Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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Op Ed Urges “Ignore the ‘Can’t Do’ Anti-Climate Action Chorus” – Peter Iwanowicz is a member of the NY Climate Action Council, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates NY, and was formerly Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), NYS Assistant Secretary for the Environment and was the very first director of the New York State Office of Climate Change. In his Opinion piece for the Albany Times Union, Iwanowicz notes the challenges Americans, and New Yorkers in particular, have met, and notes “While some lack faith in the ingenuity and determination of New Yorkers and our skilled workforce to tackle the climate crisis, I don’t. And when the ‘can do’ spirit finally triumphs, we all will be better off – and healthier – for it.” Op Ed here.

Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director, Environmental Advocates NY

NYISO Predicts Huge Power System Growth to meet CLCPA Demand – The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which runs the NY electric grid has released its 2021-2040 System Resource & Outlook (The Outlook) “The total installed generation capacity to meet policy objectives within New York is projected to range between 111 GW and 124 GW by 2040. At least 95 GW of this capacity will consist of new generation projects and/or modifications to existing plants.”  The energy storage capacity of geothermal loops can dramatically cut this projected demand increase.  Document link here.

Study: Methane Emissions May Be Five Times Higher Than Previously Thought – Saul Elbein – The Hill – “Existing measures to burn off the powerful greenhouse gas — which is dozens of times more potent than carbon dioxide — allow far more to slip by than had been believed, according to the paper published…in Science… studies of three major natural gas basins — the Eagle Ford and Permian in Texas, and the Bakken of North Dakota — found that only 91 percent of the methane is consumed. That’s in part because flares are often malfunctioning or simply unlit — allowing raw methane to vent into the atmosphere.” Thanks to Cornell scientist Robert Howarth for this tip – Full article here.

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