List of proposed scenarios and technologies for de-carbonizing Europe

This is a work in progress article on wikipedia  [hide]  1 Introduction 2 Nuclear energy 3 District heating and combined heat and power 4 Super energy conservation 5 Use of individual heat pumps for heating 6 Increased use of wind energy 7 See also 8 References 9 External links Introduction[edit] There are a large number […]

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Vahrenholt, chief of RWE Innogy climate expert Die Kalte Sonne (The Cold Sun), "the contribution of CO2 to global warming is exaggerated

I very much recommend reading this article http://www.europeanenergyreview.eu/site/pagina.php?id=3740&zoek=Vahrenholt on european energy review which features a (rather lengthy) discussion between climate scientists Rob van Dorland and Bart Verheggen and self-proclaimed climate expert Vahrenholt. While Vahrenholt was mainly backed by German Bild Zeitung (crappy German tabloid), van Dorland and Verheggen have a list of serious scientific papers […]

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Burning wood has worse carbon emissions than burning coal

Some thoughts about current Bio issues. Whilst there are some good reasons to produce biogas from wood when you analyse the process on an exergy basis it is inferior to the combustion of the wood in large scale CHP as practiced in Copenhagen. The reason the work done by the Carbon Trust signalled that AD […]

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Climate change discussion, OECD report, CCS

Hello all The OECD’s report on the global environment to 2050 (available to buy or read online free at http://www.oecd.org/document/11/0,3746,en_2649_37465_49036555_1_1_1_37465,00.html) includes a summary of where we are at with emissions trajectories at the moment.  On the current path, 85% of energy will be provided by fossil fuels in 2050, with an estimated atmospheric CO2 concentration […]

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Technology Strategy Board Retrofit for Future a study to minimise CO2 emissions for typical UK housing comparing Combined Heat and Power District Heating with Insulation. March 2011

  Executive Summary.   This work illustrates that the objective of minimising CO2 emissions from a typical late 1960s/early 1970s London houses in a terrace of five houses, is to connect them to district heating. Connection to the district heating gives a lower capital cost per tonne of CO2 displaced than alternative insulation measures. The […]

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A note on the importance of fast acting mitigation measures Dr. Mark Barrett 20.03.09

Of critical importance is global warming over periods of decades, the time integrated radiative forcing of greenhouse gases, and so early, small reductions in GHGs can be as important as later larger reductions, especially given the increasing concern about ‘tipping points’. Measures such as motorway speed reduction (< 5 years implementation) and car downsizing (~15 […]

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a regular up to date source of hard info on renewable energy- Renew

Need a regular up to date source of hard info on renewable energy? Renew is a 36 page newsletter on renewable energy developments and policy which has been produced  by Open University Professor Dave Elliott without a break bi-monthly since 1979. It’s widely seen as a reliable and up to date source of information, news […]

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