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Energy Issues News
December 9, 2019

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero -- the names of digital-based 'cryptocurrencies' are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical ... read more
Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a ... read more

30,000-Plus U.S. Lives Could Be Saved by Reducing Air Pollution Levels Below Current Standard

Research findings show significant human health benefits when air quality is better than the current national ambient air quality standard. The ... read more

Bitcoin Causing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Comparable to Las Vegas or Hamburg

The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in carbon dioxide emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Las Vegas or ... read more
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US Public Views on Climate and Energy

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the US should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over ... read more

Using Controlled Environment Food Production to Solve Food Shortages

Before land and labor shortages prompted by the Industrial Revolution forced food production to move away from cities, agriculture was central to urban environments and their planning. Now, certain ... read more

Are We Underestimating the Benefits of Investing in Renewable Energy?

Scientists have estimated the emissions intensity of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants from a major electricity distributor and highlighted key consequences - essential information for ... read more

Climate Change Concerns Have Largely Ignored Role of Access to Effective Contraception

Climate change concerns have largely ignored the importance of universal access to effective contraception, despite the impact of population growth on greenhouse gas emissions, argue ... read more

China Is on Track to Meet Its Emissions Goals for 2020

Polluting emissions from Chinese thermal power plants declined significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to new research. The study analyzed data from 2014, when China introduced the ambitious ... read more

No Evidence That Power Posing Works

Striking a power pose before an important meeting or interview is not going to boost your confidence or make you feel more powerful, says a researcher. A psychology professor reviewed nearly 40 ... read more

Even Short-Lived Solar Panels Can Be Economically Viable

A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don't necessarily have to last for 25 to 30 years in order to be ... read more

Verdict for China's Efforts on Coal Emissions

Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China's success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs). CPPs are one of the main contributors to air pollution in ... read more

To Reduce Pollution, Policymakers Should Broaden Focus Beyond Smokestacks

Researchers used integrated assessment models to compute marginal damages from fine particulate matter-related emissions to measure economy-wide gross external damage due to premature mortality and ... read more

Would a Carbon Tax Help to Innovate More-Efficient Energy Use?

Taxing carbon emissions would drive innovation and lead to improved energy efficiency, according to a new ... read more

New Rider Data Shows How Public Transit Reduces Greenhouse Gas and Pollutant Emissions

Researchers used tap-on tap-off rider data to quantify the emissions saved by buses and commuter rail lines, and also project how much additional emissions could be saved by upgrading the bus and ... read more

Researchers Use Blockchain to Drive Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure

Researchers have integrated the use of blockchain into energy systems, a development that could result in expanded charging infrastructure for electric ... read more

Very Little Public Support for Relaxing Rules and Regulations Around Fracking

A major new public attitudes survey on fracking reveals very little public support for relaxing the rules and regulations around fracking -- a key demand of major shale gas extraction ... read more

Shale Natural Gas Development Impacting Recreationists

Researchers took a closer look at shale natural gas energy development (SGD) and how it is affecting the experiences of outdoor recreationists, like hikers and campers. They found a significant ... read more

Fracking Likely to Result in High Emissions

A new study has estimated emissions from shale gas production through fracking in Germany and the UK. It shows that CO2-eq. emissions would exceed the estimated current emissions from conventional ... read more

Shifts to Renewable Energy Can Drive Up Energy Poverty, Study Finds

Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new ... read more

Thought Experiment: Switzerland Without Fossil Fuels. Can That Succeed?

A new study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and ... read more

Researchers Create Worldwide Solar Energy Model

For any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know the performance of photovoltaic (solar cell) systems at local, regional and global levels. Researchers have investigated and mapped the ... read more

U.S. Military Consumes More Hydrocarbons Than Most Countries -- Massive Hidden Impact on Climate

Research shows the US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more CO2e (carbon-dioxide equivalent) than most ... read more

New Study Shows How Environmental Disruptions Affected Ancient Societies

A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or 'bottlenecks.' During these periods of transition, the advance or ... read more

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