Carbon Mis-Calculations?

Not all carbon calculators are created equal…in fact, if you provide the same starting information to 10 different calculators, you will likely get ten totally different answers that could vary by several orders of magnitude.  Does that mean that each of them is wrong?  Not necessarily… part of the issue with calculating carbon emissions today comes from what assumptions are made and what standards are used in the calculations. ...

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Cost of Carbon helps the bottom line

A recent summary in Environmental Leader indicated that by 2012 the cost of carbon, per the proposed budget and cap-and-trade scheme would be $13.70, resulting in a 6 to 7% increase in fuel and energy costs.  This is based upon a US-only Cap and not a US-Canada-Mexico Carbon Cap which is an alternative possibility.  It also doesn’t include efforts that may be in place for renewable/lower carbon producing energy and fuel alternatives....

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Value of Carbon Management

In 2008, a survey of corporate executives published in McKinsey Quarterly [1] indicated that though climate change is considered important and awareness is high, relatively little is being done in terms of building climate change mitigation, energy usage and emissions reduction into corporate decision-making or operational processes.  Now, in 2009, there are indications that climate change, specifically the contribution from energy use, is...

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