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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Why wont the government investigate its carbon emissions?

It is the received wisdom that the UKs emissions are falling. But this is not the case. As academic studies and government briefings show, the UKs emissions continue to rise, once you factor in the impacts of the goods and services we import from overseas. As we have outsourced industry, so we have outsourced a large part of our contribution to climate change.

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CLIMATE SPECTATOR: Holes in NZ’s carbon accounts

Earlier this week, the New Zealand government set a 2050 emission reduction target. Gazetted under the Climate Change Act, the government proposed a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 50 per cent by 2050, dubbed

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  • Published: Dec 14th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Report proposes 60% carbon reduction by 2030

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A new report has proposed that the government should aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60 per cent by 2030.

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Two point carbon reduction plan from University of Oxford

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World Carbon Budget Being Gobbled Up, WWF Warns

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Tianjin, China. Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide risk overshooting by a third the threshold beyond which dangerous global warming looms, the World Wildlife Fund said on Wednesday, urging climate talks in China to tackle the gap.

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Press Release: EU Emissions Trading Scheme set to lock in high emissions rather than deliver reductions unless caps are tightened

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Instead of encouraging firms to reduce their emissions, the EU emissions trading scheme is actually guaranteeing high level of emissions can continue in to the future. Analysis published today by the advocacy group Sandbag shows that Europes carbon caps have turned into carbon traps [1].

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  • Published: Jan 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Sustainable Living: Calculate your carbon emissions

Everybody talks about the climate, but nobody does anything about it. Mark Twain, paraphrased

I am feeling a little more cranky than usual this winter watching the drama unfold at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen. Every country is pushing its own interest at the expense of a productive outcome.

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  • Published: Nov 15th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Environment boss wants to put carbon tax on driving, heating and holidays

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Drivers, households and holidaymakers should be hit with a carbon tax to tackle global warming, the head of the Environment Agency will say today.

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DeepDive: Expert Q&A – Welcome to the Post-Carbon Economy

| Sourced From Managingautomation.com |

Not long ago, manufacturers were enthralled with the idea of moving production to lower-cost countries. In his new book, The Post Carbon Economy: The 5 Secrets of Corporate Leadership when Carbon is Priced, Amit Chatterjee argues that such thinking is becoming passé as cap-and-trade regulations and other factors force manufacturers to begin to price and pay for their carbon emissions. Chatterjee, who is CEO of Hara Software Inc., a vendor of environmental and energy management software, discussed the ideas in his book with MA Executive Editor Jeff Moad.

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  • Published: Oct 14th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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UK policy needs about-face to meet carbon goals

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Britain will need to change policy course if it wants to meet the goals of its Low-Carbon Transition Plan, according to the Committee on Climate Changes (CCC) first annual report to Parliament today.

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World needs “CO2 budget” to limit warming -WWF

* Rich nations must cut emissions by 80 pct by 2050
* Rich countries must help poorer ones to curb emissions
* Countries must adopt flexible carbon accounting system

BANGKOK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world is in danger of spending its “carbon budget” by about 2025 and risks temperatures rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius unless nations adopt a flexible carbon accounting system, conservation group WWF says in a report.

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  • Published: Sep 3rd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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We’re pumping out CO2 to the point of no return. It’s time to alter course

| Sourced From Guardian.co.uk |

Until a few months ago, government targets for cutting greenhouse gases at least had the virtue of being wrong. They were the wrong targets, by the wrong dates, and they bore no relationship to the stated aim of preventing more than 2C of global warming. But they used a methodology that even their sternest critics (myself included) believed could be improved until it delivered the right results: the cuts just needed to be raised and accelerated.

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From carbon insolvency to climate dividends

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BERLIN — Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is absolutely crucial, says the G-8 and most of the world’s best climatologists.

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From carbon insolvency to climate dividends

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BERLIN — Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is absolutely crucial, says the G-8 and most of the world’s best climatologists.

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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‘Carbon budget’ to create jobs and reduce emissions

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Alistair Darling yesterday pledged

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  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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UPDATE:National Grid:To Cut CO2 45% By ’20; Start CO2 Budgets

|Sourced From The Wall Street Journal |

LONDON (Dow Jones)–U.K.-based gas and electricity network operator National Grid PLC (NGG) said Monday it would cut greenhouse gas emissions across all its businesses by 45% by 2020 and implement carbon budgets from April 1.

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Government departments could trade carbon

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Government departments could be given a carbon budget and will be expected to trade amongst each other in order to meet their targets, energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband has said.

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Carbon budgets ‘could be in place by 2020’

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People might be more motivated to make energy saving measures such as install insulation if a proposal for a carbon budget for every person is taken up.

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Trial produces encouraging results for backers of personal carbon budgets

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Every person in the UK could have their own carbon budget in just over a decade to encourage individuals to cut their global warming emissions, the head of the most comprehensive trial of the idea has predicted.

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