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Boosting efficiency lowers carbon footprint

Livestock producers are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, but farm statistics collected by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) show reduced greenhouse gas emissions are a by-product of increased efficiency. 

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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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Canada’s carbon plan delayed again

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  • Published: Nov 24th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Fujitsu: Businesses can reduce carbon footprint using IT

| Sourced From Computeach.co.uk |

Businesses should ensure they do their best to use IT to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to IT systems provider Fujitsu.

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John Blakeley: Carbon trading an indulgence we can’t afford

| Sourced From Nzherald.co.nz |

Michael Kinsley, writing in Time magazine in an article entitled “Credit for bad behaviour” in July 2007, suggested that the purchase of carbon credits to offset greenhouse gas emissions could be compared with the Middle Ages practice of buying indulgences for the forgiveness of sins.

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  • Published: Nov 14th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Can EPA regulations on CO2 be blocked?

| Sourced From Grist.org |

Its widely assumed that if Congress fails to pass a clean energy bill, the EPA will step in with regulations on CO2 under the Clean Air Act. The Supreme Court ruled in 2007s Mass. v EPA that it must do so if it finds CO2 to be a dangerous air pollutantand sure enough, the agency sent the White House its final endangerment finding Monday. EPA regulations now appear inevitable and unstoppable. But dont be so sure.

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  • Published: Nov 13th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Taiwan’s environmental chief in Europe for talks on UNFCCC bid

| Sourced From Etaiwannews.com |

Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) Taiwan’s environmental chief is currently lobbying support in Europe for the country’s bid to attend an upcoming United Nations climate conference in a meaningful and dignified manner, an official said Wednesday.

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Carbon has no place in global trade rules

| Sourced From FT.com |

Crunch time for an international agreement to tackle global warming is only weeks away. In December, the world will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a new agreement on cutting global emissions of greenhouse gases, with prospects for a meeting of minds still far from certain. Developed countries fears that the competitiveness of their industries will be undermined by weak emission-reduction pledges from developing countries are clouding hopes for progress. These fears have led to calls in some advanced countries, such as France and the US, for taxes on imports from countries that do not adopt stringent greenhouse gas targets.

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Financial Soultions: UN holds carbon neutral climate conference in New York.

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2009-10-25 20:01:05 – UN leads by example, purchasing carbon credit offsets for September convention.

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  • Published: Oct 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Panhandling and carbon credits on slate in Arcata

| Sourced From Times-standard.com |

In response to complaints about aggressive panhandling around bank ATMs, restaurants and businesses, Arcata may soon have an ordinance that targets panhandling in specific areas and situations.

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation: No hope without forests.

The latest Environmental Audit Committee report, published 29th June 2009, has concluded that failure to halt deforestation will lead to greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere exceeding safe levels, even if industrial emissions are reduced to zero.

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A 50 cent carbon tax?

| Sourced From BClocalnews.com |

Did you fill up your tank before July 1? Thats when the provincial carbon tax increased by 50 per cent, from 2.4 cents per litre to 3.6 cents per litre. Get used to it, the tax will increase next year, and the year after.

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  • Published: Jul 8th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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El Nino threatens surge in forest CO2 emissions

| Sourced From Carbonpositive.net |

Greenhouse emissions from the burning of Asian tropical forests are set to spiral over the next couple of years if a predicted El Nino weather pattern sets in, carbon scientists warn.

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Major nations should set clear 2050 CO2 cuts: U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) – Major nations should set clear and ambitious goals for 2050 cuts in greenhouse gas emissions this week as a step toward a new U.N. climate pact, the U.N.’s top climate change official said on Monday.

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  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2009
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EPA grants California CO2 emissions waiver

| Sourced From Blogs.consumerreports.org |

After a five-year legal battle, the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday granted California permission to set the nations first greenhouse-gas emissions standards for cars. This paves the way for as many as 15 other states that have endorsed Californias proposal to follow suit.

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Sony Reduces Approximately 100,000 Tons Worth of CO2 Emissions Through Use of Renewable Energy in FY2008

| Sourced From Sev.prnewswire.com |

TOKYO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Corporation is continuously working to increase energy efficiency in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of this effort, Sony is actively promoting the use of renewable energy. By implementing initiatives such as the Green Power Certification System and the introduction of solar power generation systems, Sony reduced its global CO2 emissions by approximately 100,000 tons in fiscal year 2008.

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  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2009
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RGGI, Inc. to Host Webinar on Bidding Process for Fifth RGGI Auction

| Sourced From Rggi.org |

(NEW YORK) July 2, 2009 — The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) will host a free webinar to review bidding procedures for the fifth auction for RGGI CO2 allowances to be held on September 9, 2009. The webinar will be open to all.

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Global free trade accord seen helping environment

GENEVA, June 26 (Reuters) – A new global free trade accord could help fight climate change by making clean-energy products more widely available, the World Trade Organisation and United Nations Environment Programme said on Friday.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2009
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FutureGen looking for help

| Sourced From Chron.com |

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. The exit of American Electric Power Co. and Southern Co. leaves the nine power and coal companies that are still part of whats known as the FutureGen Alliance searching for new partners to help cover building and startup costs they expect to reach roughly $2.4 billion.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2009
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Calif. board delays decision on whether to impose carbon fee on industry, pledges July action

| Sourced From Washingtonexaminer.com |

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. California regulators on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to implement the nation’s first statewide carbon fee on utilities, oil refineries and other polluting industries.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2009
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Large Majority in U.S. Supports Regulation of CO2, Poll Shows

| Sourced From Worldchanging.com |

Three-quarters of Americans believe that the government should regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with a majority supporting restrictions on carbon even if they raise the price of goods and lead to higher utility bills, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2009
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Legislature approves carbon fuel standard

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The state Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that calls for reducing the carbon content of transportation fuels sold in Oregon by 10 percent by 2020.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2009
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Economics Expert to Assess Carbon Offsets at Press Club Newsmaker

| Sourced From Greentechmedia.com |

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/Robert H. Frank, author of The Economic Naturalist and professor of economics and management at Cornell University, will provide a practical economic view on carbon offsets, how they can facilitate cap-and-trade of greenhouse gas emissions and their role in solving climate change at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, in the Zenger Room, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC.

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Canada: NRTEE Proposes Carbon Policy To Achieve 2050 Goals

| Sourced From Mondaq.com |

Canadian businesses need to assess their greenhouse gas emissions and consider options for reducing such emissions in light of the recently released NRTEE report.

On April 16, 2009, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) issued its Achieving 2050 http://www.nrtee-trnee.com/eng/publications/carbon-pricing/carbon-pricing-eng.php proposal for a Canadian carbon pricing policy, which includes a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of how to most efficiently reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada.

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  • Published: Jun 13th, 2009
  • Category: Canada
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Don Braid: Carbon offsets disaster in making

| Sourced From Calgaryherald.com |

Federal regulation doesn’t inspire confidence.

The new world of carbon offsets trading looks a lot like the old world of the gun registry and another federal horror farther back, wage and price controls.

The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I support it, so please hold the environmental tirades.

The larger question is whether this system will truly help the environment, or simply provide employment and status for another generation of bureaucrats.

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