Effects of Weather Projections On Energy Consumption in Buildings

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:10:29 +0000

Nearly half of the energy consumed in U.S. buildings in 2021 was used for heating and cooling, according to modeled estimates in our Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) Reference case. An Issues in Focus analysis on alternative weather assumptions highlights how different long-term weather projections affect space heating and space cooling demand in the U.S. residential and commercial sectors. In […]

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How The US Can Speed Its Shift To Climate-Smart Infrastructure

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 15 May 2022 22:45:37 +0000

The latest findings from the IPCC paint a grim picture: Despite some signs of progress, the world’s chance of holding global warming to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) is shrinking — and with it, our ability to prevent the most dangerous climate impacts. The goal is still within reach if global emissions peak within the next […]

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U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Rose 6% in 2021

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 19:04:03 +0000

In 2021, U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by 296 million metric tons (MMmt), or 6%, compared with 2020 levels. This increase followed a rise in economic activity and energy consumption once the initial economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic began to subside. Despite this increase in total emissions, in 2021, they were 274 […]

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US EIA Analysis Explores Energy Effects of Low-Carbon Steelmaking

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2022 04:40:45 +0000

The Early Adoption Case (EAC) of our newly released Issues in Focus: Energy Implications of Potential Iron and Steel-Sector Decarbonization Pathways explores the effects on energy demand of the steel industry becoming an early adopter of renewable hydrogen and increasing the share of steel produced using electric arc furnaces in China, OECD Europe, Japan, and South Korea. […]

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“Increase the Ambition of the EU’s Proposed Van CO2 Targets”

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 04:30:02 +0000

A coalition of cities, hauliers, companies and civil society call for decision-makers to increase the C02 reduction targets for vans. In this letter, cities, hauliers, companies, health organisations and civil society call for decision-makers to put vans on a credible path to zero emission and increase the ambition of the proposed CO₂ reduction targets. Download […]

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Electric Vehicles Cut CO2 Emissions — Huge Emissions Reductions Possible with Smart EV Charging

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:50:54 +0000

A new report, More EVs, Fewer Emissions, lays out strategies to maximize emissions reductions through optimized EV charging and provides clear recommendations for the transportation and power sectors. A new report from RMI has found that optimized charging of electric vehicles (EVs), which involves automatically and strategically shifting when an EV charges, could significantly reduce […]

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10 Top Characteristics Of Early/Short-Range EV Adopters — In My Experience

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 04:34:18 +0000

There are many people joining the electric vehicle (EV) movement every day, but we are still in the “early adopter” phase of the transition to electricity for transport. What does that make people who bought short-range EVs years ago? Super-early adopters? Ultra-early adopters

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Good News: USA Had Largest CO2 Reduction In The World In 2019

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 04:40:14 +0000

There is a bit of good news to share that might have slipped under your nose. The USA had the largest CO2 reduction in the world for 2019. This news comes from data gathered by the International Energy Agency (IEA)

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