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How has Google Managed to be a Carbon Neutral Company since 2007?

“…the carbon footprint of your life on Google is zero,” said Urs Hoelzle, Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure Department. Despite the fact that Google’s data centers around the world, which run the services for Gmail, 

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Businesses increasingly focused on reducing carbon emissions

Small businesses operating in various industries across the UK could be among those interested in the recent comments of one expert regarding carbon reduction.

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Australia, SA mull carbon tax fallout

Southern hemisphere mining giants Australia and SA have much in common, including a major debate raging about the fallout that can be expected if the governments of both countries press ahead with plans to introduce comprehensive taxes on carbon emissions.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
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Government is serious about zero carbon

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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Turkey needs new low-carbon economy model

Turkey needs alternative finance models to integrate into the green economy while decreasing carbon emission and implementing international requirements, said the head of the Turkish Industry and Business Association, or TÜSİAD, during a meeting in Istanbul on Thursday.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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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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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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Europes carbon policies bolster a B.C. bioenergy industry

When Regina and Peter Pretterhofer built their new home in the city of Graz, Austria, they decided to give up fossil fuels and adopt a nationwide trend toward alternative energy to keep them warm during the snowy Austrian winters.

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  • Published: May 7th, 2011
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Global carbon project calls on businesses to

The Carbon Disclosure Project has released its latest report; 2011 Supply Chain Report which addresses carbon emissions produced by its member companies and its suppliers.

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Orica breaks ranks on carbon tax

ORICA Ltd chief executive Graeme Liebelt says the company could do more to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the introduction of a carbon tax would “probably” encourage it to make changes.

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ANALYSIS-California faces risk in carbon gold rush -Point Carbon

Brisbane, May 2, 2011 (ABN Newswire) – Carbon Energy Limited (ASX:CNX) (PINK:CNXAF) is pleased to advise that testing of its 5 MW Power Station has commenced with the successful introduction of syngas to the first gas engine.

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  • Published: May 6th, 2011
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California Gambles on Carbon Trade

WASHINGTON California is putting its reputation as a pioneering environmental heavyweight on the line as it prepares to establish a carbon market in eight months.

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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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To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, Ride The Bus

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) – To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus.

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Carbon accounting system is mad as a hatter

If there was a pub where you could drink your fill and leave the hangover with the landlord, would you go there? Idle dreaming, but this is the deal in the world of carbon accounting, where responsibility is shared out among countries, and targets set for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: May 4th, 2011
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North Coast: Pot-growing power grab

Marijuana advocates are fond of calling their favorite weed a natural product, the epitome of a green commodity. But commercial pot cultivation increasingly done indoors with 1,000-watt lamps substituting for sunlight has a Godzilla-sized carbon footprint, according to a UC Berkeley energy analyst’s report.

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So, what about carbon emissions?

OTTAWA Stephen Harper is warning that the NDP’s plan to reduce carbon emissions would increase gasoline prices. But the reality is that Canadians would likely feel more pain at the pumps under any of the main political parties.

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Windsor challenges BHP on carbon: report

Independent MP Tony Windsor has challenged BHP Billiton to disclose its position on the carbon tax issue, while also urging industry critics opposed to the tax scheme to instead suggest alternative emissions-cutting strategies, according to a report by The Australian.

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TerraPass carbon calculator reveals indirect emissions from all-electric cars

TerraPass, a company that funds projects to reduce carbon emissions, unleashed an updated carbon-footprint calculator that includes all-electric vehicle data.

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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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Utilities Protest Carbon Caps

Greenhouse gas rules in New Mexico just cant catch a break. After escaping Gov. Susana Martinezand demise in the Legislaturetheyre in the crosshairs of utility companies.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Gas company to offer business incentives to offset carbon

ATLANTA Gas South today announced it has begun offering a voluntary carbon offset program to its commercial and governmental customers through the Valley Wood Carbon Sequestration Project. Valley Wood was established in 2008 to preserve timberlands in rural Georgia for carbon sequestration; the project’s offsets are provided by Verus Carbon Neutral and are certified by the CCX Registry of Chicago.

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Effects of a carbon price – debunking four myths

Carbon is shorthand for CO2 and other greenhouse gases. These are the culprits in our atmosphere that are heating up our planet. If we do not cut down carbon emissions soon, it will become uninhabitable. In spite of this, there is continuing humbug from opponents of a price on carbon. The public don’t know what to believe as unsubstantiated false claims from unions and corporations with vested interests come thick and fast. Four myths are debunked here.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2011
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Aviva has lowest carbon emissions

RAC-owner Aviva has the best record for carbon emissions among 300 of Europe’s biggest companies, according to a study.

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