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Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme Upheld in CA

Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme Upheld in CA

California’s cap-and-trade system, which allows companies to purchase carbon credits through an auction or a secondary market, is not an illegal tax, a state appeals court has found. The system, because of voluntary participation and the purchase of a specific thing of value, preclude a finding that the auction system … Read more »

Reducing GHGs Will Increase UK GDP, Report Says

If the UK holds to its commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below their 1990 levels by 2050, there would be a 1.1 percent increase in gross domestic product, according to a report by Cambridge Econometrics. The report looks at the likely results of the four interim … 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 »

Study: Cutting Emissions Could Pay for Itself

Money saved on health care spending related to carbon emissions could be 10 times what it would cost for policy implementation, according to research conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published in Nature Climate Change. Researchers compared health care and other costs related to carbon emission-related illness to the costs of … Read more »

How to Choose a Sustainable Packaging Strategy

Manufacturers have a choice between two valid sustainable packaging models: the circular economy model and the eco-efficiency or linear model, according to Packaging Digest. With an eco-efficiency model, companies choose the most resource-efficient option, even if this does not use renewable resources and is more difficult to sustain in the long … Read more »

UN Cites Accelerated Gas Emissions

Policies to stem the release of global greenhouse gas emissions have failed to slow the acceleration of such gases to dramatic levels at the start of the century, the United Nations’ top panel on climate change has said. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the third in a series, says … Read more »

GM Sustainability Report: Renewable Capacity Down, But So is Carbon

GM Sustainability Report: Renewable Capacity Down, But So is Carbon

GM drew on 62.3 MW of renewable power last year, down from 73 MW in 2011 – but at the same time, the company’s scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions intensity fell 2 percent, from 0.9 to 0.88 metric tons of CO2e per vehicle, according to its 2012 sustainability report. GM’s … Read more »

Bank of America Sustainability Report: GHGs Down 9%

Bank of America Sustainability Report: GHGs Down 9%

Bank of America cut its gross scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 9 percent last year, from 1,692,415 metric tons CO2e in 2011 to 1,538,495 in 2012, according to its latest corporate social responsibility report. Taking renewable energy credits into account, scope 1 and 2 emissions fell 8.6 percent, … Read more »

Intel Sustainability Report: GHGs Per Chip Up 48%

Intel Sustainability Report: GHGs Per Chip Up 48%

Intel’s per-chip GHG emissions rose 48 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to its latest corporate responsibility report. The measure, which Intel terms its Normalized Production Index, is indexed to a year 2000 baseline. The company assumes a typical chip size of 1 sq m. The CO2 NPI rose from … Read more »

REI Sustainability Report: Sales Up 8%, CO2 Down 7%

REI Sustainability Report: Sales Up 8%, CO2 Down 7%

REI cut its absolute carbon emissions by 7.6 percent last year – to 111,982 tons, from 121,201 in 2011– even as it grew sales by 7.4 percent, according to the company’s 2012 stewardship report. Operational CO2 was down 7 percent, from 78,397 tons to 72,917. The $1.9 billion outdoor goods … Read more »

Adidas Sustainability Report: Misses Goal to Verify Supplier Data

Adidas missed its goal to verify supplier data last year, according to the company’s 2012 Sustainability Progress Report. The verification is a necessary step towards Adidas’s targeted 10-15 percent cut in relative energy consumption at core suppliers by 2015. The sportswear maker says it could not fully verify the data in … Read more »