Archive | June, 2008

Carbon Market: The good, the bad and the money

After finding some of the pros and cons of cap and trade carbon schemes in the US, several studies were recently published on the carbon market’s global bottomline: How much should energy-intensive industries pay for compliance? According to market analyst Point Carbon, global carbon markets could be worth almost €2 trillion (USD $3.1 trillion), with […]

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Climate change post footnote

Also check out this week’s issue of ICIS Chemical Business (Disclosure: I work for ICIS) featuring global regulatory issues such as Europe’s REACH, worldwide climate change, California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, and other environmental/health concerns challenging the chemical industry.

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Climate change debate heats up

The pending senate vote on the Lieberman-Warner climate change bill is producing outpour of support as well as disapproval across the board. According to ICIS News (I apologize for those who don’t have the subscription for the service) , President Bush reportedly warned the Congress on the potential costs of the bill on the US […]

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Green banking: Is it worth it?

According to this report from Javelin Strategy & Research, green banking habits are still lagging in the US with 3 out of 4 consumers continue to prefer paper statements. The consulting firm offered five tips to make green banking for consumers as easy ‘as screwing in a CFL bulb‘: Turn off paper statements. This is […]

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Green chemicals bloom in May

It’s that time of the month to check out some newly launched green-hot chemical products. More environment- and health-friendly plastics continue to be developed; the solar energy and hybrid transportation markets are getting new technology boosts; and in between are air pollution control and new water treatment technologies. 1. Honeywell’s solar shield – It is […]

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US energy emissions are up

Consumers emit more greenhouse gas emissions than from the industrial sector, according to this preliminary analysis from the the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA reported that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels increased by 1.6% last year, and attributed the increase mostly coming from the residential and commercial sectors. The combined […]

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