Navigation Links
UK's shipping emissions 6 times higher than expected, says new report
Date:9/24/2010

As the shipping industry's emissions are predicted to continue to grow in the future, the UK will fail to meet its commitment to avoid dangerous climate change if additional cuts are not made to other sectors.

According to a University of Manchester study, the global shipping industry, despite being traditionally viewed as one of the most energy efficient means of transport, releases increasing amounts of harmful emissions into the atmosphere every year.

Indeed, as the rest of the world strives to avoid dangerous climate change, the global shipping industry's carbon emissions could account for almost all of the world's emissions by 2050 if current rates of growth fuelled by globalisation continue.

This new report refocuses attention from the global efforts to reduce shipping emissions down to a national scale, and questions if the UK has a role in influencing its share of the CO2 emissions produced.

The dramatic change in the estimate of CO2 from UK shipping is based on the fact that, up until now, the UK's emissions are calculated using international bunker fuel sales that is fuel purchased at UK ports.

But, according to the report, this is a misleading statistic as the majority of vessels refuel at nearby ports, such as Rotterdam in Holland, where prices are more competitive.

Researchers at The University of Manchester show that the level of CO2 emissions released by commercial ships involved with UK trade provides a fairer representation of UK shipping emissions than fuel sold.

If this representation were to be adopted, the UK's CO2 emissions allocated to shipping would increase significantly and possibly to a higher level than the amount of CO2 released by UK aviation.

Greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping activity currently account for around 3% of total global emissions.

On the basis of its international bunk
'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8387
University of Manchester
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Shipping industry sends help as project in Panama tackles amphibian crisis
2. ESA map reveals European shipping routes like never before
3. US greenhouse gas emissions and capture, regionally
4. Texas petrochemical emissions down, but still underestimated, says study
5. UC Riverside researchers measure diesel emissions on the freeway
6. New carbon dioxide emissions model
7. Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher
8. Carbon emissions threaten fish populations
9. Global model confirms: Cool roofs can offset carbon dioxide emissions and mitigate global warming
10. Researchers calculate the cost of CO2 emissions, call for carbon tax
11. Aggressive action to reduce soot emissions needed to meet climate change goals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... Sexual selection refers to species, selection for traits ... type of natural selection enhances opportunities to mate, the ... Biologists at the University of California, Riverside have now ... of a placenta are linked. Describing the life ... the family Poeciliidae, the researchers found that species with ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... July 9, 2014Biofuels derived from the oils produced by ... fuels. To achieve this goal, optimization of cost effective ... pond systems, is needed. Sapphire Energy has developed an ... pond algae cultivation systems, described in Industrial Biotechnology ... publishers. The article is available on the Industrial ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Guelph scientist that involved fitting bumblebees with tiny ... neonicotinoid pesticide hampers bees, ability to forage for ... professor in Guelph,s School of Environmental Sciences, and ... July 9 in the British Ecological Society,s journal ... how long-term pesticide exposure affects individual bees, day-to-day ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation 2Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation 3Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation 4Controlling contamination in open algae ponds for biofuels 2Bee foraging chronically impaired by pesticide exposure: Study 2
... Assist with Solutions and Services to Support U.S. Army,s ... International Inc (NYSE: CAI ) announced today ... support the U.S. Army,s Biometrics Task Force. CACI received ... and Support Services - Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract vehicle. The ...
... strategic farming practices might be part of the solution ... on 15 January in Current Biology , a ... reflect sunlight back out to space, summertime temperatures could ... much of central North America and mid-latitude Eurasia. That ...
... Mean Time / 13:00 Eastern Standard Time (TORONTO): Scientists ... have detected evidence that DNA may not be the ... called epigenetics may also account for some inherited traits ... of genetics and inheritance, and potentially provide a new ...
Cached Biology News:CACI Awarded a Prime Position on $500 Million, Multiple-Award Program with Biometrics Operations and Support Services 2CACI Awarded a Prime Position on $500 Million, Multiple-Award Program with Biometrics Operations and Support Services 3CACI Awarded a Prime Position on $500 Million, Multiple-Award Program with Biometrics Operations and Support Services 4Strategic farming practices could help mitigate global warming 2Rethinking the genetic theory of inheritance 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 In recent ... motives and methods in product development and promotion has ... industry. This mistrust, fueled by concerns about the insidious ... by reports of spectacular fines to the world’s biggest ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Global Record Systems, ... information technology solutions for patients, physicians, the biopharmaceutical ... announced today the signing of a three-year Research ... Drug Administration (FDA). This initiative is designed ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 ... leader with more than 20 years in the industry, ... and photonics . Hainsey will serve as the society’s ... have Dr. Hainsey join SPIE as our Technology Strategist, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 During the 1600’s through ... as “The Doctor’s Plague.” In this time period, doctors did ... led, at times, to the death of vulnerable patients. In ... know that they may be unwittingly transmitting herpes viruses to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 3
... , the leading meeting place for buyers and sellers ... Pharma Sourcing Conference to be held December 6-7, 2011 ... The two day program will be jointly hosted by ... issues that global chemical and pharmaceutical industry players are ...
... 26, 2011 Immune Design Corp. (IDC), a ... immunotherapies for infectious disease, cancer and allergy, announced ... research collaboration with Sanofi-Aventis to investigate the use ... toll–like receptor 4 (TLR-4) agonist, in the field ...
... RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... results and accomplishments. For the third quarter ... of $9.6 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to a ... the same period in 2010. As of September 30, 2011, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Informex Introduces a Thorough Global Pharma Perspectives Conference 2Sangamo BioSciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Sangamo BioSciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Sangamo BioSciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Sangamo BioSciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Sangamo BioSciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6
Human peripheral blood PBMCs, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood PBMC and T Cells...
Umbilical cord blood CD14+ Monocytes, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Umbilical Cord Blood Monocytes, B Cells and NK Cells...
Human peripheral blood CD8+ T cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood PBMC and T Cells...
Human peripheral blood CD56+ NK cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood Monocytes, B Cells, NK Cells and Stem Cells...
Biology Products: