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  • New Jersey to Require Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

    TRENTON, New Jersey, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Jon Corzine is expected to sign the Global Warming Response Act today, making New Jersey the third state in the nation to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions. California passed such a law last September, and Hawaii's global warming law took effect July 1. The New Jersey legislation requires a mandatory reduction of the state's greenhouse gas ...

  • EU commits to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Union leaders have reached agreement on a Climate and Energy deal for the period 2020 to 2030. The broad climate change pact has set a new target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU by 2030. Ambitious targets were also set for increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the EU as a whole (to 27%) and for improvements in energy efficiency, also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Jersey to Require Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

    TRENTON, New Jersey, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Jon Corzine is expected to sign the Global Warming Response Act today, making New Jersey the third state in the nation to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions. California passed such a law last September, and Hawaii's global warming law took effect July 1. The New Jersey legislation requires a mandatory reduction of the state's greenhouse gas ...

  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year. A package agreed by leaders at an ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bioenergy helps cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • BC transit plan will cut greenhouse gas emissions

    BC Premier Gordon Campbell unveiled a $14-billion transit plan as part of the government's agenda to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is expected to double Vancouver public transit ridership and significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Premier Campbell told a news conference on January 14, 2008 that the transit plan will cut 4.7 million tonnes of greenhouse ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Eating insects `could cut greenhouse gas emissions`

    Dining on crickets, locusts, or even cockroaches, instead of cattle or pigs, could ease both food insecurity and climate change, according to researchers. Insects caught in the wild are already eaten widely in the developing world. Now a study says that farming them on a large scale for food would damage the environment far less than equivalent livestock production. Scientists compared emissions, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • President Obama sets a target for cutting US greenhouse gas emissions

    The White House announced on November 25 that President Obama is offering a U.S. target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. The proposed target agrees with the limit set by climate legislation that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but the U.S. Senate is currently considering a bill that cuts GHG emissions to 20% below 2005 levels ...

  • Maryland aims for a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley approved a legislative package on May 7 that includes a requirement for the state to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 25% below 2006 levels by 2020. The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2009 places the burden on the Maryland Department of Environment to concoct a plan for achieving the emissions reduction. The department has until mid-2011 to ...

  • EPA Lauds Corporate Partners for Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Climate Leaders Program Continues to Attract New Members  Washington, D.C. -  EPA today commended American Electric Power, St. Lawrence Cement and United Technologies Corp. for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions (GHG) under EPA's Climate Leaders program. The companies also extended their commitment by pledging a second goal on measurable reductions. In addition, ...

  • Climate change: deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions

    European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas called on developed and advanced developing countries to commit to substantially reducing their greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades following today's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on mitigating global warming. The consensus report from IPCC's working group III (WG III) confirms the EU's analysis that ...


  • US - China Agreement could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions

    The US - China Agreement to use the Montreal Protocol to cut super greenhouse gases signed by U.S. President Obama and China's President Xi on June 8th opens door to biggest climate mitigation contribution through to 2020. The core element of the agreement is to "work together and with other countries through multilateral approaches that include using the expertise and institutions of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California ramps up Efforts to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Building on California's ambitious effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the state to further slash its carbon footprint over the next 15 years. Brown set a new target of reducing emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, calling it the most aggressive benchmark enacted by a government in North America. The goal is a mile marker on the way to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bus rapid transit project to cut greenhouse gas emissions in PRC

    Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), will receive a $150 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to help set up a sustainable urban transport system that will reduce transport time and costs, and cut harmful emissions of greenhouse gases. The ADB Board of Directors approved the loan for the Lanzhou Sustainable Urban Transport Project. The centerpiece ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Philippines phasing out incandescent bulbs to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    In a first for Asia, the Philippines plans to phase out inefficient incandescent bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut household energy costs. In her closing remarks at the 2008 Philippine Energy Summit, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the country’s plans to phase out incandescent bulbs by January ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • ADB finances wind farms to help cut PRC greenhouse gas emissions

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will partly finance a $73 million wind farm in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to support the People's Republic of China's (PRC) efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to promote privateinvestment in renewable energy. ADB is extending a long-term local currency loan of up to CNY164 million ($24 million) to Datang Sino-Japan (Chifeng) Renewable Power ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Barack Obama ready to offer target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama administration officials have been consulting international negotiators and key players on Capitol Hill about signing up to a provisional target in Copenhagen President Barack Obama is considering setting a provisional target for cutting America’s huge greenhouse gas emissions, removing the greatest single obstacle to a landmark global agreement to fight ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California Air Board Speeds Up Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

    SACRAMENTO, California, September 14, 2007 (ENS) - As part of California ’s effort to curb gases responsible for global warming, the state Air Resources Board, ARB, has proposed to nearly triple the set of early measures to help meet the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions roughly 25 percent by 2020 as required by the Global Warming Solutions Act. The Board is ...

  • EPA`S Illinois Green Power Partners cut greenhouse gas emissions

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that its 2008 top-ranking Green Power Partners in Illinois reduced their greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 by buying more than 445 million kilowatt-hours of electricity from renewable resources such as solar and wind power. The partners are city of Chicago, 215 million kWh; PepsiAmericas Inc., Schaumburg, 157 million kWh; Northwestern ...

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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