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Carbon trading sector ‘could lead economic recovery’

The convenor of a national carbon trading conference says delegates are concerned about the impact the global economic downturn could have on the growing sector.
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Australia carbon plan no company killer: Government

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions through carbon trade will not be the “company killer” feared by business and no major polluters will be forced to move offshore, the government said on Wednesday.

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Nations see REDD in rush for carbon credits

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – In the far north of Indonesia’s Sumatra island lies a vast stretch of forest brimming with orangutans and rare Sumatran tigers and elephants.
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  • Published: Oct 29th, 2008
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GBS Enterprises teams up with carbon offset group

SUTTON, Neb. GBS Enterprises, a supplier of mattress protection products, has joined forces with one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations.
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Abu Dhabi $3 bln carbon capture project set for 2013

ABU DHABI, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s ambitious $3 billion Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) project will be operational by early 2013, allowing for enhanced oil recovery and providing alternative energy for power and transport, the project’s developer said on Monday.

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Alcoa Recognized for Innovation in Carbon Capture

NEW YORK, Oct 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Alcoa announced today that its Kwinana alumina refinery in Australia was recognized for excellence in the Australian mining industry when it was named ‘Minerals Processing Plant of the Year’ at the annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards sponsored by Australian Mining, Australia’s premier mining news website.
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Japanese exchange trials carbon-neutral power trade

TOKYO, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) plans an Internet site to bring together parties wanting to trade carbon-neutral power that is generated from renewable sources or from fossil fuels offset by U.N. carbon credits.

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  • Published: Oct 28th, 2008
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Carbon credits still a question at the airport

The Truckee Tahoe Airport Board is still weighing its options and studying all the facts before jumping into the new market of carbon credits.
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  • Published: Oct 28th, 2008
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Carbon capture researchers win award

University of Greenwich researchers behind an invention that captures CO2 have won the Times Higher Education Award for their “Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology”. Dr Colin Hills and Dr Paula Carey from the Medway based School of Science were told their innovation “could drastically reduce the impact of climate change” at a ceremony at a Park Lane hotel last night.
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  • Published: Oct 28th, 2008
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Huge investment for low CO2 Ford engines

Ford is announcing a new investment programme at its high-tech Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce next generation low CO2 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engines.
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MENA’s role important in oil & gas CDM

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) represent six percent of the global share of oil and natural gas Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, based on data revealed at the World Carbon Emission Reduction Summit in Abu Dhabi. There are eight oil and gas projects in MENA with only one registered avoided gas flaring project in Qatar.
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President Bozize’s visit hints at carbon trading potential

The presence of the minister responsible for forestry, Yvonne Mboissona, in the high level delegation accompanying president of the Central African Republic François Bozizé on his visit to the Middle East next week highlights the potential of Kyoto Protocol to make preservation of the country’s forests economically worthwhile.
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Carbon footprint standard for all products drawn up by Government

The world’s first standard to measure the carbon footprint of every product in our shops will be launched tomorrow by the Government in an effort to end the continuing confusion over “eco-labels”.
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EU urged to prepare to tackle “carbon leakage”

The EU must develop a comprehensive set of policies in readiness to tackle carbon leakage, the loss of business to companies in regions unconstrained by emissions trading schemes or carbon taxes, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
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Australias first carbon neutral golf championship

Continuing its tradition of leading by example, the PGA of Australia today announced that the 2008 Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship will be a CARBON NEUTRAL event.
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Carbon crisis to cost 29,000 jobs

UP to 29,000 jobs would be lost in Victoria by 2020, under carbon emissions cuts backed by federal climate change adviser Ross Garnaut.
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Coal Power Wants A$1 Billion in Carbon Permits

Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) — Coal-fired power generators want Australia to give them a third of the carbon permits they would need over the first two decades of an emission trading plan as part of an adjustment package worth more than A$1 billion ($600 million), the Australian Financial Review said.
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Rabbits Threaten Carbon Offsets Industry

RABBITS in Victoria are chewing their way into a carbon sink potentially worth $300 million. Invasive Animal CRC chief executive officer Tony Peacock has warned that rabbits have reached a “tipping point” where they are threatening the growing carbon offset industry.
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WA govt says Rudd should delay carbon scheme

(AAP) – Western Australia has urged the Commonwealth to delay the introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, saying trade exposed industries need to be better compensated.
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  • Published: Oct 27th, 2008
  • Category: Asia
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Guimaras plants trees to sell carbon credits

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Australia’s land carbon measuring system goes global

The Australian Governments carbon measuring system has picked up the CSIRO Partnership Excellence Award.
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Copa Airlines introduces carbon offsetting programme

Oct 27, 2008 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) Panama-based Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings SA (NYSE:CPA), has announced the launch of a voluntary carbon offsetting programme.
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  • Published: Oct 27th, 2008
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US carbon reporting investigation secures another victory

The global fight to force carbon intensive firms to provide information to investors the climate change-related risks they face secured another victory last week, after US energy giant Dynegy announced it would provide information on its carbon footprint and associated risks in its annual reports.
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  • Published: Oct 27th, 2008
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Carbon offsetting loyalty scheme hits out at new rival

LONDON – CarbonCreditz, a green loyalty scheme backed by Tesco, Marks & Spencer and ASDA, which launched last week as a way of letting consumers invest in carbon offsetting projects has been criticised by a competitor, Green Rewards.
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UK sets agenda for adopting low carbon and electric cars

Experts from the energy and automotive sector are meeting with government officials in London today to discuss how to accelerate the mass production of low carbon and electric vehicles.
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