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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

Global 500 Firms’ GHG Emissions Rise

Utilities / Energy : Environmental Management & Energy News (10 hours ago)

Greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s 500 largest businesses rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to a Thomson Reuters report written in collaboration with BSD Consulting. During this time the UN says major companies sh... 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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