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TerraPass carbon calculator reveals indirect emissions from all-electric cars

TerraPass, a company that funds projects to reduce carbon emissions, unleashed an updated carbon-footprint calculator that includes all-electric vehicle data.

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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N.Y. Solicitor General Argues To Uphold Right To Sue Carbon Dioxide Polluters

The New York State Attorney Generals Office — represented by state Solicitor General Barbara Underwood — urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of states to sue five polluting power companies to force them to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of climate change. Leading a coalition on behalf of New York, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the City of New York, Attorney General Eric T. Schneidermans office argued that the power companies are causing a

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2011
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Taiwan readies for carbon trade scheme

The Environmental Protection Administration unveiled a set of regulations to manage Taiwans carbon emissions, paving the way for a trading platform.

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  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011
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MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY

West Long Branch, NJ (April 18, 2011) Monmouth University will go carbon neutral on Earth Day and help students and area residents to do the same. On April 22, 2011, Hess Corporation’s Energy Marketing division is providing the University with Verified Emission Reductions (VERs). The carbon off-sets are the equivalent of taking seven passenger cars off the road for a full year.

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Southwall Technologies Achieves Carbon Emissions Reduction Milestone for Automotive XIR

Southwall Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:SWTX), the worldwide innovator of energy-saving films and glass products that save energy and reduce carbon emissions in vehicles, buildings and homes, today announced the sale of its 28 millionth square meter of infrared (IR) reflective XIR

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  • Published: Mar 19th, 2011
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McConnell Seeks to Stop EPA From Further Regulating Carbon Emissions

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed an amendment to a small business bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new regulations on carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011
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House Strips EPA Power to Control Carbon Emission

A House subcommittee vote last Thursday to take away the Environmental Protection Agencys right to limit greenhouse gas emissions. This is a big blow to President Obamas climate and energy strategy. The result of the voting is not a surprise because the Republicans have already announced this as part of their plans when they took control of the House after the fall elections.

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  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011
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GOP Pushes Back on EPA Carbon Regulation

At her fourth congressional hearing in two weeks, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson appeared on Capitol Hill again this morning to defend the president’s 2012 budget requests for the agency. House Republicans grilled her on the cost of the agency’s regulations, as they attempt make drastic cuts to the EPA’s funding in the current budget debate.

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  • Published: Mar 15th, 2011
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EPA zeros in on Taiwan’s carbon emissions

Taiwan, March 9 – The government is working on establishing a carbon neutrality management platform, Environmental Protection Administration Minister Stephen Shu-hung Shen said March 9.

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  • Published: Mar 11th, 2011
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ATS President Blasts Effort to Allow Unlimited Carbon Pollution

Newswise March 4, 2011–American Thoracic Society President Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, expressed opposition to legislation introduced today by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing rules on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases.

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  • Published: Mar 11th, 2011
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Bill Limiting EPA Carbon Rules Introduced by Republicans

A bill preventing the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions said to be the cause of global warming was presented to Republicans of Congress chambers. The bill, Energy Tax Prevention Act, was introduced by House Energy and the Commerce Committee chairman Representative Fred Upton.

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
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UPDATE 2-US Republicans launch bill to axe EPA carbon rules

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – Republicans in both chambers of the U.S. Congress introduced bills on Thursday that would permanently stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions blamed for warming the planet.

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
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Carbon storage bill to become a law

March 03–Rep. Brent Yonts’ House Bill 259, called the carbon dioxide storage bill, is now ready for the governor’s signature.

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  • Published: Mar 7th, 2011
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Fearing EPAs Carbon Tax

Churchville, VAFarmers, along with the rest of us, could get hit with a triple jolt of regulatory shock if the Environment Protection Agency goes forward with its announced controls on carbon emissions. Consumers are already paying heavily for the federal mandate that puts a huge chunk of our corn crop, as ethanol, into our gas tanks instead of into our meat, milk, and eggs. While food costs soar, along with fuel costs, it is a waste of good corn as it contributes almost zero to our energy independence.

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Carbon tax may close steel plants: report

Churchville, VAFarmers, along with the rest of us, could get hit with a triple jolt of regulatory shock if the Environment Protection Agency goes forward with its announced controls on carbon emissions. Consumers are already paying heavily for the federal mandate that puts a huge chunk of our corn crop, as ethanol, into our gas tanks instead of into our meat, milk, and eggs. While food costs soar, along with fuel costs, it is a waste of good corn as it contributes almost zero to our energy independence.
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  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2011
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Environment Agency Moves to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 24, 2011 (IPS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun the initial stages of a process that may lead to the federal agency’s first regulations to limit emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants and oil refineries.

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2011
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Despite doubts, EPA moves ahead on carbon limits

The battle lines were firmly drawn Feb. 9 in the war between Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency over the EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gases, in particular, carbon dioxide.

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
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Economy spikes U.S. power plant carbon output-report

* Stronger economy, warm weather pushed up emissions

* Recession cut CO2 output in 2009

* Power plant emissions still below 2007 record

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – A stronger economy helped push up U.S. power plant emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in 2010 by the highest annual rate on record, a report said on Friday.

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Survey of EUEC Attendees Finds More than Half Are Not Measuring Carbon

Enviance Inc., a global provider of software solutions, reported the results of an on-the-ground survey at EUEC 2011 by the shows executives and influencers. This is the second annual survey the company has commissioned at EUEC, with this years survey addressing year-over-year change in data along with new energy, utility, and environmental concerns.

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  • Published: Feb 8th, 2011
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House GOP readies bill to prohibit EPA from regulating carbon emissions

Acting on a vow to fight the Obama administration on climate issues, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unveiled draft legislation Wednesday to try to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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  • Published: Feb 6th, 2011
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Rockefeller Seeks to Suspend EPA Carbon Regulations

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) — Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, introduced legislation that suspends for two years U.S. carbon-dioxide regulations for power plants and other industrial polluters.

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  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011
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Revised data: Carbon emission costs underestimated

Ever since analysts began in the 1980s trying to calculate the social costs of our dependence on carbon-based fuel, the results have been questioned. In 2010, basing its conclusions on three federal models, the Obama administration set the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions at $21 a ton. That matters because it’s what is used by the Department of Energy to figure out, for example, the impact of tighter efficiency standards on kitchen appliances. It’s also what the Environmental Protection Agency uses to calculate the impact of vehicle tailpipe emissions.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2011
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Texas Battles EPA Over Carbon Dioxide Rules

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Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency are locked in a battle over carbon dioxide emission rules that could test the balance of power between the federal government and the states.

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  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011
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EPA Gives Break to Biomass Over Climate

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Under pressure from some members of Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is easing up on regulating global warming pollution from facilities that burn biomass for energy.

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  • Published: Jan 15th, 2011
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Hoeven Opposes EPA Carbon Rules

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With the new year, the US Environmental Protection Agency began regulating emissions of carbon from power plants and other major producers of carbon dioxide.

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