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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2010
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Opinion: Cheapflights UK highlights carbon-friendly airlines

In honour of Earth Day today (April 22nd), Cheapflights UK has highlighted the green measures a number of airlines are taking to lower their carbon footprint and minimise their environmental impact.

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2010
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Opinion: John Christophers Zero Carbon House

Retrofitting existing housing stock is becoming an increasingly important way of helping the UK meet its carbon emission targets. Late last year architect John Christophers completed a project to make his early Victorian two-bedroom semi-detached house more energy efficient as well as extending it to more than double its size.

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Press Release: Haworth is First to Achieve LEED-NC Gold with Carbon Credits

United States Green Building Council recognizes new approach to gain green power credits; carbon credits go above and beyond traditional renewable energy credits to support renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Michigan (PRWEB) April 27, 2010 — Haworth Inc, a global leader in the design and manufacture of office furniture and organic workspaces, is the first company to use carbon credits from a renewable energy project to achieve green power credits for LEED-NC (New Construction) Gold certification instead of renewable energy credits (RECs). This new approach to help achieve certification has been recognized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: CARBON CREDITS PART I – WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW THEY WORK

The market of carbon credit purchasing has doubles since 2007, reaching an estimated value of $708 million in 2009. With all the information swirling around there, a breakdown of what carbon credits are and how they work might be useful.

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Press Release: ATA Highlights the Trucking Industry’s Carbon Reduction Efforts on Earth Day

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As Americans celebrate Earth Day, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) highlights its commitment to reducing carbon emissions through initiatives that set the industry towards a more sustainable future. In 2008, ATA unveiled a series of recommendations that can reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and CO2 emissions by 900 million tons for all vehicles over 10 years.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: Pork Producers Assess Carbon Footprint

As Earth Day marks its 40th anniversary, Americas pork producers are proud to be among the most environmentally conscious food producers in the world today. Just as they took steps in the 1980s and 1990s to protect the soil and water, todays pork producers are leaders in assessing their carbon footprint to ensure that the food they raise supports the well-being of their animals, consumers and the environment.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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View: Research links carbon-footprint size to income in B.C.

British Columbias richest residents emit a higher share of greenhouse gases than their less wealthy counterparts, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Press Release: Industrial GHG Solutions Publishes “Emerging CO2 Recycling Technology Offers New Carbon Mitigation Option” Authored by Carbon Sciences’ CEO, Byron Elton

SANTA BARBARA, CA, Apr 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Carbon Sciences Inc. (CABN 0.08, +0.00, +2.74%) , the developer of a breakthrough technology to recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other portable fuels, announced today that Industrial GHG Solutions magazine published an article on CO2 mitigation and recycling authored by Carbon Sciences’ Chief Executive Officer, Byron Elton.

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Press Release: Roffi Salon Reduces Carbon Footprint With Green Products

Roffi Salon, one of Bostons premier Newbury Street salons, continues its commitment to providing eco-friendly services, announcing the inclusion of the world-renowned Davines line of styling products. In addition to offering sustainable products and services, the salon employs a host of additional tactics to further reduce its carbon footprint. Roffi Salon is located at 134 Newbury Street in Boston. For additional information, please visit www.RoffiSalon.com or call 617-536-9600.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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View: Nova Scotia government to introduce legislation creating carbon offset fund

HALIFAX, N.S. – To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Nova Scotia has introduced a bill to create a voluntary carbon offset fund to help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Press Release: Carbon Friendly Signs Verified Emissions Reduction Call Option Purchase Agreement

VANCOUVER, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) (“CFS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed a Verified Emission Reduction (“VER”) Call Option Purchase Agreement with Carbonzero, to purchase all of the future VER’s from its previously announced Ontario, Canada Reforestation Project (“the Project”).

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: MTA Touts Carbon Avoidance in Bid for New Revenue Stream

Without its transit system, the New York region would emit 17.4 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases each year, the MTA announced yesterday. By taking cars off the road, decreasing congestion so the remaining cars emit less, and promoting dense land use patterns, the MTA is making a major dent in the region’s carbon footprint. As a result, the authority is making the case that transit agencies should receive revenue generated by potential federal climate legislation.

