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BP: Global Coal Use Fell by Largest Recorded Margin in 2015

Global coal use fell by more than 70 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) – a 1.8% decline – in 2015, the largest annual reduction in records going back half a century, according to BP.

After Paris, A Move to Rein In Emissions by Ships and Planes

As the world moves to slash CO2 emissions, the shipping and aviation sectors have managed to remain on the sidelines. But the pressure is now on these two major polluting industries to start controlling their emissions at last.

Can We Reduce CO2 Emissions And Grow the Global Economy?

Surprising new statistics show that the world economy is expanding while global carbon emissions remain at the same level. Is it possible that the elusive “decoupling” of emissions and economic growth could be happening?

New Coal Plants Rise in 2015 Despite Falling Consumption

Old coal plants are increasingly lying dormant, yet new ones keep getting built, according to a new report.

Again and Again: Supposed Evidence for Decoupling Emissions from Growth is Not What it Seems

It can be difficult to form a view of what’s really going on in our atmosphere, given the amount of information and of contradictory claims.

The Carbon Counters: Tracking Emissions in a Post-Paris World

In the wake of the Paris climate agreement, developing countries find themselves in need of analysts capable of monitoring their emissions.

Living in Interesting Times: Have CO2 Emissions Peaked?

The projections that had been circulating during the past few months turned out to be correct. Now, it is official: the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions peaked in 2014 and went down in 2015. And this could be a momentous change.

Large Methane Leaks Highlight Ongoing Risk to Climate

A new study of the recent methane leak in Aliso Canyon, California confirms that it was the largest methane leak in US history.

Magical Mathematics

I know that some readers of this blog get bored by my engagements with the ecomodernists, whereas others find them interesting. So I’m going to try to keep everyone happy.

Paris Scherzo

The Paris climate conference is really an economic conference, perched on the brink of a market crash in the fossil fuel sector.

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