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→  January 22, 2012

If developers want to cut down trees to plant vineyards in Napa County, they’ll have to offset the lost forestland by funding local projects and programs that reduce carbon emissions. That’s the upshot of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the county’s unincorporated areas the county Planning Commission unanimously approved Wednesday. It will […]

US mulls retaliation over EU aviation law →  January 7, 2012

THE Obama administration is laying the groundwork for possible retaliation in response to a European law requiring airlines to pay for carbon emissions. Discussions between key agencies have ramped up recently, although there is no consensus yet on what, if anything, the US Government should do unilaterally or in concert with other nations also upset […]

Analysis: US weighs retaliation over Europe aviation law →  January 6, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for possible retaliation in response to a European law requiring airlines to pay for carbon emissions. Discussions between key agencies have ramped up recently, although there is no consensus yet on what, if anything, the U.S. government should do unilaterally or in concert with other […]

Metrolina teams up with Chevy to reduce carbon footprint →  December 30, 2011

Metrolina teams up with Chevy to reduce carbon footprint Metrolina Greenhouses, in Huntersville, recently installed a waste-wood-burning boiler to heat the massive facility with the help of Chevrolet. The automaker is undertaking a 5-year, $40 million project to reduce carbon emissions. (Courtesy of GM) HUNTERSVILLE – Metrolina Greenhouses is turning to some Detroit muscle to […]

DHL’s Blue Dart launches “carbon neutral” shipping in India →  December 14, 2011

DHL and its Indian express courier subsidiary Blue Dart Express have launched the country’s first end-to-end “carbon neutral” service for international and domestic shipments. The service is an extension of Deutsche Post DHL’s global “GoGreen” initiative launched back in 2008. The companies said it would allow customers to pay a premium charge in order to […]

→  November 23, 2011

The province still does not have a bulletproof system in place to monitor and police the system Alberta’s biggest industrial polluters use to reduce their carbon footprints. On Tuesday, the auditor general’s office said the province’s progress in the past two years on clarifying its carbon-offset program has been unsatisfactory, because Alberta still doesn’t test […]

→  November 13, 2011

DUBAI — Carbon trading brokerage Advanced Global Trading, or AGT, has a tough sell at the Dubai International Motor Show as it tries to convince motoring enthusiasts to “go green” and offset their vehicles’ carbon emissions. Anyone wanting to offset their vehicular emissions may provide details — including car make, model and annual number of […]

Carbon permits may not be compensated →  October 16, 2011

Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop says businesses buying carbon permits before July 2015 may not be compensated if a coalition government is elected. Ms Bishop said businesses should avoid investing in carbon credits or offsets as a coalition government would scrap the carbon tax. Her comments follow Tony Abbott’s statement on Friday that businesses should […]