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Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect

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Austrian Carbon Registry Plans to Reopen Before End of March

Austrias Carbon Registry plans to reopen before the end of March to allow companies

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EU Speeds Up Work on Carbon-Market Oversight After Thefts

The European Union will speed up work on protecting the worlds biggest carbon market from fraud and will discuss with emitters and traders next month how to handle allowances stolen in computer-hacking attacks.

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  • Published: Feb 28th, 2011
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UK south west missing out on green economy, warns Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is warning that companies in the UK south west are missing out on the opportunities offered by the green economy.

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AGL axes wind projects until carbon price approved

AGL Energy will shelve about $2 billion worth of wind-farm investment until the price of renewable energy certificates improves and there is a price on carbon.

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European Commission moves to beef up carbon trading security

The European Commission has today released long-awaited details of how it plans to bolster online security across the carbon market in the wake of last month’s cyber attacks on national registries.

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  • Published: Feb 28th, 2011
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Electricity levy up, carbon tax mooted

The levy applied to electricity generated from non-renewable and nuclear energy sources is being increased by 0.5 cents a kilowatt hour to 2.5 cents/kWh with effect from April 1, but this should not impact already sky-high electricity tariffs as it is in the National Energy Regulators tariff structure.

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EU to Hold Consultations on Stolen Carbon Allowances in March

The European Union executive will hold consultations with stakeholders about security measures for national carbon registries and addressing the issue of emission allowances stolen in computer-hacking attacks.

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  • Published: Feb 28th, 2011
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We’re ready to reach for carbon-free future

We normally think of the people responding to economic surveys as fairly conservative. Those who monitor the economy or take an interest in the economy are not considered the most radical thinkers. Such surveys usually ask stock questions about the overall performance of the economy, and our latest study did just that.

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  • Published: Feb 28th, 2011
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City can lead the way in green technology growth

EXETER can become a world leader in low-carbon industries if businesses exploit the research expertise on their doorstep, it has been claimed.

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Look to Europe for next phase of B.C.’s carbon tax

When it comes to good urban planning, transportation and taking action on climate change, Europe has a lot to teach us.

B.C. took important baby steps with its Climate Action Plan of 2008. Three years later, however, the baby is still clinging to the coffee table.

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2011
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Court Affirms Forestrys Positive Role in Addressing Climate Change Decision Verifies Carbon Benefits of Active Forest Management ~Press Release by SPI Industries….Court Documents To Follow

Sacramento, Calif., February 22, 2011

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The great carbon credit heist — Will E-Thievery bring down cap-and-trade?

Last month, an Eastern European criminal band pulled off a roughly $60 million heist with no masks and no guns. How’d they do it? Well, the bandits were hackers, and the goods they stole — carbon credits — only exist electronically. The culprits penetrated registries in five European Union countries, prompting the European Commission to suspend spot trading at all 30 of the region’s national registries until it could track down the missing credits. Spot trading resumed at several registries earlier this month, but some of the largest exchanges remain inactive and volumes are thin. While the feat highlights the kinks in the relatively new carbon market, as well as the growing importance of cyber security as more and more of the (especially clean) energy landscape goes digital, it won’t slow the EU’s cap-and-trade program.

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BlueNext Says Any Delay in Spot Carbon Trading Needs Discussion

David Rapin, business development director at BlueNext SA, comments on potential delays in the settlement of spot carbon trades to protect against theft.

The Paris-based exchange was the biggest spot exchange for emission allowances last year. EU officials said Feb. 9 they may consider a trading delay to help prevent

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2011
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Why carbon management makes business sense

Balfour Beatty has been reporting its environmental impacts for 10 years. But we’ve only recently really got to grips with understanding our wider carbon impacts.

As we all know, what gets measured gets managed. But measurement alone will not drive improvement. Up until 2008, Balfour Beatty was doing just that, reporting its UK carbon emissions but lacking a group-wide strategy and targets. Thinking about carbon was difficult for people. On joining the company that year, one of the questions I was asked was: “what does a tonne of carbon look like?”

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2011
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Activists should get low-carbon projects under way

At issue | Feb. 9 Los Angeles Times editorial, “GOP trots out same old discredited line on climate” and local commentary by Henry Riekert, “Extreme weather is Mother Nature’s warning”

A commentary and an editorial, printed on the same day, essentially said the same thing: We must dramatically reduce carbon emissions. The angle that each column takes makes it clear why climate activists have made no progress toward dramatic change.

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2011
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Resizing their carbon footprint

Surrounded by paintings created by local artists, Rebecca Lesser piled used sweaters on a table at her art studio Sunday afternoon and hoped the snow outside wouldnt keep fellow Winonans inside.

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2011
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Despite doubts, EPA moves ahead on carbon limits

The battle lines were firmly drawn Feb. 9 in the war between Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency over the EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gases, in particular, carbon dioxide.

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Hackers target European carbon registries

An Eastern European cybergang has perfected an emerging form of digital theft to steal millions of dollars from Europe’s carbon registries.

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100 largest companies ranked by carbon emissions and disclosure levels

For the first time, the UK’s 100 biggest companies have been ranked according to their greenhouse gas emissions and levels of transparency. The Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a UK non-profit research body, has created the ET UK 100 Carbon Ranking, spotlighting the best and worst of Britain’s top businesses.

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Anchoring climate policy on low carbon finance mechanism

In an apparent bid to build a climate-resilient society, Nigeria is devising a blueprint anchored on fostering a low-carbon, high-growth economic development path.

If provisions of the Nigeria Climate Change Policy-Zero Draft (NCCP-ZD) are anything to go by, the nation is set to embark on a range of initiatives

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European Union faces legal action over fraudulent carbon emissions trading

The European Union faces legal and political challenges over its handling of the carbon markets which remain in chaos after a cyber attack forced partial closure of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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Carbon vacuum fuels cost of power

THE Gillard government’s renewable energy scheme will saddle consumers with more than $1 billion in extra electricity costs this year, and uncertainty created by its failure to implement a carbon pricing regime is forcing power bills higher than they would otherwise be.

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Regulate carbon pollution

Some of our nation’s most important laws for protecting our health and the environment are under attack.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., wants to repeal virtually any federal or state protections against the buildup of dangerous carbon pollution. He wants to give big polluters free rein to continue dumping unlimited amounts of dangerous carbon pollution into our air, threatening our health and perilously warming the planet.

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2011
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Critics of California’s carbon trading have it wrong

Because Republicans in Congress have steadfastly stymied attempts to get the federal government to act against global warming and climate change, critics of California’s new carbon trading rules usually get little contradiction when they insist those regulations will see this state going it alone and putting itself at an economic disadvantage.

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