Tag: CO2

White House on Target Heading into Copenhagen

Written by | December 4th, 2009

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I recently published a blog post at the National Journal’s Energy and Environment Expert Blog concerning the Obama administration’s recently announced targets for short-term greenhouse gas emissions targets in the run-up to the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen. Below is an excerpt from that post. You can read my entire response at the National […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2009

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We’re all over the map today — from Bangladesh to London, Borneo to France (and the omnipresent Google), Cool Green Morning covers the globe to bring you the top green links of the day.  What’s a low-carbon zone? And how will such zones help London reduce it’s overall carbon output? Environmental Leader explains the new system, which should help […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2009

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Cool Green Morning, defined: 1) We find the most interesting 5 green links every weekday morning. 2) You look at them. What could be easier? Begin your half of the bargain below… Adapting to climate change will cost the world at least $100 billion per year by 2030, according to a new estimate by former […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 29

Written by | June 29th, 2009

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You’ve heard the news already, haven’t you? The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) narrowly passed the House on Friday. While the bill still has a long way to go, let’s take a moment to celebrate…… Of course, the blogosphere waits for no one, so now on to this morning’s round-up of Cool Green News. Speaking of […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2009

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In the last issue of Nature Conservancy magazine, writer Madeline Bodin reported on white-nose syndrome in bats. Unfortunately, as today’s lead story shows, the situation is getting worse. Read on to learn more… and check out all of today’s top news stories from the enviro-web. The U.S. Forest Service has ordered thousands of bat caves closed due to deadly white-nose syndrome, and […]

Taking Energy Production to the Woodshed

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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When discussing renewable energy, you’re likely to hear a lot about wind, solar, geothermal and even hydropower. Heck, you’re likely to see the conversation turn to nuclear power (not renewable, by the way) before anyone mentions one of our oldest and humblest renewable sources of energy – wood. But the good old American log – […]

How Much for a Ton of Carbon?

Written by | February 26th, 2009

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This post is written and contributed by Emily Manley, marketing specialist with The Nature Conservancy in New York. A dollar won’t get you very far these days. But if you have $3.38 in your pocket, well, you can buy a whole ton of carbon on the RGGI auction block. RGGI, pronounced “Reggie,” stands for the Regional […]

Everybody Stop Googling!

Written by | January 12th, 2009

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The big news around the green-tech blogosphere today are the results of a new study by Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross, which finds that two searches on Google produces about as much CO2 as boiling a kettle of tea. Shock and dismay! Wait, what the heck does that actually mean? What it means is that, if […]

Cool Green Morning: December 24, 2008

Written by | December 24th, 2008

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Merry Christmas Eve! Here’s what’s hot in the green blogosphere this morning: The plunge in oil prices will have nasty long-term implications for oil consumers, says the Financial Times – including making it harder for hybrid vehicles to pay for themselves. (Hat tip: Environmetal Economics.) UPS delivery people are now using bicycles to get your […]

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