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Reducing Emissions

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.

Economic Growth and Climate Action -- A Formula for a Low Carbon World

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

The key to success is cooperation between governments, cities, communities, development banks and the private sector. We need to leverage existing partnerships and resources, whether domestic or multilateral.

United Nations Environment Programme Launches Emissions Gap Report

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - Yesterday afternoon, United Nations Environment Programme released the Emissions Gap Report, which seeks to assess how we are doing ...

To Avoid Catastrophic Effects, World Emissions Have To Be Negative After 2050?

Reuters AlertNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, world carbon emissions will have to drop to near zero by 2050 and "go negative" after that, ...

A Moment of Truth for the Golden State

Eric Schmidt and Alan Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Schmidt and Alan Horn

Our companies are not in the energy business, but both of them are making substantial investments in energy efficiency and clean power, not just to be good corporate citizens but because it's good for the bottom line.

Why Are Congressional Democrats Giving in to Bush on the Auto Bailout?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

You would think that winning the White House and overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress would instill some backbone into Democrats on Capitol Hill. You would, of course, be wrong.

Illinois Clean Car Act Supporters Rally Downtown

Chicago Tribune | Emily S. Achenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of the proposed Illinois Clean Car Act rallied Sunday in downtown Chicago with the hope that state legislators will pass a bill they say wo...

Need Small Steps To Reduce Your Footprint?

Grist | Umbra Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dear Umbra, This year my family is not in the position to make any major CO2-reducing changes. We will not be purchasing a new car, a smaller house, ...

Is It Just Green Nuts Buying Renewable Energy?

GreenBiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Electrical power generation accounts for 40% of total annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the US. Such a high concentration of GHGs is due to ou...

Smart Cars Have A Year-Long US Waiting List?

BusinessWeek | Jack Ewing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stuttgart - For most of its 10-year history, Daimler's (DAI) Smart car division has had a reputation for making small cars that lose big money. In 200...

Reduce Energy Use At Home: How To Easily Cut Back

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There sure is a lot of energy being spent on the energy debate lately. Sometimes it's best to hone in on what you can do, personally, at home, before ...

Where's That Tipping Point? When Oil Prices Return, Will Consumers?

Environmental Capital | Keith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What's up with oil? Here's the prevailing argument: Higher prices finally checked economic growth and spurred changes in driving habits, the famous "t...

Chevrolet To Bring Subcompact Concept Car To Market Stateside

Automobile Mag | Evan McCausland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It won't, however, be the angular green Beat hatchback. Although a production version of that car will be built and sold in other countries, GM's 'ca...

China's Climate Change Playbook is Worth Reading

Jonathan Lash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Lash

As we compete on the playing fields, China and the U.S. should not lose sight of where our interests coincide -- climate change.

Your Carbon Rations Card: U.K. Ponders Personal Cap-And-Trade System

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While American politicians mull a carbon cap-and-trade system for industry, our British cousins are already contemplating the next step: personal CO2 ...

Japan's Carbon-Neutral Home: Leave Your Carbon Footprint At The Door

Wall Street Journal | Lisa Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As leaders of the world's most powerful nations discuss climate change at the Group of Eight summit in northern Japan, Japan's big tech companies are ...

The EPA Documents The White House Doesn't Want You To See

Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Sheppard

EPA officials concluded that the benefits of new, tougher standards "far outweigh their costs." If gas prices stay around $3.50 a gallon, "the net benefit to society could be in excess of $2 trillion."

Britain's Greenest Car Is A Bike, But If You Have To Drive...

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Ford Focus ECOnetic has been named WhatGreenCar's 2008 green car of the year, beating advanced technology from BMW and low emissions from Volkwage...