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2011-09-19 20:46:52

To cost-effectively protect the climate, not only an emissions trading scheme but also financial support for new technologies is needed. Economising on targeted funding, for example for renewable energies, makes climate protection more expensive — as scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now calculated for the first time, using a complex computer simulation that spans the entire 21st century. Without funding, energy technologies with high cost reduction...

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...

2011-02-22 16:41:08

Although policymakers believe the regressiveness of pollution taxes can be offset by returning revenue to the low paid through a reduced labor tax, that approach may not work, and also could have the unintended consequence of shrinking some workers' overall real net wages, according to research by a University of Illinois energy policy expert. Don Fullerton, a finance professor and former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, says that using revenue from pollution taxes...

2011-02-01 01:00:00

BERLIN, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and Climate Strategies announced the results of a study on the impact of the EU ETS on low-carbon investment. EU ETS captures companies' attention, contributes to clarity for strategic decision-making, and is part of the enabling environment for low-carbon investments. The study suggests improvements such as increasing stringency, limiting CDM use, changes in international financial reporting standards, and...

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2010-12-31 06:20:00

President Barack Obama and his administration will enter 2011 pushing for new regulations and diplomacy to fight climate change, but will have to deal with stiff challenges from opponents, according to AFP reports. The year ends with moderate progress toward a global deal on climate change during the UN-led summit in Cancun, Mexico, where top carbon emitters such as the United States and China finally agreed to move forward. But US supporters of the deal had their hopes crushed, when a...

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2010-12-18 07:38:31

California has approved an extensive carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions. State regulators passed a "cap-and-trade" framework that allows companies to buy and sell permits, giving them an incentive to emit fewer gases. The goal is to create the second-largest market in the field. State officials hope that the scheme will become a trend through the U.S., but opponents say that it may harm California's growth and lead to higher electricity prices. California's Air...

2010-09-20 06:00:00

Clean Cookstoves: Changing the Energy Paradigm in Kenya MONUMENT, Colo., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Josie Noah, Commitments Senior Associate, Environment & Energy for the Clinton Global Initiative announced that The Paradigm Project was selected as representing "an exemplary approach to addressing challenges in Environment and Energy." Paradigm, a first year member of the Clinton Global Initiative, was selected from a large pool of contenders in the their category. Neil...

2010-08-26 09:12:00

TORONTO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Canada can forge ahead with its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading system, while limiting the risks of getting too far out of step with the United States, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In Better Together? The Implications of Linking Canada - US Greenhouse Gas Policies, economists Dave Sawyer and Carolyn Fischer suggest that a policy of "go it alone," with prices on emissions that are similar to those of the US, based on...

2010-07-01 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan could face declines in gross state product, employment, industrial output, state budget revenues and household income if federal climate change legislation is enacted, according to a new study by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF). Higher energy costs resulting from proposed mandatory carbon emission reductions, energy efficiency mandates and renewable portfolio standards (RPS) that have already passed the U.S. House of...

2010-06-22 23:01:00

New analysis by Harvard economist shows EU carbon market costly, ineffective WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as the Senate contemplates whether now is the time to act on climate proposals, the U.S. Climate Task Force released a new analysis of how Europe's cap-and-trade program has worked in practice. The report, "Europe's Emissions Trading System," by Harvard economist and international trade expert Richard Cooper, details how this approach has produced substantial...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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