Tags » Carbon Emissions

I told you so

According to a new study published by Chatham House burning wood pellets is not carbon neutral and creates more emissions than burning coal. I told you so and have been telling you so on these pages for many years. 276 more words

Climate Change

U.K. Claim That Burning Biomass Is Clean Seen as `Flawed'

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-23/u-k-claim-that-burning-biomass-is-clean-seen-as-flawed

The U.K. government’s view of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy source is a “flawed assumption,” according to report from Chatham House.

The U.K. counts emissions from the supply chain that produces and delivers wood pellets or chips used in biomass power plants, but not when they’re burned to make electricity, the London-based research group said Thursday.

News

Here's what the world's biggest solar farm looks like from space

On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, 4 million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. It’s the largest solar farm in the world, spreading over 10 square miles of the high desert landscape. 397 more words

Climate & Energy

Forests provide safe, natural way to meet Paris climate goals

By Eleanor Hasenbeck

BOSTON – If tropical deforestation were a considered a country, it would rank third in global climate emissions. If left to grow, trees could mitigate 24 to 30 percent of total annual carbon emissions. 531 more words

AAAS Conference

Will Oregon regulate carbon emissions?

The Oregon Legislature is again considering regulating carbon emissions, possibly in the form of a cap-and-trade system that would link to those already in place in California and Quebec. 35 more words

Oregon Legislature

Oregon Clean Energy report card: Passing grades, but plenty or room for improvement

The Renew Oregon Coalition, along with Climate Solutions and other groups, recently released a clean energy report card to evaluate where the state stands when it comes to reducing the state’s carbon footprint and creating clean energy jobs related to renewable resources like solar, wind and hydroelectric generation. 15 more words

KATU