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What are carbon credits?

In the voluntary carbon offset market, individuals and businesses purchase carbon credits on a voluntary basis in order to lower their carbon footprint, or the total amount of carbon emissions that result from their activities. Carbon offsets can 

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Estonia Sold 75% of Spare UN Carbon, Prime Minister Says

Estonia has disposed of about 75 percent of its 85 million metric tons of spare carbon permits awarded under a United Nations program in sales totaling 360 million euros ($534 million), Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said.

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Duncan, Hastman debate NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy

EDMONTON – The NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy would reinvest any money collected from Alberta back into the province, Edmonton-Strathcona candidate Linda Duncan said Friday.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Northwest Carbon Pricing Conference

The speakers are a genuinely heterodox group of Northwest leaders who are taking seriously the challenge of addressing carbon in a systematic and economically rational way. Among others, you’ll hear from:

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Investors twig on to carbon

RETAIL FOREST investors are on the cusp of claiming early windfalls from carbon credits.

Although private forest owners have been selling carbon credits already

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Carbon Trade Exchange Moving to Sydney From London Gain From Climate Plans

Carbon Trade Exchange, an online platform for businesses to trade emission-reduction credits, is moving its headquarters from London to Sydney as the Australian government seeks to introduce a price on carbon.

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Swiss water firm taps Kenyas carbon market

A Swiss water treatment firm is seeking a piece of Kenyas carbon market through distribution of water purifiers to reduce the use of firewood and kerosene for water treatment in western Kenya.

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Experts meet in Nairobi over carbon trade opportunities

Carbon trading experts, financial institutions and companies eyeing new revenues from environmental conservation will meet in Nairobi later this month at a conference expected to develop structures for the multi-billion shilling market.

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Expert joins calls for carbon price detail

The federal government should outline emissions reduction targets soon to give the business community certainty, a legal expert says.

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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2011
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Koch Bros. Influence Felt in New Jersey as Governor Weighs Carbon Market Exit

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is re-evaluating the state’s participation in a regional carbon trading program and could opt to withdraw within a few weeks.

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MP attacks carbon tax consultation

The Nationals’ Member for Morwell, Russell Northe, has criticised the Federal Government for failing to consult with the region over its carbon tax policy.

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Australia at risk of being left behind, warns Deutsche Bank’s carbon specialist

Australia is at risk of being left out of the global carbon market and clean technology investment sector if further procrastination on legislating a local carbon market continues, warns Deutsche Bank’s Head of Carbon Emissions Research, Mark Lewis.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China trialling carbon trading

CLIMATE change adviser Ross Garnaut says China is experimenting with carbon trading in a number of large cities because it knows that’s the cheapest way to reduce emissions.

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Nairobi opens exchange for carbon credits

It is now easier to trade carbon credits resulting from green energy projects and afforestation following the launch a carbon trading facility in Nairobi, the Africa Carbon Exchange.

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Swan, Hockey differ on carbon economics

The Gillard government and the opposition are at odds over the economic implications of a price on carbon.

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As global carbon-trading market stumbles, investors think locally

Vibhav Nuwal was once an enthusiastic supporter of the global carbon market. The Indian-born banker started in September 2009 to develop carbon credits, targeted at investors in Europe and Japan, for Mumbai-based private-equity fund Managing Emissions. Less than a year later, he quit his job, convinced that the United Nations failure to broker a global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions meant that the carbon credit market was effectively dead.

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Farming’s carbon fears

FEARS are mounting agriculture will eventually be included in Labor’s proposed carbon trading scheme, after the government’s chief climate change advisor, Ross Garnaut, flagged its inclusion when releasing his sixth and final report on the tax system last week.

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High-energy industries hit by carbon price floor

ENERGY policy changes introduced in the Budget will heap costs on energy-intensive industries, pressure groups warned yesterday.

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  • Published: Mar 26th, 2011
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British official shares experience of low-carbon economy

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Visiting Lord Mayor of the City of London Michael Bear said Friday that he hopes to help Taiwan promote low-carbon economy through the sharing

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Low-carbon economy an opportunity: Londons Bear

Lord Mayor of London Michael Bear, the ambassador for UK-based financial and professional services, said he expected further partnership between the UK and Taiwan this year, with the highest potential for green infrastructure and carbon trading.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011
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Singapore: Carbon Market in Singapore

In conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week (21 October

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Xiamen to speed up construction of low-carbon city

Xiamen has recently received approval as a national pilot city for low-carbon living, and it plans to put the low-carbon conception into practice from 6 aspects including trial operation of its diesel-electric hybrid city buses, reports Xiamen Daily.

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N Korea wants to sell carbon credits for cash

North Korea is planning to sell United Nations-backed carbon credits in an effort to secure hard currency.

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Carbon trading disruptions continue as spot markets close

Bulgaria, Ireland and Norway will reopen their national emissions registries today but security doubts have led two carbon spot markets

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EU To Act On Carbon Credit Fraud And Theft

The Climate Change Committee will block the holes that let thieves take

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