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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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  • Published: Mar 3rd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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California ARB formally considers 28 proposed new lower-carbon transportation fuel pathways

The California Air Resources Board formally considered the first 28 proposals for new ways to make low carbon transportation fuels under Californias Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). (Earlier post.) Data related to the manufacture and production of the proposed fuels were presented by staff to ARB Executive Officer James Goldstene at the first public hearing held to consider fuel production techniques not currently assigned a carbon intensity score in the LCFS regulation.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Insurers Rank Highest in UK for Carbon Intensity, Transparency

LONDON, United Kingdom A U.K. nonprofit has ranked the country’s 100 largest companies on greenhouse gas intensity and transparency, putting two insurance companies at the top of the heap. Rounding out the bottom are a major cruise operator and a gold mining company disputing the findings.

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No slowdown in global carbon emissions, climate change adviser Ross Garnaut reports

Australia, February 11 – In his third climate update, the governments climate change adviser, Ross Garnaut, reports that global emissions are still projected to double between 2005 and 2030 without climate change mitigation measures.

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Press Release: Low Carbon Fuel Standards Will Adversely Affect Oil Sands Crude Producers, Refiners, and Fuel Consum

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Purvin & Gertz, Inc. announces the release of its report: Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) Impacts on Oil Sands . LCFS programs are being implemented in California, Oregon and British Columbia. They are under consideration in many other states and provinces and are becoming regional in nature. LCFS programs differ by jurisdiction, but have in common mandated reductions in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. By targeting petroleum-derived gasoline and diesel and promoting low carbon alternative energy forms such as electricity, hydrogen, natural gas and next generation biofuels, LCFS programs are intended to reduce overall Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions on a ‘well-to-wheels’ basis. Tom Wise, who directed the study, notes: “In effect, LCFS programs contribute to an ‘offoil’ strategy.”

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Press Release: SunPower Initiates Corporate Carbon Footprint Reporting

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SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that it has submitted its first response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an organization that works with shareholders and businesses to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations. SunPower’s CDP response is one of the first from a solar power company.

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  • Published: May 14th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Chemical engineers plot low carbon transport path

Julia King, Vice Chancellor at Aston University, UK says that politicians must select winners if targets to cut carbon emissions are to be realised.

King, who was appointed the UK governments low-carbon ambassador last year and headed up a government review into low-carbon cars, spoke to an audience of 150 chemical engineers and invited guests at the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) 2010 John Collier lecture at the Royal Society in London on Wednesday.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
  • Category: India
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Will cut carbon intensity by 20-25 p.c. of 2005 level by 2020

India will be able to meet the target of cutting carbon intensity by 20 to 25 per cent of 2005 level by 2020 without affecting growth, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday.

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South Africa: Environmental Reform – Carbon Tax On New Cars is Just the Start

Johannesburg An ad valorem carbon tax on new passenger cars was just the start of environmental fiscal reform, with debate on a comprehensive carbon tax set to continue this year, the Treasury said yesterday.

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Telstra announces carbon reduction plan

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Australia’s biggest telecommunications company Telstra Corporation Ltd, plans to reduce carbon emissions for every dollar earned by at least a tenth over the next six years.

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CO2 emissions tumble; leaders to meet on climate

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Recession has set the stage for the sharpest fall in world greenhouse gas emissions in 40 years, an estimate Monday showed, as world leaders gathered in New York to seek a way forward on a new climate change treaty.

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  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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A fund’s carbon footprint is interesting, but not investable

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Green Century Balanced fund has a carbon footprint that is two-thirds lower than the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.
It also gets a below-average star rating from fund-research firm Morningstar, gets a below-average score for consistent return and preservation of capital from Lipper, and has expenses that are roughly average for a stock fund.

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