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Carbon Markets: Trading to Stop Climate Change

By Elizabeth (Lisa) Zelljadt, Senior Analyst, Point Carbon Every morning Mike walks into his London office and logs on to the Intercontinental Exchange,…

A Light in the Dark: The Success of the U.S. Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Market

By Dan Kalafatas, President, 3Degrees It is tempting for environmental market advocates (like myself) to gnash their teeth as climate change misinformation and…
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Crate & Barrel Warehouse Robots Cut Carbon Footprint of Retail

Can robots from MA-based Kiva Systems turn warehouses green? Crate and Barrel thinks so. So far, most companies have installed Kiva warehouse automation…
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Is Climate Change Legislation Dead in 2010?

The latest chatter on the Hill is that climate legislation is not likely to pass this year. High jobless numbers, financial reform and…
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Cap & Trade for CO2: Great Solution or Not?

Annie Leonard’s Story of Cap & Trade, which we wrote about a while back, throws a critical and generally dismissive eye on the…

Thomas Friedman Talks COP15, Mother Nature, and Father Greed

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Grist, and is re-posted with permission. By Amanda Little, Grist’s former Muckraker columnist Hours before…
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Opinion: Slavery, Carbon, Economics and the Ties that Bind Us

By Lee Barken, IT practice leader at Haskell & White, LLP With the gathering of more than 130 world leaders in Copenhagen this…

Big Business’ Climate Conundrum: Lead, Follow, Or Obstruct

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Grist, and is re-posted with permission. By Jonathan Hiskes, Grist Staff Writer COPENHAGEN—The most popular…
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Researchers Compare the Carbon Pricetags of In-Store and Online Purchases

From a carbon emissions point-of-view, is it better to buy products online or in a store? You probably guessed the former. And if…
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New Poll: U.S. Supports Cap & Trade, Would Pay Extra to Reduce CO2

A new poll released today (PDF) demonstrates that over 60 percent of Americans recognize that the earth is getting warmer mostly because of…
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Why the EPA’s Endangerment Finding Sets the Stage for Action

Showing a fine sense of message and timing, the United States entered the first day of the crucial climate change conference in Copenhagen…
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The Story of Cap & Trade (Discussion Follows)

They’re at it again – the creative team who brought you the wildly popular Story of Stuff are following up with “The Story…
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EPA and GHGs: Ready, Set, Report

In the grand scheme of things, if neither next month’s Copenhagen summit on climate change or pending U.S. legislation on the same topic…
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Self Reporting Doesn’t Cut it: Why We Need a National GHG Measurement System

Say you’re the Mayor of San Francisco. You’re spending million of dollars every year to increase energy efficiency, install solar panels and encourage…

Cap-and-Trade: The Real Deal from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce may actually have a better idea than a cap-and-trade bill for cutting emissions. And, contrary to popular opinion,…