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Oil and gas sector now Canada's biggest generator of greenhouse gases

TORONTO - An environmental analyst says the rise of oil and gas production as Canada's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions adds further weight to calls for the federal government to bring in long-promised regulations for the oil industry. The Environment Canada report quietly released Friday reveals the energy sector has now surpassed transportation as the largest generator of the climate-change causing gases.

S. Korea eyes 30-pct cut in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

SEJONG, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- The government plans to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from business-as-usual (BAU) levels in 2020 to help stem global warming, the environment ministry said Tuesday. The plan, approved by the Cabinet in the morning, calls for a reduction of 233 million carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent tons in 2020, according to the ministry. The figure represents a 30 percent reduction from the 2020 BAU level of 776 million tCO2e.

S. Korea eyes 30-pct cut in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

SEJONG, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- The government plans to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from business-as-usual (BAU) levels in 2020 to help stem global warning, the environment ministry said Tuesday. The plan, approved by the Cabinet in the morning, calls for a reduction of 233 million carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent tons in 2020, according to the ministry. The figure represents a 30 percent reduction from the 2020 BAU level of 776 million tCO2e.

Harper's signals to U.S. on emissions flexibility prompt cynicism

OTTAWA - Environmentalists on both sides of the border are cynical about reports of a prime ministerial appeal to the White House for common North American greenhouse-gas emissions standards in the oil and gas sector. Ottawa sources confirm Stephen Harper wrote U.S. President Barack Obama last month with an offer to work more closely on emissions regulations to help win approval for the embattled Keystone XL pipeline. Details of the letter are not public, and it's not known whether Harper made any concrete offer.
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