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2008-12-15 12:13:46

Australia drew scrutiny on Monday following an announcement that it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 5 to 15 percent by 2020. Critics of the new plan say it undermines the effort to reach a global agreement for carbon output levels. The Green Party referred to the new proposals as "a global embarrassment." Also, Australia plans to implement a carbon trading scheme by 2010, that will cover 75 percent of emissions and include 1,000 of the country's biggest firms, but will initially...

2008-09-11 00:00:22

By Joe Napsha Pennsylvania could gain about 86,000 jobs by investing in clean energy technologies, according to a report released Tuesday by a coalition of labor and environmental groups. The report shows that the development of wind, solar and other clean energy plants and other facilities in the state could create jobs for electricians, carpenters, computer software personnel, installers, mechanics and metal fabricators, said Bracken Hendricks, a senior fellow for the Center for...

2008-07-09 06:00:14

By Paul Wiseman RUSUTSU, Japan -- The world's richest countries agreed Tuesday to support a 50% reduction in worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 -- but environmentalists and developing countries denounced the move as a mushy compromise that would do little to stop global warming. The South African environmental minister, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, dismissed the long-term emissions goal as "an empty slogan without substance." The Group of Eight industrialized nations set the goal at...

2008-06-25 12:00:00

By THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says industry spending on greenhouse gas reduction dropped to $955 million in 2004 from $1.3 billion in 2002. The agency says the drop was due mainly to completion of a number of major emission control projects in the oil and gas sector and in the electricity generation, transmission and distribution industries. Overall, operating expenditures to cut emissions decreased 10 per cent to $576 million, while capital spending fell 41 per cent,...

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2008-06-04 12:02:09

A Japanese newspaper announced that Japan's prime minister will call for a study on how to introduce an emissions trading scheme. This comes ahead of a G8 summit meeting scheduled in July where global warming will be a key topic.A target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 60 to 80 percent by 2050 will be announced by Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. However, there is still debate over setting a target for cutting emissions by 2020 or 2030, a key demand of emerging nations in U.N.-led talks...

2007-06-04 10:26:20

CANBERRA, Australia -- Prime Minister John Howard ditched his long-standing opposition to a greenhouse gas reduction target for Australia with a pledge Sunday to set a national pollution limit next year. But critics said Howard's new stance is nothing more than a ploy to negate the environment as an issue during elections due later this year. Howard, leader of his center-right coalition government since 1996, also told an annual meeting of his ruling Liberal Party's national council that...

2006-06-29 07:50:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it will cut carbon emissions under phase two of the European Emissions Trading Scheme by nearly 3 percent from the first phase which expires next year, but admitted it will still miss its own targets. Environment Secretary David Miliband told parliament the annual quota of emissions permits between 2008 and 2012 will fall to 238 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. Earlier this year, after a long fight with the Department of Industry which wanted only...

2006-05-15 02:55:05

By Gerard Wynn BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in 2005 were 44 million tonnes below a quota of 1.829 billion tonnes under the European Union's carbon trading scheme, the European Commission said on Monday. The figures confirmed a Reuters report on Friday that most EU members undershot their limits for greenhouse gas emissions, suggesting the bloc had been far too generous in handing out permits to pollute. Top polluter Germany moved swiftly to say...

2006-05-15 02:35:00

By Gerard Wynn BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in 2005 were 44 million tonnes below a quota of 1.829 billion tonnes under the European Union's carbon trading scheme, the European Commission said on Monday. The figures confirmed a Reuters report on Friday that most EU members undershot their limits for greenhouse gas emissions, suggesting the bloc had been far too generous in handing out permits to pollute. Top polluter Germany moved swiftly to say it would...

2006-02-03 00:53:13

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee released on Thursday a "white paper" on climate change issues that must be resolved before they can introduce global warming legislation. Their staff said they see little chance of Congress passing such a bill this year. The European Union, Japan and much of the rest of the industrial world are imposing mandatory cuts on emissions linked to global warming. The Bush...


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  • A bat.
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