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2009-02-26 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Even before passage of the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 -- Minnesota's aggressive, nation-leading environmental policy -- Minnesota was experiencing greenhouse gas reductions. A recently released report from the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shows that greenhouse gas emissions were already declining between 2005 and 2006, prior to adoption of the 2007 legislative mandates. "We are already making...

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2009-02-04 06:15:00

Although Congress is fighting through a massive economic stimulus bill on Capitol Hill, the Senate's top environmental lawmaker said climate change legislation is not far off and could happen within weeks, not months. "We are not sitting back and waiting for some magic moment," said Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. "We're ready to go." Boxer spearheaded carbon-capping legislation, and brought it to the Senate floor last year....

2009-01-28 16:27:00

The European Union is calling on developed nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020, officials said Wednesday. The EU is asking all but the poorest developing countries to limit growth in their collective emissions, the EU Observer reported Wednesday. The European Commission proposal includes plans to create a carbon market with wealthy nations by 2015. The plan calls for poorer countries to be added to the market by 2020. The current EU emissions trading system allows...

2009-01-22 11:31:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brattle Group has assessed the likely extent and potential impact of CO2 price volatility on carbon abatement investments and recommends strategies to reduce volatility to protect consumers and investors. In the discussion paper "CO2 Price Volatility: Consequences and Cures," economists Metin Celebi and Frank Graves evaluate current U.S. climate policy proposals that involve a cap and trade mechanism with increasingly tight caps on carbon...

2009-01-15 08:30:00

Climate Task Force supports carbon tax as best policy to reduce nation's greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Robert J. Shapiro, U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) co-founder and former economic advisor to President Bill Clinton, along with Dr. Elaine C. Kamarck, CTF co-founder and former domestic policy advisor to Al Gore, issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Climate Action Partnership's misguided endorsement of an...

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2009-01-06 09:35:00

A new way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and tackle climate change had been unveiled by leading economists. Under the proposals, companies would buy what are in effect permits to pollute, but the price of those permits would be controlled because the government would retain enough, at a fixed price, to stop the cost increasing above that level. The economists, whose work is published Tuesday Jan, 6 along with two other research papers, say it could appeal to supporters of a carbon tax and...

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2008-12-17 13:33:46

The European Union on Wednesday agreed to a package of bills to enable EU governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020. European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said he looks forward to the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of President-elect Barack Obama's term. "Happily Bush is going," said Dimas. "Everybody knows what Mr. Obama has set as priorities -- energy security and climate change." World leaders will meet in Copenhagen next December to...

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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...

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2008-12-12 13:53:21

Europe created the world's strongest contract to fight global warming Friday, after aiding several European states in paying for alterations that will penalize heavily polluters. The widespread economic predicament had posed a problem to the European Union's ideas to reduce carbon dioxide by a fifth in 2020, but innumerable compromises let them pinpoint an overall deal among criticism from environmentalists. "This is quite historic," said French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "You will not find...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

Initiatives Provide Opportunity for Green Jobs, Energy Independence, Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elected local officials from across the Metropolitan Washington region gathered today at the National Press Club to showcase the region's successes on energy and climate solutions and called on President-elect Obama and the incoming Congress to invest stimulus dollars in local climate action as a quick and effective way to create new green jobs, revitalize the economy...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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