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2014-04-10 12:22:56

Company's carbon capture technology performance significantly exceeds conventional technology in industrial testing; project ready for field pilot phase TSX-V: CSTOutstanding Shares: 79,687,836 QUEBEC CITY, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - CO(2) Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST), a leading innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced that it has exceeded the second set of technical performance milestones for its oil sands project. CO(2) Solutions patented...

2014-04-09 12:22:40

Renewable Energy Projects Eliminated More Than 13,000 Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Last Year RACINE, Wis., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced that its innovative use of renewable energy in Indonesia cut more than 13,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions last year. Using waste products as an energy source, the company's innovative use of biofuels at its Medan and Surabaya facilities demonstrates the company's commitment to minimizing its environmental footprint...

2014-04-07 11:00:15

Despite climate change, most polluters still pay little or nothing when they release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 'A cost of USD 0.15 per kilo CO2 would be enough to solve the whole climate change problem', says Thomas Sterner, professor of environmental economics at the University of Gothenburg. Sterner is the only Swedish researcher to serve as a coordinating lead author of a new report that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will present next week. The third part of...

2014-03-31 23:29:56

The Biochar Company and Biochar Solutions Inc. today announced the merger of their companies; two of the nation’s premier biochar businesses. Berwyn, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Biochar Company and Biochar Solutions Inc. today announced the merger of their companies; two of the nation’s premier biochar businesses. “In an industry with challenging hurdles in product availability, distribution, and scalability, this merger creates a company uniquely positioned to overcome...

2014-03-31 16:21:41

Average $35 credit the result of State's program to fight climate change SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Air Resources Board today announced that millions of California households will see a credit averaging $35 on their April electricity bills thanks to a State program to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. California consumers can save even more money by investing the bill savings...

2014-03-26 12:22:26

Canada Fast-Start Financing supporting protected areas and people OTTAWA, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Parks Canada is providing its internationally recognized conservation expertise to Mexico to help maintain and restore national parks and other protected areas and inform people about climate change adaptation through a contribution of $1,015,000 under the Government of Canada's Fast-Start Financing program. Canada is contributing international leadership as well as learning more...

Mitigating Climate Change Through Livestock System Transitions
2014-02-26 08:16:51

[ Watch the Video: Changing Livestock Diets Could Help Reduce Emissions ] International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Livestock production is responsible for 12% of human-related greenhouse gas emissions, primarily coming from land use change and deforestation caused by expansion of agriculture, as well as methane released by the animals themselves, with a lesser amount coming from manure management and feed production. “There is a lot of discussion about reduction of meat...

2014-02-18 14:04:47

As a range of climate change mitigation scenarios are discussed, University of Washington researchers have found that the injection of sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and curb the effects of global warming could pose a severe threat if not maintained indefinitely and supported by strict reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new study, published today, 18 February, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, has highlighted the risks of...

2014-02-05 16:22:52

MONESSEN, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A state-based study showing that increasing energy costs are straining the budgets of lower and middle-income Pennsylvanians underlines the need to examine the factors that are driving up costs and compromising the reliability of the electric supply, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance said today. Alliance CEO John Pippy, reacting to a study commissioned by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, reiterated his call for legislative...

2014-01-27 20:21:07

Analysis Pegged to WEF Risk Categories Indicates the World Got Less Risky in 2013 BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Light® marked the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, concluded this weekend in Davos, Switzerland, with the release of the Northern Light's Global Risk Index (GRI). This index, based on an analysis of WEF's 50 global risk categories, shows that overall the world is getting less risky, at least for now. Using the first quarter of 2012 as the...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.