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Press Release: FPL Celebrates a Record Low-Carbon Year

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Apr 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In celebration of Earth Day, Florida Power & Light Company announced today that its power generation fleet delivered 35 percent cleaner power than the industry average in 2009 — a new record in clean generation for the utility.

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View: Carbon offset companies: the new snake oil salesmen?

Buyers of voluntary carbon credits take note: you might be a victim of environmental fraud. A recent investigation by the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) and the New England Centre for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) found that the burgeoning $700-million market for voluntary carbon credits has been selling credits backed by empty promises rather than tangible environmental benefits.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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View: Long-Awaited EC Approval Unclogs Bulgaria Carbon Quotas Trade

Authorized Bulgarian companies will be able to trade with their carbon quotas as the European Commission has approved Bulgarias delayed carbon dioxide plan.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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NAU maps aggressive route to becoming carbon neutral

Northern Arizona University is taking some first steps to outline how it will meet a very aggressive goal adopted in 2007 to become “carbon neutral” by 2020.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Branson’s ‘Carbon War Room’ Puts Industry on Front Line of U.S. Climate Debate

Richard Branson, the British-born billionaire, equates global warming with the kind of threat posed by a world war. In a capitalist America, he argues, that means deploying private equity and ingenuity to beat a common enemy — in this case, carbon emissions.

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Press Release: The Global Carbon Trading Market: Concepts, Regulations and Industry Trends to 2020

Regulatory efforts to mitigate climate change have spawned an emerging carbon market that was valued at $10.9 billion in 2005 and grew at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 89% to reach $138.3 billion in 2009. The global carbon market doubled for two consecutive years form $31.2 billion in 2006 to $63 billion in 2007 and $126.3 billion in 2008

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Can forests thrive in the world of carbon trading?

CNN — So few forests remain in the tiny country of Armenia that the World Bank has warned it could one day become a desert.
For more than 15 years the Massachusetts-based Armenian Tree Project has been replanting the country’s forests lost during its energy crisis in the early 1990s.

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Press Release: 14 Federal Agencies Recognized for Carbon Emissions Reductions by Implementing Green Data Storage From 3PAR

FREMONT, CA, Apr 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 3PAR(R) (PAR 10.61, +0.43, +4.22%) , the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that, as part of the 3PAR Carbon Neutral Storage program, 14 Federal Government agencies have recently received certificates recognizing reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions as a result of deploying energy-efficient 3PAR InServ(R) Storage Servers. 3PAR estimates that, by participating in the Carbon Neutral Storage program, 3PAR’s Federal customers are poised to reap cost savings in excess of US $4.2 million over the next five years — the equivalent of nearly 55,000 barrels of oil saved.

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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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PUMA Aims to Be Carbon Neutral

The public enemy No. 1 at PUMA, one of the world’s foremost producers of athletic shoes and other sportswear, seems to be carbon footprints as inferred by the remarks of its chief executive officer.

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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2010
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Taiwan marks Earth Day with pledge to build low-carbon society

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) Premier Wu Den-yih announced the launch of a low-carbon homeland program Thursday as part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of World Earth Day.

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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2010
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Scottish Government Proposes New Regulations To Enable Scotland Reduce Its Carbon Emissions 42% By 2020

The Scottish Government has today laid regulations which will build further on its Climate Change Act and its target of reducing carbon emissions by 42 per cent by 2020.

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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2010
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View: Howard Tenens takes steps to reduce its carbon footprint

Howard Tenens will display a dual fuel tractor unit and a Cartwright Cheetah trailer on its stand (no. 575) at the Multimodal Show at the NEC from 27th to the 29th April 2010

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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2010
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ANALYSIS-Close-run UK election could slow low-carbon energy

* Getting tri-party consensus could delay nuclear projects

* Conservative party incentive plan unsettles investors

LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) – One effect of a hung parliament in Britain could be to stall progress on investments needed for the switch to a low-carbon economy as coalition partners could struggle to agree on energy policy.

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