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Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Joshua New


The Impact of Oil on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a global policy research network, has published the Oil-Climate Index (OCI), a dataset on the varying greenhouse gas emissions of 30 different oils used around the world. The OCI is designed to consolidate oil emission data, which is traditionally difficult to find, to influence how countries approach energy policy. For example, the data shows that one barrel of certain oils create nearly twice as many greenhouse gas emissions than a barrel of oil extracted from a different location or using different methods, which indicates that policymakers could reduce emissions without having to reduce oil consumption.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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