May 5, 2013 |
LONDON — As the centerpiece of Europe's pledge to lead the global battle against climate change, the region's market for carbon emissions effectively turned pollution into a commodity that could be traded like gold or oil. But the once-thriving pollution trade here has turned into a carbon bust. Under the system, 31 nations slapped emission limits on more than 11,000 companies and issued carbon credits that could be traded by firms to meet their new pollution caps. More efficient ones could sell excess carbon credits, while less efficient ones...
January 24, 2009
The energy you reap from the earth, sun or wind may be free, but the equipment needed to produce renewable energy for your home typically costs more than traditional technology based on fossil fuels. New federal tax credits are available to people who install qualifying renewable-energy technologies in their primary residence, rental home or vacation property. They are available for equipment installed (or new homes purchased) this month through 2016. Energy type Amount of credit Caps ...
August 26, 2009
Dan Schneider's TV shows: "All That," Nickelodeon, 1994-2005 "Kenan & Kel," Nickelodeon, 1996-2000 "The Amanda Show," Nickelodeon, 1999-2001 "What I Like About You," WB, 2002-06 "Drake & Josh," Nickelodeon, 2004-07 "Zoey 101," Nickelodeon, 2005-08 "iCarly," Nickelodeon, 2007-present "Victorious," Nickelodeon (scheduled to air in 2010) Some of Schneider's acting credits: "Better Off Dead" (1985) "Head of the Class" (1986-91)
May 4, 2012 |
Back in March, Apple shifted away from using Google Maps in its iPhoto for iOS map in favor of OpenStreetMap (OSM), the open-source mapping service that relies on the public for edits similarly to Wikipedia. At the time the OpenStreetMap Foundation made a blog post saying that it was "rather pleased" to find that Apple had used OSM data to create map tiles in the latest version of iPhoto for iOS. However, Apple had neglected to give credit to the Foundation's contributors in using the data.
March 27, 2008 |
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and executives of Constellation Energy will announce today that the energy giant has agreed under a legal settlement to give 1.1 million electricity customers in the Washington-Baltimore area a one-time $170 credit on their bills, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The deal, stemming from a lawsuit Constellation filed against the state of Maryland this month, also would eliminate an estimated $5.2 billion that electricity customers were scheduled to pay...
February 9, 2009 |
The Pentagon has been funding Texas A&M University to pay landowners near a Texas military post to protect endangered bird species on their land under a secretive program designed to free the military to conduct training activities that would damage the birds' habitats inside the post's boundaries, documents show. Despite complaints that the program is a boondoggle for the landowners, some federal officials are pushing to replicate it at other military sites and in federal highway projects.