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Pollution credits: Carbon smoke and mirrors

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President George W. Bush fought global-warming policy all the way to the Supreme Court. And he lost. Despite this judicial rebuke, he opposed climate-change legislation to the end. Now, with President Barack Obama, White House views on global warming finally are in line with scientific data. But this doesnt mean that politics cant still trump science.

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Carbon credits add to Minas Basins bottomline, Berwicks green profile

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The provinces only generating municipal electric utility is the first to buy carbon credits from another hydro-electric producing business.

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What will carbon caps cost Florida?

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Figuring how much a new cap-and-trade system might cost the average Floridian and who will win and lose in business proves as complex and controversial as the climate.

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The Carbon Trust Standard Company Implements AssureSign Electronic Signature Software to Expedite Document Authorizations

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Biometric Electronic Signature Solution Enhances Organization’s Green Initiative

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 — AssureSign LLC’s Biometric Electronic Signature Technology has been selected as the electronic signature solution by the Carbon Trust Standard Company, a UK-based organization that measures and certifies real carbon reduction by companies. Carbon Trust Standard Company is part of the Carbon Trust, whose mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organizations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies.

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Shell To Become Most CO2-Intensive Oil Co -Study

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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) is on track to become the most carbon intensive international oil company because of its focus on unconventional oil resources like Canadian tar sands, said a study published by a coalition of environmental groups Monday.

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CO2 Traders Hedging Against Climate Laws, RNK Says (Update1)

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June 29 (Bloomberg) — Carbon traders will buy more option contracts this year as a hedge against new climate laws and devaluation of credits for richer nations that help cut greenhouse gas in the developing world, RNK Capital LLC said.

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E.ON to Be More Selective in Sponsoring Projects to Cut CO2

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June 29 (Bloomberg) — E.ON AG, Germanys biggest utility, will become more selective when it sponsors projects to reduce greenhouse gas, its chief executive officer said.

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CO2: A bane and a boon to Wyo energy

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If Wyoming one day achieves commercial-scale carbon capture and storage development, it may have oil to thank for it.

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MF Global Weekly CDM & VER Market Summary 22nd – 28th June 2009

The VER market picked up over the week with positive US legislative news leading to optimism of a global emissions trading scheme. The change in mood has seen the return of smaller participants and led to the reemergence of previously dormant market locations. Interest continues to focus on recent vintage Issued RE VCUs from SE Asia and South America trading at $4.25 levels. There is increased chatter surrounding eagerly anticipated African projects which are likely to trade at a premium. Demand for US offsets is intensifying with additional project flow weekly. Issued OTC CRTs remain $6/$7 with 5 year forward strips $5.50/$6.50 bid/offered. However on exchange the Dec 2009 CCX CAR CRT was marked lower recovering to close at $4.75 from $4.40 midweek with 40 contracts traded. The 10 year Dec 2009/2018 strip settled down $0.17 cents from the previous week at $5.39 as the market awaited news of the Waxman Markey climate change bill. US VCUs remain $4/5 bid/offered with methane projects dominating demand.

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2009
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Congress plans to raise your electric bill 50 percent with green energy

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The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 HR 2454 is a 1,200-page bill passed by the House of Representatives last Friday that claims to recreate jobs with renewable sources of energy. It still has to be debated and passed by the Senate, and then signed into law by President Obama.

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Pricelock Offers Innovative Carbon Offset Program

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How to reduce a billion tons of CO2, add millions of jobs, ensure energy independence

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A new report by clean technology CEOs, venture capitalists and academics iIdentifies a plan to reduce a billion tons of CO2 from each of eight existing industries, add millions more jobs than fossil fuel industries, and ensure energy Independence.

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FLASHBACK: Obama Intimately Tied To Carbon Trading Scam

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President helped fund profiteers of carbon tax program he is now seeking to implement
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Carbon trading opportunity for local firms

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LOCAL FIRMS should continue to invest in eco-friendly projects that can earn tradeable carbon credits as prices for these are likely to rise and foreign buyers are especially keen to source from the Philippines, experts said at a forum on Friday.

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  • Published: Jun 29th, 2009
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Green carbon trade market could mean billions for telecom, IT

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Telecom and IT companies are well-positioned to tap the potentially $700-billion market for lowering carbon dioxide emissions, according to Bill St. Arnaud, chief research officer at CANARIE, the Canadian research house.

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Climate Exchange shares rally following ICE investment

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Shares in leading carbon exchange operator Climate Exchange jumped more than 16% yesterday following news that IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) had bought a 4.8% stake in the company

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MF Global joins Chicago Climate Exchange

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Chicago Climate Exchange announced today that MF Global Market Services LLC, a subsidiary for MF Global (NYSE: MF), has joined the Exchange as an Offset Aggregator.

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Algae Farm Aims to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

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Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels, a start-up company, are set to announce Monday that they will build a demonstration plant that, if successful, would use algae to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle fuel or an ingredient in plastics.

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Shoots sprout in Canada’s green sector

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s alternative energy sector is showing signs of a budding recovery, as companies resurrect financing deals and public offerings that withered with the recession, but that revival remains very fragile.

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  • Published: Jun 29th, 2009
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U.S. may become largest green market: E.ON exec

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – The United States may become the largest market for renewable energy for E.ON, the world’s largest utility by sales, within six years, the head of the company’s green energy unit told Reuters in an interview.

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Nissan will unveil electric car prototype in August: report

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Nissan Motor Co. will unveil its new electric car on August 2 in Japan but just as a prototype, according to British site AutoCar.

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Mitsubishi Corp and UBE Industries Develop World’s First CDM Project to Reduce Nitrous Oxide; Gain Final CDM Registration from UN

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Tokyo, June 29, 2009 – (JCN Newswire) – Ube Industries, Ltd. (UBE) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have been jointly developing a project to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) in Thailand. Approvals from the Japanese and Thai governments were received on August 2, 2007 and February 27, 2008 respectively. After more than two years since talks began on commercializing the project, it was finally registered by the United Nations (UN) on Jun 16, 2009.

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Carbon Wars in the U.S. Senate

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The Waxman-Markey bill passed the House by seven votes. It will be mucher closer than that if and when the 100-member U.S. Senate votes on their version of this bill.

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Replace state property tax with carbon tax for climate action

| Sourced From Seattletimes.nwsource.com |

It has been a roller-coaster year for environmentalists concerned about climate change. The Western Climate Initiative is stalled and hopes for federal legislation are tied up in a 900-page bill with an uncertain future.

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Obama opposes energy bill trade penalties -reports

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday called a House-passed climate change bill “an extraordinary first step,” but spoke out against a provision that would impose trade penalties on countries that fail to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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