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Obama administration to seek 30-percent carbon dioxide emissions cut

The US government will propose a rule Monday requiring power plants to cut by 30 percent carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 based on 2005 levels, US media reported Sunday. The Wall Street Journal cited people briefed on the rule as saying the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft measure was due to…

CO2 monitoring could be ‘space-based’ in the future

CO2 Monitoring Could Be “Space-Based” in Future (via Climate Central) By Bobby Magill Follow @bobbymagill The measurement of carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources could be on its way to entering the space age. Using satellites to measure atmospheric concentrations of climate change-fueling…   [Earth from…

French vineyard to turn carbon dioxide emissions into toothpaste

As vineyards around the world face the threat of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, one vineyard in France has planned to do its part to reduce its carbon footprint. The business plan makes perfect sense and is one that should be financially and environmentally sustainable. Chateau…  …

U.S. carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994

Energy-saving technologies and a doubling in renewables led to the reduction in climate pollution, new figures show America’s carbon dioxide emissions last year fell to their lowest levels since 1994, according to a new report. Carbon dioxide emissions fell by 13% in the past five years, because of new energy-saving…

Perry’s top environment official is ‘anti-science’: environmentalist

Amid the hubbub of trying to single out a nominee for the 2012 presidential election, some are thinking of a bigger picture — who the candidates’ potential cabinet members will be. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been his state’s executive for a decade, so some of his longest-standing advisers…

US fund Blackstone plans two big German wind farms

The US investment fund Blackstone plans to invest several billion euros in German wind farms, as the biggest economy in Europe will need the energy when it abandons nuclear power by 2022. Blackstone said Friday that it had finalised 1.2 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in financing to build what it…

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