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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Govt to Build Carbon-free, Green City in Saemangeum

Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, will be reborn as a green, waterside city in new plans unveiled by the government on March 16. Korea will inject more than ten trillion won to build a new port and bimodal trams, a new form of green transport, the government said.

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Carbon Dioxide-Free Energy Can Meet the Worlds Energy Needs in 2050, Danish Report Finds

| Sourced From Sciencedaily |

ScienceDaily (Nov. 16, 2010) Taken as a whole, energy sources with low or no carbon emissions could easily cover the global energy supply in 2050, according to a new report from Denmark’s Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy. The challenge for a sustainable global energy system with low carbon emissions will be to use this potential in the energy system the best way possible seen from an economic point of view.

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  • Published: Jul 25th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Campaign pushes for a carbon-free and nuclear-free Wisconsin

| Sourced From Wkbt.com |

Making Wisconsin carbon free and nuclear free. That was the focus of a meeting at UW-La Crosse Thursday night.

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Siemens publishes study on Munich’s progress toward a carbon-free future

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A city like Munich can cut its CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent by mid-century without impairing the quality of life for its inhabitants. This is the main finding of a new study entitled

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First carbon-free polar station opens in Antarctica

PRINCESS ELISABETH BASE, Antarctica, Feb 15 (Reuters) – The world’s first zero-emission polar research station opened in Antarctica on Sunday and was welcomed by scientists as proof that alternative energy is viable even in the coldest regions.

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Pushing “carbon-free” transport for jobs, solar

| Sourced From SolidState Technology |

A simulation of the carbon-free transportation of the future was presented at Applied Materials’ Silicon Valley research campus during the US-China Clean Energy Forum (Feb. 13), showing how battery-operated vehicles connected into the electrical grid utilize energy generated by the company’s parking lot-based solar array/2MW solar plant. Leaders from both nations were on hand to look at ways to increase collaboration on renewable energy and alternative fuel projects to improve the environment and promote energy security.

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  • Published: Jan 18th, 2009
  • Category: India
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Himachal eyes first carbon-free state tag

| Sourced From The Times Of India |

CHANDIGARH: Himachal Pradesh is eyeing the tag of country’s first carbon-free state and the world’s second.

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Feed in tarriffs and not subsidy is the way forward for carbon free future

| Sourced From Gerson Lehrman Group |

Implications: The article in power-technology.com, describes the experience in Germany of an innovative feed in tariffs as one of the well tried measures, consequent to which, there has been a healthy growth in renewable energy projects, to the extent that Germany is even considering phasing out nuclear by 2021. Feed in tariff is linked to performance and results unlike other measures like capital subsidies or tax incentives. It is easier to administer and simple unlike carbon credits which can become complex involving costly expenses like consultant surveys,analysis, approvals, monitoring or management etc and can become daunting a constraint to small generators. The feed in tariff has helped numerous small generators who play an important role in balancing the energy supply from central generating stations with consequent reduction in transmission and distribution losses, and avoiding costly network upgrades. This pioneering effort in Germany has now been adopted in over 30 countries.

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Partnerships For Change Drives Carbon-free Transit, Beats Global Warming and Local Barriers

Is There Really Such Thing As Carbon-Free Energy?

| Sourced From The New Republic |

Advocates for nuclear power may think that they’ve found an abundant source of carbon-free energy. But have they considered the carbon emissions that would result from the burning of the world’s cities if, say, the expanded use of nuclear power led to increased nuclear-weapons proliferation and, hence, to nuclear war? That’s just one of many possibilities that Stanford’s Mark Jacobson deals with in a new paper (mentioned at ClimateProgress earlier this week) that tries to parse out the full life-cycle carbon footprint of each supposedly carbon-neutral energy source. Coal plants that sequester their carbon end up having the biggest carbon footprint, mostly because not all the carbon-dioxide gets captured before it enters the atmosphere. Nuclear power turns out to be the second-most carbon intensive, and not just because of the climate risk posed by all those burning buildings.

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