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2008-07-01 18:00:21

THE UK should propose a Europe-wide freeze on coal investment for a minimum of two years to reach carbon emission targets, says a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research. The think tank says the European Union's goal of reducing emissions from the power sector and heavy industry by 21 per cent by 2020 through its emissions trading scheme is endangered by proposals for seven new coal plants in the UK. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest...

2008-06-28 03:02:23

The European Union said it has reached an agreement requiring airlines arriving or leaving EU airports to buy pollution credits to offset aircraft emissions. The requirement, which is to take effect in 2012, will include non-European carriers, the International Herald Tribune said Thursday. A spokesman for the International Air Transport Association said the costs will be passed on to consumers. At the end of the day it's the people who fly who will pay more, Anthony Concil told the...

2008-06-27 09:02:49

EU to cap airline emissions as of 2012 BRUSSELS, June 26 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) will cap airline emissions as of 2012, according to a provisional deal agreed by EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday. This will add the airline industry in 2012 to the EU's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), which sets a cap on carbon-dioxide emissions and requires those exceeding their limits to buy permits from companies that emit less. Under the deal, the total number of permits will be...

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2007-10-22 14:00:00

The proliferation of coal-burning power plants around the world may pose "the single greatest challenge" to averting dangerous climate change, an international panel of scientists reported Monday. Governments and the private sector are spending too little on research into a partial solution - technology to capture and store the carbon dioxide emissions from such plants, the group said. The study by 15 scientists from 13 nations, "Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future," was...

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2007-05-22 00:35:00

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah joined five other states and British Columbia on Monday in a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, although details on how they will do it are incomplete. Gov. Jon Huntsman signed the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative and joined other governors in criticizing the federal government for failing to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming. "We're leading the charge. We're not waiting for Washington anymore. I suspect that Congress and Washington...

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2006-08-17 00:05:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Filling up the car at the petrol station could take a few seconds longer in future -- to deduct points from your personal "greenhouse gas" ration card. Issuing every citizen with an electronic card to encourage them to reduce energy use is one of the most radical ideas for curbing reliance on fossil fuels, widely blamed for global warming. But critics say a rationing system, linked to personal financial rewards and penalties for millions of...

2006-08-02 09:39:05

By Wendy Lim and Emma Graham-Harrison HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Hong Kong and the neighboring manufacturing hub of Guangdong plan to launch an emissions trading scheme this year as part of a drive to clear their smoggy skies, a top official said on Wednesday. Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang said earlier that emissions from the city's power companies were the main cause of its air quality problems, and the trading project could help them cut back pollutants at minimal...

2006-05-20 11:02:21

ILLMITZ, Austria (Reuters) - Germany intends to stick with its 2008-2012 carbon dioxide emissions trading plan, despite the recent fall in carbon prices, Germany's environment minister said on Saturday. Carbon prices have fallen dramatically in recent weeks after data showed most companies used fewer CO2 permits in 2005 than they were given by their governments. Germany has already published details of its plan for the 2008-2012 trading period. When asked whether Germany would stick...

2006-04-11 20:04:41

By Leonard Anderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed measures on Tuesday to reduce industrial emissions of greenhouse gases but stopped short of calling for a hard cap on emissions, saying the state needs more time to decide if a cap should be imposed. The Republican governor said he supported a program to set up a mandatory system for industries to record and report their carbon emissions linked to global warming. He also backed a recommended...

2006-04-11 11:45:47

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to endorse a cap on emissions of greenhouse gases and a market-based system of incentives to help industries cut emissions, according to reports on Tuesday. Such programs are used extensively by electricity producers in Europe. They allow greenhouse gas producers who exceed emission levels to buy credits from producers who have reduced their pollutants. The Republican governor will lay out his strategy to cut...


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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