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Investors Anticipate Global Meat Taxes To Curb Emissions

Investors Anticipate Global Meat Taxes To Curb Emissions

A group of investors is predicting that governments around the world will soon start taxing meat products over environmental and health concerns. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative explores this possibility in a new report to their investor members. Called “The Livestock Levy: Are Regulators Considering Meat … Read more »

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

The amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from electricity production in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration. The shift that started last year reveals the challenges to cutting transportation emissions as well as new … Read more »

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Exhibit Progress toward Water, Carbon Reductions

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Exhibit Progress toward Water, Carbon Reductions

Some of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing water usage, carbon emissions and energy consumption, as they work to mitigate the risks that come with

Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Best Buy says it plans to embrace technology such as LED lighting in stores and parking lots, and updated heating and cooling systems in order to help it reach its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 60% by 2020.

7-Eleven Courts Customers: ‘You Pump Gas, We’ll Reduce Your Emissions!’

7-Eleven Courts Customers: ‘You Pump Gas, We’ll Reduce Your Emissions!’

7-Eleven announced a carbon offset program that the company says will reduce emissions by up to 30% for each gallon of fuel pumped. Nearly 100 stores in Portland, Seattle, and Madison, WI, are piloting the program, dubbed 7-Eleven Renew. For every 15-gallon car pumping gas at participating stores, 7-Eleven will

US-China Carbon Pact Relies on Clean Technologies Helping Corporate America

US-China Carbon Pact Relies on Clean Technologies Helping Corporate America

Calling their quest to conquer climate change a “pillar” of the relationship, the White House says that this country and China will ink a deal on April 22 — Earth Day — that formally advances their mutual cause. The goal, it says, to get a grip on global warming before … Read more »

Nuclear Industry Calls Clean Power Plan Unfair

States and energy utilities say the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan – designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions – would penalize nuclear energy, a sector that produces no greenhouse gases, according to the Washington Examiner. The Clean Power Plan is intended to produce a 30 percent cut in power-sector emissions … Read more »

Branson, NGO Aim for More Ports Fighting CO2

The number of sea ports using ship evaluation systems to encourage lower carbon emissions will go from two to 10 in the next year, according to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, as reported by Bloomberg. Branson is a founder of the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit that rates ship efficiency. … Read more »

South Korea to Increase Emissions Cap

South Korea is expected to introduce a carbon trading scheme that is about 3 percent larger than it had previously announced, according to Reuters. The South Korean government said last Thursday that it would distribute 1.687 billion metric tons of carbon-equivalent emission permits from 2015-17 as part of its trading … Read more »

Tenneco Unveils Tier 3 Emission Control Technologies

Tenneco has exhibited a demonstration vehicle equipped with several emission control technologies designed to meet upcoming US EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations. In addition to meeting the Tier 3 emissions regulations, the technologies are designed to deliver efficiency improvements that can help automakers further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. US EPA … Read more »