carbon carbon  /ˈkɑr bən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
  2. (n) a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
  3. (n) a copy made with carbon paper

Usage(s):

  1. Everyone agrees that it's necessary to reduce carbon emissions around the world.
  2. Forests not only store twice as much carbon as there is in the atmosphere, but constantly reabsorb it through photosynthesis.
  3. Existing carbon-credit programs focus on industrial emissions; this initiative extends carbon trading to the big chunk of CO2 emissions caused by deforestation.

News

  1. EU Carbon Trades Near One-Week Low as Biggest Party Split on Fix

    European Union carbon permits trade near a one-week low amid signs the biggest political party in the bloc’s Parliament is still divided in its support for an emissions market rescue plan.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Carbon Friendly’s MicroCoal Signs MOU with Indonesia’s State Owned Utility

    Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that MicroCoal International Inc. has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with PT.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Carbon Drops Most in a Month Before EU Panel Vote on Glut Fix

    European Union carbon permits fell the most in almost a month as the European Parliament’s environment committee prepared to vote on proposals to reduce a surplus of emissions allowances.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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Quotes

  1. "This is going to be the greenest event of its kind, ever," says Gore. "The carbon offsets and the innovative practices that are being used to make this a green event, I think will set the standard for years to come."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Forbes

  2. "First, we will need to establish a community consensus for action," Ms Gillard told reporters today, shortly after her election as Labor leader. "If elected as prime minister [at the next election], I will re-prosecute the case for a carbon...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Instead of playing favorites, our government should level the playing field for all alcohol fuels that break the monopoly of gasoline, lowering both gasoline prices and carbon emissions," McCain said.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

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