Carbon Emissions

Previewing Paris: U.S. to Spend an Additional $38 to $45 Billion to Meet 2025 Goals

As the world meets in Paris at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Climate Change during the first two weeks in December, it is important to take note how the U.S. has already regulated greenhouse gases (GHGs). According to American...

/ November 11, 2015

Pumpkins and Methane: Sometimes Scary Stories are Just Stories

Boo! Were you scared? (I didn’t think so.) Maybe this will scare you. The US Department of Energy has pointed its long creepy finger at pumpkins (ooooh…) as a source of methane, a greenhouse gas that has a greater heat trapping effect than...

/ October 29, 2015

The High Carbon Cost of Biofuels

Policymakers should carefully consider the potential impact of policies on the environment, energy security, and consumers. Unfortunately, well-intentioned regulations or legislation, especially involving energy and environmental policies, can and have had unintended negative consequences. An example of such consequences can...

/ July 23, 2015

Hydrogen-powered cars: future or false dawn?

What can drive 300 miles on a full tank, takes minutes to refuel and has been panned by Elon Musk? No, not many of the conventional gasoline-powered cars available on the market today – we are talking about the Mirai:...

/ May 13, 2015