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High-speed broadband key to cutting carbon emissions, smart cities

Broadband partnerships and a long-term approach to Green IT is vital if countries are to cut carbon emissions, according to three industry leaders.

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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011
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Chicago could free of carbon emissions by 2030, architects say

Downtown Chicago could be 100 percent free from carbon emissions by 2030, if architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have their way.

Their plan outlines specific ways for old buildings in the Loop to become completely energy efficient. Aging office buildings, for example, would be converted to residential apartments, which tend to use energy at night and even out energy demand during the day. And that residential energy could come solely from locally generated wind power.

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Carbon policy faces growing opposition

Julia Gillard’s proposal to introduce a carbon tax in July 2012, in order to curb emmisions and fight global warming, is coming under growing pressure from retailers and labour unions who fear it will push up food prices and reduce the country’s export competiveness.

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UN Reports – NZ Not Heading For Carbon ‘Targets’

155. New Zealands emissions for 2008 were estimated to be 22.8 per cent above its 1990 level, excluding LULUCF [land use, land-use change and forestry], and 62.5 per cent above its 1990 level with LULUCF. Emission increases were driven by strong population and economic growth, in particularly an increase in the number of animals and their productivity in the agriculture sector and an increase in a number of cars. These factors outweighed by far the modest improvements in the efficiency of energy use in the residential and industrial sectors and resulting emission reductions.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Location And Lifestyle Matter For Carbon Footprint

(Newsroom America) — Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce. But how much difference do these actions make?

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Emission reductions at risk if Australia LNG charged carbon tax- APPEA

Global emissions reductions could suffer if Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers are charged a proposed carbon price, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) said on Sunday, citing an industry report.

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Interim Rules May Be Necessary for UN Carbon Market, EU Says

The United Nations carbon market may need rules to ensure stability during a possible gap period if negotiators fail to iron out a new deal before the current climate treaty expires in 2012, the European Union said.

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  • Published: Mar 19th, 2011
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Greener Hills’ Campaign Hopes To Reduce Carbon Emissions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean’s push to reduce the city of Nashville’s energy usage by as much as 20 percent by 2020 is getting support from several council members.

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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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DECC slashes carbon footprint 20 per cent

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) cut its carbon footprint by 20 per cent during 2010, far exceeding its commitment under the 10:10 campaign to reduce its emissions by 10 per cent.

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  • Published: Feb 10th, 2011
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Reliance Power project gets nod for carbon credits

Reliance Powers INR 16,000 crore ultra mega power project at Sasan has qualified for carbon credits which will help it earn over INR 2,000 crore, or 40% of its equity in the next decade.

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  • Published: Jan 7th, 2011
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Antalis McNaughton awarded the Carbon Trust Standard

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Antalis McNaughton has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after it reduced its carbon emissions by 13.6% in 2010.

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  • Published: Jan 3rd, 2011
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California Clean Truck Laws Cut Black Carbon in Half

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California laws to clean up diesel vehicles over the last 20 years have managed to slash black carbon levels in half, according to new research.

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BC Liberal contender wants a freeze on carbon tax

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Kevin Falcon says B.C. should consider freezing its groundbreaking carbon tax

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  • Published: Dec 23rd, 2010
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Getting Back on Track

With a comprehensive climate bill stalled at the federal level, many are turning to the states to make progress toward reducing carbon emissions. Are the states ready? To succeed, many sectors will need to reduce their carbon emissions. In Getting Back on Track, NRDC examines what states are doing to curb emissions caused by transportation. As such, it is the first report to compare state transportation policy as it affects greenhouse gas emissions and compare performance across the states.

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  • Published: Dec 21st, 2010
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BC Liberal contender wants a freeze on carbon tax

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Kevin Falcon says B.C. should consider freezing its groundbreaking carbon tax

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  • Published: Dec 17th, 2010
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Gurgaon Metro to cut 40K tonnes of carbon emissions

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The upcoming internal Metro link in Gurgaon, connecting Sikanderpur to NH-8, is touted to cut down on 40,000 tonnes of carbon emissions once it starts operations. Officials of the Rapid Metro Gurgaon Rail Limited (RMGL) claimed that with an expected ridership of 1.5 lakh passengers per day, the Metro system is expected not only to ease road congestion but also improve air quality in the city.

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  • Published: Dec 15th, 2010
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ExxonMobil expands Wyo carbon capture plant

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LaBARGE ExxonMobil announced today the completion of an expansion to the world’s largest carbon dioxide capture plant, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance oil production in the United States.

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  • Published: Dec 14th, 2010
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British Brewers Commit to 67% Carbon Cuts, 4x Water Efficiency Boost

The British Beer and Pub Association this week has laid out 10 sustainability commitments to address almost every aspect of its environmental impacts, including some goals that double the U.K. government’s own targets.

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  • Published: Dec 9th, 2010
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Maldives president says poor countries should cut carbon too

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Poor countries in addition to rich countries should try to cut their carbon emissions, says President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives.

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  • Published: Dec 6th, 2010
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TRIRIGA Named a Leader in Carbon and Energy Management Software

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LAS VEGAS, NV — (Marketwire) — 11/30/10 — TRIRIGA, INC.

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  • Published: Dec 5th, 2010
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GCC to Utilize Renewable Energy to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Environment Scrutiny Task Group announced that renewable energy is likely to be utilized to power the buildings of Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) in order to decrease carbon emissions and to save money. GCC is likely to save

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Australia expected 10% carbon cut: docs

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Australia headed into global climate talks in Copenhagen believing it would be required to cut carbon emissions by at least 10 per cent, the Climate Institute says.

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Communities fear government take-over of forests

As the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) mechanism intensifies operation in its pilot areas in Cross River State some residents in the communities are nursing

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Carbon project contributes to sustainable development of communities in ParanĂ¡

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Guaraquecaba project is an example of the REDD initiative that offers new alternatives for income generation

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Launched in 1999, the first project of carbon and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in Brazil (a partnership between the NGO The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Society of Wildlife Research and Environmental Education (SPVS ) and American Electric Power, Chevron and General Motors) generates significant results for biodiversity conservation and local communities in providing alternative income generation and environmental education in the region where the projects are developed. They include environmental education, ecotourism, cultivation of native bees, among others. In the event of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention (COP 16), beginning on Jan. 29 in Cancun, Mexico, the theme REDD could return to the surface and this is an example of a project that addresses all the issues involved these discussions.

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Kenyas carbon emissions control draft law out

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The government has drafted a Bill to fight off the destructive effects of climate change, enabling investors to earn money from the global carbon market by engaging in projects that reduce emission of carbon dioxide.

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