Environment Management Newsletter
January 15, 2009

This Week�s Featured News Stories
Analyst: World carbon market doubles in 2008
Further evidence emerged this week backing up predictions that the carbon market will shrug off the worst of the economic downturn, as Point Carbon became the latest analyst firm to confirm that the global carbon market enjoyed record growth throughout 2008. According to the latest figures from the company, the global carbon market doubled in size to EUR 92bn (US$125bn) last year, while traded volumes soared 83 per cent year-on-year to 4.9 giga tonnes of carbon. The release of the research comes just days after rival analyst firm New Carbon Finance reported that the global carbon market almost ...
Two Google searches equivalent to boiling a kettle, says scientist
A Harvard University physicist has claimed that every Google search uses half the energy it takes to boil a kettle � around seven grams of CO2. The claims are made in research that is not yet peer-reviewed but has been submitted for publication to the US Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Alex Wissner-Gross told The Sunday Times that Google operates a number of data centres which consume a huge amount of power and servers all over the world are often used for a single search. `Google is very efficient but its primary concern is to make searches fast and that means they have a lot ...
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