The EPA’s recently released Tier 3 Standards will cut the amount of sulphur in gasoline sold in the US by sixty percent, which is good for both fuel quality and air quality.
On March 27th, students at a dozen Canadian universities celebrated Fossil Fools Day, to call out “an industry that is planning to cook the planet, is responsible for destroying land, polluting the air and water, and violating the rights of people around the world and an industry whose business model means burning
The nation responsible for 0.01% of global carbon emissions stole the show at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit. Prior to the summit, Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed hosted an underwater press-conference to highlight what his nation’s dilemma in the face of climate change: it will disappear, entirely, if sea-levels don’t stop rising.
Brazilian negotiators want to press “pause” on discussions about the need to cut carbon emissions and keep the world’s temperatures from warming by 2 degrees.
Jonathan Pershing, the lead negotiator representing the United States at the summit, said his country, led by President Obama, has made an “enormous” effort to cut carbon emissions.
China’s carbon emissions will keep climbing, says the country's chief negotiator at Doha, Xie Zhenhua, when its GDP reaches 20 - 25 thousand USD.
All 23.1 million carbon allowances were sold at last week as part of California’s cap and trade program, but their sale price did not rise much beyond their minimum value of $10 per ton. Their estimated value, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, was between $12 an
Beginning today California is auctioning-off the right to emit carbon to the state’s 430 biggest polluters. The companies participating include utilities, cement-makers and oil refiners, all of which will be subject to an emissions ceiling (cap) as of January 2013.
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