Carbon Offsets Daily

Daily carbon offset news, insight, community.

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 14

Carbon Market Headlines, Sun Feb 28, 2010

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 7

Carbon Market Headlines, Sat Feb 27, 2010

Opinion: What’s the Future of Climate Change and Carbon Trading?

With the Obama Administration focusing on passing health care legislation as its No. 1 priority and financial services overhaul as its second goal, the future of climate change legislation and carbon trading looks uncertain, at least for 2010.

Continue Reading at WallStreetAndTech
—————————————————————————————————

RI should vie for UNFCCC top post

Indonesia, the host of the much-hailed Bali climate change conference, should run for the UNs top post on climate change, which will be vacant after its chief, Yvo de Boer, resigns in July, observers said.

Legislator Muhammad Safrudin from the House of Representatives Commission VII overseeing environmental affairs said Indonesia should seek support from other countries to vie for the post.

Continue Reading at TheJakartaPost

—————————————————————————————————
Forest Fires Put Carbon Credits At Risk

A forest fire burning near Dunedin is highlighting the risk of natural disasters to carbon which run into millions of dollars, Carbon News reports this morning.

Continue Reading at Scoop

—————————————————————————————————

Opinion: Any excessive dependence on the sale of forest carbon credits could turn out to be problematic

Some interesting questions are raised as one looks at the news reports surrounding the new 300 page report Climate Cure released by Norway on February 17. Its targeting emission cuts of 30% by 2020 from 1990 levels. The current emission levels are around 54 million tons v about 50 million tons in 1990, and the report is looking at ways to reduce emissions by 15-17 million tons/ year by 2020.

Continue Reading at StabroekNews

—————————————————————————————————

Yes, nuclear plants have carbon footprint

Misinformation, if repeated often enough, has the effect of lulling the public into acceptance. One particularly disturbing bit of misinformation repeated in the Feb. 4 essay is that nuclear power is environmentally friendly because nuclear power plants don’t emit greenhouse gases.

Continue Reading at DesmoinesRegister

—————————————————————————————————

Press Release: ERA Carbon Offsets raises $5.34 million through private placement

ERA Carbon Offsets, Ltd., a Canada-based provider of forest-based carbon offset programs, has completed a private placement of 7,360,000 common shares at a price of CAD$0.75 ($0.73) per share for total gross proceeds of CAD$5.52 million ($5.34 million).

Continue Reading at TradingMarkets
—————————————————————————————————
Opinion: Winter Olympics 2010: Big carbon footprints in the snow

When Vancouver set out in 2003 to achieve the “greenest ever” Winter Olympics, it never expected to be so successful. The city that gave birth to Greenpeace put up energy-efficient buildings, encouraged spectators to travel by bus, used rainwater to flush the loos, and even heated the Olympic villages with energy recovered from sewage. But all its earnest efforts were trumped by something it did not foresee

Tags: , , , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 26th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 7

Carbon Market Headlines, Fri Feb 26, 2010

Ruling kills Romanian OTC carbon permit trading

* Romanian regulators class EUAs as financial instruments

* Foreign traders must join exchanges, OTC to suffer

* Ruling, exchange trade to prevent EUA tax fraud -SIBEX

* Traders say move possibly illegal as EU Commission weighs

BUCHREST/LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Romania’s securities regulator have defined European Union carbon permits as financial instruments, a move which will force all its emissions trading onto one of the country’s exchanges.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 2

Carbon Market Headlines, Thu Feb 25, 2010

Public sector managers know little about carbon targets

There is widespread ignorance in the public sector about climate change and the need to cut down energy use, according to research published today.

A survey of public sector managers carried out by CIPFA revealed that 78% had either vague or no knowledge of the Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme, or had never heard of it, even though the emissions trading mechanism, which will start this April, will cover most larger public sector organisations.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , , , , , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 4

Opinion: UK Ambassadors to Fly Economy Class to Cut Carbon

In Mike’s excellent piece on greener flying, he carefully explained how business class passengers have higher per-passenger emissions than economy. Terrapass have also covered this in their tips for sustainable air travel. It’s pretty simplethe more space you take up, the less room there is for other passengers. The UK Foreign Office seems to buy this logic, asking staffincluding ambassadorsto fly Economy. given the tax implications, this should make everyone happy.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 2

Eastern states intensify wind power sourcing

Eastern American states will source more of its electricity from renewable resources after Tennessee Valley Authority signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 115 megawatts of wind power.

Continue Reading atÂ

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: None

Calibres Cecil Jones Certified as

Calibres Cecil W. Jones has been certified as a Carbon Reduction Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

South Africa: Environmental Reform – Carbon Tax On New Cars is Just the Start

Johannesburg An ad valorem carbon tax on new passenger cars was just the start of environmental fiscal reform, with debate on a comprehensive carbon tax set to continue this year, the Treasury said yesterday.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 2

Major companies leave carbon-rule alliance

A major business and environmental alliance formed two years ago to promote federal carbon regulation shows signs of cracking as chances for federal legislation this year fade.

