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Duncan, Hastman debate NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy

EDMONTON – The NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy would reinvest any money collected from Alberta back into the province, Edmonton-Strathcona candidate Linda Duncan said Friday.

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2011
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California On Starting the First U.S. Carbon Market

“Across the world, all eyes are on California,” was stated several times during North America’s largest annual carbon conference this week in Los Angeles. It referred to the big timely news of the week, Governor Jerry Brown signing the AB 32 legislation requiring that 33% of energy come from renewable sources by 2020. At the event “Navigating the American Carbon World” government regulators, utility companies, nonprofits, and the world of investments, were excited about the introduction of a cap and trade program in the U.S

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  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011
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Northeast Carbon Dioxide Permits Auctioned for $1.89 Each, Minimum Bid

Carbon-dioxide permits in the U.S. Northeast sold at auction this week for $1.89 each, the minimum allowable bid, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said on its website.

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Economist concerned carbon tax won’t help the environment

MARK COLVIN: A leading environmental economist says he’s seriously concerned about Ross Garnaut’s assumption that a carbon tax would help the environment.

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  • Published: Mar 1st, 2011
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New Hampshire House Votes to Quit 10-State Carbon-Trading Market

A bill pulling New Hampshire out of the U.S. Northeast carbon cap-and-trade program advanced in the Republican-led state House.

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How the Carbon and Energy Software Market Grew 400% Without a Cap-and Trade Bill

Cap-and-trade legislation back when Congress had an interest in limiting greenhouse gas emissions

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Expiration of Kyoto Would Mean Little for CO2 Markets, EU Says

The possible expiration of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012 would mean

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  • Published: Jan 31st, 2011
  • Category: Canada
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Canada won’t jump into cap-and-trade carbon market on its own: Kent

OTTAWA Canada’s new environment minister is rejecting the advice of a government advisory panel that has urged him to moved ahead with made-in-Canada climate change policies, despite uncertainty about U.S. measures and regulations.

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  • Published: Jan 19th, 2011
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California Carbon Market May Hurt Refiners, S&P Says

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Californias planned cap-and-trade program to cut greenhouse gases may hurt the credit of refinery owners in the state, such as Tesoro Corp. and Valero Energy Corp., Standard & Poors said.

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  • Published: Jan 9th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Congress to Obama: you cant regulate carbon emissions. Obama to Congress: watch me.

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In the first two years of his term, President Obama fought a number of pitched battles with Congress, from healthcare reform to financial regulation reform. He won more than he lost, but one issue on which he lost spectacularly was his quest to regulate the emissions of greenhouse gasses through a cap-and-trade system.

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  • Published: Dec 22nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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New Program Proposed To Cut Down Carbon Emissions In CA

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California may soon have the nations most extensive cap-and-trade program for reducing carbon emissions. The Air Resources Board spent all Thursday hearing testimony on the proposed cap-and-trade rules.

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  • Published: Dec 18th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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California outpaces UN on REDD carbon market

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UN climate talks in CancĂșn balked at the question of carbon markets for the finance of an agreed global forest protection system, leaving further uncertainty over the role of carbon markets after 2012 and whether forests will be a part of them. But meantime California is forging ahead on a cap and trade scheme that looks set to kick-start international REDD carbon market action.

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EU Carbon Erases Cancun Gains as Natural Gas, Power Decline

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Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon permits erased early gains as natural-gas prices slumped, damping demand for emission allowances and undermining optimism that followed an agreement reached at the global climate summit in Mexico.

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  • Published: Dec 17th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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A Carbon Tax in 2011 for Fiscal Conservatives?

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WASHINGTONThe grassroots side of Charles Komanoff wasnt exactly dancing in the streets of New York City Nov. 2 when Republicans drop-kicked Democrats from their majority perch in the House of Representatives.

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  • Published: Dec 5th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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US, Canadian regions ponder East-West carbon market

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A dozen US states and a handful of Canadian provinces will consider linking their carbon trading initiatives in a North American emissions cap-and-trade market. The pro-emission-trading states and provinces see the link-up as the next best thing to national cap and trade schemes, now very much on the backburner following failed US Congress moves and the outcome of the recent US mid-term elections, Bloomberg reports.

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  • Published: Nov 23rd, 2010
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White House envoy says Canada and U.S. do need harmonized carbon-pricing system

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MONTREAL – The Obama administration cautions that Canada and the U.S. do, in fact, need to have a harmonized plan to fight climate change as suggested by the Harper government.

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Enablon Recognized as Leader in Carbon & Energy Management Software for Second Consecutive Year by Independent Analyst Firm

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CHICAGO and PARIS, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ – Enablon, the world’s leading provider of sustainability software solutions, announced today that it has been recognized for the second time as a leader in Carbon and Energy Management Software by Verdantix, the independent analyst firm specializing in sustainable business strategies and market opportunities.

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  • Published: Nov 16th, 2010
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Advice for a carbon-powered Congress

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The crystal balls of carbon policy are working overtime to interpret the results of the midterm elections. Fossil fuel providers have been gleeful as most soothsayers suggest a cloudy future for clean energy, energy independence, and any progress on reducing carbon pollution. Oil and coal companies helped elect a Congress more hostile to those sustainable energy solutions, but at least three oracles offer a different vision for our carbon-powered Congress to follow that may result in more jobs and a faster economic recovery.

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European Union Will Begin $7 Billion Carbon Capture and Storage Subsidies

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The European Union said it will open a contest tomorrow for the first portion of about 5 billion euros ($7 billion) in subsidies to store carbon dioxide underground and promote renewable energy.

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  • Published: Oct 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Both Are Necessary, But Neither is Sufficient: Carbon-Pricing and Technology R&D Initiatives in a Meaningful National Climate Policy

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For many years, there has been a great deal of discussion about carbon-pricing

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  • Published: Sep 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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EU Seeks Link With Federal Rather Than Local U.S. Carbon Trading

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Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) — The European Union

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Australia’s Greens Leader: Parliament Needs To Agree On Any Carbon Measures

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CANBERRA -(Dow Jones)- Australian Greens leader Bob Brown said Thursday any measures to curb greenhouse-gas emissions recommended by a new climate change committee will need to be approved by Parliament, in a sign his environmentalist party plans to take a pragmatic approach to its newly-won parliamentary leverage.

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  • Published: Sep 19th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Don’t wait for US on cap-and-trade, OECD urges Canada

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MONTREAL (AFP) – Canada could gain credibility at home and abroad if it unilaterally applied a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions instead of waiting for Washington to do it first, the OECD said.
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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Governor tells Goleta chamber he supports carbon limits

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During a stop in Goleta on Aug. 24, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger voiced full-throated opposition to Prop. 23, the November ballot initiative that would suspend a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions set to take effect next year.

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  • Published: Aug 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Why Don’t Republicans Champion Carbon Cap-and-Trade? It Was Their Idea

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Environmental policy wonks in the new administration of George H.W. Bush – he was called just “George Bush” at that time, when his largely unknown son was pre-occupied with baseball – gather to map out a plan to do something about acid rain.

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