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Press Release: NRTEE CREATES NEW G8 LOW-CARBON PERFORMANCE INDEX

| Sourced From PR-USA |

– The ‘green race’ is on and Canada needs to be ready to prosper in the transition to a global low-carbon economy, says a new report by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) released today as part of its Climate Prosperity series.

The report, Measuring Up: Benchmarking Canada’s Competitiveness in a Low-Carbon World, creates a new Low-Carbon Performance Index (LCPI) that tracks Canada’s competitive performance in the gobal transition to a low-carbon economy.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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UK: Marks & Spencer set to unveil 4% rise in annual pre-tax profits

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Walmart has indeed been working to clean up its image in recent years, and many environmentalists are pleased with the company’s commitment to reduce its massive carbon footprint. Many, however, view the company’s initiatives with skepticism, especially considering its overall impact on communities.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
  • Comments: 4

Reduce your carbon emissions – and earn Aeroplan miles

| Sourced From Thespec |

A new service-based business has found a way to turn carbon into Aeroplan miles for consumers.

The Climate Shop (www.theclimateshop.com) aims to make consumers more aware of their behaviours by tracking energy conservation. It then rewards good behaviours with Aeroplan miles for reduced carbon emissions.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Council pledges to lighten carbon load

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A COUNCILS plans to cut carbon emissions over the next five years were laid out yesterday.

North Tyneside Mayor Linda Arkley formally announced the councils commitments at the launch of its carbon management strategy at the Rising Sun Countryside Centre, and outlined how the authority will tackle climate change at a local level.

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Opinion: Back When We Called Carbon Dioxide A “Dangerous Pollutant”

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Did our government just brand carbon dioxide a

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 3

Readers’ forum: Electric vehicles and carbon emissions

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CLAIMS THAT replacing gasoline-powered vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) will substantially reduce carbon emissions are unfounded.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 2

Industry threats to relocate over carbon targets exposed as ‘misleading’

| Sourced From Theecologist |

Steel and cement giants Arcelor Mittal and Lafarge are lobbying hard against tougher carbon targets at the same time as making millions in windfall profits from surplus carbon permits, new research shows.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
  • Comments: 2

$1m to buy back carbon credits

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HOME grown solar energy company is giving back to the environment by offering to buy back carbon credits of its products.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 3

Gold Fields to sell carbon credits worth $26M

| Sourced From Forbes |

NEW YORK — Gold Fields Ltd. said Wednesday it will capture methane gas from one of its mines and sell the carbon credits in a six-year deal that’s worth an estimated $25.8 million.

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Kiwis to trade carbon

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NEW Zealand’s government will introduce a carbon emissions trading scheme from July 1. The plan will cost households $NZ3 ($A2.45) a week and is expected to raise the cost of petrol by three NZ cents a litre and increase electricity prices by 5 per cent, Prime Minister John Key said on TVNZ yesterday.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 3

Carbon trading sector still buoyant

| Sourced From FT |

The market in greenhouse gas emissions showed surprising growth last year, despite the financial crisis and depressed prices.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 4

Carbon offsetting and trading schemes criticised

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Carbon offsetting can create problems because it allows developed countries to create the impression of reductions, one expert has claimed.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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‘Tainted’ Credits Pull Down UN Carbon Price: Energy Markets

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May 19 (Bloomberg) — Emission traders’ most-profitable credits, linked to greenhouse gases considered more harmful than carbon dioxide, are dragging the United Nations carbon market to its biggest discount in a year.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Gold Fields is going into carbon trading

| Sourced From Moneyweb |

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Gold Fields (JSE:GFI), the world’s No. 4 gold producer, said on Wednesday it will invest in a 200 million rand carbon emissions trade deal to raise funds for clean energy projects.

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Nz `Stands By` Carbon Trading Plans

| Sourced From Officialwire |

New Zealand is continuing with its plans to introduce a carbon emissions trading scheme despite its neighbour, Australia, scrapping its proposed initiative. John Key, New Zealand`s prime minister confirmed its scheme would come into effect from this July.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU carbon trading scheme failing to cut pollution, campaigners warn

| Sourced From Guardian |

Sandbag yesterday released analysis (pdf) showing how Europe’s carbon caps have turned into a carbon trap.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Ethiopia: EPA Regulation to Invite Private Sector to Carbon Trading

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The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is working on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) regulation which could avail the private sector of profit making projects related to the control and trading of carbon emissions.

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  • Published: May 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Costs Could Add Up for Silicon Valley Companies

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The huge data centers that power the Internet could end up costing companies like Google millions more under a “cap and trade” carbon emissions reduction program.

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  • Published: May 26th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Canada: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Carbon Emissions Regulations

| Sourced From Businessreviewcanada |

The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, has initiated government regulation if greenhouse gas emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles, in accordance with United States policy, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

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  • Published: May 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Packing the Nuclear Pork Barrel is the Wrong Approach to Low-Carbon Energy

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  • Published: May 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Its Love-Hate: Plants and Carbon Dioxide

| Sourced From Green.blogs.nytimes |

This video, released in 1991 and financed by the Western Fuels Association, a coal supplier, insisted that the unrestrained burning of fossil fuels would be a great thing, ushering in an epoch of bountiful plant growth and soaring grain yields.

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New carbon-friendly YHA project launch

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This month sees the launch of the first project to be funded by a Carbon Reduction Programme, from donations made on the YHA Australia hostel reservation website.

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  • Published: May 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon offset program marks first year

| Sourced From Atlanta.Bizjournals |

A consortium of Georgia electric membership corporations Friday marked the first anniversary of a voluntary carbon offset program with a celebration near Columbus, Ga.

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  • Published: May 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Intel Slashes Carbon Footprint by Over 20%, Reduces Power Costs by $4 Million

| Sourced From Treehugger |

Intel has given a lot of lip service to reducing the carbon footprint of the IT industry. Thankfully, the company is walking the walk as well – and taking big strides. The progress includes cutting its overall carbon footprint by 24% in 2009, and trimming its energy use by 9% during the same year – equating to a $4 million savings on electricity costs – all while keeping business rolling strong. Intel’s progress is made mostly by focusing on one area in particular.

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  • Published: May 26th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Glassrite saves 35,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

| Sourced From Packagingnews |

Wrap’s four-year Glassrite project for wine bottles has saved almost 35,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year through a combination of packaging developments and bulk importing.

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