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2008-09-11 00:00:22

By Joe Napsha Pennsylvania could gain about 86,000 jobs by investing in clean energy technologies, according to a report released Tuesday by a coalition of labor and environmental groups. The report shows that the development of wind, solar and other clean energy plants and other facilities in the state could create jobs for electricians, carpenters, computer software personnel, installers, mechanics and metal fabricators, said Bracken Hendricks, a senior fellow for the Center for...

2008-09-10 15:00:17

Massey University has launched three degrees in AgriScience, AgriCommerce and Environmental Management, to meet the needs of industry and better future-proof graduates pro vice-chancellor of the College of Sciences, Robert Anderson said. Professor Anderson believed there was more opportunity for graduates of agricultural and environmental degrees than before. ''We want students to think about global issues, such as climate change, land degradation, emissions trading schemes, biosecurity...

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2008-09-10 11:45:00

New study examines tradeoff among fuel switching and emission control policies Marine vessels are no longer resting in a safe harbor. The forecast for clear skies and smooth sailing for oceanic vessels has been impeded by worldwide concerns of their significant contributions to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that impact the Earth's climate. A new study by professors James Winebrake and James Corbett examines "Emission Tradeoffs among Alternative Marine Fuels: Total Fuel Cycle...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

CEZ (Prague, Czech Republic), power company, signed a contract with the company Hunan Liang Renewable Energy Power (China) on purchase of emission credits. CEZ will buy emission credits from a planned Chinese power plant for bio-mass in the province Hunan, China. The contract's value has not been published. (c) 2008 Access Czech Republic Business Bulletin. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-19 09:01:03

Czech power generation company CEZ has signed an agreement with the Hunan Liang Renewable Energy Power Company for the purchase of emission reductions from a planned biomass power plant in China. The planned 15MW biomass power plant project in the central Chinese province of Hunan is expected to save at least 300,000 tons of CO2 by 2012. Emission reductions are sold under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). CEZ said that creating a significant portfolio of emission...

2008-07-30 09:01:00

By Walter Williams Let's face it. The average individual American has little or no clout with Congress and can be safely ignored. But it's a different story with groups such as Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy. When they speak, Congress listens. Unlike the average American, they are well organized, loaded with cash and well positioned to be a disobedient congressman's worse nightmare. Their political and economic success has been a near disaster for our...

2008-07-24 21:00:25

By Robert Hardaway The current debate over global warming has obscured a fact that should not be debatable -- namely that the planet is and has been environmentally degraded by the human footprint, particularly since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Every one-third of a second, or about the speed a machine gun fires its bullets, the planet makes room to accommodate one additional human being, who on average will spew 3.2 tons of carbon and 80,000 tons of carbon monoxide into...

2008-07-16 15:01:03

German leaders have criticized EU climate change efforts as harmful to its industries if other major greenhouse gas emitters don't also make reductions. Any success achieved in Europe would be pointless, said a Wednesday statement from the German Economy Ministry pointing to the need for commitments from other polluters such as China, India and the United States. The statement laid out strong criticisms of the package unveiled by the European Commission in January, the EU Observer reported...

2008-07-09 21:00:00

By Gary Marks AIR passengers seeking cheap flights will be able to see the exact total price if MEPs press ahead with changes to legislation. They want a more transparent system of charging flyers, who can currently see bargain deals for pounds 1 flights climb to nearer pounds 100 after taxes and airport levies. The move is part of a crackdown by MEPs to streamline the European flights market. They have also reached a deal to see all airlines flying in and out of European Union...

2008-07-02 18:00:24

A THINK tank is calling for a freeze on coal investment, including a possible project in the North East. It is warning that European targets to cut emissions of climate- change gases are under threat from a "new coal rush". The European Union's emissions trading scheme - intended to form the foundation for a global climate change agreement - could collapse if plans for new coal power plants go ahead, said the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). It called for the UK to press...


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  • To talk saucily.
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