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Capping Carbon and Methane Emissions In Nigeria

Recent anomaly in weather condition around the world suggests that global warming effect is felt. Global warming can be described as increase in the average temperature on the Earth surface; this maybe due to presence of more heat trapping gases around the Earth atmosphere. Human approach to mitigate global warming effect is cutting and capping emissions of heat trapping gases. Cutting emissions by promoting use of materials that produces little or no emission and capping emissions by planting & maintaining trees to allow for continuous gaseous exchange with certain harmful gases and other safe practices in handling gases that cause global warming.

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A Real-World Example of Carbon Pricing Benefits Outweighing Costs

The key obstacle to putting a price on carbon emissions in the USA is the fairly widespread myth that it will result in ballooning energy bills and cripple the economy. These myths perservere despite the fact that economic studies consistently find that the costs of carbon pricing proposals are very minimal, and the benefits consistently outweigh the costs several times over.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Can Carbon Emissions Markets Accelerate Smart Grid Progress?

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently initiated rule making for the states cap and trade regulation as part of AB 32, and its an important tactic towards reducing Californias greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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New Mexico Passes Carbon Emissions Caps

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While many states, not to mention the entire United States federal government, are still bickering about the role, amount and place of carbon emissions caps in legislative efforts, New Mexico quietly and effectively passed aggressive carbon emissions cap legislation this month. By a vote of four to one (and wait until we find you, Mr. or Ms. Dissenter), the New Mexico Environmental Board (EIB) voted to adopt a new state pollution limit requiring the states largest carbon emitters to reduce their CO2 emissions by three percent per year from their levels in 2010 starting in 2013.

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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DOE report: U.S. will remain coal-dependent in 2035, carbon emissions rise

The United States Energy Information Agency has released its preliminary forecast

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  • Published: Dec 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Texas, feds in agreement on new carbon-capture rules

| Sourced From Americanindependent |

Texas and federal environmental agencies are on the same page for once. Recent rules passed by the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oversee the states underground carbon storage industry have drawn support from environmentalists, researchers and the regulated industry.

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  • Published: Nov 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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ECA: How to Measure a Corporate Carbon Footprint

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Tougher environmental and greenhouse gas regulation is on the horizon for the U.S., spurring an evolution in corporate accounting that publicly-traded companies will need to embrace in order to survive.

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  • Published: Aug 20th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Cap Gets Hearing in Santa Fe this Week

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SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) opens hearings today on a proposal to address climate change by cutting the state’s carbon emissions to pre-1990 levels by 2020. The petition to do that was originally filed in 2008 by the group New Energy Economy, but has been tied up in courts by the oil and gas industry and some business groups until now.

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  • Published: Aug 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Reducing New Mexicos carbon emissions = economic sense

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When President Obama was elected, the spotlight turned to Washington D.C., where he promised to enact national climate change legislation. Now that Congress has passed on a climate bill, attention is shifting back to New Mexico where steps are being taken to regulate global warming pollution. In 2005, New Mexico established a statewide goal to reduce global warming emissions

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  • Published: Aug 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Deep freeze ahead for carbon cap bills

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When it comes to global warming, the environmental lobby is going on defense.

Stung by the failure to secure a Senate vote on climate and energy legislation and wary of a possible GOP-led Congress, leaders of some of the countrys most influential green groups are moving cash and staff away from cap and trade.

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  • Published: Aug 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opponents rally to decry proposed state carbon emissions cap

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The state Environmental Improvement Board will hold hearings on a proposed state cap on greenhouse gas emissions Aug. 16, but the proposal already faces determined opposition from business leaders and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry.

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  • Published: Jul 31st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Reid to Unveil Energy Bill Sans Carbon Caps, Renewable Energy Mandates

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to introduce a watered-down energy bill today

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  • Published: Jul 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Caps Choke in Senate

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With U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) announcement Thursday that he would not include carbon caps in a watered-down piece of energy legislation, we believe the prospect for a new climate change law is dead. A federal renewable portfolio standard, or RPS, also appears dead. With Republicans forecast to win House and Senate seats in the November elections, Democrats are likely to no longer have the votes to pass climate change and renewables legislation even if party moderates come back into the fold.

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  • Published: Jul 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Senate Democrats shelve carbon-capping legislation

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Senate Democrats reportedly are shelving legislation that would limit emissions of heat-trapping gases linked to climate change, acknowledging they don’t have the 60 votes needed for even a limited proposal to pass.

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  • Published: Jul 16th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Tighter cap fails to lift EU carbon

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  • Published: Jul 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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GOP: Dems wrongly linking carbon caps, oil reliance after spill

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Republicans are increasingly accusing Democrats of exploiting the BP oil spill to win traction for global warming legislation, but they maintain that leading climate plans would do little to wean the country off oil.

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  • Published: Jul 1st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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US Renewables Legislation Could Delay, Rather Than Derail, Carbon Price

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Pursuing an energy-only bill in the US Senate this year does not preclude the possibility of putting a price on carbon in the future, renewable energy advocates said, even as they vowed to fight for both.

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  • Published: Jun 20th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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U.S. Carbon Limits May Cost Households $146 a Year (Update1)

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June 15 (Bloomberg) — A proposal in the U.S. Senate to charge power plants, factories and refineries a price for releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would cost the average U.S. household $79 to $146 a year, the Environmental Protection Agency said today.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: The case for strong climate policy is simple. A cap on carbon pollution is, too.

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Edward L. Glaeser makes the case for simplicity in addressing climate change. I couldnt agree more with his premise. The basic economics are indeed simple. Climate change might be the largest market failure the world has ever seen. To correct it, put the right incentives in place: correct the fact that we currently treat the atmosphere as a free sewer for our global warming pollution. Problem solved.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU carbon trading scheme failing to cut pollution, campaigners warn

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Sandbag yesterday released analysis (pdf) showing how Europe’s carbon caps have turned into a carbon trap.

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Press Release: EU Emissions Trading Scheme set to lock in high emissions rather than deliver reductions unless caps are tightened

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Instead of encouraging firms to reduce their emissions, the EU emissions trading scheme is actually guaranteeing high level of emissions can continue in to the future. Analysis published today by the advocacy group Sandbag shows that Europes carbon caps have turned into carbon traps [1].

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  • Published: May 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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The American Power Act Better Known as Carbon Cap and Trade

Yesterday, Senator John Kerry and Senator Joe Lieberman introduced The American Power Act. The act includes several provisions outlined here:

States can

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Think The Climate Bill a Job-Killing Carbon Tax? Read This

On Monday Once Sen. Lindsay Graham’s concerns about the priority of energy legislation can be assuaged, he, Kerry, and Lieberman will unveil their long-awaited bill to put a cap on carbon pollution and stimulate across-the-board energy production. The tripartisan trio, at the very least, deserves a standing O for their hard work and willingness to engage in good-faith give-and-take.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Analysis: Strong carbon cap would cut Irans petrodollars by over $100 million a day

A strong cap on carbon would significantly cut the flow of petrodollars to Irans hostile regime, a ThinkProgress analysis shows.

The economic and political strength of Irans dictatorship is a threat to the national security of the United States and the world, and its nuclear ambitions threaten to destabilize the Middle East. Yesterday, diplomats from

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  • Published: Apr 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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TV Ads Target Deere For Its Support of Carbon Caps

CHICAGO -(Dow Jones)- A pair of conservative policy groups said Wednesday they will broadcast television commercials in Iowa and Illinois this month urging Deere & Co. (DE) employees to oppose their company’s support for legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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