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Biomass: Not Carbon Neutral and Often Not Clean

April 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Power companies, facing pressure to find alternatives to fossil fuels like coal, are often consider turning to biomass – an umbrella term for fuel that is newly derived from plant matter. Until recently, most people including policy makers assumed all biomass was clean and renewable.[read more]

Dallas Goes All-In On Green Building With Mandatory Regulations

November 10, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Dallas Building Regulations

America has a new contender for “Greenest City,” when it comes to green buildings. Dallas, Texas implemented mandatory minimum green building regulations on October 1st in an aggressive effort to cut citywide power and water consumption.[read more]

Carbon Neutral Energy: Taking Biofuels to the Next Level

April 16, 2013 by Kristopher Settle
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carbon neutral fuel?

A research team at the University of Georgia has discovered a way to create carbon-neutral biofuels using a microorganism that normally feeds on CO2, bypassing the inefficiencies associated with cellulosic ethanol.[read more]

Dublin Firefighters Go Carbon Neutral

February 22, 2013 by Clare Taylor

The Kilbarrack Fire Station Carbon Neutral Project began life not solely as a response to climate change and energy efficiency, but also as an exercise in social cohesion and community responsibility.[read more]

At Rio, Corporations Pledge While Nations Demur on Climate Action. But Is It Enough?

June 25, 2012 by Marianne Lavelle
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Photo by Blog do Planalto/Flickr

Delegates gathered this week in Rio de Janeiro at the 20th anniversary of the historic Earth Summit  affirmed that climate change “requires urgent and ambitious action,” in an agreement that commits them to no new steps toward meeting that goal. But while nations are as far as ever from putting a global price on carbon emissions,...[read more]

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Can Volvo Truck Plant in SW Virginia Drive to Neutral CO2 Emissions?

August 16, 2010 by Mike Smith

When Volvo Trucks approaches environmental impact: Plant improvement, power generation, water heating and heat transfer, use of solar to retain or expel heat, and even a windmill to drive the highway sign are part of the equation.[read more]

A dramatic story behind a soccer shirt: Carbon neutral manufacturing

June 3, 2010 by Marc Gunther

Devoted fans of Ghana will wear this soccer jersey, designed by Puma, when they cheer on their team this month during 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Fans of Cameroon, meanwhile, will don their team’s green World Cup jersey. Ivory Coast Algeria Puma also sells replicas of the World Cup jerseys for Algeria and the Ivory Coast. What...[read more]

B.C. firm taking biomass gasification to new level

October 13, 2007 by Tyler Hamilton

Biomass gasification as a way to produce clean-burning "syngas" offers a carbon-neutral approach to reducing our dependence on natural gas and fuel oil, whether to generate electricity or heat. It also makes it easier to isolate and capture the CO2 produced from the process, so if it eventually makes economic sense to capture and store...[read more]