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Future Fund carbon strategy questioned

FREEDOM of information (FoI) documents have suggested that the guardians of the $70 billion Future Fund have not discussed climate change in any meetings since 2007, prompting questions about how Australia’s largest fund is managing carbon risk on investments.

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Push carbon tax to save city: Grierson

NEWCASTLES expansion depends on a price on carbon, Sharon Grierson, member for Newcastle, said yesterday.

She urged the federal government to forge ahead with the tax, and denounced idle threats and inciting fear on the issue.

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Farmer unease unabated on carbon tax

DESPITE the commitment to excluding agricultures direct emissions from its carbon tax, the National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that it continues to be extremely concerned about the Governments emerging carbon policy plans.

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Renewables to outpace oil over next 20 years says BP; Global carbon emissions will be 20% over 2005 levels in 2030

| Sourced From Finfacts |

World energy growth over the next 20 years, is expected to be dominated by emerging economies such as China, India, Russia and Brazil while improvements in energy efficiency measures are set to accelerate, according to oil giant BPs latest projection of energy trends, the BP Energy Outlook 2030 (pdf). Renewable power sources will outpace oil as global energy demand surges nearly 40%. Global carbon emissions are forecast to peak just after 2020, but BP says they will still be 20% above 2005 levels.

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SA to set carbon emissions limit

| Sourced From SMH |

South Australia will set a carbon emissions limit for new electricity production that will prevent the future construction of new coal-fired power plants in the state.

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

| Sourced From Grist |

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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State carbon plan puts heat on Julia Gillard

| Sourced From Theaustralian |

PRESSURE is growing on the Gillard government to come up with a price on carbon.

The extra heat comes with NSW preparing a national launch of its carbon emissions abatement scheme.

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  • Published: Sep 5th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 5

Blue Green Alliance bus tour promotes carbon policy

| Sourced From Pittsburgh.bizjournals |

Did anyone see the Blue Green Alliances

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  • Published: Sep 5th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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The Missionary Position: The export of carbon guilt to the developing world

| Sourced From Biofuelsdigest |

The advocates of renewable energy have long chanted a mantra of

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  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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‘We need a carbon tax’

| Sourced From Montrealgazette |

Canadians should agitate for a progressive carbon policy rather than let Ottawa follow the mindless U.S. path, a world expert on competitiveness said yesterday in Montreal.

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Government prepares 2050 low-carbon master plan

| Sourced From Businessgreen |

The government is putting the finishing touches to a major report detailing a range of proposals for the UK to achieve its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 per cent on 1990 levels by mid-century.

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Press Release: Recently released market study: Global carbon market update

| Sourced From Live-pr |

(live-PR.com) – Following a dismal year for global carbon markets resulting from economic gloom and unsuccessful international climate negotiations at Copenhagen, attention has now turned to promotion of national and regional emissions trading schemes.

Scope

* An overview of carbon policy initiatives in the EU, the US, Australia and other developed and industrialising countries
* A review of international climate change negotiations, and

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  • Published: May 22nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Low-Carbon Transition Doesn’t Rely On Federal Policy – Report

| Sourced From Sustainablebusiness |

What happens if Congress fails to pass a climate or energy bill in 2010? Even without a federal carbon policy, the United States could move from the business-as-usual status quo to a dramatically cleaner and healthier approach to meeting its electrical power needs, according to a new report from the nonprofit Civil Society Institute think tank.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Report: Global Carbon Policy Handbook 2010 – Policies Driving the Growth of Carbon Trading Markets

GlobalData, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research study

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  • Published: Jan 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Alberta’s CO2 targets ‘ambitious,’ research warns

For all the criticism environmentalists have heaped on Alberta’s climate change program, the goals the province has set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be extremely diffi cult and expensive to meet, says a University of Alberta researcher.

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  • Published: Dec 27th, 2009
  • Category: Canada
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Ottawa making carbon policy in the dark

From a distance, it’s frustrating to watch the tense negotiations behind closed doors in Copenhagen, where the nations of the world are grappling with global warming.
But up close here in Canada, it’s even harder to make sense of the climate-change talks that have been taking place between Ottawa and the provinces — also behind closed doors.

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  • Published: Sep 14th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Reuters Summit – Low carbon energy slips in policy vaccuum

* First UK clean coal plant built by 2016, operational later
* First new nuclear plant expected 2020 * Not enough low-carbon support

LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s first clean coal plant will miss a government deadline and its first new nuclear plant will not come on line before 2020, reflecting global climate policy uncertainty, a utility chief said on Thursday.

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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Policy Meets Trade Policy

|Sourced From Trade about Trade & Technology |

Climate change and carbon dioxide control policies have become major public policy issues in the U.S. and many other countries. The trade impacts of carbon policies started to receive attention as the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties Under the Kyoto Protocol two-week negotiating session began on March 29 in Bonn, Germany. The Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Trade of the U.S. House of Representatives also held a hearing on March 24 to begin delving into the impact of carbon policy on trade.

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Whitehall departments could trade carbon, says Ed Miliband

| Sourced From Guardian.co.UK |

Individual government departments may be allowed to trade carbon allowances when new carbon budgets come into force in April, the climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, said today.

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