle its growing deficit without damaging its economy, slashing government spending or raising existing tax...

The inescapable logic of a US carbon tax, by @c...

greentechmedia.com 30 Aug '12, 1pm

If "thought leaders" don't put much thought into their analysis, the analysis is worse than useless. That is the case with...

New Form of Carbon Dents Diamonds and More: Researchers create a hybrid form of carbon that until now had only b...

New Form of Carbon Dents Diamonds and More: Res...

spectrum.ieee.org 21 Aug '12, 5pm

Nanomaterial science has sometimes resulted in redefining the known forms of carbon. When carbon nanotubes were first disc...