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twenty-one documents in the library in the category Industry

Industry: Industry is another of the major consumers of energy and thus subject to significant production of GHG. In developed countries, industry's use of energy is a measure of the economies performance, therefore means must be implemented to increase industrial energy efficiency as well as shift the energy's source to one that produces less GHG.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/06/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-actions-ensure-nuclear-energy
also in categories economics, energy, government, industry, nuclear moreless
As detailed in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama is committed to using every appropriate tool to combat climate change. Nuclear power, which in 2014 generated about 60 percent of carbon-free electricity in the United States, continues to play a major role in efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector. The continued development of new and advanced nuclear technologies along with support for currently operating nuclear power plants is an important component of our clean energy strategy. moreless
http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library.aspx
also in categories economics, energy, industry, nuclear, technology moreless
Facts, figures, energy and environment, country profiles, future developments, etc. moreless
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081648
also in categories carbon capture, causes, economics, effects, energy, forests, government, industry, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
James Hansen, et.al. Assessment of impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilise climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts. moreless
http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/14123-8-GB_loi-TE-mode-emploi_DEF_light.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, french, government, industry, mitigation, negotiations, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, transportation, wind moreless
Description of the plan adopted into French law in 2015. Can be used as a base to follow the achievements, or limitations of the objectives. moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/focus/long-term_strategies/application/pdf/mid_century_strategy_report-final_red.pdf
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, promising technology, recycling solutions, solar, success and failures, technology, transportation, wind moreless
US commitment to COP22. This document lays out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050. This document has been presented immediately after the US 2016 election results. At this point in time, little is known about the future of these very worthwhile commitments. moreless
https://www.iaea.org/NuclearPower/Downloadable/Meetings/2014/2014-10-06-10-08-TM-NPE/14-Bragg_Sitton-Integrated_Nuclear_Renewable_Energy_Systems_(IAEA).pdf
also in categories energy, industry, nuclear, promising technology, technology moreless
In the next 30 years, we expect to see substantial change in energy systems as the lifetime of existing plants ends and new plants are built with the EPA goals in mind. Replacement systems will have to enter a new operational paradigm in which integrated industrial-scale systems might provide the optimum way forward. An interesting view of future energy systems architecture. Does not take into consideration in US political changes. moreless
https://toolkit.climate.gov/
also in categories agriculture, causes, community, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, government, health, industry, mitigation, models, recycling solutions, technology, transportation moreless
Frameworks and tools to understand and address climate issues that impact people and their communities. Build resilience to climate impacts, see what others are doing, explore local situations. moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/mfc2013/application/pdf/fr_strategy_resume2.pdf
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, recycling solutions, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Explains how France intends to reduce GHG to 140 Mt (divide by factor 4, 1990 — 2050) in two generations. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5515d9f9e4b04d5c3198b7bb/t/552d37bbe4b07a7dd69fcdbb/1429026747046/An Ecomodernist Manifesto.pdf
also in categories agriculture, carbon capture, community, economics, effects, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology, technology moreless
A revolutionary reevaluation of environmentalism, with a high reliance on technology to provide human needs while providing environmental space for wilderness and wild things. moreless
http://decarbonizeurope.org/en/
also in categories agriculture, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, habitation, industry, negotiations, plans and scenarios, transportation moreless
Nine propositions to take Europe to a post-carbon era before 2050 moreless
http://www.moltexenergy.com/learnmore/Moltex_Renewables.pdf
also in categories energy, industry, nuclear, promising technology moreless
Describes how to use molten salt to store up to 8 hours excess energy in in the form of heat in molten salt. moreless
http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/53066.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, industry, promising technology, solar, technology moreless
Developing a Cost Model and Methodology to Estimate Capital Costs for Thermal Energy Storage moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX1r8OAmz9I
also in categories causes, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, international references, models, plans and scenarios moreless
Wakeup call for climate realism. moreless
http://www.tsp-data-portal.org/
also in categories economics, energy, industry, models, technology moreless
Primary energy Statistics, Climate. Data can be browsed, exported, modeled moreless
https://thebreakthrough.org/images/main_image/Where_the_Shale_Gas_Revolution_Came_From2.pdf
also in categories energy, fossil fuel, government, industry, natural gas, petroleum, technology moreless
Government’s role in the development of hydraulic fracturing in shale moreless
https://ideesrecuessurlenergie.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/consultation-asn-sur-lepr-la-democratie-defouloir/
also in categories french, industry, nuclear, technology moreless
La dérive actuelle vers la démocratie d’opinion, encouragée par le système médiatique et la publicité dont elle dépend, ainsi que par des politiciens carriéristes, conduit à affirmer que le nucléaire a manqué de concertation dans l’orientation avangardiste prise en 1974, et que l’arbitrage consensuel des experts qualifiés doit être désormais assorti d’une « consultation » des citoyens. L’important semble donc être que chacun puisse verbaliser ses angoisses, avoir l’impression d’être écouté. moreless
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-02/documents/2017_complete_report.pdf
also in categories government, industry, international references, transportation moreless
In 2015, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,586.7 MMT, or million metric tons, carbon dioxide (CO2) Eq. Total U.S. emissions have increased by 3.5 percent from 1990 to 2015, and emissions decreased from 2014 to 2015 by 2.3 percent (153.0 MMT CO2 Eq.). The decrease in total greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2015 was driven in large part by a decrease in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. Data for 2016 are not included. Detailed. Due to current political situation, unlikely to be repeated. moreless
http://www.elysee.fr/declarations/article/discours-du-president-de-la-republique-emmanuel-macron-lors-de-la-cop23-a-bonn/
also in categories economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, transportation, wind moreless
French President Macron’s speech at COP23, which clarified French climate policy. The speech followed the science, unlike previous presidents’ speeches on the subject. It’s an example of lucidity and good sense. moreless
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544217318145
also in categories economics, energy, industry, plans and scenarios, technology moreless
Grid-level energy storage is an emerging technology that provides operational flexibility for managing electricity demand, integrating renewable energy, and improving system reliability. However, it has been established that revenue-maximising grid-level energy storage tends to increase system emissions in current US electricity grids. moreless
http://climateactiontracker.org/
also in categories government, industry, international references, success and failures, technology moreless
The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges, targets and INDCs and currently implemented policy to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
http://library.savingourplanet.net/documents/WorldEnergyScenarios2016.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, government, hydroelectric, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Substantial reduction in carbon intensity drives carbon emissions to peak between 2020 and 2040 across the three scenarios. Still, to reach global climate targets, the world needs an exceptional and enduring effort on top of already pledged commitments, and coordinated global action at unprecedented levels, with meaningful carbon prices. moreless

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