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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
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Govt plans to reduce carbon footprint in city

NEW DELHI: Delhi government is working towards making Delhi

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Missouri, Illinois rank among 10 worst carbon dioxide emitters

WASHINGTON – Missouri and Illinois ranked among “the 10 worst states for carbon dioxide pollution” from coal-fired power plants last year, a new report says. And the CO2 emissions from both states increased between 2000 and 2010.

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
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UK to devise standalone carbon permit system

London: The UK said it will opt out of a common European Union platform for auctioning carbon permits in the next phase of the bloc’s emissions-trading programme, which starts in 2013, and will develop a national system instead.

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Public transit prevents carbon emissions

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New Voices: Even clothes can shrink your carbon footprint

The world is going green, and so are the fashion choices. More people are aware of global warming and the effect it has on our planet; so the designers of the 21st century have caught on and created a series of lines and options for our more environmentally aware society.

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Great minds can’t think alike on carbon model

THE multi-party climate committee has failed to agree on a ”model” for a carbon price despite both Labor and the Greens supporting a ”hybrid” system of a carbon tax eventually leading to an emissions trading scheme.

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Carbon Dioxide Pollution Helps Weeds Thrive, Lowers Impact of Herbicides

Increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere benefit at least one species: weeds. Carbon dioxide acts as a fertilizer to invasive exotic grasses, resulting in higher growth rates and larger leaves. These stronger plants are also proving more resistant to the worlds most important herbicide, glyphosate, commercially known as Roundup.

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
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GA Among Top Carbon Dioxide Polluter States

ATLANTA — Georgia has the eighth-worst levels of carbon dioxide pollution from power plants, but the state’s CO2 output is decreasing, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project.

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Economy spikes U.S. power plant carbon output-report

* Stronger economy, warm weather pushed up emissions

* Recession cut CO2 output in 2009

* Power plant emissions still below 2007 record

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – A stronger economy helped push up U.S. power plant emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in 2010 by the highest annual rate on record, a report said on Friday.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Carbon Trust grants

The Carbon Trust has granted

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Australia government says no agreed position on carbon price

(Reuters) – Australia’s multi-party climate committee on Friday said it had not yet reached an agreement on how to put a price on carbon emissions, with talks on a new policy to continue over the coming months, Climate Minister Greg Combet said on Friday.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
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Duluth families’ mission: Reduce their carbon footprint

Four Duluth families have been named the citys

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
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NHS driving down carbon emissions

HEALTHCARE services in Notts are using their purchasing power to drive down the carbon footprints of suppliers.

NHS Nottingham City and NHS Notts County, whose combined budgets total around

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Govt still undecided on carbon pricing

Australia’s multi-party climate committee had not yet reached an agreement on the politically sensitive issue of how to put a price on carbon emissions, with talks on a new policy to continue over the coming months, Climate Minister Greg Combet said on Friday.

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Forest Protocol White Papers

When Version 3.0 of the Climate Action Reserves Forest Project Protocol (FPP) was adopted by the Reserves Board of Directors on September 1, 2009 the Board instructed Reserve staff to continue to explore a series of issues related to forest carbon accounting and forest management practices. To this end, the Reserve has commissioned a series of white papers to examine these issues in more depth. The white papers cover the following topics:

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Carbon jobs market resilient to recession

Employment and incomes in the climate change and carbon sector appear to be holding up well in the face of ongoing economic hardship, the results of a worldwide survey shows. Average salaries rose and respondents overall reported greater levels of job security and satisfaction compared to 2009, the Carbon Salary Survey 2010 found. The only worldwide job market appraisal in this field surveyed 944 participants in the climate change, carbon markets, renewable energy and clean technology fields in all regions. It was conducted in September and October by recruitment firm Acre Resources and corporate sustainability consultancy Acona.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
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State eyes carbon credits through tree campaign

The ambitious rural tree plantation scheme where the government wanted every villager to plant at least on tree each will soon be taken to the next level. After having achieved planting of 5.93 crore over the past one-and-half-year, just a few lakhs short of the magic figure of 6.25 crore trees
equal to the rural population, the state has already started thinking of earning some green points to support the project further.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
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Insurers Rank Highest in UK for Carbon Intensity, Transparency

LONDON, United Kingdom A U.K. nonprofit has ranked the country’s 100 largest companies on greenhouse gas intensity and transparency, putting two insurance companies at the top of the heap. Rounding out the bottom are a major cruise operator and a gold mining company disputing the findings.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
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The California Carbon Rush – Will it succeed?

Under Californias new carbon trading system, big polluters will be paying through the nose for the privilege.

And so will everyone else in the state.

The basic premise is

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011
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Break-even for low-carbon economy is $100 a barrel oil, says Chris Huhne

The UK’s ambitious low-carbon energy plans will mean energy consumers paying lower bills in 2020 if oil

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011
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Citic Carbon Asset, BBVA to launch Jim Rogers-designed index

* Global resources equity index to comprise 200 stocks

* To take advantage of China’s shift to low-carbon economy

* BBVA to use index to design products for clients

HONG KONG, Feb 18 (Reuters) – A unit of China’s CITIC Group and Spain’s second-biggest bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) (BBVA.MC: Quote) plan to launch an equity index based on resources-related companies picked by commodities investment guru Jim Rogers.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011
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California 2020 carbon price seen $75: Point Carbon

(Reuters) – California begins a market for greenhouse gases next year and prices will rise several times over between 2012 and 2020 under the plan to address climate change, Thomson Reuters research firm Point Carbon forecasts in a new report.

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Carbon tax should expand, NDP leadership candidate Horgan says

NDP leadership hopeful John Horgan said today he will expand the carbon tax if he becomes premier, and admitted his party botched the issue in the last election.

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AEP carbon capture plant construction on schedule [Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.]

(Charleston Daily Mail (WV) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Feb. 17–American Electric Power’s plan to build a $670 million, commercial-scale carbon capture and storage demonstration project at New Haven is on track.

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Greens may block carbon farming bill

The Australian Greens have indicated they will block federal government moves to give farmers carbon credits for planting trees.

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