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Vehicle emissions 'declining'
Energy Saving Trust  Apr 22 2010 6:19AM UTC

Average CO2 emissions from vehicles in the UK have fallen at their fastest ever rate. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' Motor Industry Facts 2010 revealed that 2009 saw average UK vehicle emissions drop to 149.5g/km.

SNP manifesto reiterates plan for Scottish low-carbon hub
Business Green  Apr 22 2010 6:49AM UTC

The Scottish National Party launched its Westminster manifesto, reiterating its pledge to boost the country's low-carbon economy and establish Scotland as one of the world's leading renewable energy hubs.

International Markets

Biofuels could produce more greenhouse emissions than standard fuels: EU
Calgary Herald  Apr 22 2010 6:22AM UTC

Biofuels such as biodiesel from soy beans can create up to four times more climate-warming emissions than standard diesel or petrol, according to an EU document released under freedom of information laws.

Branson’s War on Global Warming Turns to Market-Based Solution
Business Week  Apr 22 2010 6:31AM UTC

Solutions to global warming will create more wealth than any other business in the next decade, said Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group Ltd.

Post 2012

Copenhagen pledges set Earth for +3 C warming: study
AFP  Apr 22 2010 5:55AM UTC

Carbon-curbing pledges under the Copenhagen Accord are likely to doom Earth to warming of three degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) or more, compared to the deal's target of 2 C (3.6 F), scientists said on Wednesday.

UN-supported study reports promising gains towards low-carbon economy
UN News Centre  Apr 22 2010 6:11AM UTC

A new United Nations-supported study shows that countries forged ahead with low-carbon growth economic strategies in the first quarter of this year despite the uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations.

North America market

Senator Kerry rejects reports of climate bill fuel tax
Business Green  Apr 22 2010 6:51AM UTC

Senator John Kerry said yesterday that the compromise US climate bill that is due to be unveiled next week will not include controversial proposals for some form of levy on road fuel.

US blue chips falling short of Obama's carbon goal
Business Green  Apr 22 2010 6:15AM UTC

Greenhouse gas emissions from many of the largest companies in the US are still climbing, despite President Obama's commitment to cut US emissions by 17 per cent on 2005 levels by 2020.

White House reviews EPA rule on industrial carbon
Reuters India  Apr 22 2010 5:57AM UTC

The White House is reviewing an Environmental Protection Agency rule on which factories and power plants will be subject to greenhouse gas regulations, according to the Office of Management and Budget website.

Marin Clean Energy boosts use of carbon-free electricity
Contra Costa Times  Apr 22 2010 5:58AM UTC

The Marin Clean Energy initiative has dealt a blow to the argument that its customers would be producing more greenhouse gas than if they remained with Pacific Gas and Electric Co.


Empty office space feeds rise of carbon emissions
Business Report  Apr 22 2010 6:13AM UTC

Unoccupied office space in South Africa is resulting in unnecessary carbon emissions of more than 2 million tons a year, according to a study released this week by office space solutions provider Regus.

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