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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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U.N. panel says it has cut carbon offset backlog

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LONDON – A U.N. panel which oversees a market in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol says it has cut a backlog in project approvals, a development that is likely to quell long-running private sector complaints about delays.

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  • Published: Dec 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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How human activities affect the carbon cycle

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About half of the carbon emitted by human activity rises into the atmosphere, where it helps contribute to global warming. The other half is absorbed by oceans, watersheds and plants, as part of whats known as

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Carbon offset auditors get poor grade

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Reviewers of carbon-offsetting projects in developing countries under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) were given poor grades for the second year in a row by green group WWF.

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Press Release: Carbon Friendly Reforestation Project – First in Canada to Receive CCBS Validation Statement

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Monday June 21, 2010 – Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) (“CFS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary Global CO2 Reduction Inc. has received project Validation for its Northern Ontario Forestry Project from the Rainforest Alliance.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Sciences Believes Gas-to-Liquids Fuel Technology Key to Energy Independence

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SANTA BARBARA, CA, Jun 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Carbon Sciences Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!cabnÂ

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Canadian Firms to Design Worlds First Carbon Capture Standard

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In an attempt to bring some order to a fractured

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Press Release: Fujitsu’s Eco-Friendly Servers Reduce Cleanup Corp.’s Carbon Footprint

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– PRIMERGY TX120 S2 servers deployed in all office and showroom locations –
Tokyo, June 16, 2010 — Fujitsu today announced that Cleanup Corporation, a major manufacturer of kitchen units in Japan, recently upgraded the servers at its 129 nationwide locations by deploying the eco-friendly PRIMERGY TX120 S2 servers, which are among Fujitsu’s “Super Green Products”(*1). Cleanup worked in collaboration with Fujitsu, known for its extensive experience in deploying complicated server configurations, to rapidly enable the migration, installation and deployment of 137 servers in all of its locations throughout Japan in roughly two months.

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  • Published: Jun 20th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Man U Reduces Carbon Footprint

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Manchester United football club has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard award, proving it has taken genuine action to reduce its carbon emissions and footprint. The award recognises organisations that measure, manage and lower their CO2 emissions as well as pledging to reduce them further each year. In 2008, United pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by ten per cent.

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  • Published: Jun 20th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Huhne Calls On Eu To Raise Carbon Emissions Target

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The energy and climate change secretary in the UK, Chris Huhne, has called on European Union (EU) member states to help fight climate change by raising the carbon emissions target for the EU. By 2020, the EU will reduce its carbon emissions by 20 per cent compared with levels in 1990. It has said it will cut CO2 emissions even further – by 30 per cent – if the US and other big-polluting countries agree to follow suit.

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  • Published: Jun 18th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Energy grant taps $253 million for PA carbon containment

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PORT ARTHUR, Jun 10, 2010 (The Port Arthur News – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — On Thursday, the U.S. Energy Department tapped $253 million toward containment and deployment of carbon from industrial sites as part of a Port Arthur-based initiative.

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  • Published: Jun 13th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Renault’s Tangiers plant achieves zero-carbon zero-effluent discharge news

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Auto maker Renault has joined hands with the Kingdom of Morocco and French environmental servies firm Veolia Environnement to build a plant that sets new standards in low environmental impact.

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  • Published: Jun 12th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Opinion: Ease your carbon conscience

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BEING an environmentally aware traveller used to be pretty simple – “take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints” went the mantra. Now, even footprints are enough to make us feel guilty. Carbon footprints, of course.

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  • Published: Jun 12th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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First landfill in Canada to sell verified carbon credits

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Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission has met a rigourous international accreditation process that will allow it to become the first landfill in Canada to sell verified carbon credits on the BlueRegistry.

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  • Published: Jun 12th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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BT on track to cut carbon intensity 80 per cent by 2020

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British Telecom (BT) is making progress on its ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas intensity 80 per cent by 2020.

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  • Published: May 8th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Carbon tax could penalise poor families

Taxing individuals for the amount of carbon they use would hit the poor and those living in the north of the UK hardest, according to new research.

An international team led by the University of Leeds found that the poorest households would pay four times more as a proportion of their income towards a CO2 tax than high earners. This is due to the different ways these groups consume energy.

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  • Published: Apr 15th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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More praise for scrappage scheme

Scrappage made up almost 20% of sales since May 2009
Industry claims dropped CO2 figures with scrappage sales
Total of 372,401 cars registered under the discount to March 31

The scrappage scheme has been an environmental success as well as a great way of boosting new car sales, say motor industry chiefs.

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Press Release: Researchers Plan To Utilize Greenhouse Gas CO2 With Solar Energy

Utilizing carbon dioxide as an energy source with the aid of sunlight is the goal being pursued in a new research project for recycling of greenhouse gases. Researchers from BASF, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), Heidelberg University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are seeking to convert CO2 into a fuel for fuel cells or retrofitted internal combustion engines

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  • Published: Apr 15th, 2010
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Opinion: Heavy industry claims carbon emission targets are ‘death by a thousand cuts’

Both political parties have been falling over themselves to declare their new-found affection for British industry, which had been neglected for years in favour of a now discredited City. Business secretary Lord Mandelson talks of Labour promoting the “low carbon reindustrialisation” of the economy where British manufacturers deliver the new nuclear plants, wind farms and other technologies needed to meet the UK’s tough carbon emissions targets. But high carbon emitters like steelmakers and chemical plants are becoming concerned that new environmental taxes could mean that within a decade, there won’t be much of Britain’s heavy industry left to lead this revolution.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Pallet pooling specialist CHEP help food manufacturer Heinz reduce the CO2 emissions

Food manufacturer Heinz has extended its cooperation with pallet pooling specialist CHEP, that will reduce the CO2 emissions associated with the transportation of its products by thousands of tonnes.

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  • Published: Jan 16th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Eos gains Bluemotion tweaks

* Volkswagen’s first petrol Bluemotion
* Eos Bluemotion Technology with reduced mpg
* CO2 emissions cut from 152g/km to 144g/km

Volkswagen has launched its first petrol powered car with fuel-saving CO2-reducing Bluemotion features.

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  • Published: Jan 16th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
  • Comments: 4

Xiamen to focus on three major sectors to develop low-carbon city

The outline of building a low-carbon city in Xiamen has been completed recently, the Southeast Express reported on Saturday

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  • Published: Dec 1st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Maybe those

| Sourced From Newmexicoindependent.com |

New Mexico State Sen. Kent Cravens announced earlier this week that he is running for lieutenant governor. In a video of Cravens announcement by reporter Peter St. Cyr, Cravens says

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TaxiBot Prototype Tows Airliners, Saves Fuel and CO2 Emissions

| Sourced From Blog.seattlepi.com |

Normally an airliner is pushed back from the gate with an airplane tug. Once the aircraft is cleared of any obstacles, the tug disconnects and the aircraft moves on its own power down the taxi way and takes off. When there are back ups on the taxi ways, airlines waste fuel and create additional pollution into the atmosphere.

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Air News Release (HQ): New Trends Report: Fuel Economy Increases as CO2 Decreases

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Air News Release (HQ): New Trends Report: Fuel Economy Increases as CO2 Decreases
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New Trends Report: Fuel Economy Increases as CO2 Decreases
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“”Report tracks a five-year upswing in fuel efficiency

*WASHINGTON** *- For the fifth consecutive year, EPA is reporting an increase in fuel efficiency with a corresponding decrease in average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for new cars and light duty trucks. This marks the first time that data for CO2 emissions are included in the annual report, “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 through 2009”.

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