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Carbon footprint of a single newspaper equals one kilometre in a car

A Finnish study has concluded the greenhouse gas emissions produced by a single newspaper during its entire life cycle correspond to a car journey of approximately one kilometre. About half of those emissions are attributed to the electricity and heat required in the production process.

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Europe Prepares to Impose Carbon-Reduction Measures on Maritime Transport

The European Union is preparing to include maritime transport in its emissions-trading system or impose charges on carbon discharges from ships should international talks fail to cut pollution from the industry.

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EU Carbon Falls as U.K. Tax Pushes Costs Above Osbornes Floor

European Union carbon prices fell as U.K. utilities prepared for emissions charges that will exceed the

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19 carbon registries now reopened

Finland, Romania, Solvenia and Sweden’s carbon emissions registries reopened this morning bringing the number of EU ETS registries back to normal operations to 19.

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EU Carbon Rises, Has Biggest Weekly Gain in Two Years on Outages

European Union carbon permits for December rose, posting their biggest weekly gain for two years, after Germany decided to close 7 gigawatts of nuclear capacity.

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Interxion Signs Comprehensive Carbon Offsetting Partnership with myclimate

Interxion, a provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services for Europe, has recently announced that its Interxion (News – Alert) Switzerland has signed a comprehensive carbon offsetting partnership with myclimate.

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Nuclear Halts May Lift Carbon Permit Price Up to 15%, New Energy Says

European Union carbon prices may rise as much as 15 percent for the eight year through 2020 if Germany decides to permanently cancel extended use of its nuclear fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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The EU must put extra legislation in place to meet carbon emission plan-EWEA

The EU must put extra legislation in place in the lifetime of the current European Commission if it is to meet its commitment to cut domestic carbon emissions by 80-95% by 2050 warned the European Wind Energy Association.

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‘Mapping The Road To A Low Carbon Future’, By Greg Dorey, British Ambassador To Hungary

“Clearly energy will be a prominent feature of our work in connection with Hungary’s EU Presidency throughout the spring. The Commission published its Low Carbon Roadmap on 8 March and UK diplomatic efforts are now focussed on raising Europes ambitions to build a low carbon economy.

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Europe dead set on low-carbon economy

BRUSSELS, March 11 (UPI) — Efforts to create a low-carbon economy in the European Union by 2050 require energy efficiency steps from all member states, the European Commission said.

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EU: Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy by 2050

The Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy by 2050 presents in practical terms the scale of the challenge and provides a significant guide to the EUs policy makers in the construction of the necessary framework to deliver a low carbon economy in Europe.

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Europe’s Roadmap towards a competitive low-carbon Europe by 2050

The European Commission adopted on 8 March a Roadmap for transforming the European Union into a competitive low carbon economy by 2050. The Roadmap describes the cost-effective pathway to reach the EU’s objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and gives direction to sectoral policies, national and regional low-carbon strategies and long-term investments.

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European Failure on Carbon May Cripple Economy, Climate Strategies Says

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EU to Urge Energy Efficiency, Allow Carbon Set-Aside Option

March 7 (Bloomberg) — The European Union will recommend stepping up its energy savings and offer the option of withholding carbon permits to curb a surplus in its emissions- trading system, three people familiar with the matter said.

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Banned industrial gas credits could sneak into EU carbon market

Carbon credits produced from destroying industrial gases may bypass an EU order banning them from 2013 and enter Europe’s emissions trading scheme by way of bilateral emission reduction deals between individual countries, it was reported last week.

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EU Carbon Rises to Five-Month High Before Regulatory Decisions

European Union carbon rose to its highest price in almost five months before regulatory decisions scheduled this month affecting the supply of permits. Natural gas advanced to a two year high.

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Energy giants pledge support for more ambitious EU carbon target

A coalition containing some of Europe’s largest energy firms has this week called on the European Union to set a more ambitious goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions as a means of boosting clean energy investment.

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Carbon trading disruptions continue as spot markets close

Bulgaria, Ireland and Norway will reopen their national emissions registries today but security doubts have led two carbon spot markets

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Estonia

If the country was looking for something other than IT to give the name of Estonia a brand new popularity, the agreement signed by the State with the Japanese car producer Mitsubishi might be the answer many have been looking for.

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Transition to Low Carbon Economy Feasible for Poland, World Bank Report Shows

While challenging, Poland can transition to a low-emissions economy as successfully as it underwent transition to a market economy in the early 1990s, according to the new World Bank report, Transition to a Low-Emissions Economy in Poland, launched today in Warsaw.

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EU To Act On Carbon Credit Fraud And Theft

The Climate Change Committee will block the holes that let thieves take

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EU mulls tighter carbon trading rules

The European Commission yesterday met with member states over options for bolstering security of the EU carbon market and strengthening its integrity. Proposals included applying tighter financial market regulation to spot trading of carbon, as already applies to futures trade, and possibly introducing a 48-hour delivery delay in spot transactions to allow for stronger checks and balances.

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ICE to Flag Unusable Carbon Credits to Rebuild Confidence

ICE Futures Europe, trying to restore investors trust after online thieves targeted emission permits, will publish a list of credits considered unacceptable for delivery.

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EU Carbon Rises to Three-Month High, Tracking German Power, Gas

European Union carbon permits advanced to a three-month high as rising German power and U.K. natural gas prices boosted demand for emission allowances.

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EU carbon goal seen costing Poland 1.4 pct of GDP

* Cost of 1.8 pct of GDP in 2020 if cuts emissions by 30 pct

* Costs would then fall gradually after 2020

WARSAW, Feb 24 (Reuters) – The European Union’s aim of a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gases may cost Poland about 1.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, the World Bank said on Thursday.

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