Friday, November 25, 2016

At #COP22, 8 Countries Commit To Expand EVs In Government Fleets

insideevs : "Eight countries, which make up the largest EV markets, declared from the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22) they would increase the share of electric vehicles found in their government’s fleets."
More proof that the big power plan for #climate is a hoax. Most people know that switching to electric vehicles has no impact on emissions and just encourages more growth.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fossil-fuel industry still pushing #CCS and other laughable "solutions"

Forest advocates say zero-carbon goals too reliant on unrealistic tech: "The problem: the emissions reduction goals of international energy companies in Marrakesh appear to be hinged on unrealistic means. These companies keep promoting new technologies to enable the continued burning of fossil fuels and carbon-based energy, one being “bioenergy carbon capture and storage,” or BECCS. In this scenario, huge forests would be grown primarily to be burned as biomass with the carbon released from this energy production theoretically captured and stored.

Critics here argue that the technology is not only land-use intensive, but also that carbon capture is costly and largely unproven. Other forms of geoengineering that would allow further fossil fuel use, like space deployed sun shades, are generally deemed by climate scientists as equally unworkable, if not laughable."

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Methane emissions from hydropower have been undercounted

Reservoirs are a major source of global greenhouse gases, scientists say - The Washington Post: "The research, said Deemer, complicates the idea that hydropower is a carbon-neutral source of energy, although she stresses that the authors aren’t saying that they’re against using large bodies of water to generate energy through dams. Rather, they’re arguing that the greenhouse gas calculus has to be included in evaluating such projects.

This problem is not an entirely new one: A major 2000 study in BioScience raised this issue, and the International Hydropower Association on its website acknowledges that “While hydropower is a very low-carbon technology, it is known that some reservoirs in certain conditions can release quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas. Reservoirs can also, in other circumstances, act as carbon sinks.”"