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Great News: CO2 Spike Is Actually Good for Mankind!

| Sourced From The Washington Independent |

Marc Morano, the communications guru for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and his fellow Republicans on the Senate Environment Committee, passes along a piece of wonderful news: The increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide is nothing to worry about in fact, its cause for celebration!

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Whitehall departments could trade carbon, says Ed Miliband

| Sourced From Guardian.co.UK |

Individual government departments may be allowed to trade carbon allowances when new carbon budgets come into force in April, the climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, said today.

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China’s Rise to Top CO2 Emitter Fueled by Export Production: Study

| Sourced From Greener Buildings |

OSLO, NO — China has become the world leader in carbon emissions largely because of the sharp growth in the production of exports — the majority of them going to developed countries, according to a new study.

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Carbon trading looks wobbly

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BPIF and The CarbonNeutral Company team for print sector carbon calculator

| Sourced From Print Week |

The BPIF and The CarbonNeutral Company have reiterated the need for a print-specific carbon calculator ahead of the launch of their own device next month.

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Carbon offsets: Are they worth your money?

| Sourced From MSNBC |

Do you drive? Use electricity? Travel by plane? Unless you live off the grid in a self-sustaining house powered by solar panels, consume only food youve grown yourself and travel only as far as your feet will take you, the answer is an environmentally unfriendly

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Could Carbon Caps Work As A Stimulus? Maybe!

| Sourced From The New Republic |

Later this year, when the debate over capping carbon emissions starts gathering steam, there’ll no doubt be plenty of conservatives arguing that a recession is precisely the worst time to start regulating greenhouse gases. I wrote a piece for TNR a few months ago about why I think this argument is faulty, but, as a quick follow-up, agricultural economist Michael Roberts points out another way in which carbon legislation could actually boost the economy in the near term:

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Carbon Offsets: No Sure Bet to Prevent Climate Change

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UK sees need to structure EU’s CO2 trade scheme

LONDON (Reuters) – The UK’s energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband recognized on Wednesday that the European Union’s carbon trading scheme needs to be structured in the best way possible way to ensure proper carbon price levels.

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Carbon emissions from freight can be cut

| Sourced From AFP |

GENEVA (AFP) Carbon emissions arising from the transport and logistics sector could be cut significantly if ships travelled at a lower speed and the industry adopted cleaner technology, a report said Wednesday.

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Preparing for Carbon Reduction Commitment

| Sourced From The Manufacturer |

Sustainable power company ENER-G is running free seminars this spring on how to prepare for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).

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Don-Bur help ICI Paints AkzoNobel reduce CO2 emissions

| Sourced From TNN |

One of the worlds leading industrial companies, ICI Paints AkzoNobel, has taken delivery of new Don-Bur curtain-sided Teardrop trailers following an environmental review.
These innovative trailers, developed and manufactured by Don-Bur, have a full length curve over the whole roof. The distinctive shape reduces turbulence and minimises drag; dramatically improving the vehicle aerodynamics to create a 10% saving in fuel and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 100 tonnes each year for the fleet compared to standard curtain-sided trailers.

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Wong fails to acknowledge farmers’ carbon costs

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UPDATE 2-Obama seeks US carbon emissions cap, clean energy

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to send him legislation that places a market-based cap on U.S. carbon polluting emissions and pushes the production of more renewable energy.

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Only One in 10 Companies Actively Manage Their Supply Chain Carbon Footprints, Accenture Study Finds

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NEW YORK; Feb. 25, 2009

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Carbon Manna rolls-out cell-phone based Carbon Micro Credit system in Kenya

| Sourced From Mobile Tech News |

San Diego, CA — Carbon Manna Unlimited announced today the initiation of a worldwide strategic-partnering campaign to support the world’s first roll-out of its cell-phone-based Carbon Micro Credit system in Kenya, to include the town of Kogelo, Kenya, U.S. President Barack Obama’s ancestral home town.

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Carbon challenge

| Sourced From The Engineer |

This is a terrible time to be an engineer in the sense that there is a real problem. And the problem is not how soon we have a utopian world to live in, but whether we can get on top of climate change before it gets on top of us.

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Funding To Reduce Carbon Footprint At Disability Complex

| Sourced From Tasmania |

The Minister for Human Services, Lin Thorp, today announced $10,000 in State Government funding to help install an environmentally friendly energy system at a Launceston accommodation complex for people with a disability.

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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U.S. budget to have CO2 revenues by 2012-W.House

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s budget accounts for revenues from an emissions trading system in 2012, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Tuesday.

“That’s true,” Gibbs said when asked whether a cap and trade system for carbon dioxide (CO2) would be in place in time for revenues to be generated by 2012.

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Grape and Wine Responses to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment

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Rocket crashes with CSU device to measure CO2

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More than a decade of work and planning by two Colorado State University scientists plunged into Antarctic waters Tuesday when a $240 million satellite failed to get into orbit.

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Carbon absorbing tropical forests a potential gold mine

| Sourced From The Jakarta Post |

Indonesia could reap huge financial benefits from carbon sales after international scientists discovered that trees in tropical forests can absorb greater levels of carbon than those in the other parts of the world.

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Point Carbon sees carbon trade in 2009 seen rising 20 percent

| Sourced From ProactiveInvestors |

The global carbon market in 2009 will grow by 20 percent over 2008 in terms of volume, predicts Norwegian energy and environmental markets research group Point Carbon.

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Indonesia urges Australia to extend carbon reduction target

| Sourced From Australian Network News |

The Indonesian government says Australia should set deeper greenhouse gas reduction targets to fight climate change.

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Romania could derive 1 billion euro from trade in carbon emission rights

| Sourced From FinancialUrl.ro |

Romania could derive almost 1 billion euro each year because the carbon emissions of its industries are 40% under the limits provided for under the Kyoto Protocol. The value has been confirmed by officials of the World Bank in Washington during a conversation with Chairman of the Committee on Industries and Services of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, the lower chamber of Parliament, daily Jurnalul national reports.

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