Big Fossil: News links for April 2019

Emissions: Past, present and no future

ABC [Australia]   Free public transport is an attractive idea. But would it solve our traffic woes?

BBC   Climate change: How green is your parcel?

Business Green   Good news: Europe on track to halve emissions by 2030

BusinessGreen   From road pricing to rail freight: Why slashing transport emissions is not as simple as going electric

Carbon Brief   Guest post: What do we know about climate change mitigation in cities?

Climate Home News   Burning wood for power breaches EU treaty, new lawsuit claims

Climate Home News   UN aviation body agrees to close carbon emissions loophole

Economist   Private jets receive ludicrous tax breaks that hurt the environment

Guardian   Fracking plan ‘will release same C02 as 300m new cars’

Guardian   Have we hit ‘peak beef’?

Guardian   Melbourne becomes first city with all council infrastructure powered by renewables

Guardian   Resource extraction responsible for half world’s carbon emissions

Independent   World's top 20 airlines falling short on climate change commitments, study finds

Phys.org   Ocean sink for man-made CO2 measured

Reuters   Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2018: IEA

Reuters   Shell urges Trump White House to tighten methane leak rules

Academic articles about emissions

Elsevier/ScienceDirect/EnergyPolicy   Crises and emissions: New empirical evidence from a large sample

IOP Science   Environmental Research Letters   How effective is the European Union energy label? Evidence from a real-stakes experiment

Nature/NPJ/Climate and Atmospheric Science   Methane emissions from groundwater pumping in the USA

Wiley/AGU100/Earth’s Future   Cautious Optimism and Incremental Goals Toward Stabilizing Atmospheric CO2

Wiley/AGU100/Earth’s Future   Dynamic Carbon Emission Linkages Across Boundaries

Wiley/AGU100/Earth’s Future   Global rules mask the mitigation challenge facing developing countries

Wiley/AGU100/Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology   Temporal Scaling of Carbon Emission and Accumulation Rates: Modern Anthropogenic Emissions Compared to Estimates of PETM Onset Accumulation

Wiley/AGU100/Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology   Temporal Scaling of Carbon Emission and Accumulation Rates: Modern Anthropogenic Emissions Compared to Estimates of PETM Onset Accumulation

Cleaner tech: How much can it help?

Anthropocence   Wind Turbines Make Better Neighbors than Power Plants

Atlantic   There Really, Really Isn’t a Silver Bullet for Climate Change

Axios   The future of BP's venture and low-carbon strategies

Business Green   Offshore Wind Sector Deal: 'Green collar jobs' set to more than triple by 2030

Daily Mail [Australia]   Volkswagen vows to build 22 million e-cars over next decade

Guardian   In hot water: New Mexico battles the dark side of renewable energy

Nature   A strong relative preference for wind turbines in the United States among those who live near them

New Scientist   Wind and solar will still work in a climate-change ravaged Europe

Quartz   Swedish technology could make geothermal as mainstream as wind and solar

Reuters   Indonesia plans tax changes to drive output, exports of greener cars

Reuters   Large-scale solar power set for double-digit growth: Goldman Sachs

Reuters   RPT-India seeks bids for $5 bln in transmission lines to fuel renewables growth

Telegraph [UK]   German car industry to invest €60bn over next 3 years in electric and self-driving cars

The Conversation   Jamaica leads in Richard Branson-backed plan for a Caribbean climate revolution

WRI   Urban Transformations: The Reinvention of Eskisehir, Turkey from Dump to Destination

Yale   In Germany, Consumers Embrace a Shift to Home Batteries

Yale   Microgrid system saves tribe $200,000 a year

Photo Attributions

Cleaner technologies: Photo by: Marufish

Emissions: Photo by: Michael Elleray

Coal: Photo by: USDA NRCS Montana / Flickr

Oil: Photo by: liquidcrash

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