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Enhanced oil recovery may offer climate solution: Fuel for Thought - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:09

Enhanced oil recovery may offer climate solution: Fuel for Thought
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
In using this technology to enhance the recovery of oil (EOR), the oil industry has developed an extensive know-how for capturing, permanently storing, and monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2). Additionally, a US government-backed research initiative has ...

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At the Manning Conference, the conservative climate plan is a scrap of paper - Macleans.ca

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:17

Macleans.ca

At the Manning Conference, the conservative climate plan is a scrap of paper
Macleans.ca
Doug Ford has spoken against a carbon tax since his campaign launch, and Mulroney and Elliott followed him on Thursday. The list of alternatives, according to the sustainability panel, includes regulation by target reductions (such as Ontario's target ...

Public meeting planned to craft effective local tree ordinances - Kitsap Sun

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:35

Public meeting planned to craft effective local tree ordinances
Kitsap Sun
Residents of the Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor and Islands (KGI) Watershed are well aware of the aesthetic and environmental value of trees. Over the last decade, multiple studies and tools have been utilized to help calculate this value, including the ...

Daily Tax Update - February 9, 2018: 2018 Bipartisan Budget Enacted - Lexology

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:03

Daily Tax Update - February 9, 2018: 2018 Bipartisan Budget Enacted
Lexology
2018 Bipartisan Budget Enacted: Early this morning, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a two-year budget bill. The act includes, among other provisions, a short-term spending measure that will keep the government funded through ...

Climate Friendly? Congress Passes Carbon Capture and Storage Tax Breaks - EcoWatch

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:05

EcoWatch

Climate Friendly? Congress Passes Carbon Capture and Storage Tax Breaks
EcoWatch
Nestled inside the U.S. budget lawmakers passed Friday morning were tax breaks for an array of energy sources, including some struggling and controversial projects and technologies. A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, including several Democrats from ...

Climate change, evolution, and what happens when researchers are also friends - Source

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:47

Climate change, evolution, and what happens when researchers are also friends
Source
For example, if plants evolve larger root systems in response to prolonged drought, they may deposit more carbon into the soil, thus increasing rates of carbon sequestration. As another example, scientists have studied selection pressures exhibited by ...

Kontrol Energy developing utility token and Carbon Offset Trading Platform to help global corporations meet their ... - Markets Insider

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:13

Kontrol Energy developing utility token and Carbon Offset Trading Platform to help global corporations meet their ...
Markets Insider
Certain information included in this press release, including information relating to Kontrol's proposed acquisition of another company, Kontrol's proposed development of the GHG Coin and the Carbon Offset Trading Platform and their anticipated success ...

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Kontrol Energy developing utility token and Carbon Offset Trading Platform to help global corporations meet their ... - Markets Insider

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:13

Kontrol Energy developing utility token and Carbon Offset Trading Platform to help global corporations meet their ...
Markets Insider
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Kontrol Energy Corp. ("Kontrol", or the "Company") (CSE: KNR, FSE: 1K8) announces that it is developing, in cooperation with the company it is proposing to acquire (see Kontrol's news release dated February 2, 2018), a ...

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World Bank grants USD 4.8 million for REDD+ project - Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:07

Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

World Bank grants USD 4.8 million for REDD+ project
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper
The international programme operates under the principles of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and enhancing carbon sequestration through improved forest protection and management. Finance minister Namgay Dorji said the ...

Is Farming Key for Carbon Trapping? - International Environmental Technology

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:33

International Environmental Technology

Is Farming Key for Carbon Trapping?
International Environmental Technology
According to the old adage, if you're not part of the solution then you're part of the problem. When it comes to the environment, farming has traditionally been seen as part of the problem. Not only does it result in deforestation and land clearing ...

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program - Caledonian Record

GCS IN THE NEWS - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:04

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program
Caledonian Record
... for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on ...

Budget deal has tax credit extensions for nuclear, fuel cells, carbon capture - Ars Technica

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:31

Ars Technica

Budget deal has tax credit extensions for nuclear, fuel cells, carbon capture
Ars Technica
Interestingly, a bipartisan effort to increase and extend tax credits for carbon sequestration passed through this budget. The bill was pushed through by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and ...

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America's building of the year is here: UMass' Design Building - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:51

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

America's building of the year is here: UMass' Design Building
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Senior arboriculture major Justin Hailey was enthused about this aspect of the building. “The architecture is really cool. I like the use of wood. They talk a lot about carbon sequestration; this is a really good example of it when it comes to the ...

Ag opinions divided on Oregon 'cap-and-invest' bill - Capital Press

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:17

Capital Press

Ag opinions divided on Oregon 'cap-and-invest' bill
Capital Press
A portion of revenue collected by cap-and-invest would go into a climate investment fund, which Kemple said would provide grants to help farmers increase carbon sequestration. Those projects would then generate offset credits, which could be sold back ...

Critics worry budget deal incentivizes doing carbon capture the wrong way - ThinkProgress

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:54

ThinkProgress

Critics worry budget deal incentivizes doing carbon capture the wrong way
ThinkProgress
Currently, federal tax code gives companies that capture and sequester carbon a tax credit for every metric ton of carbon that is captured and stored — $20 per metric ton if that carbon is stored deep underground, and $10 per metric ton if that carbon ...

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Congress Extends Tax Breaks for Clean Energy — and Carbon Capture - InsideClimate News

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:51

InsideClimate News

Congress Extends Tax Breaks for Clean Energy — and Carbon Capture
InsideClimate News
Some of the tax breaks, like one that restores a tax credit for home geothermal heating and cooling, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars to install, should make a significant difference to individuals trying to lower their carbon footprints ...

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'Agroforestry' may be new weapon in climate change fight - Futurity: Research News

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:42

Futurity: Research News

'Agroforestry' may be new weapon in climate change fight
Futurity: Research News
The transition from agriculture to agroforestry significantly increased soil organic carbon an average of 34 percent, according to Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources at Penn State, whose research group in the College of Agricultural ...

Energy tax credits in final budget deal - Utility Dive

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:43

Energy tax credits in final budget deal
Utility Dive
Tax credits for nuclear power, carbon sequestration and small natural gas and renewable energy technologies were included in a Congressional budget deal that passed in the early hours of Friday morning and was later signed by President Trump. The so ...

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Energy tax credits in final budget deal passed by Congress - Utility Dive

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:43

Energy tax credits in final budget deal passed by Congress
Utility Dive
Tax credits for nuclear power, carbon sequestration and small natural gas and renewable energy technologies were included in a Congressional budget deal that passed in the early hours of Friday morning. The so-called tax extenders were included in a ...

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There are climate solutions in our soil - National Observer

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:29

There are climate solutions in our soil
National Observer
Alberta — home to one-third of Canada's agricultural land — could put a big dent in its carbon footprint by transitioning to organic agriculture. Organic farmers tend to use cover crops and crop rotations in place of mono-cropping, and utilize ...

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