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GHG emissions could rise 50 percent by 2050 – OECD

March 16, 2012 by

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According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), global GHG emissions could rise 50% by 2050 without the most ambitious climate policies. The world is moving towards increasing consumptive habits resulting in unsustainable use of natural sources. Our fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix now and projected for the same in subsequent […]

Telecom towers of India – GHG emissions

August 15, 2011 by

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We have discussed the telecom sector and it’s contribution to the GHG emissions in India and Greenpeace’s report on the same. India has about 3,70,000 telecom towers. Around 20% of these are located in areas away from the grid. These towers run diesel generator for around 18-20 hours a day and use batteries for rest […]

Brazil and India are leaders in Decarbonizing their economies

December 10, 2010 by

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Brazil and India, key members of the BRIC block are the leaders in the worldwide action toward reducing the CO2 emissions in relation to economic activity. By reducing the emission intensity of their economies, these countries are becoming more suited to continue developing at high growth rates in the carbon-constrained world. The GHG emissions of […]

Climate change – Linkages to Insurance

December 7, 2010 by

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According to the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, an international effort of Munich Re, the UN, World Bank and other experts, “climatic change is already influencing the frequency and intensity of natural catastrophes. . . . 2001 to 2004 were among the five warmest recorded worldwide since 1861. . . . Since the 1970s, major tropical […]

CO2 emissions fell 33 percent from 2005 to 2009 across RGGI states – Draft Report

November 25, 2010 by

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A draft report was recently released for stakeholer comments by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This report claims that annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generators in the 10 states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) were 33 percent lower in 2009 than in 2005. A ccording to […]

GHG Emissions – Rich countries are the worst

November 17, 2010 by

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A recently published index in Norway ranks United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the worst performer in GHG emissions and Australia as the second worst country in the world. The index of 183 countries created by a  British consultancy looks at current and historic emissions levels. As could be expected, rich countries and OPEC members dominated the list. The reasons […]