Posts Tagged with "carbon emissions"

Financed emissions: A big problem for banks, and a bigger problem for the climate

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Financed emissions: A big problem for banks, and a bigger problem for the climate

What is the total greenhouse gas footprint of Citigroup, Bank of America, or UBS? Right now, we don’t know, and that’s a major problem for both banks and the climate. Banks emit greenhouse gases to power their offices and branches, but they also finance the emissions of other companies through their loans, investments, and other [...]

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Palm Oil Pariah Sinar Mas Commits to Forest Protection. What About Cargill?

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Palm Oil Pariah Sinar Mas Commits to Forest Protection. What About Cargill?

Sinar Mas Group, the notorious international palm oil pariah, recently made a remarkable announcement: The company’s subsidiary, Golden Agri Resouces (GAR), intends to implement a forest conservation policy. Among other things, GAR’s Forest Conservation Policy commits it to a goal of “no new development” on peat lands, High Conservation Value Forest areas or High Carbon [...]

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Habitat for Humanity Should Cut its Ties with Asia Pulp and Paper

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Habitat for Humanity Should Cut its Ties with Asia Pulp and Paper

It’s disappointing that Habitat for Humanity — a group I have a lot of admiration for — didn’t do its homework before partnering with Indonesia’s most destructive pulp and paper company, Asia Pulp and Paper. Not only is Habitat getting used to fuel APP’s massive PR machine, but Habitat is soiling its own reputation and [...]

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The Profits Over People Pattern

Friday, January 7, 2011

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The Profits Over People Pattern

In what has become something of a pattern, the Obama administration recently took a bold new step to protect our planet at the same time that it was taking a giant step backwards. Hot on the heels of the announcement about the EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries and fossil-fueled power [...]

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Greenwash And Cargill: Growing Together

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Cargill just released their 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, which provides an overview of Cargill’s amazing lackluster efforts to address supply chain issues including sourcing palm oil associated with rainforest destruction and social conflict. Titled “Growing Together,” the report is a seriously misleading account of the environmental and human rights achievements of the world’s largest privately [...]

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Coal-fired Power Plant Renaissance Just a Bunch of Hot Air

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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There has been a flurry of discussion about a new coal-fired power plant boom, sparked by this article last week by Matthew Brown for the Associated Press, and continuing on the New York Times blog today. According to these articles, more than 30 traditional coal plants, representing 17GW of power, have been built since 2008 [...]

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One Kid’s Book Takes on the Climate Challenge

Monday, June 21, 2010

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These days climate change is definitely a buzz phrase that you can hear all types of people talking about around town. But between phrases like fossil fuels and renewable energy being thrown around, not to mention media coverage of constantly changing weather patterns, it can get pretty hard to keep the facts straight. Especially as [...]

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5 Dirty Aspects of “Clean” Coal

Friday, October 10, 2008

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Written by Sarah Lozanov Published on October 9th, 2008 – Posted in alternative energy, carbon emissions http://cleantechnica.com/2008/10/09/5-dirty-aspects-of-clean-coal/ Clean coal has been getting a lot of attention lately. Both Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama consider it to be an important piece in their energy plans. Even the recent $900 billion bailout package included $1.5 billion for [...]

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