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Expert rubbishes Abbott’s carbon cost claims

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A prominent economist has criticised Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for saying a $40 tax on carbon would double the price of electricity.

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  • Published: Aug 10th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 3

Changing Clocks Could Cut Carbon Costs

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According to the U.K.s Lighter Later Campaign, extending our days by an hour year round might be the ticket to solving a host of problems. It would not only bring more daylight into our lives (making our lives safer, happier, and more fulfilling) but it would drastically bring down carbon emissions, too.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 7

Why IT is key to carbon reduction

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As countries continue to work towards a unified response to global warming, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen made it clear that there is still a significant amount of work to be done to gain coordinated agreement on emissions reductions.

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  • Published: May 13th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 5

Save the planet on the low-carbon diet

It was only a matter of time. We’ve had organic vegan restaurants; eateries that only have raw uncooked food and Fairtrade bistros. Now comes a restaurant offering a menu aimed at saving the planet from climate change.

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EU carbon prices pause after 2 pct rally

LONDON (Reuters) – European Union carbon emissions futures paused for breath on Wednesday, after a two percent rally in the previous session. EU Allowances (EUAs) inched down 4 cents or 0.30 percent to 13.45 euros ($20.27) a tonne at 1209 GMT with light volume at 1,090 lots.

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Envestra to pass on carbon cost

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ADELAIDE-based gas pipeline network owner Envestra expects an emissions trading scheme would cost the company $6 million a year.

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Australia forecasts drop in carbon trade revenue

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CANBERRA, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Australia’s government revised down forecast revenue from the future sale of carbon permits on Monday, and said there was now little room to offer more compensation in order to secure political support for the scheme.

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Concern on Carbon Costs of Camel Cull

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A Statement by Mr Viv Forbes, Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition, Australia.

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How Australian opposition wants carbon laws changed

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s opposition Liberal Party on Friday outlined changes it wants in return for its support for the government’s controversial carbon trade laws.

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  • Published: Jul 26th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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CCS cost could exceed $150 per tonne of CO2

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The cost of deploying carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could prohibit it from being used on an industrial scale, a new report has indicated.

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Reducing the cost of carbon capture

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Integrating power generation and carbon capture processes in existing brown coal-fired power stations could reduce the cost of carbon capture by 25%.

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  • Published: Mar 3rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Costs Under Obama Cap-and-Trade

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Gasoline prices would rise 12 cents during the first year of a U.S.-wide carbon cap-and-trade system based on President Barack Obamas budget proposal, according to research firm Point Carbon.

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New IFS Eco-footprint Management Solution Helps Businesses Cut Cost and Carbon

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IFS, a global enterprise applications company, launches its Eco-footprint Management tool to provide organizations with unprecedented control and transparency on the environmental impact of their operations.

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Wong fails to acknowledge farmers’ carbon costs

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The Cost of Carbon

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Get used to uncertainty, and allow government, not traders, to set the price of carbon.

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UPDATE 1-Drax power margins fall since Oct, trading in line

LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – British power station operator Drax (DRX.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Tuesday that power generation margins had contracted since October, although overall trading was in line with hopes. The group, which runs the Drax coal-fired station in northern England, said commodity prices had been “highly volatile” since the group updated the market on Oct. 23.

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Scotland to Measure Carbon Cost for All Government Projects

Though most governments struggle to implement carbon-cutting measures in specific sectors, things seem to be quite different in Scotland, or at least we can hope so for the future. The Scottish government has decided to take into account GHG emissions for all public-sector spending while no other country does that at the moment.

Public Sector Environmental Costs

Starting from 2010, the carbon cost of each government projects will be estimated and will be published as part of the government budget. The move has been designed to let bureaucrats and policymakers consider the environmental costs against the economic benefits. Environmental experts have been assigned the task to prepare a comprehensive framework that will facilitate estimation of the environmental costs for all official projects.

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