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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2011
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Olympics Drops Carbon-Offset Plan to Focus on U.K. Benefits

 so-called carbon offsets, or credits, which are created by funding clean- technology projects in developing countries. Greenhouse-gas emissions are blamed for climate change. Offset projects generate carbon credits when they reduce pollution versus 

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  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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CO2 goal could cost households big

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Japan’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions could cost households

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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CO2 curve ticks upward as key climate talks loom

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MAUNA LOA OBSERVATORY, Hawaii The readings at this 2-mile-high station show an upward curve as the world counts down to climate talks: Global warming gases have built up to record levels in the atmosphere, from emissions that match scientists’ worst-case scenarios.

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Chevron, Shell facilities top CO2 emitters

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Chevrons Richmond oil refinery was Californias largest emitter of greenhouse gases last year and the nearby Shell refinery in Martinez a close second, the state Air Resource Board said in a report.

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  • Published: Nov 25th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Gov’t Targets 30% Reduction in Carbon Emissions

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The government decided on a greenhouse gas reduction goal of 30 percent below the business-as-usual (BAU) forecast by 2020 in a Cabinet meeting presided over by President Lee Myung-bak on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Jul 7th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Study: carbon accounting market at $10 million but growing

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Lately, Ive noted that the market for carbon accounting software is still very young, and remains wide open to new vendors and complementary solutions that track energy use in a more real-time way. Now a recent study from Groom Energy Solutions, a consulting firm, and Greentech Media, a media company, confirm the nascent but blossoming nature of this market.

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  • Published: Jul 5th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China, India in Opposition to Proposed US Carbon Tariffs

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China has been outspoken in its concern over possible carbon tariffs being imposed on exports, stating that the move would represent a breach of guidelines put in place by the World Trade Organization.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Nether Prov panel studies CO2 emissions

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NETHER PROVIDENCE Just how big is your carbon footprint? Township residents now have a clearer answer to that question.

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  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Recycling: An Alternative to Carbon Capture and Storage

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Options being developed globally include the biochemical conversion of CO2 into algal biofuel, the thermochemical conversion into methanol and the biocatalytic or solar photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to fuels.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is being hailed as the answer to the globe’s most pressing question: what to do with the 27 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted yearly from the burning of fossil fuels? Touted as the most promising interim solution to deal with the greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, CCS still remains unproven, costly and will not be commercially available for another 10-20 years. Meanwhile scientists are exploring alternatives to CCS by capitalizing on CO2 as a commodity instead of treating it as a waste.

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Enviance Lauded as Emerging Leader in Enterprise Carbon Accounting

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Enviance, a provider of Internet-based, on-demand systems for the automation of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance activities and greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and reduction management, has been named an Emerging Leader in Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) by Groom Energy Solutions.

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  • Published: Jun 20th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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U.S. carbon prices slip nearly 9 percent in RGGI auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prices for carbon allowances in 10 eastern U.S. states have tumbled nearly 9 percent due to the recession and mild weather taking a bite out of the power usage, cheaper clean natural gas supplies and the potential risks from a new energy bill.

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  • Published: Jun 15th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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CUTTING CARBON: House Bill Will Help the Environment and the Economy

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As we all recognize, our environment is in danger, our climate at risk, and the health of our Earth perilous. We must take steps to remedy this situation for our children and grandchildren.

In many ways, no issue could be more important, more imperative, or timelier. We are at a crossroads. If we do not take stewardship of our Earth and all vitality on it, we may never again have the opportunity. We owe it to our children and grandchildren.

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  • Published: Jun 13th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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What a Carbon Cap Could Mean for Biodiesel

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The U.S. is playing catch-up to the rest of the world in terms of controlling carbon emissions. With the infant science of indirect land use change looming over all renewable fuels production, what will a carbon cap-and-trade system mean for the biodiesel industry?

