Articles Tagged: carbon intensity

U.S. and Global Carbon Intensity Trends

President Barak Obama proudly announced to the public that “the United States has reduced [its] total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth”[1] over the past eight years. In fact, the US lowered its emissions by 690 MMTCO2 between 2004 and 2012; the only close competitor is the EU which reduced its emissions […]

U.S. Energy Emissions Holding Steady

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions continue to drop, reaching levels not seen since the early 1990s, according the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  The deep economic recession accounts for some of this decline, but it is illustrative to note that U.S. gross domestic product has posted growth since late 2009 (see http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/gdp-growth).  Even assuming for lags in industrial […]

Ethical Questions Surround Climate Advocacy Group

Washington D.C. attracts a seemingly infinite number of special interests and advocacy groups lobbying for federal policies crafted to enrich them. Many of these groups have names that ring of high principle and social responsibility, regardless of the merit of their actual goals. And this month one more entered the scene: the National Climate Ethics […]

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