14 Sep '11, 4am

'Serious' Error Found in Carbon Savings for Biofuels: The implications for farmers and fuel companies could be s...

Bloomberg News Rapeseed, a popular feedstock for biofuels, in a field in Oxfordshire in England. The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics. The European Environment Agency Scientific Committee writes that the role of energy from crops like biofuels in curbing warming gases should be measured by how much additional carbon dioxide such crops absorb beyond what would have been absorbed anyway by existing fields, forests and grasslands. Instead, the European Union has been “double counting” some of the savings, according to the draft opinion, which was prepared by the committee in May and viewed this week by The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. The com...

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Bloomberg News Rapeseed, a popular feedstock for biofuels, in a field in Oxfordshire in England. The European Union is ove...

Green Blog: 'Serious' Error Found in Carbon Sav...

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Bloomberg News Rapeseed, a popular feedstock for biofuels, in a field in Oxfordshire in England. The European Union is ove...

'Serious' Error Found in Carbon Savings for Bio...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Sep '11, 7am

Bloomberg News Rapeseed, a popular feedstock for biofuels, in a field in Oxfordshire in England. The European Union is ove...

Google Releases Details on its Carbon Footprint

Google Releases Details on its Carbon Footprint

triplepundit.com 13 Sep '11, 9am

Last Thursday Google released for the first time details on its carbon footprint . The figures themselves were interesting...

Hawaii Utility Turns to Biofuel To Lessen Relia...

renewableenergyworld.com 14 Sep '11, 2pm

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European #carbon prices should be three times t...

bnef.com 13 Sep '11, 8am

Analysis shows that the current price of carbon will need to rise significantly to achieve Europe's emissions goals after ...

The World’s Oldest Carbon Experiment

The World’s Oldest Carbon Experiment

cleantechnica.com 14 Sep '11, 9am

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grist.org 15 Sep '11, 7pm

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Biodiversity and Social Carbon: Sustainable Development and the Carbon Market - Book Review via @mongabay

Biodiversity and Social Carbon: Sustainable Dev...

news.mongabay.com 18 Sep '11, 2pm

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Global 500 hit milestone for embedding carbon c...

businessgreen.com 14 Sep '11, 7am

For the first time, most of the world's largest corporations reporting their carbon emissions have embedded environmental ...

Awesome alert! New bottlenose dolphin species found:

Awesome alert! New bottlenose dolphin species f...

grist.org 15 Sep '11, 2pm

We all know the Earth still has more and stranger species than we've discovered, or at least it will until we clear-cut an...