Tuesday, December 30, 2014

[biofuelwatch] Air Pollution: Clean Up Our Skies (Biomass heating 80% of Europe's black carbon emissions in 2025)





Thanks to Robert Palgrave for sending this our way.

-Josh
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Air Pollution: Clean Up Our Skies


- by Julia Schmale, November 19, 2014, Nature


"In December, the world's attention will fall on climate-change negotiations at the 20th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The emphasis will be on reducing emissions of long-term atmospheric drivers such as carbon dioxide, the effects of which will be felt for centuries. At the same time, the mitigation of short-lived climate-forcing pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane, black carbon and ozone — which are active for days or decades — must be addressed (see 'Compounds of concern').


"[A]ir quality is not under control. Unregulated residential emissions from biomass heating are rising, and will account for 80% of black-carbon emissions in Europe in 2025."


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--   Editor, The Biomass Monitor  Editor, Energy Justice Now


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Posted by: Josh Schlossberg <josh@energyjustice.net>



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