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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Market Headlines, Sun April 4, 2010

China: Marine pollution rules shouldnt govern ship carbon

China said greenhouse gases from the shipping industry shouldnt be covered by marine pollution rules because carbon dioxide isnt a pollutant.

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MPs urge government to accelerate job-rich low-carbon transition

The UK could create more than 1.2 million green jobs by 2015 and cement the country’s position as a leading developer of clean technologies, but only if the government acts to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Audi’s A3 Convertible now available with low CO2 petrol engine

This May sees the arrival of the low CO2 1.2 TFSI engine in Audi’s A3 Cabriolet.

Available to order now, the 105bhp 1.2-litre TFSI offer significant emissions and fuel economy savings over the current 1.6 MPI engine……….

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Taxing CO2 Emissions at Europes Borders

Is the time approaching when the European Union will impose greenhouse gas controls on products and services imported from parts of the world that lack such regulations?

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UTPB: CO2 extraction tests planned at CEED

University of Texas of the Permian Basin officials on Friday aired plans to build a “Green Freedom” demonstration plant to extract carbon dioxide from the air and supply CO2 to enhance oil recovery and produce high quality fuels for the military.

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France says EU nations would back CO2 border tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday that most other European Union governments would back a border tax that would add charges to imports from countries with lower environmental standards, such as China.

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New Cement Product Lowers CO2 Emissions in Concrete

The cement used in Oslo’s new Bjørvika tunnel kept 8,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the environment — the equivalent of 60 million vehicle trips through the tunnel. The more environment-friendly concrete is the result of intensive research collaboration.

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Fujitsu tool to measure CO2 emission during R&D

Fujitsu has announced that come April 2010, it will start quantifying the potential reduction in CO2 emissions from using products and services that incorporate its advanced technologies. As of now, the ‘advanced technologies’, which are under development in its labs, are ones that contribute positively to the environment. The company used its assessment tool to evaluate the effectiveness of power supplies using a particular technology, for data centers in Japan and came up with data that showed how much energy could be saved.

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Branching out to combat CO2

MORE than 1,500 trees have been planted by the Grampian Fire and Rescue Service to combat CO emissions.

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CO2 Recycling Offers Alternative to Carbon Capture and Sequestration

While the current administration has undoubtedly taken an aggressive stance toward advancing conversation on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, many of options being considered to address this issue are on a slow timeline. This has prompted the private industry to tackle this complex, but potentially lucrative problem to reduce emissions with an industry of new mitigation technologies.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 4

Opinion: Shipping could be key to reducing carbon emissions

The key to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be a modal shift from road to rail or coastal shipping, according Stephen Blank, co-chair at the North American Transportation Competitiveness Research Council in New York.

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  • Published: Mar 5th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 6

Carbon Market Headlines, Fri Mar 5, 2010

Opinion: 3p on Carbon Trading: Will Markets Solve the Climate Crisis?

Carbon offsets, carbon exchange markets, emissions credits, cap and trade, emissions trading. These assorted terms all describe the various forms of carbon trading, from the individual wishing to offset his or her airline flight, to heavy industry compliance with federally mandated emissions reductions schemes, to the speculator simply plying the market for profit. While the mechanics may differ from one program to the next, the fundamental idea is the same

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 7

Carbon Market Headlines, Sat Feb 27, 2010

Opinion: What’s the Future of Climate Change and Carbon Trading?

With the Obama Administration focusing on passing health care legislation as its No. 1 priority and financial services overhaul as its second goal, the future of climate change legislation and carbon trading looks uncertain, at least for 2010.

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RI should vie for UNFCCC top post

Indonesia, the host of the much-hailed Bali climate change conference, should run for the UNs top post on climate change, which will be vacant after its chief, Yvo de Boer, resigns in July, observers said.

Legislator Muhammad Safrudin from the House of Representatives Commission VII overseeing environmental affairs said Indonesia should seek support from other countries to vie for the post.

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Forest Fires Put Carbon Credits At Risk

A forest fire burning near Dunedin is highlighting the risk of natural disasters to carbon which run into millions of dollars, Carbon News reports this morning.

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Opinion: Any excessive dependence on the sale of forest carbon credits could turn out to be problematic

Some interesting questions are raised as one looks at the news reports surrounding the new 300 page report Climate Cure released by Norway on February 17. Its targeting emission cuts of 30% by 2020 from 1990 levels. The current emission levels are around 54 million tons v about 50 million tons in 1990, and the report is looking at ways to reduce emissions by 15-17 million tons/ year by 2020.

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Yes, nuclear plants have carbon footprint

Misinformation, if repeated often enough, has the effect of lulling the public into acceptance. One particularly disturbing bit of misinformation repeated in the Feb. 4 essay is that nuclear power is environmentally friendly because nuclear power plants don’t emit greenhouse gases.

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Press Release: ERA Carbon Offsets raises $5.34 million through private placement

ERA Carbon Offsets, Ltd., a Canada-based provider of forest-based carbon offset programs, has completed a private placement of 7,360,000 common shares at a price of CAD$0.75 ($0.73) per share for total gross proceeds of CAD$5.52 million ($5.34 million).

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Opinion: Winter Olympics 2010: Big carbon footprints in the snow

When Vancouver set out in 2003 to achieve the “greenest ever” Winter Olympics, it never expected to be so successful. The city that gave birth to Greenpeace put up energy-efficient buildings, encouraged spectators to travel by bus, used rainwater to flush the loos, and even heated the Olympic villages with energy recovered from sewage. But all its earnest efforts were trumped by something it did not foresee

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

Carbon Market Headlines, Fri Feb 26, 2010

Ruling kills Romanian OTC carbon permit trading

* Romanian regulators class EUAs as financial instruments

* Foreign traders must join exchanges, OTC to suffer

* Ruling, exchange trade to prevent EUA tax fraud -SIBEX

* Traders say move possibly illegal as EU Commission weighs

BUCHREST/LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Romania’s securities regulator have defined European Union carbon permits as financial instruments, a move which will force all its emissions trading onto one of the country’s exchanges.

