Browsing the "emissions" Tag

Climate Change Facts Sheet

July 3rd, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute

The Earth Policy Institute pulls together a collection of alarming climate change facts that illustrate the need to move away from fossil fuels


U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent Since 2007

October 2nd, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Emissions shrank rapidly during the recession, then bounced back slightly as the economy recovered. But shifting market conditions, pollution regulations, and changing behaviors are also behind the decline


Fossil Fuel Use Pushes Carbon Dioxide Emissions into Dangerous Territory

July 24th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have grown exponentially. Despite wide agreement by governments on the need to limit emissions, the rate of increase ratcheted up from less than 1 percent each year in the 1990s to almost 3 percent annually in the first decade of this century


Wind Power Facts: Emissions Through the Lifecycle

January 9th, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

A recent scholarly paper decided to tackle the problem of the emissions of wind power, wishing to quantify the actual emissions so as to make accurate comparisons between wind power and other sources of electrical power generations



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