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  • Carbon Dioxide Captured Directly From the Air

    NEW YORK, New York (ENS) - The capture of carbon dioxide, CO2, directly from the air has been successfully demonstrated by scientists at Columbia University and Global Research Technologies, LLC, a technology research and development company based in Tucson, Arizona. The 'air extraction' prototype has demonstrated that carbon dioxide can be captured from the atmosphere, ...

  • Questions and Answers on the proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide

    1) What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon capture and storage is a suite of technological processes which involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gases discarded by industry and transporting and injecting it into geological formations. The major application for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to reduce CO2 emissions from power generation from fossil fuels, principally ...

  • CSA Group and IPAC-CO2 Research Inc. Announce World`s First Bi-National Standard for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    CSA Group, a leading developer of standards, codes and training programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.), an environmental non-government organization (ENGO), today announced the world's first bi-national carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) for ...


    By CSA Group, Inc.

  • Air quality specialist calls for black carbon standard

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, believes that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Black Carbon (BC) is a term describing the fine particles that are produced as the result of incomplete combustion of fuels and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA Proposal to Regulate Carbon Dioxide From Existing Plants Under OMB Review

    The White House is reviewing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would set the first carbon dioxide emissions limits for existing power plants. However, the EPA has revealed few details of what the proposed new source performance standards might entail. The EPA sent its proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review March 31. “They're doing a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • New Tool Offers an Inside Look at the Climate Change Impact of Buildings - Energy Star buildings release less carbon dioxide

    Estimating the carbon footprint of commercial buildings has just become easier. Portfolio Manager, EPA's on-line energy rating system for commercial buildings, now includes greenhouse gas emission factors. The updated ratings show that Energy Star buildings, which use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings, also emit 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The ...

  • Data centre operator is 300th achiever of carbon trust standard

    The total carbon footprint of businesses and public sector bodies certified by the Carbon Trust Standard is now nearly 32 million tonnes of CO2e1. The 300 Standard achievers have so far together cut their emissions by 2.1 million tonnes of CO2e representing an average reduction of just under 7% per organisation over two years. These reductions have saved them the equivalent of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • World`s first standard for deep-earth storage of industrial carbon emissions to be developed by CSA Standards and IPAC-CO2 Research

    Toronto – CSA Standards, a leading developer of standards, codes and personnel certification programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.) today announced a joint agreement to develop Canada"s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of industrial emissions. The CCS standard will ...


    By CSA Standards

  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

    A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2 emissions decreasing 13 percent between 2008 and 2012. The findings show that the industry is already shifting toward a combination of increased energy efficiency and lower ...

  • Major U.S. Companies and investors support carbon pollution standards for new power plants

    Nearly two-dozen major U.S. companies and nearly 50 investors with more than $900 billion of collective assets announced their support today for new carbon pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new power plants. The business group, that includes Unilever, Levi Strauss & Co., Symantec, Patagonia and the country’s largest public pension fund, ...


    By Ceres

  • How to measure a carbon footprint: carbon trust launches new guide

    Carbon Footprinting: The next step to reducing your emissions clearly explains how to manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by understanding what emissions are caused by a business’s activities or products. The Carbon Trust’s carbon footprinting guide outlines the key steps that a business can take to: Calculate its organisational carbon footprint – ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Creating change through carbon footprinting

    Darran Messem, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification, on the value of carbon reduction for businesses As the world's expert in carbon footprinting, and the first company to create a carbon label for use on products, we are passionate about why companies and consumers should embrace carbon footprinting and labelling. Why? It all comes down to creating change. For the world to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Beanz meanz cutz to carbon at Heinz

    Energy use and carbon emissions have been slashed by Heinz at factories producing Heinz Beanz, Soups, Pasta as well as many other varieties, Heinz and the Carbon Trust have announced. Carbon dioxide emissions at Heinz’s factories in Kendal, Cumbria and Kitt Green, near Wigan, have been cut by over 17,000 tonnes over the last four years. That is the equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Rising living standards propel energy needs

    Exxon Mobil says the drive for higher living standards around the world will keep demand for electricity and transportation fuels growing even as economies get more efficient and governments put a price on pollution. The company's annual long-term energy outlook, released Thursday, predicts world energy demand will grow 35 percent by 2040 as ...


    By Associated Press

  • Choose better tyres to cut carbon for climate week

    With Climate Week nearly upon us, people around the UK are looking to cut their carbon. But how many people will consider the environmental impact of their tyres? Tyres play a big role in vehicle energy efficiency, noise and safety and there are now tyres on the market which can cut fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) by as much as 10%. They can also reduce a vehicle's rolling ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Why we need carbon footprinting and labelling

    Viewpoint from Darran Messem, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification As the world’s expert in carbon footprinting, and the first company to create a carbon label for use on products, we are passionate about why companies and consumers should embrace carbon footprinting and labelling. Why? It all comes down to creating change. For the world to move itself off carbon and meet ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Could carbon credit schemes save the whale?

    It's likely that commercial whaling has released around one hundred million tons of carbon to the atmosphere over a century or so. That's according to researcher Andrew Pershing, who believes that carbon credit schemes could be employed as an incentive to protect whales and large fish such as bluefin tuna. In a joint project backed by the University of Maine, US, and Gulf of Maine Research ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Manchester United nets reduction in its carbon footprint

    Tens of thousands of fans; floodlit stadiums and multi-million pound franchises – Premiership football doesn’t immediately spring to mind as the most environmentally friendly business.  However, Manchester United has a vision to be the best Football Club in the World, both on and off the pitch, and has become the 250th company in the UK to net the Carbon Trust Standard for ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Indigenous Brazilian tribe certified to trade carbon credits

    Brazil's Paiter Suruí community has become the first indigenous group in the country to receive international certification to sell carbon credits in return for protecting and restoring forests in their Amazonian territory. The Suruí community, which numbers around 1300 people, was first contacted ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Commitments Made to Reduce Black Carbon, Methane and Hydrofluorocarbons

    Governments and industry leaders in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) today committed to further essential advances in reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) that have a global warming potential many times that of the main greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The SLCP Focus Day brought together some 30 Ministers and CEOs highlighting the importance and urgency of acting on ...

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