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Electric Cars Due a Revamp as Governments Push for Lower Carbon Emissions

Governments across the globe are encouraging the use of electric vehicles to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and their impact on the environment, says a new report by energy experts GlobalData. The new report states that growing environmental concerns

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Growth of Carbon Capture and Storage Stalled in 2011

Global funding for carbon capture and storage technology, a tool for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, remained unchanged at $23.5 billion in 2011 in comparison to the previous year, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. Although

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop Sharply in 2011 From Ireland's Emissions Trading Companies

Data submitted by the EPA to the EU Commission show that emissions of Greenhouse Gases in 2011 for companies in Ireland covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are considerably lower than in 2010. The data for 2011 shows emissions

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European Parliament Supports Action to Boost Carbon Price

Pressure is mounting on the EU to raise the carbon price under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) – the EU’s main tool for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions. The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has just voted by

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Ireland on Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Provisional greenhouse gas emissions figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) include trends since 1990, and show Ireland’s status in meeting our obligations set under the Kyoto Protocol. Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 0.69 million tonnes (1.1%) in

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National Climate Policy Review

The Government has released the promised review of National Climate Policy. On foot of the policy set out in the National Climate Change Strategy 2007-12, Ireland is on course to meet its binding commitment for the purposes of the Kyoto

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Recession and Renewables Cut Greenhouse Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions decreased very sharply in 2009, by 7.1% in the EU-27 and 6.9% in the EU-15. These most recent results, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), confirm estimates made by the EEA last year. This decrease was

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Final Opportunity to Take Part in 2011 Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the not-for-profit organisation that gathers data on how companies act to prevent dangerous climate change, is issuing a final call to Irish businesses to participate in this year’s project. The deadline for entries is Tuesday,

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Europe’s Largest 300 Companies Ranked by Carbon Emissions For First Time

For the first time, Europe’s 300 biggest companies are being ranked according to their greenhouse gas emissions. The ET Europe 300 Carbon Ranking highlights the best and the worst of the continent’s top businesses, focusing not just on emissions but

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England to Benefit From Over 500 Green Buses

The British Government has announced funding of over £46 million for 542 new low carbon buses on roads across England by March 2012. The money is part of the Government’s drive to target investment in new projects that promote green

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