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    Climate change is real for large institutions but it’s not making the case for cost-cutting fleets and consumers

    December 1, 2014 gamadmin
    Whatever you want to call it – climate science, climate disruption, or global warming – climate change is still coming up all over the map. Institutions of all types – large corporations, government agencies, research centers, and the United Nations – quickly set aside arguments that climate change isn’t happening. Their concern is whether it’s too late to stop devastating weather events, ocean acidification, melting ice caps, and massive losses of natural resources.
    Most automakers and other major stakeholders tend to agree with... Read more


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    German daily newspaper Die Welt has proclaimed U.S. President Donald Trump the most successful climate protector in the world after a new global climate report revealed that U.S. carbon dioxide emissions dropped dramatically during Trump first year in office. The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its Global Energy and CO2 Status Report, 2017 on March 22 2018, which contained the bombshell news that the biggest drop in emissions came from the United States, which made folks at Die Welt sit up and take notice.

    The United States led the small pack of countries that managed to lower greenhouse gas emissions, accompanied by UK, Japan, and Mexico. According to IEA figures, the United States managed to reduce CO2 emissions in 2017 by 0.5 percent, or 25 million tons, to 4810 million tons.

    Curiously, some of the countries that chastised the United States for dropping out of the Paris Accord performed far worse than the U.S. during 2017, with the European Union (EU) emissions rising by a stunning 46 million tons. Germany itself has not reduced its emissions for nine years in a row.

    The decline in U.S. carbon emissions was due to a number of factors, the study found, including growth in the use of renewables, the liberalization of fracking with the consequent increase in clean-burning natural gas, and America’s continued high use of clean nuclear energy, which supplies about 20 percent of U.S. energy needs.

    Air pollution in the U.S. is among the lowest on the planet, according to studies by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the WHO 2017 report on air pollution, the United States was listed as one of the countries with the cleanest air in the world, significantly cleaner than the air in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Japan, Austria, and France.


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      Stephen Moore for the Washington Times August 19, 2018 - Take a wild guess what country is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions the most? Canada? Britain? France? India? Germany? Japan? No, no, no, no, no and no.

      The answer to that question is the United States of America. Wow! How can that be? This must be a misprint. Fake news. America never signed the Kyoto Protocol some two decades ago. We never enacted a carbon tax. We don’t have a cap and trade carbon emission program. That evironmental villain Donald Trump pulled America out of the Paris climate accord that was signed by almost the entire rest of the civilized world.

      Yet the latest world climate report from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy finds that in 2017, America reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent, the most of all major countries. That’s especially impressive given that our economy grew by nearly 3 percent — so we had more growth and less pollution — the best of all worlds.


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        These are great articles, Bill.
        Go natural gas!


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          Hi John it’s David in Indiana (ex Saipan) I bought an 2002 Ford e350 CNG .. need some advise please email or call me 317-709-4054 thanks


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            Julia Limitone for EnergyFOXBusiness July 24, 2019 - Berkeley, California became the first city in the nation to ban natural gas from new buildings after a city council vote last week. It follows a California Energy Commission finding that electrification is more cost-efficient than natural gas.

            The ban, which takes effect at the beginning of next year, applies to the construction of all new residential homes and buildings up to three stories. The ban will add to the cost of living in the Bay Area. It typically costs about $3 to $4 per month to heat water in a three-bedroom apartment and adding an individual electric hot-water heater in each room would cause that to swell by 10 or 20 times per month, and up to an additional $3,000 to $4,000 per apartment.



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              Michael Shellenberger for Environmental Progress, Berkeley CA June 29, 2020 -
              On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

              I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30. At 17, I lived in Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista socialist revolution. At 23 I raised money for Guatemalan women’s cooperatives. In my early 20s I lived in the semi-Amazon doing research with small farmers fighting land invasions. At 26 I helped expose poor conditions at Nike factories in Asia.

              I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public. And so, my formal apology for our fear-mongering comes in the form of my new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. Apocalypse Never covers climate change, deforestation, plastic waste, species extinction, industrialization, meat, nuclear energy, and renewables.

              Some highlights from the book:

              The most important thing for reducing air pollution and carbon emissions is moving from wood to coal to petroleum to natural gas to uranium

              100% renewables would require increasing the land used for energy from today’s 0.5% to 50%

              We should want cities, farms, and power plants to have higher, not lower, power densities

              The evidence is overwhelming that our high-energy civilization is better for people and nature than the low-energy civilization that climate alarmists would return us to.