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Climate change actions – best and worst performing countries to be awarded by Richard Branson

April 5, 2011 by

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Richard Branson recently announced new awards for the best and worst performing countries on climate change action. The British billionaire entrepreneur is the co-founder of the Carbon War Room, a non-profit organisation that promotes business solutions to climate change. These awards are being added to the high-profile Gigaton Awards to spur government action. The Gigaton […]

WCI’s GHG Cap and Trade – Will it create Clean Tech, energy security and Jobs?

January 25, 2011 by

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Western Climate Initiative has recently published its comprehensive strategy to address climate change and spur a clean energy economy. The stated targets include not only greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, but also clean technologies development, green jobs creation, energy security, betterment of public health, and significant cost savings. The primary target of the WCI strategy […]

New Mexico to become part of WCI

January 25, 2011 by

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The Environmental regulator of New Mexico, Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) has recently approved GHG cap-and-trade program. This program will allow the state to participate in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The program is scheduled to begin in 2012 and it would affect around 63 large industrial sources in New Mexico, including electricity generators and the […]

Passenger cars in Europe – Impact of CO2 policy

November 30, 2010 by

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Passenger car segment is a key contributor to the GHG emissions across the globe and it remains one of the fastest growing one, driven by the emerging markets. CO2 emissions from new passenger cars are coming under regulations across many developed markets. In the European Union, the automotive industry will have to achieve very ambitious […]

Carbon Credits from HFC projects under scanner

November 25, 2010 by

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The EU has proposed banning carbon credits linked to HFCs from its carbon program from the start of 2013. This move could limit the options available to the emitters to cut pollution costs. The regulator, European Commission aims to prohibit offsets related to hydrofluorocarbon-23 and credits from nitrous oxide in response to concern raised on […]

WCI expands – Soon to include New Mexico

November 19, 2010 by

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The Environmental regulator of New Mexico, Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) has recently approved GHG cap-and-trade program. This program will allow the state to participate in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The program is scheduled to begin in 2012 and it would affect around 63 large industrial sources in New Mexico, including electricity generators and the […]

GHG guidelines for states issued by EPA

November 18, 2010 by

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released guidelines for states to issue permits for industrial facilities that are major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These guidelines will be relevant to the states when new federal regulations take effect on January 2, 2011. These guidelines have been crafted to give states flexibility in deciding […]