Govt to kick off zero carbon law consultation

December 18, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The government will kick off a consultation on proposed legislation setting a net zero carbon emissions target for 2050 and establish an independent Climate Commission next year, and wants a bill before the House in October. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate ... ...read more
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Toyota ramps up electrification plans, targets 1 million zero-emission cars by 2030

December 18, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Toyota on Monday announced it would accelerate its vehicle electrification plans as part of an overarching strategy to reduce fleet-wide carbon emissions by as much as 90 percent from 2010 levels by the year 2050. Under the accelerated plans, Toyota hopes to have every model in the Toyota and ... ...read more
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EU countries agree reporting rules for trucks' CO2 emissions

December 18, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The main objective is to ensure the accuracy of CO2 emissions reporting and provide the basis for setting and enforcing standards on carbon emissions in the future, the EU Council of Ministers said in a statement. The European Commission will have seven years to set the starting years for all vehicle ... ...read more
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Ministers criticised over scrapping of electrification schemes

December 18, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
... that while the switch to bi-mode trains is expected to deliver £11m-worth of greenhouse gas savings over the next 60 years, full electrification was forecast to generate £271m-worth over the same period. Both figures are the result of calculations that reflect the expected reduction in carbon emissions. ...read more
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A 5-Point Guide To Why Carbon Is The MVP Of Climate Change

December 18, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The trouble is human activity is increasing the levels of some GHGs – the carbon compounds. Gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane are increasing in the atmosphere and reversing the function of what GHGs are meant to do. Instead of keeping the earth's temperature at a good average, ... ...read more
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Govt moves towards carbon neutral by 2050

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Mr Shaw acknowledged that hitting net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was going to be tough. "We've got a pretty steep curve ...but that's true of the whole planet, right? "We've been talking about this for a number of decades. I think everyone, not just New Zealand but all around the world, ... ...read more
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Government plans to go carbon neutral by 2050

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The carbon-neutral-by-2050 goal might not become part of the Zero Carbon Act itself - that'll be subject to the consultation process. "We'll have a conversation with all New Zealanders about the potential target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050," said Climate Change Minister James ... ...read more
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How the aviation industry is lowering its carbon footprint

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
A hint: Banning just half of Beijing's 3.3 million cars before the 2008 Olympics cleared its skyline within a few days. The world's skies may clear in an equally dramatic fashion if the aviation industry could succeed in cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through more efficient engines, sustainable fuel ... ...read more
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Govt to kick off zero carbon law consultation with view to have bill ready by October

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The government will kick off a consultation on proposed legislation setting a net zero carbon emissions target for 2050 and establish an independent Climate Commission next year, and wants a bill before the House in October. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw ... ...read more
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One planet, many climate plans. Why?

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
In Japan, by contrast, with less financialization and a greater emphasis on exporting material goods, the country's emissions markets count clean-energy exports as an offset against domestic carbon emissions. “I think for most people emissions markets are an abstract concept,” Knox-Hayes says. ...read more
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