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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2010
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Economic Daily News: Flawed carbon policy

Taiwan editorial abstract (file 3 of a daily roundup) The Executive Yuan’s newly unveiled carbon reduction policy is by no means a well-designed, well-targeted action plan. It is full of holes and reflects the government’s perfunctory approach to policymaking.

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PNG: Carbon traders move in

During the United Nations Copenhagen climate summit in December, fresh allegations emerged that unscrupulous carbon traders were buying up the rights to the carbon stored in forests in Papua New Guinea from indigenous landowners.

One PNG man told the December 12 SBS news he was forced to sign up at the point of a gun.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2010
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Abu Dhabi carbon project to clean air, boost oil output

More than one million people in Abu Dhabi will bask in a much cleaner and healthier atmosphere when a major carbon clearing project in the emirate is commissioned within five years, the project manager said yesterday.
The venture, which could cost more than $1 billion (Dh3.67bn), is expected to remove in excess of five million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year from the emirate’s air and push them back where they came from underground.

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Keneally takes up carbon footprint challenge

The New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally is among a group of MPs who have taken up a challenge to cut their personal carbon footprints 10 per cent by the end of the year.

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Press Release: NEWEST CARBON REDUCTION SCHEME PUTS INDEPENDENT ENERGY BROKERS AHEAD OF ESTABLISH SUPPLIERS

Because it’s part of the Climate Change Bill, targeted organisations will be legally required to make the necessary preparations before April, when the scheme officially starts.
The scale of these reformations is like nothing UK business and public sector organisations will have experienced – as the Carbon Reduction Commitment’s primary objective is to reduce carbon emissions from UK organisations by 1.2 million tonnes per year. If that wasn’t ambitious enough, they aim to achieve that reduction figure by 2020.

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Press Release: SAVE ON GAS AND REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Urban commuters can save money on gasoline, avoid traffic jams and lower their carbon footprint with electric bicycles. Electric Bicycles or e-bikes are standard bicycles fitted with a small electric motor and batteries. Riders can either use their own muscles to pedal, use electric power for propulsion, or both.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2010
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Acciona to sell carbon credits from Oklahoma wind farm

Acciona says that it is the first company to validate and register a windpark in the USA under the requirements of the VCS (Voluntary Carbon Standard), an internationally recognised system that allows the sale of carbon credits to entities or individuals seeking to offset their emissions voluntarily. The VCS was developed by The Climate Group, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), among other organizations, to standardize and bring credibility to the voluntary offset market.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2010
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Opinion: Interest in voluntary carbon credits picks up

LONDON – Carbon offset retailers and brokers have seen increased interest in and demand for voluntary carbon credits this month, particularly from the United States.
“Since this year started we have seen a huge amount interest — mostly from the U.S. — in carbon credits and it won’t be long before the voluntary market worldwide begins really to gain some momentum,” said Matthew Sullivan, chief executive of carbon offset retailer the Carbon Advice Group.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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South Africa: Firms Can Now Get Emissions Reports At Lower Cost

Johannesburg COMPANIES in SA are now able to procure a report of their carbon emissions for a fraction of the cost of existing methods, thanks to a new service from local technology firm sustainableIT.

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Romania could cash EUR 1.2 bln from carbon emission allowance trading

Romania’s current quota of carbon dioxide emission allowances could bring the country 1.2 – 1.5 billion euros by 2012, Minister of Environment and Forests Laszlo Borbely told a press conference on Wednesday.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2010
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Seoul to test-run carbon trading system

Seoul City will begin test-operating a carbon emission trading system in April in a bid to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The metropolitan government will run it for 54 public organizations in Seoul and encourage the private sector to voluntarily join the reduction efforts during the three-year trial operation period.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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Opinion: Indian Premier League Commits to Carbon Neutral Cricket

The Indian Premier League has teamed up with the United Nations Environment Programme to commit the national sport to carbon off-setting and greener practices. The Indian Premier League will start on 12th March 2010, when the new climate-friendly programme will commence.

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Opinion: Abu Dhabi carbon project to clean air, boost oil output

More than one million people in Abu Dhabi will bask in a much cleaner and healthier atmosphere when a major carbon clearing project in the emirate is commissioned within five years, the project manager said yesterday.

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Minister hears plans for regions low-carbon future

A GOVERNMENT minister yesterday heard for herself plans for the North- Easts green industrial revolution.
At Nissans Sunderland plant, Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton was told about plans to transform the region into a low carbon economy.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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Opinion: Carbon tax is not new – ZRA boss

THE carbon tax is not new but has been in place for a long time, Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Chriticles Mwansa has clarified.
This follows the publics displeasure over the introduction of the carbon tax this month, saying that the relevant authorities did not create enough awareness before implementing the tax

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Press Release: Cook Islands launches Carbon Emissions Bill

A national project which aims at reducing carbon emissions and domestic power bills is being launched today by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Aponga Uira Robert Wigmore. GOVERNMENT OF THE COOK ISLANDS OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MEDIA RELEASE

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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Opinion: Many Albertans agree: A carbon tax was the best solution

Quebec is expected to receive somewhat more than $8.5-billion in equalization payments next year, up from about $8.3-billion this year. The payments will represent about 11 per cent of the government’s total revenues

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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Carbon Offsets Come Under Fire

Mark Shapiro, of Berkeley, Calif.s Center for Investigative Reporting, has written a scathing report on the carbon offset industry in the February edition of Harpers. Policymakers crafting U.S. climate legislation, which might include provisions for offset projects, should heed the warning, but the criticism shouldnt be confused with calls to kill a nationwide cap-and-trade program.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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Carbon emission reduction, brick by brick

Science council works on project to help brick industry switch to resource-efficient method.
Copenhagen summit may have failed to draw a succinct map for reduction in carbon emission, but Punjab has started doing its bit, brick by brick.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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UK and UAE fund low carbon research

The UK will create global low carbon policies by collaborating on groundbreaking international research with an Arab university.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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Opinion: Brrrrr: Time to stop selling those carbon credits

I must admit that I did not believe that exchanging carbon credits could cure global warming. I felt that Al Gore, having failed to enrich himself after inventing the Internet, was now enriching himself by buying and selling carbon credits (which he also invented). Imagine my surprise, then, when I learned that my hometown in Iowa is having the coldest and most miserable winter they have ever had. Spencer, Iowa, is not alone; the rest of the United States as well as the world is likewise experiencing record cold weather. It is apparent that Al Gore and his fellow carbon traders have cured global warming. It is time to stop trading carbon credits lest the world become too cold.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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District anticipates purchase of carbon credits

When planning for the Eldorado Hydroelectric Generating Station began, District staff and council immediately recognized its revenue generating potential. Now that it is complete and the money being brought in by it is being used to pay the loans that were taken out to create it, council must decide how the District will spend the money when those debts are gone.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2010
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Peters to launch eThekwini landfill gas CDM project

The second component of the eThekwini Durban landfill gas to electricity Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project will be launched by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Thursday.

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Nothing official about ‘Hagen Accord: UNFCCC

NEW DELHI: The UNFCCC has put an end to the ambiguity over the nature of the Copenhagen Accord when it clarified that it has

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Kenya Airways complies with EU carbon emissions trading scheme

Kenya Airways blueprint on curbing carbon dioxide emissions has secured a nod from the European Union, effectively dodging restrictions or a possible ban of its flights to Europe.
As part of compliance with the EU regulations on carbon emissions by airlines, the UK Environment Agency has allowed KQ to roll out its Carbon Emissions Management and Monitoring Plan.

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