WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Major U.S. companies, from
Wal-Mart and Google Inc. to Shell and
ExxonMobil, are including future charges for carbon
emissions in their strategic plans, according to a report
released on Thursday.
The non-profit Climate Disclosure Project, which discloses
the greenhouse gas emissions of the world’s biggest
corporations, found that 29 major companies that operate or are
headquartered in the United States, factor in an “internal
carbon price” of up to $60 per ton of emissions in their
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will see a second top environmental adviser step down when Nancy Sutley, the chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, departs in February, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.
Since the start of Obama’s first term, Sutley led the council, which coordinates environmental efforts between federal agencies and helps develop policy.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Some of Quebec’s biggest
polluters will be able to buy carbon permits at the Canadian
province’s first such auction on Tuesday, a key step toward
linking its cap-and-trade program next year to a similar effort
The 40 or so emitters in Quebec will be on the hook to pay
for emissions from roughly 70 facilities.