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Pacific Biodiesel Begins Farming State's Largest Biofuel Crop Project - Maui Now

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:07

Maui Now

Pacific Biodiesel Begins Farming State's Largest Biofuel Crop Project
Maui Now
“Think of it as 100+ acres of energy storage and carbon sequestration,” said Kelly King, Vice President and Co-Founder of Pacific Biodiesel and recently inaugurated member of the Maui County Council. “There are 36,000 acres of fertile sugar cane lands ...

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How an Alaska Native Corp. is Stopping Coal — for Profit - Efficient Gov (press release) (blog)

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:54

How an Alaska Native Corp. is Stopping Coal — for Profit
Efficient Gov (press release) (blog)
The CAC/New Forests deal is the first carbon sequestration deal by an Alaska Native corporation, and the first time an Alaskan hydrocarbon resource will be left in the ground — for profit. It's a profitable way to avoid the environmental impacts of ...

Pork producers tackle antibiotics, retailer demand, state of the industry - Agri News

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:28

Agri News

Pork producers tackle antibiotics, retailer demand, state of the industry
Agri News
When agriculture can sequester carbon and prove it, there is potential for a payday down the road as carbon emissions get continued scrutiny, Catlett said. "Agriculture is the way, overall, that we solve the carbon sequestration problem," Catlett said.

How Irish cattle farmers preserve a strange, ancient landscape - Treehugger

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 04:41

Treehugger

How Irish cattle farmers preserve a strange, ancient landscape
Treehugger
On the other, it's a unique ecosystem of rare and unusual plants, many of which were carried to The Burren as seeds in the last ice age. And some of which are not found anywhere else. It's also, apparently, a significant source of carbon sequestration ...

McGuire, State Senate introduce environmental protection measures in response to Trump Administration - Lake County News

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 04:33

Lake County News

McGuire, State Senate introduce environmental protection measures in response to Trump Administration
Lake County News
These public lands protect sensitives species, are valuable for carbon sequestration, are a source of drinking water and are one of the largest economic drivers for rural communities thanks to the tourism they draw. “California has the most to lose ...
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McGuire pushes environmental protections for state - Eureka Times Standard

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:57

Eureka Times Standard

McGuire pushes environmental protections for state
Eureka Times Standard
“And not only are these open spaces important to protect because they are sensitive, they are sensitive ecosystems, they hold tremendous value for carbon sequestration. They provide drinking water to millions in the West. They are also one of the ...

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Chatham House Study Debunks Biomass Carbon Neutrality - Natural Resources Defense Council

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:47

Chatham House Study Debunks Biomass Carbon Neutrality
Natural Resources Defense Council
The report goes on to underscore a fundamental flaw underlying the arguments of biomass proponents: namely, since forests can regenerate over time and sequester carbon in the process, this regrowth balances or offsets the stack emissions produced by ...

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From carbon dioxide to fuel - UDaily

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:37

UDaily

From carbon dioxide to fuel
UDaily
Modern society's extensive use of fossil fuels has led to unprecedented atmospheric carbon dioxide levels with widespread climate impacts. Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration is one of the technologies under investigation to mitigate CO2 emissions ...

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Native vegetation research paves way for carbon-neutral cotton: UNE researcher Dr Rhiannon Smith - The Northern Daily Leader

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 06:28

The Northern Daily Leader

Native vegetation research paves way for carbon-neutral cotton: UNE researcher Dr Rhiannon Smith
The Northern Daily Leader
Carbon sequestration in native vegetation provides a way for growers to achieve a carbon-neutral operation, as carbon sequestration in crops alone is unlikely to offset emissions from crop and livestock production,” Dr Smith said. “We have shown ...

Carbon insetting - Corporate Knights Magazine

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:19

Corporate Knights Magazine

Carbon insetting
Corporate Knights Magazine
Its projects have sequestered the greenhouse gas equivalent of some 1.4 million tons (1.27 million metric tons) of carbon, Lecomte says, and spurred a new trend called “carbon insetting,” in which companies offset a portion of their carbon emissions ...

Forest Owners urge farmers to plant more trees | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nz

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:58

Forest Owners urge farmers to plant more trees | Scoop News
Scoop.co.nz
Forest Owners say the new Federated Farmers' policy on climate change is a major step to help farmers understand trees are not an alternative to farming, but ...

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Of Milk And Money, Part Two: Why Are Mars, Danone And Others Investing Millions In Small Farmers? - Ecosystem Marketplace

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:54

Ecosystem Marketplace

Of Milk And Money, Part Two: Why Are Mars, Danone And Others Investing Millions In Small Farmers?
Ecosystem Marketplace
After VI Agroforestry invited him to tour the Kenya Agriculture Carbon Project (KACP), where Mayende's farm is located, Giraud agreed to help expand the project to cover 30,000 farms over the next five years, and he says the return will come from two ...

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100% renewables - Energy Collective

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:37

100% renewables
Energy Collective
It's a noble, collaborative effort to be the cleanest, most environmentally sustainable cities on the planet, with an ultimate and cumulative end goal of each city doing its part to reduce worldwide carbon emissions. Many cities that have made the ...

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Projected Electricity Generation Mix is Sensitive to Policies, Natural Gas Prices - Energy Collective

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:37

Energy Collective

Projected Electricity Generation Mix is Sensitive to Policies, Natural Gas Prices
Energy Collective
Without the Clean Power Plan, there is less incentive to switch from carbon-intensive coal to less carbon-intensive natural gas or carbon-free fuels such as wind and solar. In the scenario where the Clean Power Plan is not implemented, coal again ...

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solar purchase - Energy Collective

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:21

solar purchase
Energy Collective
Recently released data from NYSERDA demonstrates the increasing trend of consumers electing to purchase solar vs. lease (lease or power purchase agreement). In January in New York, the percentage of residential solar systems purchased was 46%, ...

solar price - Energy Collective

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:05

solar price
Energy Collective
In the Netherlands 525 MW of solar power capacity was installed in 2016, bringing total solar capacity to 2 GW, which supplied 1.5% of Dutch electricity generation, according to the National Solar Trend Report 2017 (available here in Dutch), a ...

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Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost - Forbes

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:16

Forbes

Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost
Forbes
Bill Brown, 8 Rivers' cofounder, saw piles of federal Recovery Act money available for research on carbon capture and sequestration. It wasn't hard to rev Allam up again. Soon he was sending handwritten brain dumps to the cadre of young engineers at 8 ...

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NFU17: Invest £1 in farm support and get a £7.40 return, says new report - FG Insight

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:01

FG Insight

NFU17: Invest £1 in farm support and get a £7.40 return, says new report
FG Insight
Researchers arrived at the figure by weighing the costs of agriculture, such as subsidy payments, soil, water and air costs and greenhouse gas emissions against the value of tourism, renewable energy production, carbon sequestration and habitat and ...

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Soil Will Absorb Less Atmospheric Carbon Than Expected This Century - Newswise (press release)

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:45

Soil Will Absorb Less Atmospheric Carbon Than Expected This Century
Newswise (press release)
Most global models that participated in the latest Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) underestimated the mean age of soil carbon. This underestimation results in an overestimation of soil's carbon sequestration potential. Consequently, more ...

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Don't Expect Carbon Capture To Save Coal - Forbes

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:57

Forbes

Don't Expect Carbon Capture To Save Coal
Forbes
There has been a lot of excitement around the recent startup of commercial scale carbon capture and sequestration operations by NRG Energy at the W.A. Parish coal-fired power plant near Houston. The reason is clear: the technology offers the promise of ...