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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
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Zero-carbon towers await Manchester civil servants

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The first views of Manchester’s proposed ‘green’ housing complex around Piccadilly Station were revealed this week.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
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Merseyside to become UK’s largest low-carbon economy

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Local authorities in and around Liverpool have been given the power to create the UK’s largest low-carbon economy in Merseyside.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
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Northwest launches pioneering carbon reduction fund

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A fund designed to provide finance to community-based carbon reduction projects has been launched in the northwest.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
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NWDA reveals carbon reduction funding

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The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has revealed that it is to provide funding towards a number of initiatives designed to reduce carbon emissions in the region.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

| Sourced From Switchboard.nrdc |

Today a group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy as part of a comprehensive climate bill or any other leg islation or regulation. The letter makes abundantly clear that failing to do so risks sacrificing forests around the globe and putting more pollution into the atmosphere, not less.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
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UK Public Sector Set To Cut Carbon Emissions Over Next Five Years

| Sourced From Carbon.energy-business-review |

Around 120 public sector organizations in the UK, including central government departments, local authorities, schools, universities, police and fire services, and NHS trusts have joined Carbon Trust programs to help them cut their energy use and carbon emissions further over the next five years.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Interview: ‘We want to be investing in the technologies of the future,’ activist says

| Sourced From Pleasantonweekly |

Lovins was named millennium “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine in 2000.

Following are excerpts from a recent interview with Lovins:

Q. Why do big businesses often say they’re interested in “going green” and then oppose legislation that supports climate change efforts?

A. Often, sustainability initiatives start in the marketing department. They think it’s a good PR move – they don’t see it as core to their business. The work that we’re trying to do is to get businesses to see sustainability as essential to their corporate strategy, and as such that the traditional knee-jerk business reaction of “oh, anything environmental must be bad” is actually damaging to their PR. We’ve a ways to go yet.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Investigations ongoing after carbon credits raid

| Sourced From EDIE |

Officers and HM Revenue and Customs staff, who arrested four people last week, over the alleged fraud involving the trading of emissions allowances, also called carbon credits.

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New Zealand stands by carbon trading plans

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New Zealand will go ahead with its proposed carbon trading scheme despite Australia abandoning its plan to price carbon last month, prime minister John Key said this morning.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Maryland County First in Nation to Impose Carbon Tax

| Sourced From Triplepundit |

Marylands Montgomery County gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a tax on carbon emissions, the first such tax by a county nationwide.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Innovating to reduce the energy cost and carbon footprint of buildings

| Sourced From Pandct |

An innovative research and development project is underway that aims to accelerate the move towards more buildings in the UK with a low carbon footprint. Businesses involved in delivering low impact buildings will be given the opportunity to apply for a total of

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
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Carbon emissions to fall in 2010, but Britain could miss target by 2020

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The knock-on effects of the past recession and less use of expensive fossil fuel such as coal will help Britain report a decline in carbon emissions in 2010.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon credits may be option

| Sourced From Southeastfarmpress |

Carbon credits and how they apply to farmers in the Southeast is probably the least understood and potentially most beneficial or detrimental policy facing growers as they plan for future farming operations.

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Gold Fields methane project to net R200m carbon credits

| Sourced From Businessday |

GOLD FIELDS will capture methane from its Beatrix mine in the Free State and sell 1700 certified emissions reductions (CERs) in a R200m deal that will run until 2016, it said yesterday.

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  • Published: May 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Natl. Academy of Sciences urges carbon tax or cap-and-trade to curb global warming gases

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The National Academy of Sciences specifically called for a carbon tax on fossil fuels or a cap-and-trade system for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, calling global warming an urgent threat.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: India
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Railways makes the right ‘carbon’ moves

| Sourced From Economictimes.indiatimes |

MUMBAI: Railways is the latest entrant to take steps to cut down energy consumption and earn carbon credits. Recently, the ministry of railways has awarded a contract through competitive bidding for supply of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) free of cost to railway employees residing in railway colonies.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
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IWT, coastal shipping ignorant of gains from booming carbon credit mkt

| Sourced From Economictimes.indiatimes |

MUMBAI: Inland waterways transport (IWT) and coastal shipping, the sectors which could have benefitted the most from the emerging carbon credit market in India , remain oblivious of the blessings that could have saved them from disuse and neglect they have been subjected to for decades.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
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Recession helps meet carbon targets

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Britain’s carbon emissions are set to fall again slightly this year after the recession drove dramatic declines of around 10 per cent last year, analysts say.

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Carbon dioxide affecting coral growth

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Situated at the lower end of the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is surrounded by pristine waters and a spectacular array of coral and fish species endemic to the region.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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EPA Regulation to Invite Private Sector to Carbon Trading

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The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is working on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) regulation which could avail the private sector of profit making projects related to the control and trading of carbon emissions.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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SNP set for defeat over new carbon emissions target

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Labour, LibDems and the Greens are threatening to combine to throw out ministers latest plans to reduce the countrys carbon emissions by just 0.5% in 2011 and 1% in 2012.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Polluters earn by passing free carbon permits cost to consumers – ECF report

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According to a new report by European Climate Foundation, the biggest industry polluters in Europe have made billions of euros from carbon markets by passing the cost of their free carbon permits onto consumers.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
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Opinion: EU crisis may hit carbon targets

| Sourced From Business.timesonline |

The European Commission is under pressure to shelve plans to raise its target for greenhouse gas emission cuts from 20% to 30% amid fears that further uncertainty would be too damaging to fragile world markets.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: The case for strong climate policy is simple. A cap on carbon pollution is, too.

| Sourced From Theenergycollective |

Edward L. Glaeser makes the case for simplicity in addressing climate change. I couldnt agree more with his premise. The basic economics are indeed simple. Climate change might be the largest market failure the world has ever seen. To correct it, put the right incentives in place: correct the fact that we currently treat the atmosphere as a free sewer for our global warming pollution. Problem solved.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Cut carbon, compensate

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People affected by natural disasters in coastal and char areas urged the developed world to cut carbon emissions and give financial compensations at a discussion on climate impact in the capital yesterday.

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