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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Launch First U.S. Power Sector Carbon Intensity Index

The carbon emissions intensity of U.S. power generation has been trending downwards for more than a decade, dropping 24 percent from 2005 through 2016. Deeper emissions cuts are needed in order to avoid likely worst case climate change scenarios, however, according to CMU researchers.

Decoupling Economy from Fossil Fuels California a World Leader

California is a world leader when it comes to forging a low-carbon green economy that decouples growth from fossil fuel use and energy intensity, according to the first international edition of Next10’s Green Innovation Index.

China’s Green Economy Leadership

China sees green as the future engine of its economy. Although currently the world’s leading greenhouse gas emitter, China is serious about slowing greenhouse gas emissions and using renewable energy. Despite the many challenges, “Chinese leaders are dead serious about environment, more serious than the outside world thinks,” said Yan Kefeng of Cambridge Energy Research Associates. China is working to change its economic growth…

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China Proposes Emissions Target Ahead of COP15

On the heels of president Obama’s announcement earlier this week that he will attend the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen and propose firm (if inadequate) emissions targets, Chinese officials have stated they will also propose mitigation targets in Copenhagen. The move from the two largest greenhouse gas emitters has some breathing a sigh of relief in the final days before…

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Carbon Emissions in U.S. Make Biggest Decline Since 1982

High gas prices and a melt-down in the eoncomy led to lowered carbon emissions in the U.S. in 2008