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CBI warn low-carbon infrastructure threatened by uncertainty

The CBIs north west director Damian Waters today warns that the region and wider UK is failing to attract the level of investment needed to build low-carbon infrastructure.With a third of energy supply due to close in the next decade and ambitious emissions reductions targets to meet, the UKs power sector alone needs

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Forest group urges carbon farming changes

The Australian Forest Products Association wants changes to the proposed Carbon Farming Initiative to increase the participation of commercial timber plantations.

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Imports help rich nations

An increasing share of global emissions is from the production of internationally traded goods and services, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
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City Dwellers Have Huge Carbon Footprints, Because They Buy So Much

City dwellers are carbon footprint snobs. While bemoaning suburbanites who drive to the Walmart in gas-guzzling SUVs, urbanites talk about how their dense living and public transportation makes them the purest of all. But a new paper makes the case that city dwellers are benefiting from an unfair allocation of carbon footprints. Moreover, it’s not really where you live that has any effect on your carbon footprint. It’s how much you buy.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
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Gas South launches carbon offset program

Gas South LLC has begun offering its business and governmental customers a chance to take part in a voluntary carbon offset program, the Atlanta-based utility announced recently.

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Why Concrete’s Colossal Footprint is More Complicated Than You Think (and Why That Matters to Everyone)

When one complains about the environmental footprint of concrete, the main issue is usually the carbon footprint that comes from the production of cement. But cement is only about 15% of concrete; the rest is aggregate, the rock that the cement binds together. As this slide from The Highland Companies shows, concrete and aggregate is a big part of infrastructure. And just north of Toronto, in Melancthon, the company wants to dig a honking big hole covering 2,316 acres, over 200 feet below the water table, to supply aggregate to the Greater Toronto Area.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
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UN targets black carbon emissions

MANILA, Philippines

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Future Fund carbon strategy questioned

FREEDOM of information (FoI) documents have suggested that the guardians of the $70 billion Future Fund have not discussed climate change in any meetings since 2007, prompting questions about how Australia’s largest fund is managing carbon risk on investments.

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Harvey joins anti-carbon tax brigade

AUSTRALIAN retail mogul Gerry Harvey has waded into the carbon tax debate, slamming the proposed policy as a direct threat to the competitiveness of local industry while questioning the longevity of household compensation that would be vital in propping up family budgets and consumer spending.

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Happy Earth Day: 10 Links to Reduce Our Carbon Heel-Prints

When I became a mother, I became very conscious about the affect my daily living makes on the planet. Well, let me be honest, it begin with wanting to conserve energy to save money, however, it soon turned into what can I do to make sure that all the wonders of the earth are here for my children to enjoy. So, while reading on how to conserve energy, I began following links that took me to stories on the benefits of recycling. We all know the number one reason to recycle, saving the trees…

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Schools aim to reduce carbon footprint

While the Vernon School District is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint, it still ended up paying out more than $70,000 to offset the amount of carbon dioxide it produces.

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Take steps to reduce your carbon footprint

Do you know what your carbon footprint is?

You should.

A carbon footprint is the measure of carbon dioxide man-made global warming greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere as you go about your daily life.

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How to price carbon dioxide emissions without scamming Canadians

Today, Im going to play Devils Advocate.

Im going to propose what I think an honest system of pricing carbon dioxide emissions would look like.

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011
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Local bus manufacturer reduces its carbon footprint

Thomas Built Buses recently went on a journey to become a zero-waste-to-landfill company that presented a bit of a challenge keeping up with its employees and their enthusiasm.

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Overstock.com Offers Carbon-Neutral Shipping, for Free

If you follow environmental issues, there’s no doubt your e-mail inbox has been filled with messages in recent days and weeks. It’s Earth Day, Earth Month, green season. One message that caught my eye, though, was an announcement from Overstock.com that it will now be offering carbon-neutral shipping under a partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation. Oh, it must just be for Earth Day. No, it’s from now on. Well then there must be a catch. Sure: This only applies to purchases from the big O’s Worldstock Fair Trade inventory. OK, that’s something to support. But how much extra does it cost?

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011
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Warren Hospital gets greener by reducing carbon footprint

PHILLIPSBURG Warren Hospital has announced that it is participating in a new

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Investors twig on to carbon

RETAIL FOREST investors are on the cusp of claiming early windfalls from carbon credits.

Although private forest owners have been selling carbon credits already

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The Price of Carbon: Just $2.45 Per Week

A new report by the Climate Institute on the cost of a carbon price has revealed that the impact for an average family will be just $2.45, an increase of $127.40 a year based on a price of $25 per tonne.

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011
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Reduce your carbon footprint

AMHERST, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – This Earth Day, celebrate our planet by creating a more beautiful, enjoyable, sustainable, and energy saving landscape experience. To share tips on how you can reduce your carbon footprint, starting with your landscape, is Julia Aiello with Nativescapes Gardening .

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Push carbon tax to save city: Grierson

NEWCASTLES expansion depends on a price on carbon, Sharon Grierson, member for Newcastle, said yesterday.

She urged the federal government to forge ahead with the tax, and denounced idle threats and inciting fear on the issue.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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UK sees greater adoption of low carbon vehicles

UK motorists are more receptive to buying low carbon vehicles, new transport figures show.

Statistics published by the Department for Transport reveal that last year there were 57,000 registered vehicles that emitted less than 100g/km of CO2.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Pay to offset your carbon footprints this Earth Day

So you want to be green, but have already installed energy-efficient light bulbs and are biking to work as often as possible. Now what?

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Whats in a carbon footprint? Depends.

Its something of a green truism: Reduce your carbon footprint. And if you can do so as you trek along the grocery aisles, all the better on this 42nd Earth Day.

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Lycoming pledges to reduce carbon footprint

Overstock.com and Carbonfund.org Partner to Launch Carbon-Neutral Shipping Program for All Worldstock Products

SALT LAKE CITY, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) (short cut: O.CO) today, announced the debut of carbon-neutral shipping for every purchase made from its Worldstock Fair Trade inventory, effective immediately. This sustainability effort establishes Overstock.com as one of the largest online retailers to take responsibility for the environmental impact of its product shipping program.

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