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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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Carbon floor price plans need more credibility, say investors

Bringing in a carbon floor price could inadvertently damage investor confidence in clean energy projects unless the government can unequivocally guarantee the new minimum price will be enforced.

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EU to Urge Energy Efficiency, Allow Carbon Set-Aside Option

March 7 (Bloomberg) — The European Union will recommend stepping up its energy savings and offer the option of withholding carbon permits to curb a surplus in its emissions- trading system, three people familiar with the matter said.

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EU Carbon Rises to Five-Month High Before Regulatory Decisions

European Union carbon rose to its highest price in almost five months before regulatory decisions scheduled this month affecting the supply of permits. Natural gas advanced to a two year high.

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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2011
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Carbon dioxide allowances likely to clear auction at price floor

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will auction carbon dioxide allowances Wednesday that power plants in 10 US northeast and Mid-Atlantic states can use to comply with the region’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program in 2011 and 2014.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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S Korea To Embark On Carbon Emissions Trading From January 2015 Report

SEOUL -(Dow Jones)- South Korea will embark on carbon emissions trading starting in January 2015, a local newspaper reported, citing senior government officials.

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  • Published: Mar 3rd, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Councils face having to buy carbon allowances for streetlights

Energy network companies reluctance to let councils change the way they trade un-metered supplies could lead to authorities being forced to purchase carbon allowances for streetlighting, it has been claimed.

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ICE to Flag Unusable Carbon Credits to Rebuild Confidence

ICE Futures Europe, trying to restore investors trust after online thieves targeted emission permits, will publish a list of credits considered unacceptable for delivery.

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Austria refuses to identify stolen carbon credits

Austrian authorities have refused to publish the serial numbers of nearly 500,000 carbon allowances stolen from its registry in last month’s cyber attack, in a move that has prompted fresh criticism of the European Commission’s handling of the fraud.

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  • Published: Feb 15th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon trading plan losing momentum

President Lee Myung-baks green growth initiative faces a setback as the government is poised to postpone introducing the carbon trading system amid tough opposition from businesses.

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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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S. Korea caves to pressure to delay carbon emission trading

SEOUL — South Korea will start carbon emission trading between 2013 and 2015 after strong opposition from industry to the government’s initial plan to start in 2013, a presidential secretary said on Monday.

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Updated: Czechs ask EU to stop stolen carbon credits re-entering market

The Czech authorities have identified nearly 1.36 million stolen carbon allowances in the UK, Estonia and Germany and requested the European Commission help prevent them re-entering the carbon market.

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Austria Asks Sweden to Return Carbon Permits Worth $3.9 Million

Sweden is in talks with Austria about giving back European Union carbon allowances that may have been stolen in online attacks that have shaken confidence in an 80 billion-euro ($110 billion) market.

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  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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The great carbon trading scandal

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Greek police trace EU carbon rights thieves

ATHENS Jan 29 (Reuters) – The theft of pollution permits that forced the closure of the spot market in EU emissions permits last week, may have originated in Romania, a Greek police official said on Saturday.

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Seven charged in carbon trading VAT fraud case

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Carbon Set for Weekly Loss as EU Discusses Security, Offsets

Great carbon theft may have netted

EU says half of countries trading carbon are poorly protected against fraud

EU Carbon Trading Declines After Alleged Hacking Suspends Spot Market

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Trading in European Union carbon permits fell and the BlueNext SA exchange proposed

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German Power Gains to 4-Month High on Rising Coal; Carbon Drops

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Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) — German electricity for delivery in 2012 rose to a four-month high after coal prices soared. European Union carbon permits slid.

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European Union Carbon-Dioxide Permits Fall as Crude Oil Drops

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European Union carbon-dioxide allowances dropped as oil prices declined and volumes shrank.

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  • Published: Dec 21st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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PG&E, Edison May Get Millions of Free California Carbon Permits

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PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra Energy would get carbon-dioxide permits worth hundreds of millions of dollars under Californias cap-and-trade program, according to a plan being considered by state officials.

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  • Published: Dec 21st, 2010
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U.K. Proposes Carbon Floor, Set Price to Cut Emissions

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The U.K. government made four proposals to ensure aging power plants are replaced and climate targets met, including setting a floor price on carbon emissions and guaranteeing long-term prices for low-carbon generators.

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UN Needs New Body to Spend CO2 Revenue, De Boer Says

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The United Nations needs a new body to spend revenue from future sales of carbon allowances, ensuring that developing nations build sustainable economies, according to the former climate chief.

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