ARTICLES RELATING TO CARBON EMISSIONS

Britain set to curb carbon emissions by 50%

2014-07-22 14:00

The British government has vowed to stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50% of the 1990 levels.

Calculating a building's green credentials

2014-06-13 17:13

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has published a methodology to calculate the total carbon emitted for a building.

EU Commission calls for carbon cut

2014-01-22 18:49

The European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed a 40% goal for lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a 27% share for renewable energy.

Earthquakes trigger methane reservoirs

2013-07-28 22:21

Earthquakes can rip open sub-sea pockets of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, according to a study by German and Swiss scientists.

SA business reduces carbon

2012-11-23 07:33

South Africa's top 100 listed companies have materially reduced their reported greenhouse gas emissions, but Eskom stays the main culprit, a report shows.

Tshwane BRT system takes off

2012-07-11 14:07

The construction of the Tshwane Bus Rapid Transit system, which is set to reduce traffic accidents, congestion and carbon emissions, has started.

Trade war, chaos threats on EU carbon plan

2012-03-23 17:30

Opposition to the European Union's carbon charge for airlines flying into its airspace have grown amid warnings of a trade war and chaos in the skies.

China bans airlines from EU carbon plan

2012-02-06 13:32

Beijing has disallowed its airlines from joining a EU scheme that plans to charge for carbon emissions from flights to and from Europe.

Banks slated for funding coal plants

2011-11-30 13:13

Environmental lobby groups have criticised global banks, saying they lent €232bn to the coal industry, one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases.

SA flexes green energy muscles

2011-11-25 08:54

SA, host of the COP17 summit, is keen to show its commitment to combating global warming with many green projects, initiatives and programmes.

SA to put emission caps on top polluters

2011-10-18 15:26

New rules will place curbs on SA's major polluters with the possibility of fines for transgressors.

VW looks to invest in renewable energy

2011-08-26 10:41

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker plans to invest almost €1bn in renewable energies over the coming years, a report says.

SA searches for ways to reduce emissions

2011-05-06 12:34

South Africa will have to find ways to cut carbon emissions to comply with targets made at the United Nations climate talks later this year, says a government official.

Europe turns up heat on climate targets

2011-03-06 11:54

Fresh from the launch of a trillion-euro bid to slash dependency on Middle East oil and Russian gas, Europe will set out its most ambitious targets yet to offset climate change.

India third highest carbon emitter

2010-10-04 17:53

India's environment minister says the country can not have high economic growth and a rapid rise in carbon emissions now that it is the world's third largest emitter.

'Europe must up C0² cuts to 30%'

2010-07-15 13:13

Germany, France and Britain have jointly called for the European Union to deepen its planned drop in greenhouse gas emissions from 20% to 30% by 2020.

China to consider climate plan

2009-08-20 07:47

China's top legislature will consider a draft resolution on climate change, state media said, after a report by the country's policy experts said the government should take action.

Aus green law 'to pass parly'

2009-08-17 13:09

Australian laws to require 20% of energy to come from renewable sources by 2020 are set to pass through parliament after government talks.

New El Nino threat emerging

2009-07-07 21:06

Across the globe an emerging El Nino weather pattern threatens to cause droughts and floods and trigger a spike in planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

 

UN climate talks fracture over carbon markets

2014-06-16 20:00

The use of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was dealt a blow after two weeks of UN talks ended in deadlock.

UN's carbon role questioned

2014-04-25 15:06

The UN body tasked with channelling billions of dollars to cutting emissions is under growing scrutiny as its once booming investment programme dries up.

Anger at Germany moves on CO2

2013-10-16 06:55

Environmentalists voiced anger Tuesday that Germany is seeking to ease European carbon emission limits for passenger cars to protect its powerful auto sector.

Carbon emissions hit record high in 2012

2013-06-10 22:54

China has led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to an acceptable level.

New bus: Double-deck, multi-use

2012-10-03 07:35

Efficient public transport in South African cities appears to be a perennial problem, but a competition to find solutions for limiting the environmental impacts from transport in European cities could well have an effect in South Africa, too.

Mango to go carbon neutral

2012-09-20 09:26

State-owned airline Mango has launched a 10-year plan to become the first carbon neutral airline in Africa.

EU carbon law dealbreaker for climate talks

2012-04-11 12:05

India has warned the European Union that a law penalising airlines for carbon emissions could scupper global talks on climate change.

India urges airlines to ignore EU scheme

2012-03-20 10:37

India has joined China in strident opposition to an EU Emissions Trading Scheme requiring all flights in and out of Europe to pay for their carbon emissions.

Carbon levy on cards for merchant ships

2011-11-29 09:36

The shipping industry could accept a global levy on carbon emissions from merchant ships, according to an announcement at the UN climate talks.

Cynicism surrounds COP17 progress

2011-11-27 13:03

High expectations are intentionally not being raised for a fair global climate accord for better progress at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban.

Patel: Quick switch from coal will cost SA

2011-11-08 19:15

Coal will remain a vital energy source as a drastic move to renewable energy will destabilise the economy, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

SA carbon tax plan may hurt job ambitions

2011-10-06 17:14

The government's bid to use taxes to reduce carbon emissions ahead of hosting a UN summit is likely to clash with job creation plans.

FTSE 100 firms' C0² offsetting slammed

2011-04-18 10:48

Firms in Britain's FTSE 100 index offset just 0.1% of their greenhouse gas emissions, voluntarily, a volume which is "pitifully low", a report says.

F1 puts more green into racing

2010-12-19 14:18

Whatever the color of the car, from Fernando Alonso's red Ferrari to Michael Schumacher's silver Mercedes, Formula One is picking up speed toward a greener future.

Emerging carbon market drive launched

2010-12-09 08:44

The World Bank has launched an initiative to help emerging and developing countries set up carbon markets, inaugurating a fund that it hopes will reach $100m.

China gets serious about clean energy

2010-07-21 15:03

China plans to invest $738bn developing clean energy over the next decade, as part of efforts to reduce its heavy reliance on coal and slash carbon emissions.

Cop dogs bite protestors

2009-10-18 20:02

Several protesters have been bitten by police dogs during a rally at one of Britain's largest coal fired power stations.

Aus agrees on energy law

2009-08-19 14:11

Australia's main political parties have reached a basic agreement on a law requiring that 20% of the country's electricity comes from renewable sources such as the sun and wind by 2020.

Aus rejects carbon trade plan

2009-08-13 14:15

Australia's parliament rejected a plan for the world's most ambitious emissions trade regime as expected, bringing the nation closer to a snap election.

 
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