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Press Release: Water, Carbon, and Energy – Oh My!

While the energy side of the climate change conversation often receives much of the publicity, individuals and business are becoming aware of the link to water.

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City of green roofs could remove tonnes of CO2

| Sourced From Greenbang.com |

Green roofs using grass or other plants instead of shingles have long been known to cut a buildings heating and cooling costs and reduce polluted stormwater runoff, but they could also provide an eco-friendly way of sequestering substantial amounts of carbon, according to a new study.

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Dont blame human CO2 for all our woes

| Sourced From Gisborneherald.co.nz |

I was very relieved to read that Mr Hughes considers scientific research the only valid indicator of truth in the matter of global warming.

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So what is carbon anyway?

| Sourced From Grist.org |

You will be astonished when I tell you what this curious play of carbon amounts to.

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  • Published: Jul 9th, 2009
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Forest, Carbon, Climate Myths

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  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Earths sea levels may rise 25 meters by 4000 AD despite CO2 freeze

| Sourced From Littleabout.com |

London, June 22 – ANI: A new study on the effects of climate change on melting ice sheets has indicated that even if scientists could freeze-frame the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) as it is today, sea levels would still rise by 25 meters by 4000 AD.

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Nations Gamble on Carbon Capture

Around the world governments are betting billions of dollars on research to develop technology to capture carbon emitted from coal plants. It’s probably even money right now whether carbon capture becomes the next thin film solar (a long-pursued technology that is now bearing out) or the next hydrogen car (a technology full of promise that is always just around the corner — if the corner is a generation away).

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Uranium: A Carbon-friendly Substitute for Coal

| Sourced From DailyReckoning.com.au |

Meanwhile, here in Australia, while the federal budget deficit looms as a growing threat the structural health of the economy, there are actual positive economic stories going on, mostly in the energy and resource markets.

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  • Published: May 22nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Trumped up climate threat should not limit CO2 emissions

| Sourced From CourierPress.com |

On page B14 of last Thursday’s Evansville Courier & Press was an article titled “Vectren warns of CO2 rules”.

The article deals with the proposed Waxman-Markey bill. The bill seeks to limit carbon dioxide emissions. This bill would place additional taxes on any producer of carbon dioxide. In the article Niel Ellerbrook of Vectren says the company would probably have to increase energy bills from 10 to 40 percent and it may be as much as 130 percent.

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Sea creatures inspire CO2 sponge

| Sourced From ABC.Net.au |

The porous structure of sea cucumbers could be the perfect model to create a sponge that absorbs CO2 and boosts hydrogen fuel production, says an Australian researcher.

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  • Published: May 12th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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British businesses seek to cash in on carbon capture

| Sourced From Guardian.co.uk |

Britain could take a leading role in developing and managing the nascent market for carbon capture and storage projects around the world, after the government’s recent announcement that all new coal plants must be fitted with the green technology. Industry experts believe the UK is in a strong position to run the financial, legal and consulting aspects of the projects for international utility companies.

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Canadians barely support carbon tax; don’t like B.C. carbon tax, poll finds

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VICTORIA, B.C. Canadians are willing to flirt with a nationwide carbon tax to fight climate change, but bets are off when it comes to paying the bill, a new poll has found.

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Bayer MaterialScience builds production plant for carbon nanotubes in Chempark Leverkusen

| Sourced From Chemie.de |

08 May 2009 – Bayer MaterialScience AG has begun construction of a new facility for the production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Chempark Leverkusen, Germany. The new plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/year. The company will invest about 22 million euros in the planning, development and construction of the plant.

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  • Published: May 7th, 2009
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Carbon Trust launches cleantech exchange with China

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UK investment firm signs

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2009
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Carbon County celebrates, ponders wind future

| Sourced From BillingsGazette.net |

RAWLINS – As a hot spot in Wyoming’s fast-growing wind energy industry, Carbon County held a “Celebration of Wind” this weekend to explore the potential economic benefits and environmental considerations of an influx of wind farms.

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New tankers could bring CO2 to Middle East

| Sourced From Arabian Oil and Gas|

Some of the worlds largest shipping companies are in talks with power companies in Europe about building a new fleet of tankers specifically modified to transport carbon dioxide captured from coal power stations and potentially transporting it to spend oil fields in the Middle East according to a major British newspaper.

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More pressure to act on carbon

| Sourced From EdmontonJournal.com |

Thursday, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy issued a stern warning. If Canada doesn’t move quickly to align our climate change policies with the Americans, we will be at severe peril of tasting the lash of unprecedented U.S. protectionism. And Alberta’s oilsands will be particularly threatened.

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Carbon trading prices stabilise

| Sourced From FT.com |

The outlook for carbon trading companies has improved somewhat after a rocky start to the year, as carbon prices have firmed after sharp falls.

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HP Recycled 265 Million Pounds of Hardware in 2008

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2009
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U.S. ready to assume leadership on carbon -White House

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WASHINGTON, April 7 – Steps President Barack Obama has taken on climate and clean energy have shown that the United States is getting ready to lead the world in fighting global warming, a White House official said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Apr 6th, 2009
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Capturing Carbon In South Charleston

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Dow Chemical recently announced it would be “going green” with a coal-fired power plant at its South Charleston, West Virginia operations.

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Carbon Capture and Storage 2009 Conference to Provide the Latest in Policy and Funding Information

| Sourced From EMediaWire.com |

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) April 2, 2009 — The current political and economic atmosphere is placing alternative energies at the forefront of most political platforms. With the EU proposing to allocate close to �3.5 billion towards carbon capture and storage and the new US administration’s focus on moving towards cleaner energies, carbon capture and storage technology is even more prominent in today’s climate discussions. IntertechPira’s 2009 Carbon Capture and Storage World Summit, set for September 22 – 24, 2009 in Washington DC, will provide the latest in policy and funding information, as well as technology and industry updates.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2009
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U.S. Carbon Emissions Trading Core of Clean Energy Bill

| Sourced From Environment News Service |

WASHINGTON, DC, March 31, 2009 (ENS) – Congressional Democrats today released clean energy legislation that establishes a market-based cap-and-trade program for reducing global warming pollution from electric utilities, oil companies, and factories that together are responsible for 85 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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IDEAcarbon launches a Partner Programme

| Sourced From IdeaCarbon.com |

IDEAcarbon launches a “Partner Programme” for the first comprehensive online calendar for the carbon markets: enabling investors and policy makers to stay abreast of and anticipate key factors shaping emissions markets.

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EPA declares CO2 harmful

| Sourced From Consumer Reports |

In a letter to the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency has declared CO2 a danger to public welfare. This represents the next step in the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions that come from motor vehicles, power plants, factories, as well as certain appliances. The so-called

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