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Q&A: Carbon offsetting 7.9.2007 Guardian: Environment

Leading offset company Climate Care debunks some myths about the industry.

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TXU Shareholders to Vote on $32B Sale 7.9.2007 AP Business
DALLAS (AP) -- Shareholders of TXU Corp. were expected Friday to approve the sale of the Texas power generator for $32 billion in one of the biggest private buyouts ever....
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Penn State Conference Takes On Tough Alternative Energy Questions 7.9.2007 Tompaine.com
http://www.timesleader.com/news/20070907_07conference_ART.html
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Jeremy Leggett | Kings of the Coal Habit 7.9.2007 Truthout.com
Jeremy Leggett for The Guardian UK writes about the meeting in Sydney this week at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit: "Everyone who cares about the greenhouse threat should train a microscope on their [John Howard's and George Bush's] actions. The fate of human civilization will probably hinge on the fossil-fuel decisions of just six nations, and five of them are members of APEC."
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UK Coal mines rich seam from property assets 6.9.2007 Financial Times: Energy
A rise in the value of its property portfolio has tripled the company's first-half pre-tax profits, offsetting the closure of its main Daw Mill colliery
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Drax powers on with green plan 6.9.2007 BBC: Business
Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire says it is ahead of schedule with plans to cut carbon emissions.
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North Dakota Wary of Renewed Uranium Interest 6.9.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
BELFIELD, N.D. - Geiger counters were a hot item in this small town a half century ago. Nearly every business, including the pool hall, sold the instruments to wannabe uranium prospectors. “People weren’t worried about it then because they had no idea what it was,” said Barbara Thompson, a Belfield resident for nearly 60 years. “Now [...]
ND Wary of Renewed Uranium Interest 6.9.2007 AP National
BELFIELD, N.D. (AP) -- Geiger counters were a hot item in this small town a half century ago. Nearly every business, including the pool hall, sold the instruments to wannabe uranium prospectors....
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TXU Shareholders to Vote on $32B Sale 6.9.2007 AP Business
DALLAS (AP) -- The last major obstacle to the private buyout of TXU Corp. is expected to fall Friday, when shareholders of the largest power-generating company in Texas vote on the $32 billion sale....
Robyn Blumner | The Difference Between Parties Is As Deep As a Coal Mine 6.9.2007 Truthout.com
Writing for The Baltimore Sun, Robyn Blumner says: "A lot of people tell me that they are sick of both political parties. They claim the parties are essentially the same and it doesn't matter who is in power, because the Democrats and the Republicans are in the pocket of special interests and equally disengaged from the concerns and needs of average people. To that, I proffer this example about mine safety."
Profits treble at UK Coal 5.9.2007 Financial Times: Energy
Interim pre-tax profits at the miner rose to £40.6m from £16.7m last time, despite production problems at its Daw Hill mine. Earnings were down £20m.
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Bill Boyne: Coal industry puts miners, environment at risk 5.9.2007 Post-Bulletin: Local Opinion
ny companies operating deep-shaft coal mines sacrifice the lives of miners for profits. Too many companies that operate strip mines devastate the environment. And the coal industry in general, along with some electric power plants, is one of the gre
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Video game's unlikely source: Chevron and Economist's publisher 5.9.2007 SFGate: Business & Technology
Video games often encourage their players to find magic swords, steal cars, decapitate mutants or just blow stuff up. They rarely tell you that you need to use more petroleum. But then, most games weren't developed by energy analysts and an oil ...
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A cloud around the state's air chief 5.9.2007 LA Times: Opinion
Appointee Nichols holds stock in several companies she must deal with.

At the risk of oversimplifying, it is safe to say environmentalists always argue for higher standards. They are inherently positioned to oppose much of what goes on in the private sector. They assume that even the so-called clean companies have some environmental skeletons in their closets.
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A cloud around the state's air chief 5.9.2007 LA Times: Commentary
Appointee Nichols holds stock in several companies she must deal with.

At the risk of oversimplifying, it is safe to say environmentalists always argue for higher standards. They are inherently positioned to oppose much of what goes on in the private sector. They assume that even the so-called clean companies have some environmental skeletons in their closets.
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Coal Rush Reverses, Power Firms Follow 4.9.2007 Washington Post: Technology
The mayor of Missoula, Mont., is the latest person to discover just how unpopular coal plants have become.
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Video game's unlikely source: Chevron and Economist's publisher 4.9.2007 SFGate: Business & Technology
Video games often encourage their players to find magic swords, steal cars, decapitate mutants or just blow stuff up. They rarely tell you that you need to use more petroleum. But then, most games weren't developed by energy analysts and an oil ...
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Mount Stripmine? 4.9.2007 Common Dreams: Views
While the nation’s attention was focused on the nine lives lost in the deep coal mine of Crandall Canyon in Utah, the Bush administration has been busy pushing a form of strip mining in Appalachia that is lethal to land itself. It has proposed a rule that would explicitly allow mining companies to blast and [...]
The Difference Between The Parties Is As Deep As A Coal Mine 4.9.2007 Common Dreams: Views
A lot of people tell me that they are sick of both political parties. They claim the parties are essentially the same and it doesn’t matter who is in power, because the Democrats and the Republicans are in the pocket of special interests and equally disengaged from the concerns and needs of average people. To that, [...]
Climate Activists Target Asia-Pacific Summit in Australia 3.9.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
SYDNEY - Climate change activists staged a break-in at an Australian power station Monday as a pattern of guerrilla-style raids emerged ahead of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Sydney. The protest came as already draconian security measures were boosted a day ahead of the arrival in Sydney of US President George W. Bush, who [...]
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