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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Opinion: EU study plumps for cap & trade in ship carbon

Imposing an emissions cap and trade scheme is the best option for curbing carbon emissions from shipping in EU waters, a report for the European Commission has found. CE Delfts study

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Will Transparency Curb Carbon Emissions if Cap and Trade Fails?

Is it a possibility that transparency could all but make up for the lack of a mandated cap on carbon emissions? Grist wonders if that could be the case, and takes a closer look at the EPA’s newly instated Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, which requires companies polluting over 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year to disclose exactly how much they’re spewing. This data will then be made public–and possibly be prone to public outrage. Could companies then be shamed into reducing emissions, thereby allowing the GGRR to achieve a similar effect of a full on cap and trade?

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Opinion: Billions at stake in carbon trading scheme

South Canterbury’s district councils could be in line for a share of a multibillion-dollar compensation package for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Under the ETS, landowners who fell more than two hectares of trees planted before 1990 will incur a fee if they do not replace them. However, all post-1990 forests can qualify for carbon credits once harvested.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Opinion: Can carbon trading save Indonesias forests?

According to Greenpeace, Indonesia had the fastest rate of deforestation in the world between the years 2000-2005. This rampant destruction

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Firms Told To Take Ownership Of Carbon Management

Board-level bosses are being warned that their firms will fail to achieve reductions in CO2 emissions unless they take ownership of carbon management

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Transport minister ‘acknowledges need to cut logistics fleets’ carbon emissions’

A proposal by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to have the carbon emissions of commercial vehicle hire fleets working in the logistics sector recorded has been backed by transport minister Lord Adonis.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Lack of Direction on Climate Change Hobbles Carbon Trading

LONDON Touted by its supporters as the best and cheapest way to fight global warming, carbon trading is losing momentum amid the uncertainty created by the failure of the Copenhagen summit meeting and President Barack Obamas political troubles in the United States.

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Opinion: Four-wheel-drives lead way in cutting carbon emissions

AUSTRALIA’S motor vehicle fleet cut their carbon emissions again last year – and some of the biggest improvements came from the largest guzzlers.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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New eco flats promise to reduce carbon emissions

One of the countrys leading community regeneration specialists, Bramall Construction, is helping future residents reduce their carbon footprints by building a block of flats using environmentally-friendly materials.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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‘UK could be a leader in low carbon cheap energy production’ – 15/02/2010

The UK could become a leader in cheap energy producing low carbon technologies, an environmental group has said.

According to the Green Alliance, the UK has the skills in existing manufacturing which places it in a good position to do well in the global low carbon race.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Talk of carbon emission tax hangs in the air as budget approaches

ONE of the interesting side- debates about the budget this week could be a carbon dioxide emissions tax.

That doesnt sound very interesting, but what if the tax means you will have to pay an extra R50000 for your bakkie? Got your attention now, right?

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Threatened by rising seas, Maldives moves to go carbon-neutral

The devastating consequences of climate change are already beginning to claim victims.

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NSW Government hosts discussion on low-carbon economy

The NSW Government will today host a roundtable discussion on the opportunities and risks for businesses in moving to a low-carbon economy, Minister for State Development Ian Macdonald said.

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NZX shares slide as ‘blue sky’ carbon profits evaporate

Shares in NZX Limited have taken a hit on the companys own exchange today after it slashed $19.9 million from the expected sale proceeds of its carbon trading business.

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Carbon trading push for Indigenous communities

A prominent central Australian Aboriginal man says the law needs to be changed so more Aboriginal people can get involved in carbon trading.

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NZX Drops By Record After Slashing Proceeds of Carbon Unit Sale

Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) — NZX Group Ltd. had its biggest one- day drop in Wellington trading after the operator of New Zealands stock exchange slashed NZ$19.9 million ($14 million) from the expected sale proceeds of its carbon registry unit.

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Press Release: ERA Carbon Offsets Closes Private Placement with Forest Carbon Group

ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. (TSX-V: ESR) has closed its previously announced private placement. The private placement consists of 7,360,000 common shares for C$0.75 per share resulting in gross proceeds of C$5,520,000. The sole subscriber to the placement was Forest Carbon Group AG (FCG), an affiliate of HEAG Sudhessische Energie AG. FCG now owns 7,360,000 shares which constitute 29.9% of the issued capital of the company.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Arabia CSR Network holds workshop on carbon emissions offsetting and trading

The Arabia CSR Network held its first workshop of 2010 on 18 February in the Center of Excellence, DIFC. While the Arabia CSR Network itself was launched at the Arabia CSR Awards ceremony on 26 October 2009, the Network’s predecessor, the EEG CSR Network, has had a long track record in advancing Corporate Social Responsibility in the UAE and Gulf region through workshops, seminars and CSR training sessions.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Carbon Trading May Have Hit Brick Wall

Touted by its supporters as the best and cheapest way to fight global warming, carbon trading is losing momentum amid the uncertainty created by the failure of the Copenhagen summit meeting and President Barack Obamas political troubles in the United States.

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Carbon Retirement one of top 5 ethical small businesses

Carbon Retirement Ltd has been chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of Smarta.coms inaugural Smarta 100, and was also selected as one of the Top 5 for Ethics from companies included in the list.

The carbon offsetting company Carbon Retirement was founded in 2008 to make a difference in the carbon offsetting market. The companys aim is to provide a reliable and transparent way for people and organisations to take responsibility for their unavoidable emissions, which they achieve by retiring EU allowances from the EU emission trading scheme.

The Smarta 100 is the ultimate business accolade, recognizing the UKs smartest small businesses. Smarta.com has uncovered remarkable companies who have gone the extra mile to differentiate themselves from the market or found clever ways to compete, from their marketing plan to their ethical stance. The result is a fascinating insight into the unique business ideas that are thriving in the current economic climate.

The finalists proved to the judges that they have what it takes to run a successful venture, from spotting a new opportunity to making it a reality.

Deborah Meaden commented,

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  • Published: Feb 22nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Carbon Credits: Benefits for Minnesota Landowners

Farmers, grassland and woodland owners have an opportunity to receive payments for conservation tillage methods (strip or no-till) or recent plantings of perennial grass and trees by selling carbon credits through the Chicago Climate Exchange.

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Press Release: Carbon Friendly Submits its Phase I Poland Afforestation PDD for VCS Validation

Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) (“CFS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has submitted its Project Design Document (PDD) for VCS Validation with TUV SUD Carbon Management Service, in Germany, for its Phase I Warmian-Masurian, Poland Afforestation Project (the “Project”)

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Press Release: Npower Welcomes Cash Rewards for Low Carbon Electricity and Heating

npower has welcomed the Government’s announcement regarding Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) levels and urged consumers to buy now to take advantage of the Government scheme.

The scheme offers financial assistance when installing solar PV panels, potentially earning customers GBP986 per year.

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Opinion: Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan

Beyond Zero Emissions’ Zero Carbon Australia 2020 (ZCA2020) Stationary Energy Plan is a detailed, costed blueprint demonstrating how Australia can reach zero emissions electricity by 2020 using existing technology.

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  • Published: Feb 21st, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Carbon Offsets and Recycling Bins Do Not a Green Olympics Make

With an unexpected lack of snow making skiers’ lives miserable at this year’s Olympics, Vancouver is smartly following the trend of going greener than the Olympics before it. Carbon offsets and recycling bins are as old school as a 720 on the snowboard half pipe, so the Canucks had to get a bit more creative to ensure the 2014 games in Russia take place in a world where snow still falls over Sochi in February.

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