an overview - A Newer World
... science this past September. Among the headline statements were that “Continued emissions of
greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate
system. Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse
The IP ...
ABB Statement on Climate Change and Global Warming
... ABB supports international and national action to reduce emissions in order to avoid potentially
dangerous impacts on ecosystems and society. We expect a meaningful international agreement on
GHG mitigation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015. This will provide
a framework ...
Gathering slides - Melbourne Energy Institute
... • Australia was the third largest LNG exporter
• LNG export earnings were $16 billion
• Additional 62 million tonnes of LNG capacity will make Australia the
The trapped heat is warming up the Earth and causing global
... Water companies have to use energy to clean your sewage and treat your drinking water. In total the water
industry creates 1% of the UK’s carbon emissions. Therefore Severn Trent Water is constantly looking at
new ways to reduce our carbon emissions and improve the way we use energy. An example of t ...
The science of climate change
... Defence Project – key findings
• Continuing with existing policies is not an option
– risk becomes unacceptable levels in 3 of the 4
• The risks can be reduced to present day levels
using a broad portfolio of responses
• There are difficult decisions to be taken:
– Invest more i ...
Percent of Grid Energy in 2030 Technology
... pragmatic course of action across all areas of the economy, is the first comprehensive plan
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.
The report concludes that there is no single technology fix, no
single policy instrument, and no single sector that can solve this
problem on its own. Rath ...
... The Renewables Obligation
– Mandatory requirement for energy suppliers to source an increasing
proportion of electricity from renewable sources
The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation
– Mandatory requirement for fuel suppliers to supply an increasing proportion of
fuel from alternative sources
coal use and climate change - Colorado Mining Association
... from these sources through a “carbon tax” or other “emissions cap.” Regulating CO2 through emissions caps or carbon taxes - as a means of addressing climate change
concerns is ineffective and comes at a huge cost to the economies of our nation and of
Carbon Taxes would have a severe impact ...
Solveig Glomsrød: Large developing economies: current and
... • Household surveys of rural energy production and use
• Household survey of energy use and living standard among
floating population in Shanghai
• Study the role of urban-rural relationship in climate policy
and poverty reduction
• Scenarios for emissions and urban-rural income
distribution towards ...
Environmental issues with energy
... Energy Information Administration that in 2006 primary sources of energy consisted of
petroleum 36.8%, coal 26.6%, natural gas 22.9%, amounting to an 86% share for fossil
fuels in primary energy production in the world.
The burning of fossil fuels produces around 21.3 billion tonnes (21.3 gigaton ...
Sample Table answers for Atmosphere
... the Australian Government’s
climate change plan July 2011,
a price on carbon
Aim: a reduction of 5%- 15% on
2000 levels by 2020.
legislated 20% Renewable
Carbon Farming Initiative
improved vehicle technology
national emission standards for
new vehicl ...
A Review of Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Consumption
... greenhouse gases is essential to life, too high a level could spell
“And by burning fossil fuels we are on a path to more than double
atmospheric concentrations of CO2 above pre-industrial levels. This will
produce significant global warming with highly unpredictable regional
climatic ef ...
... Will nuclear power stop climate change?
Too dirty - Greenhouse gas emissions from mining,
enrichment, transport and infrastructure
Too slow - It takes at least 15 years to build a nuclear
... development at the local and global scale
• Strategy: a national target for energy efficiency
of 12% by 2015
– Mix of economic instruments and regulatory tools, as well as
energy management programmes
Mitigation of global warming in Australia
Mitigation of global warming involves taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to enhance sinks aimed at reducing the extent of global warming. This is in distinction to adaptation to global warming, which involves taking action to minimise the effects of global warming. Scientific consensus on global warming, together with the precautionary principle and the fear of non-linear climate transitions, is leading to increased effort to develop new technologies and sciences and carefully manage others in an attempt to mitigate global warming.Carbon capture and storage (CCS) for coal-fired power stations has been put forward as a solution to rising greenhouse gas emissions. However, CCS cannot deliver in time to avoid dangerous increases in temperatures, as widespread commercial use of CCS is not expected before 2030.Following the introduction of government mandatory renewable energy targets, more opportunities have opened up for renewable energy technologies such as wind power, photovoltaics, and solar thermal technologies. The deployment of these technologies provides opportunities for mitigating greenhouse gases.A carbon price was introduced on 1 July 2012 by the government of Julia Gillard with the purpose of reducing Australia's carbon emissions. It requires large businesses (defined as those with annual carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over 25,000 tonnes annually) to pay a price for emissions permits. The tax was scrapped by the Abbott government in July 2014 in what was a widely criticised and highly publicised move.