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  • Big business, investors urge tough climate action

    Investors controlling tens of trillions of dollars have asked policymakers to write better and clearer rules, in order to enable the transition to a low carbon economy. They have signed a statement entitled Investment Grade Climate-Change Policy, which was commissioned by three global Institutional Investors Groups and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative. This statement ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • World oil supply: peak or not peak?

    (90-95% probability of recovery), Probable (50%) or Possible Reserves (5-10%) has heightened uncertainty and added impetus to the arguments of Peak Oil theorists and proponents.  Taken together with the sharp and sustained oil price rise, rapid industrial growth in places like China, India and other large developing countries, the rapid rise to political prominence of climate change mitigation ...

  • EPA and Federal Environmental Executive Honor Federal Electronics Stewardship Efforts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) Awards. The 2012 FEC Awards are being given to 33 federal facilities from ten different federal agencies. The activities of the winners resulted in $7.8 million savings in FY2011 and greenhouse gas emissions ...

  • State Air Pollution Officials Urge National Climate Law

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - The professional association of state and local air pollution control officials this week took aim at global warming. At its spring membership meeting in Louisville, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies formally adopted a statement calling on Congress to 'promptly enact a mandatory economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction program with quantifiable ...

  • Webinar on Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management

    - INVITATION - Currently, drained peatlands for agriculture and forestry are the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) in the Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use sector. Join over 120 colleagues working on peatlands and climate change mitigation from all over the world, and enrol now for the webinar 'Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management', organised by FAO, through ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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 ...

  • Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico`s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

    “We warmly welcome the announcement by the Government of Mexico on new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The commitment Mexico has made today sends a strong signal of Mexico’s determination to do its share in helping the world reduce emissions globally; it stands as an example for countries around the world to follow as they undertake ambitious goals to combat climate change ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The European climate and energy package for 2030: is it adequate?

    On Wednesday 22 January, the European Commission published a new climate target for 2030: a reduction in greenhouse gases of 40%, relative to 1990 levels. This target is to be achieved domestically, which means without possible reductions elsewhere in the world financed by the EU. According to a PBL study, if the EU was to contribute in accordance with its economic strength to limiting global ...

  • New Bio-based Outlook: low fossil energy prices obstruct positive effect of bioeconomy

    The transition from a fossil-based economy to a bioeconomy contributes to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, to meet our greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and strengthen the Dutch economy. This macroeconomic assessment of large-scale deployment of biomass to 2030 shows that a bioeconomy can positively contribute to the Dutch economy, contributes to achieving the emission reduction ...

  • New faces affecting recycling sector at European Commission

    Innovation in recycling could get a boost with the planned appointment of Slovenia’s Janez Potoènik as the next European Union environment commissioner. Assuming he is confirmed in the position by the European Parliament, he should start work late January. Potoènik, a scientist, is currently EU research commissioner, where he has developed a reputation for efficiency and promoting cutting edge ...

  • Raytheon receives national Climate Leadership Award

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a Climate Leadership Award in recognition of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and achieving its reduction goal ahead of schedule. The Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Award for Goal Achievement was recently awarded to Raytheon by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for ...


    By Raytheon

  • Lockheed Martin Receives 2013 Climate Leadership Award From The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) the Climate Leadership Award for its exemplary commitment and dedication to responding to climate change. Lockheed Martin received the award in the Goal Setting Certificate category for publicly reporting and setting aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. The Climate Leadership Awards program ...


    By Lockheed Martin

  • Biothermica Sells 325 000 Carbon Credits to the Government of Luxemburg

    First Trade of Carbon Credits: Biothermica Energy Inc Sells 325,000 Carbon Credits to Luxemburg, Credits Generated by a Landfill Project in Latin America. Montreal: Evolution Markets Inc. announces today it has brokered a trade of carbon reduction credits under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) between the Government of Luxembourg and Biothermica Energy Inc. The sale ...

  • “STATE OF THE CARBON MARKET 2006` - New report to be released at Carbon Expo shows dramatic growth in carbon market

    A new report from the World Bank and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) highlighting the trends of the global market for carbon emissions trading will be released during CARBON EXPO in Cologne, Germany, on May 10th. Carbon Expo is the largest carbon fair in the world, with more than 2000 representatives from governments, business, and civil society organizations involved in ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • USPTO Expands Green Technology Pilot Program

    On October 20, 2010, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it is seeking comment on its expansion of the Green Technology Pilot Program. 75 Fed. Reg. 64692. USPTO implemented the Pilot Program on December 8, 2009, permitting patent applications pertaining to green technologies, including greenhouse gas reduction, to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed ...


    By Acta Group

  • Taxonomy: Bioenergy Europe welcomes the inclusion of bioenergy as an environmentally friendly economic sector, but consistency is necessary.

    Brussels, 13 March 2020 – Yesterday, the European Commission officially presented the Taxonomy: final report of the technical expert group on sustainable finance. This report sets the performance thresholds for economic activities to help identify the ones considered environmentally friendly and ultimately supports the growth of low carbon sectors. The final report acknowledges the ...


    By Bioenergy Europe

  • USPTO Expands Green Technology Pilot Program

    On October 20, 2010, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it is seeking comment on its expansion of the Green Technology Pilot Program. USPTO implemented the Pilot Program on December 8, 2009, permitting patent applications pertaining to green technologies, including greenhouse gas reduction, to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed earlier. USPTO intends ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • USPTO expands green technology pilot program

    On October 20, 2010, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it is seeking comment on its expansion of the Green Technology Pilot Program. 75 Fed. Reg. 64692. USPTO implemented the Pilot Program on December 8, 2009, permitting patent applications pertaining to green technologies, including greenhouse gas reduction, to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed ...


    By Acta Group

  • EU Carbon Market Reform needed to improve efficiency

    The Government is backing stronger reforms to make the EU Emissions Trading System work more efficiently and stimulate investment in low-carbon technologies, it has been announced today. The UK believes a Market Stability Reserve will help Europe meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction obligations more cost effectively through the EU ETS. Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey ...

  • IETA`s Report: Carbon market sentiment took a knock after Copenhagen. One year on, our survey suggest that sentiment is recovering slowly.

    The IETA annual GHG market sentiment report, released at the start of Carbon Expo 2011 in Barcelona, shows that traders views are only slightly more positive than last year. Opinion is divided on whether Cancun had a positive impact on the carbon markets. Some piecemeal progress is expected in Durban, but not the implementation of legally-binding emissions targets Future carbon credit prices ...


    By Fira de Barcelona

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