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View: Green investment bank is vital to achieve low carbon targets: BVCA

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has suggested the Government that it should act quickly to create a green investment bank that will assist it in attaining climate targets.

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World Water Day Standard Chartered commits to reducing its carbon footprint

UAE. In its commitment to raise awareness of water issues among staff, customers and clients, Standard Chartered is celebrating World Water Day in the UAE with the support of the Heroes of the UAE, a campaign developed by Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF and the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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London low carbon zones go live

Ten areas of London designated Low Carbon Zones by the Mayor Boris Johnson last year have gone live.

The areas

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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View: How India’s Commodity Appetite Can Reap a Carbon Dividend

An interesting element of U.S. President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan has been its focus on low-carbon technologies. But it could be India and China that hold the key to a solution to the problems of climate change.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
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View: Adding nuclear power can meet energy demand while not increasing carbon dioxide emissions

Small refinements to boost generating capacity at U.S. nuclear power plants are making a large contribution toward increased use of clean energy technologies. These ”power-uprates,” as they are known, provide up to 17.8 percent in additional power at a nuclear plant and are less costly than depending on fossil fuels or even wind and solar energy.

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Australian-made and owned carbon neutral paper, creating tonnes of sustainable value

In response to overwhelming customer demand, Australian Paper, the nations only carbon neutral paper producer, today announced the introduction of seven new carbon neutral grades that will be widely available through a range of new distribution partnerships.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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Statoil planning to cut carbon emissions from oilsands 25 per cent by 2020

CALGARY – Statoil aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions at its oilsands operations by a quarter over the next decade, the president of the Norwegian energy firm’s Canadian division said Monday.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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India can meet target to curb carbon emissions: Official

NEW DELHI: Worries over energy security will drive Indias goal to slow the growth of its carbon emissions, the head of a government panel tasked with developing the countrys low-carbon strategy said yesterday.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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Carbon Trust plans to produce cheap energy from green waste

A group of organisations spearheaded by the Carbon Trust has announced plans to produce cheap energy from green waste.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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View: Now’s not the time for low-carbon fuels

Proud of its historical status as the first of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution, Delaware has certainly earned the right to proudly display our First State motto anywhere and everywhere we can fit it. Recently, Delaware signed another historic pact with many of those same states — this one aimed at implementing a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) on energy markets statewide.

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Carbon reduction targets for ICT: Tanner

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner has told a CeBIT conference in Sydney the Australian Government was by far the biggest data centre operators in the country

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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Tories go nuclear, promise to prop up carbon price

The UK faces at least two years of peak-time power cuts in five years, despite the Conservatives’ pledge to revive nuclear power.

The Tories’ energy policy was published Friday, and while a revived nuclear commitment provides some of the promised “energy security”, it won’t come in time. And, amazingly, the party has committed to propping up the carbon price.

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Press Release: PepsiCo Launches Groundbreaking Pilot Program to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Tropicana

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire/ — One year after PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and the Carbon Trust launched an innovative partnership that began with certifying the carbon footprint of Tropicana Pure Premium

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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Will cut carbon intensity by 20-25 p.c. of 2005 level by 2020

India will be able to meet the target of cutting carbon intensity by 20 to 25 per cent of 2005 level by 2020 without affecting growth, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday.

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Ghana, others benefit from $40b Asia low carbon initiative

Ghana and some other developing countries will benefit from a $40 billion Asia low carbon initiative to manage their forest resources.

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India to pressurise developed nations on carbon emission cuts: Shyam Saran

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, Shyam Saran, has said India would pressurise developed nations to commit on carbon emission cuts.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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Work to begin on UK’s ‘biggest zero carbon social housing project’

In less than two weeks work will begin on the biggest zero carbon social housing development in the UK.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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View: Cashing in on cutting carbon at home

CHICAGO, March 20 (AFP) — Can the promise of a free cupcake or some cold hard cash work better than dire predictions of dying polar bears and rising sea levels at getting people to cut their carbon footprint?

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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Asia to spend $40 billion on low carbon initiative

One of the first international meetings to focus on climate finance since the Copenhagen summit last December ended Friday with plans in
place to mobilize some $40 billion for country-led low carbon growth.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
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Research: Investigation reveals private jets are exempt from carbon passenger tax

A new untaxed perk for carbon-busting private jet travel in the UK has been revealed by new research by the Campaign for Better Transport.

More than 67,000 flights in private jets and air taxis last year avoided paying any tax, despite emitting up to 30 times more carbon dioxide per passenger, according to the research.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2010
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Carbon Market Headlines, Sun March 28, 2010

UPDATE 1-EU Commission blocks re-use of carbon offsets

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Thursday it would close from August a loophole which had allowed different companies to surrender the same carbon permits for compliance with targets in its emissions trading scheme.

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Opinion: Editorial: Carbon Tax Rate Hike For DWP a Bad Idea

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Board of the Department of Water and Power just dont seem to get it. Not only is the city broke, so are many of its residents and businesses. Walk down almost any street where retail businesses are located, and you will see many empty storefronts and for lease signs.

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New carbon footprint guidelines for chemicals industry

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) will be releasing a carbon footprint guideline document later this month, as part of its Responsible Care initiative.

