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  • Published: Nov 28th, 2008
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IEA: Carbon trade needed to get Asia buy-in on CCS

| Sourced From Energy Current |

SINGAPORE: Setting an international financial framework for carbon trade is necessary to encourage the emerging economies in Asia to adopt the carbon capture solutions with the region’s growing dependence on coal, according to the head of International Energy Agency (IEA).
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Forestry group lobbies for carbon credits

| Sourced From Times of India |

LONDON: Farmers and forest managers should be allowed to earn carbon offsets from planting and looking after trees in tropical countries, the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Center said on Wednesday.
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Carbon offsets to be capped at 50% in EU

| Sourced From Times of India |

BRUSSELS: European Union industries will be able to use carbon offsets to cover no more than half their emissions cuts under the bloc’s carbon market from 2013, a source close to EU talks said on Wednesday.
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Carbon trading scheme ‘discounts altruism’

| Sourced From ABC Science |

Householders who ‘do their bit’ to reduce greenhouse emissions may be wasting their time, says one expert, who is concerned about Australia’s proposed emissions trading scheme.
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Rich shelving CO2 cut ambitions as economies slow

OSLO – Many industrialized nations are shelving ambitions for the deepest cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 as economic slowdown overshadows the fight against climate change.

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EU power sector CO2 emissions surge in 2007-PwC

LONDON – Carbon emissions from top EU power producers rose in 2007 by the same amount as the previous five years as a result of burning more coal and more production overall, said a PwC report this week.

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German CO2 Emissions Fall Below Kyoto Requirements

| Sourced From DW World |

Germany has cut its greenhouse gas emissions to below levels required under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the government in Berlin announced on Friday.
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Food and drink firms cut CO2 by 17%

| Sourced From Environmental Data Interactive |

Leading figures from the food and drink industry celebrated the one year anniversary of their commitment to cut their impact on the environment on Thursday. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) announced that members have slashed their CO2 emissions by 17% compared to 1990 levels as it announced the progress made on its Five-fold Environmental Ambition, launched last November.
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  • Published: Nov 28th, 2008
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USA: EPA Asks Texas to Reduce Carbon Emissions

| Sourced From Softpedia |

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is forced by a Supreme Court decision to start regulating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of all states, under the new Cleaner Air Act bill. Its proposal for the state of Texas was met with extreme hostility by Governor Rick Perry, who said yesterday that implementing the measure the federal agency proposed is currently impossible, seeing the large amount of energy derived from fossil fuels the state produces for the entire country.
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  • Published: Nov 28th, 2008
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UK: Council aim to cut carbon to avoid fine

| Sourced From The Argus |

A council is planning to cut its carbon footprint in a bid to avoid a

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Financial crisis no excuse to slow carbon fight: UN climate chief

| Sourced From AFP |

WARSAW (AFP) The world financial crisis must not become an excuse for backsliding on efforts to curb global carbon emissions, a top UN environmental official warned Thursday.
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Ottawa urged to match $2b carbon initiative

| Sourced From Canada.com |

Premier Ed Stelmach called on the federal government Thursday to cough up a matching $2 billion for carbon capture and storage technology, the same day Ottawa rolled out a series of austerity measures during tough economic times.
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  • Published: Nov 28th, 2008
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WRAP to Run Workshops Encouraging Construction Projects to Reduce Emissions

| Sourced From Azo Clean Tech |

WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) will be running a serious of workshops to encourage construction projects to reduce costs, carbon emissions and improve resource efficiency by using hydraulically bound materials (HBMs).
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Super funds more conscious of carbon footprint

| Sourced From Money Management |

Superannuation funds will be including an assessment of the carbon footprint of their investments within a few years, according to Mercer head of responsible investment, Asia Pacific, Helga Birgden. She said her organisation was working globally to develop a carbon rating scheme for clients.
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UK: Just 15 zero carbon homes qualify for

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Press Release: Anglo American established as a Founding Member of the GCCSI

| Sourced From PR Canada |

Anglo American is delighted to provide its full support as a Founding Member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (

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Coal a natural for carbon capture: Lowry

| Sourced From Edmonton Journal |

EDMONTON – Coal will remain the primary fuel for power generation in Alberta, and would be the easiest target for carbon-capture technology, says the president of city-owned Epcor Utilities.
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The Goals for UNFCCC 2008

| Sourced From Earth 911 |

In PoznaƄ, Poland, leaders from around the world will gather for the 2008 United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC). Over 192 countries have ratified the UNFCCC treaty, and will be meeting to continue to work towards dealing with the effects of global climate change.
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EU nears deal on car CO2 emissions

| Sourced From EurActiv |

The EU is getting closer to reaching an agreement to reduce CO2 emissions from cars, amid speculation that the bloc’s car-making countries have struck a deal to lower fines for manufacturers that fail to meet their CO2 targets.
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Brazil, Mexico Lawmakers Back Poor-Nation CO2 Limits

| Sourced From Bloomberg |

Brazilian and Mexican lawmakers backed a proposal to impose greenhouse-gas limits on some developing countries after 2020 as long as the richest nations first curb their output of emissions blamed for global warming.
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Panel starts talks on midterm CO2 target

| Sourced From Japan Times |

A panel of environment, energy and economic experts held its first meeting Tuesday to help the government set a midterm national target for reducing greenhouse gases next year ahead of key U.N. climate change talks in Copenhagen.
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EU mulls state aid to ease costs of cutting CO2

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BRUSSELS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The European Union is considering state aid to help companies deal with the risk of electricity prices rising as the EU clamps down on carbon emissions, a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.
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Carbon offsets could swamp EU carbon price -report

A ballooning global supply of carbon offsets could flood the European Union’s emissions market and dent prices, according to a report to be published next month by Britain’s Carbon Trust.

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Canada: Carbon fight tones down

| Sourced From Calgary Sun |

Energy Minister Mel Knight struck a conciliatory tone yesterday, saying there is “common ground” between Alberta’s and the federal government’s approaches to cutting carbon emissions. He also said the slowdown of several projects in the oilpatch is not entirely bad news.
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Internet to double its carbon footprint by 2020

| Sourced From Tech Radar |

The internet will become a major consumer of power in the years ahead, creating an ‘energy bottleneck’ that could mean price increases and service slowdowns.
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