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Standards-based regulations and public investment are superior to either carbon taxes or cap-and-trade. But we need some form of carbon pricing to reinforce public action, and a carbon tax is superior to carbon trading.
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30.01.2009. The term ‘geoengineering’ refers to efforts to engineer the environment on a massive scale in order to counteract the effects of increased CO2 (carbon dioxide) levels in the atmosphere. In recent years, numerous ideas have been put forward, including putting sunshades in space and seeding the oceans with iron. However, accurate evaluations of these schemes’ effectiveness are scarce, and their beneficial effects are often exaggerated.
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European car ads are always mentioning how many grams of CO2 a car emits because more than twelve European countries tax drivers based on those emissions. Germany, home to a cadre of automakers for which CO2 parsimony is not a prime consideration, has held out from the carbon dioxide taxation scheme, until now. The leading government coalition has finally agreed on a plan to tax CO2 output.
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MIDDLEBURY, VT and ATLANTA, GA – Brighter Planet and ignition have teamed up to offset the carbon emissions of ignition’s client events, helping businesses build environmental practices into their national marketing campaigns. Through the partnership, ignition, a leading global experiential marketing firm, aims to reduce and offset the CO2 emissions from all of their mobile marketing tours by incorporating conservation practices and purchasing carbon offsets from Brighter Planet.
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As reported in our previous post, Indeck Energy, owner of a natural gas plant in Corinth, N.Y., has filed a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a carbon cap-and-trade program established by 10 Northeastern states.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Carbon Advice Group launches the world’s first multi-level affiliate carbon offset network today at CarbonAdviceGroup.com. London-based Carbon Advice Group PLC has created a unique web-based service that enables individuals and businesses to take an active role in combating climate change. The site enables users to directly calculate their carbon footprint and immediately purchase offsets.
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EU carbon prices continue to plumb new lows for the EU-ETS second phase with benchmark prices trading below the
TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Japanese buyers and traders of U.N. carbon offsets expect prices of the credits to rise this year in domestic over-the-counter trade after plunging in European trade in recent months, a survey released on Friday said.
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The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has decided to authorise state funding to Gassnova SF in order to cover the costs of establishing a carbon capture and storage facility (a
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PETROSAS gas and oil pockets offshore of Mossel Bay, which have been mined empty, and deep saline aquifers in the Karoo basin have been identified as potential sites where carbon dioxide (CO
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia hopes to lay out a clear set of regulations before June on using carbon credits to protect rainforests so the rules can be discussed in upcoming international talks, a top climate official said.
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One of the problems with carbon taxes is that they’re static. Let’s say you set a tax at $20 per ton of CO-2. It’s going to stay at $20 when the economy is hot, even if the tax rate doesn’t do much to reduce emissions. Conversely, when the economy goes south, the carbon tax will persist at $20, even though emissions may be dropping fast on their own — and companies may need some breathing room.