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Ontario plans to tax carbon emissions

| Sourced From LandLineMag.com |

The Ontario provincial government wants to implement a cap-and-trade system to tax carbon emissions as early as 2012.

Many people are still wondering what cap and trade is, but a total of four provinces and seven western U.S. states are part of the Western Climate Initiative pushing to get carbon taxes in place under a harmonized system.

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Co-op Housing Federation recognized for carbon-neutral status

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VICTORIA, BC, May 29 /CNW Telbec/ – The Co-operative Housing Federation
of BC (CHF BC), the first housing co-op federation in Canada to achieve carbon
neutral status, will receive a prestigious national award from the
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada on Saturday, May 30, at the Victoria
Conference Centre.

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EU registers drop in CO2 emissions

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Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU fell by 1.2 percent

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New Study: Improving Efficiencies Could Help Shipping Industry Reduce CO2 Emissions by Up to 75 Percent

| Sourced From YubaNet.com |

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 27, 2009 – A 2009 study by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of greenhouse gas pollution from shipping has revealed that by improving technical and operational efficiencies, ship operators could dramatically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, by as much as 75 percent. The IMO study describes these prospective efforts as cost-effective and important.

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  • Published: May 31st, 2009
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Car Share to Save Money and Co2 This June

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Somerset County Council is inviting people to sign up to save money and reduce their CO2 emissions for National Liftshare Day.

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Nokia Siemens Networks cuts real estate CO2 emissions by 13% in 2008

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Nokia Siemens Networks 2008 Corporate Responsibility report, published today, highlights the vast potential for its products and services to support social and economic development as well as tackling climate change. The report also covers the companys ethical approach to business, including supply chain auditing and self-assessment of Nokia Siemens Networks factories.

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Forest-CO2 scheme will draw organized crime: Interpol

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Organized crime syndicates are eyeing the nascent forest carbon credit industry as a potentially lucrative new opportunity for fraud, an Interpol environmental crime official said on Friday.

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  • Published: May 31st, 2009
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Reduce cost and improve your CO2 footprint

| Sourced From PandCT.com |

Alastair Shanks, managing director of Airchannel, the UKs leading independent compressed air and pneumatics specialist, believes that companies can find not only cost savings but ways of reducing their CO2 footprint by carrying out a compressed air energy efficiency and leak audit.

The first stage of an energy audit is a complete review of the compressed air system in order to identify inefficiencies and potential energy saving measures that could be taken.

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Fonterra’s NZ milk generating 15 million tonnes of CO2 annually

| Sourced From 3News.co.nz |

Each litre of milk Fonterra produces in New Zealand generates nearly 1kg of greenhouse gases – about 85 percent of it on-farm.

Each litre produced causes the emission of greenhouse gases equivalent to 940g of carbon dioxide, meaning Fonterra’s 15 billion litres of milk would produce nearly 15 million tonnes of carbon.

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  • Published: May 31st, 2009
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Carbon capture funding up, while hydrogen funding decreases

| Sourced From Blogs.PhysicsToday.org |

A couple of weeks ago Chu announced that $2.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to expand and accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Of that, $800 million will be used to expand DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative, which provides government co-financing for new coal technologies that can help utilities cut sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury pollutants from power plants.

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Carbon capture technology tested

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New carbon capture technology is being tested for the first time in the UK on a working coal-fired power station.

A 30-tonne test unit will process 1,000 cubic metres of exhaust gas per hour from Longannet power station in Fife.

Carbon dioxide will be removed using chemicals and turned into a liquid, ready for storage underground.

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Energy Sector Prepares for Imminent Arrival of Carbon Capture Guidelines

| Sourced From AllMediaScotland.com |

OPERATORS and contractors are preparing for the imminent arrival of the Department of Energy and Climate Changes (DECC) formal guidelines on carbon capture and storage in the UKCS.

Rapid moves towards CO2 capture and storage as key elements of a sustainable energy policy, already backed by the Scottish Government, has seen the DECC move to put a new control regime in place.

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  • Published: May 30th, 2009
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Forest carbon offers cheaper way to curb warming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Counting the climate-warming carbon dioxide locked up in forests could offer a cheaper way to curb the greenhouse gas than by considering only emissions from industry and fossil fuels, according to a new study.

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New Green Learning Design Reduces Corporate Carbon Footprint

| Sourced From PitchEngine.com |

Staunton, Virginia

StreamingStrategies, a new corporate training company in Virginia,
announced today new course design technology that will reduce the carbon footprint of corporate clients. The new design technology is based on the principles CEO Michael Warren established in his featured topic on BestThinking.com, “Principles of Green Learning For Corporate Training and Development”.

