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EU Calls For Joint Carbon Trading System Among Rich Nations By 2015

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Brussels, Belgium (AHN) – The European Commission proposed a global carbon trading market to boost climate change measures being undertaken by different countries.

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Counting the costs of carbon emissions

| Sourced From Director of Finance |

By 2010 greenhouse gas emissions will become assets or liabilities with a tangible financial value.

An economic theory that until 1997 was virtually unknown in the energy industry is now the primary mechanism for reducing carbon emissions across Europe.

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Post 2012 Carbon Credit Fund reaches a new milestone in international climate protection

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The Fund’s investment mandate is confirmed as the Fund enters into contracts to buy emission reduction certificates issued after the end of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Minn. utility joins national ‘carbon capture’ testing

| Sourced From Minnesota Public Radio |

St. Paul, Minn. Great River Energy will study the feasibility of adding carbon capture to its Coal Creek Station in Underwood North Dakota.

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UNFCCC Releases Venezuelas Position on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Geological Formations as CDM Project Activities

| Sourced From Climate-L |

January 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum containing the position of Venezuela on the issue of carbon dioxide capture and storage in geologic formations as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities established in the Kyoto Protocol under discussion in the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (FCCC/SBSTA/2008/MISC.10/Add.1).

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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British firms shopping for carbon trade projects

| Sourced From Check Biotech |

British firms started scouting for carbon market projects this week with a keen eye on programmes such as community hydro-power, generation of electricity using crop waste, and improved jikos that use less firewood.

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Carbon storage to be studied

| Sourced From Billings Gazette|

BUTTE – Carbon sequestration may be the wave of the future in energy development, and professors at Montana Tech will be part of researching how best to do it.

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INTERVIEW-Carbon market sending wrong signals -Hafslund

* Norwegian utility says power prices to fall in short term

* New measures may be needed to reach EU emission goals

* Has substantially cut or postponed investment plans

* Sees weakening power demand from industry

OSLO, Jan 28 – Norwegian utility Hafslund (HNB.OL: Quote, Profile, Research) said the carbon market, weakened by a global credit crisis, is sending the wrong signal to power producers and industry that Europe can meet its targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions on the cheap.

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NZX sells carbon credits registry

| Sourced From The National Business Review|

NZX Ltd is selling off its wholly-owned registry business, TZ1 Registry, to Markit, a global financial information services company based in Britain.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Sequestration Begins in the US, Act Now

| Sourced From Its Getting Hot in Here |

The nations first carbon capture and sequestration scheme is sneaking its way through the West Virginia Department of Environmental

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TEPCO plans 10-MW solar plant to cut CO2 emissions

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) (9501.T) said on Tuesday that it plans to build a 10-megawatt solar power plant in central Japan, as Asia’s biggest utility works to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon tax is a poison pill

| Sourced From Grist|

This may piss off some people I respect a great deal. Nonetheless, after hearing it in several off-the-record conversations in D.C. last week, I believe it’s something that needs to be said publicly:

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Obama makes moves toward uniform federal regulation of carbon emissions from automobiles

| Sourced From Chicago Tribune |

WASHINGTON By signaling Monday that he’ll let California and other states regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, President Barack Obama appears to be laying the groundwork for a single federal carbon standard for vehicles.

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NASA Media Briefing about New Global Carbon Dioxide Mission

| Sourced From Space Ref |

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a media briefing on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. EST to discuss the upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission, the first NASA spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide. The televised briefing will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. S.W., Washington.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Britain’s big polluters accused of abusing EU’s carbon trading scheme

| Sourced From Scenta |

Britain’s biggest polluting companies are abusing a European emissions trading scheme (ETS) designed to tackle global warming by cashing in their carbon credits in order to bolster ailing balance sheets .

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Corporate Carbon Emissions

| Sourced From Green Muze |

It seems the multi-national companies can no longer escape from the reality of global climate change, as they face up to the reality of their own carbon emissions which hopefully may even prompt them into doing something about it. The most recent eco-convert to come out of the carbon-closet seems to be PepsiCo who took a long, hard look at the carbon emissions that go into making orange juice for their Tropicana products.

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Cash and tax breaks for the carbon agenda

| Sourced From Globe and Mail |

OTTAWA Canadian energy companies will get both direct assistance and tax breaks to develop carbon-capture-and-storage technology that promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants and oil sands projects.

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It’s big, expanding and has a carbon footprint to match

| Sourced From Mandurah Mail |

A riddle. It’s invisible but ubiquitous, and growing exponentially. Even as it provides the capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, its own carbon footprint is ever larger. It is the fuel of clouds and the stuff that races through fibre optic cables at the speed of light.

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A second carbon windfall

| Sourced From Business Spectator |

The European carbon market

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EPRI to Study Adding Carbon Capture to Existing Coal Power Plants

| Sourced From Business Wire |

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today that five electric utilities in the United States and Canada have joined EPRI to host studies of the impacts of retrofitting advanced amine-based post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology to existing coal-fired power plants. In addition to the five host site companies, 15 other companies and organizations, including six from Canada and one from Australia, have joined the project.

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Carbon Footprints From Dairying Are Modest

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Going “green” is doing what is environmentally beneficial, and part of the green discussion is carbon footprint.A carbon footprint is a measure of environmental impact of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 6.3 percent of the total greenhouse gas comes from agriculture, with 20 percent of this from production agriculture and 80 percent from processing and transporting food.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Senate Republicans kill bill on carbon sequestration rules

| Sourced From Missoulian |

HELENA – On a party-line vote, Republicans on a Senate panel have killed the session’s only bill to create ground rules for underground storage of carbon dioxide emitted by future coal-burning power plants in Montana.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Linpac Allibert reveals RTP carbon footprint

| Sourced From Packaging News |

Linpac Allibert’s Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) is more carbon efficient than single-trip cardboard containers after 20 trips, according to research by Sustain.

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Carbon comparison site launched

| Sourced From Guardian.co.UK |

Price comparison sites now play such a major role in our travel choices that it’s hard to think of a time without them. They’ve helped to pull the rug out from under travel agents who used to be our only conduit to finding the best prices. It feels as if we’ve booted them out of their swivel chairs and taken their place at the bookings terminal instead.

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Hotwire.com(R) to Pay for Half of all Carbon Offset Purchases by Its Customers

| Sourced From PRNewswire |

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Hotwire.com(R), a leading discount travel site, is known for its great deals on airfare, hotels and car rentals. Now you can add carbon offsets to that list, because Hotwire has announced that starting today, when customers purchase offsets through a new program with TerraPass, they will only have to pay half of the cost that TerraPass normally charges — because Hotwire will pay the rest. By participating in this program, customers can partner with Hotwire to fund emission reductions in order to help balance the impact that travel has on the environment.

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