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Territory wants carbon tax exemption

State Parliament has passed a motion calling on the Federal Government to exempt the Northern Territory from the looming carbon tax.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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Jamaica Plain Businesses Learn to Reduce Carbon Footprints

The Sustainable Business Leader Program aims to provide a unique and affordable course of action that small to medium-sized, locally and independently owned businesses can follow to become more ecologically conscious.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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U.K. Urged to Abolish Renewable Goals, Spend Less to Cut CO2

Britain should abolish its renewable energy targets and focus on less costly ways to cut carbon- dioxide emissions, according to researchers at Policy Exchange.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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US investment guru backs carbon tax

Julia Gillard has been given a much needed business endorsement for the government’s carbon tax proposal, with the US investment guru Jeremy Grantham declaring it a ”magnificent idea”.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Annecy 2018 banks on low-carbon blueprint for mountain sports strategy

DOHA, May 04: Bid president Charles Beigbeder, vice-president Jean-Pierre Vidal and CNOSF head Denis Masseglia were in Doha this weekend for the IOC Sport and the Environment summit to promote the French bids blueprint for mountain regions.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
  • Category: India
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RMGL to share revenue by selling carbon credits

GURGAON: Other than transplanting trees, the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) has decided to share the revenue generated by selling carbon credits.

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Carbon Footprint Calculator Offers Energy Awareness

Reid Supply Company, one of the country’s leading suppliers of industrial products, now offers a free online Carbon Footprint Calculator and other calculators to help industry and education take proactive steps to lower their energy use.

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EU Carbon Emissions Permits Plan May Kill Off Polish Companies

European Union regulations that will allocate free carbon-dioxide permits to companies in the next phase of the worlds biggest emissions trading system may

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Europes carbon policies bolster a B.C. bioenergy industry

When Regina and Peter Pretterhofer built their new home in the city of Graz, Austria, they decided to give up fossil fuels and adopt a nationwide trend toward alternative energy to keep them warm during the snowy Austrian winters.

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Australia aims for carbon tax details by July

CANBERRA May 4 (Reuters) – Australia will announce details of its new carbon tax by July, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Wednesday, as a new poll shows overwhelming public opposition to the plan which is a central policy of the minority government.

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Food industry excluded from PMs carbon tax dinner

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has expressed it’s disappointing that Australias largest manufacturing sector was left off the guest list for Julia Gillards carbon tax industry dinner party.

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Businesses move quickly to discard banned carbon credits

Power plants and factories covered by the EU’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) used more UN-issued carbon credits to meet their emissions targets last year than ever before, analyst firm Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said this week, noting that companies could be looking to offload soon-to-be banned offset credits issued by controversial industrial gas projects.

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Bligh understands carbon tax anxiety

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says she understands why Australians are wary about a carbon tax in the absence of details about how it will work.

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  • Published: May 9th, 2011
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PrintCity shares guide for carbon footprinting

The PrintCity Alliance has published a new

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More oppose carbon tax than support it

There is far more opposition to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax than there is support for it, an opinion poll has found.

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Next – Carbon Health Warnings

Were told we need a carbon tax to combat dangerous carbon pollution.
The public surely needs health warnings on products contaminated by this dangerous chemical?

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  • Published: May 7th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Global carbon project calls on businesses to

The Carbon Disclosure Project has released its latest report; 2011 Supply Chain Report which addresses carbon emissions produced by its member companies and its suppliers.

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Koalas, too, would benefit from carbon tax

TOUGH measures including a carbon tax are needed to save the koala from vanishing in its own habitat, warns local environmentalist Janine Duffy.

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Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

Canadian authorities have given the green light to a C$1.24 billion (US$1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plant in Saskatchewan, which aims to slash annual greenhouse gas emissions by around 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

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Rainforest families to reap benefits of carbon market

Located on the Colombia-Panama border in the Sierra del Darien, the initiative involves around 1,000 Afro-Colombian, mestizo and indigenous families. The monies will be received from the emerging voluntary carbon market and the community plan to dedicate it to five main investment areas: local forest governance; income generating projects (e.g. ecotourism and chocolate growing); forest monitoring; reforestation; and, improved logging practices.

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Estonian carbon cap rejected

TALLINN — Estonia’s proposed strategy for distributing carbon emission quotas through 2012 has been again rejected by the EU.

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  • Published: May 7th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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USAID Jordan trains more than 30 new Carbon Reduction Managers

In line with its continued efforts to raise awareness on environment hazards and to assist the design of solutions that address these challenges, USAID Jordan Economic Development Program in cooperation with the Jordan Energy Chapter -EDAMA Association and American Energy Engineers Association (AEE) held in its premises a three days course for Carbon Reduction Managers which was attended by around 30 Jordanian engineers from the public and private sectors.

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Carbon tax to clean out workers wallets

Australias opposition Leader Tony Abbott said that labor’s carbon tax will not clean up the environment but it will clean out workers’ wallets.

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Environmental expert gives advice to reduce carbon footprint

“Reduce, reduce, reduce.”

That was the message Alison Gannett had for 50 attendees at a conference about combating global warming at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on Sunday.

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Orica breaks ranks on carbon tax

ORICA Ltd chief executive Graeme Liebelt says the company could do more to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the introduction of a carbon tax would “probably” encourage it to make changes.

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