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Missouri, Illinois rank among 10 worst carbon dioxide emitters

WASHINGTON – Missouri and Illinois ranked among “the 10 worst states for carbon dioxide pollution” from coal-fired power plants last year, a new report says. And the CO2 emissions from both states increased between 2000 and 2010.

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Public transit prevents carbon emissions

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
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GA Among Top Carbon Dioxide Polluter States

ATLANTA — Georgia has the eighth-worst levels of carbon dioxide pollution from power plants, but the state’s CO2 output is decreasing, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011
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California 2020 carbon price seen $75: Point Carbon

(Reuters) – California begins a market for greenhouse gases next year and prices will rise several times over between 2012 and 2020 under the plan to address climate change, Thomson Reuters research firm Point Carbon forecasts in a new report.

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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 18th, 2011
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Texas Strikes Out – Court Rejects State’s Third Swing at Carbon Controls

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The federal Court of Appeals in Washington today rejected Texas’ latest attempt to block the first carbon pollution control requirements under the Clean Air Act, which took effect last week.

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  • Published: Jan 17th, 2011
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County to sell carbon credits

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Decatur County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to begin selling carbon credits created by the burning of methane gas emitted from the countys old landfill on Georgia 309 South.

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  • Published: Jan 16th, 2011
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U.S. carbon emissions to rise in 2012 – EIA

* Emissions in 2012 to rise 2.39 pct on improved economy

* 2012 emissions still below 1999 levels

WASHINGTON Jan 11 (Reuters) – U.S. emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from fossil fuels are expected to fall in 2011 but rise in 2012 as the economy recovers, the government’s energy forecaster said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Jan 16th, 2011
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Hassett: Dont Subsidize Green Tech, Tax Carbon

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To listen to Democrats, they have new Republican House Speaker John Boehner right where they want him.

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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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  • Published: Jan 14th, 2011
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What Carbon Cycle? College Students Lack Scientific Literacy, Study Finds

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2011) Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle — an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change, according to research published in the January issue of BioScience.

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  • Published: Jan 13th, 2011
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Carbon Dioxide, the Bane of Environmentalists, Is in Demand in the Oil Industry

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The Obama administration views carbon dioxide as a pollutant that warms the earth, and it imposed new regulations at the beginning of the year to begin to control CO2 emissions. But to Texas oilmen, carbon dioxide is a useful and scarce commodity that is vital to extracting hard-to-reach oil reserves.

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  • Published: Jan 12th, 2011
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Families aim to cut carbon footprint

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SAINT JOHN – A St. Andrews family is one of eight in the province that is taking action on climate change by participating in the Neighbourhood Eco-Challenge beginning Monday and continuing until March 4.

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An internet of ceiling lights, and the carbon footprint of websites

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Ceiling lights provide internet path, Google Analytics helps out a website carbon footprinting application, and Call2Recycle names executive director in Canada.

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TharpeRobbins’ Aggressive Goal to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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Charlotte – New Lighting Continues Aggressive Environmental Plan for TharpeRobbins;
Goal is to reduce carbon footprint by 50% in five years

The TharpeRobbins Company, a global leader in the managed reward and recognition industry, has recently taken another big step towards reducing its carbon footprint. The company has replaced all lighting in two of its three facilities with energy efficient fixtures that only require 50 percent of the previous energy used while providing considerably more light. Motion sensors which automatically turn on the lights have been added in low travel areas to further enhance the energy saving impact.

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  • Published: Jan 9th, 2011
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Denbury commences carbon dioxide flood at Hastings

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HOUSTON, Jan. 4 — Denbury Resources Inc. in December completed the last section of the 24-in., 320-mile Green Pipeline for transporting carbon dioxide from Donaldsonville, La., to oil fields in Texas and on Dec. 16 started injecting CO2 for enhancing oil production from Hastings oil field in Brazoria County.

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  • Published: Jan 4th, 2011
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Linking Public Health Costs to Carbon Control

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A common refrain is the theme that carbon control, indeed all pollution control kills jobs.

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  • Published: Jan 4th, 2011
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U.S. coal exports feed carbon footprint

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Washington, D.C Cowlitz County in Washington state is across the Columbia River from Portland, Ore., which promotes mass transit and urban density and is a green reproach to the rest of us. Recently, Cowlitz did something that might make Portland wonder whether shrinking its carbon footprint matters. Cowlitz approved construction of a coal export terminal from which millions of tons of U.S. coal could be shipped to Asia annually.

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  • Published: Jan 3rd, 2011
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Massachusetts Sets Targets to Slash Carbon Emissions

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Massachusetts officials on Wednesday announced a plan to curb heat-trapping gases emitted by homes, cars and businesses in the state by 25 percent below 1990 levels over the next decade.

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  • Published: Jan 3rd, 2011
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Obama’s carbon deals kill jobs, benefit Big Business

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Democrats based much of their 2010 midterm congressional election campaign on the risible claim that Republican candidates wanted to “outsource jobs.” Set aside the fact that this claim, repeated in literally hundreds of races, was as ineffective as it was ludicrous. More importantly, President Obama’s new carbon control scheme, which begins next week, provides conclusive evidence that it was the Democrats who planned to do the outsourcing.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2010
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EPA and Congress Headed for Showdowns over Carbon Regulations in 2011

How acrimonious will the relationship between the 112th Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency become?

WASHINGTONRep. Fred Upton recently suggested that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson would soon be testifying at oversight hearings so often that she should reserve a personal parking place on Capitol Hill.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2010
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EPA and Congress Headed for Showdowns over Carbon Regulations in 2011

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WASHINGTONRep. Fred Upton recently suggested that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson would soon be testifying at oversight hearings so often that she should reserve a personal parking place on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. EPA Agrees to Schedule for Issuing Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants and Refineries

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WASHINGTON – December 28 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to schedules for setting greenhouse gas emission limits for power plants and oil refineries. The schedules were negotiated as part of court settlements in lawsuits brought by environmental groups and states. Under the schedules, the agency will issue a proposed standard for power plants by July 2011 and a final rule by May 2012. The agreement also calls for a proposed standard for oil refineries by December 2011 and a final rule by November 2012.

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