Recently the former leader of the Australian Greens, Christine Milne, complained bitterly about a lack of commitment by the Australian government to emission reduction. She had issues with the targets set (too weak), the mechanisms to achieve abatement (offsets for offsets), and the increasingly believable claim that Australia is “increasingly being seen as cheating the process with rubbery figures” in the national carbon accounts. 595 more words
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Having consciously avoided emitting excessive carbon for the past 20 years, I am about to embark on a carbon creating extravaganza. While there is no justification for this behaviour, I thought it likely that others who generally try to live low(ish) carbon lives might find my dilemma and attempts to justify it amusing. 1,687 more words
Online Purchasing Creates Opportunities to Lower the Life Cycle Carbon Footprints of Consumer Products
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (August 30, 2016 v113 n35 p9780-9785; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1522211113) / by Steven C. Isley, et al.
A major barrier to reducing greenhouse emissions from economic consumption involves information about product supply chains. 103 more words
When the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) released its original Proposed Principles of Governance for a regional independent system operator (ISO), it included a proposal for the development of a methodology to track and account for emissions that are attributable to California load and resources located in California and out-of state resources serving California load. 1,000 more words