This is in support of the association’s aim of encouraging members to extend the measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the current scope one direct emissions, to scope two and three indirect emissions, says CAIA Responsible Care manager Louise Lindeque.

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North American group outlines carbon trade rules

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Members of the Western Climate Initiative laid out some of the ground rules on Thursday on the use and timing of carbon-offset credits allowed under its planned emission cap-and-trade system.

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London designated a Low Carbon Economic Area

Business Minister Ian Lucas has welcomed the designation of London as a Low Carbon Economic Area for energy efficient buildings. London is the seventh area within the UK to be assigned a Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) status, and has been set up to promote energy efficient buildings.

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Opinion: Prescribed burns of forests release less carbon emissions: study

Prescribed burns, often used by forest managers to reduce underbrush and protect bigger trees, release substantially less carbon dioxide emissions than wildfires of the same size, a new study available in Los Angeles on Thursday suggests.

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Press Release: Y-Carbon Receives DOE Phase I SBIR Award

King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) March 15, 2010– Y-Carbon, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I grant. The grant comes as part of over $18 million in recently announced funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support small business innovation research, development, and deployment of clean energy technologies. In this first phase of funding, Montgomery County based Y-Carbon was awarded $149,938 to continue its work developing nanotechnology for breakthrough performance in fields of energy.

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View: Damaged peatlands in England ‘leaking tonnes of carbon into atmosphere’

Damaged peatlands in England are leaking as much carbon into the atmosphere each year as the emissions of 350,000 households, according to an audit of the habitat by Natural England.

The government’s conservation agency carried out an assessment of the extent and condition of English peatlands and found that almost three-quarters of deep peat areas in the country are now damaged or degraded.

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Comrie Development Trust aiming to calculate villages carbon footprint

COMRIE residents are being asked to help figure out the villages carbon footprint.

As part of Comrie’s Carbon Challenge over the next couple of months residents will be invited to complete a comprehensive questionnaire.

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South Africa: Carbon Market ‘Key’ to Cutting Emissions

Johannesburg THE European carbon market is here to stay, with or without a global climate deal, according to Mark Lewis, MD of global carbon markets for Deutsche Bank.

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ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING SETS OUT HOW UK CAN MEET 2050 CARBON EMISSIONS TARGETS

The Royal Academy of Engineering has, in its Generating Future report, OUTLINED the energy systems that will be fit for meeting the carbon emissions targets for 2050. As a result, the entire infrastructure of our energy supply will need a complete revamp, even with a considerable decrease in energy demand across all sectors.

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npower to cut carbon at NEMEX

Visitors to the NEMEX arena of Sustainabilitylive will have the chance to learn about the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) and cut their carbon footprint.

Power firm npower will be offering free advice to visitors on how to succeed under the CRC and the financial and reputational benefits of taking early action.

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U.K. Conservatives Propose Carbon Floor to Boost Nuclear Power

March 19 (Bloomberg) — The U.K. could adopt measures including a carbon floor price and feed-in tariffs to promote nuclear and renewable energy under a plan outlined today by the countrys main opposition party.

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Western U.S. Cap-and-Trade Program to Limit Carbon Offsets

March 19 (Bloomberg) — Less than half the emission cuts in a cap-and-trade program planned for the Western U.S. and parts of Canada should come from offsets or imported pollution credits, the group designing the regional carbon market said.

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Taking the carrot approach to reducing carbon footprints at home

Can the promise of a free cupcake or some cold hard cash work better than dire predictions of dying polar bears and rising sea levels at getting people to cut their carbon footprint?

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Press Release: Offsetters to partner for 2010 Legacy portfolio carbon offsets

The influence of BC Clean Technology continues to span the globe with the announcement that Offsetters has entered into a project partnership with IMW Industries Ltd and Landfill Gas Canada Ltd (LFGC). This partnership will produce high quality carbon credits for the 2010 Legacy Portfolio to offset emissions from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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ANALYSIS-Expanded New Zealand carbon scheme faces lean trading

* NZ’s carbon trading scheme to ramp up from July 1

* Trading seen limited, market likely to be illiquid

* Biggest emitters say scheme to have little effect

WELLINGTON/SINGAPORE, March 25 – New Zealand’s national emissions trading scheme, the first outside Europe, moves up a gear from July 1 but watered down rules, a flood of free permits and uncertainty over U.N. climate talks means the market could falter.

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  • Published: Mar 27th, 2010
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Opinion: Call for carbon trading, not tax

China should encourage carbon trading rather than impose a carbon tax for a more energy-efficient economy, a senior executive of the Chicago Climate Exchange said yesterday in Shanghai.

Carbon emissions trading, also known as cap and trade, sets a limit on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be emitted. Companies are able to trade their carbon emissions quota, which can be treated as a futures product, to reap financial benefits.

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Press Release: The CarbonNeutral Company Revises Global Standard for CarbonNeutral

The CarbonNeutral Protocol reintroduced as leading guidelines for businesses to meet demand for taking action on reducing carbon emissions and differentiating products and services

London, March 25th 2010: The CarbonNeutral Protocol released today by the The CarbonNeutral Company enables forward-thinking businesses to achieve CarbonNeutral

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