Posts Tagged "“Virgin Earth Challenge” “Richard Branson” “Al Gore” “Climate change” “Global warming”"

Digging in to the landfill

BusinessWeek takes a hard look at carbon offsets and doesn't like what it sees. The article criticizes offsets from a number of angles, but the one that matters is the charge that offset projects, including some in TerraPass' portfolio, would have happened even without the sale of offsets. Additionality -- the notion that projects would not have happened if not… read more →

Fix global warming, win a cigar

From the news-of-the-unexpected file: Richard Branson and Al Gore recently announced the creation of a $25 million prize to anyone who can come up with a credible technology that can suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Similar schemes have proved successful in the past. Some have pointed to similarities with the Ansari X prize, created to stimulate private investment… read more →