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EU drafts tough regulations for carbon market

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BRUSSELS (Commodity Online) : In its attempt to clamp down on insider dealing, fraud and manipulation within the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme, the European Commission is preparing tighter regulation for the European carbon market.

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EU Carbon-Dioxide Allowances Increase Along With Natural Gas

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European Union carbon permits rose as higher prices for natural gas helped boost demand for emission rights.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2010
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EPA and Congress Headed for Showdowns over Carbon Regulations in 2011

How acrimonious will the relationship between the 112th Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency become?

WASHINGTONRep. Fred Upton recently suggested that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson would soon be testifying at oversight hearings so often that she should reserve a personal parking place on Capitol Hill.

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Meeting the carbon challenge

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IT’S been a tough year in carbon politics, but 2011 looks set to become even more difficult for the Gillard government as it attempts to take action on climate change.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2010
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EPA and Congress Headed for Showdowns over Carbon Regulations in 2011

|Sourced From Solveclimatenews |

WASHINGTONRep. Fred Upton recently suggested that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson would soon be testifying at oversight hearings so often that she should reserve a personal parking place on Capitol Hill.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2010
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Multi-million pound low carbon football ground to be countrys first

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A multi-million pound football stadium will kick the towns sports and entertainment facilities into the 21st century, says Macc Towns chairman.

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Swedish research measures website carbon emissions

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A Swedish researcher has developed an online application that measures the carbon emissions from the energy used by web sites.

The application, called Greenalytics, uses regionally-specific data to calculate the energy used by client devices when surfing a specific site on the web. It also calculates the energy used by the servers and internet infrastructure, such as routers and switches, that deliver data to clients.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2010
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Greens foiled on carbon ‘security clause’

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Green Party attempts to allow ministers to be taken to court for failing to reduce carbon emissions were shot down by the Government’s legal adviser.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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EPA-Launched Low-Carbon Society in Place

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TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Under the impact of the global financial crisis in 2009 and climate changes caused by global warming, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) presented A Global Green New Deal report suggesting all countries invest in developing green economies in order to jointly fight against global warming, revitalize economy, create job opportunities and solve the problem of poverty. For countries eager to reduce or slow down their emissions of greenhouse gases by 2012, Green New Deal has soon become the major strategy in the new phase of greenhouse gas reduction.

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Australian opposition urges gov’t to dump carbon pricing plans

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Following a decision by Japan to shelve its emissions trading scheme, Australian opposition urged the federal government to admit its carbon pricing plans, the Opposition said on Wednesday.

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  • Published: Dec 30th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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6 auto companies vow to cut carbon emissions

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The Taiwan-imported auto brands of BMW, Ford, Honda Taiwan, CMC, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz have all voluntarily signed agreements to cut carbon emissions yesterday with the Environment Protection Administration (EPA).

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  • Published: Dec 30th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Climate talks and carbon solidarity

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The subheading of Sundays The Jakarta Post editorial (Nov. 28, 2010) was

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  • Published: Dec 30th, 2010
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Carbon emissions market may accelerate smart grid deployment

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The first steps have been taken in a rule making process that will govern greenhouse gas emissions in California. While still in the drafting stage, the institution of such rules would encourage future smart grid projects.

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U.S. EPA Agrees to Schedule for Issuing Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants and Refineries

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WASHINGTON – December 28 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to schedules for setting greenhouse gas emission limits for power plants and oil refineries. The schedules were negotiated as part of court settlements in lawsuits brought by environmental groups and states. Under the schedules, the agency will issue a proposed standard for power plants by July 2011 and a final rule by May 2012. The agreement also calls for a proposed standard for oil refineries by December 2011 and a final rule by November 2012.

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Reduing their carbon footprint

| Sourced From Communitypress |

Asphodel-Norwood The slim 70-foot tower rises above John and Betty Bennett’s home overlooking Highway 7 east of Norwood, its three curved blades whirling gently in the wind.

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  • Published: Dec 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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2011: Looking ahead on carbon regulation

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Its a weird time of year. Some reflect on the previous 12 months, while others endorse the temptation to look ahead. In energy and environmental circles, it seems looking ahead is more exciting, and for good reason.

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More Ski Areas Trying to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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Ski resorts are getting greener, and they’re seeking recognition for it partly to boost their image with their environmentally conscious clientele. To educate the public and recognize the best programs, one grass-roots organization, the Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition, tracks the environmental impact and efforts of 82 ski areas in 11 Western states and has issued an annual report card each of the past 11 years.

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  • Published: Dec 30th, 2010
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Control Carbon Footprint of your car: Save Money, Help the Environment With Properly Inflated Tires

| Sourced From Coalgeology |

December 28, 2010 (Coal Geology/NewsUSA): Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are now a standard safety feature on all new cars in the United States. TPMS automatically monitors tire pressure and alerts the driver when the pressure in one or more tires becomes significantly low and potentially dangerous.

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Carbon feud heats up between EPA and Texas

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will take control of carbon-emission rules in Texas after Governor Rick Perry rejected new federal regulations intended to combat climate change.

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Gillard urged to dump carbon pricing plans

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The federal government must admit its carbon pricing plans are unworkable following a decision by Japan to shelve its emissions trading scheme, the opposition says.

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VAT fraud linked to the Carbon Emissions Trading System

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One year on from a Europol warning about an estimated 5 billion euros in damage for European taxpayers, caused by VAT-fraud within the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), law enforcement authorities around Europe continue to fight the criminal networks involved. In operations during 2010, several hundred offices all over Europe have been raided and more than 100 people arrested.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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UPDATE 2-Japan shelves carbon emissions trading scheme

* Japan min says plan needs more study, but not abandoned

* Japan firms fear emissions rules could lead to job cuts

* Japan to seek other ways to meet ambitious emissions goals

* Delay a blow to EU hopes others would launch trade schemes

TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Japan postponed plans for a national emissions trading scheme on Tuesday, bowing to powerful business groups that warned of job losses as they compete against overseas rivals facing fewer emissions regulations.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
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Can Carbon Emissions Markets Accelerate Smart Grid Progress?

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently initiated rule making for the states cap and trade regulation as part of AB 32, and its an important tactic towards reducing Californias greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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South Korea To Launch ‘Green Credits’ To Promote Low-carbon Lifestyle

| Sourced From Bernama |

SEOUL, Dec 27 (Bernama) — South Korea will launch an incentive system for people who purchase eco-friendly products or abide by a low-carbon lifestyle as part of next year’s full-fledged campaign to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, Yonhap news agency quoted the Ministry of Environment as saying on Monday.

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Opinion: Carbon tax needed to reduce pollution

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The science is clear: unless the world moves quickly to reduce the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, humanity will have forced the climate into a new, hotter state that is inhospitable to most life on this planet, including ourselves. Our grandchildren will look back and ask themselves, “Why did they let this happen? Didn’t they care about us?”

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