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BEF Launches Updated Website To Sell Carbon Offsets

Bonneville Enviromental Foundation (BEF), a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit organizxation, established in 1998, has launched an updated website to sell carbon offsets. To learn more visit www.b-e-f.org/

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Subprime Carbon?

| Sourced From Friends Of Earth |

As policymakers debate Wall Street reform, there is little attention being paid to whether new regulations will be adequate to govern carbon trading and the carbon derivatives markets, which many experts believe could become larger than credit derivatives markets.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Washington State’s national parks seek to reduce carbon footprint of workers, visitors

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Thousands of cars, pickup trucks and minivans carry visitors to Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic national parks. They leave behind tons of plastic water bottles, granola bar wrappers and banana peels.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Ulster Carpets reduces carbon footprint by 9%

| Sourced From Fibre 2 Fashion |

Businesses from across Northern Ireland will meet in Belfast to discuss how they can tackle climate change and take steps to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard certification, an international award for businesses that have measured, managed and reduced their carbon footprint year-on-year.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Mey scores Scottish first on carbon label

| Sourced From Business Scotman |

A FOOD company backed by Prince Charles, has become the first Scottish consumer goods firm to get official recognition of its commitment to cutting its carbon footprint.

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What we need to get the low-carbon revolution going

| Sourced From Times Online |

There is one question I am asked a lot these days: why is a low-carbon revolution not happening?
The answer is certainly not lack of intent. A remarkable political consensus now exists in support of moving to a low-carbon economy. Ambitious targets are in place. The chorus of people saying the same thing in conferences around the world is deafening.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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What the parks are doing to reduce carbon emissions

| Sourced From The Bellingham Herald |

Staff at Washington’s three national parks want to focus early efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in these key areas.

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Subprime Carbon: With

| Sourced From It’s Getting Hot In Here |

Hot on the heels of Obamas statements that a carbon market similar to the European Unions greenhouse gas regulatory scheme would be centerpiece to his climate policy, Friends of the Earth has released a great overview of the proposals on the table.

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Fighting words on carbon from our friends to the south

| Sourced From The Vancouver Sun |

Can Barack Obama save the planet and his country’s beleaguered economy at the same time? That’s the hope of those in his administration supporting carbon trading, the mechanism designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are warming up the Earth’s atmosphere.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Eco-makeover to slash Hounslow Council’s carbon footprint

| Sourced From Richmondand Twickenham Times |

Buildings owned by Hounslow Council will be given an energy-saving makeover in a bid to slash the local authoritys carbon emissions by 40 per cent.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Cap-and-trade measures to curb global warming could have big impact on jobs, electric bills

| Sourced From Pal Item |

WASHINGTON — Indianapolis-based Earth-Solar Technologies Corp. has enjoyed a steady increase in interest in its solar energy systems since starting up two years ago.

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Carbon dioxide is natural but out of balance

| Sourced From Great Falls Tribune |

Carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases, is demonized for being a suspected contributor to climate change.

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Carbon storage site identified off NT coast

| Sourced From ABC News |

An area off the Northern Territory coast has been identified as a potential underground storage site for greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Reid says Dems might use carbon-credit revenues to fund health care

| Sourced From Grist |

Could the revenue from auctioning off carbon credits be used to pay for a new health-care system? Bloomberg reports:

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ADEQ and EPA Issue Permits for Carbon Sequestration Injection Project Beneath APS Power Plant In Joseph City / Pilot project first of its kind in the Southwest

| Sourced From EPA |

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2009
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Cargill enters carbon-credit business

| Sourced From Finance And Commerce |

Green Hercules subsidiary aims to be giant in cap-and-trade offsets And you probably thought Cargill Inc. just traded farm commodities.

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‘More action’ on carbon cuts

| Sourced From News.Scotman.Com |

THE Scottish Government has been told more action is needed to reach its targets for reducing carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2009
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Options outlined for carbon cuts

| Sourced From The Japan Times |

Six options for the country’s greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020, ranging from a 4 percent increase to a 25 percent reduction from 1990 levels, were outlined Friday by a government study panel.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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The Carbon Cap Dilemma

| Sourced From The Wall Street Journal |

On the one hand, environmentalists claim that climate change is a “planetary emergency,” perhaps the greatest threat ever to face humanity. On the other, nuclear energy is still verboten in the green catechism — despite the fact that it provides roughly one-fifth of U.S. electricity, all of it free of carbon emissions. And without more nuclear power, it is nearly impossible to see even the glimmers of any low-emission future.

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Scrapping bonus lifts German car sales, cuts CO2

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The German state subsidy that pays owners of old cars 2,500 euros to scrap their clunkers if they buy a new car in exchange is giving the domestic market a boost while helping to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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UN to Randomly Test CDM Emissions Certifiers

| Sourced From Environmental Leader |

The Executive Board (EB) of the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) announced tighter standards and streamlined procedures for the accreditation of third-party certifiers at a recent board meeting in Bonn, Germany, according to Energy Risk.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Cap-trade on carbon may push up costs

| Sourced From Argus Leader.com |

Federal regulation of carbon emissions with a cap-and-trade system will increase South Dakota residential electric bills a minimum of 41 percent by 2015, utility and cooperative managers said Friday.

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Low Carbon Publishing – Whats Your Footprint?

| Sourced From What They Think |

Do you plan to lead, follow or be dragged kicking and screaming into the low carbon publishing era?

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Energy companies get federal funds for carbon capture

|Sourced From Metro News.ca |

In spite of the recession, it appears the federal government has a good deal of money to spread around for research into greenhouse gas emissions.

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Steps to Sustainability; Vanderbilt to release Carbon Footprint

|Sourced From Inside Vandy |

Vanderbilt University plans to make a green statement on Earth Day when officials announce the carbon footprint.

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