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2014-08-22 08:22:17

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National media personality Thom Hartmann collaborated with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on CARBON, a film about climate crisis that has been released in time for the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York City on September 23. Narrated by DiCaprio, CARBON explores how governments worldwide put a price on carbon through carbon trading or carbon taxes. DiCaprio says, "97% of climate scientists agree: climate change is happening now - and...

2014-08-21 08:24:22

KARLSRUHE, Germany, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough times ahead for industrials with ETS compliance obligations, as reduced auction volumes and back-loading mean carbon prices set for sustained increase, reaching double digits by 2015 With prices hitting a 5 month high of EUR6.50 today, established energy intelligence provider ICIS Tschach predicts a sustained increase in the price of European Trading Scheme (ETS) allowances. On current trajectories, prices are...

2014-08-05 08:26:14

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNV GL is again ranked as the "best verification company" in the 2014 survey by Environmental Finance magazine, continuing its leadership position in the worldwide market for voluntary carbon offset projects and trading of carbon emissions credits. DNV GL also earned top honors in the 2013 survey. "We are delighted and grateful for this recognition," says Dave Knight, Director of USA & Canada Sustainability Services part of DNV GL Business...

2014-07-29 23:11:57

Australia canceled its deeply unpopular carbon tax that has driven up costs for industry and consumers while doing nothing for the environment, say Friends of Science, citing media reports and Australian government statements. Friends of Science approve, noting that a growing body of science shows the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, effective 1 July,...

2014-07-29 12:26:48

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today called for withdrawal of the proposed carbon rule for existing power plants and greater deployment of technology as the long-term solution to improve emissions, during testimony at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in Washington, D.C. Peabody is also offering testimony in Denver. "Using coal for electricity enables people to live longer and better and drives the lowest U.S. electricity costs for any...

2014-07-29 08:23:50

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Cities Collaborative President and CEO Denise Fairchild released the following statement on the new White House report, The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change: "We applaud the White House Council on Economic Advisers for acknowledging that the longer our nation delays acting on climate change, the more dearly we will pay - not only in purely economic terms, but also with regard to clean air and energy security -...

2014-07-28 12:21:54

The Product of a Newly Developed Agri-Centric Philanthropic Tool BOYERTOWN, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClimeCo Corporation brokered the sale of a large block of carbon reduction offsets from CF Industries Holdings, Inc., a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing, to Chevrolet. CF Industries will donate the net proceeds of $600,000 to the National FFA Foundation to support excellence in farmer education and fertilizer best management practices....

2014-07-25 10:39:15

Rights and Resources Initiative Community forests around the world hold 37.7 billion tonnes of carbon Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and protect the livelihoods of their citizens, according to a major new report. The report, called "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights...

2014-07-17 16:22:21

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) today praised the action of Australia's Parliament and Prime Minister in repealing the carbon tax, which has hurt consumers via high electricity costs and damaged the economy. "The Australia Government's reversal of the carbon tax is a lesson in leadership for the modern world," said Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce. "We encourage U.S. policymakers to take the same path and reject...

2014-07-08 12:23:20

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California business leaders are urging the state to deny requests to exempt oil companies from its successful cap and trade program. "Hundreds of California businesses have been successfully complying with the state's clean energy law - AB 32 - and the oil industry shouldn't receive a special exemption," said Susan Frank, director of the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy, which recently signed a letter to a handful of...


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.