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Encana strikes new deal with B.C.s Pacific Carbon Trust

VANCOUVER – Encana and the British Columbia governments Pacific Carbon Trust have a new deal thats expected to cut emissions from gas flaring in northeast B.C.

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Legislation enables carbon dioxide storage in Alberta

The legislation, named

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Europes carbon policies bolster a B.C. bioenergy industry

When Regina and Peter Pretterhofer built their new home in the city of Graz, Austria, they decided to give up fossil fuels and adopt a nationwide trend toward alternative energy to keep them warm during the snowy Austrian winters.

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Next – Carbon Health Warnings

Were told we need a carbon tax to combat dangerous carbon pollution.
The public surely needs health warnings on products contaminated by this dangerous chemical?

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Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

Canadian authorities have given the green light to a C$1.24 billion (US$1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plant in Saskatchewan, which aims to slash annual greenhouse gas emissions by around 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

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SaskPower building carbon capture into $1.2-billion retrofit of Boundary Dam generating station

The Saskatchewan government has given the green light to a long-planned, $1.2-billion project that will rebuild one of its old coal power plants to pump its greenhouse gas emissions underground.

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Duncan, Hastman debate NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy

EDMONTON – The NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy would reinvest any money collected from Alberta back into the province, Edmonton-Strathcona candidate Linda Duncan said Friday.

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So, what about carbon emissions?

OTTAWA Stephen Harper is warning that the NDP’s plan to reduce carbon emissions would increase gasoline prices. But the reality is that Canadians would likely feel more pain at the pumps under any of the main political parties.

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Saskatchewan Approves $1.3 Billion Project to Test Carbon Capture Systems

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has approved a C$1.24 billion ($1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage project to test the effectiveness of the technology at keeping the gas out of the atmosphere.

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Why Concrete’s Colossal Footprint is More Complicated Than You Think (and Why That Matters to Everyone)

When one complains about the environmental footprint of concrete, the main issue is usually the carbon footprint that comes from the production of cement. But cement is only about 15% of concrete; the rest is aggregate, the rock that the cement binds together. As this slide from The Highland Companies shows, concrete and aggregate is a big part of infrastructure. And just north of Toronto, in Melancthon, the company wants to dig a honking big hole covering 2,316 acres, over 200 feet below the water table, to supply aggregate to the Greater Toronto Area.

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Schools aim to reduce carbon footprint

While the Vernon School District is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint, it still ended up paying out more than $70,000 to offset the amount of carbon dioxide it produces.

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How to price carbon dioxide emissions without scamming Canadians

Today, Im going to play Devils Advocate.

Im going to propose what I think an honest system of pricing carbon dioxide emissions would look like.

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Oil prices doing the job of carbon tax

The upcoming July carbon tax increase should be axed.

I was a big booster of the carbon tax when it was first announced. My theory was that it is a good tax for the environment to fight climate change and for it to change peoples attitudes. They did

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School District No. 33 reducing its carbon footprint

The Chilliwack school district’s carbon footprint is shrinking, but it will still pay for carbon offsets this year.

According to a recently completed Carbon Neutral Action Report (CNAR), the district’s gas bills and hydro bills dropped by $102,053 and $150,113, respectively, from 2009 to 2010.

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Is the carbon tax achieving its ultimate goal?

Re: Campbell’s hidden $200-million tax cut, Column, April 12

Professor Mark Jaccard has shown that the carbon tax reform reduced the taxes for a substantial majority of B.C. households.

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Carbon Tax Job Losses

We are told that a carbon tax is needed to reduce Australias production of carbon dioxide in the vain hope of producing a miniscule reduction in global temperature for our great-grandchildren.

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All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey Read it on Global News: All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey

OTTAWA – A new survey shows that all the main political parties except the Conservatives are committed to setting a price on greenhouse gas pollution – which environmentalists say is crucial in fighting climate change.

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Heckmann Corporation Teams Up with Encana Natural Gas Inc., Westport Innovations Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Company to Employ the Largest Transport Fleet of Liquefied Natural Gas Powered Trucks in North America

VANCOUVER, April 5 /PRNewswire/ – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX: WPT) (NASDAQ: WPRT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, today announced that Heckmann Corporation, a water solutions company focused on water issues worldwide and, in particular, oil and natural gas exploration and production, is teaming up with Encana Natural Gas Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corporation, Westport and Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR Inc to transition its truck fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Under the terms of the agreement, Encana will make fueling services available where Heckmann Water Resources (HWR) operates its fleet of water transportation vehicles.

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Carbon offsets: Does it matter to you whether parties buy them for campaigns?

The Conservatives are the only party not buying offsets for the carbon footprint of their leader’s tour during the federal election campaign.

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Carbon Tax

We are told that the carbon tax will be

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Carbon tax stance a mistake, says NDP leadership candidate

Provincial NDP leadership candidates are turning against former leader Carole Jamess controversial opposition to B.C.s groundbreaking levy on carbon.

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Candidates take a swing at ‘out of touch’ axe-the-tax carbon concept

Candidates for the leadership of the provincial NDP have axed former party head Carole Jamess controversial “axe-the-tax” opposition to B.C.s groundbreaking levy on carbon.

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Manitoba wind farm comes online

ST. JOSEPH, Manitoba, April 5 (UPI) — Manitoba’s largest energy wind farm has been completed and is in operation to deliver enough energy for 50,000 homes in the province, officials said.

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School district pays for carbon neutrality

For first year, the Coast Mountains School District has purchased carbon offsets as a part of the province’s move towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

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Paying the cost of busting carbon

Even climate-change skeptics cant deny the cost of greenhouse gas emissions now that public sector organizations – such as the Cowichan Valley School District are paying for carbon offsets.

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