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2011-07-25 07:00:00

BOSTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 225 businesses - representing tens of thousands of employees around the region - issued a letter today urging New England and Mid-Atlantic governors to support and improve the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the region's market-based clean energy and efficiency program. State officials are now preparing for the 2012 Program Review required by the original RGGI agreement. "We believe strong clean energy and clean air policies...

2011-07-20 11:48:00

House Leaders Agree Scheme Is Illegal, Infringes on U.S. Sovereignty WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended House leaders for proposing a bill that declares the application of the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to aviation inconsistent with international law, and directs the Department of Transportation to prohibit U.S. carriers...

2011-07-12 07:32:00

CO(2) Solution's Technology, Patented in Australia, is Positioned to Help Australian Industries Meet New Emission Reduction Targets TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,286,136 QUEBEC CITY, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solution Inc. announced today that it commends the announcement made yesterday by the Prime Minister of Australia to impose a price on carbon dioxide (CO(2)) pollution and implement a carbon trading system. CO(2) Solution believes its breakthrough carbon...

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2011-07-11 09:30:00

The Australian government announced a new tax on carbon emissions for the worst polluters in the country, beginning in 2012.Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the tax would impose a $25 ($23 Australian) per ton penalty on offenders. The economic reform will cover nearly 500 companies, and a market-based trading plan will be announced in 2015.The move has been sharply criticized by opponents, who expect consumer prices to rise by nearly 11 percent due to the new tax. Critics argue the levy...

2011-07-07 14:05:00

CO(2) Solution's Technology Positioned to Provide Efficient Solution to Help Meet Proposed Carbon Emission Reductions TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,286,136 QUEBEC CITY, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solution Inc. announced today that it applauds the announcement made yesterday by the Government of Quebec to implement a cap and trade system in the Province to reduce carbon dioxide (CO(2)) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for climate change. CO(2)...

2011-07-06 12:49:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CityRyde, the leading bike-sharing innovator, announced today that the carbon methodology behind its revolutionary Inspire software has been validated under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), bringing to fruition the two-year development of a system that will energize bicycle sharing the world over. CityRyde has also received $345,000 in investment to bolster the company as it brings Inspire to market. With Inspire, bike-sharing programs can...

2011-07-05 09:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The air in New York just got a little cleaner. Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the purchase of 34,812 tons of greenhouse gas reduction credits from New York's largest non-hazardous solid waste facility. The credits were generated from the capture and destruction of methane, a byproduct of waste decomposition. Seneca Meadows, Inc., owns and operates the waste facility, which is located in Waterloo and manages an average of 6,000...

2011-07-05 11:52:00

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today in the European Court of Justice (ECJ), called for the European Union application of an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to be dismissed and declared illegal. The ATA, which brought the action on behalf of all of its members, said in its argument that aviation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions should be regulated on a global...

2011-06-27 15:50:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith Valliere PLLC, as lead litigation counsel, has commenced a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court challenging the legal authority of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC"), and the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority ("NYSERDA") to enter into an allegedly unconstitutional and illegal "cap and trade" program. According to the suit, New York State has collected over $320 million in unauthorized...

2011-06-11 00:00:28

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has verified the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Darkwoods carbon offset project, the first Canadian project verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has verified the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Darkwoods carbon offset project, the first Canadian carbon offset project verified to the widely recognized Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and the largest private land...