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Trump blows-up Obama’s environmental policy and gives a boost to fossils

07/04/2017

Donald Trump has signed an “Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence” on Tuesday, which, among other measures, revokes four Presidential actions of the Obama administration on environmental policy and terminates Obama’s Climate Action Plan, orders a review of his predecessor´s “Clean Energy Plan ” and the examination of some government agencies actions that could potentially […]

Spain is not among the 11 EU countries that have already reached their renewable targets for 2020

28/03/2017

The target in the European Union as a whole is to achieve a 20% share of energy from renewable sources out of the gross final consumption of energy by 2020, although each member country has set its own renewables targets for that date. Spain, for example, set a 20% and by 2015 it had reached […]

 

Madrid has an A Plan to halve its mobility emissions by 2030

17/03/2017

“It is called A Plan because there cannot be a B Plan,” said Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena yesterday during the presentation of the Air Quality and Climate Change Plan that includes 30 measures to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases. In addition to regulating access to the city and boosting electric mobility, it includes a road […]

Our emissions declined by 3.13% in 2016 mainly because less coal was burnt

07/03/2017

Greenhouse gases emissions declined by 3.13% in Spain in 2016 compared to 2015, mainly because less coal was burnt, but also noticeable is that they increased by 14.95% compared to base year 1990, according to the report “Climate Change. CO2 emissions estimation 2016, Climatic balance and energy analysis for year 2016” presented last week by […]

 

Electricity emits less CO2 than transportation in the US

31/01/2017

It had not happened since the late 1970s. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector in the United States reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMMT) from October 2015 to September 2016, surpassing those emitted by the electricity sector that accounted to 1,803 MMMT during the same period.

Sodium bicarbonate has been developed from carbon captured in a thermal power plant

24/01/2017

Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL), a leader in carbon capture technologies, has just launched a new project at a 10-megawatt coal-fired power plant in India to capture 60,000 tons of CO2 that a chemical company-Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals & Fertilizers (TACFL ) – will turn into sodium bicarbonate.

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