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  • ECOS reviews proposed `Carbon Farming Initiative`

    The CFI aims to enable Australian farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate tradeable carbon credits. The agricultural sector accounts for over a quarter of the nation’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions. It also offers significant opportunities for emissions reductions through tree conservation and planting, improved land management, and new technology. Challenges ...

  • Finding the real potential of no-till farming for sequestering carbon

    The potential of no-tillage (NT) soils for increasing the soil organic carbon (SOC) pool must be critically and objectively assessed. Most of the previous studies about SOC accrual in NT soils have primarily focused on the surface layer (<20-cm soil depth), and not for the whole soil profile. The lack of adequate data on the SOC profile is a hindrance to conclusively ascertain the effects of ...


  • Greenhouse gas calculator connects farming practices with carbon credits

    Greenhouse gas markets, where invisible gases are traded, must seem like black boxes to most people. Farmers can make money on these markets, such as the Chicago Climate Exchange, by installing methane capture technologies in animal-based systems, no-till farming, establishing grasslands, and planting trees. Farmers, students, extension educators, offset aggregators, and other stakeholders need ...

  • `Carbon farm` project will study ways to capture atmospheric CO2

    Imagine a new kind of farming in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta - 'carbon-capture' farming, which traps atmospheric carbon dioxide and rebuilds lost soils. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the University of California, Davis plan to make it happen. DWR has awarded USGS and UC Davis a three-year, $12.3 million research grant to take ...

  • E.ON inaugurates first solar farm

    E.ON will today inaugurate the company’s first solar farm near the southern French town of Le Lauzet, some 150 kilometres north of Marseille. Once all sections have been completed, the solar farm will have a capacity of 5 megawatts occupying an area of more than 20 hectares. The plant will then save more than 4270 tonnes of CO2 per year. Given its high levels of solar radiation the site in the ...


    By E.ON AG

  • Carbon Trust launch £2m project to increase energy yields from offshore wind farms

    Latest research project unveiled to help cut the cost of offshore wind power by increasing the energy yields from Round 3 wind farms located up to 290km from the UK coast. The Carbon Trust today unveiled their latest research project designed to help cut the cost of offshore wind power by increasing the energy yields from Round 3 wind farms that will be located up to 290km from the UK ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Australia to link carbon pricing to world carbon markets

    From July 2015, Australia's carbon pricing mechanism will be linked to carbon markets around the world according to a press statement from the Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. This will allow reductions in carbon pollution to be pursued globally at the lowest cost. Carbon pollution is not confined to national borders - it affects the whole planet. International linking ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BP to Build Five U.S. Wind Farms This Year

    HOUSTON, Texas (ENS) - BP Alternative Energy North America Inc. today announced that it expects to begin construction on five wind power generation projects in the United States in 2007. Located in four states - California, Colorado, North Dakota and Texas - the projects are expected to deliver a combined generation capacity of some 550 megawatts, MW. When complete, the projects ...

  • Food, the carbon story

    What do milk, bread and orange juice have in common? One answer is that they have all had their carbon footprints assessed and the products have been labelled by the Carbon Trust. Over the last five years, the Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprints of a wide range of food products, and worked with a variety of companies to help them understand the carbon content of their food. As a ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Market traders recycle food waste at the farm

    Market traders in Newham are providing food for nearby farm animals as part of a new recycling initiative. Stallholders at Queen’s Market, Upton Park are being encouraged by Newham Council to donate produce past its best to pigs, horses, goats and chickens in a bid to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. This low-carbon move forms part of the council’s plans to save 375 tonnes from ...

  • Scotland to be home of world’s largest floating wind farm

    The world’s largest floating wind farm will have a home off the east coast of Scotland.   The first prototype for this proposed wind farm was installed off the coast of Norway, by the Norwegian energy company, Statoil. The company is now expecting to have the Scottish wind farm, composed of five 6MW wind turbines, operational by 2017.   The Hywind wind project is a part of 40 ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Is Carbon Capture doomed to fail?

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating. The problem is that despite this enthusiasm and the fact that CCS (also called carbon sequestration) is technically possible, it is not happening. It ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Cut carbon and create jobs

    The Energy and Climate Change Committee of the U.K. House of Commons says low carbon technologies will create jobs and lower carbon dioxide emissions but the Government must act faster if the UK is to reap the economic benefits it deserves. To date, there has been disappointingly slow progress with the move towards a green economy, it adds. Launching the report, Paddy Tipping MP, Acting Chair of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ESA Renewables Moves Earth For Wingate Solar Farm

    ESA Renewables, LLC recently commissioned a 1 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Murphy, North Carolina.  The solar installation is located on a 16 acre parcel of land.  Prior to construction, the site required extensive earth moving work, including the leveling of 26 feet of dirt to balance out the site for optimal installation and energy generation. Murphy, North Carolina, is the county seat ...


    By ESA Renewables

  • IKEA purchases Canadian wind farm from Mainstream

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has closed a deal to sell its 46 megawatt Oldman 2 Wind Farm, located in Alberta Canada, to IKEA the world’s largest furniture retailer. Mainstream has commenced construction of the project at a cost of approximately CAD$90m and it is expected to be operational in the autumn of 2014 at which point IKEA will purchase the plant. As part ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Offshore wind farm gets the go ahead

    Planning consent was given today for construction of an offshore windfarm off the UK North East coast, in a boost to the local economy and a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore wind project will include up to 400 wind turbines in total, across two offshore wind generating stations, each with an installed capacity of up to 1.2 GW. With the onshore ...

  • Barrick inaugurates Punta Colorada Wind Farm in Chile

    At an inauguration ceremony held today in northern Chile, Barrick Gold Corporation marked the official opening of the Punta Colorada Wind Farm, the largest wind farm ever built by a mining company in the country. The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, the ministers of Mining and Energy, Hernán de Solminihac and Rodrigo ...

  • McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm to be Powered by GE Turbines

    Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Power’s McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Will be Powered by 24 GE Wind Turbines McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm Will Provide 60 Megawatts of Wind Power to the Ontario Grid GE Will Provide around-the-Clock Innovative Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics and 10-Year Service ...


    By General Electric

  • Interview with small-scale farming advocate Raj Patel

    Raj Patel, a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley"s Center for African Studies and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy (also known as Food First), has worked for, and later rallied against, the World Bank and World Trade Organization. He is the author of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Entec helps secure consent for Middleton Wind Farm

    Entec has supported RWE npower renewables in its successful bid to secure planning approval for a proposed 15 megawatt (MW) wind farm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Entec was responsible for preparing the environmental statement, planning application and supporting statement as well as carrying out a carbon assessment to support the application, which was submitted in February 2008.If all goes ...


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