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Europe Ends Three-Month Curbs on Carbon Registries After Hacking Thefts

The European Union allowed the Lithuanian carbon registry to reopen tomorrow, bringing back to normal all emission registries in its cap-and-trade system after a string of thefts triggered three months of restrictions.

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Czech carbon exchange eyes reopening next week

PRAGUE, March 4 (Reuters) – Officials hope to reopen the Czech carbon registry by late next week following the January theft of around 7 million euros ($9.8 million) worth of carbon permits from several accounts, the registry’s chief said on Friday.

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Carbon Crooks Swapped Stolen Credits for $38 Million in Cash

| Sourced From EcosystemMarketPlace |

Hackers Hit Registry Days Before New Security System was to be Installed; Victims Brace for Liability Scrum

Author: Steve Zwick

Cyberthieves who hacked the Czech carbon registry on Tuesday had intimate knowledge of different registries.

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NZX signals $20m writedown from carbon trading venture

Sharemarket operator NZX is signalling a $19.9 million hit to its balance sheet from a carbon trading business it has sold, blaming a lower priority given to carbon trading and “lack of a global political agenda around carbon.”

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2009
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American Carbon Registry(TM) and TZ1 Environmental Registry Announce Strategic Partnership to Boost Financial-Market-Based Registry Solutions

| Sourced From Chloregy.org |

American Carbon Registry, an enterprise of Winrock International and the longest serving U.S. carbon registry, and TZ1 Environmental Registry (TZ1), a financial-market-based platform for carbon and other environmental assets, announced a strategic partnership to stimulate the market for trading U.S. pre-compliance and global voluntary market carbon offsets. The alliance is based on the synergy of the organizations’ core strengths and the common goal of growing the U.S. market for transparent transactions of credible environmental commodities.

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EPA declares CO2 harmful

| Sourced From Consumer Reports |

In a letter to the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency has declared CO2 a danger to public welfare. This represents the next step in the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions that come from motor vehicles, power plants, factories, as well as certain appliances. The so-called

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Sale of carbon business exposes NZX to currency risk

| Sourced From The National Business Review|

Analysts have upped their valuations for stock exchange operator NZX as it finalises a lucrative sale of its TZ1 carbon credit registry but warn that the deal will expose NZXs balance sheet to a higher risk of currency fluctuation.

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