As Britain's electricity generation relies less on coal gas, wind, hydro and solar energy are utilized. Source. Transport & Environment sur Twitter : "WORRYING: Transport has become Europe's biggest climate problem - and things are getting worse. We need stronger, faster action to have a net-zero emissions mobility system in Europe. More on. This is clear as a bell & v interesting. Strong reminder that we’re already quite a few steps down the decarbonisation road. Helps energize us for the rest of the journey.…
Twitter. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "CO2 emissions per GWh of energy produced for different sources. This is why many argue in favour of more nuclear energy. I’d like to see a risk measurement (worst case scenario) introduced. Source. A level Carbon Cycle □ Energy mixes round the world. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "This #infographic reminds us that #USA changed it's #energy policy. Massive increase in oil production (through environmentally risky methods) means less reliance on #oil imports from the middle east. Source. The changing electricity mix: 2012 - 2017. *****Renewable Energy (pop ups map) Code Name Target URL Target Established in To be reached by Main support scheme URL Main support scheme ALB Albania Tax relief /policiesandmeasures/pams/albania/name-34154-en.php?
*****#Map shows average household carbon footprint across #Europe. I was surprised just how high the brits are. The Great Decoupling Energy use, economic growth & carbon emissions in four charts #sustainability. *****The oil market is bigger than all metal markets combined. *****American energy use in one flow chart. Live CO2 emissions of electricity consumption. #OTD 1950: Can British Electricity keep up with demand? The tension in this clip is unbearable!
*****Interactive: CO2 emissions by source, *country* – over time - Our World In Data. ***2016 wasn't as bad as you think. 2016 is likely to be remembered as an annus horribilis for so many reasons that it’s tempting to think everything is doomed.
But things are not always as they seem. There are silver linings. You just have to look hard to find them. Death in conflict Overall, 2016 looks set to have slightly fewer deaths through armed conflict than 2015, when 167,000 people died. But narrow the focus and pockets of progress can be found. “The group’s operational capacity within Nigeria was weakened,” notes Anastasia Voronkova, IISS research fellow for armed conflict. Death tolls are also expected to be lower from internal conflicts in the Philippines, Myanmar and India, according to the IISS. Emissions Carbon is flatlining, and our planet has breathing space. What is more, this plateau in emissions is taking place against a background of quickening economic growth, showing that increasing prosperity and lifting people out of poverty need not come at the expense of the climate.
Crime Connectivity Population. Sending a container from Shanghai to Europe costs half what it did two years ago. Some good progress in decarbonation of UK economy but some sectors lagg, such as transportation and agriculture. #UKClimateAction @theCCCuk. *Various graphs: Australia’s export performance in 2015. 27 May 2016 Mark ThirlwellAustralian EconomyInternational Trade The recent release of supplementary data on international trade in services by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has allowed DFAT to update its rankings of Australia’s leading trading partners and top 25 exports and imports.
*Oil price to rise in 2017 + other commodity prices World Bank. Prices for most commodities, including oil, are forecast to rise in 2017 as a long period of declining prices appears to be bottoming out, according to the October Commodities Markets Outlook.
Oil prices are forecast to rise to $55 per barrel next year from $43 per barrel in 2016 as markets readjust after an era of abundant supply that outpaced demand. Energy prices, which also include coal and natural gas, are forecast to jump 24 percent in the coming year. The decision in September of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to resume limiting oil production is another important factor behind the higher price forecast. When OPEC members announced that they would aim to cap production at around 33 million barrels of oil per day, it signaled the potential end to two years of unrestrained production.
Oil prices had fallen as low as below $30 per barrel during that period. *5 predictions for energy in 2030. The energy sector has probably undergone more rapid change in the last ten years than in the previous fifty.
In a matter of a decade, shale gas production in the US increased by more than a factor of ten, taking US gas imports to their lowest level since the early 80s. Solar costs have come down so considerably that solar as cheap as regular grid electricity in some parts of the world, despite prices being previously projected to increase over the same period due to poor availability of silicon feedstock. *Energy trend infographics. *Generation mix v sources of carbon in our electricity (live data at the time of the tweet)
*Graphs! Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year. 'Peak horse': Is there a lesson here? UK loses top 10 spot in global energy ranking for the first time. The UK has fallen out of the top 10 of a respected international league table of countries’ energy sectors for the first time.
The World Energy Council blamed the government’s lack of clarity and myriad changes which it said have left the country facing a potential gap in energy supply. The UK has previously been one of the top performers in the council’s “Trillema Index”, which has ranked countries on energy security, costs and decarbonisation efforts for the last six years. But the Brexit vote, cuts to renewable energy subsidies and planned changes on foreign ownership have created investment uncertainty and significant challenges for the UK, according to the latest edition of the index for the London-headquartered agency, whose members include energy companies across the world.
The UK was also added to a watchlist of countries where negative changes are expected imminently, alongside the US, Germany and Japan. Doing Our Dirty Work. “The United States will be required to more steeply reduce our carbon emissions while China won’t have to reduce anything,” climate change-denying Senator James Inhofe said of last week’s historic U.S.
-China emissions pact. Other critics have joined him in calling the agreement, which puts both nations on a path toward curtailing carbon pollution, fundamentally unfair. China has its own gripes, though, and some of them are pretty persuasive. We used to worry about ‘peak oil’. Then the technological revolution happened. When you hear the words high tech, you probably imagine a smartphone, a driverless car, maybe even a spaceship.
Having been in the oil and natural gas business for 36 years, I picture 3D seismic imaging that enables scientists to see miles below the seabed floor; the world’s biggest carbon sequestration project; and precision drilling equipment that enables us to bore holes more than 35,000 feet below sea level and hit a target the size of a baseball home plate. Farewell oil, hello tech: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016. From smartphones and social media, to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the tech-oriented world we live in today looks very different to how things were just 10 years ago.
In 2006, oil giant Exxon Mobil headed the list of the world’s most valuable companies and Microsoft was the only tech firm near the top. Fast forward to August 2016, and Apple, Google’s Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook dominate the list, while ExxonMobil is the only oil company left in the top five. Image: Statista For a brief moment on 1 August, after ExxonMobil’s profits tumbled, the oil giant found itself in sixth place behind Amazon and Facebook, before climbing back up. Peak coal for China? Scientists say 2014 was a turning point for climate change. And it’s all thanks to China. “Coal is China.
China is coal.” What Powers the World? – Gocompare.com. G. B. National Grid status.