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Better Buildings Best Way to Cut Carbon

A North American organization of energy experts issued a report that found that building more green buildings is the best way to cut carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), one of the major contributors to global warming. In fact, green buildings could cut emissions more deeply, quickly and more cheaply than any other global warming mitigation effort. […]

March 17th

Measuring Solar’s Total Impact

Renewable energy generates clean power, and the fuel is often free: There’s no cost to make the wind blow or the sun shine. But just as many people advocate for considering the full cost of fossil fuels in the price of electricity (the cost of the pollution, mining, etc), so too must the full cost […]

February 25th

B of A to Consider CO2 Liability

Bank of America may name carbon dioxide (CO2) – a major contributor to global warming – a potential liability when it considers financing utility sector projects. Chief executive Ken Lewis has also called for a national cap-and-trade policy at the 2008 Emerging Issues Forum. You can listen to Lewis’ remarks to the forum here.

February 20th

Bay Area May Charge Businesses for Global Warming

For perhaps the first time ever, U.S. businesses could be fined based on the amount of global warming pollution they emit. The Bay Area Quality Air Management District in San Fransisco has proposed a fine of 4.2 cents per metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) on every power plant, factory and even small business. CO2 […]

February 11th

EU Debates Renewable Energy Goals

The European Commission has unveiled a plan to cut global warming emissions one-fifth in the next twelve years, and it requires the 27 European Union (EU) countries to have specific emissions targets. If successful, the plan would cut emissions 20 percent by 2020, based on 1990 emission levels. Some countries are better suited to invest […]

January 28th

Virgin Expands to China

Billionaire Richard Branson has been an outspoken proponent of innovative global warming solutions. And he’s put his money where his mouth is, like using fuel efficient jets or trains that run on biofuels. Now he’s planning a company in China to help the burgeoning nation develop clean technologies and slash emissions. China’s sheer size, rapid […]

January 23rd

Florida Considers Carbon Control

Florida Governor Charlie Crist (R) signed an executive order last summer to develop a carbon market in the state, and has been making other good strides in the renewable energy department. Now, the governor, lawmakers, and Florida-based companies are debating the two main methods of carbon control: A carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system. A […]

January 22nd

Climate Change Must Factor into UK Policy Decisions

The U.K. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has ordered UK ministers to factor in climate change consequences for all policy and financial decisions related to transportation, construction, energy, housing and planning. To do this, carbon dioxide (CO2) – a major contributor to global warming – has been assigned a “shadow price” that government officials will have […]

December 31st