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Opinion: Carbon Offsets Meet Biofuels

| Sourced From Triplepundit |

In previous posts, I have written about climate capitalists generating carbon offsets, and climate capitalists pursuing opportunities across three generations of biofuels.

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UPDATE 1-EU bans disputed carbon offsets from May 2013

* EU committee backs May 2013 start to offset ban

* May start would allow 30-40 mln extra offsets to be used

(Adds EU confirmation, further details)

LONDON/BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The European Commission will ban the most common type of carbon offsets, mostly from China and India, for use in its emissions trading scheme from the start of May 2013, it said on Friday.

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Carbon-efficient ways of recycling old power stations revealed

| Sourced From Clickgreen |

A recent study has evaluated the economic and environmental merits of different designs of coal-fired power plants, all with carbon capture and storage (CCS), to replace an old power station in Germany.

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FIJI Water Sued Over Claim That Product is Carbon Negative

A Southern California woman has sued the FIJI Water Company in a class action complaint that alleges the firm’s claim of having a carbon-negative product amounts to false and misleading advertising that sways consumers to buy the pricey bottled water.

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Opinion: A Year of Change: Solar, Smart Power, and Carbon; Buying Greenhome.com; and Cleantech Blog Moves to Texas

| Sourced From Cleantechblog |

Dear Friends,

We think its time cleantech grew up and learned to play with the big boys of energy and consumer goods.

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ALP flags fixed carbon price

| Sourced From SMH |

CLIMATE Change Minister Greg Combet has sent a strong signal the federal government is considering implementing a fixed carbon price, followed by a fully fledged emissions trading scheme, to solve the political impasse.

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First Carbon Finance Spreads Green Over Highland

| Sourced From Ipsnews |

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 9, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ) – It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project – Ethiopia’s first – centred on the reforestation of the plateau at the heart of the district, is restoring the local environment – and sustainable livelihoods along with it.

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A Conceptual Plan for Zero US Carbon Emissions and Energy Independence by 2050

| Sourced From Theenergycollective |

There appears to be a growing consensus here that halting the increase of atmospheric CO2 concentration would require reducing global annual CO2 emissions to zero. There also appears to be a growing consensus that this emissions reduction should occur by 2050. There is no global plan to achieve this result. There is also no US plan to achieve this result in the US. However, this conceptual plan may be of use in scoping the challenge.

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Reuters Summit-BA sees big biofuel role for cutting plane carbon

* Biofuel could cut plane carbon emissions by 20 pct by 2030

* Aviation biofuel costs similar to jet fuel

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Biofuels have a growing role to play in cutting carbon emission in the aviation sector and could save airlines millions of euros in carbon costs, the British Airways (BAY.L: Quote) head of environment told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Carbon tax not a done deal – Crean

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A SENIOR federal government MP has insisted that a carbon tax is by no means a done deal – a shift that could threaten the alliance between Labor and the Australian Greens.

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Carbon tax better than ETS, professor says

| Sourced From QBR |

The Federal Government should implement a carbon tax instead of an emission trading scheme to deal with climate change, according to a university professor.

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Join the girls and cut the carbon

| Sourced From Stuff |

Marlborough Girls’ College environmental prefect Josie Broadbent

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Worlds 500 biggest firms guilty of carbon footprints

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THE WORLDS 500 largest companies are responsible for more than 10 per cent of global emissions, new research by the Carbon Disclosure Project has found.

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New drive to cut carbon impact of historic buildings

| Sourced From Thisisbath |

A charity which campaigns to preserve the best of Baths past is turning its attention to the future for a new energy initiative.

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Can a company really be carbon neutral?

| Sourced From Proprint |

Firms must navigate vague guidance around offsets and increasingly stringent rules on greenwashing.

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Measuring carbon footprint is not a high priority

| Sourced From MNN |

As companies around the world begin to focus on including corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals in their annual reports, a surprising number of companies in the United Kingdom do not even understand the company’s carbon footprint. With a portion of a typical CSR report focused on reducing ones carbon footprint, actually knowing this number would be a good place to start.

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CARBON KNOWLEDGE TO BOOST VICTORIAN JOBS AND INDUSTRY

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Victoria’s leading role in tackling Climate Change will boost jobs and the economy under a new Brumby Labor Government initiative designed to help local businesses export their green services and products overseas.

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Greenhouse gas calculator connects farming practices with carbon credits

| Sourced From Physorg |

Greenhouse gas markets, where invisible gases are traded, must seem like black boxes to most people. Farmers can make money on these markets, such as the Chicago Climate Exchange, by installing methane capture technologies in animal-based systems, no-till farming, establishing grasslands, and planting trees.

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Not Waiting For National Action, Western Climate Initiative Carbon Trading Scheme Moves Forward

| Sourced From Treehugger |

Even though it often seems that even mentioning climate change or pricing carbon on a national basis is an utter nonstarter, here’s another example of how states aren’t waiting for the Feds to get their act together: The Sacramento Bee reports on progress with the Western Climate Initiative. Specifically, California and 10 other US states and Canadian provinces are moving forward with plans to set up their own carbon trading market.

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Tampa Electric Teams Up with Siemens for Carbon Capture Pilot Project

| Sourced From Azom |

Tampa Electric today announced that the company has partnered with Siemens to pilot a project at Tampa Electrics Big Bend Power Station to capture CO2 emissions from conventional coal-fired power plants using an environmentally friendly process developed by Siemens.

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Green Investment Bank ‘will help UK become low carbon’

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The coalition government has released a report outlining the role of the proposed Green Investment Bank in the UK.

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Industry calls for wider standardised baselines for CDM

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Increased use of standardised baselines for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects would motivate increased investment and reduce risk for project developers, according to a report by carbon offset specialists Perspectives for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

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Gold Fields: R200m carbon deal unveiled

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Gold Fields would invest in a R200 million carbon emissions trade deal to raise funds for clean energy projects, the gold producer said yesterday.

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New Zealand stands by carbon trading plans

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New Zealand will go ahead with its proposed carbon trading scheme despite Australia abandoning its plan to price carbon last month, prime minister John Key said this morning.

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Offset company founder in Real Business top entrepreneurs list

Real Business magazine has included Carbon Retirement Director Jane Burston in their list of ‘future FTSE leaders’. Their 30:30 Vision report highlights Britain’s top 30 entrepreneurs under 30, all of whom are bringing new perspectives to their industry http://realbusiness.co.uk/3030_vision/3030_vision.

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