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Energy and Air Pollution

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WorldEnergyOutlookSpecialReport2016EnergyandAirPollution.pdf

The number of worldwide deaths attributed to air pollution annually exceeds those from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and road accidents combined.  This World Energy Outlook Special Report presents a clean air scenario for pushing air pollution levels into a steep decline in all countries.   Includes profiles for major countries and world regions.  From the International Energy Agency

 

Renewable Fuel Standard: Program Unlikely to Meet Its Targets for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Transportation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/681252.pdf

The Renewable Fuel Standards program mandates that domestic transportation fuels be blended with increasing volumes of biofuels through 2022 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the renewable fuels sector.  This report casts doubt on whether the RFS will meet its goals due to limited production of advanced biofuels. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Five Clean Energy Technologies: 2016 Update

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/Revolutiona%CC%82%E2%82%ACNow%202016%20Report_2.pdf

Latest annual report on the move toward clean energy technologies, which highlights the development wind turbines, solar technologies, electric vehicles, and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  From the Energy Department

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/trade_shifts_2015/index.htm

Reviews U.S. trade performance during the year with a focus on changes in exports and imports of key natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing products.  Also examines changes in trade relations with 4 key partners and country groups.  Also has special topic: the impact of declining energy prices on U.S. sectoral trade flows.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission.

 

Facility Level Information on GHGs Tool (FLIGHT)

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do

Interactive site which allows user to choose geographic place, types of fuels and emissions and identify sites with 2015 emissions totals.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: 2015 Highlights

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ghgrp-reported-data

8003 facilities reported direct emissions totaling 3.05 billion metric tons CO2 equivalent.  Includes program background, reported emissions, emissions trends, and geographic distribution of emissions.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data From Large Facilities

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-releases-greenhouse-gas-emissions-data-large-facilities

Agency press release on the sixth year of greenhouse gas emissions reporting including GHG pollution trends and emissions by industrial sector, geographic region, and individual facilities.  In 2015 large industrial facilities emissions, accounting for about 50% of total U.S. emissions, were 4.9% lower than 2014 and 8.2% lower than 2011.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Statistical Yearbook [United Nations] 2016 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,United Nations

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/publications/statistical-yearbook/files/syb59/syb59.pdf

Offers statistics on social, economic, and environmental conditions at the national, regional, and world levels.  Contents are under review and this edition is shorter than previous ones.  From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

 

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