In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step in regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by formally acknowledging that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are a danger to

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  • Published: Jun 12th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Chevron CEO:World CO2 Emissions Cut Unlikely More Than 25% By 2050

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SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- Chevron Corp.’s (CVX) top executive said Wednesday that while he agrees emissions of heat-trapping gases need to be cut to protect the environment, the U.S. is unlikely to cut such emissions by more than 25% in the next 40 years – much less than the 80% proposed by President Barack Obama.

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  • Published: Jun 12th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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UN climate chief: Rich nations short on CO2 goals

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BONN, Germany (AP) Japan unveiled a new target Wednesday for reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent by 2020, but the plan was slammed by environmentalists and the U.N. climate chief as leaving the industrial world dangerously short of its pollution goals.

Prime Minister Taro Aso said in Tokyo the plan was ambitious and in line with efforts by the United States and Europe to trim carbon emissions over the next decade. He said Japan calculated its target on a 2005 base year but environmentalists said that move was designed to deliberately mask the real effect of the Japanese cut.

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  • Published: Jun 9th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China wrestles climate quandary: growth vs CO2

BEIJING (Reuters) – Global warming is fast rising in the pile of crises facing China as it pursues the unshakeable goal of economic growth while grappling with international pressure to curb its greenhouse gas output.

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  • Published: Jun 8th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Kingston panel seeks to reduce town’s carbon footprint

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KINGSTON Town energy expenditures have doubled over the past five years and the Energy Committee is doing something about it.

The committee is exploring many avenues conducting energy audits, implementing energy plans and creating informational packets for residents all in hopes of decreasing the town’s environmental footprint.

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  • Published: Jun 6th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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The con is on: how carbon credits neuter Cap & Trade

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In my discussion of the Cap & Trade scheme for carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2E) emissions (greenhouse gases) proposed by U.S. Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass. (the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act of 2009), I argue that the two key issues are (1) the size of the overall quota and (2) the enforcement of the rule that without a permit, you cannot emit.

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2009
  • Category: India
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Kheda’s carbon footprint equals entire Europe

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GANDHINAGAR: On Tuesday when a high-level committee of senior ministers met in Gandhinagar to form a special ministry to curb climate change and discuss carbon footprints little did they realise that the per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) contribution of a small district like Kheda was equivalent to the per capita GHG emission calculated for entire Europe!

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TABLE-Reuters Carbon Salary Survey results

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LONDON, June 3 – The economic downturn has claimed the jobs of tens of millions worldwide but most in the thriving climate change sector are feeling just as secure in their jobs, if not more secure, than a year ago, a Reuters survey shows.

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Supply chain as carbon reduction opportunity

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Ive written here before about the big chunk of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions bound up in supply chains. It should be seen as a vast opportunity for improvement, and one that most companies have only begun to manage.

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Council Gets Almost $1 Million From Carbon Credits For Christchurch Sustainability

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The Christchurch City Council has become the first New Zealand council to receive money from the sale of carbon credits.

The first carbon credit payment, just awarded under the Kyoto Protocol, will be used to implement the Council’s Sustainable Energy Strategy’s Action Plan.

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Norway pledges EUR 140 million for carbon capture and storage in the EU

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As part of Norways contribution to the EEA Financial Mechanisms, the Government will earmark EUR 140 million over five years for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in selected EU member states. This is part of the already allocated Norwegian contribution to the EU. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Stoltenberg today at the Governments high-level conference Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Capture and Storage in Bergen.

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Fonterra’s NZ milk generating 15 million tonnes of CO2 annually

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Each litre of milk Fonterra produces in New Zealand generates nearly 1kg of greenhouse gases – about 85 percent of it on-farm.

Each litre produced causes the emission of greenhouse gases equivalent to 940g of carbon dioxide, meaning Fonterra’s 15 billion litres of milk would produce nearly 15 million tonnes of carbon.

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  • Published: May 30th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Forest carbon offers cheaper way to curb warming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Counting the climate-warming carbon dioxide locked up in forests could offer a cheaper way to curb the greenhouse gas than by considering only emissions from industry and fossil fuels, according to a new study.

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