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  • Carbon capture and storage – It’s time for a reality check, say Canadian researchers

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been hailed as a 'silver bullet' for the coal industry. According to the World Resources Institute, there is a need for CCS. But the lack of a regulatory framework governing carbon emissions is making it difficult for industry to invest in the development and implementation of major, new technologies. A similar concern has been expressed in Canada. Lack of a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Blue Carbon Report: Healthy oceans are important

    The Blue Carbon report, compiled in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), puts some hard figures on the carbon capturing potential of the marine environment and on the impact of marine degradation on climate change. It also outlines the way markets might begin paying developing countries ...

  • We can meet our low carbon energy goals

    Meeting our low carbon energy targets is a big job but the technologies exist to get the job done. Viewpoint from James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust. From the ongoing squabbling over energy you might think that meeting our energy targets was impossible. It's certainly a big job. And we have been slow to get things going as Ofgem's recent analysis of UK energy supply has made clear. But the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Dirtiest 30 Power Plants Spew 10 Percent of Europe`s Carbon

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The 30 dirtiest power stations in Europe were responsible for 10 percent of all European Union emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in 2006, finds a new analysis issued Thursday by the global conservation group WWF. The title of dirtiest power stations goes to Greece's Agios Dimitrios and Kardia, owned by DEH, the Public Power Corporation ...

  • Energy department announces new mapping initiative to advance North American carbon storage efforts

    Today, the Energy Department joined with partners from Canada and Mexico to release the first-ever atlas mapping the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America.  According to the newly released North American Carbon Storage Atlas (NACSA), there is at least 500 years of geologic storage for carbon dioxide emissions in North America.  These areas could be used for storing ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • E.ON Climate & Renewables signs its first carbon sourcing partnership in China with Dongjiang Environmental

    E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) and Dongjiang Environmental have entered a partnership on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in China. In this partnership, Dongjiang Environmental will install and operate methane recovery systems on landfill sites, while EC&R will purchase the resulting carbon credits (CER) and offer access to technical expertise in landfill gas capture and ...


    By E.ON AG

  • The role of energy innovation in helping the UK to meet its low carbon and energy security goals

    Thank you Paul. Innovation is absolutely crucial to achieve this Coalition Government’s energy goals. But innovation isn’t just at the heart of my department’s agenda. Driving innovation throughout the UK economy is at the very heart of the Coalition’s Long Term Economic Plan. The UK has many strength’s in this area and we are delivering some very exciting ...

  • Microsoft taxes itself - will it be enough to drive change?

    This week, Microsoft is announcing an unusual initiative that it hopes will change how the company operates: an internal fee on carbon. Starting July 1st - the beginning of the company's fiscal year 2013 - the software giant will charge all of its 100-plus global offices and datacenters a fee for every ton of carbon they produce (mostly from plugging into the electric grid, so-called "indirect" ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • MSA Develops Industrial Hard Hat Made from Sugarcane

    Pittsburgh-based safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA) is the largest producer of industrial hard hats in North America and other regions of the world.  But that dominance hasn't diminished the company's appetite to innovate and find ways to improve a relatively common product worn every day by construction ...

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