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Opinion: Loneliness of the carbon warrior crossing the line

There is always something poignant about a lone backbencher taking a public stand against their political party, but it assumes an agonising edge when that backbencher is a freshly dumped leader.

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Province puts $300M into one last CO2 project Coal-to-gas plan to fuel power plant by 2015

Alberta will hand out about $300 million over 15 years in assistance today to a fourth firm under its carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiative.
SwanHills Synfuels received $8.8 million in provincial aid in March for its $30-million demonstration project to turn deep coal deposits into synthetic natural gas and it was accepted for consideration under Alberta’s $2 billion CCS plan.

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  • Published: Nov 16th, 2009
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 2

Businesses Tap into Social Networking Site to Strategize Away Carbon Emissions

| Sourced From Solveclimate.com |

Executives at a big electronics firm were in a quandary. With the sluggish economy, they were shipping fewer items, but they still had the same delivery contracts, meaning they were sending out trucks half-empty and needlessly burning fuel.

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  • Published: Nov 3rd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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CO2 emissions

| Sourced From Koreaherald.co.kr |

The administration is reportedly planning to commit itself to a drastic cut in greenhouse gas emissions when it makes a final decision on the issue on Nov. 17. Worried about its impact on their business, corporations are calling on the administration to be realistic about its target for 2020.

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  • Published: Sep 12th, 2009
  • Category: India
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Orissa launches CDM project to reduce pollution

| Sourced From Merinews.com |

REITERATING ITS commitment for a cleaner and environment friendly industrialisation, the Orissa government has launched a unique CDM project for Sponge Iron Industries in the state which are being blamed for massive pollution. The state has also claimed to be the first in the country to use the project in this sector.

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  • Published: Sep 7th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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The Key to Carbon Emission Reduction is Not Cap & Trade!

| Sourced From GLGroup.com |

Summary
In the long run Cap & Trade will create more problems and risks for investors than a policy of carbon reduction. As the mandated reduction percentage increase the opportunity for individuals to originate strategic maneuvers to take advantage of the regulations rises tenfold. And, without complete transparency in the market along with the cost associated with continuous measurement of carbon emissions, there will be plenty of opportunity for creativity in cap & trade transgressions.

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  • Published: Aug 31st, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Rich could add CO2 cuts to bolster climate pact

| Sourced From Stabroeknews.com |

LONDON/OSLO (Reuters)

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Firms urged to double pace of carbon reduction

| Sourced From Business24-7.ae |

Based on current reduction targets, the world’s largest companies are on track to reach the scientifically-recommended level of greenhouse gas cuts by 2089

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Aurora Biofuels Breakthrough Doubles CO2 Uptake and Fuel Production

| Sourced From News.prnewswire.com |

New Molecular Toolkit Optimizes Algae Performance and Productivity

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Aurora Biofuels announces a technological milestone in the company’s path to becoming the premier producer of low-cost advanced biofuels. Through a series of biotechnology achievements, Aurora has succeeded in optimizing its base algae strains to more than double CO2 consumption and fuel production, and has proven these results in an outdoor open system over the last several months.

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Sharing global CO2 emission reductions among one billion high emitters

| Sourced From Docuticker.com |

We present a framework for allocating a global carbon reduction target among nations, in which the concept of

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Turnbull’s nine-point carbon blueprint rejected

| Sourced From SMH.com.au |

THE Federal Government rejected Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull’s nine-point amendment plan for its carbon pollution reduction scheme yesterday.

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Turnbull carbon blueprint rejected

| Sourced From Smh.com.au |

THE Federal Government rejected Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull’s nine-point amendment plan for its carbon pollution reduction scheme yesterday.

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Carbon footprint ‘can be reduced by efficient water use’

| Sourced From Energysavingtrust.org.uk |

A household can reduce its carbon footprint by becoming more efficient in its use of water, the Environment Agency has advised.

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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INTERVIEW-UK ‘carbon budgets’ seen as model for others

* Other nations could imitate British carbon cuts-Porritt

* But British government promises more than it delivers

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) – The world can learn from a British plan for “carbon budgets” to fight climate change even though London often promises more than it delivers, a senior government adviser said.

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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To reach a low carbon future, we need to take a great leap

| Sourced From Nce.co.uk |

When President Kennedy declared in 1961 that the United States would put a man on the moon within the decade, he also described it as

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IT focuses on CO2 reduction

| Sourced From ITWeb.co.za |

[ Johannesburg, 21 July 2009 ] – Today more than 80% of all large IT organisations have goals to reduce carbon emissions and save power. Such plans are now an accepted practice in IT, according to Andrew Harrison, senior manager of systems engineering at Symantec UK.

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  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Nautilus slams UK low carbon plan

| Sourced From Lloydslist.com |

NAUTILUS International has criticised the UK governments low carbon transport strategy, published last week, for an alleged

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  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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CHP helps reduce carbon footprint

| Sourced From Approvedbusiness.co.uk |

A DACHS CHP unit is helping a sheltered housing complex near Newcastle cut its annual fuel bill by a staggering 30 per cent.
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  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Worldwide attention as Scotlands green isle slashes carbon footprint

| Sourced From Pressandjournal.co.uk |

visitors flock to Eigg

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Weekly CDM and VER market summary – 13-19 July 2009

| Sourced From Businessgreen.com |

VER trading remains consistent with demand continuing to centre on recent vintage, issued RE VCUs.

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