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2010-02-10 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has submitted its Project Design Document (PDD) for VCS Validation with TUV SUD Carbon Management Service, in Germany, for its Phase I Warmian-Masurian, Poland Afforestation Project (the "Project") The Project consists of 932.51 hectares of private lands, of which 4,084,972 trees were planted on 671.12 hectares. The Project land was...

2010-02-09 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As the fashion world turns its attention to the Tents at Bryant Park, this year marks the first time that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City will be a completely carbon neutral event. In an initiative underwritten by leading carton packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak, and supported by Tetra Pak's customer and natural beverage supplier O.N.E.(TM) Natural Experience, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be using a combination of emission reduction...

2010-02-04 13:17:00

The Formation of PBI and the proposed Venture VANCOUVER, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") (http://www.carbonfriendly.com) is pleased to announce that the Company has, subject to prior TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") approval to certain provisions thereof, recently formed and incorporated Pacific Briquetters Inc. ("PBI"), a non-reporting British Columbia company, for the present and proposed purpose of...

2010-02-01 12:48:36

Well-designed plantations can mitigate social, economic and environmental pressures Not all plantations need to be the biological deserts that have come to characterize large-scale, industrial plantations. According to scientists in a paper out in February's issue of the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, well-planned plantations can actually alleviate some of the social, economic and ecological burden currently being placed on natural forests. In addition, these biologically...

2010-01-27 16:39:16

CORVALLIS, Ore. "“ A recent study at Oregon State University indicates that some past approaches to calculating the impacts of forest fires have grossly overestimated the number of live trees that burn up and the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result. The research was done on the Metolius River Watershed in the central Oregon Cascade Range, where about one-third "“ or 100,000 acres "“ of the area burned in four large fires in 2002-03. Although...

2010-01-26 16:21:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its participation in the recently published Ecosystem Marketplace report titled "State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2009", which surveyed 100 market participants, 65 of whom develop forest protection and restoration projects. Ecosystem Marketplace is a leading source of news, data, and analytics on markets and payments for ecosystem services...

2010-01-21 10:50:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the purchase of 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions offsets as part of its sustainability efforts and its ongoing commitment to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The offsets are generated by capturing and combusting methane at a wastewater treatment facility in Texas. The methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is 21 times more damaging than carbon dioxide, would have...

2010-01-19 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK), the global leader in asset management and securities servicing, announced today that it will purchase 1.125 million Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs, from NextEra Energy Resources as part of a five-year investment in alternative energy. BNY Mellon's investment is equivalent to 225 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, or 75 percent of the company's projected U.S. electric utility use in 2010. As a result of BNY...

2010-01-15 20:26:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoSpi (OTC Bulletin Board: ISPI) are to create a Green Hedge Fund to provide further investment for the company's growth in the coming years. "Taking carbon credit trading to a new level" is how CEO Chris Hamilton views this decision. "Funding change is the fundamental ethos behind this program." As controlling and ultimately reducing Carbon Emissions feature so highly on the agenda of every Government, the demand for Carbon Offset...

2010-01-12 19:14:46

Would you pay more for certain products to save the planet? That's the question behind the burgeoning carbon-offset industry "” proponents pay more money for carbon-producing activities (such as flying), with the idea that the carbon emissions will be balanced out by funding for alternative energy sources. At the same time, economists and climate scientists agree that a carbon tax would be the most effective means through which the U.S. could lower carbon emissions and pay for...