Duke Energy was a founding partner of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. The group has backed some principles of legislation adopted by the House of Representatives and pending before the Senate that would limit carbon emissions.

Continue Reading atÂ

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 2

Opinion: Carbon Reduction Commitment versus Climate Change Agreement: Which is better for the UK data centre industry?

March 1st, London: The BCS DCSG will host a major debate into the ramifications of the government regulations centering on which would be best for the data centre sector (2/18/2010)

The BCS is hosting what promises to be a very lively debate on the risks and benefits of operating under the UK government’s CRC scheme or under the broader CCA.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 2

Carbon credits to replace US $ as global currency

SCOTLAND (Commodity Online):Till now the question was whether a group of currencies would replace the dollar or even gold? Now, here comes the prediction amidst global warming and cllimate change concerns that carbon credit will replace the US dollar as the currency of international trading within five years.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 6

Opinion: Lee County hopes selling carbon credits will earn green

LEE COUNTY: Lee County is about to profit off its own green technology. But some wonder if what that county is selling is good for the environment – or just good PR.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 3

U.S. Northeast Carbon Falls as Federal CO2 Trading Bill Stalls

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) — Carbon dioxide permits in the U.S. Northeasts cap-and-trade program for power plants fell to their lowest level this year on waning public concern over emissions that scientists blame for global warming.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 3

Opinion: Carbon Credit Trading, the next financial bubble to burst?

What would happen if a $300 billion commodity market were to suddenly evaporate? Of all the vested interests promoting the carbon cult of global warming, carbon credit trading is probably the largest and has the most to lose if the world comes to its senses.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 3

UK firms flout CO2 ratings for buildings

The drive to cut Britain’s carbon-dioxide emissions has been hit by companies’ reluctance to obey new rules to reveal how much heat and light their buildings waste.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 6

Crate & Barrel Warehouse Robots Cut Carbon Footprint of Retail

Can robots from MA-based Kiva Systems turn warehouses green?

Crate and Barrel thinks so.

So far, most companies have installed Kiva warehouse automation systems because they want to improve efficiencies and cut costs.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

Crop plants can help absorb carbon dioxide emissions: Expert

While it has often been blamed for adding to atmospheric carbon problems, the agriculture sector could be absorbing carbon emissions if farmers grow the right plants, an expert says.

Professor Richard Bush of Southern Cross University (Australia) told an audience of students and lecturers in Jakarta that certain plants could be utilized for carbon sequestration (storing carbon dioxide) to reduce atmospheric carbon and control climate change.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 2

Carbon Reduction Legislation Could Net Millions of Pounds in Windfall Penalties

THOUSANDS of UK companies could end up handing the government a windfall of more than

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 4

Carbon Trust seeks design consultancies

The Carbon Trust is looking to establish a new framework of consultancies and appoint a lead group to address its branding, digital and print communications.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 2

Spelman and Riley competing to cut carbon; plans for artwork at Seaholm

Spelman, Riley compete to reduce carbon prints

Austin City Council Members Chris Riley and Bill Spelman won election last May on promises to be environmental stewards. On Tuesday, they announced that they will be competing against each other to see who can do more to reduce greenhouse gases, which many scientists say contribute to global climate change.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 2

Opinion: Safeway looks to shrink its footprint, signs up with carbon manager Hara

Grocery chain Safeway has become the latest major retailer to take greening its supply chain seriously. Following the lead of companies like Wal-Mart, it is making an effort to cut energy use and carbon emissions and has decided to go with environmental management software maker Hara to help it make substantial, eco-friendly changes to its business.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 4

World class carbon management needs business transformation

Until CEOs take ownership of carbon management as a business transformation challenge, not a corporate responsibility issue, their firms will fail to achieve absolute reductions in CO

Tags: , ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
  • Comments: 3

Opinion: Way forward to a low-carbon economy

Tax incentives will continue to play a big role in developing Singapore’s smart energy economy

AS Copenhagen has shown, climate change is testing the ability of the world’s leaders to develop effective environmental policies through consultation. Many are frustrated at the pace of negotiations. Therefore, the need for each jurisdiction to find solutions to manage climate change has become even more urgent.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

Press Release: The Association of Energy Engineers Certifies CALIBRE Employee as Carbon Reduction Manager

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – (Business Wire) Cecil W. Jones has been awarded certification as a Carbon Reduction Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). The AEE, a nonprofit professional society with over 11,000 members in 78 countries promotes

Tags: ,

  • Author:
  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 4

Opinion: Any excessive dependence on the sale of forest carbon credits could turn out to be problematic

Some interesting questions are raised as one looks at the news reports surrounding the new 300 page report Climate Cure released by Norway on February 17. Its targeting emission cuts of 30% by 2020 from 1990 levels. The current emission levels are around 54 million tons v about 50 million tons in 1990, and the report is looking at ways to reduce emissions by 15-17 million tons/ year by 2020.

Continue Reading at

Tags: , ,

© 2009 Carbon Offsets Daily. All Rights Reserved.

This blog is powered by Wordpress.