American, Continental, United Sue UK Over Aviation Emissions Plan

American, Continental, United Sue UK Over Aviation Emissions PlanThree top U.S. airlines, along with the Air Transport Association, have sued the UK to stop the first stage of implementation of EU emission trading regulations for aviation, reports Business Week.
American Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines and the ATA stated in the complaint that the rules were in violation of a 2007 bilateral air [...]

Deutsche Bank Adds 250KW Solar Array

Deutsche Bank Adds 250KW Solar ArrayAs part of its goal to be carbon neutral by 2012, Deutsche Bank has added a 250-kilowatt solar array to its Piscataway, N.J., office.
The array, made up of 1,066 roof-mounted solar photovoltaic modules, can provide up to 100 percent of the facility’s electricity needs during peak daylight hours, according to a press release.
The system will [...]

Baxter Advances Supply Chain Energy Efficiency

Baxter Advances Supply Chain Energy EfficiencyOver the past quarter, Baxter International Inc. has implemented programs that drive responsible business practices, while garnering a few accolades along the way.
Two of Baxter’s 2015 supply-chain goals are to incorporate green principles into its purchasing program with its top 100 suppliers, and reduce the carbon footprint of Baxter’s car fleet by 20 percent from [...]

DOE Adds Comprehensive Energy Web Site, Building Energy Use Lab

DOE Adds Comprehensive Energy Web Site, Building Energy Use LabAs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory dissects the possibilities of building energy efficiency, a government Web site is making energy data and resources more available to the public. Both efforts come as a result of funding from the Department of Energy.
The Berkeley Lab is getting $15.9 million in stimulus funding to build a “national user [...]

Turning CO2 into Plastic Packaging

Turning CO2 into Plastic PackagingA new technology from Novomer promises to use carbon dioxide as a feedstock for producing packaging and coating applications. Novomer says the the process uses half as much energy as traditional plastics manufacturing, reports Plastics Today.
Novomer, which along with Eastman Kodak intends to commercialize the process, received funding of $400,000 from the New York State [...]

Calpine Uses Varied Approach to Tackle Emissions

Calpine Uses Varied Approach to Tackle EmissionsWhile Calpine’s new combined-cycle power plant uses advanced air emissions control technology, the utility also is using mobile emissions credits gained by retrofitting older vehicles to reduce the region’s overall carbon footprint.
Calpine’s Otay Mesa Energy Center, which is fueled by natural gas and uses next-generation air emissions technology, began making power in October, but only [...]

Climate Registered Program Recognizes Voluntary GHG Cuts

Climate Registered Program Recognizes Voluntary GHG CutsEastman Kodak, Allergan, Pacific Gas & Electric and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., among others, have signed on as charter members of the new Climate Registered program from the Climate Registry.
Much like the LEED program from the U.S. Green Building Council, the program has Silver, Gold and Platinum certfications, each of which signify a certain level [...]

10 Steps To Reducing Emissions at the Office

10 Steps To Reducing Emissions at the OfficeThe Association for Chartered Certified Accountants, a UK-based group, has developed 10 tips for making a workplace more sustainable and accountable for its carbon emissions.
“Getting the office that bit greener is all about changing people’s habits, so staff buy-in and involvement is the first step – and then the challenge is to keep the momentum [...]

What is Carbon Footprint and How to Measure It

By Amelia Yap –
Are you interested in knowing what a carbon footprint is and how to measure your own carbon footprint? You are not alone. Seeing that the issue of global warming is such a big deal these days, many individuals are gaining an interest in carbon footprints. Ultimately, a footprint that is measured [...]

Who’s To Blame For Climate Change – Will A Jury Decide?

Who’s To Blame For Climate Change – Will A Jury Decide?Courts are grappling with the tough legal and policy questions posed by current large-scale climate change litigation across the country. In recent months, federal courts have issued three significant decisions about the viability of nuisance claims relating to climate change impacts.
Two appellate court decisions open the door to broad legal claims against utilities and [...]

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