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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 ...

Path To Climate Solution: Reduce Emissions

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Finding an economical way to capture carbon dioxide from existing coal burning power plants is key to getting China to reduce its g...

EPA To Clean Up US Port Emissions By 2016

AP | VICTOR EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEWARK, N.J. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to limit emissions along the nation's coastline and within its seaports, ju...

European Planes To Land Differently, Reduce Emissions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — Aviation groups in Europe announced a plan Tuesday to change the way commercial planes land in order to reduce their global-warming emi...

Reid, Clinton, Others To Discuss A 2009 Climate Bill

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in both the Senate and House want to take action this year to stem global warming, but the imploding economy and...

350 European Cities Pledge To Reduce Emissions

AP | HOLLY FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — Mayors from more than 350 cities across Europe signed an EU climate change agreement Tuesday pledging to cut carbon dioxide emissions...

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, ...

Chicago outlines plan to slash greenhouse gases

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHICAGO — Mayor Richard M. Daley has announced a plan to dramatically slash emissions of heat-trapping gases, part of an effort to fight global ...

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...

China May Tax Big Cars As Much as 40 Percent

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI, China — China is raising its sales tax on big cars to as high as 40 percent, and drastically cutting taxes on small cars, in its lates...

When Oil Demand Falters, There Are Other Reasons For High Prices

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Oil prices jumped back above $120 a barrel Thursday, halting a steep three-day slide after Kurdish rebels claimed responsibility for ...

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...

Oil Prices Drop On Predictions Of Lower Demand

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Oil traders sent crude prices tumbling as low as $118 a barrel Tuesday on the growing belief that a U.S. economic slowdown and high e...

In US, gas prices mean more riders, fewer buses

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER — High gas prices almost killed the lifeline to the city for a group of mountain commuters. Park County bus riders recently had to plead...

States Sue EPA Over Pollution, Want Emissions Rules

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Five states intend to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it does not act soon to reduce pollution from ships, aircr...

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 ...