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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Carbon Emissions’

Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Prospects for an early international agreement to tackle climate change have suffered a major setback, as a US plan to cut carbon emissions descended into partisan bickering. Senior American political figures had promised to introduce a “cap and trade” energy bill today, paving the way for the kind of substantial international talks that failed to […]

Britain to fund four clean coal trials

Britain to fund four clean coal trials

Britain will fund up to four large-scale demonstration projects to limit climate-warming carbon emissions from coal plants, through a levy on electricity bills, the government said on Monday. The statement filled out details on plans announced in April, saying no new coal plants could be built in Britain without fitting technology to trap and bury […]

Welcome to the age of the eco-martyr. God help us

Welcome to the age of the eco-martyr. God help us

Nothing will harm climate change campaigners as much as a judge decreeing that the green movement is a faith. Following Mr Justice Burton’s ruling that green beliefs should enjoy the same protection as religious ones, many committed recyclers will have been wondering how green you have to be to become unsackable. Would buying Duchy Originals […]

MPs to grill Turner and Miliband over carbon targets

MPs to grill Turner and Miliband over carbon targets

Environmental Audit Committee expected to question Committee on Climate Change’s use of “shockingly optimistic” scientific models. The government and the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) can today expect to face a grilling at the hands of MPs over the scientific credibility of the emission reductions recommended in its proposed carbon budgets. CCC chairman Lord Turner, […]

350.org climate actions sweeps world

350.org climate actions sweeps world

More than 175 different climate change actions took place across Australia on October 24. The protests were part of the 350.org international day of climate action. Leading climate scientists say the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide must be drawn down below 350 parts per million to ensure a safe climate. But today, it has reached […]

Renewables targets will hinder decarbonisation, warn business leaders

Renewables targets will hinder decarbonisation, warn business leaders

Delegates at CBI conference argue renewable energy targets are unlikely to be met, forcing the UK to increase reliance on gas The government yesterday came under fire from business leaders for sticking with its “ludicrous” target to source 32 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Earlier this year, a CBI-commissioned report […]

Advanced biofuels will stoke global warming: study

Advanced biofuels will stoke global warming: study

A new generation of biofuels, meant to be a low-carbon alternative, will on average emit more carbon dioxide than burning gasoline over the next few decades, a study published in Science found on Thursday. Governments and companies are pouring billions of research dollars into advanced fuels made from wood and grass, meant to cut carbon […]

Is threat of regulation delaying offset action?

Is threat of regulation delaying offset action?

Lisa Ashford of EcoSecurities argues that, while some new carbon regulations fail to recognise carbon offsets, that should not discourage firms from undertaking offset programmes If companies believe that they will be caught in a regulatory trap and obligated to measure and reduce their emissions in the near future, will that prompt them to take […]

Europe Wrangles Over Carbon Emissions Quotas

Europe Wrangles Over Carbon Emissions Quotas

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France, Italy and several other European Union countries weighed their chances of haggling up their EU carbon emissions quotas on Thursday, one day after Poland and Estonia successfully challenged theirs in court. The two east European countries won their appeal on Wednesday for more generous caps on industrial emissions in the Emissions […]

Carbon Emissions Fall With Global Downturn: Report

Carbon Emissions Fall With Global Downturn: Report

LONDON (AFP) – Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen thanks to the global downturn, handing the world a chance to move away from high-carbon growth, a report said Monday, citing an International Energy Agency study. The unpublished IEA study found carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels had dropped significantly this year — further than in any […]

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