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Ferrero to slash carbon emissions 17%

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Italian confectionary maker Ferrero is looking to cut its carbon emissions by 17% by 2013 as part of a sustainability drive outlined in a report published by the maker of Ferrero Rocher, Rafaello, Nutella and Kinder yesterday.

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New Australian PM backs price on carbon

SYDNEY June 24 (Reuters) – New Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday she believed in climate change and would push for a national price on carbon but much more consultation with industry and voters was crucial.

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, dumped by the ruling Labor Party earlier on Thursday, shelved a controversial emissions trading scheme after failing three times to get Senate support.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Teaching Students “Carbon Consequences”

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Washington – Three years have passed since students at Redmond High School near Seattle set out to measure their school’s carbon footprint. They looked at the school’s electricity and water consumption, how much waste it produces and where it goes, how students and teachers travel to school – and at every other school activity that generates greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Green coalition claims 24% carbon footprint reduction in Roanoke Valley

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ROANOKE – A group of business and government leaders claim their work has helped cut emissions and the carbon footprint in the Roanoke Valley.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
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Finland’s forests work as massive carbon sink

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HELSINKI, June 23 (Xinhua) — The capacity of Finland’s forests to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has doubled in the past 20 years, Finnish media reported Wednesday.

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Press Release: Carbon Friendly Reforestation Project – First in Canada to Receive CCBS Validation Statement

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Monday June 21, 2010 – Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) (“CFS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary Global CO2 Reduction Inc. has received project Validation for its Northern Ontario Forestry Project from the Rainforest Alliance.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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ACE’s Andrew Warren on why a carbon tax should go to help ‘greening’ businesses

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Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy, argues that tax raised from a planned Government floor price for carbon should help improve the energy performance of companies and homes.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Duke Energy Backs U.S. Carbon Cap for Electricity Sector Only

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June 23 (Bloomberg) — Congress should pass legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector if a bigger plan to cap carbon dioxide from most of the U.S. economy cant become law this year, Duke Energy Corp. said today.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Suncor chief Rick George supports carbon tax

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CALGARY The head of Canada’s largest integrated oil company on Tuesday came out in favour of a carbon tax as part of a national energy strategy to reduce emissions and promote “responsible” energy development, but provincial government representatives quickly shot down the idea.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Is A Carbon Tax Actually Good for the Economy?

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Ever since Obama made his poorly received (by pundits at least) Punish BP/Energy Independence White House address last week there has been a lot of talk that a carbon tax, especially a cap-and-trade one, could be dead. Many read the fact that the President didn’t mention it in his speech as a sign that he was caving to Republicans on environmental reform and giving up his plan to tax polluters. Marc Ambinder over at the Atlantic says you should think of Cap-and-Trade as the public option of the energy bill.

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Authors claim NZ carbon debt will be over $1 billion

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New Zealand taxpayers are still likely to face a liability of over $1 billion dollars when the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol finishes in 2012 — because they haven’t done enough to slash greenhouse gas emissions, say two Wellington authors.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
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CEO of Carbon Sciences Inc. to Be Featured on StockGoodies.com Discussing Company’s New Breakthrough Technology

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SANTA BARBARA, CA, Jun 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Carbon Sciences, Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!cabn

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What’s the Best Way to Price Carbon Emissions: Cap and Trade, Cap and Dividend, or Carbon Tax?

| Sourced From Treehugger |

With all the talk about getting the United States off of oil, energy independence, creating a low-carbon future, et cetera, one of the key parts of that is reducing carbon emissions, whether they are from electricity, transportation or wherever they occur. Central to that is setting a price on carbon emissions. What options are there to do this?

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Would a Push to Curb Carbon Really Reduce U.S. Dependence on Oil?

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President Obama and congressional Democrats cite the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster as a powerful reason to pass climate legislation, but economists see a flaw with the link: Leading Senate measures would do little to curb petroleum use.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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London to host low carbon vehicle trial

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A pilot programme, due to begin in London, will assess how low carbon vehicles can be integrated into the fleets of businesses and public organisations.

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Press Release: Recently released market study: Global carbon market update

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(live-PR.com) – Following a dismal year for global carbon markets resulting from economic gloom and unsuccessful international climate negotiations at Copenhagen, attention has now turned to promotion of national and regional emissions trading schemes.

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* An overview of carbon policy initiatives in the EU, the US, Australia and other developed and industrialising countries
* A review of international climate change negotiations, and

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Updated: Osborne shuns low-carbon agenda in non-green Budget

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Chancellor George Osborne has today left low-carbon businesses disappointed with arguably the least green Budget address in recent memory.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Sciences Believes Gas-to-Liquids Fuel Technology Key to Energy Independence

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SANTA BARBARA, CA, Jun 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Carbon Sciences Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!cabnÂ

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
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Using Carbon to Fight Carbon

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California, United States —

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Lack of government commitment to low carbon economy is putting potential job growth at risk, says research

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Uncertainty surrounding skills development is threatening Britainâ

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
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Canadian Firms to Design Worlds First Carbon Capture Standard

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In an attempt to bring some order to a fractured

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Pedestrian countdown technology ‘could cut vehicle carbon emissions’

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Vehicle carbon emissions in London could be reduced with the help of new technology installed at pedestrian crossings.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Ministers pressured to make sure it’s always summer time to improve carbon footprint

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Ministers are coming under increasing pressure to put the clocks forward by one hour, after campaigners claimed it would result in carbon savings equivalent to taking almost 200,000 cars off the road.

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Are you the greatest carbon cocky of them all?

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The search is on for the NSW Carbon Cocky of the Year.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Livestock cut urged to tackle carbon emissions

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Britain could cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero in 20 years, creating new jobs in the process, if a range of controversial measures are introduced – including a call for an 80pc reduction in livestock numbers.

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