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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
  • Category: Europe
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European Carbon Permits Fall as Slow Economy May Sap Demand

European Union carbon permits fell this week, tracking losses in wider commodity markets after Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet signaled slow economic growth.
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Encana strikes new deal with B.C.s Pacific Carbon Trust

VANCOUVER – Encana and the British Columbia governments Pacific Carbon Trust have a new deal thats expected to cut emissions from gas flaring in northeast B.C.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Trash company reduced its carbon footprint

Sustainability of buildings is crucial to carbon reduction in Britain. Ive fought for years to get greener buildings taken seriously by successive governments, and so Im delighted that a zero carbon target for new builds was confirmed by the chancellor in Marchs Budget.

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SA needs to cut carbon emissions

South Africa needs to find ways to cut carbon emissions in producing electricity to comply with the potential outcomes of COP17 later this year.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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U.S. health care sector addresses carbon footprint with information technology

The health care sector in the United States, apart from having been the climate change bills biggest competitor for a passage, accounts for 8 percent of the countrys total greenhouse gas emissions and 7 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Few takers for capture, storage of carbon wastes

U.S. lawmakers, regulators and utility executives appear to have little appetite to push forward development of systems to capture carbon emissions from power plants and other sources for underground storage, said experts meeting in Pittsburgh.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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U.K. Urged to Abolish Renewable Goals, Spend Less to Cut CO2

Britain should abolish its renewable energy targets and focus on less costly ways to cut carbon- dioxide emissions, according to researchers at Policy Exchange.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
  • Category: India
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RMGL to share revenue by selling carbon credits

GURGAON: Other than transplanting trees, the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) has decided to share the revenue generated by selling carbon credits.

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EU Carbon Emissions Permits Plan May Kill Off Polish Companies

European Union regulations that will allocate free carbon-dioxide permits to companies in the next phase of the worlds biggest emissions trading system may

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Next – Carbon Health Warnings

Were told we need a carbon tax to combat dangerous carbon pollution.
The public surely needs health warnings on products contaminated by this dangerous chemical?

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Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

Canadian authorities have given the green light to a C$1.24 billion (US$1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plant in Saskatchewan, which aims to slash annual greenhouse gas emissions by around 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

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Environmental expert gives advice to reduce carbon footprint

“Reduce, reduce, reduce.”

That was the message Alison Gannett had for 50 attendees at a conference about combating global warming at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on Sunday.

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How We Outsource Carbon Emissions

When it comes to greenhouse gases, its not what we make, its what we consume. The Economist recently published the results of a paper that was in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggesting that the developed countries are responsible for an even larger amount of greenhouse gases than we thought. While it looks like the developed world has been cutting emissions, in fact we have simply been shifting them to the developing world.

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Carbon Fee and Dividend: to Spur Job Creation, Industrial Boom

The conventional wisdom on carbon emissions is that we must emit ever more carbon dioxide, if we are to continue to be prosperous. This is a blatant falsehood rooted in 18th-century thinking about the nature of energy. The conventional wisdom on action to reduce carbon emissions is that it must be expensive, harmful to the economy, and result in less productive power generation. This is a blatant falsehood based on the outmoded idea that combustion is the most favorable way to harvest energy.

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Bold carbon reductions targets for pig sector

The pig industry has laid down bold targets to reduce its environmental impact, above those set by government. But all sectors of the livestock industry should aim to achieve production efficiencies that will in turn bring environmental benefits.

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Analysis: Plain truth is carbon dioxide is forever

ABOUT 55 million years ago or thereabouts the Earth warmed rather suddenly and people are beginning to think that this might tell us something about how the world might respond to all the carbon dioxide we now insist on putting in the atmosphere.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Does Chicago’s Old Housing Stock Lead to High Carbon Emissions?

This is a little bit old, but it’s new to me: in 2008, scientists from Purdue, Colorado State, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published “the first detailed inventory of carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels across the United States”: the Vulcan Project.

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  • Published: May 1st, 2011
  • Category: UK
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What is the carbon footprint of the royal wedding?

The international event will generate 6,765 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), 12 times the annual emissions from the London palace or 1,230 times the annual emissions of the average UK household.

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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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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
  • Category: USA
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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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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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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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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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