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Google Discloses Carbon Footprint, Renewable Energy Goals

But the company is among a rare breed that has spent money not just to buy carbon offsets or clean power to reduce carbon footprint, but it also has invested aggressively in advancing renewable energy technology development and deployment. 

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  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Are Government’s carbon reduction targets realistic?

Are the Government’s current energy reductions strategies doing enough to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint?

Total Environmental Management (TEM), consultants responsible for energy management at the 02 Arena, is conducting a survey covering opinions of UK businesses on a range of energy related issues.

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  • Published: Feb 7th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Gwent NHS bosses aim to shrink carbon footprint

HEALTH bosses have approved a plan that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the NHS in Gwent by one fifth in five years, potentially saving millions of pounds.

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  • Published: Feb 7th, 2011
  • Category: India
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Cell phone cameras help monitor atmospheric black carbon

Tracking the giant black carbon footprint in the Himalayas just became a whole lot easier. Using simple cell phone cameras, scientists have brought microscopic air pollutants into plain view for local people. In a study from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, V. Ramanathan and colleagues are working with local villagers in Northern India to monitor local atmospheric levels of black carbon, using photographs of quartz filters taken with cell phone cameras.

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  • Published: Jan 22nd, 2011
  • Category: UK
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IT efficiency should play into larger carbon-reducing strategies

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Green computing initiatives should play into larger, overarching carbon-reduction strategies at major businesses, experts have said, as firms look to support new sustainable practices with the appropriate technology, which can include hosting servers offsite, as well as desktop and server virtualisation.

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Three Things with Surprising Carbon Footprints

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There are many reasons to reduce your dependence on

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Factbox: Carbon trading schemes around the world

(Reuters) – Companies and governments around the world are turning to emissions trading as a weapon to fight climate change and join a global carbon market worth $144 billion last year.

Under cap-and-trade schemes, companies or countries face a carbon limit. If they exceed the limit they can buy allowances from others. They can also buy carbon offsets from outside projects which avoid greenhouse gas emissions, often from developing countries.

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  • Published: Nov 8th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Lecture to advise on how to reduce carbon footprints

| Sourced From Dailyutahchronicle |

For those who want to learn ways to be more ecologically conscious, the Marriott Library will be hosting a brown bag lecture focused on the “Global Ecological Crisis and Reducing Personal Footprints.”

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  • Published: Oct 26th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Do builders need training to meet low carbon challenge?

| Sourced From Energysavingtrust |

Small building firms need to be given more skills in sustainable practices to make sure that they can meet the challenge for low carbon, energy efficient homes.

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  • Published: Oct 17th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Cyclists make stand against big carbon footprints

| Sourced From Stcatharinesstandard |

The parking spot rage incident still amazes Melissa Hellwig.

Last year, a handful of cyclists gathered near the post office on Queen St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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Clothing Swaps to Cut Carbon Footprint & Aid Domestic Violence Shelters

| Sourced From Greenpacks |

Heres a great idea. Clothing swaps can prove to be a move towards going green, and the effort could also help endeavors to raise money for a charity initiative. Swap for Good, a grassroots, volunteer-led campaign aims at encouraging people to host clothing swaps, as a way to raise money for local domestic violence shelters.

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Press Release: Green Energy Development Announces Affiliation with Carbon International LLC and the Formation of a Committee to Explore a Minority Ownership Position in Carbon International

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WREA Updates Enterprise Carbon Accounting Package, Claims Web Services Associated With Spreadsheet Ease Carbon Accounting

| Sourced From Prweb |

WREA announced an updated release to EMSPRO, which it is marketing to large energy users in the industrial sector. A leading expert on renewable energy, Mr. Scott Foster, CEO at WREA also said that careful, proper and efficient use of spreadsheets actually helps with gathering, processing and reporting of data.

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  • Published: Sep 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Canada
  • Comments: 6

Canadians have 13th largest carbon footprint

| Sourced From Montrealgazette |

Carbon footprints, reported in kilograms or tonnes of carbon dioxide, represent the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by an individual or group during a specific period of time.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 3

How carbon footprint units affect climate change

| Sourced From Prnewswire |

Every individual and every organization has a carbon footprint, or, the amount of carbon dioxide that they produce over their lifetime in greenhouse gases.

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Press Release: Law Firms Are Going Green With ecoAnalyze: Niche Consultancy Debuts Carbon Footprint Tool That Allows Law Firms to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint While Lowering Operational Costs

| Sourced From Ereleases |

NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2010 Professionals everywhere are increasingly conscious of the trend toward sustainable business models – and that this trend is likely here to stay. Implementing green practices and reducing an organizations carbon footprint, however, poses a challenge for many companies simply because they lack the tools and support to make and maintain the change. With the launch of ecoAnalyze, that is no longer the case within the legal industry. ecoAnalyze is a premier consultancy that specializes in assisting law firms nationwide in reducing their environmental impact.

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Government announces new carbon scheme for business

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Australian Paper is among the first companies to sign up to the Federal government’s new Carbon Neutral program, announced last week.

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Press Release: New Report Shows BrightCom Telepresence Produces Half of Carbon Emissions of Air and Auto Travel

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BrightCom, the performance leader in integrated telepresence and video conferencing solutions, announced today new data showing their telepresence and video conferencing carbon offset compared to physical air and automotive travel. The report found that BrightCom conferencing solutions produce half the amount of carbon emissions as using airplanes for long distance travel or automotive vehicles for short distance travel. The report also found businesses can save 20% per employee automotive carbon emissions if they encourage their employees to teleconference from home one day a week.

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  • Published: Jun 17th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Us Navy Announces New Low-Carbon Energy Research Projects

| Sourced From Officialwire |

The United States Navy is stepping up its efforts to invest in low-carbon, energy-efficient technology, with a number of new research projects having been granted fresh funding. After looking through more than 100 proposals, the US Office of Naval Research has confirmed that it is to provide $900,000 worth of funding to nine separate initiatives, eight of which will be carried out by academics from some of the country`s leading universities.

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  • Published: Jun 16th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Here comes Wal-Mart, there goes carbon

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You never heard of the worlds greatestand most unlikelyenvironmentalist, Mike Duke.

See? Told you.

While Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) ponder what to do about carbon in our atmosphere, Duke has done more to take more carbon out of more lives than any person on the planet.

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Australian Experts Point To Carbon Offsetting Benefits Of Oysters

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Australian scientists have claimed that oysters could play a significant role in helping reduce carbon emissions. New research carried out by a team at the University of South Australia concluded that, given that oysters make use of carbon from the world`s seas and oceans to grow their shells, investing in the oyster industry could be a feasible way for businesses to offset their carbon emissions.

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NXP adds NFC to carbon emissions tracking project

| Sourced From Nearfieldcommunicationsworld |

NXP has become the lead sponsor of the European Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Carbon Council with the aim of promoting the use of RFID and NFC technology to track the carbon emissions footprint of manufactured products.

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Opinion: Back When We Called Carbon Dioxide A “Dangerous Pollutant”

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Did our government just brand carbon dioxide a

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 2

Opinion: Cutting carbon a matter of farms adopting science

A global insight into carbon footprints has convinced Craige Mackenzie that precision agriculture is the key to improved sustainability.

Craige spent his 2008 Nuffield Farming Scholarship investigating how to best manage carbon levels in farming.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 2

Study Questions Carbon Footprint of Biodiesel

A European Union document recently released to Reuters found that the greenhouse gas emissions generated by biodiesel can be up to four times greater than diesel or gasoline. The study was not made public until Reuters used freedom of information rights.

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