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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2009
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U.S. power plant carbon emissions fell in 2008 -study

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WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – U.S. power plants released less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere last year as the economy slowed down and temperatures were milder than usual, a report from an environmental group said on Monday.

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2009
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U.S. ready to assume leadership on carbon -White House

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WASHINGTON, April 7 – Steps President Barack Obama has taken on climate and clean energy have shown that the United States is getting ready to lead the world in fighting global warming, a White House official said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Apr 6th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Program helps kids find their carbon impact

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In the ranking of teenage pursuits, cell phones and social networking usually rate higher than protecting the environment.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Reid says Dems might use carbon-credit revenues to fund health care

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Could the revenue from auctioning off carbon credits be used to pay for a new health-care system? Bloomberg reports:

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Steps to Sustainability; Vanderbilt to release Carbon Footprint

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Vanderbilt University plans to make a green statement on Earth Day when officials announce the carbon footprint.

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  • Published: Mar 26th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Farmers Want Obama to Make Carbon a Cash Crop Under Climate Law

| Sourced From Bloomberg |

March 26 (Bloomberg) — Rex Woollen grows corn and soybeans. In 2007, the Wilcox, Nebraska, farmer started cultivating a new commodity: carbon.

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  • Published: Mar 25th, 2009
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US Lawmakers, Fearing CO2 Market Crisis, Drafting Tough Rules

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WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Fearing another financial meltdown under a proposed multi-trillion-dollar greenhouse gas trading program, U.S. lawmakers are drafting legislation for strict regulation of the nascent market.

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Carbon trade could fund high-speed U.S. trains: CCX

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Carbon markets could one day help support the development of U.S. high-speed commuter rail lines, the head of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Mar 24th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Chicago’s carbon credits went to wood-burning plants

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It looks like Chicago may not be as green as some have touted.

According to a Chicago Tribune investigation, the City of Chicago still gets most of its energy from coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants despite promises from Mayor Richard Daley that Chicago would get 20 percent of its power from renewable energy sources.

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U.S. Big Steel pushes for carbon fees on China

NEW YORK – China’s steel industry should face fees on its exports into the United States if Washington adopts greenhouse gas cuts and Beijing does not, U.S. steel industry officials and advocates said.

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  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Reducing your carbon footprint

| Sourced From The Tribune |

WELLAND The city was hoping to grow support for a buy local campaign at the Farmers’ Market, Saturday

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  • Published: Mar 20th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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CEO: Carbon capture technology a decade away

| Sourced From JSOnline |

Wisconsin Energy Corp. CEO Gale Klappa told CNBCs Jim Cramer this afternoon that he believes it will be another 10 to 12 years before technology to capture carbon from old coal-fired power plants will be available on a widespread scale.

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EU and US diverge on 2020 carbon reduction goals

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The EU’s suggestion that developed nations should cut their emissions by 30 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 is asking too much of the US, American policymakers told their European counterparts during bilateral talks this week.

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Report Claims U.S. Can Curb CO2 without Nuclear or Coal

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A report commissioned from the German Aerospace Center (the German equivalent of NASA) shows how the United States can meet the energy needs of a growing economy and achieve science-based cuts in global warming pollution

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  • Published: Mar 14th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon limits would hurt South Carolina

| Sourced From GreenVille Online |

South Carolina residents will be hurt if the federal government moves too swiftly to limit carbon emissions or shuts out the states when deciding what those limits should be. The state’s reliance on coal energy, high per capita electricity use and low per capita incomes make the state particularly vulnerable, especially in the short term.

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  • Published: Mar 13th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Governor advisor recommends Arizona retain carbon trade

| Sourced From WillCoxRangeNews |

Michael Anable, Policy Advisor on Natural Resources to Governor Brewer, is recommending that the state continue participation in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) that would attempt to reduce western United States and Canadian emissions to a level 15 percent below 2005 emissions in the next 11 years.

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  • Published: Mar 13th, 2009
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Obama compromise on carbon could cut revenues

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If the United States gives industry too many permits to emit greenhouse gases in a future climate regulation plan, it could cut revenues that had been expected to fund tax breaks and clean energy development.

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  • Published: Mar 11th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Senate committee advances carbon emissions measure

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CARSON CITY — A Senate panel voted Tuesday for a bill directing state regulators to require that long-term planning by NV Energy, Nevada’s major utility, factor in future costs of carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Pennsylvania issues funding, enacts carbon credit trading

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In January, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell announced the funding of 49 renewable energy and renewable fuel projects in the Keystone State. Of the 49 projects selected, 12 are biodiesel-related.

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  • Published: Mar 7th, 2009
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Governors adviser: Arizona should retain carbon trade policy

| Sourced From Sierra Vista The Herald |

Michael Anable, policy adviser on Natural Resources to Gov. Jan Brewer, is recommending the state continue participation in the Western Climate Initiative that would attempt to reduce western United States and Canadian emissions to a level 15 percent below 2005 emissions in the next 11 years.

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Oklahoma develops program to verify carbon offsets

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The Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC) is developing a unique voluntary program to verify carbon offsets.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Cap-And-Trade” a double tax on consumers

| Sourced From Tulsa Today |

An unnamed industry group and Chicago market-trader friends of President Obama are reportedly encouraging Congress to impose a

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Island’s carbon dioxide footprint 15th highest in world

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Bermuda ranks 15th in the world in per capita carbon dioxide production far higher than a slew of industrialised countries.

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House Is Abandoning Carbon Neutral Plan

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The U.S. House of Representatives has abandoned a plan to make its offices “carbon neutral,” a sign that Congress is wrestling with a pledge to become more green even as it crafts sweeping legislation on climate change.

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  • Published: Mar 1st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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State lures firms with carbon tax credit

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. Tennessee’s unusual commitment to cover the cost of any future carbon tax for green companies that make major investments is being credited for luring two big solar energy developments worth more than $2 billion.

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