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Setting up a group to cut carbon together

Jamie Andrews

13th January, 2009

Oxfam ran a competition for low-carbon lifestyles in 2008 – and all three winners were part of the same DIY carbon rationing movement. Jamie Andrews finds out what’s behind the success of CRAGs, and asks why we all haven’t signed up to join the revolution more...
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CASE STUDY: greening a football stadium

David Craik

1st October, 2008

With its grass roof, solar panels and low-energy lighting, the beautiful game now has its own beautiful eco home. David Craik meets the man making it happen more...
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Clean coal myth at E-On's Kingsnorth

News

1st July, 2008

Don't believe the carbon capture hype, say MPs and NGOs more...
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Coal is over

Joss Garman

22nd June, 2008

Britain lingers near to the bottom of the European league table for renewable energy, so why does it seem that the government are willing to add more coal nails to the coffin? more...
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What car do you drive?

Richard Heinberg

19th June, 2008

The question arises soon after readers or lecture audiences first become acquainted with global oil depletion and climate change. I must be asked it at least once a week.
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Hedge funds for forests?

Mark Anslow

6th June, 2008

Protecting rainforests is now almost as lucrative as cutting them down. Mark Anslow reports on a commodities-centred approach to stopping deforestation more...
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Carbon Offsetting: forgive my carbon sin?

Jules Peck

3rd June, 2008

We all want our green wings, and the notion of purchasing them via carbon offsetting is powerfully seductive. as Jules Peck reveals, however, buying your way into eco heaven can be fraught with problems more...
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Cornering the market

Faisal Islam

1st June, 2008

Do the peaks and troughs of the financial markets really hold the key to solving our environmental troubles? Faisal Islam investigates more...
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The future of waterways

Tom Savory

1st January, 2008

Parliament has recommended it, Sainsbury’s has tried it and Tesco is doing it, but what is the future for sustainable transport along the UK’s inland waterways? more...
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Trees shouldn’t be sold as carbon offsets, says study

News

14th August, 2007

Trees planted in drought-prone or nutrient poor areas don’t store enough carbon dioxide to offset emissions, a new study by Duke University in North Carolina has found. more...
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Government committee critical of airline's carbon offsets

Ecologist

23rd July, 2007

The Environmental Audit Committee has slammed the aviation industry for a ‘diverse and generally unsatisfactory attitude’ towards their misuse of carbon offsets. more...
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New carbon trading scheme aims to preserve forests

News

4th July, 2007

A new U.N. led scheme called "Reduced Emissions from Deforestation" (RED) is due to be announced later this year that aims to make it rewarding for countries to preserve their forests rather than cut them down.
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carbon off-setting: 1/17 of 17

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Meacher attacks Government's Climate Change Bill

News

9th May, 2007

Former environment Minister and Labour leadership candidate Michael Meacher MP has derided the government's Climate Change Bill as 'nowhere near commensurate to the threat'. more...
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Direct action group 'London Rising Tide' on carbon off-setting

Mark Anslow

22nd February, 2007

On Wednesday 22nd February, activists from the group London Rising Tide occupied the offices of the Carbon Neutral Company. Below are their grievances... more...
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Carbon off-setting feels the rod

News

18th January, 2007

The government will announce voluntary standards today to regulate carbon off-setting programmes - the schemes by which environmentally friendly projects such as planting trees are undertaken to 'off-set' the effects of carbon dioxide emissions.
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Carbon Trading Scam Exposed

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18th January, 2007

Collusion between UK carbon trading firms and Chinese factories is allowing them to make big profits without any significant reduction in carbon emissions.
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Government refuses to create clean technology fund

News

30th November, 1999

The Treasury signalled yesterday that money raised from the sale of carbon credits will not go into a clean technology fund as the EC had requested but instead be diverted to general treasury funds. more...

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