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Carbon Cap-and-Trade: A Government M&A Stimulus Plan?

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Kyle Stock, who writes about careers for Dow Jones financial-careers site, FINS.com, reports:

Health-care overhaul may be on life support, and while the chances of carbon cap-and-trade legislation may not be appreciably stronger, the bill still is sparking some M&A chatter.

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7 Myths About Global Warming and Carbon Cap-and-Trade Regulation

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Will the U.S. lose jobs? Will energy bills skyrocket? Can the South really produce enough renewable energy to meet proposed federal mandates?

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2009
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Carbon Trust looks to drive down energy costs in retail trade

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The Carbon Trust is to help thousands of small and medium-sized retailers to drive down their costs by as much as

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Africa: Trade Carbon for Food Security

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Nairobi Forget the view of climate change as impending catastrophe for a moment: if negotiators can recognise sustainable agriculture by African smallholders and forests as mitigating factors in climate change, carbon trading could become an important support for Africa’s food security.

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Lonnie Leake, Emerado, N.D., letter: Carbon tax, yes; cap and trade, no

| Sourced From Grandforksherald.com |

EMERADO, N.D. The cap-and-trade bill stinks. But dont get me wrong; Im all for carbon dioxide emission reduction.
But cap and trade puts the burden of carbon pollution on the backs of small businesses such as family farming, which cannot pass along their costs.

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Swiss government proposes new law on CO2 emissions

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Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Swiss government is committed to cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 20 percent compared to 1990, and a proposed new law sent to Parliament 28 August outlines how it wants to achieve that goal.

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Companies ‘should double CO2 reduction’

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Businesses around the globe have been urged to double the speed of CO2 reduction, following the publication of a new report.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2009
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Deal to reduce carbon omission from brickfield

| Sourced From Nation.ittefaq.com |

Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IIDFC) on Tuesday signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the World Bank and the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) to help reduce carbon emissions from brickfields.

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Firms urged to double pace of carbon reduction

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Based on current reduction targets, the world’s largest companies are on track to reach the scientifically-recommended level of greenhouse gas cuts by 2089

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UN scientist backs carbon cuts

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Paris – Barely 100 days before the world hopes to seal a global climate treaty, the UN’s top climate scientist has given his personal endorsement to hugely ambitious goals for slashing emissions.

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When carbon is priced, who ultimately pays?

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http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/3911
Opponents of US climate change legislation voice concerns about its effect on consumers in coal-reliant states, industries competitiveness, and regressive distributional consequences. This column argues that these concerns are either unfounded or have been addressed fairly. It says the conflict is more about ideology than distributional issues.

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From carbon insolvency to climate dividends

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BERLIN — Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is absolutely crucial, says the G-8 and most of the world’s best climatologists.

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Borealis’ McPhee Creek Project

AFFORESTATION, CANADA
PROJECT STATUS: UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Afforestation – VER- Canada – $$

McPhee Creek - Borealis DSC00351The McPhee Project is an afforestation project located about 20 km northwest of the City of Prince George in Northern British Columbia. The project, developed by Borealis Offsets, involves a change of land use from agricultural and marginal, unused bare land (rough pasture) to a permanent, managed sub-boreal forest ecosystem.

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  • Published: Aug 27th, 2009
  • Category: Europe
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Poland may curb utility CO2 trade from 2013

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland may ban utilities from selling European Union carbon emissions permits many of them will get for free from 2013 as a way of curbing windfall profits, a government source said on Wednesday.

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WWF challenges EU ministers to revisit CO2 standards

| Sourced From Euractiv.com |

WWF wrote to the Swedish EU Presidency on Friday (21 August) to urge governments to modify a “legally invalid” provision contained in draft rules on industrial pollution, which prevents member states from introducing CO2 emission standards.

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Germany: Lots of solar, too much CO2

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BERLIN, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Germany last week unveiled the world’s second-largest solar power plant amid reports that the country won’t reach its ambitious CO2-emissions reduction targets.
The giant solar power plant in Brandenburg is made up of 700,000 shiny photovoltaic modules that cover an area of roughly 210 soccer fields. Located on Soviet-era military training grounds, the 53-MW plant can produce power for an estimated 15,000 households. It is topped globally only by a 60-MW plant in southern Spain. America has a hand in this: Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar operates the plant together with a German project developer. The consortium has invested more than $200 million.

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Carbon offsets a tool against global warming

| Sourced From Mordentimes.com |

The science is clear: human-caused global warming is a reality. Now its time to focus on solutions.

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ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates, Inc.: “Guide to Carbon Offsets for Canadian Businesses and Consumers” by the David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute Is Both Deficient and Biased

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — (Marketwire) — 08/07/09 — ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates, Inc. –
The comments below have been agreed upon in response to the “Guide” listed above by the following five organizations:
Carbon Friendly Solutions, Inc. ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates, Inc. Paso Pacifico Tree Canada Zerofootprint
On July 16, 2009, the David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute published the “Guide to Carbon Offsets for Canadian Businesses and Consumers” (the “Guide”).
A number of established and experienced carbon offset developers and providers, environmental organizations, and forest professionals (listed above) have identified serious deficiencies in the process and methodology used in developing this Guide and its conclusions.

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BRT will generate carbon credits

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Greenhouse gas emissions will be cut once the low-sulphur Rea Vaya buses are running, boosting Joburg’s certified emission reduction credits.

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Spotlight Vol. 8, No. 14: It’s The CO2

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Last month, the G8 – the eight largest nations in terms of their economies – agreed to a 50% reduction in global carbon emissions by 2050. In a related move a few weeks earlier, the Waxman-Markey bill passed the House, bringing a carbon-constrained economy one step closer to the U.S. Supporters and detractors reacted with predictable fury. If you take the inadvisable approach of listening to both at once, you might believe these steps will fail to save the planet while destroying our economy.

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UN Official Supports Ambitious CO2 Reductions

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The UNs top climate scientist says he supports ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Aug 27th, 2009
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Does Carbon Labeling Confuse Consumers?

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Tesco, a British supermarket chain, began festooning cartons of milk this month with information on the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the production, processing, distribution and use of each pint.

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  • Published: Aug 27th, 2009
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U.S. firm to sell 15 million sovereign carbon credits

LONDON (Reuters) – World Energy Solutions is selling 15 million sovereign Kyoto Protocol carbon emissions rights through its World Green Exchange, the Massachusetts-based company said in a statement late on Monday.

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  • Published: Aug 27th, 2009
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Bangladesh’s Financial Institution Enters Carbon Trading To Mitigate Global Warming

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (AHN) – A country’s leading financial institution has entered into billion dollar carbon trading aiming to mitigate global warming through adoption of new technology in different carbon-emitting industries.

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  • Published: Aug 27th, 2009
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U.S. budget update stands pat on CO2 permit auction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget update released on Tuesday still reflects a controversial Obama administration plan to combat global warming by auctioning all permits to emit greenhouse gases even though Congress has said it will give away a substantial portion to industry.

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