“All at Sea”

As our previous blog explains, there is little relief from GHG emissions generated by air transport. What is the situation for ocean transport? The answer to this question: “All at sea! (to use a “salty” expression) Seven years ago the maritime transport industry, represented at Durban by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), told the COP Conference that …

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GHG Emissions from aircraft: the sky’s the limit!

In 2017 Germany ranked as the 22nd largest emitter of GHG emissions. Its emissions as a per centage of worlds total emissions amounted to 1.7 %. As a party to the Paris Accord, Germany assumed a responsibility of reducing its emissions to achieve the targets in the Paris accord. The emissions by each of the …

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Time to buy an Electric Vehicle?

If you are considering buying an electric vehicle you are probably confused by all the acronyms and facts. So was I but, fear not, for I have done the research for you. My main reason for buying an electric vehicle is that I’m feeling guilty about the carbon dioxide I’m leaving behind every time I …

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Global Trade Not Paying for its Damages

The controversial trade agreement, NAFTA, is now being renegotiated at the insistence of President Trump.  Everything seems to be on the table but there’s one big thing that isn’t and should be. It’s that trade itself, which necessitates the transport of goods which spews out carbon emissions, has an ecological footprint. Trade agreements note that …

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Energy Efficiency Is Not Enough

One weapon in the arsenal to reduce emissions from burning fossil fuels is a drive to increased efficiency. Make everything more efficient and we will use less energy. It seems obvious, a KWH saved is some oil that we don’t have to dig out of the ground and burn. Just like mom used to say …

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