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  • India says no to emission reduction

    India's minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh has ruled out the country's agreeing to specific targets for reducing carbon emissions. 'There is simply no case for the pressure that we [India] — who have among the lowest emissions per capita — face to reduce emissions,' Ramesh told visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday (19 July). 'And as if this pressure was not ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Emissions Trading: 2014 Data Shows Emissions Reduction

    Emissions of greenhouse gases from installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have decreased by about 4.5% last year, according to the information recorded in the Union Registry. European Commissioner responsible for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • A realistic reduction in CO2 emissions in Denmark

    A report that COWI is about to publish for the Danish Environment Protection Agency confirms that it would be realistic to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60-70% without reducing standards of living. The weekly magazine Ingeniøren quotes Mikkel Kromann, environmental economist at COWI, as saying that it would be possible to reach 60-70% but it requires changes in the organization of Danish ...


  • Solving the Challenge of Emissions Reduction in Buildings?

    As commitments to CO2 reductions begin to bite in many countries, one of the key battlegrounds against rising emissions will be in the cities and, in particular, greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Targeting the appropriate buildings, mandating appropriate solutions and creating suitable policies and strategies (regulation and incentives) have been problematic - until now. A promising ...


    By Taylor & Francis (USA)

  • Cheap CO2 emission reduction technology

    Climate Cleanups 'Black Box Device' is simply and easily fitted to the existing car exhaust pipe. No modifications of any component are required. Recent testing on a VW Golf 1400cc displayed a CO2 emission result of 80%. Climate Cleanups 'Black Box Device' is simply and easily fitted to the existing car exhaust pipe. No modifications of any component are required. In contrast to the ...


    By CCUP

  • Tracking the environmental performance of industry in Europe: new interactive country profiles

    Industry across Europe is responsible for more than half of all carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other key pollutants emitted into the air, according to updated industrial pollution country profiles published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The 33 profiles of the member countries of the EEA (EEA-33) give an updated snapshot of sources of industrial pollution across Europe. ...

  • Reducing air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans would save thousands of lives annually

    Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive into national law). The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on political leaders to put the countries on track for swift and ...

  • ABB emissions reductions beat expectations in Switzerland

    When Switzerland agreed to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent in the two decades through 2010, ABB set out to meet the same goal in its local operations. Part five of our series on saving energy in our own facilities shows that the actual savings achieved have been more than five times bigger. ABB's CO2 emissions in Switzerland have been reduced by about 55 percent, or 10,000 tons per ...


    By ABB

  • China and India nullify global reduction in CO2 emissions

    Despite the continued economic crisis, global emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, have remained constant in 2009, as strong increases in CO2 emissions from fast-growing developing countries, such as China and India, have completely nullified CO2 emission reductions in the industrialized world. According to calculations in the report "No growth in total global CO2 emissions in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • GCG releases comprehensive report on GHG emission reductions

    The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), Canada's national industry association for ground source heat pump technology, has released a research report entitled 'Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of various residential heating systems in the Canadian provinces'. The document was released during the 5th Annual Renewable Energy Conference 2010 'Powering Investments' in Halifax, Nova ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • BIR symbolically contributes to reduction of CO2 emissions

    On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the Bureau of International Recycling BIR, the world federation of recycling industries, sponsored the plantation of 3,500 oak trees in the Sonien forest, a 4,420-hectar forest that stretches along the south-eastern part of Brussels, Belgium. In the presence of BIR President Dominique Maguin (FRA), the organisation’s past Treasurer Anthony P. Bird (GBR) ...

  • UK urges Europe on 50% ambition on emissions reductions

    Today, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey challenged Europe to set their emissions reduction target to 50% by 2030 on 1990 levels as part of an ambitious global deal to tackle climate change in 2015. The decarbonisation of the EU economy is fundamental to tackling climate change, whilst ensuring that all sources of power generation play an important role in this ...

  • Canada can meet it’s emission reduction targets

    Canada could meet its international climate change commitment by using readily available made-in-Canada solutions concludes a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation. The report, Building on the best: Keeping Canada’s climate promise, used analysis by Navius Research to examine ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Timberland achieves industry-leading emissions reduction

    The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL), an outdoor footwear and apparel company and environmental steward, today announced that it has achieved an industry-leading 38 percent absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as of the end of 2010. In 2006, Timberland established a five-year, 50 percent reduction ...

  • The European Investment Bank supporting emissions reduction in Russia

    The loan is the first to be extended by the EIB in Russian roubles and it be used to finance the installation of three new combined heat and power gas turbine units, which will increase electricity and heat production and bring environmental and energy efficiency performance into line with best practice. This loan reflects the European Unions prioritisation and commitment to climate change ...


    By Climate Action

  • Masdar signs carbon emission reduction project with

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-billion dollar renewable energy and clean technology initiative, and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) today signed an agreement to monetize the emission reduction associated with carbon dioxide capture and recycling at GPIC’s fertilizer facility in Bahrain, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The project, which will capture carbon ...


    By MASDAR

  • EPA Seeks Additional Toxic Emissions Reductions

    To provide incentives for reduced air toxic emissions, EPA is proposing to amend what are known as the 'General Provisions' to its air toxics standards. The proposed amendment would encourage industrial facilities to reduce air toxics emissions so they are no longer considered a 'major source' of air pollution. Major sources have the potential to emit more than 10 tons per year of a single toxic ...

  • Canada’s 2020 emissions reduction target won’t be reached

    Canada likely will not achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target with the suite of policies and programs currently being implemented. This is the main conclusion of the 2011 analysis by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) of the latest Government of Canada Kyoto Implementation Plan, published on June 2, 2011 pursuant to the 2007 Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • GCG releases comprehensive report on GHG emission reductions

    The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition has released a comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of various residential heating ...

  • New Zealand releases 2012 emissions reduction plan

    Agencies in the core public service have released their carbon emissions inventories and carbon reduction plans as the first step in New Zealand's internationally ground-breaking Carbon Neutral Public Service programme, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced. 'Responsibility for developing a more sustainable nation needs to be shared by everyone. That is why the Labour-led government, ...


    By New Zealand Government

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