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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
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American Municipal Power, ODNR join forces for carbon offset project in Shawnee State Forest

Opinion: Carbon compost creation

Feedlots are great for fattening cattle, but how do you use what comes out the other end?

I’m talking about manure.

Hopkins River Pastoral Company have thought a lot about cow manure and a lot about their business’s carbon emissions.

They’re composting manure, creating microbial humus, and spreading it on their paddocks.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: UK
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London Activates 10 Low Carbon Zones

LONDON, England, March 24, 2010 (ENS) – Low Carbon Zones across London sprang to life this week to help residents, schools and businesses go green, save money and create job opportunities at the same time. The Mayor of London awarded each of the 10 zones a share of three million pounds to fund the program that aims to cut city’s carbon dioxide emissions 20.12 percent by 2012.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
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Analysis: At-a-glance: Low carbon details of today’s UK Budget

Investment in low carbon technologies was at the heart of the Budget delivered by the Chancellor today.

Major low carbon components of todays Budget are:

* Green Investment Bank
The new Green Investment Bank for Low Carbon Development announced by the Chancellor today will be a major step in overcoming the finance challenge confronting infrastructure projects in the UK. The Government says this will be particularly important for the energy sector given the scale of the investment needed to bring forward low carbon electricity, and will have an early focus on offshore wind.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Budget 2010: in the carbon religion’s worst week Alistair Darling throws

It seems even the impending menace of a general election cannot make Labour face reality. The Budget showed the carbonphobic green hysteria still has a grip on the major parties. Alistair Darling was cock-a-hoop because he had just discovered his borrowing needs had shrunk from a massive

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
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View: Farnell recognised for cutting carbon footprint by 2%

Premier Farnell has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard (CTS) for measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint by 2% for its UK-based operations and committing to reduce it year on year

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon Market in Japan: Business Report 2010 Was Published by TD The Market Publishers, Ltd.

The Market Publishers, Ltd. has recently presented the comprehensive research of Carbon Market in Japan, which offers business report on Carbon Market and purchase activity monitoring within the sector. Besides, the research is elaborated with detailed Japan business profile.

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Westport Engines Line Up for Carbon Credits

Westport Innovations Inc., a provider of alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, has launched a program to monetize the carbon emission reductions associated with Cummins Westport (CWI) and Westport HD natural gas engines, in collaboration with Grütter Consulting. The Westport Carbon Project (WCP) is in the process of being registered with the Voluntary Carbon Market Standard (VCS) and will reportedly be the first VCS transport project and one of the largest voluntary carbon market projects worldwide. The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or biomethane (purified biogas) provides heavy-duty trucks greenhouse gas emissions reductions of more than 20% compared to conventional powered diesel trucks and buses.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Update 1-Sojitz to set up online carbon credits market – Nikkei

March 30 (Reuters) – Trading house Sojitz Corp (2768.T) will create an online marketplace for carbon credits to quickly match up buyers and sellers, the Nikkei business daily reported.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Highlights CDM Executive Board, 53rd meeting

The CDM Executive Board worked through another heavy agenda marked by challenging discussions about if and how policies and subsidies should feature in the assessment of whether CDM was the incentive for a project moving forward

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
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Interview: UNFCCC chief: ‘Cancún must deliver climate finance architecture’

The UN conference in Cancún next December needs to set the basis for a new climate change treaty in 2011, Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

The failure of the Copenhagen climate talks has been analysed thoroughly, but what is missing is a roadmap for moving forward. Could you outline one?

First of all, I wouldn’t agree that Copenhagen failed. It’s true that Copenhagen failed to deliver a formal agreed outcome, but I do believe that the Copenhagen Accord represents a very important political statement.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon trading called into question as it shrinks by almost a third

The carbon trading market has shrunk by over 28 per cent post-Copenhagen, according to the latest quarterly HSBC Global Climate Change Index, resulting in two companies losing their place on the list.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Peruvian Amazon trees a niche market for carbon trading

SANTA ROSA, Peru In a far-flung corner of the Peruvian Amazon, a multinational company aims to offset carbon dioxide emissions from its factories in France by planting thousands of trees which may also provide an income for local communities.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: HSBC questions the future of carbon trading

Following a disappointing Copenhagen summit, where no legally binding treaty on carbon emissions was delivered, the Climate Change sector has underperformed Global Equities according to the latest quarterly review of the HSBC Global Climate Change Index.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
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Opinion: ONE TAKE ON THE CARBON CREDIT TRADING SYSTEM

The carbon credit is a commodity that evolved out of the idealism of environmentalists, scientists and economists. Some governments, politicians, businesses and consumers around the world are also expressing support for such a system. What then, are these carbon credits that have entered the market? And why have they not been fully embraced around the world?

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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View: Carbon Trust campaign aims to help Bristol businesses save

Rising energy prices and tax increases are the biggest worries facing businesses in Bristol in 2010 after the state of the economy, according to research released today by the Carbon Trust.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: ASUM to reconsider carbon emissions plan

Student senators will consider supporting the University of Montanas Climate Action Plan at their regular Wednesday meeting.

In January, UM unveiled the final draft of its goals and proposals for reducing carbon emissions and making the campus more sustainable after a draft of the Climate Action Plan was reviewed by student groups, including the ASUM Senate.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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EU Carbon Slides Along With German Power After Permit Auctions

March 23 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon permits slid along with German power after the nation, western Europes largest emitter, and Austria sold spot allowances today, boosting supply.

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View: NAB data centre uses trigen, saves 20k tonnes of carbon

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is laying claim to the title of first organisation in the country to use tri-generation (trigen) power in its data centre.

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Opinion: Six organizations pledge to slash carbon emissions

WATERLOO REGION Ten companies and organizations have signed up for Sustainable Waterloos regional carbon initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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UPDATE 1-U.S. EPA seeks carbon data from oil, natgas sectors

* Oil and gas firms start collecting emissions data in 2011

* Most large offshore production platforms have to report

* Methane traps 20 times more heat that carbon dioxide

(Adds comment from environmental group and oil trade group)

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new proposal on Tuesday that would expand existing rules on reporting greenhouse gas emissions to include oil and natural gas production facilities and add methane gas for the first time.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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Carbon Market Rift Over Hungary May Shrink Trading (Update2)

March 23 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations carbon market, the worlds second largest, is at risk of shrinking until regulators close a loophole that allowed Hungary to sell credits that are invalid in Europe.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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Opinion: Carbon uncertainty threatens $9bn power station debt, report says

Uncertainty surrounding the federal government’s carbon emissions scheme threatens $9 billion dollars of debt that power stations will need to refinance over the next five years, according to The Age newspaper.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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Opinion: Carbon Hill Inc: Europes Carbon Offset Shame.

Analysts at Carbon Hill Inc are thought to have condemned the actions of major European steel makers and power companies who have been systematically shirking their commitment to greener industry by purchasing carbon offsets which pay for environmentally friendly projects in developing nations.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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UPDATE 1-French PM signals end to carbon tax plan -lawmakers

PARIS, March 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Francois Fillon signalled an end to France’s drive to introduce a domestic tax on carbon dioxide emissions, telling lawmakers on Tuesday French companies would suffer if the government tried to go it alone.

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