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Kenya opens Africa’s first carbon exchange

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya opened Africa’s first climate exchange platform on Thursday, expected to unlock trade in carbon credits on the continent and benefit small scale projects.

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Carbon won’t cost the clever consumers

The recent hysterical claims that carbon pricing will make it too expensive to run an airconditioner, or that many industries will be destroyed, are simply ridiculous.

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19 carbon registries now reopened

Finland, Romania, Solvenia and Sweden’s carbon emissions registries reopened this morning bringing the number of EU ETS registries back to normal operations to 19.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2011
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Scotland’s low carbon economy receives funding boost

European funding worth

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U.K. Consumers Want Mandatory Corporate Carbon Reports, Survey Shows

Seven in 10 U.K. consumers polled say businesses should be required to report carbon emissions, a survey commissioned by the government-funded Carbon Trust found.

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Launch of Carbon Reduction Plan to save

A programme of cross-council initiatives, designed to save nearly

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Low-carbon community guide launched today

Today we launch Funding revolution, a guide to establishing and running community revolving funds at the Carbon Leapfrog conference at the City of London Guildhall. The guide, written with Bates Wells and Braithwaite solicitors, is sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. It pulls together the knowledge and experience of several community groups and local authorities using รข

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‘Green Power’ From ConEdison Solutions Reduced Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 197,195 Tons in 2010

On the eve of the greenest day of the year — St. Patrick’s Day — ConEdison Solutions announced that its “Green Power” renewable energy program had cut fossil fuel consumption in 2010 by an amount equivalent to 380,000 barrels of oil.

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  • Published: Mar 28th, 2011
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Sprint Releases Findings of Industry-First Trucost Supply-Chain Carbon Report

Trucost assessment provides comprehensive analysis of Sprints supply-chain carbon footprint
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Coal plant cuts carbon dioxide deal in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. A coal-to-liquids plant under construction near Medicine Bow now has a buyer for the carbon dioxide the plant will produce when it goes into operation.

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Australian Prime Minister May Offer Tax Cuts to Help Offset Carbon Charges

Prime Minister Julia Gillard signaled she may offer tax cuts to people on low incomes to offset the introduction of charges on carbon emissions.

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EU Carbon Rises, Has Biggest Weekly Gain in Two Years on Outages

European Union carbon permits for December rose, posting their biggest weekly gain for two years, after Germany decided to close 7 gigawatts of nuclear capacity.

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Assessment of zero carbon buildings

The feasibility study involved investigation of recently published guidelines into the definition of “zero carbon” by the government and a comparison with “true” zero carbon buildings. Heriot-Watt University carried out a study of zero carbon literature which is presented within the main body of the accompanying full report.

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Southwall Technologies Achieves Carbon Emissions Reduction Milestone for Automotive XIR

Southwall Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:SWTX), the worldwide innovator of energy-saving films and glass products that save energy and reduce carbon emissions in vehicles, buildings and homes, today announced the sale of its 28 millionth square meter of infrared (IR) reflective XIR

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Historic carbon-reduction agreement reached

Local and central government have reached a significant understanding with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on how to work towards meeting the demand of cutting carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 while tackling fuel poverty.

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Carbon Reduction Commitment could hinder waste management firms

The amount of material heading through recycling plants could be affected by the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), it has been claimed.

According to the Environmental Services Association (ESA), the CRC could inadvertently increase the cost of recycling, which would penalise older energy-from-waste facilities, Business Green reports.

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  • Published: Mar 26th, 2011
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RTC reduces energy costs and carbon footprint with solar panels

(Source: Datamonitor)trackingNV Energy has announced that new solar panels are reducing the Regional Transportation Commission’s, or RTC’s energy costs and carbon footprint.

“We invested about $1.7 million in federal stimulus money in construction at the various facilities using local workers, including electricians, excavators, crane operators and steel fabricators, who all went back to work for this project. This savings is money in our budget that will help protect transit service funded by local sales taxes,” said Angela White, RTC director of marketing and communications.

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Carbon leakage

When one country decides to unilaterally implement climate legislation, there is concern that the emissions reduced locally will result in an increase in emissions elsewhere, with no net reduction in greenhouse gases. This phenomenon, known as leakage, can happen in two ways. First, if climate policies in one country or a group of countries reduce the global price of fossil fuels, countries without restrictions may increase their energy consumption. Second, some energy-intensive production could relocate to areas without restrictions, highlighting the sort of competitiveness issues that arise when only a subset of nations restricts emissions.

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British official shares experience of low-carbon economy

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Visiting Lord Mayor of the City of London Michael Bear said Friday that he hopes to help Taiwan promote low-carbon economy through the sharing

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Religious Group Taking Part In Carbon Fast

So-what are you giving up for Lent? If you’re one of the millions of Christians around the world who observes the 40 day period leading up to Easter, it may be a time to follow a tradition of contemplation…along with foregoing certain luxuries and activities.

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Australian Airlines Seek Carbon Tax Clarification

The chief executives of both Qantas and Virgin Blue airlines are keen to learn the finer details of Australias proposed carbon tax and have asked the government for answers to some of their questions, including whether the tax will apply to both domestic and international flights.

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Carbon Footprint urges industry to change its attitude

The industry has traditionally looked at historic information to determine asset allocation, but new situations require new solutions, claimed Paul Ruscoe, sales director at Carbon Footprint Investments.

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Carbon tax stings mid-income earners

Middle-income earners would be worse off under a plan to redirect billions of dollars raised through the federal government’s carbon tax, the federal opposition says.

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Qantas and Jestar carbon neutralize

Qantas and Jetstar have achieved carbon neutral certification for their carbon offset programs under the Australian Governments new National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), and are among the first to do so.

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Students could bear brunt of higher bills under carbon tax

VICTORIAN schools face paying millions more dollars for their power under a proposed carbon tax that would eat into budgets and force cut-backs.

Secret State Government figures show Victorian public, independent and Catholic schools on average spent $27,000 each on electricity in 2010 – about $60 million statewide.

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