Feedlots are great for fattening cattle, but how do you use what comes out the other end?
I’m talking about manure.
Hopkins River Pastoral Company have thought a lot about cow manure and a lot about their business’s carbon emissions.
They’re composting manure, creating microbial humus, and spreading it on their paddocks.
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LONDON, England, March 24, 2010 (ENS) – Low Carbon Zones across London sprang to life this week to help residents, schools and businesses go green, save money and create job opportunities at the same time. The Mayor of London awarded each of the 10 zones a share of three million pounds to fund the program that aims to cut city’s carbon dioxide emissions 20.12 percent by 2012.
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Investment in low carbon technologies was at the heart of the Budget delivered by the Chancellor today.
Major low carbon components of todays Budget are:
* Green Investment Bank
The new Green Investment Bank for Low Carbon Development announced by the Chancellor today will be a major step in overcoming the finance challenge confronting infrastructure projects in the UK. The Government says this will be particularly important for the energy sector given the scale of the investment needed to bring forward low carbon electricity, and will have an early focus on offshore wind.
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It seems even the impending menace of a general election cannot make Labour face reality. The Budget showed the carbonphobic green hysteria still has a grip on the major parties. Alistair Darling was cock-a-hoop because he had just discovered his borrowing needs had shrunk from a massive
Premier Farnell has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard (CTS) for measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint by 2% for its UK-based operations and committing to reduce it year on year
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The Market Publishers, Ltd. has recently presented the comprehensive research of Carbon Market in Japan, which offers business report on Carbon Market and purchase activity monitoring within the sector. Besides, the research is elaborated with detailed Japan business profile.
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Westport Innovations Inc., a provider of alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, has launched a program to monetize the carbon emission reductions associated with Cummins Westport (CWI) and Westport HD natural gas engines, in collaboration with Grütter Consulting. The Westport Carbon Project (WCP) is in the process of being registered with the Voluntary Carbon Market Standard (VCS) and will reportedly be the first VCS transport project and one of the largest voluntary carbon market projects worldwide. The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or biomethane (purified biogas) provides heavy-duty trucks greenhouse gas emissions reductions of more than 20% compared to conventional powered diesel trucks and buses.
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March 30 (Reuters) – Trading house Sojitz Corp (2768.T) will create an online marketplace for carbon credits to quickly match up buyers and sellers, the Nikkei business daily reported.
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The CDM Executive Board worked through another heavy agenda marked by challenging discussions about if and how policies and subsidies should feature in the assessment of whether CDM was the incentive for a project moving forward
The UN conference in Cancún next December needs to set the basis for a new climate change treaty in 2011, Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
The failure of the Copenhagen climate talks has been analysed thoroughly, but what is missing is a roadmap for moving forward. Could you outline one?
First of all, I wouldn’t agree that Copenhagen failed. It’s true that Copenhagen failed to deliver a formal agreed outcome, but I do believe that the Copenhagen Accord represents a very important political statement.
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The carbon trading market has shrunk by over 28 per cent post-Copenhagen, according to the latest quarterly HSBC Global Climate Change Index, resulting in two companies losing their place on the list.
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SANTA ROSA, Peru In a far-flung corner of the Peruvian Amazon, a multinational company aims to offset carbon dioxide emissions from its factories in France by planting thousands of trees which may also provide an income for local communities.
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Following a disappointing Copenhagen summit, where no legally binding treaty on carbon emissions was delivered, the Climate Change sector has underperformed Global Equities according to the latest quarterly review of the HSBC Global Climate Change Index.
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The carbon credit is a commodity that evolved out of the idealism of environmentalists, scientists and economists. Some governments, politicians, businesses and consumers around the world are also expressing support for such a system. What then, are these carbon credits that have entered the market? And why have they not been fully embraced around the world?
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Rising energy prices and tax increases are the biggest worries facing businesses in Bristol in 2010 after the state of the economy, according to research released today by the Carbon Trust.
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Student senators will consider supporting the University of Montanas Climate Action Plan at their regular Wednesday meeting.
In January, UM unveiled the final draft of its goals and proposals for reducing carbon emissions and making the campus more sustainable after a draft of the Climate Action Plan was reviewed by student groups, including the ASUM Senate.
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March 23 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon permits slid along with German power after the nation, western Europes largest emitter, and Austria sold spot allowances today, boosting supply.
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The National Australia Bank (NAB) is laying claim to the title of first organisation in the country to use tri-generation (trigen) power in its data centre.
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WATERLOO REGION Ten companies and organizations have signed up for Sustainable Waterloos regional carbon initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.
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* Oil and gas firms start collecting emissions data in 2011
* Most large offshore production platforms have to report
* Methane traps 20 times more heat that carbon dioxide
(Adds comment from environmental group and oil trade group)
WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new proposal on Tuesday that would expand existing rules on reporting greenhouse gas emissions to include oil and natural gas production facilities and add methane gas for the first time.
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March 23 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations carbon market, the worlds second largest, is at risk of shrinking until regulators close a loophole that allowed Hungary to sell credits that are invalid in Europe.
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Uncertainty surrounding the federal government’s carbon emissions scheme threatens $9 billion dollars of debt that power stations will need to refinance over the next five years, according to The Age newspaper.
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Analysts at Carbon Hill Inc are thought to have condemned the actions of major European steel makers and power companies who have been systematically shirking their commitment to greener industry by purchasing carbon offsets which pay for environmentally friendly projects in developing nations.
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PARIS, March 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Francois Fillon signalled an end to France’s drive to introduce a domestic tax on carbon dioxide emissions, telling lawmakers on Tuesday French companies would suffer if the government tried to go it alone.
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