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ANALYSIS-Europe’s CO2 war has room for electrics, hybrid cars

* Nissan, Renault push electric vehicles

* Analysts see electric, hybrid car mix as ideal solution

PARIS, July 27 (Reuters) – European carmakers are likely to rely on a mix of clean car technologies to achieve big emission cuts even as they gear up for fully electric cars, battling to put infrastructure in place and convince wary drivers.

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  • Published: Jul 29th, 2009
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Carbon Tariff Provisions Stoke Debate in the U.S. and Europe

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Govt. Moots Eco Label to Reduce Carbon Emission

| Sourced From Cxotoday.com |

As part of its initiative to reduce carbon footprint in the country, effective January 2010, the government plans to make it mandatory for certain IT-enabled products and equipment to carry eco label

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Operation Carbon Announces Support of New Greensburg Wind Farm and Partnership with NativeEnergy

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Naked suburbs fail on carbon

| Sourced From Canberratimes.com.au |

Canberra’s new suburbs are so devoid of trees and green spaces that most will struggle to store even one tonne of carbon a hectare by 2015, according to a new report.

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WTO Considering Carbon Tariffs On Emission-Heavy Countries

| Sourced From Redorbit.com |

Germany announced that a French notion to charge “carbon tariffs” on items from countries that will not reduce greenhouse gases is a form of “eco-imperialism,” and an obvious breach of WTO rules.

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Fund’s Low Carbon-footprint Is No Big Step

| Sourced From Foxbusiness.com |

BOSTON — Green Century Balanced Fund has a carbon footprint that is two-thirds lower than the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock-index. But that’s not the mutual fund’s only low score.

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Green Party of Pennsylvania says no to Carbon Sequestration

| Sourced From Independentpoliticalreport.com |

No substitute for reducing emissions
This week, the Green Party of Pennsylvania spoke out against a plan by Governor Rendell to bury waste from power plants in the ground. Known as

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Labour urges boldness on carbon reduction target

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Labour urges boldness on carbon pollution reduction target
It is better to be bold than to be timid when setting New Zealand’s 2020 carbon pollution reduction target, says Labour’s Climate Change Issues spokesperson Charles Chauvel.

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Turnbull’s nine-point carbon blueprint rejected

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THE Federal Government rejected Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull’s nine-point amendment plan for its carbon pollution reduction scheme yesterday.

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Govt puts carbon emissions in the too-hard basket

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Attempting to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020 would cause too much economic hardship, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today.

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CDM projects of NALCO under Kyoto protocol cleared

| Sourced From Steelguru.com |

Kalinga Times reported that 4 environment oriented projects proposed by National Aluminium Company Limited under Clean Development Mechanism have been cleared by central ministry of Environment and Forests. NALCO will make total investment of INR 11 crore in these projects.

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Australian opposition to vote down carbon scheme if no changes

SYDNEY, July 26 (Reuters) – Australia’s opposition leader reiterated on Sunday the coalition would vote against the government’s proposed carbon emissions trading scheme next month unless it is changed, in a move which could trigger a snap election.

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  • Published: Jul 28th, 2009
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It’s lonely, caring about carbon

| Sourced From Newsobserver.com |

WASHINGTON — Unfortunately, China’s president had to dash home to suppress ethnic riots. Had he stayed in Italy at the recent G-8 summit, he could have continued the Herculean task of disabusing Barack Obama of his amazingly durable belief, shared by Congress, that China — and India, Brazil, Mexico and other developing nations — will sacrifice their modernization on the altar of climate change. China has a more pressing agenda, and not even suppressing riots tops the list.

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Carbon market a no-go

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Im in favor of taking action to reduce CO2 emissions and to protect our environment. But I dont support the

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Carbon Fibre Electric Bike Drives Batman Environmentally Conscious

| Sourced From Gizmodo.com.au |

Really Batman, jet-fueled cars in 2009? Thats not eco-friendly. But dont worry, theres an alternative to your old, wasteful ways. Because not only does the Sanyo Eneloop carbon fibre electric bike come in blackit only comes in black.

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Australias Turnbull Says Government Arrogant on Carbon Plan

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July 26 (Bloomberg) — Australian opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull said the government is guilty of

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Carbon market problems expected to be solved – minister

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Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says the emissions trading scheme should solve the problems of carbon marketing.

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US Chamber Of Commerce Opposes Possible Carbon Tariff: Indicates “Green Trade War” May Result

| Sourced From Treehugger.com |

Knee-jerk opposition to the possibility of a carbon tariff on imported goods is the predetermined response of a business and consumer culture addicted to low costs possible only with cheap overseas labor and inefficient (wasteful) or dangerous manufacturing processes. Reuters covered the US Chamber of Commerce’s position on a carbon tariff. “”We urge the Senate to refrain from including provisions that could negatively impact U.S. relations with key trading partners and disrupt the global trading systems,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Foreign Trade Council and two other groups said in a letter to Senate leaders.” To be clear, I expressly feel that consumers must share the blame with industry; and emphasize that climate bill opponents brought up the “war” metaphor. And they mean war. Read on for details.

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Joule adds CO2 to sunlight to make fuel

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Start-up Joule Biotechnologies is sort of a mashup of the fuels, solar, and biotechnology industries.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based company on Monday is disclosing its technology and business plans for making ethanol and other liquid fuels from genetically manipulated microorganisms that have been fed only sunlight and carbon dioxide.

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Powering up without the CO2 emissions

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Doosan has become the first to develop technology that will enable coal power plants to generate electricity without emitting carbon dioxide.

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Alert Me.com and British Gas seek to lower CO2 output

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Alert Me.com and British Gas New Energy announced that they reached an agreement yesterday that will result in the companies completing a joint trial of home energy management technologies to help Gas customers reduce CO2 emissions in their households and to save money on gad bills.

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CO2 cuts a $1000 bonanza

| Sourced From News.com.au |

DEBATE over reducing carbon emissions often centres on how much it will cost the economy, but what does it mean for an average household?

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Wal-Mart Takes a Giant Step to Reduce Global Carbon Footprint: What Does the Wal-Mart Sustainability Index Announcement Mean to Customers?

Wal-Mart puts forth an initiative to build a global, open database: It may be the most important effort to limit carbon exposure

-by Andy Leventhal, CEO and Founder of Planet Metrics, maker of software that helps companies visually understand their carbon emissions across the supply chain.

Read our interview with Andy Leventhal on Planet Metrics Rapid Carbon Modeling and checkout our interview with the co-founder of method, a customer using Planet Metrics today

Wal-Mart really gets it. It is almost as if they have been listening to us. Their Sustainability Index webcast had three phrases that were repeated by each senior executive taking the stage. Producers of goods and services, large retailers, automakers, and just about every manufacturing company should take their words to heart:

– Reduce cost
– Improve quality
– Understand and manage the Product Life Cycle

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