greenhouse gas reduction

Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 19, 2008 (ENS) – Five large U.S. corporations and a coalition of investors and environmental groups today announced that they have formed a new organization to lobby for strong U.S. climate and energy legislation in early 2009 to spur a clean energy economy and reduce global warming. The founding members of Business…

Stockton Agrees to Halt Sprawl, Cut Greenhouse Gases

Stockton Agrees to Halt Sprawl, Cut Greenhouse Gases

STOCKTON, California, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – The central California city of Stockton has agreed to identify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging downtown growth instead of allowing development to sprawl. The city will cut down on emissions by constructing thousands of new residential units within its current city limits, putting a rapid transit…

G8 Summit Opens With Climate Target Up in the Air

G8 Summit Opens With Climate Target Up in the Air

TOYAKO, Japan, July 7, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change and world hunger, oil production and rice production, energy security and disaster reduction – all these environmental issues were discussed by leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries today, the opening day of the Group of Eight, G8, Summit at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa…

G8 Environment Ministers Agree on 2050 Climate Goal

G8 Environment Ministers Agree on 2050 Climate Goal

KOBE, Japan, May 27, 2008 (ENS) – Environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations concluded a three-day meeting in Kobe Monday with an agreement on the long-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. But the ministers failed to support specific emissions reduction targets for 2020, as recommended last year…

Climate Registry Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standard

Climate Registry Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standard

ALBANY, New York, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – A new reporting standard to help track the emissions of greenhouse gases in North America was announced Wednesday by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis. The Climate Registry, a nonprofit partnership of which New York is a board member, released its General Reporting…

Europe to Trade More Greenhouse Gases, Use More Biofuels

Europe to Trade More Greenhouse Gases, Use More Biofuels

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – The European Commission has released a set of proposals to expand the current greenhouse gas Emission Trading System to combat global warming and promote renewable energy in the period beyond 2012, when the present trading period ends. At a news conference introducing the proposals Wednesday, Environment Commissioner Stavros…