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  • Published: Oct 27th, 2010
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Demand for carbon credits will continue

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Opinion: On the Blog: Dominican Forum Illuminates “Next Phase” in Voluntary Carbon Finance

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Latin America’s share of the voluntary carbon pie has grow dramatically over the last two years, but the Dominican Republic has focused almost exclusivly on offsets recognized under the Kyoto Protocol.

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  • Published: Oct 20th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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More carbon credit projects planned

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Bangkok, October 13 – EDF Trading, one of the worlds top three carbon credit buyers, is considering up to six more projects in Thailand for next year in addition to 10 projects in which it already signed contractual purchasing agreements.

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Over Carbon Credits Deal: PPCC Boss Fired!!

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Following a rigorous probe into a claim by the United Kingdom-based Global Witness regarding the arrest of a UK citizen who had been granted 400,000 hectares of Liberian forest to harvest carbon credits, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has fired, with immediate effect, Peggy Varflay Meres, Executive Director of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) and two others.

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  • Published: Oct 18th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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More carbon credit projects planned

| Sourced From Bangkokpost |

EDF Trading, one of the world’s top three carbon credit buyers, is considering up to six more projects in Thailand for next year in addition to 10 projects in which it already signed contractual purchasing agreements.

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Event: The Asia-Pacific Carbon Markets Crossroads

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CARBON FORUM ASIA is the leading annual Carbon Market Trade Fair & Conference in the Asia-Pacific, where carbon credits and CDM project financing opportunities are abound. With its finger on the pulse of current global market developments, CARBON FORUM ASIA is the platform of choice for Carbon Market professionals and governments to discuss key industry trends and issues that will shape the future of carbon trading and CDM markets in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Date of Trade Fair: 27

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  • Published: Oct 9th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Sberbank Starts Russia’s Second Tender for UN Carbon Credits

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Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) — OAO Sberbank started Russia’s second carbon-credit tender for projects that plan to cut greenhouse gases under the United Nations’ Joint Implementation program.

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  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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USA – Carbon emmissions just a scam for selling carbon credits

| Sourced From Meattradenewsdaily |

When they begin the fall harvest, wary farmers are watching a federal debate over whether to clamp down on one of rural life’s constant companions the dust clouds that farm machinery kick up in fields and along unpaved roads.

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Nigeria: Minister Makes Case for Carbon Credit Market

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Lagos The Minster of Environment, John Odey said since Nigeria now controls over 40 percent of the certified emission reduction in Africa, it can leverage on it to generate ingestible funds.

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  • Published: Sep 21st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Eskom in carbon credits deal

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Electricity parastatal Eskom signed its first Emission Credits Purchase Agreement (ECPA) with European bank BNP Paribas in Johannesburg on Thursday.

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  • Published: Sep 21st, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Energy group calls for carbon tax hike

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VANCOUVER The Pembina Institute says British Columbia should increase its trendsetting carbon tax to $200 per tonne of CO2 emissions, equivalent to a 48-cent surcharge in the price of gasoline, if its serious about addressing climate change.

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  • Published: Sep 17th, 2010
  • Category: India
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Carbon credit scam slur on Indian firms

| Sourced From Hindustantimes |

Members of a United Nations (UN) panel have asked for a thorough review of several projects that come under a scheme that compensates companies in the developing world for adopting clean technology, following studies that show the scheme might be corrupt. The demand for review comes from several members of the panel, despite protests from the Indian side.

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  • Published: Sep 8th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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UPDATE 1-EU climate chief calls for new carbon mechanisms

* Hedegaard seeks reforms of U.N.’s CDM system

* More money for poorest nations, pilot projects (Updates with Hedegaard quotes in Geneva)

BRUSSELS/GENEVA, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Europe’s climate chief called on Friday for a major reform of the U.N.’s carbon crediting mechanism, including more money for the poorest countries as well as a number of new pilot projects.

Connie Hedegaard said that U.N. talks in Cancun, Mexico, later this year should agree to reassure carbon markets that the current CDM mechanism would continue beyond 2012, when the first period of the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol climate treaty expires.

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  • Published: Aug 17th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Liberia’s inquiry into a carbon offsetting deal is a vital step forward

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You report that “a British company’s proposal to rent out one-fifth of Liberia’s forests for carbon offsetting could have bankrupted the impoverished west African state” (UK firm’s carbon offset deal ‘could have bankrupted Liberia’, 24 July). While this was certainly accurate reporting, it also missed a vital point

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  • Published: Aug 16th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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South Africa: Telecoms Firm is an Unlikely Carbon Trader

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Johannesburg IT MAY sound unusual, but mobile telecommunications company MTN will soon be making money by selling carbon credits following its R22m investment in a tri-generator power plant.

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  • Published: Aug 5th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Once on a roll, carbon credits now languishing

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Two years ago, the price of carbon credits spiked briefly at $7.40 per metric ton on the Chicago Climate Exchange. Nebraska farmers and ranchers were eager to cash in on a program that paid them to lock up carbon dioxide in the soil with rotational grazing and no-till crop production.

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  • Published: Jul 28th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Hackers shut down EU carbon-trading website

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Anti-carbon trading activists shut down the website of the European Climate Exchange (ECX), over the weekend, replacing the site with a spoof page lampooning the industry.

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  • Published: Jul 26th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Masdar to turn carbon-neutral into cash-positive

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Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Governments clean energy company, is set to become the first in the GCC to earn lucrative international credits for efforts to fight global warming.

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Reportlinker Adds Carbon Trading and the Effect of the Copenhagen Agreement: Technical options and economic drivers to a low carbon future

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NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

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Press Release: Deutsche Bank and Government of Ecuador pioneer carbon trading household energy efficiency

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London, Deutsche Bank and the Government of Ecuador have entered into a pioneering transaction to finance household energy efficiency in Ecuador through the carbon market.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Kenya hopes to become Africa`s carbon trade hub

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Kenya has announced plans to establish a regional carbon emissions trading scheme to steer Africa’s carbon market.

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Learn about carbon credits

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Theres a state-wide program to teach primary producers about creating voluntary carbon credits to sell and its not about planting more trees.

In July and August, Adelaide not-for-profit environmental group, Canopy, is presenting one-day courses on the voluntary carbon credit market for primary producers and land managers.

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  • Published: Jun 15th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Carbon credits part of Corus deal

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CORUS bosses have repeated claims that carbon credits will form part of a deal struck on the sale of its Teesside Cast Products plant, as a report says the company had one of the highest surpluses of carbon allowances in Europe.

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Local carbon market active ahead of ETS launch

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More than 200,000 NZUs — domestic units for greenhouse gas emissions — are reported to have traded on the local market this week, as participants gear up for July 1 when utilities, industrials and the transport sector are brought into trading market under the emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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  • Published: Jun 10th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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MU Talks Reveal Uncertainties In Controlling Carbon Emissions By Cap-And-Trade Legislation

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COLUMBIA, Mo.

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