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  • Published: May 5th, 2011
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China carbon emissions could peak by 2025-2030: U.S. study

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, could peak in emissions by 2030 or earlier, says a study from U.S. researchers who foresee Chinese demand for appliances, buildings and much industry reaching “saturation” around then.

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Effects of a carbon price – debunking four myths

Carbon is shorthand for CO2 and other greenhouse gases. These are the culprits in our atmosphere that are heating up our planet. If we do not cut down carbon emissions soon, it will become uninhabitable. In spite of this, there is continuing humbug from opponents of a price on carbon. The public don’t know what to believe as unsubstantiated false claims from unions and corporations with vested interests come thick and fast. Four myths are debunked here.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Aviva has lowest carbon emissions

RAC-owner Aviva has the best record for carbon emissions among 300 of Europe’s biggest companies, according to a study.

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Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon dioxide in a greenhouse world

New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production available as an energy source in a greenhouse world of the future. That’s the conclusion of a report on “electricity production with in situ carbon capture” (EPICC) in ACS’ journal Energy & Fuels.

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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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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Carbon Trade Exchange Moving to Sydney From London Gain From Climate Plans

Carbon Trade Exchange, an online platform for businesses to trade emission-reduction credits, is moving its headquarters from London to Sydney as the Australian government seeks to introduce a price on carbon.

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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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Data Centre Carbon and Water Efficiency featured at European Conference

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All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey Read it on Global News: All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey

OTTAWA – A new survey shows that all the main political parties except the Conservatives are committed to setting a price on greenhouse gas pollution – which environmentalists say is crucial in fighting climate change.

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  • Published: Apr 17th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Scots carbon emissions could be halved in decades, study suggests

Cutting Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions by a half within 20 years is achievable, a study suggests.

Scientists say greener transport and cleaner power generation could help deliver big savings on CO2 emissions. The researchers say the use of smart meters for homes and businesses, improved recycling, and greener building designs could make a difference. They also recommend carbon capture and storage to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive industry and coal-fired power plants.

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What’s your carbon footprint?

Do you know what your carbon footprint is?

You should.

A carbon footprint is the measure of carbon dioxide man-made global warming greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere as you go about your daily life.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2011
  • Category: UK
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U.K. Carbon Price Wont Quicken European Emissions Cuts, EU Says

A U.K. effort to speed up cuts in greenhouse gases by setting a minimum price for carbon emissions will not translate into faster reductions in the rest of the European Union, the EUs regulatory arm said.

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Carbon footprint of a single newspaper equals one kilometre in a car

A Finnish study has concluded the greenhouse gas emissions produced by a single newspaper during its entire life cycle correspond to a car journey of approximately one kilometre. About half of those emissions are attributed to the electricity and heat required in the production process.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Coal plant cuts carbon dioxide deal in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. A coal-to-liquids plant under construction near Medicine Bow now has a buyer for the carbon dioxide the plant will produce when it goes into operation.

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  • Published: Mar 26th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Carbon leakage

When one country decides to unilaterally implement climate legislation, there is concern that the emissions reduced locally will result in an increase in emissions elsewhere, with no net reduction in greenhouse gases. This phenomenon, known as leakage, can happen in two ways. First, if climate policies in one country or a group of countries reduce the global price of fossil fuels, countries without restrictions may increase their energy consumption. Second, some energy-intensive production could relocate to areas without restrictions, highlighting the sort of competitiveness issues that arise when only a subset of nations restricts emissions.

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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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Garnaut to speak on carbon price

PROFESSOR Ross Garnaut will be in Canberra today to deliver the sixth update to his landmark 2008 climate change report.

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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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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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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
  • Category: Asia
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HNB publishes S. Asias 1st carbon neutral Annual Report

Hatton National Bank, one of Sri Lankas pioneering financial services institutions set the standard for South Asia by publishing the 1st

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European Failure on Carbon May Cripple Economy, Climate Strategies Says

The European Union will face a

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TABLE-Australia’s top carbon polluters

CANBERRA, March 7 (Reuters) – Following is a list of Australia’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, ranked by the amount of carbon each directly releases into the atmosphere a year, according to government data*.

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  • Published: Mar 11th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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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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BT plan to cut supply chain carbon emissions

BT has introduced a climate change standard designed to cut carbon emissions across its entire supply chain.

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