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Carbon Trust to help UK motor industry improve efficiency

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The Carbon Trust is working with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) to improve efficiency in dealerships.

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  • Published: Oct 31st, 2010
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Carbon reduction scheme ‘significantly’ changed by UK government spending review

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The UK coalition government’s spending review announced last week will “significantly” change the environmental responsibilities for firms operating in Britain, an influential business organisation has warned.

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  • Published: Oct 31st, 2010
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Realising low carbon infrastructure dream

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IDFC report puts forth an assortment of diverse solutions

India would need major policy and regulatory changes including standards, taxation of pollution and tailored incentives to ensure infrastructure development follows a low carbon route.

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EU carbon prices rely heavily on targets, CER rules

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EU carbon prices could remain languishing at little more than

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  • Published: Oct 31st, 2010
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Steam trap contract helps reduce carbon emissions

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Heinz will slice more than 4 per cent from its energy consumption in the next three years at its Wigan, UK, factory after signing up for a steam trap management contract with Spirax Sarco.

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Study Finds Electric Vehicles Can Help Toronto Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

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Electric vehicles could contribute up to 37% of Torontos annual target for GHG emissions reductions by 2030, according to a new report released by Canada-based environmental NGO Pollution Probe. Higher reductions were associated with a greater proportion of commercial-duty electric vehicles within the vehicle mix.

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Carbon offset scheme aims to use Indigenous land

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Centrefarm Aboriginal Horticulture has discussed its Aboriginal carbon fund at a climate change forum in Alice Springs.

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Australian business heads push for carbon tax

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Gloom continues to hang over negotiations for a new and binding global agreement on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Oct 31st, 2010
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Increasing Access to Carbon Markets in the Americas

| Sourced From Fastcompany |

The Inter-American Development Bank wants to give the Americas greater access to carbon markets and they’re now one step closer to doing so with their new $50 million dollar MicroCarbon Development Fund, a vehicle to invest in residential and municipal energy efficiency programs across central and South America.

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Carbon Accounting Software Solutions — The Benefits of Social and Environmental Responsibility

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Carbon accounting software is a tool designed to help companies record and report on their use of energy and their corporate impact on global warming.

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  • Published: Oct 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Agencies eye heavy truck fuel targets

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Proposed federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy for heavy-duty trucks announced Oct. 25 would reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption 20 percent by the 2018 model year.

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Carbon plan for Sydney

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Sydney’s central business district and inner city would effectively become ”carbon neutral” under ambitious plans to build a network of trigeneration power plants under key buildings.

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  • Published: Oct 30th, 2010
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Carbon Price Alone Cannot Unlock US Nuclear Ambitions

| Sourced From Oilprice |

A federal carbon price would provide a major boost to the US nuclear power industry, but would not solve all its problems, experts said.

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Carbon price to cushion big electricity bills

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HOUSEHOLDS are certain to face even higher electricity bills but will get compensation to cushion the blow only if Australia puts a price on carbon, Prime Minister Julia Gillard warned last night.

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UK first at Leicester: putting carbon reduction in a box

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University of Leicester to display physical representation of a tonne of carbon in UK first: Carbon Cube 25

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E-Mail’s Carbon Footprint

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One hazard of being an eco-blogger: You get a lot of e-mails every day. The time my inbox eats up is an obvious problem–but the constant flow of e-mail also creates a green issue, since each e-mail does have a carbon footprint.

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Super fund chiefs unite on carbon

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THE heads of Australia’s largest superannuation funds have formed a group to lobby politicians for a carbon price, in the latest push by business for certainty on climate policy.

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Blue Sphere Corp. Announces Hiring of Chief Carbon Project Developer

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LONDON, Oct 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Blue Sphere Corp. /quotes/comstock/11k!blsp (BLSP 0.46, +0.04, +8.24%) (the “Company” or “Blue Sphere”), a company in the Cleantech sector as an Emission Reduction project integrator, is pleased to announce that Mark Radom has joined the Company as its Chief Carbon Project Developer.

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  • Published: Oct 30th, 2010
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TeliaSonera Number One Telecom Operator in the Nordic Carbon Disclosure Project 2010

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For the fourth consequential year TeliaSonera is the number one telecom operator in the Nordic Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Globally TeliaSonera ranks among the telecom sectors five leaders.

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UPDATE 1-Greenpeace critical of PNG graft, “carbon cowboys”

SYDNEY Oct 25 (Reuters) – Rainforest-clad Papua New Guinea is not ready for international funding for U.N.-backed forest carbon credits to stem deforestation, said Greenpeace, citing corruption, “carbon cowboys” and lack of political leadership.

A Greenpeace report into PNG’s attempts to promote a U.N.-supported scheme REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), found it was more interested in the funding than reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Huhne hints at future for Energy Saving Trust and Carbon Trust

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Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne has given the clearest indication yet that the Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust could survive the current round of government spending cuts, albeit in a significantly changed role.

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  • Published: Oct 29th, 2010
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U.K. Energy Companies to Press Huhne on Carbon-Permit Floor Price, FT Says

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British power companies will tell U.K. energy secretary Chris Huhne that a proposed

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Superannuation and fund manager CEOs push for carbon price certainty

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NINE chief executives from Australia’s top superannuation funds and fund managers have formed a panel to push for greater certainty on carbon pricing.

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Greenpeace critical of PNG graft, “carbon cowboys”

SYDNEY Oct 25 (Reuters) – Rainforest-clad Papua New Guinea is not ready for international funding for U.N.-backed forest carbon credits to stem deforestation, said Greenpeace, citing corruption, “carbon cowboys” and lack of political leadership.

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SA must adopt low-carbon economy

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A LEADING Eastern Cape social scientist and human rights activist has made a passionate call for South Africa to move to a

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