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Premiere in Barcelona: AIDAnova Is First Ever Ship to Be Supplied With Low-Emission Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Mediterranean

On April 26, 2019, AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated the first-time arrival of the world's first LNG cruise ship in Barcelona.
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September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On the same day AIDAnova was fueled for the first time in the Mediterranean with the lowest-emission fuel currently available to shipping industry, in Europe's biggest cruise port. As of now, alongside Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona has become not only the second start and end destination for AIDAnova's seven-day cruises in the Mediterranean: Thanks to a partnership with Shell, the cruise ship will also be regularly supplied with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Spanish metropolis.

Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 9.9 Billion Pounds of Carbon Dioxide in 2018

Nation’s longest-serving renewable energy retailer celebrates Earth Month with new solar plan
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HOUSTON, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of Earth Month, today Green Mountain Energy announced its customers prevented more than 9.9 billion pounds of carbon dioxide in 2018 by choosing cleaner electricity and

Counting Our Carbon

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For the first time, Domtar’s Transportation and Logistics team estimated the greenhouse gas emissions from shipping pulp and paper products to our customers. The results: an estimated 349,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016.

We noted that while our pulp products traveled about 1.7 times more total miles than our paper products to reach our customers, the carbon footprint for pulp was approximately 43 percent less than for our paper products.

Domtar Celebrates International Day of Forests

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Trees give so generously yet take so little.

Take, for example, the fact that a single tree is capable of absorbing 10 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. According to Recyclebank, a mature oak tree can take in 369 gallons of water each day – important for oxygen production and prevention of soil erosion. And one tree can even produce the same cooling effect as 10 air conditioning units running for 20 hours a day.

Research Highlight: Study Says Barrier to Widespread Use of Clean Cookstoves Surmounted

Project Surya effort to improve public health and slow pace of global warming provides rural women in India access to results-based climate financing
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A multiyear experiment in healthier and more environmentally sustainable cooking practices among the world’s poorest three billion people has found key breakthroughs that can substantially improve women’s quality of life and slow the pace of climate change.

The Politics of Energy: Change or Be Changed

How Clean Energy Can Save the Economy
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by Carole Laible, Chief Executive Officer, Domini Social Investments

Human nature often resists change. We struggle with moving from familiar surroundings to new, unknown territories. Yet, when it comes to the greatest single challenge we face today, our resistance to change will surely cause massive, uncontrollable, and unforeseeable changes.

The Poetry of a Campfire

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Carbon is not our enemy. It is the basis of life, working in tandem with the water and oxygen with which we are abundantly blessed to fashion all of the beauty of nature.

Let’s nerd out. Or at least I will. You don’t have to; you can just stop reading. Your call.

Why, you ask? Because I’m fascinated by the first law of thermodynamics. And by campfires (I’m currently sitting next to one). Campfires are basically the embodiment of the first law of thermodynamics.

Four Seconds of Inspiration

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Despite our best efforts, separating ourselves from nature is a fruitless endeavor. So long as we are made primarily of carbon, we are nature. So long as we breath in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, we are nature.

As I sit down to write this post, I think my mood can be described best by the following: feeling a temptation towards philosophical musings of the sort that would come naturally to you if we were sipping Earl Grey tea surrounded by many leather bound books. And here we go….

Research: Preventing Toxic Pollution From Attached Garages

When looked at as a group, studies of attached garages offer helpful information about when and how carbon dioxide and fumes pollute the home.
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Among the more interest observations to come out of 20 years of research on attached garages is the fact that they have lousy energy efficiency. This makes sense of course. Few builder spend a lot of time insulating and sealing the garage. But blower door tests found that garages are often TEN TIMES leakier than the home they're connected to. Even in the best case scenarios, they leak twice as much air.

Volkswagen Scandal Puts Regulators on High Alert

James M. Amend | WardsAuto
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NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind says Volkswagen’s emissions scandal further erodes an essential element of trust between the U.S. regulator and automakers, underscoring a new protocol where government agencies must be more proactive and question every bit of information the industry provides regarding safety, fuel economy and emissions.

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