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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis

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Carbon is a chemical element which is the stuff of life – carbon atoms are found in all living things on Earth.  Downside:  the combustion of carbon-based fuels (such as coal and oil) leads to a build up of “Greenhouse Gases,” (GhG’s) including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide (NoX), which trap heat in the atmosphere. We call this Global Warming as the atmospheric effects cause the Earth to heat up.

The effects of global warming could include changing climate conditions, rising seas (as polar caps melt), interruptions in agricultural production, and destruction of ecosystems. Governments, advocates, investors, lenders and others are encouraging corporations to reduce their carbon footprint. The objectives are to reduce risk, moderate the impact of the enterprise on the environment, reduce operating and capital costs, and to be a better corporate citizen.  Cutting carbon use / carbon emissions have become an important corporate strategy.*  In this section we bring you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and other resources of value to all stakeholders in the effort to reduce GhG’s and the effects of global warming.

*As the chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers observed in 2008:  Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) findings show a clear trend that carbon reduction is becoming a key component of business strategy.  As CEOs we see it and long-term institutional investors see it…

--Dennis Nally, PWC at global launch of the CDP

News & Updates

March 31, 2020 COVID-19 Exposes Opponents Of ‘Fracking’ For Oil And Natural Gas

Source: Forbes

The question: why did so many presidential candidates (two still are) propose energy policies that were: (1) a direct threat to U.S. national security, (2) morally unjust, (3) counter to climate change goals, (4) sure to raise...

March 31, 2020 What do carbon offsetting, carbon net zero, and other sustainability terms mean?

Source: Pocket Lint

We all use energy to live our daily lives. Whether that's your weekly supermarket shop delivered to your house, driving down the road, getting on a plane to go somewhere, or merely heating your house, it's something you can't...

March 31, 2020 Just Released: New Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil Industry

Source: Environmental Leader

IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) today released the new edition of the “Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas industry.” T

Research & Insights

March 31, 2020 Just Released: New Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil Industry

Source: Environmental Leader

IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) today released the new edition of the “Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas industry.” T

November 27, 2019 UN climate change report warns about rising carbon emissions - video

Source: CBC/youTube

A major new report from the United Nations warns that countries around the world aren't doing enough to control the CO2 emissions that are warming the climate. CBS News weather and climate contributor Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN...

October 29, 2019 The World Is Not Going To Halve Carbon Emissions By 2030, So Now What?

Source: Forbes

Here I’ll show you the simple mathematics of what achieving the 2030 target entails. The evidence shows clearly that the world is far from being on a path that will come anywhere close to that goal. That is not an opinion, it is...

Commentary & Opinion

March 31, 2020 COVID-19 Exposes Opponents Of ‘Fracking’ For Oil And Natural Gas

Source: Forbes

The question: why did so many presidential candidates (two still are) propose energy policies that were: (1) a direct threat to U.S. national security, (2) morally unjust, (3) counter to climate change goals, (4) sure to raise...

February 6, 2020 6 Changes in Society Could Rapidly Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future, Study Finds

Source: Eco-Watch

The report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS), identifies six "tipping dynamics," or interventions, that could act as catalysts to bring about rapid societal and...

January 28, 2020 The Warren Fracking Ban Would Devastate America

Source: National Review

An investigation into Elizabeth Warren’s disastrous promise to ban hydraulic fracturing via executive order on Day One of her presidency


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