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 the world’s first nationwide system for the creation and trade of carbon credits by its farming and forestry industries. The Carbon Farming Initiative will allow farmers and investors to generate tradeable carbon offsets from agricultural projects. 

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Carbon Challenge: Make a Plan, Win a Prize

Reducing your household’s carbon footprint is a long-term process, but you can get a jump-start by participating in the Green Sneakers Future Homeowners Carbon Challenge. The three-month competition, 

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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European Carbon Permits Fall as Slow Economy May Sap Demand

European Union carbon permits fell this week, tracking losses in wider commodity markets after Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet signaled slow economic growth.
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Europe’s carbon policies bolster a b.c. bioenergy industry

When Regina and Peter Pretterhofer built their new home in the city of Graz, Austria, they decided to give up fossil fuels and adopt a nationwide trend toward alternative energy to keep them warm during the snowy Austrian winters

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Analysis: EU carbon prices steady or up slightly over summer

(Reuters) – Prices for European Union carbon emissions permits are likely to remain steady or gain a few euros over the summer as increased buying due to German nuclear reactor shutdowns counterbalances a seasonal lull.

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Estonia Sold 75% of Spare UN Carbon, Prime Minister Says

Estonia has disposed of about 75 percent of its 85 million metric tons of spare carbon permits awarded under a United Nations program in sales totaling 360 million euros ($534 million), Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said.

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EU Carbon Emissions Permits Plan May Kill Off Polish Companies

European Union regulations that will allocate free carbon-dioxide permits to companies in the next phase of the worlds biggest emissions trading system may

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Businesses move quickly to discard banned carbon credits

Power plants and factories covered by the EU’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) used more UN-issued carbon credits to meet their emissions targets last year than ever before, analyst firm Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said this week, noting that companies could be looking to offload soon-to-be banned offset credits issued by controversial industrial gas projects.

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Estonian carbon cap rejected

TALLINN — Estonia’s proposed strategy for distributing carbon emission quotas through 2012 has been again rejected by the EU.

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Majority of European firms fail on carbon reporting: study

LONDON Less than half of Europe’s top 300 firms are publishing full and verified carbon emission data, with French and Swiss companies ranking worst at greenhouse gas reporting, a study showed Tuesday.
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German Power for 2014 Rises as EU Carbon, Natural Gas Advance

German power contracts for 2014 rose as European Union carbon permits and U.K. natural gas prices climbed, boosting costs for utilities.

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EU carbon trading fully reopened

BRUSSELS, Belgium THREE months after the European Union shut down spot trading in emission certificates following cyber thefts in several countries, the last of the bloc’s national carbon registries will reopen today.

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Europe Ends Three-Month Curbs on Carbon Registries After Hacking Thefts

The European Union allowed the Lithuanian carbon registry to reopen tomorrow, bringing back to normal all emission registries in its cap-and-trade system after a string of thefts triggered three months of restrictions.

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Low-Carbon Living Challenge: The

At home with the Lindel family in the Swedish capital Stockholm and it looks like a perfectly normal day. But this family has to be mindful of everything they do.

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Transport white paper encourages carbon emissions

Most European car journeys are less than 10 kilometres – so citizens and companies should be embracing green initiatives like cycling and video conferencing, insists Richard Dyer

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EBRD/LSE study unveils roadmap to low carbon economies in emerging Europe

The FINANCIAL — Effective carbon pricing is key to a market-driven

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Report: Eastern Europe must embrace carbon pricing

Effective carbon pricing is the most effective way of incentivising the private sector in countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to invest in energy efficiency and low-carbon technology.

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Fight against EU Carbon Tax Won’t Be Too Hard

The European Union has planned to impose a carbon tax starting next year, which means that the more than 2,000 airlines that serve Europe will have to pay a duty for their emissions when they enter the market.

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EU steels itself for carbon rules challenge

A legal challenge to draft EU rules for including steel plants in Europe’s carbon emissions market is being planned by industry body Eurofer.

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German Power, Carbon Prices Rise to Highest in 19 Months

German power and European Union carbon permits rose to their highest prices in more than 19 months as utilities prepare to hedge forward sales of electricity generated from fossil fuels.

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EU Carbon Market Still Oversupplied Despite Economic Recovery

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Denmarks carbon bomb

A new study from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) indicates that Denmark’s carbon dioxide emissions are double the previous calculation and have likely been so for years.

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EU Carbon Emissions Increase 3.5% in 2010, First Advance in Three Years

Emissions from factories and power stations in the European Union carbon market rose 3.5 percent last year as freezing weather boosted energy consumption, according to preliminary data.

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BUY OR SELL-Where do EU carbon prices go from here?

LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – The price of European carbon permits have risen around 10 percent this month after political unrest in the Middle East, Japan’s earthquake and Germany’s decision to shut down old nuclear capacity.

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German county aims to be carbon-neutral

COLOGNE, Germany, March 25 (UPI) — A rural wine-growing county is southern Germany says it is determined to be a carbon-neutral, zero-emission area by 2050

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