Parliament OKs plan to cut carbon to 5 percent below 2000 levels by 2020
Under a controversial plan passed today in the Australian parliament, Australia’s 500 biggest greenhouse gas emitters will pay $23* for every ton of carbon they emit. The carbon pricing scheme, which will go into effect next July after the (more…)
A drought that affected large areas of the Amazon rainforest in 2010 triggered the release of about 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide, more than the total annual CO2 emissions of India, according to a new study.
After combining a NASA carbon cycle simulation (more…)
Those who fly or are planning to fly to Europe nowadays will find that there is a heavy tax to pay loosely called environmental fees. European rules forcing all airlines to pay for carbon emissions are within the law, an adviser to Europe’s highest court said on Thursday (October 6), in the latest stage of a bitter battle (more…)
We can’t do it alone. And we don’t really want to.
We partner with the pros all of the time. We ask energy experts to help us with our energy assessments. We ask heating and cooling experts to help us with our Home Energy Audits. And this week, we’re partnering with a pro football team to get the word out about (more…)
Europeans believe climate change is an even greater threat than the current economic crisis, and second worldwide only to poverty, a new poll says.
A new study says the explosive growth in China’s construction sector is now driving the country’s steep increase in carbon emissions, reversing a long-term trend in which consumption and exports were the dominant factors.
According to the study, published in journal (more…)
A bipartisan panel of scientists, former government officials, and energy experts is urging the U.S. government to explore the potential benefits, costs, and risks of geoengineering schemes to slow global warming. (more…)
Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by 45 percent between 1990 and 2010, reaching a record high 33 billion tons last year, according to a report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center. The report said that increased energy efficiency, renewable energy, and nuclear power are not (more…)