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- A surge of new plastic production is on the wayMajor oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output.
- Telecommuting has benefits, but here's why employers aren't more flexibleOne of the benefits is getting workers off the road.
- Episode 203: Conversations about the State of Green BusinessPlus, an interview with John Schulz, director of sustainability integration at AT&T, and outtakes from the State of Green Business webcast.
- How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answersA database of practical tools, case studies, state and regional action plans, and other resources offers lessons on building resiliency.
- Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fundBold new commitment will see the tech giant charge an internal carbon fee not just on emissions from its direct operations, but on those of its supply chain.
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There is much concern at the present time about the increasing addition of green house gases to the earth’s atmosphere. A prominent greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide. This gas is produced when fossil fuels are burnt to produce energy for driving our automobiles or for producing electricity in power plants. It is believed that increasing addition of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere will result in adverse changes to the earth’s climate such as global warming to the extent that many presently inhabited areas of our planet will become inhabitable. Continue reading
The European Commission adopted a decision confirming provisional findings that average CO2 emissions from new cars in the EU dropped by 3.3% last year. This decision is based on emissions data gathered by the European Environment Agency and verified by car manufacturers.
The average CO2 emissions for the 12.8 million new cars registered in the EU in 2011 was 135.7 grams per kilometre. This is a drop of 4.6g CO2/km compared to 2010 and confirms that car manufacturers are on track to reach the 2015 target of 130g CO2/km. Continue reading
The European Union will maintain its carbon tax imposed on airlines operating in its airspace, despite retaliatory trade measures by China.
As long as an international policy on carbon emissions by airlines is not found, the “EU will stick to its own ETS system”. The carbon tax imposed on airlines by the European Union came into effect on January 1, but carriers will begin receiving bills only in 2013 after this year’s carbon emissions have been assessed. Continue reading
(BRUSSELS) – Europe and the United States headed for confrontation Wednesday after the EU won key legal backing for its proposal to slap carbon emissions charges on all airlines in its airspace from January 1.
The European Union’s top court threw out a bid by US and Canadian airlines to block the introduction of the scheme in a ruling that was warmly welcomed by the bloc but triggered an angry response from Washington. Continue reading