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  • Carbon masters respond to mandatory carbon reporting in the Sunday times

    'Measuring will help cut emissions´ - Kevin Houston (Carbon Masters Director) responds to the recent announcement at the Rio+20 summit that as of April 2013 all companies listed on the London Stock Exchange will be required to report their carbon emissions, in a Think Tank article in The Sunday Times. Click here to see the full article and to gain insights into what this legislation will ...


    By Carbon Masters

  • Next week is carbon management for power plants

    Carbon Management For Power Plants 2011 takes place next week on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Chief Environmental Officers, VPs of Technology and other senior industry professionals from the U.S.A.'s leading power plant operators and examine immediate, short-term opportunities for investing in technologies for ...

  • Launch of first UK employee carbon ration scheme

    The UK’s first employee carbon ration scheme to reduce individual carbon emissions is launched, reports Envido.WSP has launched the UK’s first employee carbon rationing scheme that is aimed to monitor employees’ personal carbon emissions, including home energy bills, petrol purchases and holiday flights. People who emit more than their ration of carbon emissions are having their pay docked in a ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Climate change is a top concern of business leaders

    The top concern of U.S. businesses for climate change and environmental issues is reducing carbon emissions, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Appetite for Change global ...

  • UN calls for tougher carbon emission targets for aviation

    The UN calls for the aviation industry to improve fuel efficiency by 2% a year to 2020, reports EnvidoThe UN aviation authority, the ICAO, has agreed to halve carbon emissions from aviation by 2050.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) proposal released last month included halving carbon emissions from aviation by 2050, ensuring carbon emissions peak from the same date and improving ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Putting a price on carbon emissions

    A new analysis by Carnegie Mellon University researchers provides the clearest picture yet of the possible short-term effects of placing a price for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The research suggests that even a modest price would almost immediately result in up to 10 percent reductions in emission levels by prompting changes in both power company investments and consumer behavior. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • NRDC cites progress on deal to cut carbon pollution from Arizona Power Plant

    An agreement to cut pollution and reduce carbon emissions from the 2,250-MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona was announced today by representatives of environmental groups, the NGS owners, Indian tribes and the Interior Department. Sharon Buccino, Land and Wildlife Program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, issued the following statement in response: ...

  • Resources for the Future Directory of GHG Emissions Experts

    Due to the current interest in climate change issues, I am sending you a link to a directory that includes office numbers and bio links for many of Resources for the Future’s (RFF’s) policy and legal experts on carbon emissions: RFF GHG Emission/Regulatory Experts. For more than 60 years, RFF researchers have been ...

  • Oil price drop as tool to fight fossil carbon emissions

    WBA and AEBIOM (European Biomass Association) are calling upon the governments to seize the opportunity presented by the oil price drop to act against fossil emissions. There has rarely been such an opportunity for the global community to take action against fossil carbon emissions and global warming as there is now, in January of 2015. Every government should act on their own, not waiting for a ...

  • Chinese businesses aim for a low-carbon economy

    Chinese entrepreneurs and representatives from major Chinese businesses, including the country"s largest real estate company, Vanke, and air conditioning manufacturer Broad Air, gathered today in the UN Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai to take part in a forum entitled: "The Nature of Cities- Low Carbon Transformation and Chinese Enterprises". Held six months prior to the United Nations Climate ...

  • US and China announce US$1tr for low-carbon technologies by 2013

    The Chinese low-carbon technologies market could reach $1 Trillion and 15% of its GDP in 2013, reports Envido. The China Greentech Initiative, a group of more than 80 private and public stakeholders from the US and China, released a report outlining opportunities to grow China’s low-carbon technologies market. The report states that the Chinese low-carbon technologies market could reach $1 ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Public sector cuts energy bills by £650m

    The UK public sector is on track to deliver cost savings in excess of half a billion pounds through energy saving projects and can go even further, the Carbon Trust said today. The news was announced as 120 public sector organisations including central government departments, local authorities, schools, universities, police and fire services, and NHS trusts joined Carbon Trust programmes to help ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon crisis lethal for coral reefs, say top world scientists

    The largest living structures on earth and the millions of livelihoods which depend upon them are at risk, according to the most definitive review yet of the impact of rising carbon emissions on coral reefs. In a paper published in the prestigious Science journal today, 17 eminent marine scientists reveal that world leaders face a race against time in preparing coral reefs and the coastal ...


    By The World Bank

  • Aviation to cut carbon emissions to 2005 levels by 2050

    The Climate Change Committee (CCC) announces more drastic cuts in UK aviation carbon emissions, reports Envido.The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has argued that to achieve a global reduction of 50% of all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 the UK may be forced to cut carbon emissions by 90% by 2050 to allow the aviation industry to adopt low-carbon technologies. Asking consumers to fly less, ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Coalition government sets 50% carbon reduction targets by 2025

    UK agrees to the CCC’s proposed levels and sets legally binding targets to halve carbon emissions by 2025. The Coalition government has set a carbon reduction target of 50% on 1990 levels by 2025, demonstrating genuine leadership in the low-carbon agenda, and putting the UK on course for a 60% decrease by 2030. The Energy and Climate Miniter, Chris Huhne, unveiled the news ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Calculating carbon emissions

    Refrigerant Gas & Fugitive Emissions Compliance Includes CO2 Calculations If you manage a facility using a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC-R) system, it’s time to comply with federal and state environmental laws regarding carbon emissions. To help reduce greenhouse gases, the law requires calculating carbon emissions. This ...


    By Accruent

  • B.C. mayors call for stronger carbon tax

    A group of mayors representing a cross-section of the province’s large and small communities have laid out a clear vision for climate leadership in British Columbia. The B.C. Mayors Climate Leadership Council is calling on the B.C. government to commit to increasing the carbon tax up to $15 per tonne annually, more funding for public transit in urban and rural areas, new policies to spur ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global Partnership Formed to Lower Emissions in Cities Around the World

    The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced a global partnership to advance investments related to energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in existing buildings in cities around the world. The partnership agreement was signed today at ULI's annual Asia-Pacific Real Estate Summit in Shanghai. In partnership, the organizations will ...


    By C40 Cities

  • Carbon Pricing Watch 2016: Governments raise more revenues from carbon pricing

    In 2015, governments raised about US$26 billion from charging for carbon emissions, up 60% from the previous year, according to a new report by the World Bank Group and Ecofys. The Carbon Pricing Watch 2016, launched at Carbon Expo in Cologne today, notes that since 2015 four new carbon pricing initiatives have been implemented or are scheduled for implementation: in Korea, Portugal, ...


    By Ecofys

  • Chris Huhne statement on earth hour

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “Earth Hour is important because it gives a voice to the large number of ordinary people who are concerned about climate change. People who take action in their own lives to reduce carbon emissions and set an example to others every day are a real force for good when it comes to tackling climate change, and we at the Department of Energy ...

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