Tag Results for carbon offsets (3)

  1. Nanotechnology's Role in Reducing CO2 Emissions

    If you accept that man-made CO2 emissions are a major contributing factor to global warming, then finding ways to combat those emissions with nanotechnology are an application area of increasing interest. A recent column in Nanotech-Now poses the question of whether nanotechnology can be economically used to fight CO2 emissions. The brief column mainly focuses on the main contributor to man-made CO2 emissions: electric power plants. The nanotechnologies being investigated for reducing carbon emissions in this area are still somewhat speculative, and certainly suffer from the prospect of not ever achieving an economical solution. Retrofitting power plants with bioenzyme â''scrubbersâ'' …

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  2. Buying Carbon Reductions to Offset Climate Sinfulness

    Voluntarily paying for somebody else to reduce carbon emissions to compensate for something youâ''re doing to increase themâ''few other subjects have aroused so much controversy in the last year, inside and outside the environmental community. Climate change skeptics naturally see the whole idea of carbon offsets as silly and pointless. But even those who see carbon reduction as an urgent necessity wonder whether offsets really help. How do you know whether you're getting real value when you purchase a carbon offset?…

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