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Carbon Offsets

Where's the Lorax When We Need Him?

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

Decisions, decisions! So many options. What shall we do with all the trees?

California's Cap-and-Trade Program -- More Than Just a Solution for California

Gary Gero | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

Throughout the world California has a well-deserved reputation for leadership and innovation. Our efforts to combat climate change continue this tradition of leadership.

Of Bitcoins and Ethical Banking

Patrice Peyret | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Patrice Peyret

Digital representation of money and mathematical protocols take a lot less space than physical cash and require no brick-and-mortar security.

Making History on Climate Change

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Preeti Vissa

Altogether, the provisions of SB 605 may turn out to be nearly as historic as California's original climate change law, shaping it into a sharply-focused attack on pollution that will build healthy, prosperous communities in places that are now struggling.

The Making of South Pole Carbon: How to Become a Social Entrepreneur?

Student Reporter | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

Many people dream of starting their own business. Some do it to make money and some want to make a difference to the social and environmental issues that matter to them. How does one then become a social entrepreneur? What is the story behind those who managed to do it?

The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shifting subtly away from an attitude of "maximize profits this quarter at all costs" does not mean you leap right from capitalism to communism; it just means you take into account a broader definition of value to the organization and community.

Can Artificial Trees Help Take Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Climatologists tell us that the climate change train has long since left the station, but perhaps it is not yet too late to prevent it from accelerating beyond our capacity to cope.

Why the World Bank Must Divest From Fossil Fuels

Daphne Wysham | Posted 12.06.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

What about the remaining 56 percent of World Bank energy lending, most of it still devoted to fossil fuels? Is this what the Bank calls "stepping up to the challenge" of climate change?

Five Things You Should Know About Ozone Depleting Substances in California's Cap-and-trade Program

Gary Gero | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Gary Gero

California's cap-and-trade program incorporates the use of carbon offsets generated from the destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS) to help the state meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Change, Carbon Offsetting, and the Destruction of Local Communities

Tobias Roberts | Posted 01.17.2013 | Green
Tobias Roberts

The CDM is thus not a viable way to combat global warming because it cannot intimately know the complex reality of the communities where the projects it funds are being implemented.

Put Up a Paradise in That Paved Parking Lot

Gary Gero | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Gary Gero

Trees help address climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon in tree roots, trunks, and branches. And urban forests provide additional positive environmental, health and community benefits.

Microsoft Taxes Itself to Go Carbon Neutral

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

It's innovative and committed, but it also points to a massive global failure of leadership on climate policy. We should put a price on carbon across the entire economy.

Do You COTAP? Alternative Energy for MBAs in Dismal Times

Bryan Gobin | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Bryan Gobin

COTAP connects projects to individuals who want to offset their carbon footprint, but have a strong preference that their donations support poor farming communities in developing countries that already experience the brunt of climate change.

Reality Check: Six Questions You Should Ask About Your Carbon Offset

Joel Levin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Joel Levin

All projects that reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are equally valuable in addressing global climate change. The key is to make sure that the emission reductions are real. So how do you do that?

The Climate Post: Cutting Oil Use Should Be Focus of U.S. Energy Research, New Roadmap Says

Mason Inman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

WikiLeaks has once again stirred up controversy, this time by releasing a diplomatic cable sent by the U.S. embassy in India, revealing discussions about questionable projects.

Hacking the Future -- Biochar 10-10-10 Global Work Party at All Power Labs

Kelpie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelpie Wilson

It takes about 100 years for natural processes to remove CO2 from the atmosphere -- we have to find ways to help nature along. Biochar is one of those ways.

Proof That Renewable Energy Is Alive, Well and Profitable!

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christiana Wyly

In one of the nation's most strategic clean economy deals to date, NRG Energy, Inc. announced the $350 million acquisition of Green Mountain Energy last week.

Kyoto's Carbon Offsetting Moves from Tragedy to Farce

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has long been known to be a honey pot of carbon credit income for cheating project developers. ...

As Cap and Trade Dies, It's Time To Bury Offsets With It

Steve Valk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

Senate Democrats pulled the plug on climate legislation Thursday, but it's not the end of the world. In fact, the demise of cap-and-trade might be the best thing that could happen for the Earth's climate.

Green News Report -- April 27, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Remembering li...

KGL and the Shell Game Known as Carbon Offsets

Steve Valk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

The latest disappointing news is that Kerry plans to drop the tax on transportation fuels.

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

Greed Puts Climate in Dire Straits: Offsets for Nothin' and Permits for Free

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

All of this talk of offsets needlessly complicates the basics of a carbon permit system. Polluters pay, and people get the money. That's the way you do it.

The Carbon Offset Future

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

Colorado is host to a long list of large offset projects such as biomass generated electricity, geological sequestration, and methane-to-energy projects.

Kerry, Lieberman Promote Offshore Oil, Coal, Nukes, Offsets in New "Climate" Bill

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daphne Wysham

In introducing the "American Power Act" on May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) seemed oblivious to the various public relations disasters the industries favored in their bill had suffered in recent weeks.