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Excluding forest carbon from climate policy will spur massive deforestation mongabay.com

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Failure to develop policies that account for emissions from land use change will lead to widespread deforestation and higher costs for addressing climate change, warn researchers writing in the journal Science.

Using a computer model that incorporates economics, energy, agriculture, land-use changes, emissions and concentrations of greenhouse gases, a team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Maryland found that efforts to limit atmospheric carbon dioxide levels while ignoring emissions from terrestrial sources would lead to nearly a complete loss of unmanaged forests by 2100, resulting largely from increased expansion of bioenergy crops. Meanwhile placing a value (“tax”) on terrestrial carbon emissions equivalent to that on industrial and fossil fuel emissions would lead to an increase in forest cover.

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  • Published: May 30th, 2009
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State studies coal plant carbon traps

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The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is leading an innovative effort to capture global warming-causing emissions from coal-fired utilities and industries and pump them deep underground in Western Pennsylvania.

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Foster Wheeler Awarded Carbon Capture and Storage Consultancy Contract in The Netherlands

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ZUG, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its Milan-based subsidiary Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A., part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded a contract by the Rotterdam Climate Initiative (RCI) for the provision of engineering consultancy services related to RCIs planned carbon capture, storage and utilization solution in the Rotterdam region in The Netherlands.

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U.S. And Italy Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Carbon Capture And Storage Technologies

| Sourced From PollutionOnline.com |

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently joined with Italian Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola to sign a bilateral agreement to advance carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in each country. Working together, the U.S. and Italy will further the development of technologies needed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired powered plants and move toward a sustainable low carbon economy that addresses the challenge of global warming.

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Oslo to fund EU carbon storage projects

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Efforts to deploy carbon capture and storage technology got a fresh boost yesterday when Norway said it would contribute at least

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Los Angeles Clippers and BeGreen Carbon Offsets Team Up To Boost Earth Day Awareness with ‘Green Night Game’

| Sourced From EMediaWire.com |

A Portion of Ticket Sales Will Go Towards the Purchase of Renewable Energy Credits; BeGreen to Donate Additional Credits to Offset Electricity Used for Game

Austin, TX (Vocus) May 29, 2009 — Encouraging fans to take action to reduce their environmental footprint, the Los Angeles Clippers and BeGreen, the carbon offset division of Green Mountain Energy Company, are teaming up to host the first-ever Green Night Game at STAPLES Center.

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  • Published: May 30th, 2009
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ELITeXPO Cargo Systems Partners With American Forests for Carbon Offsets

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5/28/2009 – ELITeXPO Cargo Systems, Inc., a provider of trade show transportation services, has joined with American Forests (www.americanforests.org) to establish carbon offsets by planting a tree for each shipment they send to a trade show.

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Duke Energy invests in tree plantings for carbon offsets

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Duke Energy Corp. says it is the lead investor in a program that plans to reforest 1 million acres in seven lower Mississippi Valley states to produce offsets for carbon emissions.

Duke says its initial investment will result in the planting of more than 1 million trees on 1,700 acres in Arkansas.

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EIB post-2012 carbon fund buys 4 mln Kyoto offsets

BARCELONA, May 28 (Reuters) – The European Investment Bank’s post-2012 carbon fund has agreed to purchase a further 4 million Kyoto carbon offsets from green projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the fund’s advisors said on Thursday.

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Nations Gamble on Carbon Capture

Around the world governments are betting billions of dollars on research to develop technology to capture carbon emitted from coal plants. It’s probably even money right now whether carbon capture becomes the next thin film solar (a long-pursued technology that is now bearing out) or the next hydrogen car (a technology full of promise that is always just around the corner — if the corner is a generation away).

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  • Published: May 29th, 2009
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THE BIG 5 TAKES STEPS TO BECOMING CARBON NEUTRAL

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BUILDING THE WAY TOWARDS A GREENER FUTURE

The Big 5, the leading international building and construction show, will become the first exhibition show in Dubai to take steps towards becoming Carbon Neutral. The Big 5 is set to take place from 23-26 November 2009 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Working with EcoVentures, the Middle Easts premier emissions reductions firm, dmg world media, the organisers behind The Big 5, are aiming to ensure that the show reduces its contribution to the global problem of climate change by endeavouring to have any emissions associated with the event reduced to net zero. Read the rest of this entry »

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