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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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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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A low carbon plan for HGVs

A long-term strategy aimed at helping manufacturers of commercial vehicles and construction equipment move to low carbon solutions has been published in conjunction with the Automotive Council UK.

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Businesses move quickly to discard banned carbon credits

Power plants and factories covered by the EU’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) used more UN-issued carbon credits to meet their emissions targets last year than ever before, analyst firm Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said this week, noting that companies could be looking to offload soon-to-be banned offset credits issued by controversial industrial gas projects.

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Carbon Fee and Dividend: to Spur Job Creation, Industrial Boom

The conventional wisdom on carbon emissions is that we must emit ever more carbon dioxide, if we are to continue to be prosperous. This is a blatant falsehood rooted in 18th-century thinking about the nature of energy. The conventional wisdom on action to reduce carbon emissions is that it must be expensive, harmful to the economy, and result in less productive power generation. This is a blatant falsehood based on the outmoded idea that combustion is the most favorable way to harvest energy.

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A Religious Organization in the Carbon Credit Market

NICOLET, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – April 20, 2011) – Les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge announce today the sale of 9,358 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Carbon Credits) to L2I Financial Solutions. By selling their Carbon Credits, les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge are writing an important chapter in the history of the Roman Catholic Church by becoming the first religious organization recognized by the Vatican to sell Carbon Credits. The proceeds of the sale will contribute to the preservation and valorization of the religious and cultural heritage developed by the Congregation since its foundation in 1853.

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Greenware Cold-Drink Cups made with Ingeo Biopolymer Proven to Outperfom PP and PET

Kalamazoo, Mich. (April 12, 2011)

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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Saving travel costs and carbon in the National Health Service

As one of the countrys biggest employers, the NHS with its 1.3 million staff and 500 different organisations, is facing one of the biggest challenges in terms of sustainability, cutting carbon and managing travel.

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  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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E-scooter boost for carbon emission reduction

KUALA LUMPUR: New electric scooters in line with the go-green goal have been launched to complement efforts to reduce air polluting vehicle emission.

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UPDATE 2-Australian climate adviser urges A$20 to A$30 carbon price

CANBERRA, March 17 (Reuters) – Australia’s top climate adviser on Thursday urged the government to set a carbon price between A$20 and A$30 a tonne from mid-2012, raising concerns from manufacturers over the cost of pollution but winning support from environment groups.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011
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Freight railroads have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 538 million tons

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  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011
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Rising oil prices transform low carbon economics, says UK Energy Secretary

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne laid out his blueprint for the countrys energy future in a speech yesterday to CentreForum in London.

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  • Published: Jan 23rd, 2011
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Delhi Metro scores a world first with carbon credits Read more: Delhi Metro scores a world first with carbon credits

| Sourced From TimesOfIndia |

New Delhi: Delhi Metro has earned Rs 3 crore annually in carbon credits since 2009. The railway project is the first transport project in the world that was registered under the United Nations programme for dealing in the carbon market.

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  • Published: Jan 21st, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Server room monitoring ‘cuts carbon emissions’ – Server Room Monitoring

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An IT professional has used server room monitoring to cut his client’s reliance on Computer Room Air Conditioning (Crac).

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Germany and Italy agree on carbon limits and environmental issues

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German and Italian environment ministers concluded a bilateral meeting to strengthen their ties on issues such as European policies, climate change and renewable energies.

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  • Published: Jan 17th, 2011
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SNP faces calls to beef up policies on cutting carbon

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ENVIRONMENTAL charities have warned that the Scottish Government needs to strengthen its policy on how it plans to cut carbon emissions – and commit to funding the proposals – if it is to meet ambitious climate change targets.
Speaking ahead of a Holyrood debate today, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, the umbrella group of environmental charities which includes WWF Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland, said that the policies which the government plans to implement were not sufficient alone to meet the 42 per cent carbon reduction targets set out by the government for 2020.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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South Korea To Launch ‘Green Credits’ To Promote Low-carbon Lifestyle

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SEOUL, Dec 27 (Bernama) — South Korea will launch an incentive system for people who purchase eco-friendly products or abide by a low-carbon lifestyle as part of next year’s full-fledged campaign to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, Yonhap news agency quoted the Ministry of Environment as saying on Monday.

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Needed and inevitable – a price on carbon

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Successive Prime Ministers have described the need to reduce CO2 emissions as one of the most important and pressing issues of our time. Why then has the Australian government so trenchantly resisted calls for it to take a global leadership role in efforts to curb emissions? Is it because this leadership role is regarded as properly belonging to the United Nations? Perhaps the role is seen as unattainable without a record of action and credibility?

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  • Published: Dec 20th, 2010
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TSB announces

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  • Published: Dec 19th, 2010
  • Category: India
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DESC India, CII Release Report on ICT’s Potential to Cut Carbon Footprint

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Report lists likely energy savings, cost-benefit analysis, sectors with most savings potential as well as drivers and barriers to ICT adoption.

Key highlights of the DESC Report include:

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  • Published: Dec 19th, 2010
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Multi-pronged tack expected for US carbon cuts

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Cap-and-trade to continue as part of portfolio of emission reduction tools for states and regions; scheme co-operation expected

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  • Published: Dec 19th, 2010
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To Lower UK Carbon Emissions, Technology Costs Must Come Down

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According to new reports from Renewable UK, the cost of technology must become cheaper in order for the UK to lower its carbon emissions. It is going to be impossible to bring down carbon emissions if everyone is priced out of new technology.

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Business council urges slowdown on carbon trading

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Many of British Columbia’s biggest export sectors will find themselves at a significant competitive disadvantage if the B.C. Liberals stick to “aggressive” climate policy goals, the Business Council of British Columbia is warning.

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  • Published: Dec 17th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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EcoSecurities Says Cancun Talks Outcome May Spur Tighter EU Carbon Target

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Alexander Sarac, general counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co.s EcoSecurities unit, comments on the climate talks in Cancun, Mexico — on national emissions targets and on United Nations offset trading. Dublin-based EcoSecurities invests in greenhouse-reduction projects.

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  • Published: Dec 16th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Gloucestershire leads the way in combatting carbon emissions

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE is the first region to become a 10:10 County as part of an international campaign to reduce carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Dec 8th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Biodiesel plant helps Pickens take steps toward reducing carbon footprint

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EASLEY Congratulations, Pickens County: You’ve lost 1 million pounds of carbon emissions.
It may sound like a weird line in a spam e-mail, but not only is it true, it’s proof that Pickens County means business with one of its

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