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German county aims to be carbon-neutral

COLOGNE, Germany, March 25 (UPI) — A rural wine-growing county is southern Germany says it is determined to be a carbon-neutral, zero-emission area by 2050

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Carbon footprint of a single newspaper equals one kilometre in a car

A Finnish study has concluded the greenhouse gas emissions produced by a single newspaper during its entire life cycle correspond to a car journey of approximately one kilometre. About half of those emissions are attributed to the electricity and heat required in the production process.

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Farming’s carbon fears

FEARS are mounting agriculture will eventually be included in Labor’s proposed carbon trading scheme, after the government’s chief climate change advisor, Ross Garnaut, flagged its inclusion when releasing his sixth and final report on the tax system last week.

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The global front line of carbon tax

Last August, Australia’s new Labor party leader Julia Gillard ran for office promising that she had no intention of pursuing a carbon tax. But that was before she became Prime Minister, and before a multi-party government commission endorsed a carbon tax as part of a long-term plan to make markets account for the costs of climate pollution.

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Can a Zero Carbon Wine Come from New Zealand? eco.love Wines Says Yes

Being a greener business can take many shapes and levels of complexity, but sometimes its the obvious that can make a substantial impact. Take eco.love Wines: Among its many sustainability minded touches is intentionally having longer rows in the vineyard. Why? That means less turns for the tractors, which results in decreased fuel consumption.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2011
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Natural gas can play as a bridge to a low-carbon future

March 25, 2011, SANTIAGO, Chile,(Coal Geology) – Energy featured prominently in talks held by US president Barack Obama during his tour of Latin America on 18-23 March. But Obamas messages appeared mixed at times, and discussions with countries such as Brazil and Chile overlooked the potentially key role that natural gas can play in the region, according to the international energy reporting service Argus.

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Carbon price witch-hunt heats up MPs

Australia’s debate over carbon pricing hotted up. Julia Gillard was cheered by a petition containing 12,000 names in favour, but received a Productivity Commission report highlighting difficulties in comparing a carbon price burden on Australian industries with those overseas, and was forced to head off a scare campaign by industry leaders.

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Britain May Raise Its Carbon Tax to Maintain EU Premium, Citigroup Says

The U.K. government may raise its carbon tax to ensure a premium over European Union emissions permits that will give revenue, according to Citigroup Inc. (C)

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Airlines to challenge EU carbon tax: report

Chinese airlines plan legal action against a European Union plan to impose a carbon tax from 2012, claiming it could cost them millions of dollars a year, state media said yesterday.

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TSMC leads supplier partners to complete first IC supply chain carbon footprint verification for Taiwan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced that it led 15 supplier partners in jointly completing Taiwan’s first semiconductor supply chain carbon footprint verification. The project was completed with assistance from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), and is part of the IDB’s “Semiconductor Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Assistance and Promotion Plan”. It follows TSMC’s successful completion of the IDB’s “Supply Chain Carbon Inventory Assistance Plan” in June 2009.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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Cutting Carbon Dioxide Helps Prevent Drying

Recent climate modeling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give the Earth a wetter climate in the short term. New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken Caldeira offers a novel explanation for why climates are wetter when atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are decreasing. Their findings, published online today by Geophysical Research Letters, show that cutting carbon dioxide concentrations could help prevent droughts caused by global warming.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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Scottish renewables ‘will define UK’s low carbon legacy’

The success of Scottish renewable energy projects will define the UK’s low carbon legacy, energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne has said.

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Motorway lights to be turned off to cut carbon

It follows a previous initiative which has seen lights turned off on quiet stretches of motorway between midnight and 5am.

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Carbon tax hits consumer confidence

The latest Roy Morgan research reveals consumer confidence has fallen 2.6 points in a week to 116.2 points, as the carbon tax debate heats up and international disasters continue.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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Indonesia must promote low-carbon economy

To develop a low-carbon economy, the Indonesian government should boost efforts to lure more investment in environmentally friendly technology and infrastructure, an internationally renowned energy expert suggests.

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Carbon saving scheme to be extended

Motorway lighting along a carefully-selected section of motorway in the West Midlands will be switched off between midnight and 5am in a move to reduce carbon emissions and light pollution, the Highways Agency has announced.

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High-energy industries hit by carbon price floor

ENERGY policy changes introduced in the Budget will heap costs on energy-intensive industries, pressure groups warned yesterday.

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Europe Prepares to Impose Carbon-Reduction Measures on Maritime Transport

The European Union is preparing to include maritime transport in its emissions-trading system or impose charges on carbon discharges from ships should international talks fail to cut pollution from the industry.

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Greens see red over carbon offset sales

Farmers and landowners could be able to sell carbon offsets from native forest protection, tree planting and improved farming practices to companies as part of

Labor’s carbon scheme.

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Abbott v Gillard: carbon price gets personal

TONY ABBOTT says Julia Gillard is a multi-faceted liar who lacks integrity and is being precious about ”a few nasty placards”.

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EU Carbon Falls as U.K. Tax Pushes Costs Above Osbornes Floor

European Union carbon prices fell as U.K. utilities prepared for emissions charges that will exceed the

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GDT Tek’s President Invited to Speak in China at the “Low Carbon Earth Summit-2011”

ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – March 24, 2011) – GDT TEK (PINKSHEETS: GDTK) today announced that GDT Tek’s President Bo Linton has received an invitation to speak at the Low Carbon Earth Summit-2011 (LCES-2011), with a theme of “Leading Green Economy, Returning to the Harmony Nature,” which will be held during October 19-26, 2011 at World Exposition Center, Dalian, China.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2011
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evian Crushes Carbon Footprint with Lighter, Easier to Recycle Bottle

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Budget 2011: Carbon price fix welcomed

Britain is to become the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price for carbon, adding to household energy bills, but drawing support from nuclear firms.

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UPS Ground Shipments Go Carbon Neutral from Pineapple Hospitality

Pineapple Hospitality is proud to announce that as of March 1, all shipments from the company will be carbon neutral. By joining the UPS carbon neutral program, Pineapple Hospitality will offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transport of their packages within the United States.

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