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Farm scheme will reap only minimal carbon cuts, says department

THE federal government’s plan to pay farmers to reduce carbon emissions will be of little help to Australia’s pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent by 2020, estimates show.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Exclusive: Will and Kate say “I do” to low-carbon nuptials

Despite all the pomp and ceremony, Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton are expected to host a “low-carbon wedding” next week, equipped with all the sustainable trimmings, including seasonal flowers and food, and facilities powered in part by renewable energy.

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German Power for 2014 Rises as EU Carbon, Natural Gas Advance

German power contracts for 2014 rose as European Union carbon permits and U.K. natural gas prices climbed, boosting costs for utilities.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Donating one week of carbon emissions

This Earth Week, officials with the Colorado Carbon Fund aim to raise money by encouraging individuals, businesses and organizations to donate the equivalent of a week’s worth of transportation and energy use.

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Origin keeps heat on carbon debate

The country’s biggest coal seam gas operator Origin Energy edged closer to hitting the go button on a massive $30 billion LNG project in Queensland, a move that will keep the heat on the carbon tax debate and put the spotlight back on the coal seam gas sector.

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TAXING TED: Baillieu supports Gillards carbon agenda

While Prime Minister Gillard has every reason to feel a little glum about the direction of the carbon-dioxide tax debate, she has an unlikely supporter in the form of Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu.

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Super funds fail to act on carbon disclosure

Many superannuation funds may not be putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Chicago could free of carbon emissions by 2030, architects say

Downtown Chicago could be 100 percent free from carbon emissions by 2030, if architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have their way.

Their plan outlines specific ways for old buildings in the Loop to become completely energy efficient. Aging office buildings, for example, would be converted to residential apartments, which tend to use energy at night and even out energy demand during the day. And that residential energy could come solely from locally generated wind power.

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Waldron opposes carbon tax

NATIONALS Member for Wagin Terry Waldron has confirmed his opposition to a carbon tax.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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Diesel Emissions Causing High Black Carbon Levels Across Chicago

Black carbon levels are high throughout the city and no Chicago neighborhood is free from it, regardless of the average household income, according to recent testing done by the Chicago News Cooperative. Just one week after the City Council passed an ordinance aiming to reduce the amount of air pollution emitted by trucks doing city construction work,

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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ENER-G prepares to pump up the returns on low carbon heating

Installing ground and water source heat pumps has become more financially attractive for organisations of all types, thanks to the governments commitment to incentivise sustainable low carbon heating technology under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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South Pole Carbon Named As Best Project Developer In Environmental Finance

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Rural split on carbon plan

RURAL groups are divided over the Federal Government’s proposed carbon plan and Carbon Farming Initiative.

The Victorian Farmers Federation and National Party are bitterly opposed to the carbon plan while the National Farmers’ Federation will wait for more detail on the policy.

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Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon dioxide in a greenhouse world

New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production available as an energy source in a greenhouse world of the future. That’s the conclusion of a report on “electricity production with in situ carbon capture” (EPICC) in ACS’ journal Energy & Fuels.

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A Religious Organization in the Carbon Credit Market

NICOLET, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – April 20, 2011) – Les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge announce today the sale of 9,358 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Carbon Credits) to L2I Financial Solutions. By selling their Carbon Credits, les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge are writing an important chapter in the history of the Roman Catholic Church by becoming the first religious organization recognized by the Vatican to sell Carbon Credits. The proceeds of the sale will contribute to the preservation and valorization of the religious and cultural heritage developed by the Congregation since its foundation in 1853.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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Low carbon Morrisons planned for Peterborough

Plans for a new supermarket, billed as “a front runner for a new generation of low carbon buildings”, have been approved, reports Construction Enquirer.

The new Morrisons store in Peterborough will the the first to be lit entirely by low-energy LED lighting and roof windows will provide the store with natural daylight. A solar wall will be used to “heat up air in voids within the cladding” says Construction News, then that heat will be used in store.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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Four Everyday Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint may involve big choices and lifestyle changes, but it can also involve small choices that add up day after day. Here are five everyday ways you can be greener:

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EU carbon trading fully reopened

BRUSSELS, Belgium THREE months after the European Union shut down spot trading in emission certificates following cyber thefts in several countries, the last of the bloc’s national carbon registries will reopen today.

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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N.Y. Solicitor General Argues To Uphold Right To Sue Carbon Dioxide Polluters

The New York State Attorney Generals Office — represented by state Solicitor General Barbara Underwood — urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of states to sue five polluting power companies to force them to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of climate change. Leading a coalition on behalf of New York, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the City of New York, Attorney General Eric T. Schneidermans office argued that the power companies are causing a

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EcomNets Announces Earth Day 2011 Release of CliMetrics Carbon Management Software (CCM)

EcomNets Announces Earth Day 2011 Release of CliMetrics Carbon Management Software (CCM)

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Software powers CSIROs carbon-neutral target

CSIROs ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2015 is being powered by software to track and manage its environmental footprint.

Australias national science agency hopes to halve its water and waste profile and achieve efficiency gains through greener procurement, behaviour change, and greater use of renewable energy.

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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Carbon Trade Exchange Moving to Sydney From London Gain From Climate Plans

Carbon Trade Exchange, an online platform for businesses to trade emission-reduction credits, is moving its headquarters from London to Sydney as the Australian government seeks to introduce a price on carbon.

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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Zero carbon U-turn is ‘realistic’

The government’s U-turn on its definition of zero carbon homes is more realistic and pragmatic, one housing professional has said.

Writing for the Green Building Press, Richard Baines, head of sustainability at Black Country Housing Group, suggested that the changes seen in the Plan for Growth that accompanied March’s Budget is the sensible approach to take in making goals for sustainable construction, which are more likely to be met.

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Carbon tax a risk to LNG exports, warns Woodside Petroleum

WOODSIDE Petroleum chairman Michael Chaney has told shareholders that the Gillard government’s plan to introduce a carbon tax on liquefied natural gas could lead to international customers looking past Australia for cheaper gas supplies or turning to dirtier energy sources such as coal. .

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Coal industry demands carbon tax rethink

THE coal industry wants the Gillard government to go back to the drawing board on the proposed carbon tax.

It wants the Gillard government to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan to ensure mines aren’t closed as a result of the proposed carbon tax.

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