Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ClimeCo America Corporation Delivers Carbon Credits to Just Energy Generated by Rentech Nitrogen - Energy Digital

The carbon credits will be generated by Rentech Nitrogen as part of North America's first voluntary tertiary Nitrous Oxide (N2O) abatement system constructed at the plant in East Dubuque, IL in the summer of 2011 under the leadership of ClimeCo America and Rentech Nitrogen. Nitrous oxide has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 310 versus carbon dioxide with a GWP of one.  Every ton of N2O destroyed by Rentech Nitrogen's abatement system generates 310 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent credits (carbon credits). 

Are 49 Former NASA Astronauts, Scientists and Engineers Climate Change Deniers? - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Update: I posted this item at 5:40 pm and 15 minutes later received an email from NASA GISS researcher Gavin Schmidt. I asked him if he'd like me to post his email as update and he sent me the version below...

Innumerate Claim of the Day: NASA Scientists Dispute Climate Change | The Big Picture

These 49 people — only one of whom is an actual meteorologist — are an extremely tiny percentage of current (or former) NASA Employees.

Docs Reveal Ex-GSA Head Was Scheduled to Tour Solyndra October 28, 2010, Same Time As GSA Team Partied at Vegas Conference

Administrator Johnson’s Solyndra Trip Scrapped 48 Hours Before Planned Visit.

Solyndra Was Also Planning to Announce Layoffs on October 28, Until DOE Requested the Layoffs be Delayed Until After 2010 Midterm Elections

Interactive Effects of C02 and Phosphorus on Plant Growth | Originals

Under current ambient conditions, plant growth and development are typically carbon-limited, which is why plants generally exhibit increased growth and biomass production in response to atmospheric CO2 enrichment. Next to carbon, nitrogen is usually the second most limiting nutrient to plant growth, followed by phosphorus. Thus, although it is a less significant component of plant tissues than carbon and nitrogen, phosphorus is still required for successful life-cycle completion in many plant species; and, therefore, it is prudent to investigate aspects of plant phosphorus acquisition and biomass production in response to atmospheric CO2 enrichment when phosphorus concentrations in soils are less than optimal.

No comments: