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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
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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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High-speed broadband key to cutting carbon emissions, smart cities

Broadband partnerships and a long-term approach to Green IT is vital if countries are to cut carbon emissions, according to three industry leaders.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2011
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Trees scheme

SOME 2,000 trees have been planted as part of a zero carbon community project in Llangunnor, local members heard.

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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: Apr 21st, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Gulf Air picks low carbon leather for seats

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has selected the new low carbon leather for its Falcon Gold class seats on its A320 fleet.

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Australia Needs Carbon Tax to Protect Its Prosperity, Swan Says

April 17 (Bloomberg) — Australia needs to forge ahead with a carbon tax to protect its prosperity, Treasurer Wayne Swan said as labor unions threatened to oppose the governments plan over concerns it will cost jobs.

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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China to pay heavy under new policy on carbon emission fee

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhuanet) –Beginning January 1st, 2012, every airline traveling through Europe will be assessed a carbon emission fee. After the new policy is enforced, the total cost for all Chinese airline companies is expected to be more than 700 million yuan in 2012 alone.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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U.K. Can Meet Carbon Targets Even Without Nuclear Energy, Minister Says

The U.K. government will find alternative forms of clean energy to meet its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions even if nuclear developments are delayed, an energy minister said.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China government academy urges carbon emissions peak by 2030

(Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, should strive to reach a peak in emissions by 2030, a new government-sponsored study says, warning of the approaching limits to the nation’s coal-powered economic ascent.

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You Can ‘Love the Earth’ Before Earth Day and Reduce Carbon by 40 Million Pounds

TerraPass, a carbon offset management service, launched it’s “Love the Earth” challenge and wants to reduce carbon dioxide 40 million pounds by Earth Day with your help!

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Denmarks carbon bomb

A new study from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) indicates that Denmark’s carbon dioxide emissions are double the previous calculation and have likely been so for years.

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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2011
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Fox News is Not Carbon Neutral, No Matter What Rupert Murdoch Says

I realize that this mini-controversy has largely come and gone — the one in which Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of Fox News’ parent company News Corp, declared it ‘carbon neutral’ — but there are still reports popping up praising the company’s ‘green’ efforts even now, months later. I just wanted to quickly clear the air here: so as long as it is responsible for Fox News (and a host of other climate-denial spouting publications), News Corp cannot call itself carbon neutral. Period.

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Carbon won’t cost the clever consumers

The recent hysterical claims that carbon pricing will make it too expensive to run an airconditioner, or that many industries will be destroyed, are simply ridiculous.

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Caught by the best carbon catch there is

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22.

Julia Gillard asked Greg Combet what to do about putting in place a price on carbon.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Singapore: Carbon Market in Singapore

In conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week (21 October

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Down side to carbon credits, farmer warns

Auchterless could be carbon-neutral under the proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS), but station owner Alan Garden warns selling carbon credits from trees is not the financial windfall it seems at first.

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Capping Carbon and Methane Emissions In Nigeria

Recent anomaly in weather condition around the world suggests that global warming effect is felt. Global warming can be described as increase in the average temperature on the Earth surface; this maybe due to presence of more heat trapping gases around the Earth atmosphere. Human approach to mitigate global warming effect is cutting and capping emissions of heat trapping gases. Cutting emissions by promoting use of materials that produces little or no emission and capping emissions by planting & maintaining trees to allow for continuous gaseous exchange with certain harmful gases and other safe practices in handling gases that cause global warming.

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Chinas Undervalued Yuan Reason Behind Record Carbon Emissions, Study Says

Chinas undervalued yuan is subsidizing energy-intensive export industries that have led to record carbon dioxide emissions, negating the nations conservation efforts, a study said.

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Farm groups sceptical about carbon future

AGRICULTURE has been excluded from the government’s proposed carbon pricing scheme to allow more time to get the sector’s emissions pricing right.

But farm groups are extremely sceptical about the future and have warned against the government’s final carbon pricing scheme containing potential collateral damage for farmers and rural businesses from rising input costs, such as electricity, fuel and fertiliser.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China vows to cut energy, carbon intensity by 16-17 pct by 2015

BEIJING Feb 27 (Reuters) – China aims to cut the amount of energy and carbon dioxide emissions needed for every unit of economic growth by 16 to 17 percent from this year to the end of 2015, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday.

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UPM improves energy efficiency and strives for the best carbon footprint in the industry

During the past two years, UPM has improved energy efficiency significantly by effective process and equipment modifications as well as engaging employees in a global energy-saving campaign. Thanks to these measures, UPM’s electricity and heat consumption has reduced by approximately 9% per paper tonne. In the past two years, UPM has gained a total of EUR 55 million from all its energy savings activities and 7 % reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Reprise: Massachusetts Sets Highest Possible Carbon Reduction Standards Allowed

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has set the highest possible reduction requirement for greenhouse gas emissions allowed under state environmental legislation.

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  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2011
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Environment Agency Moves to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 24, 2011 (IPS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun the initial stages of a process that may lead to the federal agency’s first regulations to limit emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants and oil refineries.

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2011
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Court Affirms Forestrys Positive Role in Addressing Climate Change Decision Verifies Carbon Benefits of Active Forest Management ~Press Release by SPI Industries….Court Documents To Follow

Sacramento, Calif., February 22, 2011

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Infographic of the Day: Power Plant Will Blow Huge Smoke Rings From Chimney

Perhaps one of the most bedeviling things in the fight against carbon dioxide pollution is the fact that the gas is odorless and invisible. Everyday, we belch millions of tons of it into the air, but it doesn’t feel like we’re doing anything bad because we can’t see any evidence of it. You can bet that if carbon dioxide were a sickly greenish hue, everyone in the world would be hustling to act.

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