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Fairmont Reduces CO2 Emissions by 8.4%

Over the last few years, Fairmont has identified and implemented a number of key initiatives to help reduce its carbon footprint. These have included the creation of an internal framework to track, monitor and report on key energy and carbon data, 

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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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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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Legislation enables carbon dioxide storage in Alberta

The legislation, named

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Estonian carbon cap rejected

TALLINN — Estonia’s proposed strategy for distributing carbon emission quotas through 2012 has been again rejected by the EU.

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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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  • Published: May 5th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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UI Students Plant Trees to Clear Their Carbon Footprint

A group of University of Iowa students got dirty to clean the air in Iowa City on Friday. All weekend they are planting trees with the hope of offsetting their carbon footprint. But, there is a payoff, a field trip across the country.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China carbon emissions could peak by 2025-2030: U.S. study

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, could peak in emissions by 2030 or earlier, says a study from U.S. researchers who foresee Chinese demand for appliances, buildings and much industry reaching “saturation” around then.

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Reducing Carbon Emissions by Re-using IT Hardware

DURABILIT BV, a leading supplier of refurbished network hardware has developed a methodology which enables companies to get a clear insight into how much CO2 emissions are reduced when deploying used hardware rather than new. The DURABILIT Greener Network Calculator, was developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ir. Krikke, Supply Chain Management at the Open University, the Netherlands.

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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 3rd, 2011
  • Category: UK
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The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2 Read more: The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2

Almost two billion people around the world tuned into see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. It is no surprise that hysteria surrounding the event reached epic proportions as every detail of the big day has been covered by news services for months. However, amid all the focus on the dress, the route and the guest list, there hasnt been much talk about the weddings carbon footprint and environmental impact

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Saskatchewan Approves $1.3 Billion Project to Test Carbon Capture Systems

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has approved a C$1.24 billion ($1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage project to test the effectiveness of the technology at keeping the gas out of the atmosphere.

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  • Published: May 1st, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Royal wedding crowds urged to lighten carbon footprint

THE CARBON footprint of Fridays royal wedding in London could be 10 times the annual emissions from Buckingham Palace, even though it will be turning off the lights that night

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011
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Warren Hospital gets greener by reducing carbon footprint

PHILLIPSBURG Warren Hospital has announced that it is participating in a new

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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UK sees greater adoption of low carbon vehicles

UK motorists are more receptive to buying low carbon vehicles, new transport figures show.

Statistics published by the Department for Transport reveal that last year there were 57,000 registered vehicles that emitted less than 100g/km of CO2.

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Vietnam learns Japans low carbon experiences

A number of measures for the building of a low-carbon society in Vietnam were introduced by the Japan National Research Institute of Environment (JNRIE) at a seminar in Hanoi on April 18.

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2011
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Rockland hosts major test of carbon storage to fight climate change

CLARKSTOWN A science project in Rockland is expected to speed up next month, when geologists drill holes to see whether carbon dioxide can be injected into the earth to keep it from rising into the air and creating climate problems.

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Alcoa’s Carbon Capture Project is Green and Good for Business

Alcoa ( AA ) recently announced its partnership with Condexis and CO2 Solutions to develop carbon capture technology for commercial uses. As the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has endorsed this project by helping finance it.

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Oil refinery CO2 capture pilot in Brazil

– The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) has started an oxy-combustion capture trial on a pilot-scale Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit.

The test is expected to bring closer a more cost-effective technology capable of capturing up to 95% of FCC CO2 emissions, potentially equating to some 20-30% of emissions from a typical refinery.

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Trade Greener Limited, Making Green Work in the Balkans With Landmark Carbon Reduction Project

LONDON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British company, Trade Greener (http://www.tradegreener.com) is leading the green way in the Balkans, with the largest proposed Co2 emission reduction project.

Trade Greener Limited have this week signed a contract with JP Elektroprivreda BiH, in Bosnia, the largest utility in the Balkan region, for a major carbon (Co2) reduction project. This is the first of its kind in Bosnia Herzegovina and a land mark project for the Balkan region.

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New Analysis on the Carbon Impact of Electric Cars: Still Better than Gas

A new study released this month by Ecometrica, comprehensively extrapolates the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of cars powered by either gasoline, diesel, or electricity. As such,

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  • Published: Apr 6th, 2011
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UK carbon emissions figures 2010 – Greenpeace response

Reacting to the publication of UK carbon emission figures for 2010, Dr. Doug Parr, the chief scientist for Greenpeace, said:

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German county aims to be carbon-neutral

COLOGNE, Germany, March 25 (UPI) — A rural wine-growing county is southern Germany says it is determined to be a carbon-neutral, zero-emission area by 2050

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High-energy industries hit by carbon price floor

ENERGY policy changes introduced in the Budget will heap costs on energy-intensive industries, pressure groups warned yesterday.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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evian Crushes Carbon Footprint with Lighter, Easier to Recycle Bottle

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 16, 2011)

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