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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

November 20, 2017 Fiji to move more than 40 villages inland as seas rise

Source: Reuters

BONN, Germany– Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji’s attorney general...

November 20, 2017 This is what it's actually like to be on a fracking site

Source: Manchester Evening News

The method of extracting energy from rocks buried deep under the ground is controversial... and there’s an increasing chance that it will be coming soon to Greater Manchester.

November 20, 2017 Bloomberg View: Germany needs to stop burning so much coal

Source: Watertown Daily Times

By 2020, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this should triple the price of carbon to 24 euros a ton — high enough to push all European countries away from coal. If Merkel acts on the proposal to...

Research & Insights

October 20, 2017 Climate change at work? Weather Service calls for third straight mild winter.

Source: Washington Post

For the third time in as many years, the nation — on balance — should expect warmer-than-normal temperatures, according to the National Weather Service, which released its winter outlook on Thursday.

October 20, 2017 Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

Source: NPR

Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

October 19, 2017 Regreening the Planet Could Impact Carbon Levels as Much as Ending Oil Use

Source: Futurism.com

A new study suggests that a concerted effort at regreening the planet could be just as impactful as completely ending our reliance on oil as a source of fuel. This natural climate solution would include such initiatives as...

Commentary & Opinion

August 3, 2017 Can Humans Beings Survive The Impending Climate Crisis?

Source: HUFF Post

Although climate change may now rank alongside ISIS as the world’s most feared security threat according to a new Pew report, the horrors that global warming will unleash in the future, are far “worse than you think” warns David...

June 16, 2017 Our (Australia) energy policy: stupidity, economic illiteracy, or sponsored obfuscation?

Source: The Guardian

The scale and pace of change in energy markets globally is staggering. So why isn’t Australia catching up with the rest of the world?

April 24, 2017 Happy Earth Day. Enjoy It While You Last.

Source: Bloomberg

Harvard professor Andrew Knoll marvels that our planet has sustained life continuously for four billion years -- most of its 4.5 billion years in existence.


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