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Hate fossil fuels? Then buy up the reserves

Those with a desire to see a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels could do worse than to buy up reserves, according to a paper published this month. Researcher Bard Harstad argues that buying and holding extraction rights to fossil fuels is a more effective means of curbing their use than legislating to reduce demand. At first glance it looks like a novel approach, though perhaps an obvious one when you think of it.
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Caution needed with new greenhouse gas emission standards

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Policy makers need to be cautious in setting new 'low-carbon' standards for greenhouse gas emissions for oil sands-derived fuels as well as fuels from conventional crude oils University of Calgary and University of Toronto researche... Read Post

It's not easy flying green: Large variability in greenhouse gas emissions from alternative fuels

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

In an effort to combat soaring fuel prices and cut greenhouse gas emissions, the aviation industry is racing toward the use of biofuels. However, researchers the industry should make sure it has examined biofuels' complete carbon fo... Read Post

How California can hit its mid-century emissions reduction goals

Academics / General Science : Nobel Intent (3 years ago)

If California wants to reach its goals for greenhouse gas emissions—80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050—it must replace most direct fossil fuel use with electricity, according to a new analysis published in Science. In addition, en... Read Post


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