Recreational Air Travel and its contribution to GHG

According to the UK Government, in 2006 air travel accounted for 6.4 per cent of the UK’s emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas causing climate change. Due to the economic decline of 2008-2009 this number dropped slightly to approximately 5%, but it is expected to increase to 10% by 2020, barring steps to …

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Politicians and Energy Subsidies

A recent BC Hydro study recommended that B.C.’s electricity rates be increased to encourage reductions in energy consumption and in the province’s carbon footprint. The increase will bring the rates paid by BC Hydro customers closer to a fair market price of electricity. With the average B.C. resident consuming 11,000 kilowatt hours per year, taxpayers …

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So where does the road from Cancun lead?

So where does the road from Cancun lead? The Cancun meeting left the status of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to the next meeting in Durban. As recorded in the Cancun accord, the parties meeting under the Protocol agreed to continue negotiations with the aim of completing their work …

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So what the did Cancún Conference on climate change accomplish?

So what did Cancún Conference on climate change accomplish? Probably that is the wrong question. Rather what would have happened if there was nothing to show from the Cancún meeting? Or if a significant number of countries had refused to join in the closing statement, either because they disagreed with its terms or were convinced …

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