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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2011
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Sprint Releases Findings of Industry-First Trucost Supply-Chain Carbon Report

Trucost assessment provides comprehensive analysis of Sprints supply-chain carbon footprint
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.

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Paying the cost of busting carbon

Even climate-change skeptics cant deny the cost of greenhouse gas emissions now that public sector organizations – such as the Cowichan Valley School District are paying for carbon offsets.

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  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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CO2 Solution lands USD252,000 for carbon capture technology

CO2 Solution is receiving CAD250,000 (USD251,900) in funding from the Canadian government. The Quebec City-based firms technology uses a natural enzyme called carbonic anhydrase to increase carbon dioxide absorption efficiency from power plant emissions. The funding will be used to test the technology in an industrial setting.

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Innovative Washington Dairy Project Addresses Climate Change

eBay, Stonyfield Farm, Brita, and Effect Partners Help Build Project With NativeEnergy
Mar. 22, 2011 (GlobeNewswire) —

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., March 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A project in Washington State will support local dairy farms and reduce approximately 4,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. eBay, Stonyfield Farm, Brita, and Effect Partners are enabling this project through the purchase of NativeEnergy’s Help Build

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Carbon prices could rise on back of German nuclear plant closures

The decision by Germany to shut down eight nuclear power plants following the explosions at Japans Fukushima Daiichi plant could trigger a surge in carbon prices and millions of tonnes of carbon emissions being pumped into the atmosphere, analysts said today.

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Carbon emissions tax: Could R75/ton C02 be start?

While a carbon emissions tax in SA is still in the consultative stage, the National Treasury might already be considering 75 rand per ton of C02 as a kick-off point if and when the tax gets the green light from legislators.

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Danone Waters of America, Inc announces the redesign of its classic 1.5L evian

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  • Published: Mar 14th, 2011
  • Category: Global
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The Carbon Pollution Lie

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless, non-toxic natural gas occurring in trace amounts in our atmosphere. It is crucial to all life on earth. Plants extract CO2 from the air and all animals get their carbon based proteins, sugars and fats from plants.

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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Carbon dioxide allowances likely to clear auction at price floor

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will auction carbon dioxide allowances Wednesday that power plants in 10 US northeast and Mid-Atlantic states can use to comply with the region’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program in 2011 and 2014.

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  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton Cycle turbines promise giant leap

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Sandia National Laboratories researchers are moving into the demonstration phase of a novel gas turbine system for power generation, with the promise that thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency will be increased to as much as 50 percent an improvement of 50 percent for nuclear power stations equipped with steam turbines, or a 40 percent improvement for simple gas turbines. The system is also very compact, meaning that capital costs would be relatively low.

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Estonia

If the country was looking for something other than IT to give the name of Estonia a brand new popularity, the agreement signed by the State with the Japanese car producer Mitsubishi might be the answer many have been looking for.

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Saskatchewan/Montana carbon capture project scrapped

A Saskatchewan/Montana carbon capture and sequestration project that was expected to be funded by the Canadian and U.S. governments has been quietly scrapped due to lack of funds.

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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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EU Carbon Rises to Three-Month High, Tracking German Power, Gas

European Union carbon permits advanced to a three-month high as rising German power and U.K. natural gas prices boosted demand for emission allowances.

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Criminals Profit From Carbon Trading

It has been difficult to figure out who benefits from carbon trading exchanges designed to cap CO2 emissions in the name of fighting global warming. Most busineses and virtually all consumers will be penalized by higher energy costs, which will result in less economic activity and a further loss of United States jobs. Nor is the evironment a beneficiary of carbon cap-and-trade systems.

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  • Published: Mar 1st, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Bakewell Ovens use biomass technology to save energy and reduce carbon footprint

Darwen-based Bakewell Ovens is the only supplier world-wide of bakery ovens that use biomass technology in a unique, integrated design that saves energy, reduces carbon footprints and brings up to 50% savings on gas, oil and electricity.

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  • Published: Feb 28th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect

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Anchoring climate policy on low carbon finance mechanism

In an apparent bid to build a climate-resilient society, Nigeria is devising a blueprint anchored on fostering a low-carbon, high-growth economic development path.

If provisions of the Nigeria Climate Change Policy-Zero Draft (NCCP-ZD) are anything to go by, the nation is set to embark on a range of initiatives

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CARBON FRIENDLY APPOINTS BEN ZION LIVNEH AS NEW DIRECTOR

Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (CNSX: CFQ) (“CFS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Zion Livneh to the Company’s Board of Directors.

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Infographic of the Day: Power Plant Will Blow Huge Smoke Rings From Chimney

Perhaps one of the most bedeviling things in the fight against carbon dioxide pollution is the fact that the gas is odorless and invisible. Everyday, we belch millions of tons of it into the air, but it doesn’t feel like we’re doing anything bad because we can’t see any evidence of it. You can bet that if carbon dioxide were a sickly greenish hue, everyone in the world would be hustling to act.

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Desperate Markets: Carbon Trading

The European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is an absolute, shameful and thoroughly predictable disgrace.

It starts from sound enough principles. A market with a shortage

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  • Published: Feb 7th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Cemex fuels energy and carbon savings

Cement and building materials manufacturer CEMEX UK, replaced more than 52% of the traditional fossil fuels used to heat its cement kilns with alternative fuels during 2010, up from 45% in 2009.

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  • Published: Feb 4th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Research shows GCC carbon dioxide emissions per capita among highest in world

Dubai, UAE, 31 January, 2011: A manufacturing facility for the world’s first and only 100% electric, zero emissions passenger bus is being established in the UAE, and production will start in January 2012.

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  • Published: Jan 31st, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Slow start for first dedicated carbon footprint fund

The first dedicated carbon footprint funds have got off to a slow start with the funds going live on Monday, later than anticipated.

At the launch of the IFSL Carbon Footprint UK Equity Index Tracker Fund in June 2010, Ralph Pettengell, the chief executive said he aimed to launch before the end of the year.

However, due to delays the fund did not launch until Monday and will be invested on 14 February 2011.

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  • Published: Jan 30th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Slow start for first dedicated carbon footprint fund

The first dedicated carbon footprint funds have got off to a slow start with the funds going live on Monday, later than anticipated.

At the launch of the IFSL Carbon Footprint UK Equity Index Tracker Fund in June 2010, Ralph Pettengell, the chief executive said he aimed to launch before the end of the year.

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