Switching To Natural Gas From Coal Will Reduce Global Warming Much Less Than Hoped

September 9, 2011 by  
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photo: Daniel Boyd / CC BY Natural gas may have lower greenhouse gas emissions when burned than coal, but widespread switching over to natural gas for electricity won’t have much of an impact on reducing global warming, a new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research concludes. Two well-documented situations are at the heart of the matter:

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How Can Technology Reduce Global Shipping’s Fuel Consumption?

August 3, 2010 by  
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Car transport ship, photo: Rennett Stowe via flickr. If we’re going to start this great transition off of oil we really need to start thinking hard about how we’re going to move ourselves and our goods around the globe . Part of that is thinking conceptually about it–how to change our habits and usage patterns for long-distance travel.

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GM to Boost Volt PHEV Production Capacity by 50% in 2012

August 3, 2010 by  
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Photo: GM From 30,000 to 45,000 Units Thanks to strong interest by the public, GM has decided to boost production of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid by 50% in 2012. This means that instead of making 30,000, they’ll make 45,000 at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. The company is probably hoping that it can improve the economics of the Volt by reaching economies of scale faster than initially planned, and it no doubt feels Nissan breathing down its neck with its cheaper LEAF el..

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Climate Change Threatens to Devastate Burma

August 3, 2010 by  
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Monks in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. Photo via Disposable Words Sometimes we tend to fixate on the wider scope of threats posed by climate change, like the rising global temperatures, the melting ice in the Arctic, general sea level rise, and so on. But we also need to be looking at the regions and nations that global warming stands to hit the hardest — those places are often the least well equipped to deal with adaption as well

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