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Calculating the grid emission factor

How do we estimate the amount of CO2 a renewable energy project saves over a lifetime? They are location specific. Post the Kyoto protocol the Clean Development Mechanism was introduced. 25 more words

Climate Change

The four first steps to reducing your air miles.

My dad is planning on coming to Europe for the first time since the early 1980s (I think… I don’t know but it was before I was born). 831 more words

Carbon Footprint

Study Shows Flawed Experiments used to Support Policies for “Low-Carbon” Biofuels

by Niti Nagar

According to John DeCicco, researcher at University of Michigan’s Energy Institute, nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone. 384 more words


Large Suburban Carbon Footprints Negate GHG Benefits of Urban Areas

by Dan McCabe

Jones and Kammen (2014) performed a remarkably thorough analysis of the average household carbon footprint (HCF) for nearly every US zip code and examined how dozens of different variables affect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 470 more words

Urban Planning

Work and Play

At the end of the month I’m travelling again. Going to France for a conference. But combining the trip with a visit to some friends who live in Switzerland. 731 more words

Train Travel

Bacon and Eggs Footprint

Bacon and Egg Breakfast

Bacon and eggs for breakfast has been a fairly regular go-to meal in my home, at least once a week. While I was preparing this I thought this would be a great meal to have a deeper look at and understand what this very common breakfast has for an environmental footprint. 3,114 more words

Personal data mining: Air miles and non-air miles

It’s been a relatively good start to 2015. At least in terms of my flying miles reduction. Or flying kilometres since using miles is silly. 1,244 more words

Train Travel