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Energy efficient cars, fridges seen aiding climate, GDP

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 5, 2015

Tougher energy efficiency standards ranging from cars to fridges could cut annual world greenhouse gas emissions by about a tenth by 2030 while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Thursday.

The study, by the...

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Coca-Cola HBC Commits to Halving Carbon Emissions

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 4, 2015

Coca-Cola HBC intends to reduce its water use intensity by 30 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 and direct carbon emissions intensity...

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Dire implications of new climate report test panel's capacity for consensus

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

Most reporters who have written about Sunday's global-warming update from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change seem to agree that it was the loudest, or the sternest, or the scariest warning in a series stretching back to 1990. Which may explain why something funny...

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Climate Change: India's Carbon Emissions From Improving Electricity Access in 30 Years Was Marginal

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2014

Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed very marginally to the nation's total carbon emissions growth during that time, says a study published in Nature Climate Change.
 
From 1981 to 2011, household electricity access in...

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China Bans Airlines From Joining EU’s Carbon Emissions System

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2012

China, home to the world’s fastest growing aviation market, banned airlines from taking part in a European Union carbon-emissions system designed to curb pollution, saying the program violates international rules.

The system contravenes the United Nations...

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Double renewable energy by 2030, EU tells developing nations

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2012

 The EU wants countries meeting at a conference in June under the UN's Rio+20 mechanism to double their share of renewable energy by 2030 under an international obligation. It also wants countries like India to agree to double its energy efficiency levels under an...

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Chevrolet Creates Environmental Label for New Cars

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2012

 Chevrolet will begin placing environmental information about new cars on a window sticker this year, a first for the U.S. auto industry, which is looking to communicate a shift to greener operations and vehicles.

In addition to the standard window label, which...

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Himachal Pradesh to be the 1st state to become carbon-neutral by 2020: Dhumal

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2012

 Himachal Pradesh would be the first state in the country to become carbon neutral by 2020 by undertaking "carbon smart growth", Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal claimed here today. 

"The carbon footprint per capita in Himachal Pradesh has been assessed at 1.4...

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Costs of Stricter CO2 Goal for EU Nations Drop, Study Shows

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 1, 2012

The costs of tightening the European Union’s carbon-reduction targets are smaller than previously estimated, an analysis by the EU regulatory arm showed.

The bill for moving to a 30 percent emissions-reduction target in 2020 from the current goal of cutting...

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