China May Surpass U.S. Per Capita Carbon Emission Levels By 2017

September 28, 2011 by  
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A new report form the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency says that China’s per capita carbon emissions are rising at such a pace that the country could reach, or even surpass, U.S. levels by 2017. The report states that China’s per capita carbon emission were at 2.2 tons in 1990, but have since risen to 6.8 tons.  That amount is about equal with Italy and more than France.  During that same time frame, U.S. per capita emissions have dropped from 19.7 tons to 16.9 tons. China became the world leader in total greenhouse gas emissions back in 2007 and has doubled its emissions since 2003. This breakneck speed of development and increasing carbon emissions has caused environmentalists to say that China should now be considered a developed nation during climate change talks, which would means it would be expected to take on more responsibility in controlling carbon emissions. via Yale e360

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Google Puts Up $75 Million for Residential Solar Installations

September 27, 2011 by  
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Google has set up a $75 million fund that will pay for about 3,000 residential solar installations in California, Colorado and Arizona.  The fund will be overseen by Clean Power Finance who will work with installers to offer financing options to homeowners. The fund will allow homeowners who want to incorporate solar power in their homes, but can’t afford the high upfront costs of a solar power system, to enter into lease agreements or power purchase agreements with the installers. This fund is the second for Google , who also created a $280 million residential solar fund that California-based SolarCity will administer.  That fund will be overseeing installations, lease agreements and power purchase agreements in 11 states and Washington, D.C. The popularity of residential and small scale solar is at a high because of the federal and state tax incentives for homeowners.  Companies who invest in these projects (i.e. Google), get large tax credits as well. via Forbes

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