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D-Link Extends Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint

| Sourced From Melodika |

– Two New Switching Products Achieve ISO/CD 14067-1:2010 Compliance

Maintaining its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products, D-Link Middle East & Africa today announced that it has become the first manufacturer of networking solutions to achieve compliance with a new international carbon footprint standard. D-Link’s 5-Port (DGS-1005D) and 8-Port (DGS-1008D) Desktop Switches are now certified compliant with ISO/CD 14067-1:20101 and PAS 2050:20082.

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Top ten simple ways to lower your travel carbon footprint in 2011

| Sourced From Gadling |

It’s almost a new decade, and the earth ain’t getting any younger, cooler, or less crowded. As travel enthusiasts (even if it’s via an armchair), there are plenty of small changes we can make that cumulatively have a significant positive impact upon the planet. When you consider the amount of fossil fuels required to fly or even take a weekend roadtrip, it makes even more sense to try and offset that footprint by traveling (and living) mindfully. Notice I don’t suggest actually giving up travel: I’m eco-conscious, not delusional.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Media Spreads Scare Stories About Cost of Low Carbon Future

| Sourced From Treehugger |

Massive hikes in energy bills are nothing new, and some even say that rising energy costs may have caused the Great Recession. But some folks are now using the inevitability of more expensive gas and electricity as a scare story to smear plans for low carbon economies. In the UK, one paper is claiming that the Government’s low carbon plans could lead to price hikes of as much as GB

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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New Mexico Passes Carbon Emissions Caps

| Sourced From Tinygreenbubble |

While many states, not to mention the entire United States federal government, are still bickering about the role, amount and place of carbon emissions caps in legislative efforts, New Mexico quietly and effectively passed aggressive carbon emissions cap legislation this month. By a vote of four to one (and wait until we find you, Mr. or Ms. Dissenter), the New Mexico Environmental Board (EIB) voted to adopt a new state pollution limit requiring the states largest carbon emitters to reduce their CO2 emissions by three percent per year from their levels in 2010 starting in 2013.

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EU Carbon Stable Near Five-Month Low; German Power Advances

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European Union carbon dioxide permits were stable near their lowest in almost five months as demand from utilities was weak, said 70Watt Capital Management.

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EU confirms van carbon emissions target

|Sourced From Energysavingtrust |

The European Parliament has finally agreed on a target to reduce the carbon emissions from vans.

Proposals made by the European Commission had to be amended after opposition from Germany, home to large manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz.

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Brussels gets tough with carbon crime

|Sourced From Euractiv |

The European Commission is preparing tighter regulation for the European carbon market in a bid to clamp down on insider dealing, fraud and manipulation within the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Carbon tax should help pay for TransLink

|Sourced From Bclocalnews |

Our regional transportation authority has become the Money Monster That Destroyed Greater Vancouver, and it will not listen to the anguished pleas of its victims.

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Needed and inevitable – a price on carbon

|Sourced From Onlineopinion |

Successive Prime Ministers have described the need to reduce CO2 emissions as one of the most important and pressing issues of our time. Why then has the Australian government so trenchantly resisted calls for it to take a global leadership role in efforts to curb emissions? Is it because this leadership role is regarded as properly belonging to the United Nations? Perhaps the role is seen as unattainable without a record of action and credibility?

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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DOE report: U.S. will remain coal-dependent in 2035, carbon emissions rise

The United States Energy Information Agency has released its preliminary forecast

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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EPA-Texas Feud Escalates Over New Carbon Regulations

|Sourced From Businessweek |

Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will take control of carbon-emission rules in Texas after Governor Rick Perry rejected new federal regulations intended to combat climate change.

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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U.S. issues timetable for carbon emissions cuts

WASHINGTON Dec 23 (Reuters) – U.S. environmental regulators issued a timetable on Thursday for rolling out rules requiring power plants and oil refineries to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Epicor Creates Carbon Accounting For The Cloud

|Sourced From Information-management |

Midrange enterprise software developer Epicor has created Epicor Carbon Connect, a Software as a Service-based carbon accounting product with the ability to identify, analyze, audit, track, manage, benchmark and report on carbon emissions and energy consumption.

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Tax vehicles for carbon emissions, firm urges

|Sourced From Nation |

A local company in the transport sector has called on the Government to legislate a law that will compel motor vehicle owners to pay tax comparable to the amount of carbon a vehicle emits.

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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EPA to unveil carbon limits plan for US power plants

|Sourced From Businessgreen |

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is today expected to unveil controversial new plans designed to curb emissions from US power plants and industrial facilities.

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  • Published: Dec 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Ashwoods hybrid van approved for low carbon programme

| Sourced From Fleetnews |

Ashwoods Hybrid Transit van has won approval for a major Scottish Government procurement programme.

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Hedegaard: EU carbon market grows rapidly, both in size and sophistication

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“The European carbon market is a relatively young market which has grown rapidly during its first six years of operation, both in size and sophistication. With a climate crisis and an economic crisis, the world more than ever before needs cost-effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore important that the market can continue to expand and safely be relied upon to give an undistorted carbon price signal to investors and decision-makers in boardrooms across the EU.

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S.Africa’s carbon tax could hurt business, consumers

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By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa is likely to phase-in a carbon tax on fossil fuel inputs as part of new measures to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the national treasury said, in a move that may hit company profits and hurt consumers. Africa’s biggest economy, also the continent’s worst polluter, is considering three carbon tax options as it moves to reduce CO2 discharges by 34 percent over the next decade.

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The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) was launched ten years ago to encourage companies to report on carbon emissions

| Sourced From Indiainfoline |

Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, announced that it is the only international IT services company in France to receive an

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  • Published: Dec 27th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Reduced carbon dioxide emission main agenda

| Sourced From Freemalaysiatoday |

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has made great progress in environmental protection this year to upgrade the people’s quality of life.

This is in line with the government’s commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emission to 40% by 2020, aided by developed countries.

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ICF International Takes Best Carbon Advisory Firm Awards for Fifth Straight Year

| Sourced From Tradingmarkets |

ICF International announced that it has been honored by companies participating in the Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance
survey for its outstanding work in carbon strategy, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas mitigation.

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UN Carbon Regulator Sees Fast Pace of Credit Supply

| Sourced From Bloomberg |

The increased pace of carbon credits flowing from a United Nations-overseen market will be maintained as European Union officials seek improvements to the biggest program for emission offset credits, a senior UN regulator said.

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Electricity producer calls for transition to carbon price

| Sourced From ABC |

The operator of the Bayswater and Liddell plants, near Muswellbrook, has used its annual report to comment on the federal government’s delay in introducing a price for carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: Dec 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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How human activities affect the carbon cycle

| Sourced From Physorg |

About half of the carbon emitted by human activity rises into the atmosphere, where it helps contribute to global warming. The other half is absorbed by oceans, watersheds and plants, as part of whats known as

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Burnaby tree chippers technique cuts the carbon

| Sourced From Bclocalnews |

Christmas trees chipped at the annual Burnaby Fire Fighters Charitable Society chipping event on Jan. 8 and 9 will continue to keep carbon out of the atmosphere for years to come.

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