EMISSIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EMISSIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524829-68/gas-natural-energy-global.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524829-68/gas-natural-energy-global.html.csp">Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T11:31:11.534-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects. Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which produces more of the chief global warming gas carbon dioxide. But the new international study says an expansion of natural gas use by 2050 would also keep other energy-producing technologies like wind, solar and nuclear, from being used more. And those technologies ar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585248292014-10-15T11:31:11.534-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T11:31:11.534-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524829@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:31:11 MDT State releases status quo plan for two old, coal-fired power plants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477116-78/utah-plan-plants-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477116-78/utah-plan-plants-state.html.csp">State releases status quo plan for two old, coal-fired power plants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T11:15:30.146-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah environmental regulators on Wednesday unveiled a revised plan for clearing the skies over the state’s national parks, but to environmentalists’ dismay it would do nothing to further cut emissions from aging coal-fired power plants. Environmental groups and national park advocates had hoped the plan would require Rocky Mountain Power to retrofit two of its biggest Utah plants with the best technology available today for capturing nitrogen oxide emissions. Instead, Division of Air Quality sc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477116@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:15:30 MDT Uinta Basin cooks up bad winter air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477367-78/ozone-basin-emissions-uinta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477367-78/ozone-basin-emissions-uinta.html.csp">Uinta Basin cooks up bad winter air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T11:14:54.134-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new study led by federal scientists is shedding light on the complex photochemical reactions that often push wintertime ozone concentrations in the Uinta Basin over the federal limit. Data gathered over the past three years shows colder, snowier conditions lead to more ozone formation, according to a paper published Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. The basin does not have a lot of people and cars, but it is awash in volatile organic compound (VOC) e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477367@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:14:54 MDT Utah guv’s clean air advisers recommend cleaner-running cars, gas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477180-78/percent-clean-emissions-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477180-78/percent-clean-emissions-team.html.csp">Utah guv’s clean air advisers recommend cleaner-running cars, gas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T11:15:15.012-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Drastically cutting the emissions that ruin the Wasatch Front’s wintertime air quality should be a pain-free cinch, but only after Utahns start driving cleaner-burning automobiles using reduced-sulfur gasoline. Cutting the miles driven by 10 percent also would help cut pollution by up to 8 percent. Those are the leading “consensus” recommendations released Wednesday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Clean Air Action Team, empaneled a year ago to explore ways to confront the state’s air quality crisi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477180@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:15:15 MDT States are not joining California’s carbon market http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58456523-79/california-carbon-quebec-rggi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58456523-79/california-carbon-quebec-rggi.html.csp">States are not joining California’s carbon market</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lynn Doan</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T17:55:01.984-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 05:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • California and Quebec, which together created the largest carbon market in North America this year, may come away empty-handed as they woo northeastern U.S. states to join their system. States including Vermont, which Quebec’s premier said is particularly interested in uniting, are members of a Northeast group that has been operating an emissions-trading system since 2008. And they’ve shown no signs of abandoning that cause, said Kelly Speakes-Backman, chair of the Regional Green...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456523@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:55:01 MDT Obama: No nation has ‘free pass’ on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446507-68/carbon-climate-united-nations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446507-68/carbon-climate-united-nations.html.csp">Obama: No nation has ‘free pass’ on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINA CAPPIELLO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T21:13:25.835-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">UNITED NATIONS • In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States’ lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution. “The United States has made ambitious investments in clean energy and ambitious reductions in our carbon emissions,” Obama said. “Today I call on all countries to join us, n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584465072014-09-23T21:13:25.835-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T21:13:25.835-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446507@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:13:25 MDT Lowry: The climate change march to nowhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444912-82/climate-emissions-global-marchers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444912-82/climate-emissions-global-marchers.html.csp">Lowry: The climate change march to nowhere</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T06:06:17.741-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 06:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan, N.Y., in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warming. The throng would have better advised to parade in downtown Beijing, assuming the Politburo wouldn’t have called out the infantry. China is the locus of the alleged crime against the planet that is carbon emissions, yet the marchers staged their event in the United States, where prior to last year emissions had been declining (t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58444912@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:06:17 MDT McArdle: Cost of fixing climate change will never be free http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444837-82/free-climate-cost-developing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444837-82/free-climate-cost-developing.html.csp">McArdle: Cost of fixing climate change will never be free</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Megan McArdle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T05:57:49.565-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 05:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Is fixing climate change free? That’s the suggestion of an international blue-ribbon panel in a new report, which has been enthusiastically embraced by people who would like to fix climate change. “This may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t,” Paul Krugman says. “These are serious, careful analyses.” I hate to be the person to pour cold water on this, but I happen to have this bucket right here. The details are a bit fuzzy so far (the report promises more in a forthcoming techn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58444837@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:57:49 MDT Robinson: People must lead the leaders on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442403-82/climate-carbon-percent-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442403-82/climate-carbon-percent-china.html.csp">Robinson: People must lead the leaders on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T01:01:03.68-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • We are taking a huge gamble with the world’s future. Individual nations — and citizens — must choose to do the right thing to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, even if it means paying an economic cost. Counting on altruism is risky. But it just might work. More than 100 world leaders will assemble Tuesday at the United Nations to discuss what they are already doing, and further steps they might take, to address what majorities in many developed nations see ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442403@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438674-68/emissions-carbon-china-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438674-68/emissions-carbon-china-percent.html.csp">China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T12:30:25.074-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air last year by burning coal, oil and gas. That is 778 million tons (706 metric tons) or 2.3 percent more than the previous year. “It’s in the wron...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386742014-09-21T12:30:25.074-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T12:30:25.074-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438674@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:30:25 MDT U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58395675-68/levels-climate-carbon-emissions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58395675-68/levels-climate-carbon-emissions.html.csp">U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, the World Meteorological Organization said in an annual report. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year and is 42 perce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583956752014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58395675@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:52:02 MDT Washington Post: A climate for change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351401-82/emissions-countries-carbon-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351401-82/emissions-countries-carbon-china.html.csp">Washington Post: A climate for change</a></h4>